TRINIDAD NORTH
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Trinidad North was recently featured on CBS News, NBC National Nighty News, and ABC News (Good Morning America) for their impromptu performance on the PA turnpike to calm motorists stuck in a very long traffic jam following a terrible accident. This turned into a limbo dance party, and has come to symbolize the positive attitude Trinidad North brings to every event they perform at.


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Please read their reviews and listen to some song files. They are truly exceptional, love to perform, and are professional in all aspects. They would be the perfect group to hire to make your event wonderful. They typically play a mix of Island music- old and new Calypso, Reggae, and SOCA, along with Bossa Nova, Jazz and even Rock standards all on steel drums!! However, with more than 200 songs in their repertoire they are able to customize the music to fit your event as you desire.

They have been hired through Gigmasters more than 80 times and EVERY client has left positive feedback, many stating they would hire them again without hesitation. Trinidad North is a first class act and is one of our longest running, best representatives. To see if they are available we suggest you contact them immediately as they book up far in advance, especially on weekends and Holidays.


25 + REVIEWS ALL 5 STARS The Highest Ranking on GIGMASTERS website!!


1) Trinidad North Steel Band played at the cocktail hour of my friend's wedding, and we thought they did a fantastic job, so we hired them to do the cocktail hour of our own wedding. David Gettes constantly kept in touch with me in the weeks leading up to the wedding, to confirm schedule, attire, and weather-related contingency plans. They were such a hit with our guests, and they even let my mom and myself take a turn playing on the drums for a few minutes! I would recommend them for any event!  Review by Laura S. from Manahawkin, NJ on 5/21/2016


2) Overall experience was awesome! I knew from my first conversation with David regarding the event that the Trinidad North Steel Band was going to take our party to the next level- and it certainly did! We will never forget my dad's 60th birthday and a big part of that is because of how special the band made it. Thanks again!  Review by steph g. from Glenside, PA on 6/22/2016


3) Dave Gettes, the leader of the North Trinidad Steel band, is a very creative person and his band was the perfect fit for the Sugarloaf Craft Festival in Timonium, MD. We had 15,000 people in over the weekend and he entertained in 12 separate shows. In addition he gave educational insight into the invention and development of the Steel Drum and inspired young attendees to play some notes between sets. He was a great hit among the entire creative community that gathered for this 33rd annual event featuring artists from all over the U.S.  Review by George V. from Lutherville Timonium, MD  10/1/2010


4) From my very first contact with Trinidad North Steel Band, I felt extremely confident that they would be the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony and reception. Being unsure what I wanted to do for music during the ceremony, David made several suggestions of music they could play that would be appropriate for my little church and then carry through to my reception with a total Caribbean theme. Our ceremony music was absolutely beautiful, elegant and totally unique and then such fun and authentic selections were performed as our reception began. Everyone commented that our wedding was the most happy, uplifting and fun experience from beginning to end. THANK YOU!!  Review by Emma E. from Woodbury, NJ 7/28/2012

5) If you book them, you won't be disappointed! They were professional and played wonderfully. All the guests enjoyed their music!  Review by Lori A. from Northfield, NJ  6/13/2015

6) I am always a little skeptical when anything is rated 5 stars and wonder if the rating is deserved or exaggerated, but let me just say Trinidad North is worth every penny. They were awesome. We couldn't have been more pleased with their performance and personalities. If you get the chance to see them perform live, do it. They are that good. Sincerely, The Straiters Anniversary Party.   Review by Diane S. from Mount Airy, MD  9/5/2009


7) Trinidad North Steel Band: 10 stars within the 5 star scale.... Very highly recommend! Excellent rhythm, melody and a very professional sound [great rhythm is critical]. Very accommodating to our requests [calypso focus] as well as taking advantage of "spur of the moment" opportunities: the band creatively set up a "limbo beam," and the 5 children in the wedding party had the time-of-their-lives running and ducking under the beam to the music. This was one of the best home videos from the reception. Trinidad North was very "in-tune" to our wishes to create a happy and very fun atmosphere for our wedding. One of the best choices we made for our reception!   Review by Maria G. from Philadelphia, PA 10/1/2011


8) We couldn't have been more pleased with Trinidad North! Our guests raved about their music, and they were the perfect choice for our tropical-themed event. Their music was perfect since it was loud enough to be heard, but no so loud that our guests had to talk over them. They were also a pleasure to work with, and were highly professional.  Review by Laurel B. from Annville, PA  6/14/2007


9) This band was excellent. All of the residents, as well as our group and the staff, had a great time and we were all thoroughly impressed with the music. They were early and very accommodating to everything. Thank you SO much for the great time!  Review by Veronica H. from Riverton, NJ  6/20/2008


10) Dave was a pleasure to work with. Our event was attended by a broad spectrum of guest and Trinidad North Steel Drum Band was able to connect with them all. They are wonderful entertainers, very accommodating, extremely personable and it would be my pleasure to recommend them to family and friends.   Review by Rachel M. from Doylestown, PA 6/19/2010


