We'd be honored to be a part
of your Hawaii wedding or special event!
Planning a private event can be challenging, and we strive to be the easiest part of your planning! We're available to chat on the phone, trade emails, and even set up a Skype session to make sure we're all on the same page for your special event. We promise to return your calls and emails within a day.
Rates are for playing time only. We do not charge for set-up and break-down time. For events longer than 2 hours, we ask for a 10 minute break for each hour we play, though we play this by ear based on the flow of the event. Rates include sound system, song requests, and MC services, discussed in detail below.
Rates for the duo:
- $600 / 1st hour
- $400 / additional hours
We often play private events with a talented hand drummer. We feel that his percussive stylings enhance our music, creating a full and lively sound. If you are interested in adding our drummer, rates for the trio are:
- $800 / 1st hour
- $400 / additional hours
$50/flat rate - Destination fee to Oahu's North Shore and West Side
For outer-island travel, please contact us to discuss pricing.
Deposit & Cancellation
A 20% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your date. Cancellations must be no less than two weeks prior to the event date, otherwise the client will be responsible for the balance due.
Our standard rates include a high-quality sound system care of our friends at Hawaii Sound Rental. The standard sound system includes up to two QSC K8 speakers on stands which can each be placed up to 25 feet from where we perform. This sound system can be used throughout the event for speeches and recorded music.
Every venue is different, and we'll work with you to come up with a layout that works for the event. Here's what we need:
- A minimum of 10’ by 10’ area for performance
- A grounded power source within 50ft of the location where we perform
- A dry place to play, preferably raised off the ground
- Adequate lighting
If your event is large and requires a more extensive sound system, our friends at Hawaii Sound Rental can accommodate this for an extra fee. For example, you may want a powered subwoofer to get your guests on the dance floor at the end of the night. A wireless microphone is also available for an extra charge.
Our sound system takes around one hour to set up in advance of our performance.
We love getting ideas for new songs to try out! Many of our favorite songs in current rotation have come from past clients.
We make custom playlists for each event we play. Our standard rates include learning up to three (3) new songs we don’t currently play (see links above or below for the list of songs we currently play). Additional song requests are priced at $50 per song.
We ask for a list of requests at least four (4) weeks in advance of the event.
Within two weeks of the event, we will provide you a draft set list and recordings of any new requested songs. If you don’t care for our version, no worries, no extra charge, and we won’t be offended! We’d be happy to queue up the recorded version on our sound system instead.
Announcement / Master of Ceremony Services
We’re happy to coordinate with you to provide announcements and introductions (“We are pleased to present, for the first time as husband and wife …”). We require that you provide a script and event timeline in advance of the event, including phonetic pronunciations of names (example: maid of honor Tarae - TA-ray). MC services are included in the ‘Performance Time’ specified above.
We are able to record directly from our mixing board. This can be useful, for example, if you are working with a videographer who would like to capture some of the live music and speeches that take place during your event. We provide this service at a rate of $50/hr of recording. This includes providing one (1) .mp3 file of the event audio to the client or videographer.
We dress professionally for all of our private events (i.e. slacks, collared shirt, dress). If you have a particular preference, we would be happy to accommodate your event theme / colors.
For longer events where meals are served we request that a vendor meal from the caterer be provided.
We look forward to hearing from you!