Caribbean Authentics/Steeldrum w/Vocals

Steel Drum Band from Lansdowne, PA - Will travel up to 500 miles
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44 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2015
BOOKED 31 days ago

$400 - $2500 per event
About
Musician, Raymond Charles is a very talented steeldrum player based in the Philadelphia area. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, birthplace of the steeldrum, Ray, as he is commonly known, is not only well versed in the music of the Caribbean, but is also well equipped to handle Contemporary and Smooth Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, with vocals. Ray, as you may guess by now, is an all-rounder.
He is a great entertainer who will have you dancing when necessary, with his Authentic Caribbean Sound.
Here is a list of his personal accomplishments:
* Performed with and arranged for the Starlift Steel, (Trinidad and Tobago) and Philadelphia Pan Stars Steel Orchestras
* Has performed extensively at local and state festivals throughout the Continental USA, including the renowned Harborview Festival, Baltimore, MD
* Has frequently toured and performed throughout Montana's Flathead Valley
* Performs as a solo player or as a duo with keyboard accompaniment.
Any event with Raymond Charles is guaranteed to be musically fun-filled, satisfying your every entertainment desire.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Corporate Function

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OUTSTANDING, we will 100% use them again!

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Private Party

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We could not have chosen a better music venue for our party. Raymond Charles was absolutely wonderful and we highly recommend him. He was exactly the perfect match for what were looking for our venue. The music was perfect and so was his performance. He is personable and engaging, having played music requests, played longer then booked for...truly a pleasure. Many people requesting information about him for their venues in the future. We will definitely use him again.

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Club Event

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Raymond Charles and his steel drum band were amazing! They performed for over 100 of our Members at our new pool facility here at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, DE. Our Members are already asking when we are going to have them back.

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Caribbean Authentics/Steeldrum w/Vocals’s Response:

Hi Mr. Byerly, Thanks for your kind words. I'm happy I was able to contribute to a successful event. RaymondCharles

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School Assembly

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Raymond Charles was excellent and very professional. He was very authentic, and the students loved his performance. Thank you so much. I will absolutely reach out again in the near future.

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Morning of my event original booked entertainment canceled. while he did replace himself with 2 other gentlemen I felt the event was never explained to them because I came out of the room to registration where they were set up and reggae with foul language was playing and I has to explain my event was a destination wedding event and this music though bob marleys son was not appropriate.

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Baby Shower

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Raymond was amazing! Great music great vocals amazing attitude! He had the whole baby shower dancing and singing! Book him you won’t regret it! He even stayed extra for no cost just for the sake of keeping the party going! A true professional! All the guests called me the next day asking for his info and we have been singing his songs all week!

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Corporate Function

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Very professional, perfect for our corporate event. Would contract again.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Raymond is an amazing talent ! Not only did he play the steel drum beautifully, he sang beautifully as well!! He has a gift of entertaining a crowd ! Every person at my party , said that he made the party extra special and fun ! He kept us dancing ! Can’t wait until the next event so we can hire Mr. Raymond Charles . Sincerely , Nicole Elias

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Wedding Reception

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It was an absolute pleasure to have Mr. Charles at our wedding. He arrived early to set-up and played beautifully during our ceremony and cocktail hour. He was responsive, accommodating, and professional from first contact until we shook hands after he was done. I couldn't recommend him any higher, he is a great person to have at any ceremony.

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Caribbean Authentics/Steeldrum w/Vocals’s Response:

Mr. Smolenski, Thanks for your wonderful comments. It was my pleasure to be a part of your special event and I'm happy I was able to make you and your guests happy. I did receive the same compliments from several of your guests as well. Thank you Raymond Charles

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We hired Raymond Charles based on the reviews on Gigmasters. We were not disappointed. His performance really made our wedding reception a special experience. Everyone thought he was great. We knew that he sang, as well as played the steel pan, but we were surprised how well he sang and how much this added to his performance. We give him the highest recommendation.

