YOU DESERVE the very best Caribbean Music one Panman can provide. A big clean sound, without synthesized parts or "tracks". Just actual recordings from musicians I have recorded with, performed with, some worked for me, or I just admire. You will hear every part plus my Pans.
MY MUSIC LIST is extensive, at least eight hours. I'm always arranging new tunes, and It would be a pleasure to arrange a tune for you. Perhaps a special "Father & Bride Dance". I "Pace" your music list, and will create the musical ambience of your choosing. I have pre programmed musical mood sets, like "Easy Listening", "Romantic Dinner", "Hot Island Soca & Reggae", "Poolside Classic Calypsos", "Pure Pan", "Latin Steel", etc…….. *I "break" only when necessary, but when I do, my music continues seamlessly, beginning to end. And, a microphone is always available for you.
THESE AUTHENTIC RECORDINGS are full-ranged, demanding a quality audio-system, like my studio monitor setup. I'm proud of my sound, as it fills a room you can still converse in. We can always "go for it" when you're ready. *I have KRK & QSC components for large or small venues.
I'M VERY EXPERIENCED. I know you will enjoy this musical tour of the islands, including recent SOCAs from Trinidad, American Pop, and "Floribbean". *I like familiar tunes arranged Reggae, like "Eddie Lovett"!
PAN MUSIC has been my passion since 1970's, and my avocation since 1980's. My first big break came from Disney's Lake Buena Vista's, Royal Plaza Hotel. Our stay at the "R. P." lasted 6 summers. During that time I worked with Byron Lee's Dragonaires, The Merrymen, and Nassau Junkanoo Dancers. I taught multiple "Pan Workshops" with Tom Reynolds, Ellie Mannette, Ray Halman, Andy Narell, and many more. My "Sun Coast Steel Band(s)" have performed regularly and frequently all over Central & West Florida. *Listed below
MY INSTRUMENTS: My entire collection of very fine Pans were made by THE BEST! Pan Crafters Tom Reynolds, Ellie Mannette, and Cliff Alexis. *All made at my Fl residence(s).
WEDDINGS & CONVENTIONS: I anticipate playing some traditional wedding music like "Pachelbel Canon in D", but you will chose your own "Processional & Recessional". It's very common to upload specific Artists, Titles, or Cooperate Jingles to be ready, on cue. It's not usual to change the musical mood as your event progresses.
>EXTENDED CONTRACTS & RETURN ENGAGEMENTS:
1st High School Steel Band in Fl, 1978-Springstead
Royal Plaza Hotel, Lake Buena Vista Village
Palace Hotel, Lake Buena Vista Village
Viscount Hotel, Lake Buena Vista Village
Busch Gardens, "Pan Around the Neck", TPA
Adventure Island, TPA
Adam's Mark Caribbean Gulf Resort - Clearwater Beach
Strawberry Festivals, Plant City
Florida State Fairs, TPA
Parkers Lighthouse, Harbor Island
Rosie O'grady's - Street Parties - Church Street, ORL
Rosie O'grady's - Apple Annie's - Church Street, ORL
Tommy Lasorda, BDay Parties, Dodgertown, Vero
Sea World's Florida Festival, ORL
Grand Cypress Hotel, ORL
Siesta Key Beach, SRQ
Sand Castle Festivals, Treasure Island
>SOME SPECIAL EVENTS:
U.S. President Gerald Ford, Harbor Island,TPA
Bob Hope - Grand Opening "Marriott Seaworld", ORL
Joe Theismann, Ret Washington Redskins, Enesbrook
Florida Governor Bob Graham, Harbor Island, TPA
NFL Super Bowl X, Coaches Party, TPA
The Merrymen - Barbados, trading sets, ORL
Byron Lee's Dragonaires- Jamaica, trading sets, ORL
JP Silver Stars Jr" Steel Band, trading sets, ORL
The United States Navy Steel Band, trading sets, ORL
Purdue University - "Band-O-Rama", concert, Indiana
"C Ks" New Years Eve Party, TPA airport
Harbor Island Grand Opening, TPA
Junkanoo Dancers, Nassau, trading sets, ORL
"Tampa Showoffs", TPA
Shephard's Beach Bar, Clearwater Beach
Mel Tillis, opening act, Brooksville
Lawrence Welk's Arthur Duncan Show, opening act, ORL
>SOLO IN SARASOTA:
"Weddings", Venice & Sarasota
"Bimini Restaurant", Blackburn Point
"Gilligan's" Mother's Day, Siesta Village
"Walt's Fish House", SRQ
"St Armands Circle", holiday events, and special promotions
"Marker 4" - Restaurant, Venice intercoastal
"Gator Jim's", St Pete Beach
The Christmas Boat Parade, Venice
Many: Corporate, Charitable, Political, & Assisted Living Private Pools, Celebrations, & Receptions
>TYPICAL PERFORMANCE ROUTINE:
Arrival: 1 hour before "Start", load-in, setup, start ambiance music, freshen' up, & wait for your que
Parking: Easily accessible to load in & out
Load In & Out: Require the ability to roll my gear from Truck to the Set
Space: 5' x 5' space is adequate, shaded, NO direct sunlight on the Pans!
Power: 110 volt AC, safely run, within 50', 10' - 20' is best.
Stage Exit: If your "Event" extends beyond gig time, a discreet exit is nice.
Options: 9' x 9' Canopy, +$50 / Remote Power, 12V battery w Inverter, +$100.