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Steel Drum Band from Chicago, IL Will travel up to 100 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 15 Reviews
  • 25 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 5 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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Review by Alyson Z.

Graduation PartyReviewed on June 25, 2022From West Chicago, IL

Jordan was a great player, very respectful and polite to our guests, and very accommodating. I would highly recommend Jordan for your next steel drummer rental!


Thank you for your amazing review Alyson!

Review by Shannon K.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 29, 2022From Palatine, IL

Scott was amazing!!! He is so talented and transported us to an island through his music. We would definitely love to have him back sometime! Highly recommended.


Thank you for the fantastic review Shannon!

Review by Matthew H.

Birthday Party (Adult)Reviewed on May 22, 2021From Elmhurst, IL

It was a perfect fit for our party, the volume, the sound and quality was excellent. It took our event to the next level


Thank you for your 5-star review!

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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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Upcoming Events

July 13, 2022 • Community Event
Wed5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Lockport, IL
July 16, 2022 • Community Event
Sat12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Glen Ellyn, IL
August 13, 2022 • Club Event
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lake Geneva, WI
September 12, 2022 • Community Event
Mon2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lisle, IL

Past Events

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
July 31, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Downers Grove, IL
July 4, 2021 • Private Party
Sun4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Barrington, IL
May 22, 2021 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:30 PM - 7:30 PM Elmhurst, IL
November 9, 2019 • Private Party
Sat4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Lake Forest, IL

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