Mahalo for the kind words! Beyond being a part of people’s special events, it is always gratifying to receive letters from clients who were pleased with my music and services. Below are comments following past performances.

If you have something to say, please email me.


Susan and Jim

Parents of the Bride

EVERYONE WAS SO TOUCHED

Aloha Andy,

We want to thank you for your wonderful singing at Katie and James' Wedding. When our daughter walked down the aisle to your beautiful rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow", everyone was so touched. So many guests let us know how lovely your playing and singing were. Hopefully we will all be able to attend one of your upcoming performances to hear you once again.

Hastings Judd Kauwela “Pal” Eldredge

AMAZING

On our recent trip to NYC, my daughter and I played music with Andy and came away quite impressed. The guy can sing and play beautiful Hawaiian music with a touch of slack key! And he's NOT from Hawai'i. Amazing.

Kristel C.

Live Aloha

WE HAD A WONDERFUL EVENT

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5 out of 5

Event Date: Mar 20, 2015
Organization: PS 199 PTA
Event: Cultural Event in New York City, NY

Andy is AMAZING. He is cheerful, extremely professional, pleasant to work with and truly embodies the spirit of Aloha through his actions and beautiful music. We had a wonderful event because of Andy.

Walter Kirimitsu

SUPERB

ANDY AND CLAUDIA, you were superb! Thank you so much!

Aloha,
Walter, President at Saint Louis School

Gregory Frey

SIMPLY CHICKEN SKIN

Aloha, Andy (& Claudia). No Hawaii folks pa`ina is complete without “good kine” Hawaiian music.  Your playing at the SLS-SLAA Welcome Pa`ina for the Mariota `Ohana, East Coast alums and other fans of “Crusader Nation” was simply chicken skin.  You folks were great, and mahalo plenty for being there for the Red & Blue.

GREGORY FREY ‘79
SLAA, BOD President
SLS, Trustee Vice-Chair
CrusaderStrong

Stan W.

TOOK US BACK HOME TO THE ISLANDS

We felt like we actually were back "home in the islands". Especially after the rain under the gazebo. It was like an intimate gathering of friends with a common interest and two entertaining performers sharing their aloha.

Paul D.

WOW

All I can say is WOW... That show last night was fantastic. For those of us that are deprived from just about anything Hawaiian on the east coast of the mainland were treated to something beyond words. Mahalo to everyone that was involved in the show last night. The only glitch was the rain but that was quickly taken care of by some quick thinking and some people that will do anything to stay Hawaiian just a bit longer.

Scott Katsura

YOU ARE THE REAL THING!

Aloha Andy! You were so amazing the other night at the SubCulture Theater in NYC! As a native local from the Hawaiian islands, I do admit that you are the REAL thing! Your guitar playing and singing voice is so heavenly... I look forward to more! Malama pono.

Erica and Trevor

YOU MADE OUR WEDDING SO VERY SPECIAL

Thank you so much for making our wedding so very special!! It was so lovely of you to play so many special requests.

We received so many amazing compliments from our guests about your beautiful, romantic music -- people said your music made them feel like they were on vacation, and some of the older folk commented that they were so happy that they were able to enjoy the music and still able to hear each other talk 🙂

Thank you so much for your well wishes and kindness.

Adam

ANDY'S AWESOME

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5 out of 5

Event Date: September 15th, 2013
Event Type: Private Party
Event City: South Orange, NJ

Andy came to our Luau and he was fantastic. When our guests were busy in conversation, Andy kinda hung back and played quietly and when they were quiet, he came to the fore and introduced the songs he was playing and "talked a little story."

He has a very nice Hawaiian repertoire and also plays ukulele. Nice voice too. He was the hit of the Luau. Also he was very flexible when we asked him to change his performance times.

Laura and Brett

A BEAUTIFUL AND MEMORABLE RECEPTION PERFORMANCE

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5 out of 5

Event Date: August 18th, 2012
Event Type: Wedding Cocktail Hour
Event City: West Orange, NJ
Service Provided: Ukulele Player

Andy was delightful to deal with all the way from the beginning to the performance on our wedding day. It was very easy to let him do his thing and the guests loved listening. He was everything we hoped for. We only had a few song requests that we wanted to hear and he accommodated our every request. I only wish we were able to hear him perform during the whole reception, but being the bride and groom, we were in and out with photographers and family. Everyone in attendance talked about how beautiful it was to hear him play and sing and how it fit in with our style. I can't thank Andy enough for such a memorable performance.

Katie and Scott

PHENOMENAL!!

