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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What an amazing duo! Beyond thrilled with their performance

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Hi Margot, Thanks for having us play for your wonderful party. We really appreciate the great review! John

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Private Party

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Fantastic music during our cocktail hour!

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Corporate Function

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The X Isles were fantastic! Our group loved every song they played, and they were the perfect addition to our event. We would definitely book the X Isles again for another group event.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2018
Sep
20
Corporate Function
Newport, RI
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
2018
Aug
8
Corporate Function
Newport, RI
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Jul
17
Indian Pond Country Club
Kingston, MA
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
Jul
14
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Bristol, RI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Jul
7
Baileys Beach Club
Newport, RI
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Jun
24
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Newport, RI
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
1
Wedding
Westerly, RI
6:00 PM - 9:00 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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