- 1. I'm Yours
- 2. Hot Hot Hot
- 3. Sugar Bum Bum
- 4. Jamming
- 5. I shot The sheriff
- 6. All Of Me
- 7. Some People Want It All
- 8. Cannon In D
- 9. Jingle Bells
- 10. We wish you a merry christamas
- 11. How Great Thou Art
- 12. Nagila Hava
- 13. When The Stars Go Blue
- 14. Morning Dance
- 15. Blue Moon
- 16. I want to be a Millionaire
- Manhattan, NY
- Steel Drum Player
- Travels nationwide
Steel Drum performer playing at weddings, cocktail parties, birthdays, and etc. I'm versatile in calypso, reggae, pop, jazz, classical, and so much more. At Steel Drum Vibes I know your events and leisure activities are important. I offer a diverse range of Steel Drum entertainment to meet the cultural, and recreational interests of my customers in the Tri-State area. If your looking to bring the sounds of the Caribbean to your event Steel Drum Vibes is the way to go. Shed the stress and worry of everyday life and enjoy a fantastic time. Contact Steel Drum Vibes today
Last summer my husband and I got married. We wanted a truly unique experience that describes who we are and so we had our wedding at a historic warehouse. We knew we just didn't want typical djs and couldn't afford a 10 piece band. We also wanted to blend my Caribbean Trini heritage with his Salvadorean heritage. We knew the best way to blend our differing cultures was to hire a talented steel pan player that can play everything. We did A LOT of research for players in and around NYC and received a lot of quotes. Mustafa was the first quote we received. He was quick to respond and within minutes of contacting him, he answered all of our many questions right away. The quote he provided us was by far the most affordable and best deal for the amount of time we needed him. He proved to be incredibly efficient, professional and beyond talented. We used Mustafa's talents for our wedding ceremony where he ONLY played classical music and wedding songs like (Ave Maria and the Wedding March and so on) and for our cocktail hour where he brought such great energy and happiness to our wedding guests. He was able to play classic Spanish and Caribbean songs setting the tone for the festivities to come. He made our wedding memorable and brought a level of sophistication and class that left a lasting impression on our guests. Till this day our wedding guests speak about how impressed they were with Mustafa. For these and many more reasons, we highly recommend Mustafa for any event. You cannot go wrong with high quality services, professionalism, talent and an affordable price!!!!!!!
We booked Mustafa to perform during the cocktail hour of my son's wedding. Because of Hurricane Joaquin's wrath upon LBI, we completely would have understood if Mustafa were to have cancelled due to the severe weather. He was early, professional, and very talented. He helped our guests enjoy themselves and was wonderful.
Mustafa played the cocktail hour at our 10th anniversary luau party. The guests just loved his music. He really set the tone for the party. He was professional and on time. We would definitely recommend him to anyone who's looking for that special touch and island vibe. Thanks again Mustafa for being part of our celebration and making it so special. You are a talented musician!
My husband and I had Mustafa play for our wedding, both the ceremony and the cocktail hour this past weekend. My mother is from Trinidad (where Mustafa is from as well) and it was a truly special touch to have someone from her home country play at our wedding. Mustafa is extremely kind and professional; he played Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring for my bridesmaids' processional and Canon in D when my dad and I walked down the aisle. He knew how to shorten them to the perfect length for our walk. He also gave my sister a quick steel drum lesson during the cocktail hour. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he helped to make our wedding that much more unique and memorable.
Mustafa was the first vendor we booked for our July wedding. I had always wanted a steel drum because I just love the sound and feel that you get, like you're on an island! Originally I just wanted the steel drum for the cocktail hour but we added him for our ceremony too! We wanted to have that beach feel to our wedding and he was the perfect addition. He was very professional and friendly and always responded to our emails or phone calls regarding our wedding. He sent us links to songs that he has done for bridal parties and the bride walking down the aisle as well as songs for cocktail hour. We went with his suggestions and it was all so beautiful. Thank you!
Mustafa was great to work with: responds quickly to email and was happy to discuss the set list and take requests. Music was for a family birthday party and was excellent!
