The Story of Tropicana Steel Pan

THE STORY OF TROPICANA STEEL PAN

 

Robert Symons created Tropicana Steel Pan in 1995 while performing in the USVI as a Bass Guitarist

 

He realized that in order to continue successfully as a performing artist one should have knowledge of at least two instruments; one being a lead instrument and that way one will always work.

 

An opportunity presented itself and it was an obvious choice since he was already playing with steel pan players so relying on his musical experience, keen ear and passion he burrowed a pan and set out to teach himself how to play the instrument. He also acquired a sequencer to program songs to accompany the steel pan. That was the plan.

 

After six months of practicing day and night, he was ready to present his concept of steel pan entertainment to a live audience so he found a restaurant named Café Sito in St. Thomas where he performed for 14 months.

 

Robert returned to Bermuda in 1997 reinvented as a steel pan soloist and shortly after, a recording artist.

 

STEEL PAN HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

The Bermuda Department of Tourism seminars in Bermuda and Overseas

The Bermuda International Airport arrivals and departures.

Cruise Ship Terminals and on board Cruise Ships at St. George’s, Hamilton and Dockyard

The Clock Tower Mall in Dock Yard

The Washington Mall in Hamilton

Banking and Insurance Institutions in Bermuda and Overseas

Hotels and Restaurants Island Wide

The Bermuda Music Festival

The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Scotland

The Bremen music festival, Germany

International Cruise lines performing in The Caribbean, Mexico, Europe, Hawaii and The South Pacific

Corporate and Private receptions in Bermuda and Overseas

VIDEOS: http://www.youtube.com  (Robert Symons)

PURCHASE MY MUSIC: www.cdbaby.com/artist/robertsymons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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