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Brass Bands Background Information

In the early stages of the formulation of Caribbean music in 1920’s to the late 50’s the instruments in any Caribbean band were acoustic in nature. Instruments like the box bass made out of a wooden box with metal pegs over a central hole were plucked creating a resonating bass sound. The acoustic box guitar without electronic pick ups was included in any reputable band.

Later on the box bass gave way to the upright string bass which was well received by its players and audiences. The electric guitar eventually replaced the box or acoustic guitar due to the advancement of music technology in areas of amplification.

In the rhythm section of the old bands tom toms (congas) along with the indigenous bottle and spoon and the iron (borrowed from the steelbands) accented the music and gave it that true grassroots Caribbean flavour.

The brass section was eventually added and this proved to be the icing on the musical cake. The trumpet, trombone and sax added their special touch to round out the music with punchy lines that had audiences calling - "Encore, encore!” or “We want more!

Today the Brass bands as they are called have many electronic instruments such as the bass, guitar, keyboards, sound modules, effects processors and electronic drum machines. Some bands trying to keep a semi-acoustic sound in the rhythm section have regular drum sets, congas, cow bells, tambourines etc.

To people of the Caribbean you do not have a Brass band unless "Yuh have horns" - trumpet, trombone and sax, the more the merrier as they touch deep into the musical soul of our Caribbean people.

Written by S. Doolgar


Bands
(Brass/Combo/Orchestras)

Band

Contact

645

536 Annie Avenue
Palmiste
868-770-3956 (Tel)

A Team Band

Port of Spain, Trinidad
868-704-9999 (Tel1)
868-754-1937 (Tel2)
email: A Team Band

Andaz Brass International

25 Solomon Street, Cedar Village
Princes Town, Trinidad
868-655-0305 (Tel)
868-655-0135 (Fax)
email: Andaz Brass Intl.

Anti Everything

Ragbir Street
St Augustine, Trinidad
868-756-2906 (Tel)

Aquarius Brass Band1

contact: Harold Stewart
Tobago

Atlantik

22 St. Ann's Road
Port Of Spain, Trinidad
868-624-7012 (Tel)

BMRZ1

contact: Anil Bheem
Trinidad

Bermudez Beena Sangeet Orchestra

contact: Jewan “Charlie” Soogrim (Leader)
Ramlal Mahabir (Manager)
#16 Rickson Street
El ‘Dorado Village
Tunapuna, Trinidad
662-0047 (Tel1 - Charlie)
683-3150 (Tel2 - Charlie)
662-3481 (Tel3- Ramlal)

Blue Ventures

contact: c/o Bobby Quan
72 Norfolk Street
Belmont, Trinidad
868-623-2755 (Tel1)
868-623-7066 (Tel2)
868-655-0135 (Fax)
email: Blue Ventures

Bonny's Kaiso Moodz1

Trinidad

Boyie Mitchell Orchestra1

contact: Boyie Mitchell
Trinidad

Caribbean Heat1

Trinidad

Caribbean INXS1

contact: Lindon Rowley
Tobago

Caribbean Viberationz

Kalpoo Avenue
Felicity, Trinidad
868-732-6600 (Tel1)
868-720-0421 (Tel2)

Chakra1

contact: Andy Singh
Trinidad

Cummings and the Wailers1

Trinidad

D' Band Funkshun1

Trinidad

D’Invazion Alliance1

Trinidad

D. Rampersad Indian Art Orchestra (Indi Art Orchestra)1

contact: Teddy Krishna Bissambhar
Brierley Street
Sangre Grande, Trinidad
868-668-3126

Desperadoes1

Trinidad

Destra Garcia & Bakanal Band1

c/o Bamboo Entertainment
Trinidad
868-222-3215 (Tel1)
868-389-1111 (Tel2)
email: Destra Garcia & Bakanal Band

Diamond Flairs1

contact: Martin Singh
Assaraff Road
Charlieville, Trinidad

Dil-E-Nadan1

contact: Richard Ramnarine
718-740-8208 Tel(NYC)

Dil Santosh Production

contact: Rakesh Kassie
Gopie Trace
Penal, Trinidad
868-299-7031 (Tel)

