Steel Drum Band Recap of 2014

2014 was another great year for our steel drum band and steel drum players and we are so thankful!  We booked over 250 shows, most of which were corporate functions, conventions, trade shows and beach weddings.  In the month of December, our steel drum band did several Corporate Christmas Parties and holiday parties as well.   Our steel drum players had a blast performing Christmas Music on the steel drums, getting everyone in the mood for the holidays.

The sweet sounds of steel drum music, reggae and calypso could also be heard at several house parties, pool parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties, graduation parties, fundraisers, christenings, bridal showers, engagement parties, baby showers, reunions, bar mitzvahs, bat mitzvahs, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties, grand openings, fraternity functions, sorority functions and many other special events.

Three shows in particular stand out from the rest.  The first was when our steel drum band performed at Sea World in Orlando for the American Heart Association.  It was a grand affair and everyone really enjoyed the Caribbean Music and Top 40 selections performed by the band.  It was great to be part of such a wonderful event and to help raise awareness for the AHA.

The second show was at the ASHA Annual Conference at the Convention Center in Orlando.  We performed for over 10,000 people, including the guest speaker Harry Belafonte.  He thoroughly enjoyed the band and we got a chance to meet him after the performance.  He is a legend and we have been performing some of his music for over 20 years, so that was great!

The third one was when our steel drum band was personally chosen by Governor Rick Scott to perform at his fundraiser in Lake Mary, FL.  No matter what your political affiliation, it’s pretty cool when the governor wants you to perform at his event.  He really enjoyed the steel drum music and even asked our steel drum player to show him how to play it.

It was also another year of awards.  Our very own steel drum player Chesley won the soloist competition at the Virginia International PanFest.  He beat out other steel drum players from across the United States and the Caribbean to win the award.  Congrats to Chesley!

We are looking forward to another great year in 2015.  So whether you are having a beach wedding in Daytona Beach, St Pete Beach, Clearwater, Sarasota, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne, Naples or Key West; a corporate function in Orlando, Tampa, Miami or Savannah, or any other special event coming up in Florida, Georgia or South Carolina, give us a call!  We look forward to working with you in 2015.

 

Steel Drum a Huge Hit at Orlando Wedding and Bridal Show

We had a booth yesterday at a local Wedding and Bridal show in Orlando.  There were wedding DJs, wedding bands and other wedding vendors at the expo.  Our steel drum band was too big for the booth, so one of our steel drum players performed a nice mix of wedding ceremony music, reggae music, calypso music, steel drum music and jazz selections on the steel drums.  He was a huge hit!

Many brides came up to the booth and said that they had seen steel drum bands on TV, but had never seen a live steel drum player up close.  Some brides even took pictures with the steel drums.  One of them got a little too close and knocked over a steel drum, but we were able to catch it before it fell.  Good thing, as it is quite a process to tune or blend a steel drum when it goes out of tune.

We had many brides that were interested in booking our steel drum band or solo steel drum player to perform at their upcoming beach weddings, destination weddings and weddings right here in Orlando.  So if you have a wedding, corporate function or other special event coming up in the near future, give us a call.  The sweet sounds of steel drum music, reggae music, calypso and other music from the Caribbean will help make your celebration even more special.

Happy Easter from THE CARIBBEAN CREW STEEL DRUM BAND

On behalf of all of the musicians in our steel drum band, we would like to take this opportunity to wish our past and future clients a very Happy Easter.  We know that so many people love Reggae Music and are fascinated with the steel drum (or as some say, the steel pan drum or Jamaican steel drum).  We also know that there are several other steel drum bands and Wedding DJs out there, but yet so many of you continue to trust us to provide you with quality steel drum music for your weddings, corporate functions or other special events.   Steel Drums are unique instruments and we invite you to visit our Caribbean Crew Steel Band page and enjoy some beautiful steel drums music with your family and friends on this blessed day.

Five weddings in one day

A coupe of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of performing at five different weddings in the same day.  That is a new record.  Two of them were at the same venue – the beautiful Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, FL.  Please check out the picture above of one of our steel drum players performing pre-ceremony music at Hammock Beach.

We are fortunate to have a pool of some of the most talented and professional steel drum players in Florida.  As a result, we can book multiple weddings in the same day.   Even if your wedding, corporate function, house party, or other special event is less than a week away, still give us a call.  It is more than likely that we will still be able to provide you with quality Caribbean Entertainment.

Congrats on your engagement. Now what?

Happy New Year! There were thousands of engagements over the recent holiday season. Now it’s time to start looking for quality entertainment that will help make your wedding the greatest day of your life! Are you having a destination wedding, beach wedding, island or tropical themed wedding? Then look no further.

Cocobean can provide wedding entertainment in the form of Steel Drum Music, Caribbean Music, Island Music, Calypso Music, Reggae Music and Soca Music for any of these themed weddings. Our band The Caribbean Crew performs at over 50 weddings a year and can provide music for the ceremony, cocktails, reception (dinner & dancing) and can also take care of the formal introductions and announcements.

You can even hire the band or one of our steel drum players to perform at the rehearsal dinner. Or, if you are looking to start celebrating right away, you can hire a reggae/calypso band or steel drum player for your engagement party. The Caribbean Crew performs anywhere in the world, so no destination is too far. Please visit our website www.cocobeanproductions.com and click on Caribbean Crew and Weddings for more information on our services.

Holiday Parties – A Tropical Christmas

The holiday season is in full swing and so are the holiday parties. There is still time to book your holiday entertainment through Cocobean.

A “Tropical Christmas” is the perfect theme for your Office Christmas Party or family gathering. During the holidays, our talent can perform traditional Christmas Carols and other Christmas Music and Holiday Music on the steel drums. Of course, they will also perform all the popular reggae, calypso and soca hits. Please go back to our home page and click on Holiday Parties to view some of your favorite Christmas Carols performed on the steel drum.

Also, look out for our Tropical Christmas Trio performing at the Orlando Premium Outlets on the weekends in December.