Ultimate Steel Band

Why book Ultimate Steel Band?

Let Helen's steel drum and keyboards create an atmosphere of excitement and sophistication for your special event: wedding ceremony, cocktail reception, party (birthday, anniversary, baby shower, bridal shower), product launch, restaurant/lounge ambiance, cruises, fundraiser, and much more.

My repertoire is influenced by artistes such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Sergio Mendes, Maroon 5, Diana Krall, Michael Buble, Kenny G, Beyonce, Alicia Keys, and others. Reggae and calypso are standard for my steel drum performance, especially for beach and poolside parties and celebrations.

Reviews

Amazing steel drum musician

Helen is a gem. She's talented, outgoing and has a kind and giving spirit. We are lucky that she chose to follow her destiny through music. If you are debating on hiring a talented musician, look no further! Helen played at my non-profit's recent awards ceremony and everyone in attendance (over 100 guests) loved her. Don't Wait Another Minute!

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Reviewer: Jessica B.
Organization: South Florida Community Development Coalition
Event: Awards Night in Miami, FL
Event Date: May 23, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Response from Ultimate Steel Band:

It was such an honor to be part of the beautiful South Florida Community Development Coalition awards ceremony! Everyone was extremely receptive, and Jessica was an exceptionally welcoming hostess. I truly appreciate your very kind and encouraging review, Jessica. I had an absolutely fantastic time presenting my tropical music on steel drum for everyone. Hope to see you all again very soon. Fondest regards, Helen W. ~ Ultimate Steel Band

Great Experience!

I booked Ultimate Steel Band to perform at one of my events for a important account of mine. Helen was very professional and easy to work with! Everyone enjoyed the performance and it definitely helped create a great atmosphere during the event. I will surely use her again in the near future. Mahalo!

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Reviewer: Casey C.
Event: Public Event in Dania Beach, FL
Event Date: Mar 1, 2014
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Excellent

Helen was a real delight to work with! From our initial communication to the completion of our wedding reception she was pleasant, kind, professional, calm, and adaptable. From my experience, Helen was definitely the easiest vendor to communicate with; she is succinct, clear, and no nonsense. During the course of my wedding planning we shared countless emails, Helen thoughtfully chose the order in which songs would be played including my parents wedding song and my husbands parents wedding song following our first dance. She went above and beyond by sending me ideas for timelines to organize our cocktail style reception. I have absolutely no complaints and I highly recommend using Helen at your next event! You won't regret it!
Thank you again Helen! You really added to our special night!!

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Reviewer: Kathleen C.
Event: Wedding Reception in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event Date: Nov 16, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Helen made our wedding day!

Helen is truly an all around beautiful person, she's talented, outgoing and has a kind and giving spirit and it's obvious her destiny is to perform with her music. Helen was professional from the first call I made to her, she constantly kept in contact with me all the way up until our special day. Helen played not only when our guests were arriving for our beach wedding, but she played before during and after the ceremony, the wedding march was fabulous and the perfect thing for a beach wedding. After the ceremony Helen moved up to our reception, that happened to be outside under the stars, where she turned up the beat to a Caribbean style tempo, she has a positive, kind and motivated personality and always had a beautiful smile, Helen educated my 7 year old granddaughter on how to bring out the sounds from the steel drum.
I would not look any further, you found the perfect musician for your event and I will definitely refer Helen to anyone looking for this type of venue. Thank you Helen, you made our special day even more special than it was!!!!

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Reviewer: Trisha T.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event Date: Nov 1, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Cocktail hour

Saw Helen at a sweet 16 party, she was amazing and sooo sweet. Very talented and kind!

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Reviewer: Stephanie D.
Event: Sweet 16 Party in Dania Beach, FL
Event Date: Sep 13, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player, Steel Drum Player

Response from Ultimate Steel Band:

Hi Stephanie,

This is such a kind gesture on your part... I really don't know what to say! Thank you for being so kind and thoughtful. Hope to see you very soon, making more music and fond memories. Thanks again and take good care, Stephanie.

~ Helen W, Ultimate Steel Band

What a talented performer!!!

Recently, THE Breast Cancer Fundraiser put on our Inaugural So. Florida Fundraiser. Helen was kind enough to come and set the musical tone for all of our arriving guests!! We were more than pleased. Not only is Helen a very talented musician, she also has such an amazing attitude it was truly a pleasure to work with her. Our event turned out to be an amazing night for all of our guests and that would not have been possible without Ultimate Steel Band. We HIGHLY recommend Ultimate Steel Band for any event you are planning. Thanks again Helen!!!!!

