Catherine & Jeyel Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, APRIL 6, 2016 ]

Cat & Jeyel Wedding Review
Mike performed at our ceremony and reception and was just AMAZING. One of the most important things that my wife and I envisioned was the bridal entrance during the ceremony and everything went perfectly. I even had some odd requests for the exit and he was kind enough to accommodate.

During the reception, we got a lot of guests complimenting us on having Mike perform during cocktail hour. He had such a wide range of songs to choose from and he was overall great to work with leading up to the wedding. Thanks again Mike!
— Cat & Jeyel

Songs Performed:

  • XO (John Mayer)
  • Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)
  • No Hands (Waka)

Michelle & Jigger Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 ]

Michelle & Jigger Wedding Review
We saw Mike perform at one of our friend’s wedding and we instantly knew that we absolutely wanted him to perform at our wedding. He has a smooth, soft, amazing voice that was perfect fit for our ceremony, cocktail hour, and our first dance. On top of that, he was extremely professional, easy to work with, and responsive to emails (such a huuuuge plus!!). ‘Til this day, we still get so many compliments from our guests on how great he sang.

He was an absolute pleasure to work with and we will definitely recommend him again to anyone who is looking for someone to make an everlasting impression for their upcoming event! Mike, thank you sooo much!!!!

Thank you so much again and again!!
— Michelle & Jigger

Songs Performed:

  • Simple Love Song (Anuhea)

  • Marry Me (Train)

  • First Dance: Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)

Monica & Jason Eng Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, MAY 24, 2015 ]

Monica & Jason Eng Wedding Review
My wife really wanted to have a live singer perform at our wedding. After hearing Michael at her cousin’s wedding, it was an easy decision. Michael has such a stunning voice and is incredibly talented with the guitar, it just made our wedding so special. He has such great enthusiasm and really loves what he is doing. He put on such an amazing performance for our ceremony, which really added that personalized touch to our wedding. He also kept our guests entertained with his musical talents during our cocktail hour. We got so many compliments about him from our guests. It was such an honor to have him as a part of our wedding. He added that special touch to our wedding and more. We would definitely recommend Michael for your next event!
— Monica & Jason

Songs Performed:

  • Entrance: I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
  • Bride Entrance: Marry Me (Train)
  • Exit: I Do (colbie caillat)

Marian & Dario Choy Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, MARCH 23, 2014 ]

Marian & Dario Choy
I’ve actually known Mike for close to a decade now, originally through the music scene in the City. When it came time for my wife and I to decide on the details for our ceremony, we both rather instantly, agreed that we wanted Mike to play. Having worked with Mike on some of his past albums and projects, I’ve gained insight to his passion for music and detail and care he puts in to his craft. Mike is a true artist as well as a great human being – the ideal person to enhance our special day.

Mike definitely aims to please and was eager to take on songs to learn for our ceremony. I have full confidence in Mike to handle just about anything I throw his way, so his enthusiasm way just more encouraging and exciting. We asked Mike to play Stevie Wonder’s “Ribbon in the Sky.” He was familiar with the song, but hadn’t ever played it. I think for many, the thought of learning and executing a rendition of any Stevie song may be overwhelming, but Mike did not so much as flinch and took to it immediately. We had a little over a month and I would check in with Mike to see how it was coming, and he always assured me, with much enthusiasm that it was going great – and I was sure.

Fast forward to our wedding day and Mike’s professionalism and care shone through. Long story short, Mike ended up assisting with another set up that I hadn’t originally asked him to, all the while setting up his own rig and gathering himself in time to play for our guests as they were being seated. Mike played beautifully, songs from his repertoire up until the start of the ceremony. He continued with “Is this Love” for the bridal party procession. Neither my wife nor I had previewed what Mike had prepared for “Ribbon in the Sky”, but when it came time, and he belt out those first notes, I could feel a big smile emerge on my face – as well as on those of many of our guests! I had a few family members nod in great pleasure and approval as Mike played on. It was such a memorable moment and perfect accompaniment to seeing my bride-to-be walk down the aisle to.

There’s probably a lot more I can comment on about how great a musician and person Mike is, but I’d suggest you experience it first-hand.
— Marian & Dario

Songs Performed:

  • Is This Love (Bob Marley)
  • Ribbon in the Sky (Stevie Wonder)

Danni & Adam Hemberger Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, SEPTEMBER 29, 2012 ]

Danni & Adam Hemberger Wedding
My husband and I know Mike through his years in Kapakahi and My Peoples and have always been witness to his talent on guitar and his stunning voice. We had already seen Mike play my brother’s wedding and immediately agreed to ask him to sing at ours following our engagement. All other details be damned, we knew having Mike sing on our wedding day would be special and it was. His voice, happiness and enthusiasm added an extra layer of emotion to an already emotional and beautiful day. Mike went out of his way to learn an important song for us and perfected an original piece for my portion of the walk. If you’ve ever dreamed of having a soulful voice and beautiful guitar sing you down the aisle on your wedding day, look no further!
— Danni & Adam

Songs Performed:

  • Free (Zach Brown Band)
  • Crazy Love (Van Morrison)
  • This Love (Mike Dayao)

Michelle & Dong Bui Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, AUGUST 14, 2012 ]

Michelle & Dong Bui
We’ve seen Mike play in all different venues and occasions. We love everything he does, whether it’s his solo or with My Peoples. He ALWAYS puts it down. When it came down to finding a musician to play at our wedding, we knew we wanted to ask Mike. We were looking for an artist, not a wedding singer and we knew we would get that with Mike. As a friend, guest and artist, Mike went above and beyond what we asked of him. Whether the songs were covers or originals, they were all played with Mike’s style, unique, a sound that only Mike can own. He is just smooth. It doesn’t matter if you are listening to him on his youtube posts, CD’s or live, it always reminds us of why our wedding was f*ckin awesome. Mike was the first sound our guests heard when they walked into the ceremony or reception and he impressed everyone. Mike and his music are soulful and passionate, every lyric and guitar stroke has meaning when he’s behind the microphone. Buy this man’s music, see him live! Don’t miss an opportunity to hear him. His albums are always on my Ipod, they should be on yours too.
— Michelle & Dong

Songs Performed:

  • Sweet Pea (Amos Lee)
  • Here Comes the Sun (The Beatles)

Paloma & Art Concordia Wedding Review

[ REVIEW, JUNE 15, 2012 ]

Mike Dayao Wedding Singer at City Hall
"Having Mike perform for our wedding ceremony was exactly what I envisioned as I walked down the aisle. He was able to play the song we requested and I will always remember that moment. Mike is one of my favorite singer/songwriter’s, he has a great personality and puts so much energy into all his performances. I always recommend him and he never disappoints.”

Songs Performed:

  • Come Over (Estelle)
  • This Love (Mike Dayao)