Steel drummer Nigel Thomas from the Caribbean island of Grenada has been playing steel drum in St Louis, Chicago and the entire US for over 20 years. Nigel has been featured on FOX 2 News and Channel 11 (KPLR) News. Whether you want to take a temporary virtual tour in the tropical islands, grab your Margarita, umbrellas, colorful clothes and some island snacks and you ALMOST have the Caribbean in your backyard. Continue to close your eyes, think about your footstep in the sand on the beach, the only thing missing to make this event COMPLETE and memorable is live steel drum music featuring Nigel Thomas from Grenada.
Working as a soloist steel drummer, Nigel has developed a smooth enjoyable playing style which has made him a favorite for everything from small private parties, weddings, graduations, rehearsal dinners, anniversary, engagement, reunion, resorts, hotels, to large public and corporate special events and more! As a pan or steel drum artist, he plays lots of genre including soca, calypso, reggae, dancehall, zouk, salsa, samba, cha-cha, mambo, latin, pop, jazz, soul and blues. His rhythmic sounds can be heard throughout Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Kansas, which include cities like Saint Louis, Kansas City, Chicago and Indianapolis. He and his steel drums are definitely made for each other.
Nigel has been entertaining audiences for more than 20 years through his innovative music that combines the melodic brightness of the Caribbean steel drums with the driving rhythms of Calypso and Latin Jazz.
On your special day, you want your event to be memorable. You can view SteelDrumFlavor's website for further details on pricing, availablility, videos, audios and many more.
Children's Birthday Parties
Sweet 16 Parties
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Amazing GraceJohn Newton
Baby I Love the WayUB40
Bachannal LadyDavid Rudder
Bahia GirlDavid Rudder
Barometer SoupJimmy Buffet
BazodeeAllison Hinds and Square One
Both of ThemMighty Sparrow
Bridal Song (Here Comes the Bride ) Richard Wagner
Brown Eyed GirlJimmy Buffet / Van Morrison
Brown Skin GirlHarry Belafonte / King Radio
Buffalo SoldierBob Marley
Candle In The WindElton John
Cantina BandStar Wars
Can't Help Falling in LoveUB40
Carols of the BellPeter Wilhousky
Cha Cha SandwichPhil Hawkins
Changes In LatitudeJimmy Buffet
Cheeseburger in ParadiseJimmy Buffett
Coco JamboMr President
Cokay CokaySt Lucia Soca
Come MondayJimmy Buffett
Coral ReefKent Arnsbarger
Could You Be LoveBob Marley
Cruizin' JamaicaLalo Davil
Day O (Banana Boat Song)Harry Belafonte
De Conga Line (Bump & Wine)Spice
Dead or AliveSherwayne Winchester
Don't WorryBe Happy
Don't Worry, Be HappyBobby McFerrin
Don't Turn AroundAce of Bass
Drunk and DisorderlyMighty Sparrow
Dus In Deh FaceDavid Rudder
ENTIRE SONG LIST AT
Feliz NavidadJosé Feliciano
Get Something and WaveSuper Blue
Give 'Em UpCaribbean Vibes
GuantanameraJose Fernandez Diaz / Pete Seeger
Have Yourself a Merry Little ChristmasJudy Garland
He Reigns (Awesome God)Kirk Frankin
Here Comes the Bride (Bridal Song or Wedding March)Red Lou / Felix Mendelssohn
Here I AmUB40
Hot Hot HotArrow
Hotel CaliforniaThe Eagles
I Can See Clearly NowJ. Nash / Jimmy Cliff
I Shot the SheriffBob Marley
I'm Yours Jason Mraz
Iko Iko / Brother JohnNeville Brothers
In the SummertimeMungo Jerry / Shaggy
Ipanema (Bossa Nova)Antonio Carlos Jobim
Iron Lion ZionBob Marley
Is this LoveBob Marley
Island In the SunHarry Belafonte
Jamaican Farewell (Kingston Town)Jimmy Buffet, Harry Belafonte
Jesu, Joy of Man Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach
Jingle BellsJames Lord Pierpont
Joy To the WorldPercy Faith
Jump In the Line Shake SenoraHarry Belafonte
Jump and WaveAjamu
Killing Me SoftlyFugees
Kiss The GirlLittle Mermaid / Disney
La BambaLos Lobos
La La LeyRussell Cadogen
Lady In RedChris De Burgh
Lean on MeBill Withers
Limbo RockChubby Checker
Little Drummer BoyKatherine K Davis
MacarenaLos Del Rio
Madder than datMachel Mantano
Mambo MindoroCal Tjjader
Max It UpDestra
Melda OMighty Sparrow
Mo JavaLalo Davila
My WayFrank Sinatra
No Woman No CryBob Marley
No Work No Food TonightTangler
Ode to JoyLudwig van Beethoven
Old Time SomethingHigh Intensity
Old Woman We Taking HomeTalpree
One LoveBob Marley
One Moment In TimeWhitney Houston
Pan In A MinorLord Kitchener
Quando Quando QuandoMichael Buble
Rant and WaveChristopher 'Tambu' Hubert
Red Red WineUB40 & Neil Diamond
Redemption SongBob Marley
Rhythm is Gonna Get YouMiami Sound
Rhythm of CalypsoPhil Soloman
Ritmo SuaveLalo Davila
Roll ItAllison Hinds
Rum & Coke ColaLord Invader
STEELDRUMFLAVOR dot COM
Samba Pa TiSantana
Silent NightStille Natht
Silver BellsBob Hope
Sly MongooseCalypso Rose
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo?ole
