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Kristian Paradis - Steel Drums Steel Drummer from Philadelphia, PA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 100 Reviews
  • 163 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 5 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $150 per event

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Kristian Paradis is an active steelpan performer and teacher based in Philadelphia. He has performed around the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, including concert appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He taught steelpan at the University of Delaware for 15 years, where he lead and arranged music for a 20 member steel drum orchestra, as well as teaching private lessons on steel drum technique. Kristian performs on steel drums along with pre-recorded professional backing tracks, to give a fully orchestrated sound with only a single performer. He also performs solo classical music for wedding ceremonies or intimate gatherings. His steel drum duo, trio, and quartet are also available for events and venues where a larger group is appropriate, from backyard bashes to Atlantic City casinos. Please enjoy the video and audio samples on Kristian's GigMasters profile, and do not hesitate to contact him with any questions or requests.

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Review by Tina M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 22, 2023From Mullica Hill, NJ

Kristian was a wonderful addition to our birthday celebration! This is the second time he performed his wonderful music at an event at our house...the last time was 13 years ago. We were so honored to have Kristian perform again! He is so talented!!! Kristian was also was very helpful at collaborating to assist with making it a surprise for my husband!

Review by Donna M.

Community EventReviewed on August 10, 2022From Warminster, PA

Kristian was fabulous. Very friendly, accommodating and his music was beautifully performed. Cannot thank him enough

Review by Agnes R.

Club EventReviewed on April 25, 2022From Princeton, NJ

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  • Bacchanal Lady | David Rudder
  • Black Orpheus | Luis Bonfa
  • Blue Bossa | Kenny Dorham
  • Brown Skin Girl | Harry Belafonte
  • Corcovado | Jobim
  • Day- O | Harry Belafonte
  • Dolly Dawn | Harry Belafonte
  • Don't Worry, Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Down De Road | Andy Narell
  • Girl From Ipanema | A.C. Jobim
  • Here Comes the Bride | Wagner
  • Hot Hot Hot | Arrow/Buster Poindexter
  • I Can See Clearly Now | Frampton / Big Mountain
  • I Cant Help Falling In Love With You | Elvis / UB40
  • I'll Remember April | Frank Sinatra
  • In a Sentimental Mood | Duke Ellington
  • Island in the Sun | Harry Belafonte
  • Jamaica Farewell | Harry Belafonte
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Kiss The Girl | From the Disney Film "The Little Mermaid"
  • Limbo Rock | Chubby Checker
  • Margaritville | Jimmy Buffett
  • MaryAnne | Harry Belafonte
  • Matilda | Harry Belafonte
  • Never on Sunday | Traditional Greek
  • One For the Road | Baron
  • One Love | Bob Marley
  • Pan in A Minor | Lord Kitchener
  • Parisian Thoroughfare | Bud Powell
  • Red Red Wine | Neil Diamond / UB40
  • Sarah | Boogsie Sharpe
  • Somebody | Baron
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo Ole
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Sunset | Boogsie Sharpe
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Clarke
  • Under the Sea | From the Disney Film "The Little Mermaid"
  • Volcano | Jimmy Buffett
  • War Pigs | Black Sabbath
  • Wave | A.C. Jobim
  • Yellowbird | Haitian Traditional

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Upcoming Events

May 30, 2024 • Fundraiser
Thu6:00 PM - 9:30 PM Pennsauken, NJ

Past Events

August 19, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM West Chester, PA
July 22, 2023 • Sorority Function
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Belmar, NJ
May 7, 2023 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Mullica Hill, NJ
April 30, 2023 • Celebration
Sun10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Princeton, NJ
August 7, 2022 • Community Event
Sun5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Warminster, PA
June 18, 2022 • Graduation Party
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Plymouth Meeting, PA
April 24, 2022 • Club Event
Sun12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Princeton, NJ
February 12, 2022 • Valentine's Day Party
Sat5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Medford, NJ
July 31, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Beach Haven, NJ
July 24, 2021 • Private Party
Sat2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Breinigsville, PA
July 17, 2021 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Levittown, PA
June 26, 2021 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Wayne, NJ

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