Anderson Cupid & Steel Fusion
Sensational steel drum entertainment bringing a touch of elegance to your wedding, event or private party. We will arrive punctually to your event, well groomed and ready to thrill your guests with amazing talents.
Born in the tropical twin isles of Trinidad and Tobago and now based in Maryland USA,
Anderson Cupid began playing the Steel Drum/Steel pan instrument at the elementary school level and represented his school in competition for the first time when he was just ten years old.
At his secondary school, he represented the school band as a soloist at the very first school steel band music festival and gained top honors. Andy also functioned as captain of the school's steel orchestra, which dominated the country's national school panorama competition in the eighties.
In 1981, Andy joined the Jewel 22 Steel Orchestra, playing at the 'senior' national level in Trinidad for the first time. In 1982, he became a pivotal member of the world renowned Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra. As a member of this orchestra for over 25 years, Andy was right there with Trinidad All Stars as they won many prestigious awards and competitions.
Performing with Trinidad All Stars, allowed him to perfect his skills and become the accomplished musician he is today. In 1990, Andy traveled to the shores of England, where he lived and taught the art of the instrument within the government school system, conducted workshops at the commonwealth institute in London and was the arranger for top British steel orchestra Metronomes.
From 1999-2004, Andy performed on the cruise ship circuit with Commodore, Carnival and Holland American cruise lines, mesmerizing many audiences with versatile playing, vocals and varied repertoire.
For the period 2004-2007 Andy lived in and performed all over California in the USA, before moving to the east coast where he now resides.
As a writer composer he has written songs and done musical arrangements for the likes of Calypsonian Crazy "Save ah soul"; Flo PG "Dancing time again"; Joel Aaron "Panslingers"; and Brent Richardson "Bacchanal", "We like it".
Andy has traveled to many places, showcasing the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. Some of these places are Florida, New Orleans, Texas, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Paris, Venezuela and all over the Caribbean, and remains an in demand musician all year round.