***Winner of the Gigmasters Rising Star Award for Top Steel Drum Band in North America***
Based in Orlando, The Caribbean Crew is one of the most frequently hired live bands and wedding bands in Florida. We are one of the most popular choices when it comes to live music and we are proud to have some of the top steel drum players, musicians and entertainers in the state. We provide Steel Drum Music, Calypso Music and Reggae Music for Weddings (over 50 weddings a year), Destination Weddings, Beach Weddings, Island Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies, Corporate Events and Conventions. We also provide Caribbean Music and Island Music for holiday parties, house parties, pool parties, etc.
The Crew arrived early to set up and were ready to go before the event started. They were dressed festively in Hawaiian shirts and pants. They were friendly, accommodating, and made sure to fit in all our requests of crowd interaction, conga line and limbo. I recommend them 100 percent.
I hired a one man steel pan for my husband's 50th Birthday! We live part time in the Caribbean so I wanted to bring a piece of our home there to our friends here (Jacksonville Fl.)! I didn't know if I would be able to afford it but asked for quotes just in case! Not only was it affordable but the quality was amazing (and I should know since we live there)!!!
Creig was so professional to work with from the first e-mail to our last phone call! Everything went smoothly!
Ronny, our musician, arrived an hour prior to the event to set up. He was a tremendous musician and a great person. I would have invited him to the party just to be a guest! The music selection was spot on. All of the traditional Caribbean/Reggae standbys that are popular with "the tourists" along with many current hits with a Caribbean twist! Our guests were delighted and were so impressed with our party!
We received a high quality, professional performance for the price of a DJ. All of that and he even had to drive 2 1/2 hours each way to get here! I am soooo impressed!!!
Thank you guys for such a memory!
“The Caribbean Crew recently played at our Wedding on May 8, 2010 and they MADE the day!! They were entertaining, kept everyone moving the entire night and they were exceptionally professional!! I had an incredible time celebrating with them and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who wants their event to be a one-of-a-kind experience!! Thank you Caribbean Crew!! We will see you again at the anniversary party!!!!”
Really enjoyed the band! Creig always calls right back when he misses your call..which is really nice for brides! They are really talented and great to work with! Everything went flawlessly at our wedding. It was nice that they knew just what to do. For being the best band in the area, they really aren't much more expensive.
What to Expect
The Caribbean Crew is one of the most frequently hired Caribbean Bands in the country and we are the five-time national winners of the Gigmasters Rising Star Award for "Top Steel Drum Band" in North America. We recently won the prestigious Gigmasters Rising Star Award for being the Top Corporate Event Entertainer in North America. The band received the award because it booked more corporate events than any other Gigmasters entertainer in The United States and Canada. That means The Caribbean Crew beat out 10,000 entertainment acts and vendors to win the award. We have also been voted "Best Reggae Act" by the Orlando Weekly Magazine. As a result, you may get cheaper quotes from less accomplished bands. However, the quality and professionalism will not be the same as The Caribbean Crew.
We perform at over 50 weddings a year and can provide music for the ceremony, cocktails, dinner, dancing and even take care of the formal introductions and announcements. We are also one of the few bands to carry full liability insurance, which is something that most venues require in order for a band to perform on their property.
We offer a wide variety of original and cover music, from traditional reggae and calypso, to modern day soca and dancehall. They also perform some Top 40 hits, folk songs, Jimmy Buffet selections, traditional and other popular wedding music and wedding songs. We can be as small as a solo steel drum player, or as large as a five-piece live band.
***Five-time National Winners of the Gigmasters Rising Star Award for Top Steel Drum Band in North America***
***National Winners of the Gigmasters Rising Star Award for "Top Corporate Event Entertainer" in North America***
***Voted Best Caribbean Band by Orlando Weekly Magazine***
***Full Liability Insurance Coverage***
Based in Orlando, The Caribbean Crew is one of the most frequently hired live bands and wedding bands in Florida. We are one of the most popular choices when it comes to live music and we are proud to have some of the top steel drum players musicians and entertainers in the state. We provide Steel Drum Music, Calypso Music and Reggae Music for Weddings (over 50 weddings a year), Beach Weddings, Island Weddings, Destination Weddings, Wedding Ceremonies, Corporate Events and Conventions. We also provide Caribbean Music and Island Music for holiday parties, Christmas parties, house parties, pool parties, birthday parties, anniversaries, retirement parties, graduation parties, fundraisers, christenings, or any other special occasion.
The Caribbean Crew is well known for their high-energy and interactive performances. The musicians are all from the islands, giving you an authentic, Caribbean sound. While on stage, the Crew teaches different dances to the crowd, as well as many other 'follow-me' routines. The band is very professional, both in their attire, and approach to every event. The Caribbean Crew always arrives early and starts on time!
