"Dayan Kai's supersonic voice is big enough to cause a tidal wave one minute and rich enough to turn a choppy sea into a smooth clear lake the next. And then there is the phalanx of instruments that he has mastered and the stunning song craft. Dayan Kai is a talent mightily personified and an absolute joy to experience."
-Tom Miller, Promoter
"A soulful and passionate performer across several genres. The warmth and humanity of his personality and songwriting always shine through and engage the audience."
- Dick Brundle, Fiddling Cricket Music
"Dayan really could 'make it rain'."
- Bruce Roberts, fan
"Kai's multi-faceted works touch on every human emotion, every nuance that can be expressed. The superior musicianship is only outdone by the humanity and raw energy expressed in the songs."
- CD Baby customer
"We always look forward to having Keith and Dayan back on on our stage. Over the years, they have built a loyal following and have become one of our favorite acts. Their musicianship is outmatched only by their warm personalities and engaging style. They never disappoint!"
- Pete Angwin, Artistic Director, Oaksong Music Society, Redding, CA
"Incredible, just incredible. Dayan was an integral part in making my wedding day so special. He was able to take every request we made and make it beautiful. I will always remember this day and the beautiful sounds of Dayan."
- Jonathan M., client from Gig Salad
"The Musical Incarnation of Aloha! What comes out of an instrument is what’s inside the musician’s heart. That’s why you want Dayan to perform at your function, especially a wedding. Though he looks like a handsome and casual California surfer, he’s Maui through and through and a consumate professional that is in high demand. ( In his role as musical director at the renowned Burnin’ Love show, he often plays several instruments in one song.) His bio mentions that he was born without sight but that is just ‘eye’ sight. He ‘sees’ more than most of us and travels freely to jobs and regular gigs around the islands and California. He’s in demand as a musician’s musician, but if you are lucky that he’s available for your function, I think you will find as I did, that the value you receive will be big and full of genuine Aloha."
-Joe P., client
"His music will have you tapping your foot, dancing a wicked two-step, reflecting on the various ideas he presents, laughing wryly at the paradox of our lives, all the while smiling joyfully, knowing you are listening to works of great consideration and passion."
- CD Baby customer
"THIS is country music! Ferget that packaged, pretty-boy stuff they call country nowadays. I like the authentic stuff..."
- YouTube viewer on "The San Juan Song"
"If you want to get high on life just listen to Dayan Kai and Steve Uccello, the best combo I have ever heard."
- Bob Valenzuela, The Pinnacle, Hollister, CA