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Kristian Paradis Steel Drum Bands

Steel Drum Band from Philadelphia, PA Will travel up to 350 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews
  • 37 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2010
  • 2 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $250 per event

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Noted steel drummer Kristian Paradis plays with a number of groups, as well as performing solo, to suit any occasion or venue: The -Paradise Steel Duo- consists of two virtuosic steel pan players who play the music of the islands as well as music from around the world. The -Kristian Paradis Quartet- offers instrumental calypso and island jazz, and can set the mood for relaxing, or turn up the energy for dancing. The instrumentation is two Steel Drummers, Bass, and Drumset. The -Caribbean Sunset Band- offers the music of Jimmy Buffet and other Trop Rock artists, as well as the classic calypso music of Trinidad and Tobago. The instrumentation and size of the band can vary from a duo with Steel drums and guitar/vocals, to a seven piece band with a full rhythm section, horns, and pedal steel guitar. Kristian performs solo 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. 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. 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 Sean S.

FundraiserReviewed on March 20, 2010From Harrisburg, PA

The entire experience was fantastic!! I will use Kristian Again!!! I will also use gigmasters again. Quality, Quality, Quality!!

Review by Brenda L.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 8, 2010From Rumson, NJ

Kristian provided music for my sons wedding. He was very professional, knowledgable and dependable. Our guests loved his music and remarked "I feel like I'm on a cruise". His performance made their beach wedding quite memorable. I would highly recommend Kristian.

Review by Brynn K.

CelebrationReviewed on July 22, 2010From Cape May, NJ

He was great! He truly made the night! Our families couldn't help dancing; the music made your hips move! I look forward to the next occasion that I need music because he is easily my new go to guy! Thank you so much for the great music.

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Song List

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  • 1 Note Samba | Jobim
  • All of Me | Frank Sinatra
  • Amazing Grace | Traditional
  • Autumn Leaves | Frank Sinatra
  • Bacchanal Lady | David Rudder
  • Bahia Girl | David Rudder
  • Bees Melody | Lord Kitchener
  • Black Orpheus | Luis Bonfa
  • Black Orpheus | Jobim
  • 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
  • Get Up Stand Up | Bob Marley
  • Girl From Ipanema | A.C. Jobim
  • Girl From Ipanema | Jobim
  • Guitar Pan | Lord Kitchener
  • Hannibal's Revenge | Andy Narell
  • Harder They Come | Jimmy Cliff
  • Here Comes the Bride | Wagner
  • High High the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Hot Hot Hot | Arrow/Buster Poindexter
  • I Can See Clearly Now | Frampton / Big Mountain
  • I Can't Help Falling In Love | Elvis Presley/UB40
  • I Cant Help Falling In Love With You | Elvis / UB40
  • I Shot The Sheriff | Bob Marley
  • I'll Remember April | Frank Sinatra
  • In a Sentimental Mood | Duke Ellington
  • Is This Love | Bob Marley
  • Island in the Sun | Harry Belafonte
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Jamaica Farewell | Harry Belafonte
  • Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
  • Kiss The Girl | From the Disney Film "The Little Mermaid"
  • Kokomo | The Beach Boys
  • La Bamba | Richie Valens
  • Limbo Rock | Chubby Checker
  • Linsted Market | Traditional Jamaician
  • Margaritville | Jimmy Buffett
  • MaryAnne | Harry Belafonte
  • Matilda | Harry Belafonte
  • Meditation | Jobim
  • Mr. Pannist | DeFosto
  • Never on Sunday | Traditional Greek
  • No Woman No Cry | Bob Marley
  • Old Lady Walk A Mile | Lord Kitchener
  • One For the Road | Baron
  • One Love | Bob Marley
  • Pan in A Minor | Lord Kitchener
  • Parisian Thoroughfare | Bud Powell
  • Party Time | Robert Greenidge/Club Trini
  • Red Red Wine | Neil Diamond / UB40
  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley
  • Sarah | Boogsie Sharpe
  • Sly Mongoose | Traditional Caribbean
  • Somebody | Baron
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Israel Kamakawiwo Ole
  • Spanish Eyes | Ben E. King
  • Spanish Harlem | Ben E. King
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Stir It Up | Bob Marley
  • Sunset | Boogsie Sharpe
  • The Hammer | David Rudder
  • Three Little Birds | Bob Marley
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Clarke
  • Under the Boardwalk | the Drifters
  • Under the Sea | From the Disney Film "The Little Mermaid"
  • Volcano | Jimmy Buffett
  • Wave | A.C. Jobim
  • Yellowbird | Haitian Traditional


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Past Events

September 4, 2021 • Private Party
Sat6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Longport, NJ
August 26, 2021 • Corporate Function
Thu5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Washington, DC
August 21, 2021 • Bachelor Party
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cape May, NJ
July 15, 2021 • Community Event
Thu5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lewes, DE
June 24, 2021 • Community Event
Thu5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Baltimore, MD
June 18, 2021 • Luau Party
Fri3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Haverford, PA
May 22, 2021 • Club Event
Sat5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Riverton, NJ
May 10, 2021 • Celebration
Mon2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Cortlandt Manor, NY
November 21, 2020 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Brielle, NJ
June 18, 2016 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Glenmoore, PA
June 10, 2016 • Wedding
Fri6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Gilbertsville, PA
February 26, 2015 • Corporate Function
Thu10:00 PM - 10:45 PM Woodlyn, PA

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