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Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band Steel Drum Band from Long Beach, CA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 44 Reviews
  • 65 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2007
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Starting at $150 per event

About Vendor 

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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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Review by Angelique C.

Private PartyReviewed on August 3, 2008From Los Angeles, CA


Review by Marissa A.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on August 13, 2010From Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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!!

Review by Teri S.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on June 13, 2010From Newport Beach, CA

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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Song List 

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  • •••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•••

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Past Events

August 23, 2014 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dana Point, CA
August 17, 2013 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Yorba Linda, CA
July 28, 2013 • Corporate Function
Sun4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Newport Beach, CA
June 9, 2013 • Graduation Party
Sun4:00 PM - 6:30 PM Lakewood, CA
June 8, 2013 • Celebration
Sat6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Irvine, CA
July 29, 2012 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sun4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Pacific Palisades, CA
June 14, 2012 • Corporate Function
Thu6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Los Angeles, CA
April 21, 2012 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Mission Viejo, CA
August 20, 2011 • Wedding Cocktail Hour
Sat6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Camarillo, CA
July 9, 2011 • Baby Shower
Sat2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Glendale, CA
June 18, 2011 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat3:30 PM - 6:30 PM Fontana, CA
June 11, 2011 • Picnic
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Santa Clarita, CA

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