I am Obadele........ a one-man band that's passionately driven through music to provide you with a unique musical experience.
I also sing and play a multitude of instruments from the keyboard to the guitar, covering many genres of music for your desired preferences. Your choice in my services will be a professional, enjoyable and gratifying journey that I take tremendous pride in creating through the music!
Price Range: $500 - $1500
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
Clients and audience can expect a combination of music from; Caribbean, R&B, Jazz and Pop. A diverse blend of up-tempo and energy fused music to keep the audience engaged!
A musician to the core and essence, Rudy Herbert professionally known as “Obadele” (means “The King arrives at the House”) was born in Bronx, NY and reared in St. Croix, U.S Virgin Islands. From an early age, music in general has been the most paramount source of inspiration and motivation. His vision is to impeccably bring a different consciousness and love through his music. He emphasizes that “I bring a lot of energy, joy and pleasure that encompasses danceable, soul, and groovy rhythms.” In addition, he pays tremendous homage by crediting the legendary Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder as added inspirations. Humbly, he categorizes himself as a collage of the three with his innate gifts and musical outlook. His early passion of playing instruments by ear was a connection to the guitar, steel pan, ukulele and all keyboards. Thirty-five years later he has continued to hone his craft and gift by building his own studio, working with countless bands, songwriters and vocalist. Obadele’s professional journey was ignited with his inclusion in the “Creation Band” where they traveled and played throughout the Caribbean Islands and United States. He has had the prestige of playing alongside the likes of George Benson, Bob Marley and the Wailers, Peter Tosh and for Muhammad Ali at his private compound.
Obadele has a colossal vision set on expanding his ventures which will include but are not limited to; a talent musical school, record label, film and movie scores, music production, and live performances!
Past Booked Events
|July 09, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 07, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
Influences & Inspiration
Influenced by the Legendary Jazz Organist Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock and Stevie Wonder.
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