Kent Arnsbarger - Steel Drums & Island Sounds

Steel Drum from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 1000 miles
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About
Add that Island flare to your next party or event!! Kent Arnsbarger is a solo steel drum performer using an iPod to play VERY high quality backup tracks (all played & recorded by him) over a very compact and amazing sounding state-of-the-art Bose PA system. The sound files you hear on this page are from his 6 CDs, all on iTunes or on his personal site. These sounds are the exact backup tracks he uses live, minus the lead pan. What you hear is what you get!!

Kent has performed at over 1,000 different venues from wedding receptions to birthday parties, resorts & restaurants, Zoos & colleges, casinos and corporate parties since 2004 . After (or before) the performance, Kent can also DJ your event with many thousands of songs from many styles of music at his finger tips. Professional lighting will be added for evening events.

Kent has performed on television several times (along with a two hour interview on WGN radio) and has opened for the world famous Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

He also teaches percussion privately and is the percussion instructor at several high profile schools in Indiana for their marching band programs. Kent is a classically trained percussionist from Indiana University.

Kent uses REAL percussion instruments and NOT midi sequencers or drum machines. Your ears (& your guests) will surely notice the difference.

Please take a moment and enjoy Kent's music videos for his own tune, "Island Currents" and a cover of "Island Girl". All recorded and edited by Kent.

Be sure to watch his promotional video here on Gigmasters.

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Luau Party

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What an amazing show! Kent was very professional and friendly. We loved all of the explanations and history of steel drums that he gave during his set. We would definitely reccommend him to our friends!!!

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Super awesome place you have there!!! Thanks for having me out!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Hire this guy for your event. What a pro. The music was amazing. Our guests loved him.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Kent Arnsbarger was a hit! We loved him, as did everyone at the party. He was the talk of the party! Very professional! Extremely talented! & Guests were dancing!!! We hope to have him back in the future. Guests were asking him how to contact him! Thank you for making my Fathers 80th birthday party a success! From the Gee Family

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Country Club Event

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We've used Kent for the last 8 years we've been having our annual party. I've looked at using someone new over the years, but we get so many complements with him it doesn't really make sense to change. He is always willing to go with the flow. Every year we do something different, one year we had a 5k before the party and this year we had it on an island and he is always game. I never worry about asking him to do something crazy (even put all his equipment on a boat=) because he is so awesome to deal with. I couldn't have asked for anyone better to work with. The party felt very "resort'y" with him playing his steel drum on the island.

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Private Party

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Everything went as planned and the lobster bake guests really liked him.

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Corporate Function

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Great music and extremely professional in all aspects.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Kent was the perfect addition to my special event, and I couldn't be more pleased. Everyone really loved the idea that I hired him, and they all really loved listening to him. He is a true gifted performer with a big smile always on his face ! Now I want to plan another big event just so I can hire him again !!! A really wonderful experience; this was perfect ! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Tricia in Wisconsin.

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Labor Day Party

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Awesome! Guests absolutely raved and he was great to work with too!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Kent was Great! Very accomadating and easy to get along with. All the guests raved about Kent! Book him!

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2018
Jul
28
Restaurant Event
Griffith, IN
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2018
Feb
24
Luau Party
Griffith, IN
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Aug
20
Corporate Function
Arlington Heights, IL
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2015
Sep
4
Birthday Party (Adult)
Carmel, IN
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2015
Jun
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
North Liberty, IN
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
May
21
Corporate Function
Wheaton, IL
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2014
May
17
Country Club Event
Nashville, TN
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2013
Jul
13
Private Party
Saint Joseph, MI
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Jun
23
Celebration
Chicago, IL
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2012
Aug
31
Corporate Function
Cicero, IL
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2012
May
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Grayslake, IL
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
2012
May
19
Country Club Event
Nashville, TN
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Buffett
Havana Daydreamin
Buffett
Cheesburger In Paradise
Buffett
Come Monday
Buffett
Margaritaville
Buffett
Volcano
Buffett
Red Red Wine
UB40
Spanish Eyes
Island Favorite
Under the Sea
Island Favorite
Kiss the Girl
Island Favorite
Fernando
ABBA
I can see clearly now
Island Favorite
Silence Is Golden
Island Favorite
South of the Border
Island Favorite
Cantina band
Star Wars
Could you be loved
Marley
Waiting in Vain
Marley
I shot the Sheriff
Marley
Is this love
Marley
three little birds
Marley
Island in the Sun
Belafonte
Jamacian Farewell
Belafonte
Kingston Town
Belafonte
Guantamaera
Island Favorite
Hot Hot Hot
Island Favorite
Yellow Bird
Island Favorite
Mary Ann
Island Favorite
Montego Bay
Island Favorite
Shake Sonora
Island Favorite
Red Red Wine
Island Favorite
Rum and cola
Island Favorite
Sweat
Island Favorite
Sarah
Island Favorite
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Please note Kent Arnsbarger - Steel Drums & Island Sounds will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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