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Marvin Tevaga Music

Maui , HI
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Maui, HI US 96761 (map)

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ABOUT US

Aloha!
My name is Marvin Tevaga and I am a musician from the island of Maui, Hawaii. Mahalo for visiting my page!
I was born and raised here on the island of Maui where my... Read more
Aloha!
My name is Marvin Tevaga and I am a musician from the island of Maui, Hawaii. Mahalo for visiting my page!
I was born and raised here on the island of Maui where my love for music began. At eight years old, I picked up the ukulele for the first time; 20 years later I am still strumming away!
Growing up in Hawaii with the many diverse cultures, I have grown a love for various genres of music. This love has helped me take different songs and make them “my style” or the way I hear each song.
I have been blessed to have worked with many of Hawai’i’s favorite musicians and they have taught me a lot. I perform for Weddings, Luaus, Baby Parties, Special Events or at a “jam session” at your hale (home). Music has taken me to New Zealand, West Coast USA and various areas in Hawai’i and I am thankful for that.
I hope I get the pleasure of working with you soon.
Mahalo and Aloha! Read less
Band , Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Aimee
Wedding:
3/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I hired Marvin through my wedding planner to play my ceremony music, cocktail hour music and first dance. We heard once song on youtube and it was an easy decision. His voice is melodic and soothing. He puts a great island spin on all his music and we loved that! We got so many compliments on his music and ukulele playing. My only regret is during cocktail hour I couldn't hear him because I was off taking pictures. You will love his music and so will your guests!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Lisa
Wedding:
2/14/2014
5.0/5.0
Marvin was jaw dropping knock your socks off amazing! The videos online absolutely do not do him justice! He has this soulful voice that is captivating, he preformed at my double twin wedding, he was absolutely phenomenal. The only regret that I have is that I didn't have him longer. He exceeded any expectations that we had I feel so blessed to have had the chance to use him. I will definitely be contacting him when we come back to Maui for our vow renewal. He gave our wedding an unforgettable touch, all of our guests were taken back by his talent. I would use him again in a heartbeat.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you soooo much! The honor was all mine! My first twin wedding!! So awesome! The entire group made the night glow.
Mahalo!
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kevin
Wedding:
1/19/2014
4.7/5.0
Marvin's performance was absolutely amazing. We will remember it forever.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Cheryl
Wedding:
1/9/2014
5.0/5.0
It was very confusing when I began to plan my 25th vow renewal ceremony in Maui all the way from Michigan. I looked a many, many musicians and just wasn't sure what to do. That is until I came upon Marvin's website. The minute I heard his voice, I knew he was the one I needed to have sing at our beachside ceremony. His voice is amazing and he is really one of the nicest people I have ever met. He will work with you if songs that you would like are not on his song list, but he really does have a fantastic selection. He was on time, early actually, to our ceremony. I had chosen a package through a wonderful wedding planner and we already had our date chosen. When I found out Marvin wasn't available that day, we changed our date with the help of Deanne from Precious Maui Weddings. That's how strongly I felt about having Marvin sing for us and I wasn't sorry! He sounded just as wonderful on the beach as he did on his website. He was so kind and even stayed to play some songs for us as we had pictures taken since we had a very short ceremony. Please, if you are looking for a singer for your event, do yourself a favor and choose Marvin. He is wonderful
Services Used: Ceremony Music
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your kind words. I really enjoyed performing for you both and appreciate your genuine Aloha! Mahalo and I hope to see you both back in Maui for your Anniversary :)
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Great musician, great voice and he learned a song just for our wedding!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin Tevaga is a very friendly professional and talented performer. He has a beautiful voice and plays the ukulele just perfectly. He even learned our first dance song to make our day extra special! I am so thrilled he was a part of our wedding and he helped make it unforgettable!
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Private User
Wedding:
9/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin Tevaga offers a wide variety of song options and his voice is amazing. Thank you for the beautful job you did at our wedding. :)
Services Used: Band
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Felma
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better wedding musician and emcee... Marvin did an amazing job singing at our wedding ceremony as well as emceeing our entire reception. I've listened to his music for many years and knew that he was the perfect musician to sing us down the aisle. He listened to our ideas and provided us with suggestions on song selections. He is a very easy person to work with and always has the best interest of the bride and groom. It was such a stress-free evening for us. Marvin made sure the evening moved along smoothly without any incidents (if there were any, we were not aware of it), which really shows how much experience he has in the wedding industry as a musician and emcee/entertainer. I 100% highly recommend Marvin Tevaga to any couple getting married... it's one of the best decisions I've made for my wedding!!!
Services Used: Band,
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Karen
Wedding:
8/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Oh my goodness! All I can say is he is amazing. He has this amazingly sultry voice. I emailed him and asked if he could do a special song so I could surprise my fiancé. He did it and made my tough military husband cry. That's power. Thank you Marvin.
Services Used: Band
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Joanna
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin was amazing! I continuously replay the moment in my head, when tuned out everything that was happening as I was walking down the aisle--so that I could hear him singing.. It was just one little bit of the song that I can remember hearing, but we couldn't have picked a more perfect musician. He also played during cocktail hour which set the mood for everyone to relax and enjoy for the rest of the evening. He dresses professionally, was on-time(even though we were not), and has an amazing voice! We highly recommend him for your wedding or any event. We will definitely be calling him again for a musician.
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!!! It was a great wedding and a very memorable one for me! Aloha!!!
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Marie
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so excited to have Marvin play songs at our ceremony that are special to us - Marvin is so talented and a joy to listen to. My only complaint was that we didn't hire him to play longer! I would highly recommend his services.
Thank you Marvin for helping make our special day even more memorable.
~Marie & Gary~
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Mahalo! I wish I could have played longer as well! Your families were so awesome to be around! Mahalo!!!
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Surina
Wedding:
7/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin you were wonderful! Thank you for making our day extra special
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you!!! It was an honor to be there for you both and your Ohana!
ALOHA!

