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.
Pulama played at my father's birthday party in July and was WONDERFUL. Everyone commented on their talent as well as them accommodating our special requests. I would highly recommend Pulama.
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."