** MOST BOOKED Ukulele Player Across the entire United States (3 years in a row)
** Played for Bette Midler's Hulaween, US Open, Sirius Satellite, Michael Buble VIPs, more! ** Client Review excerpts: 'Unbelievably talented', 'guests for days raved about his performance!', 'extremely accomodating'.
** Born and Raised on Oahu, Hawaii (NIU VALLEY in the Hawaii Kai area), he now resides and surfs in Long Beach, NY, while bringing authentic ukulele, rock 'n' roll and World Music Fusion sounds all over the New York Metro area!
Awarded Gigmaster's Rising Star Award for TOP Ukulele Player the last 4 out of 5 years: 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010. Recognized in wedding blogs Style Me Pretty and 100 Layer Cake for his unique mix of vocals and chill instrumentation. Drawing from ROCK, CLASSICS, STANDARDS, REGGAE and HAWAIIAN-style music. New York Magazine writes: "HIRE!"
** Hundreds of blown away clients say: "Josh Kekoa exceeded my expectations, by far. He was talented, professional and the crowd loved him. I would definitely recommend him, and hope to use him for future events. Aloha!" "An excellent musician, he made the party." "Josh was amazing, professional, talented and had a wonderful personality. Everyone was impressed with him. They loved his music and his selections. The entire firm enjoyed the entertainment. Thank you Josh! You were truly amazing."
Awarded GigMaster's Rising Star Award for TOP Ukulele Player 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2010. Josh is currently the reigning Gigmasters #1 Uke Player in the United States!
Client list includes some of the biggest names in U.S., including US Tennis Association (USTA), Mohegan Sun Casino, Sirius Satellite Radio and Bette Midler's star-studded Hulaween Party.
From main stage on Madison Avenue to your backyard, Josh Kekoa brings the spirit and laid-back coolness of the Islands to the NYC Metro area, Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and for destination weddings and events Worldwide. Has performed in Hawaii, Oregon, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Washington, D.C. and Richmond.
Customize your wedding to match your unique personalities: Special requests highly encouraged, or choose from an expansive list of originals from Hawaiian, trop-rock, alt rock, acoustic, jazz standards, classical music, and all the traditional Wedding repertoire like Here Comes the Bride, Wedding March, Canon in D, Bach's Air and more, which can be performed on ukulele OR classical guitar.
Here's a list of SOME of the venues I have performed in within the past 4 years, it is by no means complete:
Glen Allen Arts Center, Glen Allen, Virginia
US TENNIS CENTER, 2010 US OPEN Tennis Championships
Waldorf Astoria, New York City
Sirius Satellite Radio, New York City
Flushing Town Hall, Flushing, New York
Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut
Angel Orensanz Foundation, Lower East Side, NYC
Full Moon Resort, Woodstock, NY
Reunion Surf Bar, Hell's Kitchen, NYC
Wolffer Estate Vineyard, Sagaponack, NY
Martha Clara Vineyards, North Fork, Long Island, NY
The Lake House Inn, Perkasie, PA
The Carriage House, Galloway, NJ
Congress Hall Hotel, Cape May, NJ
Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club, Spring Lake, NJ
Bonnet Island Estate, Manahawkin, New Jersey
Belmar Fishing Club, Belmar, NJ
Atlantis Aquarium, Riverhead, NY
Lerner Hall, Columbia University, NYC
Lani Kai Restaurant, SOHO, NYC
Grace Church School, NYC
The University Club, New York City
Snowy Owl Inn, Waterville Valley, NH
Saint Simon by The Sea Church, Mantoloking, New Jersey
Atlantica on The Ocean, Westhampton Beach, New York
Belle Mer, Newport, Rhode Island
The Snapper Inn, Oakdale, New York
The Garden School, Jackson Heights, New York
West Sayville Country Club, West Sayville, New York
Land's End, Sayville, New York
Orient Beach State Park, Orient Point, NY
Venetian Yacht Club, Babylon, NY
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn, New York
Metropolitan Center, East Rutherford, New Jersey
St. Johns Lutheran Church, Mamaroneck, New York
Queen of Angels R.C. Church, Sunnyside, New York
Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City
Saint Catherin of Sienna, Franklin Square, New York
The Inn at New Hyde Park, New Hyde Park, New York
Children's Museum of the Arts, New York City
Saltwater Farm Vineyard, Stonington, Connecticut
Sun and Surf Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, New York
St. Hedwigs Church, Floral Park, New York
Roy's Restaurant, New York City
Peconic Landing, Greenport, New York
Heckscher Park, Huntington, New York
La Ronde Beach Club, Westhampton Beach, New York
Crescent Beach Club, Bayville, New York
Muttontown Gold and Country Club, East Norwich, New York
The Coral House, Baldwin, New York
Carnegie Hall, New York City
The Port Jefferson Village Center, Port Jefferson, New York
Woodbury Country Club, Woodbury, New York
Franchia Restaurant, New York City
Morgan Park, Glen Cove, New York
Josh Kekoa Cho (UKULELE,PIANO,GUITAR,VOCALS)