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Callaloo

Steel Drum Band from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 150 miles
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$175 - $3000 per event
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About
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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Private Party

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Callaloo added a great kick to our party! He was on time and professional and I would highly recommend using him. He plays beautifully and was a perfect entertainer.

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Callaloo’s Response:

Thank you very much for the amazing 5-star review!

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Private Party

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Scott arrived a little early to set up for our agreed upon time. The music was a perfect addition to my end of summer party. All of my guests said his performance made their evening. They all requested his business card, so they could use him in the future.I would not hesitate to use him in the future. Great job Scott!

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Callaloo’s Response:

Thank you for the 5 star review Sandra!

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Family Reunion

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This was our 2nd year with Scott playing at our summer family party. The guests enjoy him very much and he was invited back by popular family demand. Thank you , Scott!

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Callaloo’s Response:

Thank you very much for the 5 - star review Kathy. I look forward to your next party.

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2019
Nov
9
Private Party
Lake Forest, IL
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
14
Private Party
Schaumburg, IL
7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
2019
Aug
3
Family Reunion
Fox Lake, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jul
26
Community Event
Lake Zurich, IL
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2019
Apr
27
Private Party
Hinsdale, IL
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Nov
11
Wedding Ceremony
Glenwood, IL
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2018
Aug
4
Club Event
Powers Lake, WI
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jul
28
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fox Lake, IL
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Jun
30
Birthday Party (Adult)
West Chicago, IL
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2018
Jun
23
Luau Party
Wilmington, IL
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jun
16
Birthday Party (Adult)
McHenry, IL
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2017
Dec
21
Plum Creek
Rolling Meadows, IL
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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
Caribbean Band
Hawaiian Band
Steel Drum Band
Beach Band
Fusion Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Please note Callaloo 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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