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Bob Goldstick

Steel Drum from San Jose, CA - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$250 - $600 per event
Bob Goldstick plays all styles of calypso, reggae, soca and Jimmy Buffett music and will provide the sounds and feelings of a beautiful beach at sunset in the Caribbean for your party. Bringing a lifetime of experience in blues, jazz and rock results in an exotic blend of steel drum sounds and favorite songs from all styles. He has been a member of Gigmasters for three years and has over 75 performances as both a solo performer and with his band, Magical Steel. (Some of the reviews from his steel drum solo performances are listed below.

Starting with all of the traditional islands songs like Yellow Bird, Jamaica Farewell, and many Bob Marley reggae songs that are standards for any island party, Bob creates the atmosphere of an island party with the haunting sound of the steel drum and lyrical vocals. Add the drink umbrellas, colorful clothes and some island snacks and you have the Caribbean in your backyard. These songs played in the traditional way are perfect for creating the ambiance.

But he also can offer many other styles of music. As an extension of the Caribbean theme he plays a full range of Jimmy Buffett songs. From the popular ones like Margaretville, Cheeseburger in Paradise, and Brown Eyed Girl to songs like Jolly Mon, Gypsies in the Palace, Grapefruit Juicy Fruit, Pirate Looks at Forty, Volcano and many others that you will love if you are a Jimmy Buffett fan.

He also offers the combination of Caribbean steel drum music that can evolve into traditional blues, jazz or rock ‘n roll. Often, after a party has been going on for a while and everyone is getting more into the party mood, someone will want an old favorite rock ‘n roll song and Bob can deliver. Whatever your guests want in the way of music, from the traditional Caribbean to the rock ‘n roll favorites, your party will always have great music.


• Robert did so much more than we had discussed. He was an ENTERTIANER! He talked to the audience and was extremely personable! We loved Robert and the spice he brought to our island cruise! THANK YOU ROBERT! -- Tina C, San Luis Obispo, CA, 8/20/2008

• Robert was a joy to work with. He arrived early and was set up in no time. Although he performed solo it sounded like a full size steel band. His music selection was perfect for the evening party and everyone commented how great the music was. Robert was PERFECT for the occasion. Highly recommended. -- Richard J, San Jose, CA, 7/19/2008

• Set a wonderful tone for our event that carried through the rest of the night. Bob put everyone at ease and I'd hire him again in a heartbeat. -- Linda B, Santa Cruz, CA, 11/15/2008

• I would highly recommend Bob. He was very professional. He interacted well with the guests and did everything he could to make the party a hit. Many of the guests told me that Bob did a fantastic job. Highly Recommend!!!!!!! -- Paul W, San Jose, CA, 8/22/2009
• Amazing! Robert was a complete success for our party. Our guests loved his music; it wasn't too loud or too soft, but just right. We have many of our guests come up and ask if we minded if they got his contact info for their parties. Would hire again in a heartbeat! -- Melissa M, San Jose, CA, 5/25/2008

• I want to thank Bob for being a part of our SKYY Infusions Bartender party. He is extremely easy to work with and was prepared for anything. I truly appreciate him being so accommodating with the unexpected lack of electricity, tight quarters, etc. His music was a wonderful addition to our event. Thank you again for working with us, we were very pleased with having him there. -- Jaquelynn G, San Francisco, CA, 9/29/2008

• Bob did a fabulous job! He really help set the mood for our Hawaiian themed party...our guests really enjoyed the music. Bob was very professional and arrived early to set up so he was ready to go as guests were walking in. I will definitely be using him again and I would recommend him to any of my friends. ~ Amy & Jeff, Morgan Hill, CA -- Amy S, Morgan Hill, CA, 9/26/2009

• I am a realtor and he played for an open house I had for other realtors. As soon as they heard the music, they broke into a big smile. It was great fun and everyone really enjoyed it. I would highly recommend him for many types of functions. -- Anne K, Palo Alto, CA, 9/11/2009

• Robert was such a great addition to our party. He knew how to make the party more fun but not over the top by being too loud. He contacted us quickly about setting the date. He arrived in more than enough time and set up quickly. He played a variety of music and even gave a few lessons. He even played in 100 degree weather. What a professional. Everyone really enjoyed his music. We would definitely have him back for another party. -- Kate T, Folsom, CA, 8/29/2009

• We were very happy with Robert. He was fabulous. He arrived early. Great with our members. He was very good with questions and letting guests try the instruments. The music was just what we wanted. We would love to have him back again. -- Darlene S, San Jose, CA, 7/25/2009

• Robert was fun, professional, and the perfect addition to our wedding! He was quick to respond to all emails and correspondance before the event and showed up an hour early on our wedding day to set up and get ready for the day. He was a hit with our guests - everyone danced to the music at some point during the day and we all had a great time. My husband and I would highly recommend Robert to create the perfect ambiance for your event. He was MORE THAN GREAT!! Thank you Robert! From our hearts, Andrew & Annette Sharpe -- Annette D, Chilliwack, BC, 7/28/2007

• Bob was very professional and accommodating. He was able to adjust his music selections to blend in with the guest atmosphere, even performing requested songs for dancing. We had Bob play for 3 hours during our party. The music repetoire Bob played on the steel drum was varied, non repetitive, providing both a relaxing background when our guests were talking to more festive tunes to provide a real party atmosphere. Our guests were thrilled for the entertainment and we hope to see Bob back here next year! -- Karen V, San Jose, CA, 5/25/2009

