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Island Breeze
Ethnic, Reggae Band, Steel Band

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ISLAND BREEZE features the beautiful sounds of Steel drums, along with bass, drums, percussion, guitar and vocals. If you would like to give your event the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical island, then this is the band for you!

VERSATILITY is one of the keys to the success of ISLAND BREEZE. The band can;

- perform in various sizes, from a trio, up to 8 piece band.
(solo steel drummer & duo also available)
- feature vocals or play instrumentally.
- play lively background music at a volume that won't interfere with socializing.
- charge up a party with high-energy dance music.


PROFESSIONALISM is the goal of ISLAND BREEZE. They arrive at least 1 hour before the event to set-up. They bring their own P.A. System and all necessary equipment. The usual attire is white pants and tropical shirts (unless there is another preference.)

EXPERIENCE : ISLAND BREEZE has been very active in the New York City area since 1995, playing for Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings, Country Clubs, Yacht Clubs and School & Community Concerts.

The band's leader, Alan Bates, is a full-time professional musician who has been living and working in New York City since 1977. In 1989/90 he spent a year in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands playing in the house band at the Hyatt Regency/Virgin Grande Hotel. Alan has played the Steelpans on TV and Radio jingles for Chase Manhattan, Morgan's Rum and Mastercard. His first solo CD, Pan Fried, (panvibe CD2047) was released in 2001.

ISLAND BREEZE'S lead singer and bass player is Ras Moz-I. Originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Moz-I is very active in the NYC recording studios and has played with the legendary African drummer, Baba Olatunji, and Reggae artists the Last Poets, Mejeek Fashiek and Nasio Fontaine.

The REPETOIRE: ISLAND BREEZE plays many of the well-known Calypso and Reggae "hits" from the islands, by artists such as Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, and Jimmy Cliff. They can also play other styles such as; latin jazz, mambo, meringue, rhumba, cha cha, bossa nova, and samba. If requested, they can mix in straight-ahead jazz, swing and R & B.

ISLAND BREEZE features the beautiful sounds of Steel drums, along with bass, drums, percussion, guitar and vocals. If you would like to give your event the relaxing atmosphere of a tropical island, then this is the band for you!

VERSATILITY is one of the keys to the success of ISLAND BREEZE. The band can;

- perform in various sizes, from a trio, up to 8 piece band.
(solo steel drummer & duo also available)
- feature vocals or play instrumentally.
- play lively background music at a volume that won't interfere with socializing.
- charge up a party with high-energy dance music.


PROFESSIONALISM is the goal of ISLAND BREEZE. They arrive at least 1 hour before the event to set-up. They bring their own P.A. System and all necessary equipment. The usual attire is white pants and tropical shirts (unless there is another preference.)

EXPERIENCE : ISLAND BREEZE has been very active in the New York City area since 1995, playing for Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings, Country Clubs, Yacht Clubs and School & Community Concerts.

The band's leader, Alan Bates, is a full-time professional musician who has been living and working in New York City since 1977. In 1989/90 he spent a year in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands playing in the house band at the Hyatt Regency/Virgin Grande Hotel. Alan has played the Steelpans on TV and Radio jingles for Chase Manhattan, Morgan's Rum and Mastercard. His first solo CD, Pan Fried, (panvibe CD2047) was released in 2001.

ISLAND BREEZE'S lead singer and bass player is Ras Moz-I. Originally from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Moz-I is very active in the NYC recording studios and has played with the legendary African drummer, Baba Olatunji, and Reggae artists the Last Poets, Mejeek Fashiek and Nasio Fontaine.

The REPETOIRE: ISLAND BREEZE plays many of the well-known Calypso and Reggae "hits" from the islands, by artists such as Harry Belafonte, Bob Marley, and Jimmy Cliff. They can also play other styles such as; latin jazz, mambo, meringue, rhumba, cha cha, bossa nova, and samba. If requested, they can mix in straight-ahead jazz, swing and R & B.

Sample Songlist
CALYPSO/SOCA FAST BOSSA NOVA REGGAE
Angelina Blue Bossa Arise
Angelique-o Desafinado Buffalo Soldier
Anna Girl From Ipanema Don't Worry Be Happy
Archie Meditation Every Breath You Take
Bahia Girl Recado Bossa Get Up Stand Up
Big Bamboo Wave Give A Little Love
Brown Skin Girl Corcavado I Shot The Sheriff
Coconut Woman I Can See Clearly
Dollar Wine SAMBA I Can’t Help Falling In Love
Don't Stop The Carnival Brazil Is This Love?
Down On The Corner Samba De Orpheous Jammin'
Feels So Good Tico Tico Johnny Be Good (Reggae)
Fuji Mama Summer Samba Lively Up Yourself
Hold Em' Joe One Note Samba No Woman No Cry
Hot Hot Hot Pressure Drop
Iko Iko OTHER LATIN Oh Cherry Oh Baby
Limbo Rock Besame Mucho One Love
Linstead Market Cachita Red Red Wine
Mama Look-a-Boo Boo Caravan Roots Rock Reggae
Mary Anne Cherry P.& Apple Blossom Stir it Up
Matilda Green Eyes Sweat
Me Too Guantanamera The Tide Is High
Move It to The Left I Love Lucy Theme The Harder They Come
Nanny Wine La Bomba Three Little Birds
Orange Express El Cumbachero Waiting In Vain
Pan In Harmony Little Suede Shoes Rivers of Babylon
Shake Sonora Mambo Inn You Can Get It If You Really Want
Signal For Lara Meringue in G
Sly Mongoose Meringue Universal SLOW CALYPSO
St. Thomas Never On Sunday Beautiful Barbados
Sugar Boom Boom Oye Como Va Day-o (Banana Boat Song)
The Hammer Spanish Eyes Island In The Sun
Teaser Spanish Harlem Jamaica Farewell
Ting-a-Lay-o Tequila Kokomo
Tribute To Winston Spree The Mambo Kings Theme Land Of The Sea & Sun
Under The Sea The Peanut Vendor Margaritaville
Volcano My African Friend
Woman Is Smarter On And On
Sloop John B.
Yellow Bird