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Kristian Paradis - Steel Drums

Steel Drummer from Philadelphia, PA Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 96 Reviews
  • 155 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 3 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, and was awarded's "Top Steel Drummer" award in 2007. Mr. Paradis has performed around the United States, Europe, and Asia, including concert appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He currently teaches steelpan at the University of Delaware, where he leads and arranges 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 Adam W.

Club EventReviewed on July 21, 2011From New York City, NY

Kristian Paradis was awesome!! He came early and beat the traffic - we had customers commenting to the door girl and floor manager about the great entertainment was. Normally, those compliments are resolved only for the exotic dancers, but at our Bikini Party, Kristian's steel drums did much to convert the feel of our Manhattan location into a tropical island.

Review by Joe M.

Luau PartyReviewed on August 19, 2009From Warminster, PA

Kristian played for our restaurant's annual end of summer pig roast luau event which draws about 100-150 people. His music and abilities set the atmosphere for a wonderful evening. Our staff and guests all said what a great great evening that they had with Kristian. Kristian was easy to work with, played requests, and some of our guests asked for his contact info for their own events. We will definitely have Kristian back future events.

Review by Annmarie S.

WeddingReviewed on August 8, 2009From Claymont, DE

Kristian Paradis was AWESOME!! We went for a beach theme wedding a week ago and he just added to the excitement of the day! I am still getting calls on how great he was! In fact, people want lessons :) I would recommend Kristian to ANYONE who wants the mood of their wedding to be relaxing and enjoyable for their guests! THANKS FOR HELPING TO MAKE OUR DAY UNFORGETTABLE! ANNMARIE & CHRISTOPHER PETRELLA 8-8-09

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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

February 12, 2022 • Valentine's Day Party
Sat5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Medford, NJ

Past Events

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
September 26, 2020 • Mother's Day Party
Sat2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Essex, MD
July 18, 2020 • Celebration
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Schwenksville, PA
June 15, 2020 • Cocktail Party
Mon5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Wilmington, DE
June 6, 2020 • Celebration
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Kennett Square, PA
February 8, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
June 7, 2015 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sun12:00 PM - 2:30 PM Pelham, NY
June 2, 2015 • Luau Party
Tue3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Parkville, MD
February 27, 2015 • Celebration
Fri6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Collegeville, PA

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