Watch the video! You'll just know you've heard ocean waves crashing against the beach while Ray's Island Sounds provides a Caribbean backdrop to your festive party. Whether you're planning a luau, engagement party, wedding, or corporate event, Ray's Island Sounds brings the tropical paradise to you. Ray's setup is compact and plays lead pan with a Bose sound system that provides the highest quality of sound. Listen to audio samples. Compare and notice the authenticity of instruments featured like marimbas, vibraphones, and brake drums. What you hear is (really) what you get. Ray's Island Sounds captures that undeniable Caribbean feel that transports you to an island... wherever you are!
Ray's Island Sounds played at a wedding reception that we hosted. Ray was very professional and the music was fantastic!! He had a wide variety of songs and everyone really enjoyed it. We will definitely use him again!
Ray was better than I had imaged. The music that he played at our tropical party made everyone feel as if they were at the islands. Friendly, very professional, great music. Thanks Ray!!!
Nice sound with an easy, friendly steel drum player who was willing to play whatever we asked
We booked Ray for a pool party and he was awesome!! Everyone was blown away by his steel drums and full set up. He played great island tunes and made us feel like we were on a beach! We will definitely be booking him for future pool parties!
Ray was hired to provide entertainment for an upcoming Caribbean wedding and he provided the perfect mood for this party. The Bride and Groom were blown away by the ambiance he created. Not only is he a fine musician, Ray was such a pleasure to work with. All the pre-planning was very easy; he arrived early and took care of his own set-up and I think he would have played all night if we had wanted him to. I hope to hire him again!
We had Ray for a party out by our pool and he was fabulous and really set a wonderfully festive tone for the party that got everyone in the Caribbean spirit. Fabulous island sound that our guests have been raving about all week.
I booked Ray for my daughter's backyard Luau birthday party. He contacted me promptly, arrived early and stayed late. His set up was very professional from his equipment to his attire. He even brought drum sticks from each of the kids to play a special song with him. Everyone at the party raved about the music and now their daughter's all want the same Luau party with Ray. His music was simply awesome and the steel drum was so unique. The sounds brought you to the Islands!! Ray is fun, polite and great to work with. He would be perfect for a variety of different events. You will not be disappointed - book him!!
Ray did a beautiful job! He was very professional and nice.
I had special requests for my wedding and he was able to accommodate them all.
His music was the perfect touch we were looking for.
Ray's Island Sounds was the perfect addition to our donor recognition event. His music provided a festive, welcoming atmosphere and kept guests entertained. Ray was professional, prompt and very courteous. We would definitely use him again.
Ray's Island Sounds is FANTASTIC! I booked him for a wedding on a chartered boat. The bride, groom, and guests were huge fans by the time the boat docked at the end of the wedding! As the wedding planner, I enjoyed working with Ray. He was so accommodating, fun, and willing to go the extra mile..without being asked! He was always a step ahead of the game. I appreciate his hard work and of course his talent! Excellent music! Overall satisfaction was incredible!! Thanks so much, Ray!
Ray's Island Sounds played at our double graduation party - age group was varied. Music was great for the whole evening, and we received numerous compliments. Thanks so much to Ray for making the double grad party a huge success. HIGHLY recommended and we will use his services again. Kim
Highly satisfied with Rays Island Sounds! Ray was very professional and has an amazing talent on top of a great attitude! He was a delight to have at our dinner event. The Board Members were thrilled to have such a fun and relaxing event in the middle of a hectic conference. Ray's music transported us from Texas to the Caribbean with only a few beats of the steel drum! Thank you Ray! You were great!
Rays talents are second to none! Felt we were in the Caribbean. He plays a great mix of familiar tunes but with a Steel Drum Caribbean feel. Very professional and accommodating. Our poolside party was the talk of our friends for many months!
I've used Ray for many of my beach weddings & he is great! You can't go wrong with Ray!
What to Expect
A client of Ray's Island Sounds can expect to feel that cool Caribbean vibe instantly at their venue. The soothing sounds of the steel drum are the perfect touch to any party. Professional stage lighting can be provided as well which gives ambiance to night or indoor gatherings. Volume is a consideration and is always determined by the client. A background whisper to a rockin' reggae block party can all be handled with Ray's bose sound system.
