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. Desi is bound to captivate your wedding party with his melodic, island-style music

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. Desi offers couples a number of additional services including:

  • Ceremony music
  • Reception music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Rehearsal dinner music
  • Music during breaks
  • Liability insurance
  • Sample music
  • Sound/PA system
  • Willingness to learn new songs
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38 Reviews for Music by Desi

Recommended by 99% of couples


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

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    Holly Wallace · Getting married on 11/12/2021

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    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.

    On top of it all he is affordable!

    Sent on 12/20/2019

    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!
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    Cathy Brazee · Married on 10/04/2020

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    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!

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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?
    $ 650.00
  • 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
  • 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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