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Caladesi Steel Band

Dunedin , FL

LOCATION

Dunedin, FL US 34698 (map)

PHONE

727-642-4814

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Authentic Steel Drum Band for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or rehearsal dinner. We perform wedding ceremonies in the traditional acoustic way without any amplification or backing... Read more
Authentic Steel Drum Band for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or rehearsal dinner. We perform wedding ceremonies in the traditional acoustic way without any amplification or backing tracks. Our members have performed with the Tampa Bay Steel Orchestra and the Florida Orchestra, and we are preferred vendors at the Sandpearl on Clearwater Beach, and the Loews Don CeSar on St Petersburg Beach. We perform all over central Florida including Tampa, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Bradenton, Sarasota, Ft Myers, Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island, Lido Key, Siesta Key and Orlando. We're available as solo, duo or trio to fit any size wedding and budget. Caladesi Steel Band is perfect for your beach wedding! Visit our website for more info on our wedding ceremony/cocktail hour package. Caladesi Steel Band http://www.caladesisteelband.com/steel-drum-weddings/ 727-642-4814 - info@caladesisteelband.com Read less
Ceremony Music , Band

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Calypso, Classical, Reggae, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
For weddings or evening events, we wear dress pants and Hawaiian or guayabera shirts. We can dress more formally upon request. For daytime or pool parties, we wear nice Hawaiian shirts and shorts.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
We have music and video samples on our website.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
We will try to accomodate special requests if it can be arranged for steel pan, and is something we can add to our repertoire.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
We can usually set up in a half hour, but we always arrive at the function at least an hour before the start time.
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on the size of the group... a solo requires approximately a 6'x6' area.
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
We may display a sign at public events only.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Sorry, no disco balls!
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
Not usually... for wedding ceremonies, we don't use any sound equipment. If we have our sound equipment present, we would be happy to make a few announcements or provide a microphone to you upon request.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
We always try to read the crowd and adjust to the mood of the event. If your guests prefer to talk and mingle, or dance all night, we'll play accordingly.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We will take occasional breaks on longer events, no longer than 15 minutes per hour. We don not take breaks for shorter events like wedding ceremonies and/or cocktail hours. Meals are appreciated, but not necessary.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, we play appropriate background music at a controlled volume.
If one or more of the band members is unable to attend, what is your backup plan?
This hasn't happened yet! If someone was unable to attend due to an emergency and we couldn't find a replacement in time, we could still perform with backing tracks. You would receive a refund for the missing band member.
What is your overtime rate?
Usually $50 per hour per band member.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
We will charge a little extra for events outside the Tampa Bay area. The full rate including any travel expenses will be included in your detailed quote.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
The deposit depend on the size of the group... $50 for solo, $100 for duo, $150 for trio.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Drums
What is your usual attire?
Dress pants and Tropical shirt. Formal attire available upon request.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Yes, there are samples on our web site.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
A minimum of 1/2 hour, but we always arrive an hour before we begin playing.
How much space do you usually require?
Depends on the size of the group hired. Approximately 6' x 6' for a solo performer.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
There may be an extra charge for weddings outside the Tampa / St Petersburg / Sarasota area. Contact us for an exact quote.

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Mary
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Dave was very professional and was easy to talk to. My guests loved the music for both the ceremony and the cocktail hour! I would recommend them anytime!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Kelly
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the Caladesi Steel Band play at our daughters wedding at the Don Cesar last weekend and it was just beautiful!!! They played at the rehearsal which was a beach themed party, the ceremony and again at the cocktail hour. They added just the touch that we wanted at the wedding and they were so great with our guests. I heard many comments about how good they were and they truly added the "beach flavor" my daughter wanted to have at her wedding! They spent a lot of time with our family and guests and I think we could tell that they enjoyed themselves as well and that was really important to us as well! I felt they were very reasonable too for as much as they played over the course of the two days! They will always part of the memories made on my daughter and new son-in-law's big day!!! Thanks Dave for everything!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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John
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Dave w/ Caladesi did an awesome job at our wedding. It was the perfect solo performance for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Everyone really loved his playing.

Thanks for a great wedding Dave!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Joanne
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Dave from Caladesi Steel Drums provided the most gorgeous and fun cocktail hour music for our wedding. We really wanted our guests to feel relaxed and like they could let their hair down a bit, so we wanted to move away from our more classical string quartet during the ceremony and into something a bit more Floridian.

