Los Angeles Caribbean Band 5




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Los Angeles Caribbean Band 5

The leader of this Los Angeles Caribbean Band was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Boca Raton, Florida and attended college at Wichita State University in Kansas where he earned his BME degree in Music Education under the direction of Dr. Joseph C. Combs.

Los Angeles Caribbean Band leader

Upon graduating, he immediately began a two-year journey traveling across the country and abroad where he performed for three months with Potential Symphony, a 120 member steel band, for the Panorama National Steel Band Competition on the Island of Trinidad, West Indies. Life on the road eventually directed him back to Wichita were he started his own business, he became the director of the WSU Steel Pan Orchestra, traveled within the Midwest as an accredited artist with the Missouri Arts Council and Arts Partners, and performed with Afinké Machine.

Los Angeles Caribbean Band relocation

In 2002, the leader of this Los Angeles Caribbean Band relocated to Los Angeles and immediately began spreading the word of pan, one person at a time. He has since performed and recorded with an array of amazing artists such as Scott Weiland, Cyndi Lauper, Cipes & the People, John Ballinger, The Shival Experience, the Survivor House Band (CBS reality show), Steel and Strings, to name a few. Currently, he resides in Los Angeles where he is working as a producer, composer, and most notably with his band, who is signed with Citation Records.

Selection of Recordings that features him on Steel Drums and/or Percussion

Speak To Me – Pandora’s Box (1994)
Blue Earth – Trouble Creek (1997)
Afinké Machine – Afinké Machine (1999)
Candlelight Christmas – Douglas Express (1999)
River of Life – Reach for the Sky (2000)
Explorations of Sound – Soundtrack for Exploration Place Science Center (2000)
How ‘Bout This - Afinké Machine (2002)
Conscious Revolution – Cipes and the People (2007)
Happy in Galoshes – Scott Weiland (2008)
Dead Man’s Bones (title of album TBA) (2009)
Blind Boris (title of album TBD) (2009)

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Country United States
City Los Angeles
State/Province California

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