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Hawaiian & Contemporary Music That Touches The Soul

About Ke'Ahi

Ke’Ahi was born and raised on Oahu, Hawaii. Inspired by his dearest grandmother, he has been playing music and singing since the young age of 10yrs. As a Hawaiian & Contemporary music entertainer living in San Diego, Ke’Ahi has been blessed with the many opportunities to share his love and passion for Hawaiian music.  Besides Hawaiian music, Ke’Ahi also plays Pop, Island, Reggae, Country, Oldies, Latin, Classic Rock and easy listening music.  Ke’Ahi also holds an Associates of Arts in Graphic Design and Advertising, and a Bachelor of Arts in Web Development.

“Ke’Ahi played at Ohana Cafe for our big “end of summer” event, and he was absolutely AWESOME!  Not only is he a great entertainer, he is the nicest person ever and we are so happy to have him be a part of our Ohana!  We will definitely be bringing him back to play for us real soon!  Love him!”

- B. Leong Kuba, Owner of Ohana Cafe, La Jolla, CA.

Ke'Ahi Upcoming Events Open to the Public

Oct 7, 2016 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dukes La Jolla

Oct 9, 2016 8am-10:30am
Aloha Run – Tecolote Shores Park
1740 E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego

Oct 23, 2016 10am-1pm
Hillcrest Farmers Market

Nov 3, 2016 3pm-7:30pm
North Park Farmers Market

Nov 6, 2016 10am-1pm
Hillcrest Farmers Market

Nov 8, 2016 2pm-7pm
Pacefic Beach Farmers Market

Nov 17, 2016 3pm-7:30pm
North Park Farmers Market

Nov 26, 2016 9:30am-2pm
Little Italy Farmers Market

Ke'Ahi Videos

Watch Ke’Ahi sing the chorus of his new song “Anthem to Musubi” on the Cooking Channel’s Junk Food Flip!

Ke'Ahi's original "Anthem to Musubi"

Sunday Morning - Maroon 5

Island Style

Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Hillcrest Farmers Market

Ka Ulu Wehi O Ke Kai with Hula dancers

Stir It Up - Clip

Lei Ho'oheno

“It has been such a blessing for Te Mana Cafe to have met Ke’Ahi and to have him play music in our garden. He brings such Aloha to our island getaway and our guests really experience the sounds and sights of paradise.  We wish much Aloha to Ke’Ahi!!  Mahalo Nui Loa!”

- M. Cruz, Owner of Te Mana Cafe, Ocean Beach, CA.

Ke'Ahi Photo Gallery

“Well I must say you sure as hell aren’t your average one man band bullshit performer you are good! Keep up the good work bro because there are so many one or two person duos out there with programmed beats and bass that just stink.  Its performers like you who have the talent to pull it off alone or with a cajon player and are actually worth the money people pay.”

- Jose (Random website visitor)

Ke'Ahi Blog

San Luis Obispo Wedding

Set in the mountain sides of San Luis Obispo and tucked away in this breath taking apple vineyard, Chris & Nicole chose the perfect setting for their wedding. Majestic trees and hillside while walking on plush green carpet like grass, it was a scene out of a fairy...

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Surprise Wedding Proposal at Serra Museum

When John asked his beautiful bride for her hand in marriage, she never knew it was coming!  She thought they were their for a photo shoot.  And when John asked his unsuspecting bride to ask me to play a song for them, he knew she would ask for Keali'i Reichel.  And...

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Happy Birthday Greg – Hawaiian/Reggae Luau!

Makalani and Tianna are amazing hula dancers and I was fortunate enough to have them joined me at Newport Beach to help celebrate Greg's 40th Birthday!  Veronica setup this amazing surprise birthday celebration for her husband in nice little clubhouse by the...

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Autism Awareness Day Celebration!

April 2, 2016 marked the day for Autism Awareness Day and we had the pleasure of playing and dancing for Grow My Way Learning Center out in Poway.  Braddah Del Tulao played keys while the Women of Kaiaulu performed for all those who attended.  Mahalo for having us and...

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I Lava You – Marriage proposal!

Most of you have already seen this pic when I first posted it on March 28, 2016 and let me tell you, it was as special and more than what you see.  I probably almost cried twice! Actually I did..Lol.  But here's the story:  The setup: They're sitting in the back of...

