About Us


A Caribbean Band for all occasions, Caribe can customize the perfect Live Soundtrack for your event! Blending lively instrumental arrangements featuring Caribbean Steel Pans and crowd-pleasing vocal songs, Caribe Steel Band will warm your soul and lift your spirits with the sounds of the Caribbean: reggae, calypso, soca, samba and even your favorite pop tunes – with an island twist!

For a formal cocktail hour, elegant dinner or casual backyard party, Caribe will create a soothing ambiance for you and your guests. Our most popular and versatile ensemble, the trio, is made up of steel drum, guitar and percussion. For larger events, you might prefer the lively sounds of a 4, 5 or 6 piece band complete with up to three steel drummers, or perhaps your event requires simply a solo steel drummer. Whatever the event, Caribe is the solution.

Leader and founder of Caribe, Angie Tabor began playing Tenor steel pan aangie-winefest_framet CSU, Long Beach while earning a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance. Her passion for the sound of the steel pan and the music of the Caribbean was immediately ignited.

She carried this inspiration to the University of Northern Colorado where she earned a Master of Music in Percussion Performance. While in Colorado, she performed regularly with the only professional steel band in Denver (at the time), Pan Jumbies. With this group, she not only played Tenor pan, but also began learning Triple Guitar pans and Double Second pans. Soon after returning home to Southern California, Angie formed Caribe Steel Band.

Fast forward a few years and hundreds of gigs … In 2011, Angie purchased a set of Double Second pans hand made by Dave Beery at Smarty Pans Music. Ever since, she has enjoyed incorporating the warm timbre of these double seconds into gigs all over Southern California.

In addition to maintaining a busy performing schedule on steel pans, Angie performs regularly on drum set and other percussion instruments with a variety of ensembles that have taken her across the US and around the globe. She also maintains a studio of private students. 

In the summer of 2016, Angie relocated to Port Townsend, Washington where she formed a brand new incarnation of Caribe Steel Band! Caribe of the Pacific Northwest has already been performing around Port Townsend, and their summer schedule is filling up fast. Angie teaches lessons on steel pans, drums and percussion, and performs with other groups on the Olympic Peninsula on drums and percussion with some of the wonderfully talented local musicians. Stay tuned, steel pan classes will soon be available in the Pacific Northwest!

John 01_frameBass, John Sanders    John has performed at festivals throughout the northwest.  Playing in a variety of combos he has had the opportunity to share the stage with several talented musicians.  NW Blues great John “Scooch” Cugno, Jazz Vibraphonist Rickey Kelly, Zimbabwe Maribimba player Linc Mkwananzi, just to name a few.  Currently, he performs with Caribe, and is the resident bassist for the Peninsula Community College Jazz Ensemble.  When he’s not performing John loves to snorkel in the Caribbean with his wife Heather and son Jediah.

 

Tor 01_frameDrums, Tor Brandes

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Abe 01_framePercussion, Abe Christian … more info coming soon!

 

Some of Caribe’s guest musicians have included: Erik Leckrone, percussion; Bill Dickson, bass; Steve Lorentzen, drums; Damien Smith, guitar/vocals; Terry Carter, guitar; Axel Clarke, steel pans & percussion; Sam Montooth, bass; Danny Gordon, percussion; Stephen Musselman, guitar; Greg Paxton, steel pans & vocals; Amanda Duncan, percussion; Nicole Falzone, percussion.

Terranea Resort- Rancho Palos Verdes, CA • Historic Hotel Laguna – Laguna Beach, CA • Regis, Monarch Beach -Dana Point, CA • Ritz Carlton- Laguna Niguel, CA • Pechanga Resort- Temecula, CA • Trader Joe’s, Pasadena, CA • Surf and Sand Resort- Laguna Beach, CA • Old Ranch Country Club- Seal Beach, CA • Chart House- Redondo Beach, CA • Island Hotel- Newport Beach, CA • Hyatt Regency- Irvine, CA • Eagle Glen Golf Club- Corona, CA • Marriott, Mission Valley- San Diego, CA • Crossroads at Firestone Winery- Los Olivos, CA • Rincon Beach Club – Carpinteria, CA • California Yacht Club – Marina Del Rey, CA • Electra Cruises – Newport Beach, CA • Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa – San Diego, CA • The Vintage Club – Indian Wells, CA • Hennesey’s Fish Bucket- Dana Point, CA • Ten Thousand Villages- Pasadena, CA • Wild Oats- Long Beach, CA •Diver’s Cove- Laguna Beach, CA • Library Park- El Segundo, CA • Lantern Bay Park- Dana Point, CA • Forster Ranch Park- San Clemente, CA • The Reef Restaurant- Long Beach, CA • Diver’s Cove- Laguna Beach, CA • Huntington State Beach- Huntington Beach, CA • El Dorado Golf Course- Long Beach, CA • Paradise Point Resort & Spa – San Diego, CA • Long Beach Arena – Long Beach, CA • Ocean Institute – Dana Point, CA • Orange Hill Restaurant – Orange, CA • Lakewood Country Club – Lakewood, CA • Trader Joe’s – Bellevue, WA • Alamitos Bay Yacht Club – Long Beach, CA • Long Beach Yacht Club, Long Beach, CA • Sequim Bay Yacht Club, Sequim, WA • …and hundreds and hundreds of private parties!!

SONG LIST

Three Little Birds, Jump in the Line, Ob La Di, Jamming, Over the Rainbow, I Can See Clearly, Dock of the Bay, Lion Sleeps Tonight, Is This Love, Red Red Wine, Here Comes the Sun, Volcano, I Shot the Sheriff, Sir Duke, Don’t Worry Be Happy, Guantanamera, Roots Rock Reggae, Stir It Up, Iko Iko, Baby I Love Your Way, Free Up, MaryAnn, Down de Road, Bahia Girl, Bacchanal Lady, Jouvert Music, The Hammer, Musical Wine, Sugar Bum Bum, Green Impala … and, we’re adding more songs every week!