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. Desi is bound to captivate your wedding party with his melodic, island-style music
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. Desi offers couples a number of additional services including:
38 Reviews for Music by Desi
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Tony Rodríguez · Married on 03/09/1988
Tracey & Tony’s 34th Wedding Anniversary
We have enjoyed Desi’s performances at Bali Hai happy hour which he transported to our home to give us Hawaii in Port Loma with our favorite tunes. One of the best parties we ever had with friendly and talented entertainment that thrilled our friends and family. Thank you and can’t wait to enjoy this again.Sent on 10/01/2020
Music by Desi's reply:Thank you so much Tony & Tracy for this awesome review! I enjoyed being a part of your anniversary celebration- what a great party! I truly appreciate the business and your kind words!
Holly Wallace · Getting married on 11/12/2021
Desi is the best!
Desi is professional, entertaining, and on-time. I have worked with him for the last 2 years for my corporate events. He also plays weekly at my favorite bar/restaurant Bali Hai.Sent on 12/20/2019
On top of it all he is affordable!
Music by Desi's reply:Thanks so much Holly! It's always a pleasure working with you. I really appreciate your business and this great review!
Cathy Brazee · Married on 10/04/2020
Desi was Perfect!
We saw Desi perform at the Bali Hai during happy hour and knew immediately that we wanted to hire him for our ceremony and reception. Our wedding was only 3 months away but we contacted him and we was available for our date! Our wedding was a lunch reception at the Bali Hai and Desi was wonderful! His music and ambiance was exactly what we were looking for. He was very professional, early and on time to set up, and provided a mic stand for our officiant as well. He contacted us after we hired him and went over details of the day and any particular songs we wanted played; he will sing and DJ :) He sang somewhere over the rainbow for when I walked down the isle and he nailed it! Everyone at the wedding kept saying how amazing he was! His energy and experience with performing at weddings is what will set him apart from anyone else. Do yourself a favor and Hire Desi for your wedding or any event for that matter!Sent on 10/21/2020
Music by Desi's reply:Thank you so much for taking the time to review my music and services! I really appreciate all of your kind words and specific highlights of your experience. It was a pleasure playing for your wedding! Mahalo nui loa for the love! And Mahalo nui for your generous gratuity!