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Kristian Paradis Steel Drum Bands Steel Drum Band from Philadelphia, PA

Will travel up to 350 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 24 Reviews
  • 45 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 -Plenty Pepper Steel Band- is the only band of it's kind in the region, with steel drums providing all the melody and harmony, without conventional string or keyboard instruments. This versatile ensemble can set the mood for relaxing, or turn up the energy for dancing. The instrumentation is four to eight Steel Drummers 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. Kristian has performed around the United States, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia, including concert appearances with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He directed steelpan ensembles at the University of Delaware for 15 years. 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 Paul A.

CelebrationReviewed on September 19, 2023From Flemington, NJ

Choosing Kristian for my event worked out simply awesome! Professional, talented and an overall nice person too! We are so glad we found him! You won't be disappointed!

Review by Amber G.

Anniversary PartyReviewed on August 12, 2023From Moorestown, NJ

So incredible, we booked him for a second event. His amazing energy, connection to party guests, and talent made for an unforgettable night.

Review by Michael B.

Private PartyReviewed on July 20, 2023From Haddon Heights, NJ

I hired Christian for a 20th anniversary celebration of my business. I thought that it would be a nice touch to have steel drums since we did this in July. My guest loved the music. Kristian did a great job! I would highly recommend him.

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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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Date Selected: 12/4/2023

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Past Events

September 19, 2023 • Celebration
Tue12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Flemington, NJ
August 12, 2023 • Anniversary Party
Sat5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Moorestown, NJ
July 25, 2023 • Private Party
Tue5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Moorestown, NJ
July 20, 2023 • Private Party
Thu5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Haddon Heights, NJ
June 23, 2023 • Club Event
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Lancaster, PA
June 13, 2023 • Corporate Function
Tue3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Durham, NC
July 23, 2022 • Luau Party
Sat12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Palmerton, PA
June 26, 2022 • Luau Party
Sun2:00 PM - 6:00 PM Forest Hill, MD
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

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