Reviews

What people are saying about the Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band

“Fantastic!!!” – Angelique, Private Party, Los Angeles, CA

“Being a Caterer and Event Planner, we have hired and worked with many bands over the years. We hired Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band for an Anniversary/Promotional Event for 300 people here at our facility in Newport Beach. Communication was excellent, the whole process was effortless, and Dave and Axel were awesome! They were prompt, played exactly what we asked them to play, and the crowd LOVED them. I will certainly use them whenever Steel Drum is appropriate and am grateful to them for helping us make our event a raging success! I feel confident recommending Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band to anyone!” – Teri, Caterer, Newport Beach, CA

“Island hoppin’ made our wedding blessing amazing! – Courtney, Wedding Client , Dana Point, CA

“Dave played a solo performance for our beach wedding. He was great and all of the guest commented on how much they loved the music. He was very professional and very accomodating. We needed a mic and speaker for our officiate and he was able to rent it to us. He also learned our special request first dance song, Jack Johnson’s Better Together. We’d book him again in a second and highly recommend him.” – Leslie, Private Party, Long Beach, CA

“Prompt, professional, friendly, everything I wanted.” – Judy, Private Party, Newport Beach, CA

“Island Hoppin Steel Drum band deserves the highest marks for satisfaction. I received a bid right away with details that allowed me to make a quick decision in planning my party. Dave was highly professional with respect to communication, promptness, and details. The band arrived on time and played music that far exceeded our expectations. Dave is talented, professional, and very flexible. Every single guest complimented his music as well as his ability to assess the crowd of guests and accommodate other party activities. I would recommend Island Hoppin for any occasion and would have him back at our party in a second!!!!” – Julia, Private Party, Thousand Oaks, CA

“There is only really one word to describe Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band. AWESOME!!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!!! AWESOME!!!” – Shannon, Private Party, Anaheim Hills, CA

“The music was played so well many of our guests thought it was a soundtrack at first. Dave and Cynthia’s drum duo was WONDERFUL! Aside from the excellent music which really set the mood for our employees, the Island Hoppin’ Band is made of extremely nice, accommodating people. Dave did a great job of taking care of the arrangements beforehand, which made me feel comfortable that the event would go well. When last minute panic set in the day of the event, Cynthia actually pitched in on-site to help me out of the goodness of her heart. We would highly recommend this band and would be thrilled to use them again.” – Erin, Private Function, Brea, CA, 6/11/2009

“We asked Dave to provide the music for our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner in San Diego. He was a delight to deal with in advance of the performance, he was there on time and stayed a bit late, and we couldn’t have been happier with the performance. Many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music, which added just the right island touch to the festivities. I would give Dave the highest possible recommendation!” – Lloyd, Private Party, San Diego, CA

“I was very satisfied with Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band. Dave was very accomodating and really came through in a pinch since I only booked 2 days before my event. I received great feedback from our guests, who all enjoyed the music. We will definitely keep Dave and Island Hoppin’ in mind for our next party!!” – Luva, Private Party, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

“I could not have made a better decision that to go with Island Hoppin’ Steel Drum Band. Dave and his bandmate (sorry, I forgot her name :/) were on time, professional, responsive, and had a great attitude. They were easy to work with and most importantly, they were on time and prepared, which was crucial since this was a surprise party. They were able to set up largely independently and were ready to go when it was time for the surprise. The music was upbeat and happy, yet relaxing and not overwhelming. My guests all asked where I found him! I couldn’t recommend Dave and his band more: you won’t be disappointed!” – Cristina, Private Party, Laguna Hills, CA

“Sooo great. Sounded like more than 1 drum. Everyone really enjoyed the music. Friends already want to hire him for an event. Very professional. Great communication prior to event. I am looking forward to hearing him again.” – Margurite, Private Party, Riverside, CA

“Dave was so easy to work with. He was very accommodating, given our challenging event location. Great music was the one thing I did not have to worry about because Dave was on top of everything. Thank you!” — Grace, Private Party, Los Angeles, CA

“FANTASTIC! He was on time, set up was quick, music was great. I am completely satisfied. I had many complements on the music from our guests.” – Jennifer, Private Party, San Pedro, CA

“Dave was great! Everyone at the party was raving about him and are interested in booking him for thier future events. He really set the mood for the party and would definitely recommend him to anyone.” – Aimee, Private Party, Tustin, CA

“We could not have made a better choice for our entertainment needs. From the detailed communication, to the timely arrival, to the performance itself Island Hoppers did an exceptional job.” – Peter, Laguna Beach, CA

“Island Hoppin’ steel drum band was great! Dave was professional, talented, and friendly. Everyone at the party was talking about the great ambiance the music provided- in fact I had friends asking me for his number for their parties. It was a great experience and Dave made it run so smoothly. I would definately recommend him to anyone looking for fun entertainment for their parties.” – Shannon, Private Party, North Tustin, CA

“Dave was an excellent performer! Everyone loved listening to him play, and he even gave a few lessons to our guests. He was very professional and accommodating. Thank you!” – Kim, Private Party, Newport Beach, CA

“We thought they were great, they set the mood of the party! The made our company Christmas party fun and relaxing and tropical, everyone loved them.” – Laura G, Private Party, Orange, CA

“Dave sounded great! Our biggest problem – we didn’t get to hear enough of him because we were busy with pictures. It’s hard to explain… but having steel drums during the wedding ceremony really added a special element and I’m very glad we found Dave to play for us. There really is no substitute for steel drums at a beach wedding. And the cocktail hour was fantastic as people mingled and caught up… all with the soothing sounds of the steel drum. Lastly, Dave was a nice guy, very responsive to our questions as we planned the event, and very professional at the event. THANKS!!!” – Trevor, Wedding, Los Angeles, CA

“I thought that the music was a terrific addition to our boat party. It added a fun tropical flair but was not too loud that you couldn’t converse with the people standing near you. Highly recommend.” – Erin, Private Party, San Diego, CA