Why hire Island Steel Drums?
Dave Herzog is a steel drum (pan) performer & teacher. He has performed over 300 weddings in the last few years. Dave also performs for corporate events, private parties, festivals and fairs. He specializes in island music, but his repertoire includes many styles including classical wedding tunes, some country, and trop-rock.
Dave can perform as background music for a corporate event, background dinner music for a wedding or formal event, and can also keep the audience involved when singing island standards. He has a great performance for kids!
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Dave Herzog has been performing on the steel pan (steel drum) for over two decades. He plays solo - either acoustically or with a small PA - for weddings, corporate functions, private parties, festivals, fairs, and events.
Dave has performed live on the CBS Early Show with Dave Price, on Good Morning America with Sam Champion, on the NBC Today Show with Al Roker and Matt Lauer, and filmed with Samantha Brown of the Travel Channel which aired in August 2009. Dave also performed on Christmas Day on the Weather Channel's Guaranteed White Christmas - when the Weather Channel brought a snow making machine to the Florida Keys and made it snow for Christmas day!!
Dave was nominated for TRMA Musician of the Year in 2008, 2009 and 2010 for the annual Trop Rock Music Awards. In 2009 at the Trop Rock Music Awards, the band Dave performed with received awards for "Band of the Year, Song of the Year (I'm Living On An Island), CD/Album of the Year (I'm Living On An Island), and Entertainer of the Year. In 2010 the same band, with Dave performing, won Entertainer of the Year and Band of the Year. Dave has performed on stage with Mile Marker 24 Band for audiences of thousands as the headliner band during Jimmy Buffett's annual fan club convention, Meeting of the Minds in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.
Dave now headquarters out of Detroit Lakes Minnesota and continues to spend his winters in the Florida Keys. He has played for over 300 weddings in the last few years, and dozens of private and corporate events. Dave also has a duo "Island Time" available for private parties, fairs, and festivals. He pairs up with a guitar player and adds some Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and other well known beach songs to the repertoire.
May through October Dave travels extensively through the lakes area of Minnesota (Detroit Lakes, Bemidji, Brainerd, Alexandria, St. Cloud) and also to Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnetonka, and White Bear Lakes areas. It's not unusual to find him performing in Duluth or Mankato - he's performed in almost all areas of Minnesota.
Dave also performs at fairs and festivals. His performance is great for families and kids. He always keep the kids entertained by including them in his show. He brings props (beach balls, shakers, drums, inflatable instruments, beads, leis, etc.) for the kids to use and often will be seen leading hula hoop contests, conga lines, or other games. His ability to keep the children entertained is appreciated by the parents.
Dave's performances include instrumentals (such at Girl From Ipanema and Fields of Gold) and includes vocals on songs such as Margaritaville, Toes, 5 O'Clock Somewhere, Hot Hot Hot, Shake Senora, St. Thomas, etc.
Dave can perform background steel drum music for a dinner party, or involve the audience with adult humor/innuendo performing songs like 'Big Bamboo' or 'Viagra'. Of course his performance is based on the audience and he always keep the tone appropriate for the occasion.
Whether your event is adults only, families, or a kids birthday party - bringing in the island atmosphere always adds fun and sun! The sounds of the Caribbean steel drum are the sounds that smiles are made of!
Dave is aware that musical ability is not the only component of an entertainer. Although he has plenty of talent, Dave's attitude and professionalism is what has brought him back time and again to the stages of festivals and fairs!
Email Dave today (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a sampler CD or a promotional DVD. See for yourself the show that keeps your audience involved!
Dave Herzog: steel pan player, vocals
2006: 175 gigs
2007: 225 gigs
2008: 275 gigs
2009: 250 gigs
2010: 300 gigs
2011: 275 gigs
2012: 300 gigs
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