Selby Gardens Sarasota Wedding Featured in Irish Wedding Magazine

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Blog, Gigs, Sarasota, Weddings
Selby Gardens Sarasota Wedding Featured in Irish Wedding Magazine

Kieran and Joanne’s destination wedding in the Marie Selby Botanical Garden in Sarasota, Florida I performed steel drums for a cocktail hour last spring for a very nice couple, Joanne and Kieran, at Selby Gardens in downtown Sarasota. The wedding and location was so beautiful, it keeps getting featured in wedding blogs and websites. The […]

Merry Christmas! O Holy Night on Steel Drums

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Audio, Blog, Video

Merry Christmas from Caladesi Steel Band! Click the video above to hear our rendition of “O Holy Night” performed entirely on steel pans and percussion. This was recorded in Garageband for iOS on an old iPad, and mixed in Apple Logic. There are a total of five parts played; 3 double tenor steel pans, bass […]

Wedding Ceremony in Belleair Beach, FL

Posted by on Dec 11, 2014 in Gigs, Weddings
Wedding Ceremony in Belleair Beach, FL

I played a beautiful wedding ceremony on the intercoastal in Belleair Beach, Florida for Kim and Paul. Google+ made this “Auto Awesome” animated gif.

Gay Weddings could be legal in Florida by January 6th, 2015

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Blog, Weddings
Gay Weddings could be legal in Florida by January 6th, 2015

Same-sex marriages in Florida could begin Jan. 6 after appeals court decision – Tampa Bay Times We’ve performed steel drums for same-sex commitment ceremonies for years, but we look forward to playing LGBT and Gay Weddings for Florida residents and visitors by early 2015. Caladesi Steel Band is a strong supporter of LGBT marriage equality, […]

November Steel Band Weddings and Events

Posted by on Nov 30, 2014 in Anna Maria Island, Gigs, Weddings
November Steel Band Weddings and Events

Another busy month! Here are some photos from November’s weddings and events… Wedding ceremony on Anna Maria Island, Florida Rehearsal Dinner at the Marriott on Marco Island, Florida Sunset at the Sandbar Restaurant, Anna Maria Island, Florida Dave and Ignacio, Anna Maria Island Wedding Ceremony on Lido Beach, Sarasota Wedding Ceremony at the Sirata Resort, […]

Steel Drum Wedding on Anna Maria Island Bradenton Beach

Posted by on Nov 13, 2014 in Anna Maria Island, Gigs, Weddings
Steel Drum Wedding on Anna Maria Island Bradenton Beach

Anna Maria Island Beach Wedding Johnny Lowery of Caladesi Steel Band at a wedding ceremony we played at Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island. It’s always nice to work with Gabriele and Werner of Beach Weddings Florida who specialize in German destination weddings.

October steel band weddings and events

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Gigs
October steel band weddings and events

Photos of some of October’s weddings and events… Wedding at Pass-a-Grille Beach in St. Petersburg Siesta Key Sarasota Beach Wedding Ceremony Steel drum duo for Don CeSar courtyard wedding St. Petersburg Beach Wedding Johnny Lowery and Ignacio Marin at Don CeSar Cocktail Hour Sunset at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Steel Drum trio – Dave Holmstrand, […]

Sarasota wedding at Selby Gardens featured in wedding blog

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 in Gigs, Sarasota, Weddings
Sarasota wedding at Selby Gardens featured in wedding blog

A wedding at Selby Gardens in Sarasota Florida where we performed steel drums was featured in the “Grey Like Weddings” blog. Cat Pennenga took the great photos, and I played solo steel pan for the cocktail hour. Joanne and Kieran were the nicest couple… they had live music for the ceremony, cocktail, and reception, which […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation “Night of the Iguana” Benefit – Mainsail Conference Center in Tampa

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 in Blog, Gigs, Tampa
Make-A-Wish Foundation “Night of the Iguana” Benefit – Mainsail Conference Center in Tampa

Join me at the 18th Annual Night of the Iguana this Friday September 26th at the Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Tampa, which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Northern Florida. Proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish program in Hillsborough, Hernando, Pinellas, Polk and Pasco counties to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening […]

Rehearsal Dinner at the Don CeSar on St. Petersburg Beach

Posted by on Sep 5, 2014 in Blog, Gigs
Rehearsal Dinner at the Don CeSar on St. Petersburg Beach

A rehearsal dinner at the Loews Don CeSar Resort on St. Petersburg Beach, FL. Thanks to Aaron Bornfleth Studio for the great photo.