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Brian and Rowena Vasquez
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  • Glen
    Glen Birmingham UK
    Well Brian I went on a cruise on the Grand Princess to Hawaii in Feb 2017 and never ever thought I would come back 2 weeks later hooked on the ukulele. Your playing skills are exceptional and the lessons you gave on the ship, free of charge I will add, were brilliant. Your love for the instrument and music was infectious and combined with Rowena and your welcoming nature made learning easy. I have returned to the UK and ordered my first Ukulele.

    Well Brian I went on a cruise on the Grand Princess to Hawaii in Feb 2017 and never ever thought I would come back 2 weeks later hooked on the ukulele. Your playing skills are exceptional and the lessons you gave on the ship, free of charge I will add, were brilliant. Your love for the instrument and music was infectious and combined with Rowena and your welcoming nature made learning easy. I have returned to the UK and ordered my first Ukulele.

  • Josephine and Juerg Kaeser
    Josephine and Juerg Kaeser Neftenbach, Switzerland
    Josephine enjoyed Rowenas Hula dance course during the cruise with Crown Princess to Hawaii and Tahiti very much and now back in Switzerland we enjoy listening to Brians CDs Uke'n Hula and Hawaiian Sunday every day to hold the spirit over our snowy winter. Thank you very much, we send you our strongest Aloha.

    Josephine enjoyed Rowenas Hula dance course during the cruise with Crown Princess to Hawaii and Tahiti very much and now back in Switzerland we enjoy listening to Brians CDs Uke'n Hula and Hawaiian Sunday every day to hold the spirit over our snowy winter. Thank you very much, we send you our strongest Aloha.

  • MARIA SALAS
    MARIA SALAS VANCOUVER
    What a great experience to take ukulele classes with Brian and Rowena! They are great performances and teachers. I was with them in the Princess cruise to Hawaii from Vancouver last April 2016.

    What a great experience to take ukulele classes with Brian and Rowena! They are great performances and teachers. I was with them in the Princess cruise to Hawaii from Vancouver last April 2016.

  • Rolf
    Rolf Seal Beach,Ca.
    I first met Brian and Rowena on the Royal Princess on a 15 Day Hawaiian Cruise. I have been playing Ukulele for fun about 10 years. One Cruise with Brian as my Kumu Teacher my whole stile changed. Plus I felt like they are family.

    I first met Brian and Rowena on the Royal Princess on a 15 Day Hawaiian Cruise. I have been playing Ukulele for fun about 10 years. One Cruise with Brian as my Kumu Teacher my whole stile changed. Plus I felt like they are family.

  • Bob and Debbie
    Bob and Debbie Seattle area
    We so enjoyed the music and dancing presented by Brian and Rowena on our recent cruise from Vancouver , B.C to Hawaii and back! It made for a great time and a memorable vacation, thanks you two ! Really enjoying the two CD's we bought ~ We hope to see you when you come to Washington, maybe in 2016 ?!

    We so enjoyed the music and dancing presented by Brian and Rowena on our recent cruise from Vancouver , B.C to Hawaii and back!
    It made for a great time and a memorable vacation, thanks you two ! Really enjoying the two CD's we bought ~

    We hope to see you when you come to Washington, maybe in 2016 ?!

  • Deb and Donna
    Deb and Donna Kailua Kona
    We love Brian and Rowena. We make a point to attend his showings at ON THE ROCKS on Thursdays. He is such an audience entertainer. He plays to the crowds. His Wife Rowna, is very Personable and really takes an interest in their fans. She will sit down and make you feel like family while Brian is singing. HOT UKE PLAYER...

    We love Brian and Rowena. We make a point to attend his showings at ON THE ROCKS on Thursdays. He is such an audience entertainer. He plays to the crowds. His Wife Rowna, is very Personable and really takes an interest in their fans. She will sit down and make you feel like family while Brian is singing. HOT UKE PLAYER...

  • Hawaiian Pacific Radio
    Hawaiian Pacific Radio Lahaina, Hawai'i
    The islands of Hawai'i is blessed with many legendary ukulele musicians. One such person is Brian. His unique style and lightning fast fingers brings the music "alive" to your heart and soul. From his first CD, "Hawaiian Sunday" to his just released compilation, "Kona Daze," you will be mesmerized by his music. You can hear the music of Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez on Hawaiian Pacific Radio as well as having an opportunity to win his latest CD, Kona Daze." Make it date to see Brian performing "live" and order his great CD's.

    The islands of Hawai'i is blessed with many legendary ukulele musicians. One such person is Brian. His unique style and lightning fast fingers brings the music "alive" to your heart and soul. From his first CD, "Hawaiian Sunday" to his just released compilation, "Kona Daze," you will be mesmerized by his music. You can hear the music of Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez on Hawaiian Pacific Radio as well as having an opportunity to win his latest CD, Kona Daze." Make it date to see Brian performing "live" and order his great CD's.

  • Darla Angel
    Darla Angel Snohomish, Washington
    Brian & Rowena - it's "Ron &Darla and we'll be seeing you soon! Bringing 1 of our daughters & grandson to Kona! Can't wait to see you both again ; ) Aloha

    Brian & Rowena - it's "Ron &Darla and we'll be seeing you soon! Bringing 1 of our daughters & grandson to Kona! Can't wait to see you both again ; ) Aloha

  • Mark & Tira
    Mark & Tira Vancouver BC
    Had the absolute pleasure of listening to you perfrom at the Royal Kona last Saturday. Could not have asked for better. Great Location! Great Dronks and Awesome music!! Was our first time in Kona and our first time hearing you play. We were so happy to have made it in when you were a playing a highlight to our trip most defiantely!! Amazing talent for sure!

