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Islamorada (Reel Ting) Steel Drum Band

Islamorada Steel Drum Band - the Reel Ting

 Posted by at 2:57 PM
Jan 172012
 

“On behalf of this office and the Board of County Commissioners, please allow me to express my gratitude and appreciation to you and the Reel Ting Band for your participation in the 3rd Annual Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit held at our facility in Key Largo on December 8, 2011.

The Reel Ting Band did an outstanding job of providing Keys-style music during the evening luau, and the music selections were perfect. We had over 250 people attend the summit form our four county region of Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe County. Numerous elected officials were also in attendance. Everyone was very complimentary of the band. It definitely helped set a casual and festive mood for the luau. Your band members were all talented and personable individuals, contributing to the success of this event.

We very much appreciate this excellent level of service. This contributed to the high overall success of the Summit itself.

Thank you again for your contribution and support of this important event!”

Roman Gastesi – Monroe County Administrator

Mar 032011
 

Reel Ting Steel Drum Band | Islamorada Chili Cook OffThere was plenty of going’s on in the streets of Islamorada last Weekend. Chili Cooks from all over the world attended the second annual Chili Cook- off to benefit the Moose Lodge in Islamorada.

The festivities started on February 11th Friday evening as the sponsors and Vip’s got treated to a Raven-Cajun Shrimp dinner by the famous Moose Lodge chiefs. This group was serenaded by band leader George Pollis of the Key West Steel Drum band and the Reel Ting Band to special version of “Brown Eye Girl “or “Chili Eye Girl”.

The professional chili cooks competed for fame and glory on Saturday and Sunday, February 12,th and Feb. 13, mile marker 81.5 ocean side in the arts district. This event was sponsored by the Moose Lodge for the second year in a row.

The Old Highway was closed off from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to host the event, which drew hundreds of tasters to the amateur booths and professional booths. The Chili Chicks were “Stirring Things Up” on the Dance Floor as they preformed there Famous “Chili Chicks Country Line Dances”. Reel Ting Band got things moving and grooving as special recording artist Lenny Llyod preformed his most recent Hit “Moheatas and Margaritas” Special Guest Star “Bob Bunz” flashed his Motown sounds of the late great James Brown that everyone got ever one grooving.

The cook-off featured seven tastes for $5 from among the various booths. White bean chili, hot and spicy, wild boar chili, alligator, and venison chili were among the concoctions available. The after party was a smash hit Sunday Evening as the “Chili Girls Went Wild” inside the Islamorada Moose Lodge.

A great time was had by all in Sunny Islamorada. For information on things on the Reel Ting Band and Key West Steel Drum band please go to www.reelting.com and www.keyweststeeldrumband.com

 Posted by at 10:56 AM
Mar 282010
 

What you should know about Wedding musicians depends on the type of wedding you are planning. In addition, you will need to decide if you want the musicians for the ceremony, the reception or for both. Once you have an idea of these variables, you will be set to choose the musicians.

The most traditional weddings use a piano or organ for playing the Wedding March as well as the recessional. Someone may sing during the ceremony and the person is generally accompanied by the instrument.

For less formal settings, the music for the ceremony itself may be provided using a recording. The couple may choose a song that is currently popular for these portions of the service or there may be no music at all.

Some couples that are getting married will want a band for the reception. The band will entertain your guests and provide music for dancing. Be sure that you contract the band for the correct length of time for the reception.

Instead of live musicians, many couples today choose a DJ to provide the music for the service and or the reception. Mobile DJs often have access to all the sound equipment needed for either an indoor or outdoor wedding and play a large variety of music. This helps to meet everyone’s tastes.

Before choosing a musician or a DJ, it is a great idea to have heard them in action. You do not want to pay someone that is going to cause you special wedding day to be anything less than perfect. In addition, you should ask for and check references. If you have friends that have recently had a wedding, you might consider asking if they would recommend the musicians from their wedding.

Wedding musicians can be a very important part of your wedding day. They provide music for the ceremony and the reception. Getting the right group can make or break the day.

When you are planning a stunning Caribbean wedding, make the your day complete with fabulous wedding musicians! When the steel drum band introduces you as a couple for the first time, a lasting memory will be made even more special!

