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 1,500 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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Birthday Party (Kids)

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The most amazing steel drummer and what a great value. Beyond his great sounds he has the best most relaxed personality of anyone I think I’ve ever met. You can tell he loves kids and appreciates the specialness of the celebration and the moment. His set up is super slick and professional. We loved him and will use him again for all of our parties!

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Kent Arnsbarger - Steel Drums & Island Sounds’s Response:

thank you so much Malora. You threw a wonderful party and gave me a cool place to perform!!! Best wishes to you all.

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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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We couldn’t be happier with Kent! He is so talented and everyone at our party enjoyed the music! Several people said they felt like they were on vacation. Kent was so nice and easy to work with and we will definitely have him back again and again! Absolutely loved it! Thanks again, Kent!!!

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