Island Girl & the Beach Bum

Why book Island Girl & the Beach Bum?

Let us take you to the islands! Single, duo or trio calypso steelpan music! Island, Reggae, Calypso and soca favorites for all ages, we will entertain you at any event, big or small! Bob Marley, UB40, Rebelution, SteelPulse, Byron Lee songs and many more to ignite your party! We have performed throughout Florida, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, Michigan and Bahamas and our original music is played on radio in over 50 countries. Our show is unique, and we strive for excellence. Come travel with us and be irie (feel good) !





The best music on the west coast of Florida

We travel 32 miles each way on Sunday to crackers in Crystal River!
Bruce in spring hill

Reviewer: Bruce j.
Event: Restaurant in Crystal River, FL
Event Date: Sep 16, 2012

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $300-$1000


The Bickley Island Chill group likes to get crowd involvement. Frequently you will find people jump on stage to help with maracas or shakers. We also like to lead some games like the hat contest, limbo and other fun party games when requested.

Additional Booking Notes

At least one outlet for electrical. Minimum area 12' x 20' but we can work with what you have. Need cover (umbrella, roof, or similar) if performing in sun.

Island Girl & the Beach Bum

Bickley Island Chill takes you on a trip to the islands!
Bickley, aka Island Girl, has over 20 years of music performing experience. Bickley's duo has performed in the greater Tampa-bay area, at establishments Ritz Carlton, Don Cesar, Tradewinds, Grand Plaza, Bilmar, Gasparilla Inn, Sunken Gardens and many more. Bickley has appeared on television and radio, and currently has a smooth jazz single which appears on CBS's WRCH Southern New England Radio.

Bickley (Island Girl) performs all over the US, touring the East in the summer- Maryland, Connecticut, New York, and Bahamas but performs in the Tampa/Clearwater area for most of the year. Her professionalism stands out and provides a successful event. She is committed to making sure clients receive a fun-filled time and feel like they took a relaxing trip to the Caribbean!

Comments from clients:
"Thank you from the one whose broken soul you soothed. Gave me the courage to get up and dance!"
"FYI--Our party was a hit and we loved Bickley. It was such a nice touch to have the steel drum and she was VERY nice! She was professional, courteous and had a great playlist. We are thinking of doing another similar party in the fall and will probably request her again :)"
"I feel like I'm on holiday in the Caribbean!"

The team providing the talent:

Nelson Rivera

Percussion and vocals

Bickley Rivera

Steeldrum and vocals

various members

Guitar or Keyboards


"I have worked with Bickley Rivera's tropical music groups for many years, booking them for concert series in East Hampton, CT. Most recently I had the opportunity to hire them in July 2008 with
her Florida group "Island Girl and the Beach Bums" and was extremely pleased with the enthusiasm of concert attendees. The music was fantastic, lively and the audience throughly enjoyed the
show. Their music is so upbeat, rhythmical with lots of variety and fits any venue or age group.

I have also seen them perform at festivals and find them to be consistently entertaining."

– Chris Schrager

"FYI--Our party was a hit and we loved Island Girl. It was such a nice touch to have the steel drum and she was VERY nice! She was professional, courteous and had a great playlist. We are thinking of doing another similar party in the fall and will probably request her again :)"

– Client

"For the past 2 years, I have booked Island Girl and the Beach Bum at my establishment Ollie Oyster's on a regular basis. I have kept the Island Girl at my food and beach bar because my customers really think her music is fantastic - it is very uplifting and entertaining. I am pleased to
have her provide the nice variety of caribbean and island music and create the tropical atmosphere. She is very professional and I love working with her."

– Pat Sullivan

"Over the last 15 years I have had the pleasure to work and hire Bickley Rivera's ISLAND GIRL and the BEACH BUMS for different events for my clients. Each time they have performed to resounding success with their professionalism, dynamism and high quality of their performance. Their
repertoire of favorite island tunes and crowd participation has delighted my clients' audiences.

I definitely would recommend them for any concerts or special events and look forward to using them
again and again."

– Mike Morissette

Set List

Over 150 cover songs including Red Wine, 3 lil Birds, Stir It up, Tide is High, Don't Worry Be Happy, Marianne, St Thomas, Matilda, Wild World, Waitin in Vain, Spanish Eyes, Jamaican Farewell, Tiney Winey, Dolla Wine, Yellow Bird, many more. Over 30 original smooth jazz, chill and island tunes.

Influences & Inspiration

Rebelution, the Wailors, Bob Marley, Marcia Griffiths.

Setup Requirements

Cover if sun