Pan Occasions

Steel Drum from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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63 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006
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BOOKED 22 days ago

$300 - $3000 per event
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About
I am a solo steelpan performer, but I also play with two- to four-piece ensembles and larger bands, depending on your need. Many of my musicians (vocalists included) have recorded, and some of them have played with top Caribbean artists such as Sparrow, Calypso Rose, Red Plastic Bag, Israel Vibration and Maxi Priest. We are totally professional. I have played at the U.S. Open tennis championships at Flushing, NY, Javetts Center in the city, and I often play events in New Jersey, Long Island and Westchester. I have played at trade shows from Boston to Washington, DC. My repertoire includes calypso/soca, reggae, Latin, pop standards, hymns, and even some classical. I have played on beaches, streets, parks, in private homes, and in the most luxurious country clubs and catering halls in the tri-state area. I can proudly say that to date I have had no unsatisfied clients. I play weddings and showers, graduations, pool and back yard parties, bar/bat-mitzvahs, retirements, senior homes, churches, trade and bridal shows, and of course all kinds of corporate events. My music (played over tracks through speakers) sets the mood you want, and I have uploaded some of it here for you to sample. Although I play hundreds of songs by ear, I also try to accommodate your requests when possible.
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50+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 10+ years
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Private Party

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Adrian came early to set up and made sure his music was at the right level for our guests. He was very friendly and kept the music going, even in the rain! It was such an authentic island sound. We would highly recommend!

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Pan Occasions’s Response:

Thanks, Melissa, great to meet and play for you guys. Thanks for your hospitality.

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Bridal Shower

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Adrian was very professional. He was in contact and answered all questions during the process leading up to the event. He was setup and ready to play exactly at the time we agreed upon. The guest loved the music. Would highly recommend Adrian again!

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Pan Occasions’s Response:

Thanks so much, Marcella. Great to meet you.

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Celebration

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Adrian provided awesome entertainment on a last minute request and was extremely accommodating and professional. He contacted me the night before to discuss traveling/set-up arrangements, and made sure that marathon traffic wouldn’t stop him from being on time. He took the train (with his equipment) to be sure of it... and got there 30 minutes early! Adrian is polite and pleasant and a great addition to our small party. I would certainly recommend his services and hope to see him again!

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Pan Occasions’s Response:

Thanks, Grace. It was great meeting all of you.

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Halloween Party

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Private Party

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He wazs prompt accomodating and was perfect for our party. . Very professional and id hire him again anytime Steel drum music is my favorite party music

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Pan Occasions’s Response:

Thank you, Karen.

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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Adrian was very professional. Great music selection. My guests loved the music! I was very pleased and will hire him again. I highly recommend him

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Wedding Ceremony

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Adrian was so professional to deal with and he did an amazing job handling our requests! Thank you for making our day special! Our guests were so impressed by his talent.

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Birthday Party (Kids)

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Great guy would book again!

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Wedding Reception

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Adrian was very receptive to emailing prior to the event, to ensure all details were worked out ahead of time. He asked if I had any particular song I wanted to hear that was not on his typical set list, and learned it specifically for me. He played the cocktail hour of my wedding, and while I was mostly out of the room, I got great feedback from my guests.

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Pan Occasions’s Response:

I thank Lauren for the feedback but am not sure where I may have fallen short regarding my professional. I arrived at the venue an hour beforehand to set up, was dressed appropriately, started to play when guests started to enter the room 15 minutes before our scheduled time, took no breaks, and didn't stop before the caterers told me to. I played upbeat Caribbean music as I always do. Was my music too loud? Too low? Not sure where I might have fallen a point low in my professionalism. I did enjoy the event, anyhow, and Lauren and her husband appeared easygoing, friendly, and came over to dance and take pictures with me. For me it was a great gig.

