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#1 VioletVol

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    Posted 01 June 2009 - 01:59 AM

    Has anyone had or is anyone planning on having a steel drum? Where did you find them, how much were they? I have only been able to find one and it is way more than I expected. I'm not sure if this is normal or not. I don't want to give up on having one, but right now its not looking so good. Help please! :)

    #2 Sheree10

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      Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:25 PM

      it may be hard to find a steel drum player in Mexico. You'll find mariachi bands there.
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      #3 VioletVol

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        Posted 14 August 2009 - 04:52 AM

        Yeah that's what I have found. I guess I figured steel drums would be in all parts of the Caribbean, but guess not. I found one but he was crazy expensive so I'll stick with the Ipod.

        #4 Meyer2010

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          Posted 02 September 2009 - 03:00 AM

          I have been looking for a steel drum band too. I got pricing from Ajua DMC and this is the pricing she gave me. I think that is really expensive! We were just going to have them play for our cocktail hour. I wonder if the acoustics set would be good?

          Band - $950 per set ($125 travel fee)

          Trio (mostly instrumental) - $850 per set ($90 travel fee)

          Duo (2 steel drums) - $750 per set ($60 travel fee)

          Single steel drum with backing track - $450 per set ($30 travel fee)

          Acoustic only (no sound system) - $225 per set ($30 travel fee)

          Our booking fee would be $100USD for any of the options.

          #5 BlieLena

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            Posted 22 September 2009 - 05:20 AM

            I am looking into on for our cocktail hour too... I have my WC on it, I'll let you know if I am sucessful! Since I am so close and to throw out any Plan B's would it make sense to have the DJ starting at cocktail hour playing live Bob Marley tracks w/ steel drum songs of popular songs like Red Wine etc.. I ve gone onto Itunes and you can find any song recorded in steel drums style. I would love to start cocktail hour with a very carribean feel instead of the Mariachi Band. I figure since all my guests are staying in Playa they will see them in town :) Lets keep this post going, otherwise maybe we should start a new band out there

            #6 Emmers

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              Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:07 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by BlieLena
              I am looking into on for our cocktail hour too... I have my WC on it, I'll let you know if I am sucessful! Sincne ev I am so close and to throw out any Plan B's would it make sense to have the DJ starting at cocktail hour playing live Bob Marley tracks w/ steel drum songs of popular songs like Red Wine etc.. I ve gone onto Itunes and you can find any song recorded in steel drums style. I would love to start cocktail hour with a very carribean feel instead of the Mariachi Band. I figure since all my guests are staying in Playa they will see them in town :) Lets keep this post going, otherwise maybe we should start a new band out there
              Did anyone ever have anymore luck with locating a steel drum band? And the prices that were quoted earlier are a lot steeper than we intended to pay for a single cocktail hour. You just can't seem to find much if you're not actually on an island in the Caribbean. However, we, too, would like more of a Caribbean feel than a Mariachi one. If nothing comes up, we really like your idea about starting off with steel drum versions of songs we like on iTunes. Great idea! Thanks!

              #7 jplovesme

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                Posted 15 January 2010 - 08:54 PM

                I'm so glad someone found a steel drum band. Pretty expensive, but I'm not a big mariachi fan. I guess most venues provide sound systems for our ipods, so we'll probably be going in that direction for the cocktail hour. It's that or use one of their soloists -- guitar or harpist.

                #8 Boo

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                  Posted 16 January 2010 - 03:36 AM

                  we are going to plug in our ipod for the 20/30 min prior to ceremony and have a cd from this guy playing
                  Steel Drum Wedding Music CDs and MP3s




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