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PAST EVENTS
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2020
Jun
26
Family Reunion
Wilmington, DE
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2020
Sep
26
Wedding
Phillipsburg, NJ
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2019
Jul
25
Corporate Function
Woodbury, NJ
4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Private Party
Reading, PA
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jun
28
Club Event
Rehoboth Beach, DE
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Feb
4
School Assembly
West Chester, PA
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
29
Baby Shower
Edgewater, NJ
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Sep
22
Corporate Function
King of Prussia, PA
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Luau Party
Landing, NJ
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jul
28
Private Party
Schwenksville, PA
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Jun
7
Corporate Function
Philadelphia, PA
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2017
Nov
11
Birthday Party (Adult)
Macungie, PA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2017
Aug
24
Event
Haverford, PA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Aug
19
Wedding Reception
Bayville, NJ
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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3 Little Birds
Bob Marley
96 Degrees in the Shade
Third World
After the Rain
Boney James
Aicha
Cheb Khaled
Ain't Nobody
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Alexandra
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All Night Long
Lionel Richie
All of A Sudden
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All of Me
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Another Star
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Before I Leave
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Best of Me
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Body and Soul
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Bring Me Your Cup
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Coming In From the Cold
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Crazy Love
Van Morrison
Daybreak
Dwight McIntosh
Easy
Lionel Richie
Fell into my hands
Jah Cure
For the Love on you
Isley Brothers
Friends and Strangers
Gershwin
Girl from Ipanema
Carlos Jobim
Give mih Soca
Arrow
Good Situation
UB40
Green Dolphin Street
Bronislau Kaper
Happy Birthday
Unknown
Hero
Enrique Iglesias
Hot Hot Hot
Arrow
Hot Potato
Vernell Brown
Human Nature
Michael Jackson
Hungry
King Obstinate
I Don't Mind
Winston Soso
I Feel Good
Beres Hammond
I Need to Know
Marc Anthony
I Shot the Sheriff
Bob Marley
I want you
Marvin Gaye
I'll Be Around
Spinners
I'm Real
Sanchez
If Jah
Tony Rebel
If you had my Love
Jenifer Lopez
Imagine Me
Kirk Franklin
In a Sentimental Mood
Duke Ellington
Is this Love
Bob Marley
Jamaican Farewell
Folk Song
Jammin
Bob Marley
Just a Little Bit Longer
Maxi Priest
Just My Imagination
Temptations
Just the Two of Us
Grover Washington
La Samba
Andy Narell
Lauren
Explainer
Lost Without You
Robin Thicke
Love Jah
Dennis Brown
Love you Higher
Benjy Myaz
Madisa
Raf Robertson
Magnet & Steel
Walter Egan
Mas Que Nada
Sergio Mendez
Meditation
Carlos Jobim
Morning Dance
Spyro Gyro
Mr. Fete
Machel Montano
My Dulahin
Preacher
Natural Mystic
Bob Marley
Night Nurse
Gregory Isaacs
No Disturb Sign
Beres Hammond
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
Number One
Gregory Isaacs
One Note Samba
Carlos Jobim
Ooh Ah La La
Freddie McGregor
Out of the Blue
Andy Narell
Passion Walk
David Benoit
People will Talk
Beres Hammond
Phenomenal
Benjai
Pimpers Paradise
Bob Marley
Practice What You Preach
Barry White
Rapture
Anita Baker
She's Royal
Taurus Riley
Should I
Beres Hammond
Sugar Street
Andy Narell
Summertime
George Gershwin
Sweet Love
Anita Baker
Sweetest Taboo
Sade
The Beat Goes On
Michele Henderson
The World is a Ghetto
War
The World is in Trouble
Jah Cure
Touch my Body
Mariah Carey
Turn the Lights Down Low
Bob Marley
Valdez in the Country
Donny Hathaway
We Kinda Music
Andy Narell
We Ready
Bunji Garlin
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Wild Goose Chase
Steel Pulse
Wild World
Cat Stevens
Yellow Bird
Folk Song
Your House
Steel Pulse
Caribbean Band
Latin Band
Reggae Band
Steel Drum Band
Beach Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
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Halloween Parties
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First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
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Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Caribbean Authentics/Steeldrum w/Vocals will also travel to Clifton Heights, Darby, Drexel Hill, Upper Darby, Glenolden, Philadelphia, Sharon Hill, Folcroft, Havertown, Holmes, Morton, Norwood, Springfield, Ardmore, Essington, Folsom, Merion Station, Prospect Park, Ridley Park, Wynnewood, Bala-cynwyd, Broomall, Haverford, Narberth, Swarthmore, Woodlyn, Bryn Mawr, Crum Lynne, Media, National Park.
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