Marvin
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Ingrid
Wedding:
6/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin played at our wedding in Maui Hawaii. He is truly a talented musician with an amazing voice.
I would highly recommend him for any event!! He was amazing!
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you for you kind words of Aloha!
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Sue
Wedding:
6/26/2013
4.8/5.0
Marvin played ukelele and sang at our wedding reception at Gannon's. He was so easy to work with, arrived on time, and all of our guests were raving about how fabulous he was. I discovered him from a post on my photographer's FB page (thank you, Anna Kim), went searching and found a youtube video of Marvin singing, I instantly fell in love with his voice and knew he would be perfect for our evening and was typing an email to him before the first song was even halfway done playing. It really made our reception so much more personable to have a live music carrying us through the evening. His website has a list of songs that he plays and I was able to email him my preferences of which songs I wanted (or didn't want) and let him pick what he played from that list, he was willing to do song requests of something not on his list if we had a special song to play, but there were so many songs on his list that we loved, and a great variety of country, hawaiian and contemporary, that I didn't need to request anything that wasn't on his list. It was a surprise for my new husband (he thought we were going to use a playlist from our iPod), as we walked in I told him to listen well and soak up Marvin singing and playing for us tonight because this guy is going to be famous someday! I had originally hired him to play just for one hour, but changed my mind and asked him to play for three hours for most of the reception time, great decision on my part! Through conversations, emails and connecting with him before, during and after the event, my new husband and I were both struck by how much we could tell that he is a genuinely kind, thoughtful and very meaningful person, the world needs more good men like Marvin! We are already planning a return trip to celebrate our anniversary and want to have Marvin come play for just the two of us for a romantic dinner together! It was money well spent and I think I would hire him again in a heartbeat for any occasion in Hawaii!
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Wow! Thank you so much for a great evening! I really enjoyed performing for you folks and especially seeing the surprise on your hubbys face when he walked in. I also enjoyed playing for you while you danced Hula for him. Special moments! Mahalo again!!!!
Marvin
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Paris
Wedding:
6/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin is an incredible musician!!! We enjoyed him at our friends' wedding immensely!!! So talented!!
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you! Thank you!!
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Erin and Rodney
Wedding:
6/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin played at our private wedding on Tuesday 25 June. We were extremely happy with the service that was provided. Marvin's music is outstanding, watching the YouTube video's are great but hearing his music in person was amazing. We would highly recommend.
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

