Check out Keahi's New Single "It's Ok"!
8 Days - Watch Video Below (Official Release November 3, 2017)
About Keahi (pronounced "kay-ah-hee")
Singer-Songwriter Keahi was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Inspired by his dearest grandmother, he begun to find success at an early age by writing songs that won many local contests and for his high school graduating class. He later wrote a song that was featured on the Cooking Channels hit T.V. show Junk Food Flip. His soon to be released first album has already caught the attention of some of the country’s top record labels and radio stations!
James East bass guitarist was first captivated with the instrument after hearing his older brother world renowned bassist Nathan East. In 1991 James left his Aerospace ambitions and began touring and recording nationally and internationally with Lionel Richie, Laura Pausini, Toni Braxton, Patti LaBelle, James Ingram, Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind & Fire and Sergio Mendes. Other credits include Eric Clapton, Tommy Simms, Patti Austin, David Foster, Clint Black, Celine Dion and Elton John. James has also performed for King Bhumibol Adulya of Thailand and Christmas at the Vatican for Pope John Paul II.
Roger Friend’s musical career spans over 4 decades of diverse experience. Touring in more than 100 countries, with elements of all origins has given him vast international musical experience. He is a high level, multi-faceted drummer and percussionist. Roger is a two-time Grammy and Emmy Award winner! He has performed and worked with such high profile entertainers as Quincy Jones, Rod Steward, Abba, Steve Oliver, voted number one Smooth Jazz Artist of the Year 2010 & 2011; Signed with Universal Records Worldwide Distribution; Extensive touring throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Keahi's Upcoming Events
October 7, 2017
October 9, 2017
October 14, 2017
October 20, 2017
Dukes, La Jolla
October 21, 2017
October 29, 2017
Dat Phan and Friends
The Comedy Store, La Jolla
What People Are Saying
- M. Cruz, Owner of Te Mana Cafe, Ocean Beach, CA.
“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!”
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
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.
- Jose (Random website visitor)
“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.”
- B. Leong Kuba, Owner of Ohana Cafe, La Jolla, CA.
“Keahi 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!”
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.