The Casplash Band a.k.a. Caribbean Splash

Why book The Casplash Band a.k.a. Caribbean Splash?

Since 2000 The Casplash Band has created fun and excitement by combining the beautiful sounds of the steelpan with soulful singing and hot tropical rhythms. In addition to sweet calypso/soca and reggae music, Casplash plays pop, rock, jazz and r&b as well. We are available in several configurations ranging from a single steelpan to a full 9 piece band consisting of male and female vocals, steelpan, guitar, keyboard, bass, trumpet, saxophone and drumset. We have spinning and laser dance floor lights available as well.

The primary function of Casplash is make audiences dance and the secondary function is to make them dance some more! Wherever There's Casplash, There's a Party!

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Review by SINC

FROM THE STANLEY ISAACS SENIOR CENTER: A big thank you to Rudy & Khuent for their great performance at our Multicultural Festival! The music was great, and you definitely got the party started! Thanks for your time and for your flexibility and creativity! Hope to see you again!

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Reviewer: SINC
Organization: Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center
Event: Private Party in New York City, NY
Event Date: Apr 19, 2010
Hired As: Caribbean/Island Music, Beach Music, Calypso Band, Steel Drum Band

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 420 minutes
  • Fee: $350 - $7,000
  • Insurance:
  • Languages: English, Spanish

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The Casplash Band a.k.a. Caribbean Splash

Casplash is a unique and eclectic band which has thrilled thousands of party revelers. We combine the beautiful sounds of the steelpan, soulful singing and hot tropical rhythms. Casplash is founded by Steelpanist Rudy Crichlow, a man whose roots are in Trinidad and Tobago. Throughout the years the members of Casplash have taken thousands of audience members on a fantastic musical escapade via live performances.

Casplash plays styles made for dancing ranging from Calypso, Soca, and Reggae to Pop, Funk, R&B and more. According to the type of performance you desire we can lead familiar dances such as the Electric Slide, Hokey Pokey, Conga Line, and Limbo. Additionally, we can teach a traditional West Indian follow-the-leader style dance called Brown Girl In the Ring. This dance is very popular among our audiences.

In addition to numerous private clients, some of our past clients include: at the Mariott Marquis in New York City, JPMorgan Chase at The Chase Building in New York City, The American Heart Association in New York City, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey at The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey, The Fox and Friends National Broadcast live from New York City, Children's Hope Foundation at Columbia University and The Sound Factory in New York City, Hudson Valley Hospital Center in Greenwich, Connecticut, Drinker, Biddle and Reath at Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey and Independence Care System in New York City

Among other places we've performed at Sands At Lido in Lido Beach, New York, 5 Spot Supperclub in Brooklyn, New York, The Pennants Club in Fort Drum, New York, The Lizard Lounge at Cafe Iguana in New York City, Nanina's In the Park in Belleville, New Jersey, Westbury Manor in Westbury, New York, Bayshore Yacht Club in Bayshore, New York, Larchmont Shore Club in Larchmont, New York, Le Bar Bat in New York City, Coco's Water Cafe in Huntington, New York, The Harbor Club in Huntington, New York, Horizon Cruises in New York City, The Choral House in Baldwin, New York, The Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, The Crispus Attucks School (C.S. 21) in Brooklyn, New York, The New York City Marathon in New York City, The V.I.P. Club in New Rochelle, New York, The American Yacht Club in Rye, New York, The Cresent Bay Beach Club in Bayville, New York, Windows Over Harlem in New York City, Ocean Place Beach Resort in Long Branch, NJ and The Branford House in Groton, CT.

Casplash can range in size from a single steelpan, duet or trio, for intimate events such as cocktail hours, to concert style performances with professional staging and lights. DJ service can seemlessly be added to our performance package as well. Whether you need soft background music or hot music to make you dance the night away there is no doubt that Wherever There's Casplash, There's A Party!

The team providing the talent:

Rudy Crichlow

steelpan/bandleader

Richard Dixon

lead vocalist

Chris Watson

drumset

Khuent Rose

keyboard/back-up vocals

Randy Gaffney

guitar

Marilyn Davis

lead vocalist

Omar Little

trumpet

Mark Nikirk

saxophone

Ed Manners

bass

Testimonials

Rudy and his bandmembers were a pleasure to work with. Friendly and personalble as well great communication. They were prompt and professional. Our backyard event was a great hit for children and adults. They personalized the event and made our caribbean themed party perfect! The ambiance with the songs ,instruments and dancing made all my guests feel as though they were transported to the islands! Thank you for everything! We would reccommend and use them again, without any hesitation! Nicole, Long Island

– Nicole D.

Rudy and Glen were a complete pleasure to have at our party. They were professional, cheerful and did a spectacular job to make my husband's birthday celebration a special one. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for that special sound of the islands. Many guests were asking where I found them and requesting business cards. Thank you to Gigmasters for making it so easy to find such wonderfully talented people! K. Orbe

– Kathy O.

Casplash came to NYU and "got the party started". Great band, very professional... I highly recommend them!

– Kerwin S.

Casplash is a get down daddy of a rockin good time! Their rhythm, personalities and talent will make any party remembered for a long time. Our guest enjoyed themselves immensely! They are professional, prompt and courteous. Would definitely hire them again for my next party! Julie C. Flanders, NJ

– Julie C.

