The Caribbean Kings are not only a talented and experienced group of well respected Australian musicians, but they have created a band that has evolved into a total entertainment concept unique to most of Australia!
Originally formed over 10 years ago the band has grown from strength to strength and now has built up an enviable reputation for their polished performance, which has delighted audiences everywhere.
The band has deliberately steered away from "rock" and instead draws it's musical inspiration from several ethnic sources, namely CARIBBEAN, AFRICAN, LATIN AMERICAN as well as derivative styles of the above. These styles of music are well known for their appealing dance rhythms and infectious and joyous melodies- the excitement and colour of the music making them instantly appealing to an extremely wide range of audiences. The band was careful in choosing it's repertoire to remain within the boundaries of "popular" music and not to over-emphasize the ethnic elements of these musical cultures.
The Caribbean Kings have enough versatility to perform in different modes. As an 8 piece band complete with brass section they can deliver a big sound, suitable for corporate functions, balls, festivals etc, and have a record of providing top class entertainment at this level.( see the list of venues below) But sometimes client needs and budgets mean some reductions, and the Caribbean Kings can perform as more compact ensembles from 5 piece down to duo, still providing high class entertainment, which is perfect for clubs, hotels, private functions, weddings, birthday celebrations etc.
In all cases, the Caribbean Kings band can supply its own lighting, and P.A. systems to suit the size of the venue. If MC work is required this can be provided as part of the show package. A microphone and speakers lectern can be supplied for speeches.
The Caribbean Kings Band are Brisbane based but perform regularly on the Gold and Sunshine Coast and other parts of Queensland. They are readily available for bookings interstate and overseas.
To add another dimension to their entertainment, the Caribbean Kings have engineered a trolley complete with PA system to enable the band to move around freely at certain locations. By using this unique concept all guests are guaranteed front row seats! As a result of research into past bookings, there are 2 trolleys available:
A larger one which is suitable for open air events such as carnivals, street parades, corporate functions in large venues, and which can deliver a good sound level of music. (see photos)
A smaller trolley, for locations with limited space, and where sound levels are critical, such as shopping malls, markets and cafes etc. In either case the line up can be duo up to 4 or 5 piece, and normal instrumentation is vocals, guitar, piano accordian, percussion and/or steel pan. The Caribbean Kings roving ensemble is colourful, fun to watch, and guaranteed to add a party atmosphere to any occasion. It has been used with enormous success in shopping malls, street parades, corporate cocktail parties, weddings, exhibitions, in fact you name it, they've done it!. The trolleys can be used as an effective advertising tool for announcements, highlighting store specials, and promotions. If required, dancers can be provided to add colour and compliment the music.
The Caribbean Kings are:
- Harry Sundai ('The White Jamaican') - Lead vocals, percussion