11) The Trinidad North Steel Band was a hit at our picnic. It created such a relaxing atmosphere and truly gave us a Caribbean feel for the day. Dave was also a hit with the kids!  Review by Esther E. from Baltimore, MD 9/5/2010


12) Very easy to work with, professional, great musicians, good music. Recommend highly and would hire again.  Review by Wanda L. from Clinton, NJ 6/5/2010


13) Awesome. He took care of our special requests, and did a stellar job! Would HIGHLY recommend. Review by Kari S. from Philadelphia, PA on 5/5/2016


14) David Gettes (Trinidad North) was a great addition to our cocktail hour. Everyone enjoyed it (all ages) and many people have asked for their name for future engagements.  Review by Teresa V. from Chadds Ford, PA on 11/18/2011


15) David and his son are excellent musicians with a wide repertoire and were great to work with for our event. All of our guests commented about how much they enjoyed their performance. We'd definitely hire them again and strongly recommend them to others.  Review by Robert L. from Hatboro, PA on 7/4/2005


16) Dave and his son were a pleasure to work with. Our event was attended by a broad spectrum of guest and Trinidad North Steel Drum Band was able to connect with them all. They are wonderful entertainers, very accommodating, extremely personable and it would be my pleasure to recommend them to family and friends.  Review by Rachel M. from Doylestown, PA on 6/19/2010


17) The Trinidad North Steel Band was a hit at our picnic. It created such a relaxing atmosphere and truly gave us a Caribbean feel for the day. Dave was also a hit with the kids!  Review by Esther E. from Baltimore, MD on 9/5/2010


18) Very easy to work with, professional, great musicians, good music. Recommend highly and would hire again.  Review by Wanda L. from Clinton, NJ on 6/5/2010


19) They were everything we hoped for and more! They made our wedding very special!  Review by Kandy H. from Easton, PA on 8/2/2008


20) Wonderful.. Wonderful.. Wonderful. Everyone loved the music and the members of the band.  Everyone raved on and on to me on how great they thought they were.  Review by Maryann L. from Avalon, NJ on 9/1/2007


21) Trinidad North played for the cocktail hour at our wedding. I was extremely happy with their performance and the planning could not have gone smoother. David was the nicest person to work with, replied quickly to all of my questions, and was completely accommodating to all of our needs. We were not the only ones impressed with them; before cocktail hour even ended we had a handful of guests requesting their card!  Review by Christine M. from Delran, NJ on 7/12/2008


22) David is a very pleasant person to speak with seems just all around easy going. We had a wonderful time at our picnic. Many people commented on different it was a loved. They gave us a CD as a gift, which we played over and over and over after they had to leave. Two people asked how to contact the band and I gave out business cards. It is refreshing to be able to do something different--not a DJ! - and as affordable! I am glad I found them.  Review by Donna P. from Emmaus, PA on 6/30/2007


23) We invited the Trinidad North Steel Band to perform during our lunch times with our elementary students. The band played for three hours and was seen by over 450 people during that time. It was a wonderful experience. Dave did an outstanding job explaining the drums to the students and had them all up dancing. I am still receiving compliments from parents, students and staff. It was a great day and we are already looking forward to next year. Frank X. McAneny Principal Kirby's Mill School Medford NJ  Review by Frank X. M. from Medford, NJ on 2/23/2007


24) They were a pleasure to work with.  Review by Dave H. from Avalon, NJ on 7/2/2006


25) I look forward to working with them again! Easy to work with and a GREAT sound! Review by Mitchell C. from Cherry Hill, NJ on 6/25/2006


26) David was a wonderful person to deal with both professionally and socially. He mingled with the crowd and even hung out a bit at the end and played music for our guests to limbo! His partner was equally as nice (and talented) and they did a wonderful job of gradually picking the music up so that the crowd could get comfortable and talk easily over the music. I would highly recommend them and can't wait to use them again!!! Review by Danica C. from Sewell, NJ on 7/15/2006


27) We highly recommend the Trinidad Steel Drum Band. Do not pass them up! We hired them for an outdoor wedding and they helped to make the day even more perfect. Thanks guys. Review by Gen S. from Sherwood, MD on 9/17/2005


28) Very friendly, professional and talented! The music was soothing and beautiful and they made sure the crowd had a great time! All of our residents enjoyed the show and were feeling the good vibes from Trinidad North! I would highly recommend them! Review by Beth O. from Langhorne, PA on 5/25/2016


29) “phenomenal”,  “one of a kind”,  “fascinating”,  “healing”,  “a musical delight”,  “the passion David has for this art form comes through in his story telling and playing to create a positive, uplifting, captivating experience”,   “I wanted to take them home with me”.   Review by Charlotte G.  Residents at Edenwald Seniors Community, from Towson MD 9/19/2016


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