PAST CLIENTS INCLUDE: Palace Casino and Resort, Ron Jon Surf Shop, Silver Slipper Casino, The Warf, Aquarium of the Americas N.O., Audubon Zoo, Tommy Bahama Co., Louisiana Gulf Coast Oil Exposition, New Orleans Lawn and Tennis Club, Southern Mississippi Alumni Association, Le Triomphe Country Club, Houston Yacht Club, Southern Yacht Club, Diver's Destination, All the Details Beach Weddings, Kiwanis southern regional convention, University of Louisiana, Krewe of Triton, Krewe of Gabriel, Krewe of Rio, Comfort Suites Hotels...
Ray's Island Sounds provides steel drum band entertainment as a solo, duo, or trio performance ensemble. Ray has over 25 years of experience entertaining clients at numerous venues as a soloist or with a band.
His steel drum blends well with a number of genres of music. Ray’s songlist consists of Calypso, Reggae, Latin, and Brazilian musical styles. Ray also covers popular artists such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffet, Jason Mraz, Kenny Chesney, Harry Belafonte, and others.
No job is too big or too small. Also, a variety of moods can be created with the sounds of the steel voice. Whether you want light dinner music, a full blown company cookout, cool grooves by the pool, or a night time backyard bash, let Ray’s Island Sounds be a part of it.
Additional Booking Notes
Ray only requires a 4'-4' space and typical electrical power for solo performance.
Past Booked Events
|October 20, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Private Party / Lafayette, LA|
|September 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Fiesta / Lafayette, LA|
|September 15, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:30pm||Private Party / Baton Rouge|
|September 03, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||River Ranch Poolside / Lafayette, LA|
|September 01, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Fundraiser / Longview, TX|
|August 22, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Hilliard Art Museum / Lafayette, LA|
|July 28, 2018 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party / Houma, LA|
|July 04, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||River Ranch Poolside / Lafayette, LA|
|June 30, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|June 23, 2018 • 10:30am - 3:00pm||Peach Festival / Ruston, LA|
|June 21, 2018 • 6:45pm - 8:00pm||Private Party / Lafayette, LA|
|June 15, 2018 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Private Party / New Orleans, LA|
|June 13, 2018 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm||The Blake / Lafayette, LA|
|June 06, 2018 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Audubon Zoo / New Orleans, LA|
|June 02, 2018 • 9:00am - 1:00pm||Library Performance / Deridder, LA|
|May 28, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||River Ranch Poolside / Lafayette, LA|
|May 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party / Lafayette, LA|
|May 19, 2018 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Pirate Day in the Bay / Bay St. Louis, MS|
|May 05, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Krewe of Bonaparte / Lafayette, LA|
|April 26, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Cross International / Lafayette, LA|
|April 07, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party Engagement / Metairie, LA|
|March 03, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party Engagement / Lafayette, LA|
|February 24, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|February 13, 2018 • 10:30am - 2:00pm||Mardi Gras / Lafayette, LA|
|February 10, 2018 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Island Cruises / Biloxi, MS|
|January 27, 2018 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|June 01, 2017 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Audubon Zoo / New Orleans, LA|
|April 07, 2017 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner / New Orleans, LA|
|March 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|February 11, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|February 11, 2017 • 9:30am - 11:15am||The Blake / Lafayette, LA|
|February 04, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Mardi Gras Party / Bogalusa, LA|
|January 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|December 03, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|November 19, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|October 22, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|October 15, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 08, 2016 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Yacht Club / Cypermort Pt., LA|
|October 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Gathering of Artists / Opelousas, LA|
|October 01, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Gathering of Artists / Opelousas, LA|
|September 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||The Gathering of Artists / Opelousas, LA|
|September 10, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|September 09, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Private Party / Metairie, LA|
|August 27, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Private Party / Lafayette, LA|
|August 27, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Pool Side River Ranch / Lafayette, LA|
|August 20, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party / Alexandria, LA|
|August 13, 2016 • 7:30pm - 10:30pm||Private Party / Baton Rouge, LA|