You folks were amazing as well! Mahalo!
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Danielle
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We love working with Marvin! We are so fortunate to have him as one of our favorite musicians for events. He has played for weddings, vow renewals, birthdays, anniversaries, and group dinners. Everyone falls in love with him right away. I know that when I recommend Marvin I will have happy guests.
Services Used: Band
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Heather
Wedding:
6/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin was wonderful! We really enjoyed having him play at our wedding. I loved the ukelele and his voice was amazing but the best part was the song my mom and I had both secretly requested for each other that Marvin learned for us. He really made it special.
Services Used: Band
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Adam
Wedding:
6/3/2013
4.8/5.0
Marvin was amazing for our beach wedding. He knew exactly how to make our special day a musical delight. He was extremely flexible with song selection and didn't really require a whole lot of coordination on the wedding day. Wouldn't have picked anyone else.
Services Used: Band
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/30/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin was absolutely perfect for my laid back wedding at Merrimans Kapalua. He played during our ceremony and cocktail hour and everyone there was loving all the songs he played! He was even able to take a couple requests from me prior to the wedding for special songs to play during the ceremony. All of my guests couldn't stop raving about how perfect his music was for a Maui wedding. Marvin is not only a great musician with an amazing voice, but he is friendly and professional. As a bonus, he even gave me a CD of his music before he left for the evening.
Services Used: Band
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Private User
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin is very professional in his field. He replied on a timely manner and addressed our concerns well. We hired him as a musician for our wedding ceremony and his voice was amazing! Thank you Marvin for being one of the best vendors we've had to deal with on one of the most hectic days of our lives!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Jason
Wedding:
5/18/2013
4.7/5.0
Marvin is fantastic!!! Having Marvin serenade us at our ceremony really made our ceremony magical. Our guests are still talking about how wonderful he was. Everyone was impressed. If you get a chance book Marvin you won't regret it.
Services Used: Band
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Megan
Wedding:
4/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I was so lucky to have Marvin perform at my April 2013 destination wedding at Merriman's in Maui. I watched some of Marvin's youtube videos and knew that he would be perfect to perform for my ceremony and during my cocktail hour. His singing and ukulele was absolutely beautiful. It was so romantic to walk down the aisle to his performance. He really did convey the love that my husband and I felt during those moments. Not only that, but he kept our guests entertained while taking group photos and during our cocktail hour. I was so disappointed that my husband and I weren't able to see him perform as much since we had to leave and take wedding photos. My guests could not stop gushing about how great he was. He truly made our day memorable!

