Welcome! I'm Erynn Krebs, a professional musician from Northeast Ohio. The steel pan is the food that feeds my soul. This is my day job so rest assured I bring my passion and love of this very special instrument to every gig!
Over the years I have been honored to be an integral part of countless weddings, receptions and cocktail hours, birthday/graduation/retirement/block parties (surprise!), corporate events, luaus, restaurants/bars, Christmas parties, concerts, libraries, farmer's markets, pool parties, clam bakes and more! I play with or without backing tracks. Equally at home playing acoustic or with a band as I am rocking it with backing tracks. I have over 11 hours of diverse tracks so I guarantee a little something for everyone. I can bring the party or the laid back island vibe or both! The choice is yours! Have pans, will travel!
Contact me (call or text) for booking or with questions at (234) 248-9082 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dates fill up fast for summer, especially weekends, so don't hesitate to call or e-mail. I can also put together a duo, trio, quartet and beyond to suit your needs! Public events schedule is on the Home Page. I also play many private events throughout the year but I do not put them on the schedule.
You can also find on the booking platform: Gigsalad!
Or playing bass and steel pan in the Dog Friendly Band.
Below are a few photos and video snippets. Me in a nutshell. Enjoy!
My husband actually builds and tunes steel drums (yes, from actual 55 gallon oil barrels!) so I can help demystify the highly skilled process of sinking and building a pan down to the incredible intricacies of tuning the drum.
We are so very honored to be inspired by the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, the steel pan! It has a rich and fascinating history from the 30's and 40's until today. From its deep roots in Africa to tamboo bamboo bands and biscuit tins to Winston "Spree" Simon and the crucial innovations of Ellie Mannette, Anthony Williams and Bertie Marshall to the proliferation of the modern steelbands we have today! Once this marvelous instrument grabs hold of your soul, there's no looking back!
The double seconds make my heart sing!
Let ME let YOU fall in love with the steel pan too!!
A taste of the islands: I play a wide range of music to make your event/party special! Let the relaxing sounds of the steel drum bring your guests and friends to an island state of mind. Unwind and recharge with mellow calypsos, dance-demanding socas, one drop reggaes, top 40 hits and much, much more! If you're looking for a laid back Caribbean escape or a rockin' good time, you've come to the right place. I've got an expansive set list that covers bases you never thought the steel drum could cover.
I do many types of events (all of them!) from concerts, all things wedding related (rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktail hour, dinner music, etc), corporate events, backyard/block/pool parties, birthdays (surprise!), graduation parties, beach bashes, grand openings, retirement homes, educational sessions for kiddos about the steel drum from it's fascinating history to how the instrument is actually made, and so much more...
I play it all! I guarantee a little bit of something for everyone. From calypsos and socas to pop tunes and top 40 hits to jazz standards. From songs your grandma will know to tunes your kids will recognize, with everything in between.
Classic island favorites like Yellowbird, Jamaica Farewell and Marienne, socas and calypsos from the likes of Baron, Mighty Sparrow, Len "Boogsie" Sharpe, Harry Belafonte, David Rudder, Andy Narell and Merchant, and classic hits from Paul Simon, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jack Johnson, Steely Dan, Bob Marley, Jobim, Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Roberta Flack, The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Cat Stevens, Peter Frampton, Chaka Khan, Blondie, UB40, Prince, Pearl Jam, Michael Jackson, Hall and Oates, Friends of Distinction, Bill Withers, Buster Poindexter, Smokey Robinson, Santana, Buffet, Otis Redding, The Drifters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beach Boys, Pink Floyd, Cyndi Lauper and much, much more. I also play original material. You want it, I've got it!
I perform venues large and small! Have pans, will travel! Please check out the schedule on our homepage for my public events. I regularly perform at the Bahama Breeze in both Cleveland and Pittsburgh among many other public and private events in the area and beyond. Or maybe you've seen me holding down the bass with the steel pan quartet Found Sounds?
Have pans, will travel! Please check out the schedule and look for Erynn Krebs - Solo. I hope to see you soon!
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