Andy O

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Andy O

From the City of Port Of Spain on the Island of Trinidad comes Andy O, a singer and songwriter whose love for music can be traced back to his childhood days as a pan player in Steel Orchestras. Against the wishes of his parents he began playing steel drums at the age of 16. The glamour of the Savannah stage at Carnival time captured this young lad's heart and he hoped that someday he would perform on the same stage that had hosted some of the Country's greatest Calypsonians and Steel Bands. By the time he was 18, he played on the Savannah stage with such Steel Orchestra greats as Huggins Pandemonium, Coca Cola Silverstars and Vat 19 Tripolians.

Andy O members

Andy O moved to the United States in 1975 and settled in Seattle, Washington. In August of 1991 he formed his own Seattle Caribbean Band to bring his Soca, Calypso, Reggae sounds to crowded dance floors at Local Clubs, Wedding receptions, Fraternities, Corporate parties and Charity events. His Seattle Caribbean Band is composed of eight musicians, featuring the Hottest Horn Section in the Pacific Northwest. Together they create sweet Caribbean sounds that dare the feet not to dance.

Andy O awards

In 1992, Andy O's first single was nominated for best world-music recording at the NAMA awards. Also in 1992 he recorded his first CD with his Seattle Caribbean Band. Many of the songs on this CD have become crowd favorites and are requested by the audience at every show. He released a third and fourth solo album. These excitement packed albums are full of his original compositions, an assortment of Ballads, Reggae, Soca and Calypso music.

This current Seattle Caribbean Band brings together musicians with a wealth of musical backgrounds from all over the world, making him the Number One Dance Band and Performer in the Northwest. Most refer to him as the King of Calypso, Reggae and Soca music.

FESTIVALS

Bumbershoot 91,92,94, Bite of Seattle 91-98, Peace Concert Series 92,93, Taste of Edmonds 94,95, Taste of Tacoma 95,96, Pierce County Aids Benefit 94

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

Microsoft Summer Picnic 91-98, Adobe Systems Open House 98, Eddie Bauer Summer Picnic 91,92,98, Nintendo Summer Picnic 91-98, Livingston and Co. Christmas Party 93, Safeco Summer Picnic 94, Seafirst Summer Picnic 94, Spirit of Puget Sound 107.7 The End Cruise 91,93,95,97,98, Bon Marche Christmas Party 94, University of Wash & WSU Greek System 91-98, Microsoft Group Parties and Events 91-98, Seattle Sonics/Barry Ackerly, Sea Fair Blue Angels

CLUBS

Doc Maynards, Ballard Firehouse, Old Timers, Backstage, Fenix Above and Underground, Rock Candy, The Central, Lox Stock, Crocodile Café, The Swiss, 86TH Street Dance Hall (Vancouver, BC), Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver,BC), Rocksport, Da Vinchi The Shark, Victory Club, Graceland (Vancouver BC), Redmond Brewing Company, River Rock and many more

NATIONAL ANTHEMS
Gov. Locke's Inaugural Ball, Seattle Super Sonics, Seattle Thunderbirds, Tacoma Rockets, Bellingham Mariners

In its years of musical experience, Andy O has shared the stage with bands such as.... Toots and the Maytals, Shabba Ranks, The Wailers, Third World, Byron Lee, Gregory Issacs, Barrington Levy, Eek-A-Mouse, Burning Spear and Pato Banton.

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