Steel Pan Drum and Marimba Music, with Djembe, Bongo, Conga Drums, Island Guitar or Ukulele!
WHEN THE SOUNDS OF SOCCA, SAMBA, REGGAE, CALYPSO AND JAZZ COLLIDE YOU KNOW YOU ARE IN THE TROPICS!
Steel drum music, accompanied by djembe, bongo & conga drums is performed by Atlanta's favorite Steel Pan & Calypso Band! Import the live, pulsating rhythmic flavor of TRINIDAD & TOBAGO'S CARNIVAL, SOCA & CALYPSO led by Steel Pan Music to your event!
Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music performs: BOB MARLEY, JIMMY BUFFET, JAMAICAN REGGAE, CALYPSO, LATIN, JAZZ STANDARDS AND CONTEMPORARY MUSIC.
Island Theme Party? Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music Band can INCLUDE GAMES & CONTESTS:
+ Pass the Coconut
+ The Hula Hoop Challenge!
Your guests can relax, dance or jam along with the steel drum band! We can also lead your group into a DRUMMING CIRCLE!
Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music Band provides CARIBBEAN ISLAND MUSIC on Steel Pan for Weddings, Receptions, Corporate Events, Private Parties, Festivals & Restaurants.
*Excellent entertainment for luau's and theme parties!
*Duos, trios and quartets arranged on request. A variety of configurations can be made, based on your setting and budget considerations.
ATLANTA STEEL PAN & ISLAND MUSIC BAND BIOS:
Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music performers are experienced, well educated and have traveled the globe learning and experiencing drumming, world music and the cultures of the island!
STEEL PAN & MARIMABA - PAUL VOGLER - Paul has appeared on the bill with Ziggy Marley, Thelonius Monk Jr., Dr. Billy Taylor, The New York Voices & others. As an educator Paul lectured World Music, Percussion, Jazz Studies and Electronic Music and directed Jazz Band and Orchestra.Paul's company, Atlanta Event Music, has provided educational programming since 1995, receiving the 1997 Dorothy Mullen National Arts Award for "The Bessie Bus", a mobile jazz and blues program; and provided audio/video production/editing and inter-active exhibits including the National Afro-American Museum on the exhibit "When the Spirit Moves" at the Smithsonian Institution.
*** A Professor of World Music, Percussion & Jazz, Paul may also be contacted for Lecture/Demonstrations or Private STEEL PAN LESSONS & EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS.
ISLAND GUITAR & VOCAL - PAUL NEWKIRK - Paul has appeared on the bill with Santana, James Brown, Kathy Matea, Al Green, Spyro Gyra, Peabo Bryson and The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Paul has opened concerts for Joe South, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The New York Voices, B.W. Stevenson & performed as a band member with Percy Sledge.
Paul Newkirk has been compared to artists: James Taylor, Paul Simon & Bob Dylan. Paul delivers a warm, engaging & energetic stage presence. His versatile 300+ song repertoire appeals to a wide variety of audiences. Paul also performs as a solo act at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.
STEEL PAN / DOUBLE SECONDS & BASS - L.A. TUTEN - Berklee School of Music graduate, L.A. was the conductor, arranger and trombonist for Seed & Feed Marching Abominable Band, spent a year with playing electric bass with the famous Nashville guitarist "Thumbs" Carlille and performed with Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Arkansas Travelers, and the Stained Souls. L.A. was bassist for EM/World recording artist Elise Witt, appearing on two albums: "Mezzanine" (1993); and "Open The Window" (1997). As a tuba player in the Ruby Red's revival band in Underground Atlanta he worked nightly with Rocky Ball and Marty Martin. Don Erdman, of Hotlanta Jazz Band, hired L.A. for the tuba chair. L.A. immediately began national and world tours as well as recording: "Live in Spain" (1992); and "Happy Feet" (1994). L.A.'s also performs jazz on the upright bass with the Ruby Reds Band and Atlanta Jazz Trio, and double seconds on the steel pan with Atlanta Steel Pan & Island Music!
ISLAND & WORLD DRUMS - DAVE HOLLAND - Dave is founder and primary performer and facilitator of all Beatin' Path programs and drum circles. Dave spreads the message of community, teamwork, diversity, and environmental awareness through rhythm based events. Dave leads regular drum circles at regional area schools, public housing communities, health fairs and festivals. Dave is the leading member of Ritmo Blu, a world percussion trio that performs at regional schools and festivals. Dave has traveled to Cuba, Africa, and Brazil to pursue his continuing education of the world's cultures and drumming traditions.
Hire ATLANTA STEEL PAN & ISLAND MUSIC BAND for your wedding, reception, party, festival or event! Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet, Jamaican Reggae, Calypso, Latin, Jazz Standards & Contemporary Music!