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Kristian Paradis Steel Drum Bands

Steel Drum Band from Philadelphia, PA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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Noted steel drummer Kristian Paradis plays with a number of groups, as well as performing solo, to suit any occasion or venue:

The -Paradise Steel Duo- consists of two virtuosic steel pan players who play the music of the islands as well as music from around the world.

The -Kristian Paradis Quartet- offers instrumental calypso and island jazz, and can set the mood for relaxing, or turn up the energy for dancing. The instrumentation is two Steel Drummers, Bass, and Drumset.

The -Caribbean Sunset Band- offers the music of Jimmy Buffet and other Trop Rock artists, as well as the classic calypso music of Trinidad and Tobago. The instrumentation and size of the band can vary from a duo with Steel drums and guitar/vocals, to a seven piece band with a full rhythm section, horns, and pedal steel guitar.

Kristian performs solo 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.


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.

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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The entire experience was fantastic!! I will use Kristian Again!!! I will also use gigmasters again. Quality, Quality, Quality!!

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Wedding Ceremony

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Kristian provided music for my sons wedding. He was very professional, knowledgable and dependable. Our guests loved his music and remarked "I feel like I'm on a cruise". His performance made their beach wedding quite memorable. I would highly recommend Kristian.

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He was great! He truly made the night! Our families couldn't help dancing; the music made your hips move! I look forward to the next occasion that I need music because he is easily my new go to guy! Thank you so much for the great music.

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2016
Jun
18
Wedding Reception
Glenmoore, PA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Jun
10
Wedding
Gilbertsville, PA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Feb
26
Corporate Function
Woodlyn, PA
10:00 PM - 10:45 PM
2015
Feb
21
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chesapeake Beach, MD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Oct
10
Private Party
Hockessin, DE
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Aug
6
Private Party
Philadelphia, PA
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
1 Note Samba
Jobim
All of Me
Frank Sinatra
Amazing Grace
Traditional
Autumn Leaves
Frank Sinatra
Bacchanal Lady
David Rudder
Bahia Girl
David Rudder
Bees Melody
Lord Kitchener
Black Orpheus
Luis Bonfa
Black Orpheus
Jobim
Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Caribbean Band
Latin Band
Reggae Band
Ska Band
Steel Drum Band
Beach Band
Smooth Jazz Band
World Music Band
Roots Band
Children's Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Kristian Paradis Steel Drum Bands 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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