Mustafa was not able to make our event due to an accident. He sent his colleague, Earl Brooks who did a wonderful job. We were very happy.
Had an excellent variety of music. Everyone enjoyed the music. Very professional.
Thanks for making our party a great evening! Will recommend to anyone without hesitation
I would highly recommend Mustafa,a gentleman and very talented musician,all ages enjoyed his
playing,we were able to converse with gentle and peaceful music not overpowering the guests.
Such a wonderful handsome guy too - showed up right on time and my the party happen !! We will definitely use him again !! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼We felt like we were in the islands 🌴 he played great music and it lifted the party right up !!
We absolutely loved your performance! You were incredible and We are so happy that we had you there on our special day! We have received nothing but compliments and positive comments from all our guests! You made our wedding day so special! Thank you again for an unforgettable experience!
We hired Mustafa for a marketing activation at Penn Station and he was on time for each event and gave an amazing performance. The clients were very happy! I was a little nervous using Gig Salad for the first time but everything was so seamless. I want to note that Mustafa even showed up on time on the first day even though he got rear ended on the way and had to deal with that. Very professional. Thanks Mustafa for helping to make our event a success! - Ginny
showed up on time ready to play. Great music. liked it so much asked him to stay longer
Mustafa was AMAZING! He followed our every request and our guests absolutely loved the uniqueness of a steel drum for wedding ceremony music. We would highly recommend him for anyone who wants to add a different yet special touch to your wedding. Thank you so much for being the highlight of our night!
All our guests loved the music!
While we didn't get to enjoy his music because we were busy taking photos during our cocktail hour. We could faintly hear him in the distance. It sounded perfect and exactly what we were looking for!! All our guests commented on how awesome it was that we had him there and what a great job he did!!! I am really looking forward to watching the wedding video to see more of him!! He added that carefree, summertime vibe that we were looking for. We met briefly as he was packed up and heading out and he was extremely nice and professional. There was also great communication leading up to the wedding as well. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!! Thank you so much Mustafa!!
We had Mustafa at our summer banquet which had an island theme to it. Mustafa was on time, professional, and an excellent musician. We definetly recommend him to anyone looking for amazing dinner music.
Mustafa was just fantastic-non stop music that kept our party going! Would highly recommend him and use him again
Mustafa helped make a good event, great.
The guests really enjoyed themselves, and his music made the day.
We'll hope to have him back next year.
Hire him, you will love what he does.
Mustafa truly made our event special. He played from the moment he got there until he leaved. The musical choices were varied and all perfect for the event. He even let a toddler try his drum! I can't say enough great things about him... we'll be hiring him again for our next event, for sure!
My husband was so taken by Mustafa that he joined in and played along with his guitar. All the guests enjoyed his music. There was never one dull moment. Thank you Mustafa for making my husband's birthday party an incredible event to remember.
Mustafa was incredible accommodating and a very professional musician, played a diverse selection and helped my daughter pick a great tune, " Here comes the sun" to walk down the isle to - we could not have been happier - thank you so much !!
MUstafa is very professional and the sound of his steel drum is very clear and crisp. His music selections are awesome. He played at my cocktail hour. Thank you so much for adding a unique touch to my special day...and thanks for lending me your sticks for a second to make my first note on a steel drum...lol.
Mustafa was professional from start to finish. He made my husband's 40th birthday a night to remember! I would definitely recommend him. The guests loved him. He arrived early and kept in constant contact with us. Do not hesitate to book him!
Mustafa was super professional and a fantastic artist. He was there on time, set up beautifully, and performed exactly as he was asked. I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!
We booked Mustafa for an island themed party on an NYC rooftop. He was the consummate professional, and the music was fantastic! Very fun, good vibes, which is exactly what we wanted. I hope to book him for future gigs!
Mustafa was great. He arrives on time and entertained the audience. I just wish there was more of an audience for him. The event is so large and spread out. This year we had lots of things going on in every direction. We would definitely recommend him!!!!