|August 06, 2016 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Party / Cypermort Pt, LA|
|July 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party / Alexandria, LA|
|July 29, 2016 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Private Party / Biloxi, MS|
|July 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Party / Combine, TX|
|July 16, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|July 02, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||River Ranch CC / Lafayette, LA|
|June 25, 2016 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Pirate Day / Bay St. Louis, MS|
|June 24, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Nunmaker Yachts / Madisonville, LA|
|June 18, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||River Ranch CC / Lafayette, LA|
|June 11, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception / Port O Connor, TX|
|June 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Audubon Zoo / New Orleans, LA|
|June 04, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Diamond Jacks Casino / Bossier City, LA|
|June 01, 2016 • 4:30pm - 7:30pm||Audubon Zoo / New Orleans, LA|
|May 28, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|May 13, 2016 • 5:45pm - 6:45pm||LPSS Arts Expo / Lafayette, LA|
|May 07, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|April 30, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|April 09, 2016 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Private Party / New Orleans, LA|
|April 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||City Park / New Orleans|
|March 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Company Party / New Orleans, LA|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Engagement Party / Metairie, LA|
|February 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|January 23, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|November 21, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
|November 18, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Aquarium of the Americas / New Orleans, LA|
|November 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party / Beaumont, TX|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private Party / Lafayette, LA|
|September 12, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Regatta LA / Lake Arthur, LA|
Rum and Coca Cola
Bailando La Soca
Hot Hot Hot
South of the Border
Another Day in Paradise
Fields of Gold
I do Adore Her
It’s Five O’clock Somewhere
Just the Two of Us
My Lady of the Gulf
No Shoes No Shirt No Problem
Put Your Records On
Red Red Wine
Under the Sea
When the Sun Goes Down
You are my Sunshine
I Shot the Sheriff
Is This Love
A Message to You Rudy
Three Little Birds
Canon in D
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Ode to Joy
Kiss the Girl
Over the Rainbow
What a Wonderful World
You and I
Good King Wenceslas
Deck the Halls
Let it Snow
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
|Ray Theaux||Steel Drums/Percussion|
|Guitar can be added||Acoustic|
|Horns can be added||Flute/Saxophone|
|Keyboard can be added||Piano/Synthesizer|
Influences & Inspiration
Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, Tito Puente, Harry Belafonte, Andy Narell, Spyro Gyra, Sting
A simple grounded outlet at least 25 feet from performance area
We just want to say "thank you" Ray for providing wonderful music for our surprise birthday party this past Saturday. Your music was enjoyed by all!! The guests had nothing but wonderful compliments about your music and talent. Thanks to you and your music the mood of the party remained upbeat and joyous at all times. Not to mention that you had it all under control and I had one less thing to worry about! Thanks again Ray for driving out to the big state of Texas and sharing your amazing musical talent with us!
Ray provided a performance that was precisely what we had discussed. He showed up early to allow plenty of time for setup. He was conscientious and tailored his performance depending upon what was happening at the anniversary event. People who attended are still talking positively about his performance three weeks later. Thanks Ray!
Ray did a fabulous job from the moment we booked him for the cocktail hour of our daughter's four hour reception. He contacted us immediately to find out what we were looking for and continued to provide us with peace of mind all the way through his performance. Our guests were delighted to be able to talk without having to shout to be heard and at the same time having a true party tone set for the rest of the evening. Other compliments for Ray from our guests were that he was really enjoying making great music. We were thoroughly satisfied with Ray and would definitely recommend him to anyone considering using his talents for their event. Thanks Ray!
Everything was perfect. Ray's Island Sounds helped us pull off a "storybook" beach wedding. He handled a special request the day before the event. We had at least 20 of our guests say this was the best wedding they had ever been to.
Thank you so much for playing at our home for our party. You made the party! Your setup was so professional, and the music was perfect for the occasion. Everyone at the party felt like they were in already in Jamaica! I didn’t have to worry about a thing because I knew you had it covered. The party wouldn’t have been nearly as successful without you there. My husband and I will certainly be calling you in the future for similar occasions! Thank you so much for everything!