Divya Band

90 D Standard Road
Fyzabad, Trinidad
868-677-3992 (Tel1)
868-755-1696 (Tel2)
email #1: Divya Band
email #2: Divya Band

Dream Team1

Trinidad

Earl Caruth & the Kaiso Waves1

Trinidad

Earl Knight and Services Brass1

Trinidad

Errol Ince and Music Makers1

Trinidad

Fire Fusion1

contact: David Reid
Tobago

Flames1

Tobago

Full Circle1

contact: Vincent Rivers
Trinidad

Fusionn (FUSiONN)

San Fernando, Trinidad
868-758-6510 (Tel)
email: Fusionn

G&L Pure Energy1

Trinidad

G-Unit1

Trinidad

Gemini Brass Orchestra1

Contact: Danny Ming
Trinidad

Gregory Nurse & Associates

contact: Gregory Nurse
2 Sapphire Street
Marabella, Trinidad
868-758-7052 (Cell)
868-798-7156 (Tel1)
868-758-7052 (Tel2)

Hypnotik1

contact: Daddy Chinee
Trinidad

Imij & Company

contact: George Ng Wai or Sharon Ng Wai-Pantin
355 Zev Ben Eliazer Street
Diego Martin, Trinidad
868-633-3422 (Tel1)
868-681-6308 (Tel2)
868-789-4834 (Tel3)
email: Imij

Imperial Brass1

Trinidad

Impressionz1

Trinidad

Invasion Band

19 Jeffers Lane
Cocoyea, San Fernando, Trinidad
868-686-3944 (Tel)
868-657-8039
email: Invasion Band

Island Vibe

contact: John Gill
LP#4 Nelson Street
St. Joseph, Trinidad
868-645-8027 (Tel)
email: Island Vibe

Jackie Johnson Excel

29 Cinnamon Hill, Northside Road
Tobago
868-639-6179 (Tel)
868-738-2448 (Cell)
email: Jackie Johnson Excel

JMC Triveni Sounds (JMC 3Veni)

Barataria, Trinidad
868-638-2838 (Tel)

Joey Rivers and Rhythm & Moods

Contact: Joseph 'Joey' Rivers
Arima, Trinidad
868-708-1107 (Tel 1)
868-306-1640 (Tel 2)
868-667-6496 (Fax)
email: Rhythm & Moods Band

Karma1

contact: Ravi Bissambhar
LP Hin Kin Street
Cunupia, Trinidad
868-299-7366 (Tel)

Karmaholics

contact: Anil Bissamohar
Trinidad
868-665-2762
email: Karmaholics
website: Karmaholics

Kelly Green and Harmony1

Tobago

KeKeRe the Rebel & Vengeance Crew

contact: Mauri K Hall aka KeKeRe the Rebel
Carnbee, Tobago
868-639-7643 (Tel)

Kes

contact: Carolyn Pasea
Trinidad
868-624-2844 (Tel1)
868-680-9558 (Tel2)
email: Kes
website: Kes

Keyz1

Aranguez, Trinidad

Kwystun1

Trinidad

LAJ Family1

contact: Lance Jack
Tobago
868-639-2611 (Tel1)
868-680-4981 (Tel2)
email: LAJ Family

Louis & The Lynx1

Trinidad

Made in Trinidad1

Trinidad

Maya Illusions Orchestra

contact: Rishi Singh
Sangre Grand, Trinidade
868-668-6369 (Tel)

Mayaro the Band1

contact: Joel Ali
Trinidad

Mela

contact: Shaffiroon Radica Mohammed
Trinidad
868-793-9220 (Tel1)
868-665-9717 (Tel2)

Melody Stars Indian Orchestra1

Chase Village
Chaguanas, Trinidad

Memories

contact: Randy Williams
Trinidad
868-782-1712 (Tel)
email: Memories

Mystic Band

contact: Roger Ramoutar
La Romain, Trinidad

Mystic Cloud

112 Main Road
Tabaquite, Trinidad
868-636-9642 (Tel)

Nuestra Cosad

5B Elizabeth Gardens
St Joseph, Trinidad
868-663-2175 (Tel)

New Sensation Indi Art Orchestra1

Trinidad

NOS

contact: Frankie Boodram
Parrot Recording Studio Ltd
Eastern Main Road
San Juan, Trinidad

868-687-1164 (Tel1)
868-472-7903 (Tel2)
868-675-7510 (Tel3)