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Marriage Proposal Beachside

On March 26, 2016, when Able asked Jannet to be his bride after 6yrs of being together, of course she said yes!  After the surprise beach proposal, we headed over to their home in L.A. and celebrated with a small group of family members, ate some BBQ while I played...

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SDG&E Retirement Party!

This was my very first 7:30am Luau! Well not exactly a traditional Luau but a sendoff to an employee who contributed over 30 years to the success of SDG&E.  To see over 100 people show up that early speaks a lot about Ronald.  Thank you Carmen for inviting me to...

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Laguna Beach Party!

Cruised on down to Laguna beach to do this very intimate gathering of family and friends.  Brought a little Aloha and Hawaiian style music to set the mood.  Mahalo so much Jason for having me and this wonderful setting on the beach.  Aloha and till the next time my...

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Bridal Expo at Crowne Plaza

Broke it down at the Bridal Expo at Mission Valleys Crowne Plaza in San Diego!  Haha!  Had Del Tulao, Natalie Shields and Maile Macon join me on this event for future brides.  A BIG MAHALO goes out to Melanie Esperon from the Catering department for hooking me up....

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The Gillispie School in La Jolla

This was per haps one of the most fun and amazing gigs I've ever done! I sang with braddah Del Tulao, on keys, while Becky Kuba beautifully danced a few hula numbers. But what made it so awesome was that after a few songs, the kids could no longer hold their...

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Palm Desert Hula Birthday Party

Did a sweet birthday Luau in Palm Desert for Jean.  Got to play for two Halau's and met some amazing people!  Now I got some friends down in the desert and looking forward to returning again soon.  Aloha you guys and thank you for the beautiful night! Ke'ahi

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What People Are Saying

Ke’ahi was totally accommodating to our every need. Our Kumu and all of the dancers thoroughly enjoyed working with him. We felt he was an exceptional talent and such a nice person as well, and we unquestionably recommend him to all.

J. Jacques

We had Ke’Ahi perform for our 9th Anniversary. We cannot give him enough props. He was punctual, and he is an excellent musician. We found him to be friendly and just a delight! We totally recommend him!!!

D. Kraft

Ke’ahi is an AMAZING entertainer! Not only does he have honey in his voice, but his instrument playing ability is off the charts.  He also injects clean comedy into his musical sets making his show multifaceted and appropriate for all ages and backgrounds. He always puts a unique spin when he decides to cover the classic songs, making them unique in their own right… but I always get a kick from his original tunes.  Not to mention, he owns all of his own top-of-the-line equipment,  which enables him to put on shows for 50 people or 500 (5000?).  He’s the nicest guy on earth. A true Hawaiian with the aloha spirit!

I. Patria

Booked him for our christmas holiday party. Ke’Ahi is awesome!!!!


Ke’Ahi is a very talented and caring professional. He worked with me with the music selections and was able to perform a couple of songs he previously did not know but put it altogether in a two week time frame. Ke’ahi was early to set up at venue and was so gracious to accommodate a day and location change because of a flight change into San Diego the day before. Ke’ahi can essentially play just about all genres of music but because of our Hawai’i connections most enjoyed his Hawaiian and Country repertoire. Definitely recommend for all kinds of events big or small!

John A.

Ke’Ahi performed for my daughter’s very first birthday so it was an important event for us. Not only is he a great performer, more importantly he is such a professional business wise as well. Ke’Ahi is responsive, organized, kind and has his stuff together! Our community center had many detailed requirements for vendors and Ke’Ahi took care of it quickly. We would definitely hire him again!

T. Hernandez

Ke’ahi is amazingly talented and such a nice person!  He performed at a TV show taping for my restaurant and was a hit! I was hearing great feedback from the production crew as we jammed to his island jams. If you are hosting an island-themed party Ke’ahi will complete it…besides the food, great music is what makes a party a hit! I can’t say enough great things about him!  He literally found out the week of our taping and was still able to write a completely personalized jingle for one of our signature dishes!!!  So talented!  Thank you so much Ke’ahi!  I will most definitely and be so happy to recommended his service to all my future clients!

Aimee T.

