Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band

Steel Drum Band from Long Beach, CA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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65 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2007

$150 - $1500 per event
About
Island Hoppin is an authentic steel drum band. Trained and accompanied by some of the most respected pan players in the world, our expansive musical repertoire covers selections fitting any mood or occasion, including holidays (such as a Caribbean style Christmas). Since the band's inception in 1993, Island Hoppin has taken Southern California by storm, playing at countless shows, concerts, parties, theme parks, weddings, corporate events, clubs, openings, receptions and festivals all over the Southland. Our rates are very affordable. Due to the band's unique ensemble, Island Hoppin can configure a show to multiple sizes,each with the client's budget in mind. Island Hoppin is electrifying events everywhere and is the perfect choice for your next celebration! Contact Island Hoppin today to bring the beautiful sounds of the Caribbean to your next gathering.

Island Hoppin is an authentic five-piece steel drum band comprised of three steel drummers, a bass guitarists and a drum set player. The band's unique repertoire consists of rhythmic reggae, hot soca, enchanting calypso, as well as favorite holiday and pop tunes. Island Hoppin tailors each musical experience to meet every client's specific needs, from song selection to band customization.
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Private Party

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Fantastic!!!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Dave Gerhart and Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band were more than fantastic to work with and to have play during our cocktail hour of our wedding reception. Dave even learned a favorite song of mine and sent me a clip of it being performed ahead of time for my approval! Then he made sure to play it only after we had arrived at the cocktail hour. Also, our guests commented how great they were and how perfect the volume of their music was, so they could hear the songs, without having to shout to talk to people. I highly recommend Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band. They are professional, accomodating, very responsive and the music was absolutely perfect!!

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Anniversary Party

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Being a Caterer and Event Planner, we have hired and worked with many bands over the years. We hired Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band for an Anniversary/Promotional Event for 300 people here at our facility in Newport Beach. Communication was excellent, the whole process was effortless, and Dave and Axel were awesome! They were prompt, played exactly what we asked them to play, and the crowd LOVED them. I will certainly use them whenever Steel Drum is appropriate and am grateful to them for helping us make our event a raging success! I feel confident recommending Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band to anyone!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Just had my husband's 40th birthday party & Dave did a GREAT job; we were very pleased with the music and professionalism. Showed up on time, was happy to play for an extra 1/2 hour. Everyone had a great time. He even moved his setup and played Happy Birthday in my kitchen...it was the hightlite of the night. Can't wait to come up with an excuse to have another party so we can hire him again!

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Anniversary Party

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Island hoppin' made our wedding blessing amazing!

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Cocktail Party

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I am incredibly satisfied with island hoppin steel drum band. Dave was the drummer who came to our event and he was fantastic. He wad wonderful communication with me though out the planning process and he was incredibly accommodating. I could not have asked for a better experience and I cant wait to have another party so we can use island hoppin steel drums! They had people up and dancing to the music during the cocktail hour before the reception even started! It was wonderful!!!

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Wedding

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Dave played a solo performance for our beach wedding. He was great and all of the guest commented on how much they loved the music. He was very professional and very accomodating. We needed a mic and speaker for our officiate and he was able to rent it to us. He also learned our special request first dance song, Jack Johnson's Better Together. We'd book him again in a second and highly recommend him.

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Dinner Dance

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Dave was so easy to work with. I contacted him at the last minute and he worked around his schedule to find a time to talk to me about the event. He was very punctual, very profession and sounded great. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed his music. When the schedule changed without hesitation he came to me and asked if I wanted him to stay longer to accommodate the new schedule as he saw I had other things I was trying to coordinate. I highly recommend Dave and will use for any of my steel drum needs.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Prompt, professional, friendly, everything I wanted.

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Island Hoppin Steel Drum band deserves the highest marks for satisfaction. I received a bid right away with details that allowed me to make a quick decision in planning my party. Dave was highly professional with respect to communication, promptness, and details. The band arrived on time and played music that far exceeded our expectations. Dave is talented, professional, and very flexible. Every single guest complimented his music as well as his ability to assess the crowd of guests and accommodate other party activities. I would recommend Island Hoppin for any occasion and would have him back at our party in a second!!!!

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2014
Aug
23
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Dana Point, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Aug
17
Birthday Party (Adult)
Yorba Linda, CA
6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Jul
28
Corporate Function
Newport Beach, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Jun
9
Graduation Party
Lakewood, CA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2013
Jun
8
Celebration
Irvine, CA
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
Jul
29
Birthday Party (Kids)
Pacific Palisades, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2012
Jun
14
Corporate Function
Los Angeles, CA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2012
Apr
21
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Mission Viejo, CA
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2011
Aug
20
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Camarillo, CA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2011
Jul
9
Baby Shower
Glendale, CA
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2011
Jun
18
Birthday Party (Kids)
Fontana, CA
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2011
Jun
11
Picnic
Santa Clarita, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
•••Traditional and Island Hits (Calypso & Soca)•••
Brown Skin Gal
Harry Belafonte
Island in the Sun
Harry Belafonte
Jamaican Farewell
Harry Belafonte
Mama Look a Boo Boo
Harry Belafonte
Land of Sea and Sun
Traditional
Linstead Market
Traditional
Everybody Loves a Saturday Night
Traditional
Hot, Hot, Hot
Buster Poindexter
Rum and Coca-Cola
Traditional
Sly Mongoose
Traditional
Bacchanal Lady
David Rudder
Johannesburg Woman
David Rudder
Jouvert Music
David Rudder
Pan in Harmony
“Mighty Sparrow”
Guitar Pan
“Lord Kitchener”
Mystery Band
“Lord Kitchener"
Sugar Bum Bum
“Lord Kitchener”
•••Reggae Tunes•••
Could You Be Love
Bob Marley
Exodus
Bob Marley
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
One Love
Bob Marley
•••Cover Tunes•••
Come Monday
Jimmy Buffett
Fins
Jimmy Buffett
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffett
Red
Red Wine
The Way You Do The Things You Do
UB40
Kiss the Girl
The Little Mermaid
Under The Sea
The Little Mermaid
Always on my Mind
Willie Nelson
Better Together
Jack Johnson
Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elvis
Don’t Worry Be Happy
Bobby McFarrin
Kokomo
Beach Boys
Lion Sleeps Tonight
Solomon Linda
Smooth
Carlos Santana
Sweat (La La La La Song)
Inner Circle
Walking on the Moon
The Police
•••Jazz Standards•••
Autumn Leaves
Johnny Mercer
Besume Mucho
Consuelo Velasquez
Black Orpheus
Louis Bonfi
Blue Bossa
Kenny Dorham
Girl from Ipanema
Jobim
St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins
Yumbambe
Cuban
•••Wedding Music (Classical Music)•••
Here Come’s the Bride
Wagner
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach
•••Additional Selections Available Upon Request•••
Caribbean Band
Cuban Band
Dance Band
Latin Band
Steel Drum Band
Beach Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band will also travel to Wilmington, Carson, San Pedro, Seal Beach, Harbor City, Lakewood, Los Alamitos, Surfside, Lomita, Sunset Beach, Torrance, Bellflower, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Huntington Beach, Artesia, Cerritos, Cypress, Garden Grove, Gardena, Paramount, La Palma, Lynwood, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Rancho Palos Verdes, Westminster, Willowbrook, Buena Park, Downey, Los Angeles.
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