Oscar B & Vibes

contact: 868-685-0658 (Cathyann Hobson) or 868-735-3373 (Allison Sambury)
Trinidad

Overdrive1

contact: Rae de Beer
Tobago

Pal Joey Lewis Orchestra1

Trinidad
868-623-7572 (Tel)

Red (The Trini Band)

Trinidad
contact: Tricia Hamilton
868-715-9431 (Tel)
email: Red (The Trini Band)

Reelest 81

Trinidad

Ronnie McIntosh & the Expeience Band1

Contact: Ronnie McIntosh
Trinidad

Roots

3 Christiana Court
Boisere Village
Maraval, Trinidad
868-628-8680 (Tel1)
868-633-2887 (Tel2)
868-628-1903 (Fax)

Roy Cape Allstars

1 Woodpecker Lane
River Estates
Diego Martin, Trinidad
868-632-2933 (Tel)
868-632-2933 (Fax)
email: Roy Cape

Ruiz Brothers1

Trinidad

Sally Sagram and Xtreme Sounds1

Trinidad

Sandeshi1

Trinidad

SASS1

contact: Nadia Batson
Trinidad
868-701-7477(Tel1)
868-791-9642 (Tel2)
868-378-5373 (Tel3)
email: SASS

SSL Melobugs1

contact: c/o Rishi Mahato
166a Caroni Savannah Road
Charlieville, Chaguanas, Trinidad
868-665-2368 (Tel)
email: SSL Melobugs

Signal 51

Sangre Grande, Trinidad

SIS Fusion Factory1

Trinidad

Spread Pal Crew1

Trinidad

Surge (Social Unity, Respect for God and Enjoyment)

Dundonald Street
Port of Spain<, Trinidad/h4>

Sylvian Sammy & the Calypso Revue Orchestra1

Trinidad

T&TEC Gayatones

contact: Capil
St Madeleine
Princes Town, Trinidad
868-653-3672 (Tel1)
868-797-8847 (Tel2)

TBIT Brass Institute

contact: Anthony Woodroffe
PO Box 1559
Port of Spain, Trinidad
868-759-6231 (Tel)
email: The Brass Institute

The Asylum Vikings

contact: Dexter Thomas
Trinidad
868-633-2514 (Tel1)
868-751-6694 (Tel2)
email: Asylum

The HD Family

30 Gordon Street
Port of Spain, Trinidad
868-632-0143 (Tel)
868-625-4347 (Fax)

Tenacity1

Trinidad

Traffik Plus

contact: Fareid Emamali
131 Tragarette Road
Port Of Spain, Trinidad
868-622-8013 (Tel)
868-622-8013 (Fax)
email: Traffik

Trishul Orchestra1

Trinidad
868-662-1662 (Tel)

Vibrations1

Trinidad

Vince Rivas & The Unit1

Tobago

Vincent Rivers & The Soca Unit1

Trinidad

V I P S1

Trinidad

Vizion Band1

Trinidad

Vybes Orchestra1

contact: Haniff Mohammed
Cunupia, Trinidad

Wayne Bruno and the Rapid Response1

Trinidad

William Nancis-led Euphonic Sounds1

Tobago

Xsitaaz Indian Orchestra1

contact: Ashmead Baksh
Trinidad
868-673-2804

Xtreme Band1

Trinidad

You Band1

Trinidad

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  • 1 - looking for contact information for these bands, if you have information on contacting these bands or know a caribbean brass band that the information has changed or not listed. Please email the island the band from, brass band name and brass contact information including email address and website if available.




  • Defunct Bands
    (Brass/Combo/Orchestras)

    Band

    Description

    Air Force

    no longer exist

    AKTIV

    no longer exist

    Al G and the Gems

    no longer exist

    Ambassadors

    no longer exist

    Ancil Wyatt

    no longer exist

    Asquit Clark

    no longer exist

    Avengers

    no longer exist

    Beatniks Combo

    no longer exist

    Beavers

    no longer exist

    Bert Baily and the Jets

    no longer exist

    Bertram Innis

    no longer exist

    Black Sheep

    no longer exist

    Blue Veils

    no longer exist

    Bob Wilson & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Bonaparte Brothers

    no longer exist

    Boyie Lewis & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Bumble Jets

    no longer exist

    Caribbean Traffik Jam

    change name to Traffik Plus

    Carl Ifill & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Carlyle Joseph and His Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Cassanovas

