"Ukulele's have gone viral! Thanks to the Internet, the humble ukulele is pushing its recent popularity well beyond anything that old-time performers Don Ho, Arthur Godfre or even Tiny Tim could imagine. From YouTube to manufacturers' websites, from bulletin boards to iPone and BlackBerry applications that mimic ukes and teach chords, the Internet has been stoking the craze for nearly two years and unveiling fresh talent. "
LA Times-San Fransisco
July 25, 2009

"Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez is Fresh Talent! My listeners have begun calling him "the Hawaiian Santana" because no one, and I mean no one plays the uke the way he does!"
Kamaka Brown
V96 Internet Radio

"Watching Brian play his ukulele is a total amazement (if you can see his fingers moving at that speed), his music gets your body going. You'll love
the sound whether he plays Hawaiian music, cover tunes or music he has written. This fantastic talent, named Brian Vasquez, is music in ones life!"
From Jimmy and Linda Duke

"I have seen alot of bands over the years and Brian Vasquez and his band is definately a band to watch for! We welcome him any time!"
 Boscoes Bar and Grill

"He is an awesome player....."
Alakai Paleka
KPOA 93.5 FM - Hawaiian Music Maui Style

"Mahalo for the CD. I love it! I will definately b sharing it with my listeners. Very cool song selection."
Micheal Keene
KVRM 89.5 FM / 105.1 FM

Musical Biography

Brian Pi'ikea Vasquez is appropriately daubbed "the Hawaiian Santana" (Kamaka Brown V96fm radio). Like Carlos, he has created a fiusion of Latin sounds . Unlike Carlos, Brian has fused his Latin sounds with Hawaiian, American Rock, Reggae and Oldies, all eminating a "feel good" vibe. Brian pays tribue to Carlos Santana by playing many of his songs. Mike'ala Partin of Hawaiian Pacific Radio talks about 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". The CD"Hawaiian Sunday" won two Big Island Music Awards and was nominated for a Na Hoku Hanohano Award. It is made up of instrumentals and vocals. The most recent release (April 2015) of the CD "Kona Daze is purely instrumental. 

Brian comes from a culture and family where music is the common tread of life. Even though it was his older brother, Vincent, who decided they would enter "Hawaii's Search for Talent" in 1983, Brian emerged the professional musician of the family of four boys. Currently Brian is joined by his wife, Rowena, who dances the hula at many of his performances. 

Brian and Rowena make a remarkable team. Brian is the mainstay of their entertainment continually "wows" audiences on the mainland and at home in Hawaii. Rowena acts as manager, books gigs, advertising and public relations (when not dancing). Together they bring "Aloha" where ever they travel! One recurring enjoyable gig is on Princess Cruise Lines, where they entertain and teach "uke n' hula". They travel atleast 6 months of the year. This years land tour will include CA, OR and WA.