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15 Tropical Music & Steel Bands for Parties & Weddings

This list is a carefully curated selection of musicians and bands performing reggae, Latin, Caribbean and steel drum music. Take a look at some of the great bands and musicians you can hire to bring out the island vibes at your wedding or party

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This collection is composed of musicians and bands who perform steel drum music as well as Caribbean, Latin and reggae. Bring out the sun-shining island vibes with these upbeat sounds. Ideal for both background music and dancing at Caribbean, Jamaican or Brazillian themed events. From wedding ceremony music to corporate event entertainment.

Caribbean Dynamics

Caribbean Dynamics

Caribbean Dynamics (Dinamicos Del Caribe) is a versatile band (solo to 8 piece). Covers authentic Caribbean, Latin, reggae, salsa, cumbia, soca, calypso ...
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Mamadou Band | 6 Piece Band | Massachusetts | Reggae

Mamadou Band

Led by the irresistible energy of master reggae rhythm guitarist and drummer Mamadou Diop, the MAMADOU band presents a world-class cultural experience ...
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NC Steel Drum Entertainment | 2+ Piece Band | Port of Spain | Caribbean - Calypso

NC Steel Drum Entertainment

NC Steel Drum Entertainment provides traditional Caribbean Steel drum bands / Musicians to leading entertainment venues worldwide. Solo to 15 piece band ...
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Chris Arpad Steel Drummer | (Steel Pan Musician) California | Caribbean

Chris Arpad Steel Drummer

An ambassador of genuine joy and good times. His infectious steel drum melodies and smooth vocals invoke an easy mood of celebration ...
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The Simons Brothers Band | 3 Piece Band | Bermuda | Latin - Spanish

The Simons Brothers

The Simons Brothers Band are an instrumental band of brothers who have developed their Latin Spanish musical talents from very young ages ...
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Black Diamonds (Latin & Variety Band) | 2 - 4 Piece Band | Havana

Black Diamonds

Available to hire as duo, trio & four piece band. Performing bolero, salsa, pop, rock & roll, bossa-nova, mambo, cha cha, r&b, soul, jazz, kisomba disc ...
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Lucio Jazz Bossa (Latin - Spanish - Jazz) | Solo - 4 Piece Band | Berlin

Lucio Jazz Bossa

From solo up to a 4 piece band. Interpreting songs with a fusion of Latin music, Classical Brazilian Jazz with Bossa Nova, and Samba with pop elements ...
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AfriCarib Steel Drum Band (Solo to 10+ Piece Band) | New York | Reggae

AfriCarib Steel Drum Band

Soca, Reggae, Calypso, and Steel Drum Music Band. We can be hired from 1 steel drummer to 10 piece steel band or more according to your needs and budget ...
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Island Rhythms | Solo - 8+ Piece Band | California | Caribbean - Calypso

Island Rhythms

Island Rhythms Production (solo steel drummer to larger bands). Live music with the sounds of the Caribbean. Authentic Steel Drum & Reggae musical groups ...
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Brazilian Carnival Band | 3 - 8+ Piece Band | London | Brazilian Samba

Brazilian Carnival Band

The Brazilian Carnival Band has provided the entertainment for the most high profile clients including Liverpool FC's private party, Omega, the GB Olympic ...
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Los Musicos (Latin & Tropical Band) | 2 - 5 Piece | London | Latin - Spanish

Los Musicos

Los Musicos Latin and Tropical band is versatile and can bring that special sparkle to a party or underline your aims when you are putting on a show ...
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Baraka (5 - 6 Piece Band) Bristol | Afro-Caribbean Dance Music


Baraka is an Afro Caribbean band playing dance music featuring African and Caribbean rhythms including Hilife, Reggae, Soca, Calypso and many more ...
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Steelasophical Steel Band & DJ | Buckinghamshire | Caribbean - Calypso

Steelasophical Steel Pan Band & DJ

Steel Pan Band performing Caribbean, Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Ska, Pop/Rock. Music and Lighting, to Vow, WOW, Mix, mingle, Wine, Dine, Dance ...
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Steel Pan Band (2-3 Piece Steel Band) Manchester | Caribbean - Calypso

Steel Pan Band

Steel Pan Band For Hire. Add a ray of sunshine and vibrant taste of the Caribbean to your parties, weddings, garden parties, ceremonies, events with a ...
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Syd Perry (Reggae Singer Guitarist) | Ontario | Roots - Reggae

Syd Perry

I am a Roots Reggae singer-songwriter. I sing, play rhythm guitar (12-string acoustic) and play Blues harmonicas. Often covering Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, ...
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What's best for my event?

Lively background music: A relaxing steel drum music or gentle Latin rhythms in the background can lift the moods at any event. This is perfect for creating a lively atmosphere with your background music. From steel drum music for Caribbean events or upbeat reggae for garden parties.

Wedding music: Every wedding is different. You may want your wedding band or musician only for the ceremony. Or, from ceremony through to drinks reception extending on to breakfast. Just let us know about the music styles you prefer. They will then provide the music to become the soundtrack of your special day.
The choice is completely yours. From Caribbean, Reggae to jazz and reggae. Or, contemporary pop crossover in a steel drum style.

Dinner / lounge music: Tasteful Jamaican steel drums and Latin jazz sounds make a great background music. Especially at restaurants, hotel lobbies and lounge bars. You can increase sophistication in the atmosphere with themed music too. For example, hiring a Caribbean band when a Caribbean menu is on the offer.

Romantic gestures: Thinking about a romantic marriage proposal? What's more romantic than creating an island holiday feel! You can arrange your steel drum player to show up at the restaurant or park, when you are ready to propose. They can burst into a soft Caribbean melody or your favourite love song. Providing the sunny soundtrack to this romantic moment.

Corporate impressions: Product launches, award nights, galas... Keeping your corporate attendees entertained can be difficult. Latin and Tropical music bands are a good choice for breaking the ice with mellowing sounds. When able to perform various music styles, they can appeal to everyone in attendance too.

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Soloists: Similar solo musician options would include solo steel drum players, guitarists and saxophonists.

Variety entertainment: You may want to book a variety band or musician who are able to perform all these styles. They can start instrumentally for the earlier part. Then move on to popular songs and sing-alongs to sing and dance to.

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