    no longer exist

    Cecil Fits

    no longer exist

    Cecil Watap

    no longer exist

    Censation

    change name to Asylum

    Charlie's Roots

    change name to Roots

    Choy Aming

    no longer exist

    Ciryl Diaz & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Ciryl Ramdeo & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Cito Fermin & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Clarence Curvan & Orchestra

    has a band in New York

    Dean & The Celebrities

    no longer exist

    Deltones

    change name to Just Fab Deltones

    Destra and her Band

    change name to Destra and the Bakanal Band

    Diamonds Combo

    no longer exist

    Durham Brothers

    no longer exist

    Earforce

    no longer exist

    Earplay

    no longer exist

    Echoes

    no longer exist

    Ed Watson & Orchestra

    has a band in New York

    Esquires Combo

    no longer exist

    Eddie Charles & Triple X Band

    no longer exist

    Fantastics

    no longer exist

    Fire Flight

    no longer exist

    Fitz Vaughn Bryan & Orchestra & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Five Fingers

    no longer exist

    Funk Revival

    no longer exist

    Gemini Brass

    no longer exist

    Group Solo

    no longer exist

    Horyzon

    no longer exist

    Indian Art Orchestra

    change name to D. Rampersad Indian Art Orchestra

    Inner Vision

    no longer exist

    James Darius Combo

    no longer exist

    Javan Wells

    no longer exist

    Javo Brothers

    no longer exist

    John Buddy Williams & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Johny Gomez & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Johnny Lee and the Hurricanes

    no longer exist

    Just Fab Deltones

    no longer exist

    Kalyan

    no longer exist

    Karibbean Rage

    no longer exist

    Kabouki Strings

    no longer exist

    Ken Charles & The Stereotone

    no longer exist

    KV Charles & Insythe

    no longer exist

    Leo John and his Combo

    no longer exist

    Living Strings Combo

    no longer exist

    Los Muchacos

    no longer exist

    Luv Trinidad

    no longer exist

    Mano Marcelene & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Machel Montano & High Definition Band (HD Band)

    change name to HD Band (High Definition)

    Massive Shandileer

    no longer exist

    Matrixx

    no longer exist

    Moon Rakers

    no longer exist

    Neville Sampson & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Night Wind Rebellions

    no longer exist

    Norman Tex Williams & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Norty Professors

    no longer exist

    Olympia Hummingbirds

    no longer exist

    PearlWins

    no longer exist

    Phil Bretto & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Pranasonic Express

    change name to Xtatik (now Xtatik 5.0)

    Qwestion

    change name to Kwystun

    Ray Sylverster & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Reflections Combo

    no longer exist

    Rockerfellars

    no longer exist

    Ron Berridge & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Rukshun

    change name to Matrixx

    Rydem Dvizion

    no longer exist

    Second Imij

    change name to Imij & Company

    Sel Duncan & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Silver Strings Combo

    no longer exist

    Solid 7 (Solid Seven)

    no longer exist

    Sound Blasters

    no longer exist

    Sound Rev (Revolution)

    no longer exist

    Sparks

    changed name to Wild Fire

    Sparrow Troubadours

    no longer exist

    Sunberg

    no longer exist

    Super Brass

    no longer exist

    Surface

    changed name to Reelest 8

    Star Flash

    no longer exist

    Startreck Brass

    no longer exist

    T&T Sunblast

    no longer exist

    Taxi

    no longer exist

    Telco Brass

    no longer exist

    Tenacity

    no longer exist

    The Asylum Band

    change name to The Asylum Vikings

    The Dutchy Brothers & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    The Mitchells Combo

    no longer exist

    The Strollers

    no longer exist

    Tidal Wave

    no longer exist

    Tradewinds (band from Trinidad)

    no longer exist

    Venus Plus X

    no longer exist

    Vick Lang Combo

    no longer exist

    Vin Cardina

    no longer exist

    Volt Express

    no longer exist

    Watsonians & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Watty Watkins & Orchestra

    no longer exist

    Wild Fire

    no longer exist

    Xcite

    no longer exist

    Xtatik

    change name to Xtatik 5.0

    Xtatik 5.0

    change name to High Definition Band (HD Band)

    Young Ones

    no longer exist








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