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Ian Dobson Steel Drummer from Seattle, WA

Will travel up to 500 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 24 Reviews
  • 39 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2006
  • 4 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $200 per event

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IAN DOBSON'S PAN LEGGO means IAN DOBSON'S STEEL DRUM PARTY!!!! AS A STEEL DRUM, SALSA, AND WORLD MUSIC EXPERT IAN HAS BROUGHT THE CARIBBEAN TO EVENTS FOR OVER 10 YEARS Ian attended Oberlin Conservatory of Music and began playing steel drum music in 1995. Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo offers fabulous party activities centered on dancing and singing, and a wide repertoire of world music styles. When he's not bringing his 'steel drum party' to various private events you may find him playing at the Bahama Breeze restaurant in Tukwila Washington or pursuing one of countless other musical pursuits. Come check him out! Please contact us for our web site address. There you will find a schedule of Ian's upcoming performances. IAN OFFERS MORE THAN JUST MUSIC: HE OFFERS A COMPLETE TROPICAL PARTY EXPERIENCE At your request he can even involve your guests and give them a terrific time with dance lessons and sing-alongs and percussion play-alongs and more. HIS MUSIC HAS BROAD APPEAL Are you afraid that it's going to be hard to choose a musical group all your guests will like? Look no further: Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo offers a proven solution. Steel drum music is universally adored. Better yet, with his wealth of musical background, extensive overseas experience and fluency in Spanish and Portuguese, Ian will forge musical bonds among guests of all cultures and ages so that everyone has a blast. WE TAILOR OUR PERFORMANCE TO YOUR EVENT Ian is versatile enough to play many musical roles and styles, from calypso to salsa and reggae; jazz and rock to classical. And, unlike most acts, Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo can easily expand it's size and instrumentation to fit your event: from a solo to a thrilling expanded group of seven or more musicians.


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Review by Meaghan G.

CelebrationReviewed on May 10, 2022From Seattle, WA

Ian was phenomenal! He was extremely professional and did a wonderful job! We will absolutely be inviting him back to play for us again! The entire crowd had nothing but amazing things to say about him :) Thank you, Ian!!!!

Ian Dobson:

Wow, thank you so much for the amazing feedback Meaghan! Thank you for flying me up from Mexico for this event and for being such a wonderful group to work with. I do hope we can do more events together soon, maybe in Fort Lauderdale! It was a wonderful experience for me!

Review by Janice H.

Mother's Day PartyReviewed on May 2, 2022From Tallahassee, FL

Ian brought a different flavor to our event. It was great to have something totally different than the norm. We enjoyed his vocals, steel drums and other instruments. We would book him again!

Ian Dobson:

Thank you so much for your feedback Janice! And thank you for including me. I really had a lot of fun and enjoyed the rest of the program as well. I would truly love to play with you all in person, especially with a full choir! I love playing drums with drum set with gospel choirs! I've never played steel drum with a gospel choir, but I think it could sound amazing. Thanks again! Ian Dobson

Review by Jake S.

WeddingReviewed on April 2, 2014From Seattle, WA

Ian was not only on time, he was early! He came in, was very courteous and professional, set everything up on time and started playing a few minutes early. He worked with me (the groom) on exactly what to play for the processional when my bride walked in, and then a signal for when to start playing the recessional. Worked perfectly. He was great, guests enjoyed it, he took a request from the obligatory drunk cousin demanding an encore of "Red Red Wine" with aplomb. He played an extra few minutes, and handled the load-out on his own with no complications. In short- 5 star service all around. Would give 6 stars if I could.

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Song List 

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  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Day-O | Harry Belafonte
  • Ran Kan Kan | Tito Puente
  • Don't Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Son de la Loma
  • Black Magic Woman | Santana
  • Guantanamera
  • No Woman No Cry | Bob Marley
  • Girl from Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • One Note Samba | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Wave | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Brazil
  • Jamaica Farewell | Harry Belafonte
  • Mambo #5
  • Don’t Know Why | Nora Jones
  • Jump in the Line | Harry Belafonte
  • On Broadway
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • Super Mario Brothers
  • Rivers of Babylon
  • Sunset | Len (Boogsie) Sharpe
  • Oye Como Va | Tito Puente
  • Merengue
  • Spirits in the Material World | Sting
  • Red Red Wine | Niel Diamond
  • Smooth | Santana
  • Englishman in New York | Sting
  • Pachelbel’s Cannon | Pachelbel
  • Samba Pa Ti | Santana
  • Giant Steps
  • A Pirate Looks at Forty | Jimy Buffett
  • Johny Q
  • Night in Tunisia | Dizzy Gillespie
  • Breezin' | George Benson
  • La Bamba | Traditional
  • Many Many More!!!

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Upcoming Events

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Past Events

May 1, 2022 • Mother's Day Party
Sun5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Tallahassee, FL
April 30, 2022 • Celebration
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Seattle, WA
August 7, 2019 • Corporate Function
Wed5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Mercer Island, WA
October 4, 2018 • Corporate Function
Thu6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Bellevue, WA
May 12, 2015 • Corporate Function
Tue6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Bothell, WA
June 19, 2014 • Corporate Function
Thu5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Seattle, WA
March 22, 2014 • Wedding
Sat5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Seattle, WA
October 26, 2013 • Casino Event
Sat12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Auburn, WA
September 24, 2013 • Celebration
Tue11:30 PM - 2:30 AM Bothell, WA
July 4, 2013 • July 4th Party
Thu4:30 PM - 8:30 PM Lakebay, WA
June 21, 2013 • Concert
Fri2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Renton, WA
March 21, 2013 • Corporate Function
Thu6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Seattle, WA

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