I contacted Pulama for my mom's 70th surprise party. I was looking for an authentic sounding Hawaiian band (since my mom was born and raised there) and came across their website. Paula was so quick to respond and their communication was great. Jim plays the steel guitar so beautifully and the harmony between Paula's and Jim's voices were amazing. Their sound is so soothing and authentic. There is such peace and purity about them. I wanted 3 specific songs played that night and they played them all. I have not seen my mom hula in many years and it brought tears to my eyes to see her hula that night. I cannot say enough about them and would definately recommend them to anyone!! Mahalo again Paula and Jim for helping make the day so special.

Christine, Event Date: 07/21/2012


Aloha, Welcome,

Be transported to the Islands by the beautiful melodies and lyrics of Hawaii with the music of P?lama.

P?lama is the vocal/guitar duo of Jim Romano and Paula Kauap?lauk? Rudman. They have been singing and playing the music of Hawai'i in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2003

P?lama's evocative blend of close, pure vocal harmonies and slack-key guitar has been described as "like velvet for my heart."

Jim and Paula present their own arrangements of traditional and modern mele, hapa-haole songs and original compositions, arranged with artistry and aloha.

Paula's warm, lyrical vocals perfectly compliment Jim's scintillating slack-key guitar and rough-smooth tenor. "We are often told that is rare to find two voices that blend so beautifully."


Musician - Frequently Asked Questions
What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Soloist / Vocalist
How many musicians are in your band(s)?
What instruments does your group play?
What services do you provide?
Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Instrumentals, Learn New Songs, Microphones, Music During Breaks, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music, Sample Performances, Sound/PA System, Vocals
Business Info
What types of events do you service?
Anniversaries, Baby Showers, Birthdays, Bridal Showers, Christenings, Corporate Events, Eco-Friendly / Green Weddings, Engagement Parties, Graduations, Holiday Parties, LGBTQ Weddings / Ceremonies, Memorials

15 Reviews

Maureen, Event Date: 06/12/2012
Quality of Service: 4.5 Responsiveness: 4.5 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 4.5

This group was one of the most beautiful musicians we've had at events. They played beautiful, traditional Hawaiian music that was more beautiful than what we've heard on the Islands. I would hire them again in a heartbeat

Services Used: Band

L, Event Date: 09/26/2009
Quality of Service: 5.0 Responsiveness: 5.0 Professionalism: 5.0 Value: 5.0 Flexibility: 5.0

Pulama performed at a large community event I help organize, Spirit of Japantown, in San Jose. They were a central part of the entertainment on the Hawaiian Stage; I received excellent feedback on their performance from both the audience and organizing committee. Paula and Jim are lovely to work with - they love what they do and it shows in the aloha spirit they share in their music. I would definitely recommend them and look forward to working with them again in the future!

Services Used: Musician


Free Phone Consultation and Complimentary Wedding Folder
We play the music of Hawaii for Weddings, Parties and Special Events. You can hear sound clips of our music at our web site, http://www.pulamamusic.com If you contact us about playing at your wedding, we will provide you with a free phone consultation followed by a complimentary wedding folder containing song titles, lyrics, translations and an audio CD. We will work with you to help you select the songs for your event.
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