Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pan Tuner Darren Dyke visiting the Bay Area

Darren Dyke will be in town to do some tuning from Sept 29 thru Oct 5. If you have pans that need a tune-up, please contact him directly at: ddpantuner@mac.com or by phone: 1.512.750.9598.
Also, if you have a spare room looking for a resident, I believe he's trying to hook up some accommodations. Thanks for passing along the word!

Harry Best and Shabang end summer at Sam's

Harry Best and his steel drum trio Shabang will make their final appearance for the summer, Oct. 9 4-8pm, at Sam's Chowder House in Half Moon Bay, 4210 Cabrillo Hwy, Half Moon Bay. The weather is usually fantastic this time of year in HMB. Come join us on the patio; enjoy some of the best seafood on the Bay and Shabang's exciting steel drum music. For more info call 510 222 1123.

Orinda Fall steel drum class now in session

Monday Sept. 20 was the first session of the Orinda Beginning steel drum class. At our beginning class you can learn the magic of making music on Caribbean steel drums.
It's not too late to sign up. You'll have fun with the basics of sticking and melody making. Enjoy playing favorites like Yellow Bird, Jamaica Farewell, Lion King, and more. Beginners welcome. You will be jammin’ in no time.
Drums/pans provided. The class runs through Oct. 25. A second fall session will run from Nov. 1-Dec. 13.
To register, call the Orinda Community Center at 28 Orinda Way, Orinda - (925) 254-2445

Phil Hawkins to release new CD

Phil Hawkins will officially release his new CD, Sugarcane Suite at a concert and party Sun., Oct. 3, 4pm, Mission College (Main Building) 3000 Mission College Blvd.Santa Clara, CA.

The show will feature Phil Hawkins - steel pans, Bob Crawford - keys, Ray Obiedo - guitar, Dave Belove - bass, Paul VW - drums, Michael Spiro - percussion, with special guests Jessica Vautor - vocals, Harry Best - vocals, Michelle Hawkins - vocals.

$5 (FREE w/student ID)