Mar 222010
 

What you should know about Wedding musicians depends on the type of wedding you are planning. In addition, you will need to decide if you want the musicians for the ceremony, the reception or for both. Once you have an idea of these variables, you will be set to choose the musicians.

The most traditional weddings use a piano or organ for playing the Wedding March as well as the recessional. Someone may sing during the ceremony and the person is generally accompanied by the instrument.

For less formal settings, the music for the ceremony itself may be provided using a recording. The couple may choose a song that is currently popular for these portions of the service or there may be no music at all.

Some couples that are getting marries will want a band for the reception. The band will entertain your guests and provide music for dancing. Be sure that you contract the band for the correct length of time for the reception.

When planning the less formal weddings, many persons choose a DJ rather than a live band. The DJ may be able to provide music for goth the service and the reception. He also can often provide any needed sound equipment and can play a variety of music to entertain everyone in attendance.

The best way to choose a musician or a DJ for your wedding is to hear them live and in person. If you do not have a chance to hear the band beforehand, you should as friends for referrals. In addition, ask the group or person for references. Check with the references to see if they recommend the musicians. You do not want a bad musician to mess up your special day.

Wedding musicians can be a very important part of your wedding day. They provide music for the ceremony and the reception. Getting the right group can make or break the day.

When you are planning a stunning Caribbean wedding, make the your day complete with fabulous wedding musicians! When the steel drum band introduces you as a couple for the first time, a lasting memory will be made even more special!

Mar 182010
 

The right music is designed to enhance any occasion, but with weddings this is perhaps more important than at any other time. It sets the mood, it whips the crowd into party revelers, it enhances the ambiance, and it is memorable. Although there are many options, many agree there is nothing quite like the live performance of wedding musicians to turn a great day into one that is talked about for years to come.

There is now stereo equipment with speakers that can sound almost real, but by the time someone agrees to run it and the music is collected the result is less than desirable. DJs are more popular and they provide the equipment and music selection preferred, but can be expensive with less than quality results in some cases. For those who really want something special, nothing beats the sound of a live band that can react and respond immediately to the needs of party-goers and cost is often equivalent to that of a good DJ. The question then becomes what kind of band or musicians to hire that will leave guests in awe and remembering the event for some time to come.

For those who really want to “kick it up a notch” and are planning a Florida wedding, there are many choices, but one new option is hiring a steel drum band like Reel Ting. For those unfamiliar with this type of music, it brings the sounds of the Caribbean to life with a Reggae sound that delivers the music of the islands into any party space and much more. And, with its resonance, feet can’t quit moving.

Many wedding musicians, like Reel Ting, are not limited to genre when it comes to music. Classical music played on steel drums provides a twist on the original composition that is not only unique, but produces lovely, melodious music that is especially unique. When the party kicks into high gear, however, they are more than ready to enliven the party with a beat that will ensure party-goers never want to stop. With the options provided by steel drum bands, feeling like one is on a tropical isle can be experienced regardless of where the event is held.

As with hiring any vendor, experience can make a difference and it’s always important to check references. If at all possible, watching them perform will also ensure a person knows exactly what they’ll be getting and many will check with current clients in order to get permission for a prospective client to see them perform live. For instance, with a live band like Real Ting who has 10 years of experience and hundreds of references, one can be assured that the band they hire will produce the type of music that will make their day one they will never forget.

During a wedding, either local or destination, money needs to be prioritized. Since the music can make or break a wedding it should be at the top of any list. One of the newer options in Florida is steel drum bands, like Reel Ting, who can play many forms of music depending on the wedding theme and desires of the couple. Whether classical, Bob Marley, or a mixture of tunes, the band selected needs to ensure that the wedding ceremony and party following is one that will be remembered for a lifetime as the best day of the newlyweds life.

 Posted by at 4:20 PM
Mar 152010
 

What to know about wedding musicians will depend on the kind of wedding in your plans. Additionally, you will want to decide if you need musicians for the ceremony alone, the reception alone or for both. Once you have decided these things you will be ready to choose your musicians.

Very formal weddings use an organ for playing of the processional as well as the recessional. Music may also be played as a prelude and to accompany any singers in the ceremony.

