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After performing with his Steel Drum Symphony, "Pan Connection", for over 10 years Shamel decided to continue pursuing his passion as a solo artist. Now playing the steel drums for over 24 years, his passion stills radiates an energetic yet relaxing Caribbean Presence. History reflects that Trinidad and Tobago are the originators of the steel drum instrument. Mello was born in St. Croix to a Trinidadian family which gives him a diverse Caribbean culture. Loving the steel drums and reggae music gives him the diversity to display the steel drum with reggae vocals. He was trained by Trinidad natives, Arranger and composer Michael Belgrave and currently an apprentice of local Tampa Bay steel drum legend Mr. Kirby Rampart (who arranges, composes and has performed locally for over 50 years.) This not only equips Mello with the ability to navigate his instrument. But it also provides a background and history of the origination of the steel drum and its legends. With an extensive background with the steel drum, backed by his REGGAE VOCALS and the ability to MC and DJ he will give you an authentic musical display and A TRUE TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN!!!
Mello Vibes Entertainment is a 1 one man, 2 piece and/or 3 piece band with other talented musicians who play the guitar and/or percussion. Combined with 50 years of professional playing experience, Mello's band members provide a solid musical accompany and foundation. Together, their musical generations will provide a mixture of instruments and musical genres such as Reggae, Oldies, R&B, Smooth Jazz and Calypso AT IT'S FINEST!!!
Your event is special!! Mello and his friends are COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL, AND WILL PUT THE SWEET SOUNDS OF THE CARIBBEAN INTO YOUR ATMOSPHERE !!!!!
Whether you are having a wedding, birthday party or corporate event Mello Vibes Entertainment will compliment your social occasion. A “LIGHT SHOW" can also be provided adding a beautiful flair of colors to all night events. (feel free to inquire)
REMEMBER, THERE'S NO PARTY LIKE A CARIBBEAN PARTY!!!
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Mello Vibes performed for my wedding reception on November 1, 2008 and we could not have been happier! We were debating between two different performers and we are SOO glad we chose Mello! He was so much fun and our guests really enjoyed him! Everything ran smoothly and he did an awesome job! I would highly recommend him! Thanks again for a job well done!
-Ashley W, Wedding, Sarasota, FL
Mello was absolutely awesome!! He was very professional, accomodating, and helpful at our wedding. He was a super nice guy and really added something special to the occasion. And best of all, his music was great too! Thanks very much Mello!
-Aaron H, Wedding, New Smyrna Beach, FL
We wanted to share our fantastic experience working with Mello. We hired him to play the steel pan at our beach ceremony and reception in Key Largo. Words really cannot describe how pleased we were with his performance, professionalism and fun, outgoing spirit. The man is talented beyond belief, loves what he does, and never stopped smiling or having a good time. His vibe was contagious and everyone loved him! Mello's genuine spirit and fantastic music will live on in our memories and hearts. His contribution to our special day could not have been better. We give our highest recommendation out to Mello. Peace and love, Edie & Todd Wedekind ~ Danville, CA
-Edie G, Wedding, Key Largo, FL
I had a destination wedding from Indiana to Dunedin, Florida. The only chance I had to listen to Mello's music was over the internet. I only spoke to him 2 times over the phone before the wedding. All my nerves were gone as soon as I saw him on the beach ready to perform before the ceremony. He did an amazing job! He also performed during the reception on the beach at Honeymoon Island. He had all my friends up dancing for several hours. Everyone was excited to hear something different than the traditional DJ. I would suggest him to anyone. Thanks Mello! You were awesome! Niki Glen Avon, IN
-Niki S, Wedding, Dunedin, FL
Mello Vibes: Steel Drum/Vocals
Marko P.: Solo Guitarist
Anthony B: Congos/Percussions
Clive: Rhythm/Solo Guitarist
We are influenced by Bob Marley, Andy Narrell, Grover Washington, Ken 'Professor' Philmore, Robert Greenich, Carlos Santana, Buju Banton, and Sean Paul, Steel Pulse, Sizzla, Sparrow, Kenny G just to name a few. The combination of those individuals and thier groups alone gives us a reggae, cal
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 60 - 240 minutes
On a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest...I would give them 100!!! They were absolutely amazing and were so well liked that we had them stay for another 45 minutes! Every person at the dinner raved about them and praised me for hiring Mello Vibes for our event. When I first started looking for a steel band, I clicked on Mello Vibes and once I heard them, that was it. I wanted no-one else. I purhased their cd and I listen to it constantly. I would be happy to have anyone contact me with any questions or for a fabulous referral. From contacting me in the beginning to saying goodbye at th end of the evening, Mello Vibes was unbelievable. Thank you so much!!!!
-Karen G, 10/10/2010, Fraternity Function, Orlando, FL
Mellow was amazing! He was a great steel drummer, an amazing reggae musician, and a great DJ! I would definatley refer mellow to anyone who is having a wedding or special event! He made my wedding that much more special... He was great at getting the crowd to be involved and at keeping everyone in a fun dancing mood. Everyone kept asking me "Where did you find this guy? Hes great! I love him!" And if you are on a budget, he is a GREAT one man show!!! Thanks Mellow!
-Christina M, 10/9/2010, Wedding Ceremony, St Pete Beach, FL
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One Drop - Bob Marley
Jammin - Bob Marley
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Close To You - Maxi Priest
Angel - Shaggy
Stir It Up - Bob Marley
Turn Your Lights Down Low - Bob Marley
Makey You Sweat - UB40
Wait In Vain - Bob Marley
It Wasn't Me - Shaggy
Knocking On Heavens Door - Bob Dylan
Champion - Buju Banton
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Bombastic - Shaggy
Love Sponge - Buju Banton
Gimme De LIght - Sean Paul
Pull Up - Buju Banton
Don't Haffi Dread - Morgan Heritage
Neva Dis Da Man - Sanchez
Roller Skates - Steel Pulse
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Night Nurse - Gregory Isaacs
If Jah - Tony Rebel
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Pointdexter
Dollar Wine - calypso
Footsteps - calypso
Guitar Pan - calypso
Bees Melody - calypso
Bahia Girl - calypso
St. Thomas - calypso
The Hammer %u2013 calypso
Turn Me On - Kevin Little
Little Secrets - Andy Narrell
Sugar Bum bum - Lord Kitchener
Soft Rock/ R&B
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
For the Love of You - Isley Brothers
Red Red Wine - UB40
Breezin - George Benson
Just the Two of Us - Grover Washington
Feel So Good - Chuck Mangione
Magaritaville - Jimmy Buffet
AND MANY MORE!!!!
Wings Of The Morning - Spyro Gyro
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Sick & Tired (So Sick Remake)
Don't Worry Be Happy - Bobby McFerrin
Maria Maria - Santana
On and ON - Stephen Bishop
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