Why hire 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, Jimmy Buffet, Byron Lee songs and many more to ignite your party! Weddings are also Bickley's specialty featuring acoustic steelpan music standards such as Here Comes the Bride, Wedding March, Cannon in D, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring. Classic favorites like Sugar Bum Bum, Shake Senora, Yellow Bird, Spanish Eyes, Girl from Ipanema, Red Wine, and more for every taste! Time for a getaway with Island Girl and the Beach Bum!
Island Girl Steelpan Music takes you on a trip to the islands!
Bickley, as the Island Girl, has over 20 years of music performing experience. She also specializes in beach weddings and cocktail hours in the greater Tampa-bay area, performing 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- Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusettes and Rhode Island, 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!
Nelson Rivera: Percussion and vocals
Bickley Rivera: Steeldrum and vocals
Island acts on Cruise ships.
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
Island Girl and the Beach Bum like 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.
2006: 100 gigs
2007: 220 gigs
2008: 275 gigs
2009: 260 gigs
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