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Sensory Expressions Band & Steel Drums Reviews

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  • Reggae Band from Raleigh, NC
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  • Starting at $350 per event

69 Reviews for Sensory Expressions Band & Steel Drums


Review by Dail B.

FundraiserReviewed on October 4, 2011From Raleigh, NC

I just wish we had more time in the program to really listen to Vaughn...he did a GREAT job!

Review by Carla J.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 17, 2011From Raleigh, NC

Thanks! We received many positive comments from our guests about your performance. Vaughn was easy to work with and very responsive to our needs. We will definitely use him again!

Review by Joan P.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on February 18, 2018From Raleigh, NC

Wonderful performer, but too loud for the space. Needed to ask to tone down twice. But was accommodating when I requested that.

Review by Jackie B.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on June 6, 2011From Raleigh, NC

Vaugh was incredible and very easy to work with. We all enjoyed his music very much. If another opportunity arises where I need steel drum music, I will definitly hire him again.

Review by Caroline C.

Grand OpeningReviewed on May 13, 2011From Raleigh, NC

Sensory Expressions was fabulous for our party/event! We will look to them for out next event!

Review by Joan T.

CelebrationReviewed on August 18, 2010From Raleigh, NC

Sensory Expressions are very professional and well dressed. Fast reply to all emails and questions. Price for services are very fair. Music; FABULOUS and would highly recommend Sensory Expressions for any event!

Review by Beth R.

Private PartyReviewed on August 15, 2010From Raleigh, NC

Vaughn was awsome!! We had a very successful party and everyone loved him. Several people at the party asked for cards so the could book him for a future party. I would definately recommend him to anyone.

Review by Jennifer M.

WeddingReviewed on May 27, 2009From Carolina Beach, NC

Vaughn was absolutely wonderful! i would highly recommend him to my friends. Thanks again Vaughn for the awesome atmosphere you provided for our special day!

Review by Beth W.

FundraiserReviewed on May 4, 2010From Tarboro, NC

Great performance!!!

Review by Tom G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on April 2, 2010From Nashville, NC

Great Band! Everyone enjoyed them.

Review by Mark S.

CelebrationReviewed on October 5, 2009From Sanford, NC

Prompt, professional and and excellent musician! Would use him again!

Review by English F.

Luau PartyReviewed on September 3, 2009From Raleigh, NC

We have used Vaughn in the past and it was just as great this time as it was the first time we used him! We called him last minute and he was able to fit us in. Our families loved the music and it made our luau a hit!

Review by Anna H.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on November 25, 2009From Raleigh, NC

Great music, continuous live play and then recorded music played during clean up. Nice touch! Only issue was late arrival which delayed our surprise party time. I was surprised that no price adjustment was offered for the late arrival - had to pay full price. No complaints about music or performance - all very good. This is more of "background" music instead of a DJ leading a party. Overall, I would recommend this performer. Price is a bit high.


It was explained to the client in advance that my schedule would be tight since it was close to the end of my church time. I started playing music at the required time 1pm and playing live at 1:05pm, 5minutes after the start time! I also played for the entire time with no breaks as noted in the contract;at a reduced initial price break of($50 dollars). As per the notation on billing this is normal billing rates for live steel drum music and even DJ service prices are higher. It was noted in advance to the client that as a solo performer I play along with my programed background music and if she wanted a full band that could be provided at the appropriate price.

Review by Steven N.

Wedding ReceptionReviewed on September 14, 2010From Cary, NC

Pros and cons...many of which were brought to my attention from multiple guests: PROs: 1) Sound quality 2) Volume was good level 3) Equipment worked 4) Style was fitting CONs: 1) He was 25 minutes late starting, but yet left on time...he was setting up and waiting on another member 2) Asked a handicapped guest move her car to avoid walking 25 feet, though equipment was on dolly and drive was paved 3) Many guests complained about the obvious frustration of Vauhn when people were "in his way" 4) He did not communicate what he needed in the space before, forcing me to leave my guests to accommodate at last minute 5) Overall, seemed rude...would NOT recommend


The clients were given complete information as to what was needed and expected. All information is also clearly noted in the signed contract, which states cover from the elements (it was raining) and a sturdy table for equipment; neither of which was setup upon our arrival. Music was started on time before 7pm as agreed with some adjustments to accomodate for the rain with the live music, starting shortly after. Any late start in live music was a direct result of the client not fullfilling contractual obligations as noted in the contract,Electricity and water do not mix. To accomodate this we also played throughout our obligated break time between sets, keeping in

Review by kimberly D.

Engagement PartyReviewed on February 28, 2019From Wilmington, NC

They took liberties at our home, going in and taking beverages from our refrigerator when we had drinks out by the pool for everyone. Brought too many extra people that layed in lounge chairs for guests ...


Hi Kimberly,I think you have us mixed up with some other group. We only had our 6 band members. I never heard of any such behavior and we are always professional. I know members spoke to guess during our break and one of the guess brought a few members water to drink and did not take any such liberties. We were extremely accommodating for a pool side space that was smaller than spelled out in the contract along with having cover from the elements. This caused equipment to get wet when a rain storm came almost damaging 10’s of thousands of dollars in equipment and Instrumentation. Please call me. Thanks, Vaughn

Review by Kandace J.

Sorority FunctionReviewed on February 23, 2009From Durham, NC

Review by Justin P.

CelebrationReviewed on June 22, 2009From Chapel Hill, NC

Review by Brigette S.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on July 26, 2009From Cary, NC

Review by Betty D.

Retirement PartyReviewed on August 16, 2009From Carrboro, NC