Thanks so much, Marvin!
Services Used: Band
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Kristy
Wedding:
4/20/2013
4.8/5.0
Marvin has an amazing voice and plays a lot of great music! I only wish I could have hired him to play our entire reception as well so that my husband and I could hear more of his stuff. You will not be disappointed.
Services Used: Band
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Nicki
Wedding:
3/28/2013
4.8/5.0
Marvin has the most amazing voice!!! When I heard some of his clips online, I knew he was the perfect guy for what I wanted for our wedding. My only regret is that I didn't get to hear him play and sing more, given I was busy with all the bride stuff. I would recommend Marvin to anyone looking for your favorite songs played beautifully in a Hawaiian setting. Thank you Marvin for making our day even more special!
Love,
Nicki and Tim
Services Used: Band
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Emily
Wedding:
2/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Marvin was a fantastic musician at our wedding and we would not hesitate to recommend him to others. I had a picture in my mind of a ukelele player singing Jack Johnson and Jason Mraz as we walked down the aisle, and during cocktail hour, and our wedding planner Cherise (Perfect Wedding Maui) suggested him. I'm so glad she did! He did such a beautiful job and we received many compliments from our guests.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Angela
Wedding:
2/8/2013
5.0/5.0
I booked Marvin through Danielle, the event coordinator at Merriman's in Kapalua to play during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We met on the wedding day and everyone LOVED his music! Me and my guests probably sang along to most of his songs. He was a pleasure to work with and a very sweet guy! Thank you so much Marvin!
Services Used: Band
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Krista
Wedding:
10/1/2012
4.7/5.0
Marvin is amazing! He is such a talented musician and incredibly professional. He even learned a couple of new songs for us! We hired him to do our ceremony music and at the last minute asked if we could book him for our cocktail hour. He was extremely flexible and having him play at our cocktail hour was a highlight for many of our guests. I absolutely, 100% recommend Marvin for a professional, memorable music experience.
Services Used: Band
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Krista
Wedding:
10/1/2012
4.6/5.0
Marvin Tevaga played during our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He is super talented and even learned our wedding song for us so he could play it when I walked down the aisle! His set during our cocktail our was a highlight for our guests and made our day even more memorable!
Services Used: Band
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Cheryl
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.9/5.0
Marvin's music helped make the ambiance of our wedding perfect. My new husband and I got married at Merriman's out on the deck as the sunset with Marvin's music playing in the background. Our friends and family who came from around the world loved his music and his charm. How can one ever have a more perfect wedding?
Services Used: Band
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Marvin was an excellent addition to our wedding. The music he played during our wedding ceremony was beautiful and he is also a great singer. It was really above and beyond what I had expected.
Services Used: Band
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jaclyn
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Marvin is the man!!! I would definitely recommend him! Planning a destination wedding isn't all that easy unless you are working with a professional and outstanding musician like Marvin Tevega. On somewhat of a short notice, I asked him if he could sing a particular song for us that not many people may know or even know how to play. He agreed to play it. As I walked down the aisle all I could hear was a beautiful voice singing and the ukulele playing the melody to the song I had asked Marvin to sing. It was amazing!! The way he sang it and the way he played it on the ukulele was PERFECT! It didn't end there….during the reception he knew exactly what kind of music we wanted him to play. Sure you can find other people on the island of Maui to play the ukulele. But I guarantee you, NONE of them will compare to Marvin Tevega! Check out some of his work on YouTube. You will definitely be impressed! We were extremely pleased with his work!
Services Used: Band
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karisem
Wedding:
6/4/2012
5.0/5.0
We had the honor of having Marvin perform at our intimate 40 person wedding at a private estate in Kula, Maui. He played during the ceremony, cocktail hour and reception, and even served as our MC. Words cannot adequately express how happy we were to have him and his beautiful and talented wife, Uilani as a part of our special day. They both have a warm, sincere and natural quality about them that fit perfectly with the atmosphere we wanted at our wedding, and their talent is first rate. They are genuinely nice people, and embody the aloha spirit of the islands. Marvin learned our first dance song, I Won't Give Up, and it was better than the original in my opinion (sorry, Jason Mraz!). He sings both Hawaiian songs as well as contemporary "top 40" songs, and puts his own special twist on them that makes each one sound unique and appropriate for a wedding in Maui. I grew up in Hawaii listening to Hawaiian music, so the last thing I wanted at my wedding was a cheesy wedding singer. I wanted someone with innate natural talent that sings from his heart, and that is precisely what we found in Marvin. I also didn't want to put our guests to sleep with someone who could only sing slow ballads, and this was not the case with Marvin. His renditions of Soul Sister (Train), I'm Yours (Mraz), Over the Rainbow/Wonderful world (IZ), and unbelievably, the hawaiian music spin on one of my favorite 90's hip hop songs, Summertime in the LBC (Dove Shack) were so, so good, and created an upbeat, fun atmosphere during the reception. Both my guests from Hawaii and my mainland guests kept on raving about how good Marvin was. We also booked Marvin's wife, Uilani for an hour of hula dancing. She is stunningly beautiful and graceful, and the love shared between them during their joint performance touched my heart. Uilani even gave a mini hula lesson to our guests! Her talent blew us all away – and the wedding was the night after we went to the Old Lahaina Luau with our guests. The one major regret I have about my wedding is not having a videographer to record Marvin's performance. If anyone out there uses him and wants to share, I would appreciate it so much! I could go on and on, but simply said, hiring Marvin and Uilani was the best decision we made for our wedding. I can’t believe we found them through a YouTube search of wedding musicians in Maui, but I guess some things just are meant to be. I hope to have the honor of hearing Marvin sing live again the next time my husband and I are in Maui. He plays at some of the local venues on island, so the first thing on my vacation agenda will be to find where he is playing so that we can relive the magic of our wedding day. Mahalo nui loa, Marvin and Uilani!
Services Used: Band,
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Debbie
Wedding:
2/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Marvin was my ukelele player for my reception. He played in a duo with a guitar player (sorry I don't remember the other name)
His voice is incredible. Marvin has some great YouTube videos to check out.
He should singing and playing full time and recording CD's for sure!
He supplied a song list prior to the wedding so I got to pick all my favourites. Loved him!
He was booked through the wedding planner at Royal Lahaina Resort so I don't have personal contact information for him.
Services Used: Band
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Kevin
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Marvin is a wonderful performer with a voice like I've never heard before. Authentic Hawaiian style and sound. When you hear him play and sing you could swear it is a recording with a full sound system but it just Marvin in the corner with his ukulele filling the room with warm beautiful sounds of Hawaii.

We come find him now every time we come to Hawaii...he is usually playing somewhere!
Services Used: Band
Marvin Tevaga Music responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much bro! I cant wait to see you and your Ohana again. Take care my friend!

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