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Harold Arlen
Soul LimboTerry Manning
St ThomasSonny Roll
Star-Spangled BannerFrancis Scott Key
Steelband ParadiseRay Holman
Stir It UpBob Marley
Sugar Bum Bum (soca)Lord Kitchner
SunsetLen “Boogsie” Sharpe & Evan Brubaker
SweatInner Circle and Third World
Swinging EngineBurning Flames
Three Little BirdsBob Marley
Trini To The BoneDavid Rudder
Turn Me OnKevin Little
Unchained MelodyAlex North
Under The BoardwalkThe Drifters
Under the SeaDisney / Little mermaid
Waiting In VainBob Marley
Wedding MarchFelix Mendelssohn
WineTaxi (Colin Lucas)
Woah DonkeyUnited Sisters
YumbambeJoseph Estevez Jr & AlejandroGonzalo
Zouk La Se Medikaman Nou NiKassav
Children's Music Band
Steel Drum Band
World Music Band
$200 - $2000
Lord Kitchner, Mighty Sparrow, Harry Belafonte, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, UB40, Eli Manette, Boogsie Sharp, Andy Narell, David Rudder, Augustus Pablo, Van Morrison, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Santana, Elton John, and Billy Joel.
Wedding Reception in Bloomington, IL on 07/21/2012
"Nigel was a hit at our wedding reception! We could not have asked for a better performance! Nigel was very professional and personable and put on a fantastic high energy show. He was great to work with from start to finish. I cannot say enough about him! We would highly recommend Nigel!! "
- Elisabeth M.
Wedding Reception in Saint Louis, MO on 05/25/2012
"My daughter had a destination wedding. We wanted a tropical flare to the reception when we got home. Nigel was outstanding! I had him play as the guests were arriving and through the dinner hour.
I was given so many compliments from our guests, they loved his music and his performance."
- Donna S.
Wedding Reception in Solon, IA on 03/24/2012
"Nigel was amazing!!! Our families and friends loved him. He was so fun and interesting. Very talented. I would hire him again in an instant!! He made our event so unique and so much fun. Even the servers said they loved his music.
He was a great entertainer.
Thank you so much!
- Lori C.
Trade Show in St Louis, MO on 02/24/2012
"Nigel was EXACTLY what we were looking for and we will certainly use Steel Drum Flavor again. He could not have been more ENERGETIC, accommodating, talented, professional and wonderful! We have had so many great comments about him from over 800 attendees from the trade show. Thank you for providing us access to him! "
- Michael P.
Corporate Function in St Louis, MO on 01/10/2012
"Nigel was amazing! Our guest can't stop talking about his performance. He entertains and entertains. We love him! Two of our guest booked him for their event. We will be hiring again!"
- Stephen K.
Restaurant Event in Saint Louis, MO on 05/30/2010
"Nigel was extremely professional and easy to work with. He made the booking process very easy, and was a terrific performer. We booked him for an event we had at our restaurant, and he drew in a lot of people from other surrounding restaurants, which really helped us increase sales. We definitely plan on booking him again, and looking forward to working with him in the near future."
- Sarah N.
Birthday Party (Adults) in Collierville, TN on 09/05/2009
"Nigel was FABULOUS! This was a surprise luau party for my husband's birthday. Nigel took the time and patience to teach my 9 year old how to play Happy Birthday on the steel drum for my husband's arrival. My daughter did the hula while my son played. It was a huge hit! Nigel's energy and talent set the tone for the whole party. Everyone loved him! Nigel even taught my husband a song! I just can't sing enough of his praises. He was the best! I would recommend him for any event! Thank you Nigel! "
- Stacy R.
Grand Opening in Lake Saint Louis, MO on 08/29/2009
"We are a retail store and hired Nigel Thomas to perform on our indoor stage during our Grand Opening festivities. Nigel arrived early and even asked if he could start early. He was full of energy and was definitely entertaining. Our customers loved the steel drum and he is very talented with a wide range of songs to perform. I definitely recommend Nigel for any event."
- Kathy W.
July 4th Party in Washington, MO on 07/07/2012
"NIGEL WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, EVERYONE AT OUR ENGAGEMENT PARTY LOVED THE MUSIC. DEFINATELY GOING TO USE HIM AGAIN.
In addition to Saint Louis, Nigel Thomas - Steel Drum Flavor will also travel to East Saint Louis, Lovejoy, National Stock Yards, Venice, Madison, East Carondelet, Dupo, Granite City, Belleville, Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Florissant, Millstadt, Saint Ann, Bridgeton, Hazelwood, Maryville, Edwardsville
and many other locations in and around the Saint Louis area.
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