TROPICAL STEEL

TROPICAL STEEL

If you enjoy listening to the tropical, island sound of steel drums, then you must indulge yourself in an evening with the one and only Tropical Steel band featuring JOHN SMITH.

Orlando, Florida, OTH, United States

You may have already been mesmerized by this energetic, unforgettable musician from Trinidad. He has left his indelible mark on a host of audiences all over Central Florida, including  Disney World, WFTV-Channel 9, the Citrus Club, Fulton's Crab House, House of Blues, Swan Hotel, The Dolphin, Marriott Orlando World Center, The Grand Cypress, Lee's Lakeside, Church Street, Peabody Hotel, Universal Studios, Sea World, Leu Gardens, The University of Central Florida and Heathrow Country Club, just to name a few.

John has shared the stage with famous artists such as Third World, Steel Pulse, Inner Circle, Sparrow, Arrow, Crazy, and many more. In addition to concerts, John frequently performs for a variety of functions such as weddings, conventions, poolside galas, restaurants and private parties.

John's unparalleled steel drum performances and versatile talent reach far beyond the traditional steel drum music of the islands. John has not only incorporated a wide variety of music in his performances to include jazz, easy-listening, pop, reggae, island, and soca, but also the art of playing with four sticks, all with sweet island flavor.

John performs as a Solo, Duo, Trio or Quartet depending on your entertainment needs.

John Smith, professional steel drum player, has worked in the music industry his entire life. Growing up in Trinidad allowed him to develop an intense love for music at an early age; especially for the rich, rhythmic island sounds of soca, reggae and world beat. His dream was to take steel drumming beyond the traditional island music, although this unforgettable music would become the major thrust of his music for many years to come. He first performed with " The Chase Manhattan Savoys" who were sponsored by David Rockefeller. This band performed classical music entirely on the steel drums. John has mesmerized audiences all over the Southeast and abroad. He is also a talented producer, arranger, and sound engineer of live and recorded music. In addition to his musical talent, he owns and operates a state-of-the-art  Orleans, Florida and exotic Barbados. He has toured globally, to include countries such as Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Panama, Argentina, Venezuela, Morocco, Italy, and throughout the Caribbean. John is presently working with other outstanding musicians, producers and songwriters in the band "Tropical steel", that performs as a Solo, Duo, Trio ,Quartet. depending on your entertainment needs

Mark Dupuy,  A veteran of some 28 years touring the United States and the Caribbean, there isn't a musical style he hasn't played. A Texas native, he makes his home in Altamonte Springs, where arranging, programming and performing an enormous variety of musical genres is a daily undertaking.   Mark sings, plays guitar, trumpet, flute, and keyboards. His menu of music includes Jazz, Reggae, Soca, Zouk, Junkanoo, Classic Rock, R&B, Country, and of course Jimmy Buffett. His song list is too large to list, just as his résumé would take several pages. There isn't a musical situation where he doesn't fit. Bringing originality, energy, and class to the venue, he is the experience, the product, the performer. It's about music. And Mark is about music: all of it.

 


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