Collectively, we were extremely pleased with Caribbean Splash. The word to describe their perfomance would be "superb". They sounded great and the music was appropriate and timely. The band was courteous, accommodating and kept the dance area packed. They blended right in with our environment and became part of this huge family gathering. My husband and I were especially pleased with their exit. They performed three last songs which went over teir time and were not at all rushed about it. This made us feel that they were not just there to perform, but were aimed to please. We highly recommend this band to others and plan to use them in furture. Thanks again.

– Milady O.

Casplash was fantastic - I could not recommend them enough! They played at our wedding in Connecticut this past October and we were thrilled with their performance. They were extremely professional from day one. Before we hired them, they arranged a performance in New York so that we could hear them live. They sent us a CD, DVD, and brochure. They learned new songs just for our wedding - a special touch that allowed us to incorporate our own style into the music. On our wedding day, despite torrential rain, they arrived early from New York to set up. They performed during our ceremony, throughout cocktail hour, and throughout the reception. They were extremely interactive with the crowd and knew just what to play to keep everyone dancing. Their performance was AMAZING! And when they were not performing, they acted as DJs and played some fantastic music between sets. And their rendition of our wedding song, Norah Jone's "Come Away With Me," was truly breathtaking. Casplash was by far one of the best aspects of our wedding day - all of the guests were raving about them the next day!

– Tiffany S.

I would like to take this moment to express my appreciation to Casplash for coming out and performing for us. The students and staff all had a good time. They were extremely happy with the performance. This was the first experience that lots of them had with the steel pan .The celebration and party continued after they left. They definitely set the mood for lots of soca music,which thankfully, I had.

– Melanie H.

Rudy was so great-- From the beginning of talking to him on the phone, working with my brother (cellist) and on the day. He added an incredibly special touch to our wedding that all of our guests have been commmenting on. Very special. Very good. -the bride

– Danielle D.

The guys were great. They gave us exactly what we were looking for within our budget and many of the guests commented on how much fun it was to have them there. The event they played for us was a cake and coffee reception on church grounds (as opposed to a full-blown rock and roll party with dancing sort of thing) and they fit the atmosphere perfectly. They were on-time and ready to go when the bride and groom entered, which was especially great as I wasn't available to meet them before the ceremony and was just trusting that that they'd be there - and they were! I also appreciated their foresight in asking what we wanted them to wear and other such details as it really showed me that they were focused on meeting the desires of the bride and groom, whatever they might be. Rudy and his partner were personable, professional, and very talented. I'd recommend them in an instant

– Kiersten K.

They were fantastic! They really made the cocktail hour enjoyable. I will be recommending them to anyone I know who's getting married. Thanks Rudy for a great job!! Diana & Vinny

– Diana D.

hats off to rudy and quent from caribbean splash!!!! from the first communication until the good bye Rudy ws prompt and professional. Had a great time with gig masters and would highly recommend working with Rudy... maureen p.s. music was great

– Maureen H.

Set List

Africa - Toto
Angel - Shaggy
Bacchanal Lady - David Rudder
Bachelor - Scrunter
Be Strong - Sizzla
Boogie On Reggae Woman - Stevie Wonder
Break Down - Jack Johnson
Brown Girl In the Ring - Traditional
Calypso Jazz
Calypso Medley - Mary Ann, Brown Skin Girl & Mathilda
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Cha Cha Slide
Come Away With Me - Nora Jones
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Day-O
Dollar Wine / Movin’ Party (“Move It To the Left”)
Don’t Matter (reggae version) - Akon
Electric Slide - Marcia Griffiths
Everything - Michael Buble
Funky Good Time - James Brown
Get Down Tonight - K.C. and the Sunshine Band
Gimme Hope Johanna - Eddie Grant
Harder They Come the Harder They Fall - Jimmy Cliff
Heart & Soul (Calypso Instrumental Version) - Hoagy Carmichael & Frank Loesser
Hip Don’t Lie - Shakira
Hokey Pokey
Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
I Belong To You - Lenny Kravitz
I Want You Back - Jackson 5
Iko Iko
Irreplacable - Beyonce
It Don't Mean A Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington
Jamaica Farewell - Harry Bellafonte
Just Fine - Mary J. Blidge
Killing Me Softly (Fugees Style) - Roberta Flack
Lady Teaser - Byron Lee
Longing For - Jah Cure
Misty - Errol Garner (As Performed by Ella Fitzgerald)
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Nani Wine - Crazy
No One - Alicia Keys
Oobla Dee Oobla Da - The Beatles
Our House - Madness
Red Red Wine - UB40
Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
Rock With You - Michael Jackson
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington
Shout - Isley Brothers
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
Solitude - Duke Ellington
Someone Loves You Honey - June Lodge with Prince Mohammed
Sorry (Baby Can I Hold You) - Foxy Brown
Stand By Me (funk version) - Ben E. King
Stir It Up - Bob Marley
Telephone Love - JC Lodge
Temperature - Sean Paul
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Tiny Winey - Arrow
Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle
Under the Boardwalk - Rickie Lee Jones
Underneath It All - No Doubt
Waiting For the World To Change - John Mayer
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
Yellow Bird
You’re All I Need To Get By - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrel

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