The Caribbean Crew offers a wide variety of original and cover music, from traditional reggae and calypso, to modern day soca and dancehall. We also perform some Top 40 hits, folk songs, Jimmy Buffet selections, traditional wedding ceremony music and other popular wedding music and wedding songs. During the holidays, we can perform traditional Christmas Carols and other Christmas Music and Holiday Music on the steel drums. The Caribbean Crew can be as small as a solo steel drum player, or as large as a five-piece live band. It all depends on the size of the event and the available budget. All acts include a steel pan player which is something that your guests will really like.
Past appearances as well as upcoming appearances are too numerous to list, as the band does over 300 shows per year. We have had hundreds of satisfied brides hire us for their weddings. Some of the satisfied corporate clients include: Ashton Woods Homes, Bank of America, British Airways, Budweiser, Carnival Cruise Lines, CNL, Coca Cola International, Cutter & Buck, Fantastic Sams Franchise Corporation, Florida Hospital, GE Healthcare, Habitat For Humanity, HBO, Honeywell, KFC, Marriott Vacation Club, The Melting Pot Restaurants, Nordstrom, Novartis, Orlando International Airport, Orlando Magic, Robb & Stucky, Siemens, Suntrust and Toll Brothers.
We have also performed at several Colleges and Universities. These include: Bethune-Cookman University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Georgia State University, Orlando Culinary Academy, Ringling College of Art and Design, Rollins College, Savannah College of Arts and Design, Semester at Sea, South Dakota State University, Stetson University, The University of Central Florida, University of Florida, University of South Florida, University of Tampa, Valdosta State University and Webber International University.
The Caribbean Crew has been hired by the following cities to perform every year at community festivals throughout the state of Florida: City of Orlando, City of Tampa, City of St. Petersburg, City of Jacksonville, City of Miami, City of Tallahassee, City of Cocoa, City of Kissimmee, City of Deltona.
The Caribbean Crew has performed alongside reggae superstars Shaggy, Inner Circle, Ziggy Marley and Sean Paul. Performances have taken us as far as Denver, South Dakota, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Atlanta and throughout Florida and the Caribbean. No matter what the occasion, or where it may be, The Caribbean Crew welcomes the opportunity to perform at your event!
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Influences & Inspiration
Shaggy, Sean Paul, Bob Marley, The Mighty Sparrow, David Rudder, Rupee, Kevin Lyttle, Machel Montano & Xtatik
I hired a steel drummer for my 90 guest wedding (Chesley). When I contacted Craig off the website, he was very prompt in his response. Every time I contacted him he returned my call or email within a day or so. He helped me decide how many drummers would be appropriate for our event and was very accomodating to all of my requests. I always felt that our event was very imporant to Craig, eventhough it was small (not the experience I had with my other vendors). On the day of the wedding, Chesley was prompt, and very pleasant. He was definitely the hit of the wedding!!! A few weeks after the wedding, people are still telling me how great he was and how unique it made the wedding. I would hire The Caribbean Crew again in a heartbeat!!! I will recommend them to anyone who is looking for a great organization for their event!!! -- Nicole H, Daytona Beach Shores, FL, 10/28/2006
Creig and the Caribbean Crew were the best investment that we made for our Semester at Sea Alumni Reunion Voyage! They were able to entertain our 20 something's right on up to our 50, 60 and 70 year olds on the voyage. I would hire Caribean Crew again in a heartbeat!
-Krista W, 1/9/2009, Cruise Ship, Miami, FL
Caribbean Crew was fantastic! They did a great job with our audience, keeping them entertained and educating them about caribbean music and steel drums. We loved them and have already asked them back for next year! -- Aimee S, Americus, GA, 4/8/2005
We knew The Carribean Crew would be perfect for us and they were. We knew that they would be flexible and work with whatever the audience turned out to be, and they did. We had high expectations, not because we necessarily should have, but because we felt good that we had found a great band. We were not disappointed. We had a great time. There was no need to oversell themselves. They presented a great product and then delivered it. Thank you to Creig and The Carribean Crew. -- Roy S, Savannah, GA, 8/13/2005
The Caribbean Crew played at our wedding on June 17, 2006 in Hilton Head, SC. They were outstanding! They had everyone up and dancing and having a great time. Even the catering staff and bartenders were dancing! We've received rave reviews from our guests as well. The Caribbean Crew set the perfect tone for our outdoor wedding by the sea and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a fun band with a great island groove. Thanks again, Mari & Matt -- Mari M, Hilton Head, SC, 6/17/2006
From the beginning of dealing with their manager we were impressed at how professional the group was. They arrived early and performed exceptional. Having traveled all over and having heard many other steel drum bands, they were by far the best. Numerous guests requested their cards at the event because they were so fantastic. My family and I would highly recommend them without any hesitation. Thank you for making this such a fantastic event for our son's Bar Mitzvah. The Ramras Family -- Darlene R, Miami, FL, 10/21/2006
