Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

My good friend and incredible steel pan artist John Patti featured me at his most recent “Calyp-soul Christmas” concerts at the Player’s Theater in Sarasota and also the Bonita Springs Center for the Performing Arts. We debuted this duet version of “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” mashed up with “Carol of the Bells” featuring John on the darker double second steel drums and myself on upright bass and beatboxing. Filming was done by Charlie Woods and Andres Colin, and I got to play around with my new copy of Final Cut Pro to do the editing. I hope you enjoy and have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


This was such a fun show! My good friend John Patti (who tours with his steel pans internationally and is heard regularly on Sirius XM Margaritaville Radio) asked me to play guitar and perform with him in a live version of his album “Calypsoul Christmas”. I sang on “Happy Christmas / War is Over” and also got to drop a little beatbox action on this funky remake of a Christmas standard. The band performed at Player’s Theatre in Sarasota, FL and consisted of John Patti on Steel Pans (Lead and Double Seconds), Ben Hammond on Guitar, Beatbox and Vocals, Steve Duerst on Bass, Dan Rubin on Drums, Garrett Dawson on Percussion, and featured James Dabone on Trombone and Alana Opie on Vocals. Enjoy!

Ukulele and Nose Flute! My friends Kelly and Andy rock this Christmas Classic in the most amazing way possible.