FAQ’s to help get things started
What kind of harp(s) do you perform on?
A Harp for Every Occasion – (Have Cart, Will Travel) Li’ili’i“Li’ili’i” (here & there, small) – My beach harp is easily transportable to locations where there is no back-up site; i.e. public parks and beaches. It is a maple Dusty Strings Allegro 26 celtic harp with legs (3.5 feet tall and 20 pounds). The tone is warm and can be heard for an intimate party from 10 to 30 people. Li’ili’i has gone to locations like; Diamond Head Beach Park, Ala Moana Beach Park, Kewalo Basin and JW Marriott Ihilani’s Ocean Lawn. “Harley” (named after the motorcycle) – My formal engagement and outdoor harp is an Ebony Lyon & Healy Style 30 Concert Grand Pedal Harp (6 feet tall and 80 pounds). Its appearance has clean, masculine lines yet elegant with a warm tone. “Elvis” – My indoor & recording studio harp is a Camac ” Little Big Blue” Electro-Acoustic Semi-Grand Pedal harp ( 5 feet 9 inches and 57 pounds ). This instrument is suitable for large indoor settings for receptions.
How do I make a booking?
I book by contract with a 50% retainer (non-refundable) to hold your date and payment in full 30 days prior to your event on a first come, first serve basis. Payment of the retainer is requested as soon as possible or the contract will be released 2 weeks from the date of contract. If someone else asks for your time slot and I have not received your retainer, I will do my best to contact you. Your contract booking is only secure once your retainer has been received and deposited. Payments in full 30 days before the event confirms all details necessary for the engagement. Forms of payment are accepted by check, money order, Mastercard or Visa. The following information is needed to initiate the contract:
Please advise if you would like to receive your contract by mail or e-mail.
How far in advance should I making my booking
You can book from as late as one month to a year in advance. Certain times of the year book up way in advance like spring break, late May, June, July & August. Usually, when you have chosen your reception site its a good time to secure the booking.
What is the minimum time slot?
There is a one hour minimum. Whether or not the client needs a performance for within an hour, it will always be charged the initial hour rate. I do charge in half-hour increments, but only after the initial hour. For example; Catholic wedding ceremonies or cocktail receptions.
Can you accomodate last minute bookings?
Yes, I do last minute minute or bookings within the month of the event. Please call or e-mail for your special arrangements and availability.
Do you perform at outdoor events?
I do perform for outdoor events. If inclement weather prevails (winds in 20 mph or more, passing showers, drizzle or rain), Purchaser must arrange for an alternate site, back-up site or arrange for coverage before the wedding day (canopy). Please respect choice of placement by musicians for best visual vantage point.
What are your rates
Subject to change – Please use the booking form
Special Song Request – Harp Solo – $85, Duo – $170 – with 30 to 45 days before event
Professional Vocalist Rate varies starting from $150 for two songs
Rates do not include cartage fee, sound equipment nor canopy set up.
Hawaii State Excise Tax – 4.712%
Booked with contract : 50% to secure booking , 50% one month before event Bookings less than one month out from event are also welcome.
Methods of Payment : Check, Money Order, Cash,
PayPal invoice for Credit/Debit cards with an additional 3% processing fee