Kent Arnsbarger - Steel Drums & Island Sounds

Steel Drum Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 525 miles
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Add that Island flare to your next party or event!! Kent Arnsbarger is a solo steel drum performer using an iPod to play VERY high quality backup tracks (all played & recorded by him) over a very compact and amazing sounding state-of-the-art Bose PA system. The sound files you hear on this page are from his 6 CDs, all on iTunes or on his personal site. These sounds are the exact backup tracks he uses live, minus the lead pan. What you hear is what you get!!

Kent has performed at over 1,400 different venues and events from wedding receptions to birthday parties, resorts & restaurants, Zoos & colleges, casinos and corporate parties since 2004 . After (or before) the performance, Kent can also DJ your event with many thousands of songs from many styles of music at his finger tips. Professional lighting will be added for evening events.

Kent has performed on television several times (along with a two hour interview on WGN radio) and has opened for the world famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

He also teaches percussion privately and is the percussion instructor at several high profile schools in Indiana for their marching band programs. Kent is a classically trained percussionist from Indiana University.

Kent uses REAL percussion instruments and NOT midi sequencers or drum machines. Your ears (& your guests) will surely notice the difference.

Please take a moment and enjoy Kent's music videos for his own tune, "Island Currents" and a cover of "Island Girl" and "Sugar Island". All recorded and edited by Kent.

Be sure to watch his promotional video here on Gigmasters.

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Graduation Party

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Everyone loved Kent's performance. He was very accommodating and pleasant. He needs very little space to set up and couldn't have been easier to deal with. I would be happy to have him play again!

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Private Party

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Living in Nashville no one understood why I had to get a performer from IL, until they heard him play! He was a great performer and very personable. I would recommend him to anyone.

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Club Event

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Kent Arnsbarger's talent is very well represented on his website. Visit it. What you see and hear is exactly what you get. On top of that, he is very easy to deal with and accommodating to your event's needs. His communication is very prompt too. Hire him! You won't be disappointed.

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2018
May
26
Wedding Reception
Saint Louis, MO
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Feb
3
Private Party
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Jan
26
Club Event
Milwaukee, WI
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
15
Holiday Party
Elk Grove Village, IL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Sep
16
Celebration
Johnsburg, IL
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Aug
23
Luau Party
Three Rivers, MI
12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
2017
Aug
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Northfield, IL
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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