It depends on the size of the band, but typically an area 7 feet wide and 7 feet deep is perfect.
Yes, we require these items in order to lock-in the booking for you. The deposit is usually 50% of the total fee and is due one week after the contract is sent to you. The final balance is due on the day of the event. Sometimes the due dates can be modified to accommodate the payroll/accounts payable timetable of the client. Please let us know of any special requests.
Yes. We provide Caribbean Soca and Calypso while we set-up, during the breaks, and as we break-down our gear.
Island Hoppin’s rates are surprisingly reasonable, and the band would be happy to put together a show fitting any budget. Because of the band’s unique ensemble, Island Hoppin’ can configure to any size to fit your needs. Island Hoppin’ would love to work with your organization to bring the sounds of the Caribbean to your clientele!
Prices vary on numerous factors (size of the group, length of the performance, location of the performance, etc.). Please contact us and we would would be glad to put together a personalized quote for your event.
No. If you book the band for 4 hours, you will receive a 4 hour performance. We will arrive early and set-up before the start time of the event.
Our attire depend on the event. Generally, we wear black or khaki pants and a matching tropical shirt.
Yes. Special reguests require 2-3 weeks prior notice.
The band takes a 10 minute break after the first hour. For example, if the performance is 2 hours, there will be one 10-minute break.
The steel drums need shade so that they will not go out of tune. Direct sunlight damages the instruments.
A sound system and microphone can almost always be provided. (Exceptions include venues that have no electricity, such as beaches and parks, and venues that strictly forbid the use of amplification). The cost of the band often includes the sound system. However, additional fees may apply depending on the size of the sound system needed and the logistics of setting up the sound system at your event site.
Island Hoppin’ can configure to any size to fit your needs. We offer everything from steel drum soloists (with backing tracks) up to a 6 piece band with vocal.
Approximately 20 – 30 minutes, depending on the venue.
There are no travel expenses in the Southern California area.