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  • Steel Drum Band from Long Beach, CA
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  • Starting at $150 per event

44 Reviews for Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band


Review by Angelique C.

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


Review by Marissa A.

Wedding Cocktail HourReviewed on July 31, 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 11, 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!

Review by Joe G.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 18, 2010From Simi Valley, CA

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 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!

Review by Courtney J.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on September 5, 2009From Dana Point, CA

Island hoppin' made our wedding blessing amazing!

Review by Laura H.

Cocktail PartyReviewed on September 11, 2010From Downey, CA

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!!!

Review by Leslie F.

WeddingReviewed on September 6, 2009From Long Beach, CA

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.

Review by Tanya S.

Dinner DanceReviewed on September 24, 2010From Newport Beach, CA

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.

Review by Judy C.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 22, 2008From Newport Beach, CA

Prompt, professional, friendly, everything I wanted.

Review by Julia S.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on August 22, 2009From Thousand Oaks, CA

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!!!!

Review by Shannon B.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 2, 2008From Anaheim, CA

There is only really one word to describe Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band. AWESOME!!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!!

Review by Sherri M.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on September 25, 2010From Newport Beach, CA

Dave and his group, Island Hopping were terrific. They played for my mom's 80th birthday party at the Newport Beach Yacht Club and EVERYONE loved them. Dave knew just what music to play and at what volume to play at throughout the night. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for fun and lively music for any occasion. Sherri Mignatti

Review by Todd M.

Bat MitzvahReviewed on June 19, 2010From Woodland Hills, CA

Dave Gerhart and Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band we're great. Professional and very accommodating. We had a Tropical Paradise themed party and they came in and really helped set the mood. I would use them again in a heart beat. Highly recommended!

Review by Erin M.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on June 11, 2009From Brea, CA

The music was played so well many of our guests thought it was a soundtrack at first. Dave and Cynthia's drum duo was WONDERFUL! Aside from the excellent music which really set the mood for our employees, the Island Hoppin' Band is made of extremely nice, accommodating people. Dave did a great job of taking care of the arrangements beforehand, which made me feel comfortable that the event would go well. When last minute panic set in the day of the event, Cynthia actually pitched in on-site to help me out of the goodness of her heart. We would highly recommend this band and would be thrilled to use them again.

Review by Lloyd L.

WeddingReviewed on September 11, 2009From San Diego, CA

We asked Dave to provide the music for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner in San Diego. He was a delight to deal with in advance of the performance, he was there on time and stayed a bit late, and we couldn't have been happier with the performance. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music, which added just the right island touch to the festivities. I would give Dave the highest possible recommendation!

Review by Luva R.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 23, 2009From Rancho Cucamonga, CA

I was very satisfied with Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band. Dave was very accomodating and really came through in a pinch since I only booked 2 days before my event. I received great feedback from our guests, who all enjoyed the music. We will definitely keep Dave and Island Hoppin' in mind for our next party!!

Review by Cristina Y.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on April 18, 2009From Laguna Hills, CA

I could not have made a better decision that to go with Island Hoppin' Steel Drum Band. Dave and his bandmate (sorry, I forgot her name :/) were on time, professional, responsive, and had a great attitude. They were easy to work with and most importantly, they were on time and prepared, which was crucial since this was a surprise party. They were able to set up largely independently and were ready to go when it was time for the surprise. The music was upbeat and happy, yet relaxing and not overwhelming. My guests all asked where I found him! I couldn't recommend Dave and his band more: you won't be disappointed!

Review by Margurite L.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 12, 2010From Riverside, CA

Sooo great. Sounded like more than 1 drum. Everyone really enjoyed the music. Friends already want to hire him for an event. Very professional. Great communication prior to event. I am looking forward to hearing him again.

Review by Grace Y.

Grand OpeningReviewed on January 29, 2009From Los Angeles, CA

Dave was so easy to work with. He was very accommodating, given our challenging event location. Great music was the one thing I did not have to worry about because Dave was on top of everything. Thank you!

Review by Jennifer R.

Graduation PartyReviewed on August 17, 2008From San Pedro, CA

FANTASTIC! He was on time, set up was quick, music was great. I am completely satisfied. I had many completments on the music from our guests.

Review by Aimee F.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on August 30, 2008From Tustin, CA

Dave was great! Everyone at the party was raving about him and are interested in booking him for thier future events. He really set the mood for the party and would definitely recommend him to anyone.

Review by Peter W.

WeddingReviewed on July 26, 2008From Laguna Beach, CA

We could not have made a better choice for our entertainment needs. From the detailed communication, to the timely arrival, to the performance itself Island Hoppers did an exceptional job.

Review by Shannon R.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 14, 2008From Santa Ana, CA

Island Hoppin' steel drum band was great! Dave was professional, talented, and friendly. Everyone at the party was talking about the great ambiance the music provided- in fact I had friends asking me for his number for their parties. It was a great experience and Dave made it run so smoothly. I would definately recommend him to anyone looking for fun entertainment for their parties.

Review by Kim J.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 7, 2008From Newport Beach, CA

Dave was an excellent performer! Everyone loved listening to him play, and he even gave a few lessons to our guests. He was very professional and accommodating. Thank you!

Review by Laura G.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on December 11, 2007From Orange, CA

We thought they were great, they set the mood of the party! The made our company Christmas party fun and relaxing and tropical, everyone loved them.