I have had the pleasure on multiple occasions to hear Ke’ahi perform.  Ke’ahi has a rich, full vocal sound that compliments his guitar and ukulele playing beautifully.  With such a warm and friendly aloha stage presence you will wish he could keeping playing all night!

Karen J.

I hired Ke’Ahi to play at my 60th Birthday party. It was a patio party and I just wanted quality background music so people could talk and visit. Ke’Ahi was perfect. His selection of songs was warm and mellow, and he is an excellent musician. Many of my guests are professional musicians, and they all thought he was great. Plus he is personable and easy to work with. I will definitely hire him again.

Robin C.

I was so fortunate to have come across Ke’Ahi on Gigsalad. He performed beyond our expectations. He arrived early to our wedding ceremony and set up so he was ready to go by show time. He was very accommodating and easy to work with, which took the stress out of this part of the wedding planning. Plus, his rates were very reasonable! Ke’Ahi is an extremely talented performer and he made our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour very special! He performed every song we requested and nailed them all perfectly! We veered away from the traditional wedding tunes and asked him to play Fireworks by Katy Perry, Marry You by Bruno Mars, Grow Old With You by Adam Sandler and Times Like These by Foo Fighters, all phenomenally performed! Thank you so much Ke’Ahi for being a part of our wedding celebration. Your performance added to our special day! I would recommend you to any bride and will definitely look to you in the future for entertainment at other events. If I could give you more than 5 stars, I would!

D. Gappy

Ke’ahi rocks! We recently heard him at the @spacebar and he was the hands down best performer their. He plays an awesome mix of classic Hawaiian tunes and some great covers of the favorites. This guy is talented and diverse and I’d recommend him for house parties, wedding receptions, and for easy listening at your local pub. Definitely looking forward to hearing this guy again!

Jeremy S.

Ke’Ahi is an incredible musician. I had the pleasure to collaborate with him at Te Mana Café in OB. He is an excellent singer and songwriter. And just an all-around great musician. if you’re looking to hire a professional  Hawaiian/island style musician, Ke’Ahi is the one for you. You won’t regret it.

Brandon C.

I booked him for a party for my wife and he was fantastic. He was on time professional and was really enjoyable to listen too. I had many comments from my guests about how good he was. I would recommend him for any type of gathering . I great value and worth every penny. He really sets the mood for a fun time. Just fantastic!

Rick H.

Ke'Ahi' Clientel

Broodmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Co.

Paradise Point Resort & Spa, San Diego, Ca.

Kona Kai Resort, San Diego Ca.

Insignia City Ventures, Carlsbad, Ca.

Hillcrest Farmers Market, San Diego, Ca.

The Art Institute of California - San Diego

Talley Vineyards, Arroyo Grande, Co.

Coldwell Banker West, Southern Ca.

Little Italy Farmers Market, San Diego Ca.

Bali Hai Restaurant, San Diego, Ca.

Condor Express Boat Cruise, Santa Barbara, Ca.

Northrop Grumman, San Diego, Ca.

Cabo Grill, Ocean Side, Ca.

Tommy Bahama, San YSidro, Ca.

Loews Coronado Bay Hotel, Coronado Ca.

@Spacebar Cafe, La Mesa, Ca.

ERA Real Estate, Colorado Springs, Co.

Cardiff by the Sea Lodge, Cardiff Ca.

LegoLand, San Diego, Ca.

Hyatt Regency, Huntington Beach, Ca.

Ohana Cafe, La Jolla, Ca.

Crowne Plaza Hotel, San Diego, Ca.

Teri Cafe, Oceanside, Ca.

The Comedy Store, La Jolla, Ca.

McCormick & Schmidts Grille, Anaheim, Ca.

Banning Lewis Ranch, Colorado Springs, Co.

Four Seasons, Pine Desert, Ca.

Croce's Park West, San Diego, Ca.

Crab Catcher, La Jolla Ca.

Te Mana Cafe, Ocean Beach, Ca.

Zoe's Hawaiian BBQ, Santa Maria, Ca.

U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Co.

First National Bank, Colorado Springs, Co.

ReMax Real Estate Group, Colorado Springs, Co.

Blacklake Golf Resort, Nippomo, Ca.

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