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Wedding

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We received many compliments from our guests on the steel drummer's performance at our wedding. One of our friends is even planning to take up the instrument!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2019
Dec
20
Christmas Party
Jamaica, NY
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Aug
15
Wedding Reception
Eastchester, NY
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Jul
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
North Wales, PA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2018
Sep
9
Private Party
Central Islip, NY
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Sep
1
Anniversary Party
Wappingers Falls, NY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Aug
1
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2018
Jul
21
Wedding
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Apr
29
Bridal Shower
Bellport, NY
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
2017
Nov
5
Celebration
New York City, NY
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Oct
28
Halloween Party
Westport, CT
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2017
Oct
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Brooklyn, NY
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
8
Westbury Manor
Westbury, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2017
Sep
8
Bourbon Street Restaurant
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4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Sep
5
Commons Park
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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bees Melody
Lord Kitchener
Toco Band
Lord Kitchener
After the Loving
Englebert Humperdinck
Ah Fraid Pussy
Mighty Sparrow
Amor
Latin Traditional
Bacchanal Lady
David Rudder
Bahia Girl
David Rudder
Bailamos
Enrique Iglesias
Besame Mucho
Traditional
Betcha By Golly Wow
Stylistics
Big Bamboo
Traditional
Brazil
Traditional
Buffalo Soldier
Bob Marley
Canon in D
Classical
Can't Help Falling (In Love with You)
Reggae Version
Dance With My Father
Luther Vandross
Day-O
Harry Belafonte
Doh Back Back
Mighty Sparrow
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Bobby McFerrin
Drunk & Disorderly
Mighty Sparrow
Fantasy
Earth, Wind & Fire
Feel Like Making Love To You
Roberta Flack
Fire Fire
Traditional
Frenesi
Traditional
Fur Elise
Classical
Girl from Ipanema
Latin Traditional
Giving You the Best That I've Got
Anita Baker
Greatest Love of All
Whitney Houston
Green Grass of Home
Tom Jones
Guantanamera
Traditional
Hammer
David Rudder
Heal the World
Michael Jackson
Hello
Reggae Version
Hero
Mariah Carey
Hey, Jude
Beatles
Hit It
Mighty Gabby
Hot, Hot, Hot
Arrow
Hotel California
Eagles
Human Nature
Michael Jackson
I Believe in Your & Me
Whitney Houston
I Can See Clearly
Johnny Nash / Jimmy Cliff
I Just Called to Say (I Love You)
Stevie Wonder
I Miss You Like Crazy
Natalie Cole
I'm Yours
Jason Mraz
Iron Man
Lord Kitchener
Is This Love
Bob Marley
Island in the Sun
Traditional
Island Woman
Traditional
Jamaica Farewell
Harry Balafonte
Jammin
Bob Marley
Jean & Dinah
Mighty Sparrow
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Classical
Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flach
Kokomo
Beach Boys
La Isla Bonita
Madonna
Lady in Red
Chris DeBurgh
Lately
Stevie Wonder
Linstead market
Traditional
Love in the Cemetery
Lord Kitchener
Love Will Conquer All
Lionel Richie
Margaritaville
Jimmy Buffet
Margie
Lord Kitchener
Mary Ann
Traditional
Master Blaster Jammin'
Stevie Wonder
Matilda
Traditional
Meditation
Traditional
Melda (Obeah Wedding)
Mighty Sparrow
Mile and a Half (Tay-Lay-Lay)
Lord Kitchener
Miss Tourist
Lord Kitchener
Mr. Walker
Mighty Sparrow
My Heart Will Go On (Theme from "Titanic")
Celine Dion
My Pussin
Lord Kitchener
My Way
Frank Sinatra
New York, New York
Frank Sinatra
No Pan
Lord Kitchener
No, Woman, No Cry
Bob Marley
Ode to Joy
Classical
On the Wings of Love
Jeffrey Osbourne
One Love
Bob Marley
One Moment in Time
Whitney Houston
Overjoyed
Stevie wonder
Pan in A Minor
Lord Kitchener
Pan in Harmony
Lord Kitchener
Perfidia
Traditional
Pump Me Up
Krosfyah
Quando Quando
Englebert Humperdinck
Ragga-Ragga
Red Plastic Bag
Rain-o-Rama
Lord Kitchener
Rapture
Anita Baker
Red, Red Wine
UB 40
Release Me
Englebert Humperdinck
Ribbon in the Sky
Stevie Wonder
Rope
Mighty Sparrow
Rose
Mighty Sparrow
Rum & Coca-Cola
Traditional
Save the Best for Last
Vanessa Williams
Sixty-Seven
Lord Kitchener
Sly Mongoose
Traditional
So Amazing
Luther Vandross
Solfish (Salt Fish)
Mighty Sparrow
Something's Happenin'
Red Plastic Bag
Spanish Eyes
Englebert Humperdinck
St. Thomas
Traditional
Stir It Up
Bob Marley
Stone in Love With You
Stylistics
Sugar Bum Bum
Lord Kitchener
Summertime
Traditional
Sweet Love
Anita Baker
Symphony in G
Lord Kitchener
Symphony on the Street
Lord Kitchener
The Breez & I
Traditional
The Lizard
Mighty Sparrow
The Road
Lord Kitchener
This Masquerade
George Benson
This Time I'll Be Sweeter
Reggae Version
Three Little Birds
Bob Marley
Tie a Yellow Ribbon
Tony Orlando
Tiny Winey
Byron Lee
Under the Sea
The Little Mermaid
Waiting in Vain
Bob Marley
Walk Away From Love
Shirley Stewart
Wedding March
Traditional
What a Wonderful World
Reggae Version
Wild World
Maxi Priest
Yellow Bird
Traditional
You Make me Feel Brand New
Stylistics
Singer
Steel Drum
80's Hits One Man Band
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Pan Occasions will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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