The X Isles

Steel Drum Band from Portsmouth, RI - Will travel up to 150 miles
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Relax, let the X Isles bring the Islands to you! This is our 7th year with Gigmasters and our diverse “Island Style" music format continues to expand. We offer an enjoyable evening of island party favorites including vocal tunes by Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, and Harry Belafonte, Caribbean steel drum instrumentals like Guantanamera, Yellow Bird, and The Lion Sleeps Tonight, acoustic rock by Zac Brown, Jack Johnson, and Kenny Chesney, as well as classic songs from artists like Paul Simon, James Taylor, Sting, and the Beatles, to name a few.

The “Island Style" music concept of the X Isles offers a variety of musical styles with John's vocal/guitar work as well as his pre-recorded bass and drum backing tracks. John will be working again this year with George Zecher, and Aaron Cote (based on availability) to add that live steel drum vibe. John started the X Isles 8 years ago with Rick Andre (who has since moved on to the sunny shores of Florida) and is also available as a solo performer with plenty of island tunes and more of an emphasis on acoustic classic rock and country selections. With a flexible musical repertoire, the X Isles (duo or trio with added keyboardist Rusty Hughes) can customize a set list to accommodate any occasion.

The X Isles have performed for Rhode Island Monthly's Best of RI award show at PPAC, the Newport Chamber of Commerce and numerous weddings and corporate functions throughout Southern New England including Boston and Cape Cod. A favorite with the Newport summer sailing crowd, they perform regularly at Newport's exclusive Bailey's Beach Club and Chelo's Waterfront in East Greenwich. During the busy summer season you can also catch us poolside at Aqua (Marriott Hotel) in Providence, as well as cranking out tropical party favs at the Ocean House in Westerly.

From wedding receptions to cocktail hours, corporate events to backyard barbecues... The X Isles are an enjoyable and economically smart choice to ensure any event is a success. Contact John today for a free quote.
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The BEST experience. X Isles was very professional and of course fun. We had a unique wedding and they accommodated every request we had. I would highly recommend this band for any type of function. They play everything from the Beatles to Bob Marley all with a caribbean flare. EXCELLENT!!!! Kris & Justine

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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They were terrific

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Corporate Function

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They were fantastic!!! Very professional, arrived on time -- and very flexible on set up location. The music was fantastic. They played for about 250 people and guests were coming up to me every few minutes letting me know how wonderful they were and how great the music was. If you want to feel like you're somewhere tropical and fun, hire this band!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2018
Jun
24
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Newport, RI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jul
14
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Bristol, RI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
1
Wedding
Westerly, RI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Aug
29
Corporate Function
Boston, MA
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Aug
5
Private Party
Newport, RI
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Jul
29
Anniversary Party
Westerly, RI
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
27
Private Party
Charlestown, MA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Jul
4
Private Party
Orleans, MA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Red Red Wine
UB40
Chicken Fried
Zac Brown Band
Kodachrome
Paul Simon
Don't Worry Be Happy
Bobby McFerron
Jamaica Farewell
Harry Belafonte
Could You Be Loved
Bob Marley
Brandy
Looking Glass
Knee Deep
Zac Brown, Jimmy Buffet
Jump in the Line (Shake Senora)
Harry Belafonte
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Caribbean Band
Latin Band
Reggae Band
Ska Band
Steel Drum Band
Beach Band
Acoustic Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note The X Isles will also travel to Albion, North Attleboro, Prudence Island, Forestdale, Tiverton, Middletown, Pawtucket, Bristol, Chartley, Glendale, Harmony, Little Compton, Newport, Fall River, Mapleville, Providence, Jamestown, Westport, Somerset, Warren, Barrington, North Dighton, North Kingstown, Swansea, Warwick, Fiskeville, Raynham Center, Saunderstown, East Greenwich, North Dartmouth.
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