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5 out of 5

Event Date: August 11th, 2012
Event Type: Wedding Cocktail Hour
Event City: Long Island, NY

Andy was such a pleasure to work with. He was very professional and friendly. Our guests absolutely loved his performance (during our wedding cocktail hour) and wouldn't stop talking about how good he was the entire wedding. Andy went above and beyond for us.

We highly recommend him!

Gail Ann Chew

Andy provided the quality we always seek when putting on an event that represents Hawaii

I had the pleasure of working with Andy while implementing programs for several of Hawaii's chefs at The James Beard House in New York. He was extremely easy to work with, and we found him to be very dependable. As well, Andy provided the quality we always seek when putting on an event that represents Hawaii. It was a pleasure to work with him, and we look forward to "the next time!"

Top qualities: Personable, Good Value, High Integrity

hired Andrew as a Entertainment in 2011, and hired Andrew more than once

Rev. Dennis Kamakahi

Multiple Grammy Winner and Slack Key Guitar Master

Andrew Wang is a talented guitarist and vocalist of Hawaiian Music

Andrew Wang is a talented guitarist and vocalist of Hawaiian Music who administers Taropatch.net. He is also a promoter of Hawaiian Music and has performed on the East Coast and an important network for the advancement of Hawaiian Music and the field of Slack Key Guitar.

Dee

Definitely hire Andy Wang!

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5 out of 5

Organization: New York Residence
Event Date: June 27th, 2012
Event Type: Corporate Event
Event City: New York, NY
Service Provided: Hawaiian Entertainment

Andy performed at our broker event at The Centurion Condo by I.M. Pei on the 27th of June 2012. The performance was amazing! Everyone had a phenomenal time. Andy Wang Music was ultra professional, they showed up on time, played an incredible set, and set the entire mood for our event, they even stayed later than was required. Definitely hire Andy Wang Music!

Bill Garofalo

you are a cool guitar player with an incredible voice

Hi Andy,

WOW, you are a cool guitar player with an incredible voice. Loved the show, especially the music. It was such a nice combination of sounds.

Great afternoon at Jacob's Pillow. That's what I like; You never know what the performance will be. Yesterday was a real treat.

Kelly and Steve

You raised the bar so far above our expectations

I don’t even know where to begin… It was such a pleasure and an honor to have had you play at our wedding. It was so important to me that my ceremony and reception spoke to my ties to the Big Island and your music and aloha spirit made the day so perfect.

My guests are STILL commenting on you and I am so pleased that we were able to introduce so many to true Hawaiian music that day! You raised the bar so far above our expectations (and we already knew you would be great) that I could not have asked for anything or anyone better!

I am so very grateful for all that you did for us that day and am still smiling. Mahalo nui for coming into our life and know that you truly have two new friends in Steve and I. Looking forward to seeing you again!

Aloha!
Kelly and Steve

Mattson C. Davis

you're a very gifted musician- thanks for your great playing

Hawaii New York

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

These guys were amazing last night. Book your next party immediately. Then invite me!

It was just a wonderful vibe from beginning to end. We are so grateful for your generosity in playing all that music on our tiny stage. We just loved it!

Good Enough To Eat

Thank you for a magical evening!

Thank you to Andy Wang & Eleia Trillana for the wonderful music & hula dance. It was an incredible night. And thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the festivities.

Anna

Thanks so much! You guys were fantastic!

Andy, Just had to give you a shout to tell you how much we enjoyed the music and hula dancers at our luau for the Madison Cooperative Nursery School. Everyone keeps talking about the entertainment. You definitely were the hit of the night. Thanks so much!

Auntie Alba

You have a true passion for the Aloha spirit & keeping it alive.

Aloha Andy,

Mahalo is too small a word for the great evening you & your troop provided to me. I was brought to some many wonderful memories of my three trips to Hawaii. I hope that the Lord blesses you with many of your dreams. You have a true passion for the Aloha spirit & keeping it alive. Thank you for what you do & will surely seek out your future performances & try to attend.

Aloha nui,
Auntie Alba

Colleen

Your music brought me home

Hi Andy,

You guys were awesome! It was really nice to hear some real Hawaiian music here in NJ. I'm from Hawaii and get home sick alot, and to hear the music just brought me home... Mahalo!

Petritsa Chatzitziva

Your performance was so much fun

Dear Andy,

Your performance was so much fun and the evaluations from the participants were great and with a lot of positive comments. I enjoyed spending time and knowing you as a person. You are so flexible and considerate. I will love to work again with you and with the rest of you.

Warmly,
Petritsa Chatzitziva
Assistant Director of Multicultural Services

Terri

Mahalo!

