With over a decade's worth of experience playing steel pan throughout the Midwest and the Caribbean, Chris moved to the Twin Cities area in 2015 where he now continues to perform for concerts and private events. During his sets you'll hear a mix of popular tunes including works from Caribbean artists such as Bob Marley and Harry Belafonte, as well as some american artists including Stevie Wonder and Jimmy Buffett.
The perfect addition to a backyard party or wedding reception, bring the love and good vibes of the Caribbean to your event today!
This is the second time that I hired Chris . He is wonderful and have a pleasant personality. The family enjoyed him. I will hire him over and over again.
Chris did a wonderful job providing beautiful music for our church's 50th Anniversary. He was a class act and provided the perfect music for our event.
I hosted a tropical brunch for my daughter birthday and he was so gracious and the sounds of the steel drums was perfect for the occasion. I just wanted to hear him to play all day!
Response from Chris Belich:
Thanks Tyuon, it was a joy! Please keep me in mind for any future events you may have!
Chris was exactly the right choice for our event. Several comments from attendees about how having him there for ambiance was the perfect touch to round out our Tropical Party. He was very accommodating to our party goers, we have a very diverse group from all over the world, some who had never seen a steel drum before. He graciously answered questions and let people take photos with him and the drum. He arrived promptly and set up quickly and started and ended on time. We highly recommend!
We recently held a hawiian themed pool party at our apartment complex for the residents of the community and hired Chris to play. He was awesome! Timely, polite, and he is incredibly talented! Our guests loved the music; it was perfect for our event.
Based on the other reviews I read, I had high expectations for Chris Belich when I book him to provide an evening of entertainment for a backyard party I hosted in the Minneapolis area. He was FANTASTIC!, and not only met my expectations but far surpassed them. A great guy to work with, Chris arrived early enough to be set up when the guests arrived, was fun and easy to work with, interacted with the guests, and played incredible Caribbean / Calypso / Island music and steel drums. Will definitely be booking him again, and strongly recommend him.
CHRIS WAS FANTASTIC AND THE GUESTS REALL ENJOYED THE SHOW!!
Chris did a fabulous job performing at our wedding. He is talented, professional and so skilled. Highly recommend him for an event.
Great presentation and performance
I hired Chris for a big luau that I threw in my backyard and he was the perfect addition to the party! The music was perfect volume, perfect style, he played for about four hours and even gave little lessons to some people who wanted to try. I absolutely recommend Chris for any sort of event, especially an outdoor tropical style party!
Chris did a great job playing at our wedding. He was incredibly easy to work with, showed up on time and played some great music. Everybody we talked to said Chris was a pleasure to talk to as well. Highly recommended!
Chris did a great job of playing the steel drum and answering questions. We really enjoyed the different music!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
Solo steel pan played over backtracks.
After hearing his first authentic steel pan band while vacationing in Trinidad, Christopher's appreciation of their music has quickly turned into a deep love and lifelong ambition to spread the love and good vibes of the Caribbean to the Midwest. After growing up in Duluth and spending several years traveling to the Caribbean and busking alongside Lake Superior, Chris moved to the Twin Cities area in 2015 where he has continued to perform for concerts and private events. In addition to solo performances, he is a regular performer with several bands in the Twin Cities including the Pan-handlers Steel Drum Band and The Tropics Steelband, and is a published composer of steel pan repertoire. Chris continues to return regularly to Trinidad and Tobago where he performs with a local band, "Silver Stars", for the country's annual Panorama competition.
Follow Chris on Facebook at "/ChrisBelichSteelPan"
Additional Booking Notes
Minimal requirements. Can be flexible to meet your events needs.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 27, 2022 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|July 03, 2021 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Dinner Party|
|June 23, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 20, 2021 • 11:00am - 2:30pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|July 18, 2020 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|January 23, 2020 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Corporate Event|
|August 15, 2019 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|June 19, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|May 23, 2019 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 02, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|July 28, 2017 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 23, 2017 • 4:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 26, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||House Concert|
|September 11, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Parade|
|August 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Non-profit Event|
|August 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 10, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert @ St. Louis Park|
|August 10, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Backyard Party|
|July 30, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Valley Fair|
|July 24, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Valley Fair|
|July 23, 2016 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding (Duluth MN)|
|July 20, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert @ Burnsville MN|
|July 09, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 04, 2016 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||4th of July Party (Adult)|
|June 30, 2016 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Concert @ Burnsville MN|
|June 04, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert @ Lake Harriet|
|June 04, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding|
|September 23, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|September 12, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
They Gonna Talk
I Feel Good
Hot Hot Hot
I Just Called to Say I Love You
Is This Love
The Everywhere Calypso
Waiting in Vain
Three Little Birds
I Shot the Sheriff
Brown Eyed Girl
Red Red Wine
Take on Me
Isn't She Lovely
Both of Them
Under the Boardwalk
Joy to the World
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
O Christmas Tree
O Holy Night
O Come All Ye Faithful
Always open to requests!
Influences & Inspiration
Bob Marley, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Buffet, Frank Sinatra, Mighty Sparrow, Beatles
Reggae, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Calypso, Soca, Caribbean
4 square feet of space
Power Source (will provide own audio equipment)