    Had the absolute pleasure of listening to you perfrom at the Royal Kona last Saturday. Could not have asked for better. Great Location! Great Dronks and Awesome music!!
    Was our first time in Kona and our first time hearing you play. We were so happy to have made it in when you were a playing a highlight to our trip most defiantely!! Amazing talent for sure!

  • Kevin McEvoy
    Kevin McEvoy Cronulla,Sydney,NSW,Australia
    Hi Brian and Rowena As you might recall,Jenny and I really enjoyed your evening shows on the Diamond Princess 18 day cruise finishing on 18th Sept Kevin (me) particularly was taken with your Santana and similar pieces. Your show great virtuosity particularly in that genre Brian,as discussed I would like to buy some of your Santana,Cuban tracks when they are released Please let me know (I guess in your emailed newsletters) when they become available Best Regards for a great future Kevin & Jenny McEvoy (aging but still with it)

    Hi Brian and Rowena
    As you might recall,Jenny and I really enjoyed your evening shows on the Diamond Princess 18 day cruise finishing on 18th Sept
    Kevin (me) particularly was taken with your Santana and similar pieces. Your show great virtuosity particularly in that genre
    Brian,as discussed I would like to buy some of your Santana,Cuban tracks when they are released
    Please let me know (I guess in your emailed newsletters) when they become available
    Best Regards for a great future

    Kevin & Jenny McEvoy (aging but still with it)

So enjoyed my time with your Ukulele group on the April 29th cruise to Hawaii. Highlight of the trip along with your so interesting and informative talks about Hawaii Rowena. Yes I did putting high praise about you to the cruise line. Thank you for teaching me Aloha

I hope you can open the attached photo.  We spent a fortune getting these cute items for our entry wall.  Unfortunately the colors aren't as vibrant in the photo as they are in person, but you can get an idea of what guests see before they even get to our front door.  We've named the daddy "Brian", the mommy "Rowena" and the little one, "Babycakes".  So we always, ALWAYS think of you either coming or going to the house!!!
Beth Hanson

I'd love to know if you could open this - these are done by a metalworks artist who lives in Mexico and brings his stuff to a tiny town called "Wikieup", about an hour from us.  (A wikieup is a Native Indian dwelling).  We've asked for him to do MORE, we'd love dolphins, an "Aloha" sign, whales, whatever he thinks is Hawaiian.  Next year you'll be in Arizona and can see these in person.


I'll never forget both of you! I hope to meet again,soon!
from: Ryoung (Emma) Yang (Star Princess)
May26,2016

Aloha and hoʻopōmaikaʻi; hoʻomaikaʻi to our dear friends:
We enjoyed our time with you on the second cruise to Hawaii.It was great to see the crowds in the Piazza share your passion.
Our time in the ukulele was a high point on the ship, so much that Lori bought one on our 1st day back in the states!!
So we both are playing "Pearly Shells" and other Star Princess greatest hits!!
We hope you enjoyed the bottle of wine, that is Lori's favorite.
We will send some pictures when we sort them out.
Well, Mālama pono
To you both.
Lori and Todd Francis (Star Princess)

Aloha Rowena and Brian
Here are the photos and videos we had taken involving you both.
We didn’t realize, until we returned home that the both of you were featured on the cover of the Princess brochure (attached).
Just wanted to say a special Mahalo to you both for being a terrific part of our holiday. You both made it that much more special – not only for your talented entertainment and your wonderful information about the islands – but for your friendship as well, right from the point where we met you both on deck before we even left Vancouver.
George & Monica (Star Princess)

My favorite from Kona Daze: "Hot Spanish Nights”. That thing is off the charts!
Rock (San Diego, CA)

Lila and I are still talking about our wonderful evening with you two, last week at Sam Choy's. We love Brian's music and your hula. We hope you get to San Fransisco Bay area this summer! 
Dorothy (San Fransisco, CA)

Thank you so much for this past Saturday at our 15th Annual  Great Waikoloa Ukulele Festival. 
We all enjoyed having your husband play “his style” of Ukulele and WOWing the crowd, especially since many of us LOVE SANTANA and Eagles! 
Margo Harumi-Mau Bunnell, Sales & Operations Manager at the King Shops in Waikoloa, HI 

Lee and I are so thankful to have met you and wittnessed your wonderful music and dancing abilities. You are Great! 
Tom and Lee (Montevideo, NM)


 
Aloha!  Brian we have been watching you play on your website and YouTube and you sooo good! We hope we get to hear and see you play Santana onboard.  Dwight has been trying to play some Santana since getting his Uke 1 1/2 yrs ago, he is still learning the uke.
Rowena, your hand movements are so beautiful. We are so grateful to you both for taking time and sharing your Aloha and Hawaiian spirit with us.
Gayle & Dwight


It was awesome to meet you two as well. Music is a huge part of mine an Derek's life an we were touched when we heard your husband.
Colleen (Roseberg, OR)

Brian and Rowena, You both made us feel welcomed to Hawai'i, and we thank you for the wonderful music and warmth. Your music inspired us during our stay. I put a short slide show together with your "Beach in Hawaii" as the inspiration and soundtrack
Lauren and Dwight (Michigan)

You have a great show loved your music Jack Seigal

 
Just wanted to say HELLO and thank you both again for helping to make our Hawaiian cruise so much fun. Even though I suck at playing the uke, I thoroughly enjoyed the lessons. It was a pleasure to meet you and hope you will be onboard next March 24th when we do it again. Maholo, maholo, maholo. 
Bob (Guest on the Ruby Princess)

 
Louise and I truly enjoyed the entertainment you preformed for us. Rowena You are a special person, full of love and respect for everyone. Your smile your hugs are what make you a true Hawaiian person.Brian your music is so good and we enjoyed hearing your ukulele being played. We also enjoy playing your CD which we will take on our Florida trip.