• Robert was awesome! He added that very special touch to my Dad's retirement party that only live music can. From the very beginning I was comfortable with Robert especially since I had never used the internet to find live entertainment. Robert returned all phone calls promptly and was very professional. The day of the event he was plenty early to get set up. He was very friendly, answered questions from guests and took requests. He saw that our family said a prayer before eating and offered to play Amazing Grace. He pays attention and was able to read the crowd. Thanks again Robert you were awesome. I received so many comments on your performance. -- Deena A, Brentwood, CA, 8/9/2008

• Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous! Robert was everything we needed to make this party hum! He was punctual, organized and most accommodating. His repertoire spanned many years and and a variety of genre. He even jammed with one of the guests and played Hatikvah with a Caribbean influence! Bravo! Thanks, Robert! And as a bonus - GigMasters is a great site for event planners looking for the perfect gig! I will certainly use this site again, when looking for gigs for my clients! -- Lesley S, Kelowna, BC, 7/6/2007

• The musical talents of The Professor were the perfect compliment to our pig roast. Guests enjoyed songs they were familiar with and it added a touch of flair that only live music can provide! A perfect 10!! -- Kathy E, Kenmore, WA, 9/23/2007

• Robert was very helpful in our song selections for the wedding ceremony and the reception afterwards. He was responsive to eMails and phone calls while we worked out the details of the wedding. During the reception he not only took special requests, but frequently asked what songs we wanted to hear, or what styles we wanted to dance to. Fun, entertaining, great to work with. Thanks Robert! -Eric and Laurie- -- Eric F, Port Angeles, WA, 8/18/2007

• He was great! The music was wonderful and everyone enjoyed him! -- Gigi O, Shelton, WA, 7/18/2007

• Robert arrived an hour before he was scheduled to perform and actually started playing 30 minutes early to entertain guests that had arrived. He was just perfect for our gathering. He explained the steel drum to curious guests, played background music, guests played with him, and at one point he had a guests dancing and singing to "Margaritaville". It was memorable and I would definitely recommend him to others. -- Linda F, Seattle, WA, 6/30/2007

• He was wonderful. He made our event so special. We love him!!! -- Amy T, Gig Harbor, WA, 6/16/2007

• Robert was great. He was there early and stayed a little later and was kind and personable to everyone. -- Karen J, Centralia, WA, 6/2/2007

• Robert showed up ahead of time to set up - but was not in the way of the party-goers. The private party was small and held in the back yard. The music was beautiful and provided the right amount of back- ground ambiance. He is extraordinarily gifted and versatile with his talent and is definitely a recommended delight for any party. -- Karen E, Bellevue, WA, 6/1/2007

• Great job, and very friendly. We had a party of about 600 and they all loved him. Thanks Gigmasters -- Rod O, Shelton, WA, 3/31/2007

• I thought his perfomance was outstanding. He had also called me back on short notice which was also a great help. Plus, Robert was fun to listen too and everyone at our event enjoyed having him there. -- Tony N, Mountlake Terrace, WA, 1/16/2007

• A wonderful showman, a marvelus show. Our Club venue is difficult; bad acustics, poor lighting; tough crowd. He overcame all the obsticles and in no time he had the audience singing and humming and toe tapping along with him. We will have him back for sure. He is just plain FUN! What a great talent. -- Dennis W, Bellevue, WA, 9/27/2006

• Incredible musician, friendly person--overall, a perfect addition to our wedding. -- Amy G, Port Angeles, WA, 8/5/2006

• We were very pleased with the whole experience. Robert was very accommodating and geared his music to the activities of the party. We have already recommended him to others. -- Steve V, Bothell, WA, 7/23/2006

• Robert is a talented delightful musician! I certainly would hire him again and I would not hesitate to recommend him. -- Veronica K, Lacey, WA, 8/21/2006

• Robert was great. He totally ran the show in a very respectful and professional manner. He did not overwhelm the party, but only added to it. I would recommend him to anyone! -- Victoria C, Snohomish, WA, 8/19/2007

• Robert Goldstick was very experienced, and professional. He intuatively read the audience and adjusted his music to fit the mood of the crowd. I would recommend him highly in the future. -- Katrina B, Everett, WA, 8/25/2007

• Robert was perfect. Very accomodating, easy to work with, and professional. I highly recommend him. -- Joanna C, San Ramon, CA, 10/4/2008

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Bob Goldstick was an excellent choice for our party. This highly professional performer was extraordinary on both the steel drums and keyboards. His versitality and relaxed rapport with our party made for a fun and entertaining celebration. His extensive repetoire and his sense of humor were the ideal choice for our caribbean themed event. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed his musicality, his personality, and his entertainment skills. Thanks, Bob.... we highly recommend you to everyone! Patti and Wynn Williams

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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Amazing Grace
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Barometer Soup
Jimmy Buffett
Beer Barrel Polka
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Black Magic Woman
Black Orpheus
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Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Bob Goldstick will also travel to Santa Clara, Campbell, Los Gatos, Milpitas, Sunnyvale, Cupertino, Saratoga, Alviso, Los Altos, Coyote, Moffett Field, Mountain View, Holy City, Mount Hamilton, Redwood Estates, Fremont, Palo Alto, Stanford, Newark, Boulder Creek, Portola Valley, Menlo Park, Sunol, Brookdale, Ben Lomond, Atherton, Morgan Hill, New Almaden, Union City, La Honda.