The Caribbean Experience (CxpBand) is well know for our ability to fuse the Pop and R&B sounds of the US with the sweet flavors of the Caribbean. From songs performed by Marvin Gaye, Earth Wind & Fire and Chaka Kahn to James Taylor, The Beatles and Michael Jackson. We’ll entice you with the songs you know and can sing along to, but give it with an authentic Caribbean flavor. Whether its played on a Steel Drum or Guitar, the combination is sure to please.
The music was great for our wedding and cocktail hour! Floyd was easy to work with!
He was wonderful! He communicated a lot during the last week and eased any concerns I had. He set up on time and was ready to play when needed. We had to deal with some rain, but he handled it like a pro. I would highly recommend him!
Thank you for agreeing to do our event. It's was everything we needed and more. Everyone, from the retirees to the kids, enjoyed your music. I would recommend you to everyone and will be in touch.
Floyd Lewis was very professional and easy to work with. His music was the highlight at our daughter's wedding cocktail hour and it created a very relaxed atmosphere for our guests. I would definitely use him again if the occasion permitted it.
I had the pleasure of dancing to your music. The band was the best I've heard in a long time. I really , really Love you guys and I will see you again soon.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I typically follow the crowd in front of me. If I see a more subdued group into conversation, I would tone it back and pick up my guitar for some laid back instrumentals (Smooth Jazz caribbean style). If the crowd is ready to party, I'll break out the steel drum with high energy calypso, reggae and latin flavors. I would interact with the group by teaching them some dances like the dollar dance, electric slide, Cha Cha slide and things of that nature. If I need to keep the party in hight gear, I would flip hats and providing DJ services with the latest and oldies to keep it rocking. Whatever the need, I got you covered.
I am a Guitarist and Steel Drummer based out of Brandon FL. I started playing guitar in 1975 on an island in the West Indies called Grenada. Migrated to the U.S. and settled in Brooklyn New York. My first year of college, I started playing Pop Rock and R& B with a local band. Through the years, we eventually migrated to Heavy/Speed Metal (ala Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Slash of Guns-N-Roses). Moved to Florida in 1994 and joined a Reggae band. Coming full circle to the beginning of my journey into the fusion of all my musical influences. Along the way, I was able to teach myself steel drums about 10 years ago (2002). With my experiences and all the people I have come in contact with throughout the years I am able to bring to you Caribbean Experience.
Caribbean Experience. It is a concept that I came up with after playing in various genres of music. I able to bring you authentic caribbean music with a fusion flavor as a solo musician, Duo, Trio or four piece band. We bring many years of performing experience to your Convention, Wedding, Private Party, Restaurant, Hotel and other various events. Affordable entertainment without compromising on quality.
Additional Booking Notes
I own limited lighting for small events / Venue, but have access to full lighting for larger events.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 16, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
Past Booked Events
|November 25, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 16, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 30, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 25, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Parade|
|October 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 27, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 21, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 10, 2015||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|May 03, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|November 10, 2013||Birthday Party|
|September 12, 2013||Corporate Event|
|August 31, 2013||Birthday Party|
|August 10, 2013||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
Set list can vary depending on the type of music being played. Laid bad for dinner or more festive for dancing portion of wedding. I will watch the crowd for guidance.
|Floyd T Lewis||Leader / Steel Drum / Guitar / Singer|
Influences & Inspiration
Being a guitarist for over 25 years and a Steel Drummer for over 10 years, they list is to large to fit in such a small space. I can tell you that the Third World, Earth Wind & Fire, George Benson, santana, Van Halen, Steve Vai, Toto, Pink Floyd, Peter Tosh, Johnny Nash and Bob Marley are a few.
Outdoor events require Shelter from the elements. Most events require a power source. The only exceptions are Wedding Ceremony / cocktail hour in remote places or on the beach. I have a small power supply that would last a few hours.
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