I would like to say that Gig Salad delivered above & beyond what we could have anticipated. Mr. Mustafa set a perfect tropical vibe and made the Seniors feel quite comfortable he was the consummate entertainer. He was very pleasant and we look forward to using him again in the future.
Mustafa came to play the steel drum at my office rooftop party. He came early, set up his equipment and played awesome songs throughout the entire party. He had a great personality and kept everyone engaged. I would definitely use Mustafa again!!
Mustafa performed at a surprise birthday party we had this summer and he was great! He was very courteous, responsive, and professional during the planning stages. When it came time for the party, he was on time and the performance went smoothly despite the hot weather and some technical difficulties on our side that made his set up less than optimal. He handled it all without complaint though and just kept focused on his performance. The music was fantastic and the crowd really enjoyed it. I highly recommend Mustafa to anyone who is looking for a fun and unique entertainment option for their party.
Forget about how I feel. My guests were uber impressed. Mustafa worked my crowd. He had the crowd dancing. He was on time for setup. Stayed late after everyone left. And made me, the groom look like a rich superstar. I would recommend him to anyone I know; I have started already so he will be booked quick
Mustafa joined my new wife and i on the most special day ever…our Wedding Day :). He was prompt and very professional from the day we first contacted him. I have to say that all of my guest said "I feel like I'm in the Caribbean". We enjoyed his beautiful music and sweet vibes that he brought to our atmosphere. We will definitely recommend him and contact him for future events.
THANK YOU MUSTAFA!!!
Norberto & Cynthia
I hired Steel Drum Vibes to play for my family at my daughters 16th birthday party. Even though some showers came down at our outside party, Mustafa kept the party going! His music is wonderful - awesome, friendly personality. Big hit and everyone loved him!
Mustafa was one of my favorite parts of the event we held last night at our organization. Many vendors took part with food and activities, but Mustafa's music really set the tone for the evening. He was professional and friendly and a wonderful musician. Highly recommended!
Mustafa was amazing!! He played at our wedding during the ceremony AND our cocktail hour in NYC. His vibe was wonderful. He was professional and prompt. He played beautiful music and we trusted his opinion and expertise. We couldn't have asked for a more wonderful steel drum player and recommend him HIGHLY!
Mustafa was very easy to deal with throughout the hiring process. He was always quick to answer any questions. He arrived on time and all my guests loved his music. I would hire again and highly recommend him to anyone.
My sister has always enjoyed steel drum music. After 36 years at New York Presbyterian Hospital, we thought the best surprise gift was to have a steel drum performer at her retirement party. Mustafa was hired to play for the party on 9/27/13. The preparation was seamless because of Mustafa's high level of professionalism. We had over a hundred guests and every one thoroughly enjoyed the performance. My retiree was very surprised and said this was the best gift she could have asked for on such a special occasion. He had members of the audience on their feet. If you are looking for a true Carribbean flavor to your party, Mustafa is the one!!! Only the beach will be missing. Thank You Mustafa.
from the O'Connor family, White Plains new York
I was very pleased with the professionalism and we all enjoyed dancing to the beautiful music. I would definitely call Mustafa again.
Mustafa was a true professional and most importantly everyone loved his performance. People from another party at the hotel wanted to listen in on his performance. :) I would definitely book him again if the opportunity presents itself.
Mustafa performed wonderfully at a golden wedding anniversary party. His musical selections and technical skills on the steel drum were on point. We could have listened to him all night long.
Mustafa put on an amazing performance when he came down to texas. It was a two day show and he delivered both times with his versatility to move from one musical genre to the next. Here is an article written about him and the show.
What to Expect
Lively Caribbean, Reggae music played on Steel Drum
My name is Mustafa Alexander and I'm interested in performing at your event. I'm one of the best Steel Drum performer in theTri-State area, performing at high profile events such as the Anderson Cooper Show. My father, who is from the Island of Trinidad & Tobago where the Steel Drums was originated, got me into playing the Steel Drum at an early age and I fell in love with this tropical instrument. I studied music at Five Towns College and traveled the world playing the Steel Drum. Making a career playing the Steel Drum is a dream come true.