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Reviewer: Deanna B.
Organization: THE Breast Cancer Fundraiser
Event: Fundraiser in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Event Date: Sep 27, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

True Professional

From the beginning of our agreement to the last second of her performance Helen was a pleasure to work with, true to her word, organized, professional and talented! It is such a pleasure to work with an individual who radiates enjoyment throughout her performance. This makes her presentation all that much better as her fresh approach is noted and that "good feeling" vibrates to all in attendance. She was all prepared and made my event a true success. I look forward to having Helen perform in the future.

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Reviewer: Karyn H.
Organization: Valencia Pointe HOA
Event: Holiday Party in Boynton Beach, FL
Event Date: Jul 4, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player, Caribbean/Island Music

Response from Ultimate Steel Band:

Performing at the Valencia Pointe HOA's event was truly an honor. Karyn was an extremely gracious hostess, and everyone in attendance was supportive and encouraging throughout. I really appreciate all your support and I look forward to providing more tropical entertainment sometime soon! Thanks again, Karyn.

truly terrific

What a great way to party it up!! Helen does a great job of getting everyone into a party mood and keeps the party lively and fun. Our family reunion party was fun for all ages---even the little ones and lots of dancing.

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Reviewer: cathy n.
Event: Private Party in West Palm Beach, FL
Event Date: Jun 21, 2013
Hired As: Steel Drum Player, Caribbean/Island Music, Steel Drum Player

Helen is the IDEAL!

We hired Helen for my father's 70th birthday party on Singer Island. She not only played beautiful music during cocktail hour and dinner, but the got the whole party dancing afterwards. All the adults, and all the kids of all ages loved her. She brought music, energy and joy to the event. We would all hire again in a heart beat!

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Reviewer: Jessica H.
Event: Birthday Party in Riviera Beach, FL
Event Date: Jul 18, 2012
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Response from Ultimate Steel Band:

It was such an honor to have performed at Jessica's party celebration. Her family was very welcoming and accommodating, and it was quite gratifying to see everyone dancing the night away. Thanks for everything, Jessica! I really appreciate it, and hope to see you again very soon.

Excellent Performer!!

It was awesome! Helen has talent and a great personality. Everyone enjoyed the music; it really enhanced my party. She arrived on time and set up...she was playing music before the first guest arrived. I thought I got a whole lot more than what I paid. She's reasonably priced. I just loved it, I will definitely utilize her services again in the future.

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Reviewer: Dionne R.
Event: Private Party in Pembroke Pines, FL
Event Date: Jun 23, 2012
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Helen is FUN!

Helen was a blast at our summer swim bash - she is fun and has a terrific spirit! We plan to book her again soon -

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Reviewer: Joel
Event: Birthday Party in Boca Raton, FL
Event Date: Jun 30, 2012

Great Job

Helen was wonderful she arrived a few minutes later due to the rain but that wasn't a problem because she was courteous enough to extend her stay by extra ten minutes.She mingled with the crowd and the music was great.We even asked her to stay longer but she already had prior commitments..that's how good she was!! .we would definitely hire her again.

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Reviewer: Cheryl J.
Event: Birthday Party in Pompano Beach, FL
Event Date: May 19, 2012
Hired As: Steel Drum Player

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 120 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates

Whether you hire Ultimate Steel Band or another Steel Drum Player for your Hollywood event, we strongly recommend that all communication be kept on the Gig Salad booking platform as you book your Steel Drum Player. When you do, we’re able to offer numerous benefits that we cannot guarantee if you take communication or deposit payment off the Gig Salad website. Our booking system is easy to use and handles secure deposit payments from you to the Hollywood Steel Drum Player of your choice.

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Past Booked Events

08/30/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/23/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/23/12 North Miami Center, North Miami, FL
08/19/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/18/12 Residence Inn by Marriott, Pompano Beach, FL
08/17/12 Residence Inn by Marriott, Pompano Beach, FL
08/16/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/12/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/11/12 Residence Inn by Marriott, Pompano Beach, FL
08/09/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/05/12 Jimbo's Sandbar, Dania Beach, FL
08/04/12 Residence Inn by Marriott, Pompano Beach
07/08/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
07/05/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
07/04/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
07/01/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/30/12 Birthday Party, Boca Raton, FL
06/28/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/24/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/23/12 Housewarming Party, Pembroke Pines, FL
06/21/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/17/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/14/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/10/12 5:00 pm - Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
06/10/12 12:30 pm - Engagement Party, South Beach, FL
06/03/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
05/31/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
05/27/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
05/24/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
05/20/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
05/19/12 Birthday Party, Pompano Beach, FL
05/17/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Daia Beach, FL
05/13/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
05/03/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
04/26/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
04/21/12 Wedding Ceremony, Pompano Beach, FL
04/19/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
04/15/12 Condo Party, Sawgrass, FL
04/12/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL
04/02/12 Jimbo's SandBar, Dania Beach, FL

The team providing the talent:

Helen Whitehorn

Steel Drum Player; Keyboardist; Pianist

Setup Requirements

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