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We Kinda Music

We Kinda Music

3 reviews

About We Kinda Music

The San Diego Steel Drum Band for you! The sounds of We Kinda Music has become the premier San Diego steel drum music for any event in San Deigo AND Southern California.

Weddings are his specialty and of course, lots of parties.

From solo to full band performances and shows, the Caribbean Islands and the sound of the Pan are a single beat away.




Verified Review

Exceeded expectations!

By Craig S. on August 23, 2016

Patrick was on time, very professional and made beautiful music. His talent welcomed my guests to the event and Patrick filled in the gaps for our Murder Mystery dinner.
He was easy to work with and a nice guy. The steel drum with his backing tapes are superb. He added a lot to the event and I will be hiring him again.

Hired as: Steel Drum Player
Verified Review

Mellow enough for background; top notch for listening!

By Catherine H. on August 25, 2013

Patrick Burke brought on a friend, Jim Gibson, to accompany him on the steel drum with vocals and guitar. They were magic! Our party was an evening affair, and my plan was for a steel drum to greet folks as they arrived. With the addition of vocals, it couldn't have been more perfect! They arrived an hour before the party to set up and were playing as the first guest arrived - even having to deal with our GFI not working when they got there. Unruffled, they went on to serenade the crowd, and everyone kept coming up and asking me where I had seen them. Where do they play? How did I hear of them? Where did I find them? After I told them through Gig Salad, all commented on how great their music was and how they made the party. I had even asked if they could learn two songs that I love... and they preformed them as if they had been on their playlist for years. That made MY night! We had all ages present - from 18 to 85 - and I think everyone heard songs they loved, too. I would highly recommend Patrick and Jim for a fun party. They are terrific for dancing, listening, or just to bring a certain ambience to your affair. And, their personalities are friendly, mellow and accommodating. Everyone was so impressed and they made my dream party a successful reality. Thanks, We Kinda Music!

Hired as: Steel Drum Player, Beach Music, Caribbean/Island Music, Jimmy Buffett Tribute
Verified Review

Prompt and delivered

By Ruby F. on August 20, 2013

After a few of my vendors messing up the details of my wedding, I was worried about all of my vendors except this one. From the start Patrick contacted me first and continued to follow up until the minute the wedding started. He learned a song we had requested for our exit and arrived early. It added the perfect brachytherapy vibe to our beach wedding.

Hired as: Steel Drum Player

Booking Info

  • Fee: $300 - $4000.


Performance can be played with or without backing tracks. Preferably with!

There are situations where electricity is not allowed.( Certain parks, beaches, etc.) Battery pack can be used if needed.

Solo, duo, trio - with or w/out backing tracks.
Trio on up live all acoustic.

ALWAYS Quality sound system!

ALWAYS Professional!

Always Dress for the occasion. Casual to formal. ALWAYS NICE!

Additional Booking Notes

I have contracts.

I can email and fax.

Small deposit required. $50-$100 min.

I aim to please and will always work with the client to make their event great. Never a problem yet.


Patrick's music is very unique. By playing a Panyard state of the art instrument combined with years of performing and the knowledge from Berklee College of Music, he is able to play from the most elegant and intimate settings to large lively parties.

Based in San Diego and led by Patrick Burke, We Kinda Music can perform from solo to large ensembles. Acoustic to electric, vocals, and any additions a client might like.

Patrick Burke has been playing the Pan (steel drum) for many years. Starting on drums at 10, and playing the vibraphone for 30 years, the Pan was a natural fit.

All styles of music are covered. Traditional island songs, calypso, reggae, soca, bossa novas, smooth jazz, jazz standards, latin, and popular hits.

From solo with backing tracks to full ensembles with dancers and the history of the instrument, WE KINDA MUSIC is a perfect choice for your event. Private parties, weddings ( Ceremonies, cocktail hours & receptions), school education, concert, and corporate events.

Above all, We Kinda Music with Patrick Burke prides itself on being professional and presenting a quality music product.

Don't Be Fooled ! Please hire the steel drummers direct !

GREAT MUSIC isn't cheap & cheap music isn't great !

Past Booked Events

Aug 20, 2016 Birthday (Adult)
Jun 26, 2015 Cocktail Party
Apr 11, 2015 Bridal Shower
Apr 11, 2015 Public Event
Oct 18, 2014 Birthday Party
Jun 06, 2014 Restaurant
Jun 06, 2014 Graduation
Aug 24, 2013 Private Party
Aug 03, 2013 Wedding Ceremony

The team providing the talent:

Ron Bell

Your Buffet Man / Keyboard / Vocals

Jim Gibson /

Guitar / Vocals / The BEST

Set List

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Havana Daydreamin' - Jimmy Buffett
African Friend - Jimmy Buffett
Volcano - Jimmy Buffett
Pirate Looks At 40 - Jimmy Buffett
Changes In Lattitude - Jimmy Buffett
Banana Wind - Jimmy Buffett

I Shot the Sheriff - Bob Marley
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Runnin Away - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
So Much Trouble - Bob Marley
3 Little Birds - Bob Marley
Sir it Up - Bob Marley
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley

Dindi - Jobim
So Danca Samba - Jobim
Quiet Nights - Jobim
Wave - Jobim
Girl From Impanema - Jobim
Aqua De Beber - Jobim

Jamaica Farewell
Come Back Liza
Island In The Sun
Pan In A Minor
The Hammer
Yellow Bird
Limbo Rock
Love is the 7th Wave
Spanish Harlem
Tobago Jam
Lion Sleeps Tonight
Don't Worry Be Happy
Under The Boardwalk
Iko Iko
Under The Sea
Kiss The Girl
Old Lady Walks Mile & 1/2

One Love - Wedding/ Marley
Can't Help Falling In Love - Wedding/ Elvis
Ode To Joy - Wedding
Canon In D - Wedding
Bridal Chorus - Wedding
Bridal March - Wedding
The Prayer - Wedding
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Wedding/ Ismael

Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
And I Love Her - Beatles
Fool On The Hill - Beatles
Blackbird - Beatles
De Long Time Band - Andy Narrell
La Samba - Andy Narrell
Make Me A Memory - Grover Washington
Muskrat Love - Captain & Tennille
Love Of My Life - Santana
Soulful Strut
Northern Exposure
Kokomo - Beach Boys
Linus and Lucy
My Little Suede Shoes
Daylight - JJ Cale
Reggae For Dinner
Groovin - Rascals
On & On - Stephen Bishop
St Thomas
Blue Bossa
Besame Mucho
Watch What Happens
Samba De Orpheo
Kickin Back
Call Me
The Look Of Love
Summer Samba
Mas Que Nada
Black Orpheus
Gentle Rain
Little Boat
My Little Suede Shoes
Know That
Reggae For Dinner
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Hip

Setup Requirements

Electrical outlet.

SHADE! The steeldrum cannot be in direct daytime sunlight. It can and will go out of tune!


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