Authentic Steeldrum, Soca, Calypso, and Reggae vocals mixed with R&B, Standards and music for any type of event. Weddings, Bar Mitzvah, Birthday Parties, Graduations, Anniversaries, Corporate functions, You name it I can do it. You've heard the rest. NOW CHOOSE THE BEST!
Raymond played for our event and we could not have been more satisfied! He was on time and even played a little beyond his scheduled time. Our family got silly and passed the mic around and sang and he just flowed with it until we got tired of hearing ourselves! He is a true gentleman and comes across like family. I recommend Raymond without reservations!
For our island themed Thanksgiving Dinner Raymond was the perfect fit. Absolutely amazing very talented musician and singer. Not only were the guest able to get up on stage and sing along with him he also played a great variety of easy listening during dinner as well. I cannot say enough great things about Raymond and I look forward to my next event with him.
Raymond was a true professional - he showed up on time, worked the crowd, and made the party a success. I highly recommend him. He is very talented on the drums, but also vocally as well & has a wonderful singing voice.
Raymond Charles performed at my Father in-law’s 72nd birthday party. He arrived early and was set to perform well before the appointed time. Once Ray started playing, it set a very lovely tone for the rest of the evening. It’s been two days since the party, and I’m still receiving very positive comments with regard to my selection of Ray as the musical entertainment!! Thanks again Ray!
It's my pleasure to give Raymond the highest of praise. For starters, communication was great leading up to the party and Raymond was able to accomodate a slight time change. When the music started everyone was immediately feeling the vibes. The guests couldn't get enough! Raymond is an exceptional steel drum player and singer- the kind of musician you'll want at all your parties or special events!
Raymond Charles came and played at my Aunt and Uncles 15th year wedding renewal. He was absolutely amazing. Finding him was like finding a hidden treasure not only is he skilled at the steel pan but he sang well also. The guests loved it and it brought excellent vibes to the event. He had everyone dancing. If you're looking for a steel pan man I highly recommend Mr. Charles.
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What to Expect
Expert performance on Steeldrums playing various types of music and Authentic vocals rendering Calypso, Soca, and Reggae
Musician, Raymond Charles is a very talented steeldrum player based in the Philadelphia area. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, birthplace of the steeldrum, Ray, as he is commonly known, is not only well versed in the music of the Caribbean, but is also well equipped to handle Contemporary and Smooth Jazz, Classic R&B and Soul, with vocals. Ray, as you may guess by now, is an all-rounder.
He is a great entertainer who will have you dancing when necessary, with his Authentic Caribbean Sound.
Here is a list of his personal accomplishments:
• Performed with and arranged for the Starlift Steel, (Trinidad and Tobago) and Philadelphia Pan Stars Steel Orchestras
• Has performed extensively at local and state festivals throughout the Continental USA, including the renowned Harborview Festival, Baltimore, MD
• Has frequently toured and performed throughout Montana’s Flathead Valley
• Performs as a solo player or as a duo with keyboard accompaniment.
An event with Raymond Charles is guaranteed to be musically fun-filled, satisfying your every entertainment desire.
Past Booked Events
|December 24, 2019–December 25, 2019 • 9:00pm - 1:00am||Dinner Party|
|November 28, 2019 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 23, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|July 29, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|