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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.
John Steel , professional steel drum player, has worked in the music industry most of his life. Growing up in Trinidad he was exposed to the rich, rhythmic music of the island at an early age especially calypso, reggae, soca and world beat. His dream was to elevate steel drum playing beyond the traditional island music, although this unforgettable music would be the major influence of his music for many years toe. 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 has toured globally, to include countries such as Spain, France, Russia, Germany, Denmark, Panama, Argentina, Venezuela, Morocco, Italy, and throughout the Caribbean. 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 audio-digital and midi recording studio. John is presently working with other outstanding musicians, producers and songwriters in the band Tropical Steel , that performs as a Solo, Duo, Trio, or Quartet depending on your entertainment needs.
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If you enjoy listening to the tropical, island sounds of steel drums, then you must indulge yourself in an evening with the one and only John Steel . 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, to include Disney World, Fulton's Crab House, Maison Jardin, Ritz-Carlton hotel, Rosen Centre Hotel, Orange County Convention Center, Swan Hotel, The Dolphin, Marriott World Center, The Grand Cypress, Lee's Lakeside, Church Street, Peabody Hotel, Universal Studios, Sea World, Leu Gardens, Bahama Breeze restaurants, The University of Central Florida, Rollins College, Valenciamunity College , Heathrow Country Club, just to name a few.
John has performed 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 conventions, weddings, poolside galas, restaurants, private parties and college functions.
John's unparalleled steel drum performances and versatile talent reach far beyond the traditional steel drum music of the islands. John incorporates a wide variety of music in his performances to include jazz, easy-listening, pop, reggae, island, and soca, all with the sweet island flavor. John performs as a Solo, Duo, Trio or Quartet depending on your entertainment needs.
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Among other cities, Tropical Steel may serve the following areas: Orlando, Melbourne, Alafaya, Kissimmee, Palm Bay, Casselberry, Cocoa, Clermont, Palm Bay West, Saint Cloud, Titusville, Altamonte Springs, Lady Lake, Leesburg, Longwood, Winter Park, Eau Gallie, Apopka, Eustis, Merritt Island, Oviedo, Sanford, South Creek, Suntree, The Villages, Union Park, Winter Garden, Altamonte, Belle Isle, Edgewood
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