For less formal settings, the music for the ceremony itself may be provided using a recording. The couple may choose a song that is currently popular for these portions of the service or there may be no music at all.

Many couples choose a band for the reception. The band can provide dance music for the entertainment of the guests. You will want to determine the length of the reception before contracting with the band.

When planning the less formal weddings, many persons choose a DJ rather than a live band. The DJ may be able to provide music for goth the service and the reception. He also can often provide any needed sound equipment and can play a variety of music to entertain everyone in attendance.

The best way to choose a musician or a DJ for your wedding is to hear them live and in person. If you do not have a chance to hear the band beforehand, you should as friends for referrals. In addition, ask the group or person for references. Check with the references to see if they recommend the musicians. You do not want a bad musician to mess up your special day.

Wedding musicians are important in setting the mood and atmosphere for the ceremony and for the reception. If you choose the correct musicians, your day will go smoother.

Mar 112010
 

Weddings are a time for celebration and nothing sets the mood better than the right music. Although the ceremony itself often reflects the romance of the classical era, when it comes to the reception people want to rock it out, making it a memorable event that brings out the laughter, love, and joy everyone is feeling. Therefore, the selection of wedding music or, better yet, wedding musicians can become an important decision.

When it comes to wedding music for the ceremony and reception one has many options. For those on a budget many times just a stereo or radio with speakers is chosen. Although it fills the need it often lacks the tonal quality desired leaving one wanting. A more popular option is hiring a DJ. They provide the equipment and music which has been preselected and often meet needs, but if someone really wants to make a statement nothing beats a live band and often the price is commensurate with that of a DJ.

Many types of bands specialize in weddings, but finding one that is unique and out of the ordinary can heighten the occasion for any prospective couple. Imagine the surprise on guests’ faces when a live steel drum band, like Reel Ting, begins to pop a Reggae beat that brings the sounds of a Caribbean island right into any room or outdoor space. The beat can be quick and lively or laid-back and lovely. Regardless of the form, they will have every guest up and dancing in no time.

Steel drum bands, like Reel Ting, are the newest rage in wedding music due to their unique sound and their ability to replicate any style desired. Even if one prefers classical music at the ceremony followed by the sounds of the tropics for the reception, in order to ensure the party is lively, these bands can ensure that any desire is met and that the wedding is one that will be remembered for many years to come.

Hiring vendors is one of the most difficult parts of any wedding preparation. Flowers, venues, caterers, printers, etc. Can all seem overwhelming, but one of the most pleasant parts is finding the music especially when it’s live. Whether you watch bands perform at a club, golfing event, anniversary party, or at someone else’s wedding, selecting the perfect group will ensure that the day will reflect the ambiance desired. Of course, it’s important to check experience as well as call references in order to make sure what’s expected is actually delivered. For instance, with a steel drum band like Reel Ting, one can be assured that the 10 years of experience and hundreds of recommendations justify a person’s faith that expectations will be fulfilled.

The right wedding musicians should bring flair, flamboyance, talent, and professionalism to any event. Florida is fortunate in that it has many choices for live music, but perhaps it is luckiest for the talented steel drum bands, like Reel Ting, that are based there. For any couple planning to wed, whether residents of Florida or those flying in for a destination wedding, it should be a first choice to make the occasion memorable and unique.

 Posted by at 4:19 PM
Feb 232010
 

ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival 2010_1266948070379On February 13th 2010 from 1:00PM to 3:00 PM the Reel Ting was posted as the main event ar Artigras located in Abacoa Town Center Jupiter Florida.

The band started with Bob Marley‘s famous song “Stir It Up” and that song was followed by “Three Little Birds” which captured the hearts and souls of the attendees.

Jeff Anton from Jensen Beach Florida stated, ”I love this type of music and The Reel Ting is as good as it gets!”

Dennis O’Hara from Bagel Boyz in Jupiter said, “I love the steel drums. The Reel Ting Band are fantastic musicians.”

The highlights of the Artigras were viewed on the local news channels by ABC and NBC and CBS local affiliates. All stations featured The Reel Ting performing on stage as part of their broadcasts.

 Posted by at 1:02 PM