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Kristian Paradis - Steel Drums

Steel Drum from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
Kristian Paradis is an active steelpan performer and teacher based in Philadelphia, and was awarded GigMasters.com's "Top Steel Drummer" award in 2007. Mr. Paradis has performed around the United States, Europe, and Asia, including concert appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently teaches steelpan at the University of Delaware, where he leads and arranges music for a 20 member steel drum orchestra, as well as teaching private lessons on steel drum technique.

Kristian performs on steel drums along with pre-recorded professional backing tracks, to give a fully orchestrated sound with only a single performer. He also performs solo classical music for wedding ceremonies or intimate gatherings. His steel drum duo, trio, and quartet are also available for events and venues where a larger group is appropriate, from backyard bashes to Atlantic City casinos.

Please enjoy the video and audio samples on Kristian's GigMasters profile, and do not hesitate to contact him with any questions or requests.
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2007 - Top Steel Drummer

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Kristian Paradis was awesome!! He came early and beat the traffic - we had customers commenting to the door girl and floor manager about the great entertainment was. Normally, those compliments are resolved only for the exotic dancers, but at our Bikini Party, Kristian's steel drums did much to convert the feel of our Manhattan location into a tropical island.

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Kristian played for our restaurant's annual end of summer pig roast luau event which draws about 100-150 people. His music and abilities set the atmosphere for a wonderful evening. Our staff and guests all said what a great great evening that they had with Kristian. Kristian was easy to work with, played requests, and some of our guests asked for his contact info for their own events. We will definitely have Kristian back future events.

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Kristian Paradis was AWESOME!! We went for a beach theme wedding a week ago and he just added to the excitement of the day! I am still getting calls on how great he was! In fact, people want lessons :) I would recommend Kristian to ANYONE who wants the mood of their wedding to be relaxing and enjoyable for their guests! THANKS FOR HELPING TO MAKE OUR DAY UNFORGETTABLE! ANNMARIE & CHRISTOPHER PETRELLA 8-8-09

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2015
Jun
7
Birthday Party (Kids)
Pelham, NY
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2015
Jun
2
Luau Party
Parkville, MD
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Feb
27
Celebration
Collegeville, PA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2014
Sep
6
Wedding Reception
Beach Haven, NJ
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Jul
12
Wedding Ceremony
Beach Haven, NJ
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2014
Jul
1
Community Event
Tuckerton, NJ
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
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Kenny Dorham
Brown Skin Girl
Harry Belafonte
Corcovado
Jobim
Day- O
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Dolly Dawn
Harry Belafonte
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin
Down De Road
Andy Narell
Girl From Ipanema
A.C. Jobim
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Please note Kristian Paradis - Steel Drums will also travel to Langhorne, Trevose, Bensalem, Bryn Athyn, Feasterville Trevose, Huntingdon Valley, Beverly, Croydon, Holland, Abington, Cheltenham, Jenkintown, Levittown, Riverside, Riverton, Bristol, Elkins Park, Hatboro, Palmyra, Richboro, Warminster, Willow Grove, Wyncote, Burlington, Glenside, Willingboro, Dresher, Fairless Hills, Horsham, Moorestown.
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