I specialize in corporate events, weddings, cocktail hours, birthdays, bat , bridal showers, and more. I'm a one man band and I don't need much space. bring my speaker, microphone, iPod with backing tracks (if needed), and of course the beautiful Steel Drum. can also provide a solo acoustical Steel Drum performance or Steel Drum and vocalist combo. Most of my clients find the Steel Drum and backing tracks combo to be very, fun, and entertaining. To get an idea of what my performance is like, go to my video and audio categories at the top of the page and check out some my work.
As a leading provider of Steel Drum Entertainment, I take pride in offering the best Steel Drum Entertainment. I am dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and everyday. Consider me and I'll bring the sounds of the Caribbean to your event.
Additional Booking Notes
I bring speakers, microphones, mixers, laptop with Instrumentals for top of the line equipment.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 09, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Christmas Party|
|April 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 05, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 04, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2017 • 2:30pm - 2:45pm||Corporate Event|
|October 15, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|August 12, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 05, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 30, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 28, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 21, 2017 • 8:30pm - 11:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 14, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:30pm||Fundraiser|
|June 18, 2017 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm||Religious Celebration|
|June 07, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 24, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 12, 2017 • 6:00pm - 11:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 07, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|January 21, 2017 • 9:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|November 04, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 28, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 17, 2016 • 7:30am - 9:30am||Corporate Event|
|October 09, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Reunion|
|September 16, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 20, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 14, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 01, 2016 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Dinner Party|
|July 30, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 16, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Graduation|
|July 10, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 25, 2016 • 12:30pm - 3:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 24, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 12, 2016||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 11, 2016 • 12:00am - 4:00am||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 14, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|February 20, 2016||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 27, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 19, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|September 19, 2015||Fundraiser|
|August 15, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|August 01, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|July 26, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 15, 2015||Product Promotion|
|July 08, 2015||Corporate Event|
|June 27, 2015||Private Party|
|June 24, 2015||Corporate Event|
|June 15, 2015||Corporate Event|
|June 06, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 06, 2015||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|May 25, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|May 16, 2015||Birthday Party|
|May 02, 2015||Fair/Festival|
|February 07, 2015||Birthday Party|
|November 29, 2014||Birthday Party|
|November 17, 2014||Birthday Party|
|October 03, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 06, 2014||Grand Opening|
|August 10, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 06, 2014||Other|
|August 03, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|August 01, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 27, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|July 19, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 19, 2014||Birthday Party|
|June 28, 2014||Graduation|
|June 28, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 21, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 31, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 17, 2014||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 03, 2014||Birthday Party|
|March 15, 2014||Private Party|
|June 29, 2013||Birthday Party|
1MARGARITAVILLE - JIMMY BUFETT
2RED RED WINE - Bob Marley
3SHAKE SENORA - Harry Belafonte
4THREE LITTLE BIRDS - Bob Marley
5IS THIS LOVE - Bob Marley
6FALLING IN LOVE WITH YOU - UB 40
7BUFFALO SOLDIER - Bob Marley
8KILING ME SOFTLY - Bella Flack
9KINGSTON TOWN - UB 40
10NO WOMAN NO CRY - Bob Marley
11TO LOVE SOMEBODY - UB 40
12I SHOT THE SHERIFF - Bob Marley
13BENJAMIN CALYPSO - Movie
14PARTY TIME - Caribbean
15STIR IT UP - Bob Marley
16JAMMIN - Bob Marley
17IN THE SUMMERTIME - Mungo jerry
18COULD YOU BE LOVED - Bob Marley
19SUNSHINE REGGAE - Laid Back
20SOCALYPSO - Caribbean
21SUNSHINE ISLAND - Caribbean
22SLYMONGOOSE - Island
23RUM & COLA - Andrews Sisters
24ISLAND JUMP - islands
|Brandon St Hillarie||Double Seconds|
Influences & Inspiration
Miles Davis , Len Boogsie Sharp, and Andy Narell
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