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.
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.
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:
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Courtney Davidson · Married on 09/22/2018
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 11/06/2018
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Elle Conwell · Married on 10/06/2018
We first saw Desi perform while enjoying cocktail hour at Bali Hai restaurant. We decided we couldn’t celebrate our big day without having him preform. It was a great decision and We cannot speak highly enough of Desi! He was quick to answer or questions and learned several songs for our wedding, even putting his twist on Tom Perry’s “Here Comes My Girl” for me to walk down the aisle. Our guests loved him and he created the perfect atmosphere for our cocktail hour. If we didn’t live far away we would be visiting him weekly at Bali Hai!Sent on 01/21/2019
Jason Yee · Married on 09/09/2018
Great Hawaiian Singer / Vocal Artist
DESI was truly the hit of our event. Great music, soothing voice, fun, authentic Kamainana who knows island music and Hawaiian sound and traditions. Broad selection of island music, pop favorites and took songs by requests. DESI is the Real Deal ! Mahalo !!Sent on 12/21/2018
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