Aloha Andy,

We all are still talking about and swaying to the reverberation of your music! Thank you and your "team" for making it so beautiful and fun.

Moke Young aka Hawaiian Ed

Hapa Experience NYC

The Hapa experience at the Danny Kaye Playhouse Saturday evening was kicked off by the master of ceremonies & Surfer, Peter Fonda, whom authenticated the Hawaiian event with his own unique Waikiki experience that was moving.

The dynamic duo of Irishman Barry Flanagan & Hawaiian Nathan Aweau did not disappoint performing in flawless fashion running up & down the fret board with great ease yet in a manner that could certainly put you to sleep as is the case with a gentle sea breeze or the cascading sounds of an ocean in motion.

Local talent Andy Wang, a former student of Barry Flanagan & Kihoalu artist, showcased his skills speaking & playing effortlessly with Hapa & for me, I could feel Andy’s excitement since it’s a high honor & especially for all of the work that he & his wife have done for the local Hawaiian community & the mother land in Hawaii promoting Polynesian culture with great pride & enthusiasm that is flat out priceless! I predict that Andy’s musical career will take off ten fold with the experience. Hana hou Andy!

Me Ka Oia I O,
Moke Young aka Hawaiian Ed

Chris W.

Fantastic!

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5 out of 5

Event Date: November 21, 2009
Event Type: Wedding Cermony
Event City: New York, NY
Service Provided: Hawaiian Entertainment

Andy performed at my wedding ceremony and was fantastic. He played Somewhere Over the Rainbow and Pua Hone which were both first class. He showed his versatility when we asked him to play the Frames' "Star Star" as the recessional song. Definitely highly recommend!

Dorelle Fishkin

Thanks for being so amazing, both as a person and entertainer

I hire several different types of entertainers on a regular basis, but, I can't say enough wonderful things about Andy Wang and his company. Whenever I have the need for Hawaiian styled entertainment I will most certainly look no further than this Amazing company. Professional, Talented, Polite, filled with love in their hearts, what more could any one person want or need from an entertainment company?

Christine and Rick

Thank you!

Hawaiian wedding New Jersey

Michelle Stichter

Thanks for performing at our member-guest event

Aloha,

Thank you so much for Saturday. Everyone had a great time. Having you there was a great touch.

Amanda and Daniel

Mr. Wang is an amazing UKE player!!

You added the perfect touch to our wedding!

Andy definitely added the atmosphere! the beach was gorgeous, but you added the finishing touches, and EVERYONE loved your music and voice!! it was breath taking!!! thanks for everything ♥ it wouldn't have been the same without you!!

Doug and Audrey

You made the party great. And it was great to expose our friends to the "real" Hawaii. Now they all want to go there. Will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Mahalo, Doug

Lilian

Can't wait until next year!

Andy,

You and Chris have received such accolades. Thank you so much for all your efforts!

Janine

Never would I have thought that I would encounter traditional Hawaiian music on the EAST COAST. I was thrilled and VERY impressed when I met Andy. Andy's music is from the heart, true to Hawai'i, and he proudly represents the art and perpetuation of Ki ho'alu (Hawaiian Slack Key). I highly recommend Andy Wang Music for any Hawai'i Cultural Event, he is great to work with - he's organized, professional and will be the difference to making an event 'exceptional'.

Janine (Lānaʻi/Maui)

Wayne Harada

Honolulu Advertiser review of "Five Years and Many Miles"

Andrew Wang, one of [Darin Leong's] guitar guests, co-wrote "Aloha Papalua," which clearly has Island resonance.

Distinguishing notes: Darin Leong has had a long association with guitar and 'ukulele; here, he has exceptional support from award-winning bassist Nathan Aweau, who's also a member of Hapa.

Jennifer Kraft

You were really excellent

Thank you very much for Saturday night. I thought you were really excellent. Regarding your survey, mark my answers as excellent across the board and yes, you may use me as a reference.

Janu Cassidy

co-founder, Hawaii Cultural Foundation

A big mahalo for your kokua

We would like to thank you both for an incredible day of music and aloha you provided for HCF's holiday party, 2006. We truly enjoyed the selection of music, your charm and warm spirit that filled the room. (And, especially some of the island's oldies but goodies. YEAH.) Your spirit and sounds will carry us all through the chilly days of New York's holidays. A big mahalo for your kokua and for your enormous support!!!

Much love and aloha,
the Hawaiʻi Cultural Foundation

Sharon Sakai

Thank you for performing at our events in New York and New Jersey. It was a pleasure working with you. I hope we can do it again.

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You're the Best!

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