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Callaloo Steel Drum Band from Chicago, IL

Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews
  • 29 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 6 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $175 per event

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Live steelpan music for your event is a great idea! I was in Trinidad in February 2018 performing in Panorama (the nationally televised steelband competition) with the Silver Stars and have been playing steelpan for over thirty years. I play popular songs with an island theme, traditional calypso music (Harry Belefonte), Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett and original compositions in Latin and Caribbean styles. If there are any songs you'd like to hear, I can add them to my set list with advance notice. Full Band Info: Callaloo is the best world fusion steel pan group performing original compositions in Chicago. Scott Johnson, composer/arranger, began writing music for Callaloo that was built on strong, sophisticated Latin/Caribbean rhythms and recently began exploring and incorporating other styles, that, when fused, have proven to deliver a powerful musical experience. The percussion based group employs an amalgam of instruments – steel pan, marimba, ethnic percussion, drum set, nylon string guitar, electric and acoustic bass – while combining composed, orchestrated parts with improvisation. The percussionists switch instruments from song to song adding to the visual element of their performance. Callaloo has endeavored to elevate the steel pan from its novelty status by using it as the primary melodic voice in a variety of settings. In dedicating themselves to achieving the highest standards of composing, performance, improvising, and recording, Callaloo has chosen to label themselves as artistic, inspirational entertainment.


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Avg 5.0 | 18 Reviews

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Review by Nata-Leigh P.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on July 27, 2023From West Chicago, IL

Scott was extremely responsive, showed up on time, and provided beautiful background music for our event. Thank you!


Thank you for the amazing 5-star review Nata-Leigh!

Review by Andreece N.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on July 29, 2023From Romeoville, IL

Couldn't be more pleased with our experience. The guests were talking about how perfect he was for our Bob Marley themed party for our son long after he had gone! He accommodated my music requests and was a total professional. Very nice guy, too! Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking to hire him for their event. Really set the vibe and added something special to our party. You won't regret it! :)


Thanks for the amazing 5-star review Andreece!

Review by Deb H.

Club EventReviewed on August 13, 2022From Lake Geneva, WI

The band was awesome. We would hire them back anytime.

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Song List 

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  • Jamaican Farewell | Harry Belefonte
  • Yellow Bird | Harry Belefonte
  • Three Little Birds | Bob Marley
  • Jammin' | Bob Marley
  • One Love | Bob Marley
  • Calypso Queen | Calypso Rose
  • Jump in the Line | Harry Belefonte
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Stir It Up | Bob Marley
  • Rum and Coca Cola | The Andrews Sisters
  • Don't Worry, Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Old Lady Walk a Mile and a Half | Lord Kitchener
  • Oye Como Va | Santana
  • Linstead Market | Jamaican Folk Song
  • I Shot The Sheriff | Bob Marley
  • St. Thomas | Sonny Rollins
  • The Everywhere Calypso | Sonny Rollins


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Date Selected: 9/22/2023

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Past Events

July 29, 2023 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Romeoville, IL
July 27, 2023 • Corporate Function
Thu12:00 PM - 3:00 PM West Chicago, IL
February 2, 2023 • Private Party
Thu11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Des Plaines, IL
September 12, 2022 • Community Event
Mon2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lisle, IL
August 13, 2022 • Club Event
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lake Geneva, WI
August 12, 2022 • Private Party
Fri7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Chicago, IL
July 16, 2022 • Community Event
Sat12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Glen Ellyn, IL
July 13, 2022 • Community Event
Wed5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Lockport, IL
June 25, 2022 • Graduation Party
Sat3:00 PM - 6:00 PM West Chicago, IL
June 7, 2022 • School Assembly
Tue12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Cary, IL
May 29, 2022 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sun3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Palatine, IL
April 14, 2022 • Cruise Ship Event
Thu2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Saint Charles, IL

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