The music from Caladesi Steel Drums was just perfect and really set the tone. Dave made the whole thing so much fun and some of our guests even got to try to play. It was a blast to have them at the wedding and I would highly recommend working with them. If you are looking for something a bit different but still beautiful Caladesi Steel Drums are the way to go.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music, Unique Services
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Lissette
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
My husband and I hired Dave from Caladesi Steel Band to perform at our Ceremony and Cocktail Hour at Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club on Saturday, March 15, 2014. He was incredibly professional to work with - especially with all of our correspondence being via email since we live in Orlando, FL. He was very responsive throughout and on the day of our Wedding, was on time and performed beautifully. It was such a special and unique touch to have the steel drums and not only did my husband and I appreciate it (the music was beautiful) - but so did our guests. I would highly recommend hiring the Caladesi Steel Band for your Wedding - you won't regret it.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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KARINA
Wedding:
2/22/2014
5.0/5.0
I used a solo steel band player at my wedding. They provided good music & great service! Thank you!!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
10/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave was a true professional from the beginning of my wedding planning to the end of my cocktail hour. He and his music were the perfect addition to a perfect day
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Private User
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave was great! They provided just the right background music to the rehearsal dinner. They were very professional and a great price! Dave was very responsive and so nice to work with!
Services Used: Band
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Jenna
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Thanks so much to Dave for playing at our June 15th, 2013 wedding at the Gulf Drive Tiki on Anna Maria Island! Dave was so easy to communicate with beforehand and took into account all of our specific requests!  He came early to set up and played at our cocktail hour as well as during our ceremony and shell toss afterwards. So many of our friends and family have commented about how much they enjoyed the steel drums!  It was such a special touch to our day!  I will never forget walking down the sandy aisle to such beautiful music and can't thank Dave enough for being a part of our wedding day! 
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Dave of Caladesi Steel Band for our ceremony music during our beach wedding. He was incredibly responsive from day one, always prompt with returning emails, and is a very nice guy! He was on time, our ceremony music went off without a hitch, and he made everything super easy. Thanks Dave!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Lindsay
Wedding:
5/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave with Caladesi Steel Band was great! The only song I was picky about was the song I walked down the aisle to. Honestly I didn't get to hear much of him since I wasn't there until he played my wedding march and I missed his cocktail hour at the yacht club since we were taking photos at the beach. All the guests raved about him and I hope I am able to hear some of it on the video that i have yet to receive from my photographer!
He even told my parents friends how he knows where to hit the drum for each note!
loved it!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Ashley
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Dave was fantastic. Having a destination wedding, it was hard to not be able to meet with a lot of our vendors in person. Dave was extremely responsive, and went above and beyond to make our day so special. I had a song that my friend was going to sing as I walked down the aisle, and Dave reached out to her and made sure they both knew what key they were going to play in, and so on. He also stayed a bit longer to make sure we had music during the group photos. It was a great addition to our already beautiful ceremony, and Dave was just a pleasure to work with. I'd recommend him to anyone :)
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Rebecca
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave played solo for our ceremony and cocktail hour. It was the perfect compliment for our beach wedding. I loved hearing the drums as I walked onto the beach. Dave was very responsive, the price was reasonable and he did a fantastic job. He even learned to play a special song we requested.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Pamela
Wedding:
4/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Dave played the steel drum for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He his extremely talented and very professional. Having him perform at our wedding was one of the best parts of the day. I would definitely recommend him.
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Jennifer
Wedding:
2/9/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Dave for our ceremony and cocktail hour at The Don on Feb 9th and were more than happy with the work he does! He had great recommendations and was super easy to work with! I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for steel drums.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Dominique
Wedding:
12/4/2012
5.0/5.0
I got married at The Ritz Carlton Beach Clubon Lido Beach. We are from the UK so found Dave via the internet. All i can say is that he was FANTASTIC!!!! Exactly what i had imagined.He played a great selection of songs which truly made our cocktail hour and first few hours of our reception. I would definitely recommend him!!
Services Used: Band
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Dave was great to work with and very professional. It made a huge difference having him do the ceremony music and cocktail hour rather than just have recorded music or a Dj for our beach wedding. It was worth the extra $$!
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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L♥J
Wedding:
11/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave was amazing, quick to answer any emails and great with giving suggestions for wedding music. The steel drums were one of my favorite ceremony details and I was so happy that we were able to work with Dave and get exactly what we wanted. The drums were beautiful! Thank you, Dave!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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chulie78
Wedding:
6/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Dave was great to work with. He was quick to respond to you with questions and is very reasonably priced. We had a great time with him for our ceremony music and cocktail hour. Thanks so much Dave!!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Ashley
Wedding:
4/30/2011
5.0/5.0
I loved having this steel drum band for our beach ceremony and cocktail hour at the Don Cesar! Really set the mood for a great, fun night! And a great vendor to work with, thanks so much Caladesi!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Krystal
Wedding:
2/19/2011
5.0/5.0
I did a solo steel drummer for my beach ceremony and it was awesome! He played everything I asked and I will never forget walking down the aisle to the song that I chose. It's a nice, affordable touch to your wedding.
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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bcrisorio
Wedding:
11/6/2010
5.0/5.0
Steel drums were the perfect sound for our wedding, and Dave delivered for not only the ceremony, but the cocktail hour as well. I definately recommend using Dave and Caladesi Steel Band for your upcoming event!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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SMcDowell
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We had Caladesi Steel Drums, provide a steel drum for our cocktail hour and Dave was amazing! It makes the biggest difference to have a live steel drum at your event. Dave was wonderful to work with and I highly recommend him! Everyone loved the steel drums and it’s thanks to you Dave! Thanks again! –Stephanie M
Services Used: Band
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whitney
Wedding:
11/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Dave was wonderful to work with, he delivered everything he promised and more!!! I would highly recommend him for any event!
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Megan
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.8/5.0
So many compliments on Dave at our wedding. He was amazing in his performance. He is very professional and we are very pleased with his performance! We have had some ask for his number.
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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