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Kent Arnsbarger - Steel Drums & Island Sounds

Steel Drum from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 3000 miles
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$200 - $1200 per event
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 1,000 different venues 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". All recorded and edited by Kent.

Be sure to watch his promotional video here on Gigmasters.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Hire this guy for your event. What a pro. The music was amazing. Our guests loved him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Kent Arnsbarger was a hit! We loved him, as did everyone at the party. He was the talk of the party! Very professional! Extremely talented! & Guests were dancing!!! We hope to have him back in the future. Guests were asking him how to contact him! Thank you for making my Fathers 80th birthday party a success! From the Gee Family

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Country Club Event

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We've used Kent for the last 8 years we've been having our annual party. I've looked at using someone new over the years, but we get so many complements with him it doesn't really make sense to change. He is always willing to go with the flow. Every year we do something different, one year we had a 5k before the party and this year we had it on an island and he is always game. I never worry about asking him to do something crazy (even put all his equipment on a boat=) because he is so awesome to deal with. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to work with. The party felt very "resort'y" with him playing his steel drum on the island.

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2015
Sep
4
Birthday Party (Adult)
Carmel, IN
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jun
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
North Liberty, IN
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
May
21
Corporate Function
Wheaton, IL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
May
17
Country Club Event
Nashville, TN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2013
Jul
13
Private Party
Saint Joseph, MI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Jun
23
Celebration
Chicago, IL
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Cheesburger In Paradise
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Come Monday
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Margaritaville
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Red Red Wine
UB40
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Island Favorite
Under the Sea
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Kiss the Girl
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Please note Kent Arnsbarger - Steel Drums & Island Sounds will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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