Music by Desi

2772 Roosevelt Street, P.O. Box 595, Carlsbad, CA 92008 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Music by Desi

Music by Desi, based in Carlsbad, California, provides island-influenced musical entertainment in an authentic Hawaiian style. Originally from Oahu, Hawaii, Desi Relator is one of the top island-style musicians on the West Coast, providing music that is both fresh and reminiscent of old Hawaii in a fun and professional manner. As a musician of over 20 years, Desi is an experienced and well-organized performer whose laid-back personality allows him to blend into any event space.

Experience

Desi Relator entered the world of music at a young age, with his mother teaching him to play guitar and ukulele as a young child. Soon after, he became the protégé of renowned ukulele teacher, Roy Sakuma. As he grew older, his performance skills improved, and eventually he brought his talents to Hawaiian bands throughout the Los Angeles area. Since 2013, when he produced his first CD, he has been working full-time in the music industry, bringing his rich voice and melodic guitar stylings to a wide variety of events.

Services Offered

Music by Desi offers fun, high-quality performances in a variety of genres, with Desi being skilled not only in island music, but also in Latin, Motown, country, surfer, rock, and pop music. Additionally, Desi offers services including:

  • Ceremony music
  • Reception music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Rehearsal dinner music
  • Music during breaks
  • Liability insurance
  • Sample music
  • Sound/PA aystem
  • Learning new songs
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Newlyweds with the musician
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22 Reviews for Music by Desi

Recommended by 99% of couples


4.9 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Courtney Davidson · Married on 09/22/2018

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    AMAZING, Talented, and Unbelievably Nice Musician

    We feel so lucky to have found Desi to play for cocktail hour of our wedding. Having Desi play at our wedding was one of the best decisions we made. Everything about the experience was wonderful from his incredible musical talent, to his awesome, laid back, happy vibe. Desi plays a wide range of songs and covers them very, very well. I love that he plays such a variety of styles from Jack Johnson to traditional Hawaiian music and lots in between. Desi played All You Need Is Love by the Beatles while my dad and I walked down the aisle...I definitely saw a few tears. We had so many compliments from our guests who loved Desi's music as much as we do. Cannot say how special he made our big day and we are truly thankful.

    Sent on 11/16/2018

    Music by Desi's reply:

    Aloha Courtney & Mike, Thank you for the great review! I really appreciate your kind words. So happy to be part of your incredible wedding day. Mahalo nui loa!
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    Madison · Married on 05/26/2018

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    My fiancé and I heard Desi playing live Hawaiian music at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego.
    We enjoyed his laid-back manner and his fantastic voice. Right then and there we decided to
    hire him for our wedding and thankfully he was available (our date was 8 months out). He
    played for our ceremony, cocktail hour and then DJ’d the dance music for the reception. We
    would highly recommend Desi as a reliable, knowledgeable and extremely professional
    musician and DJ. He’s easy to work with and worth every dollar.

    Sent on 08/17/2018

    Music by Desi's reply:

    Mahalo Madison for the great review! I appreciate you taking the time to write and post such positive feedback. Your entire wedding, start to finish was beautiful and a lot of fun. Thanks for making me part of your big day.

Award

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Music by Desi FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 650.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 1,850.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Sample Music, Sound/PA System, Travel Expenses
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, Soloist / Vocalist
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3, 4 - 6
  • What instruments does your group play? Guitar
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Liability Insurance, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals

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  • 2772 Roosevelt Street, P.O. Box 595 Carlsbad, California, CA 92008 See on map
    760-547-7069 (Phone number)

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