They are the best! We hired Caribbean Crew for a corporate event and they were awesome! They were very easy to deal with from the booking of the event up through the event. Creig called several times to make sure he had all the details in order and even e-mailed me the next day to make sure we were happy with their performance. They arrived early and were set to play on time. Caribbean Crew plays a variety of music and is an amazing steel drum band. I can't imagine there is a better band out there. They had people dancing and everyone was disappointed when the event was over. I would definitely hire them again and would recommend them to anyone looking for a great steel drum band. -- Dianne R, Bonita Springs, FL, 10/25/2006
Caribbean Crew was excellent at our wedding, they were professional, punctual and very entertaining. We were very happy with them, and our guests loved them too. We would definitily recommend them! -- Virginia C, Islamorada, FL, 5/20/2007
The Carribean Crew is awesome! They did a great job for our pool-side event, creating a Carribean/beach atmosphere and getting people out of their seats and dancing around the pool. They were also very accomodating with our schedule and events, providing the PA system for our use and filling in timely gaps with great music. I highly recommend this group (and loved the "Night Nurse" they played). Thanks guys! -- Rahul S, Amelia Island, FL, 5/26/2007
Great time. Wonderful, talented people to work with. They made the event spectacular! Thanks for everything! -- April L, Key West, FL, 7/7/2007
They are AWESOME!!! My guests could not stop raving about them. What a fun and friendly group of guys. I strongly recommend. You won't be sorry. -- Vicki O, Naples, FL, 9/15/2007
I love these guys. Its the second time we have used Caribbean Crew and both times had the pleasure of getting Noel and Xavier. They have always showed up and been ready to play on time. Their professionalism and talent are exceptional. We've had two great parties thanks to them. A lot of our guest have commented on the great music they play. Will definitely use them over and over again. Thanks again guys . Lisa -- Lisa V, Key Largo, FL, 9/29/2007
A great time was had by all. These guys were a hit. -- Kristie C, Bluffton, SC, 10/20/2007
We were extremely pleased with the Caribbean Crew's performance and professionalism at our wedding. Many of our guests commented on how great the band was, and how much they enjoyed the steel drum. In addition, it was extremely easy and convenient to communicate with the band (via Creig), and they assisted in coming up with an itinerary for the wedding. We would definitely recommend the Caribbean Crew to others for a wedding or similar event. -Carly -- Carly S, Clearwater, FL, 11/3/2007
It was our wedding night and we had so much fun dancing and having fun with the band. Our guest couldn't stop talking about how much fun our wedding was because the band kept them going all night long! -- Michael M, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1/18/2008
The Caribbean Crew was absolutely awesome. They were punctual, they were courteous, friendly and very committed to providing excellence in service. Everyone who attended our function was delighted with their performance. I would definitely use them again and would highly recommend them without any reservations whatsoever. -- Linda S, Macon, GA, 6/14/2008
We flew up The Caribbean Crew to play at our wedding on August 8, 2008 in Denver, Colorado. They were absolutely AMAZING! Chesley played the steel drum at our ceremony and then Creig and Chesley rocked our reception!! They literally had EVERYONE out of their seats up and dancing! Even our photographer and the hotel staff were up dancing!! We've received SO MANY compliments about them - none of our friends/families had ever experienced anything like that before and they LOVED IT!! The Caribbean Crew were exceedingly professional - very organized, very clear and prompt in all communications and even arrived early to our event! Plus, they are the nicest guys ever! Mike and Sara-Denver,CO -- Sara R, Morrison, CO, 8/8/2008
We loved the Carribean Crew. Creig and his commrades were the best!!! Absolutely wonderful to work with on this event! They made everything easy, and had a great sense of timing to compliment our pace during the evening. There is nothing more that they could have done to improve on their performance or their readiness, manners, and communication. They were the perfect hire for the event. And, the music was superb, splendid, smashing...and so memorable. Thank you. -- Laurie S, Sarasota, FL, 10/10/2008
Creig and his band were wonderful to work with. We hired them for our corporate event at the Marco Island Marriott and I was not disappointed one bit! They are GREAT entertainers and very professsional individuals. I recommend them for any type of event! -- Marco Island, FL, 10/14/2008
We hired the Caribbean Crew for our wedding in St Georges Island and I could not be happier with our choice. Not only did they provide awesome entertainment, they were incredibly professional at every turn. I especially enjoyed that they took requests. They were great with the crowd, and overall just a lot of fun. Words from my mom: I wanted to THANK YOU!!!! I think "you guys" now have a cult following on St. George Island. The performance at our daughter's wedding was WONDERFUL! The music appealed to everyone and our crowd included guests from age 2 to age 90! You are fabulous! (I promise this is an unsolicited testimony!) Sharon Hutchinson, St George Island, 10/18/2008
We were very pleased with the professionalism and talent that the Caribbean Crew brought to our wedding at Paradise Cove. They sounded great and the our guest really enjoyed them. I would reccommend their service for any event. -- Orlando, FL, 10/25/2008
Caribbean Crew were the icing on the cake for our rehearsal dinner. They were so professional, talented and accomodating. I would love to have them at every party! We'll be using them again in the future for sure! Kerry, Winter Park, FL 10/31/2008