Ok here is a request.. I'm looking for names of pan artists to listen to. So far I am aware of Robert Greenedge, Andy Narrell, Gary Gibson, Ray Obiedo, Yohan Popwell (England), Jamma (also England), Ray Holman, Kent Arnsbarger, Tropico Steel Drums, Carnival Steel Drum Band, Dave Lapio, also local players like Frankie Catalina, Steel Pan Dan (not-so-famous) and of course our illustrious Brad Shores. Who am I missing out on hearing? What's on your list?
Ok, I'll throw out another one and see what I catch.
I have a professional pan playing friend who bills himself by his name. He is marketing himself as himself. Fair enough. I, on the other hand, do not use my name but rather a persona I am cultivating.. The Calypso Kid. It was given to me by a fan, I kind of liked it and it stuck. Seems easier for people to relate to and more importantly REMEMBER the name as well as conjuring mental sounds just hearing the name.
Hello. I have been playing for a couple yrs, Couple of weddings, beach bars, private parties, chamber of Commerce, volunteer gigs. I already have a full time Gig (40 hrs+) as an Elevator mechanic. This is something to do when I retire.. You know... so I can go back to work! lol. I don't use a contract. Should I really get one? If so is there some examples I could use/modify for my particular use?
Lord%20I%20lift%20Your%20Name%20lead.pdf lead sheet
Lord%20i%20lift%201.mp3 With melody
Lord%20I%20lift%202.mp3 without melody
Added by brad shores on May 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
Holy%20is%20the%20Lord%20lead.pdf lead sheet
holy%20is%20the%20lord%201.mp3 with melody
Have you ever thought of arranging and including in a song book, the national anthem of Trinidad and Tobago? I imagine that every little school boy and girl on the islands learns this song on their pan. That might be fun for us too. Thanks for considering their national anthem, and maybe even our own, for pannists who might play before a local sporting event, or at a holiday gathering or local patriotic parade.
here%20there%20and%20everywhere%20lead.pdf lead sheet
here%20there%20and%20everywhere%201.mp3 with lead partContinue