Tropical Beat Steel Band slated to perform July 12 in Waddington
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 5:47 am

WADDINGTON -- The Tropical Beat Steel Band will entertain at its first appearance at the Waddington Concert Series Friday evening, July 12, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the pavilion, Island View Park overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

The performance will be staged rain or shine.

Nothing can create as much Caribbean theme atmosphere as the look and sound of the Tropical Beat Steel Drum Band.

Member John Hilton has had a most successful musical career, having played with some of the worlds best musicians and performed at venues such as Madison Square Garden.

Hal Miller has performed with some of the great musicians of our time, and has toured and recorded with Santana for the last 15 years.

Monica Moore plays the triple cello steel pans, providing the deep and infectious "strumming" sound of Tropical Beat's full authentic steel band.

Tommy Ford has performed at prestigious music events such as the Saratoga Jazz Festival and is a much sought after musician for his command of jazz, gospel and R&B styles as well as his authentic feel for Caribbean and Latin music.

Mike DeMarco, one of the original members of the Tropical Beat Steel Drum band, has studied with percussion luminaries such as Marvin "Smitty" Smith, and has become a master drummer in his own right.

The Tropical Beat Steel Drum Band also features John Joseph, from Trinidad, who has played steel drums all of his life, touring worldwide and playing in one of the original Esso steel drum bands that helped popularize the Caribbean steel drum.

Finally, the lineup includes Robot, an outstanding singer/entertainer from the island of Jamaica, who has performed for over 20 years throughout the United States, Jamaica, Asia and England.

All Waddington series concerts are free. Donations welcome to support future concerts.