Trinidadio's current release, No Lifeguard On Duty is available on CD or as Digital Download here at cdbaby.
Check out these FAN FAVORITES...
Rise - The island vibe, rockin' calypso featuring the Trinidadio steel drums.
Dyer Maker - A reggae version of a rock classic .
Cafe Latina - An homage to Mr Buffett.
Live Another Day - Straight ahead reggae rock.
Piece of Heaven - Steel drum rock.
Trinidadio is a band of Los Angeles based musicians who have brought together their various musical influences to form a new category of music, Tropical Rock. They combine rock and pop sensibilities with a variety of Caribbean styles such as reggae and soca. The addition of the steel drums to a traditional rock rhythm section gives Trinidadio its original sound. They have toured extensively worldwide; commercially and on USO type shows.
On their latest release, No Lifeguard On Duty, Trinidadio takes some of their favorite live show songs and refines their sound in the studio. The covers are rock & roll classics with the Trinidadio twist. The originals are all crowd pleasers and translate wonderfully on this CD.
On first listen, you can easily compare the Trinidaido vibe to Jimmy Buffett, but after more spins, the band’s various influences are more obvious. You will certainly hear their positive, upbeat attitudes and personalities come across on this CD. No Lifeguard On Duty says it all…live life without a safety net. Jump in and enjoy!
Mini bios on the live band…
Lead Tenor Steel Drum / Vocals
A long time bass player in Los Angeles, Fab has spent years on the road and in the studio. Fab was inspired by his grandfather, a career musician and music teacher. He started playing trumpet in elementary school and learned guitar and bass in high school. He has written and produced his solo album 'Strokin the Goat' and toured with perennial blues favorite, RedHot Blues. After years of playing bass in a steel drum band, Fab decided to teach himself to play the steel drum and start his own band. From there he never looked back.
Double Seconds and Lead Tenor Steel Drums / Vocals
Jay Lawson is a full time professional musician who has been performing for over 27 years. He has studied with many teachers from such greats as David Garabaldi (Tower Of Power) and Alvin Henry. From there, his love of music brought him to P.I.T. (Percussion Institute of Technology) in 1990 where he studied with such greats as Joe Porcaro, Enzo Tedesco, and Ralph Humphrey.
In 1991, Jay found his love…the “Steel Drum” and is the leader of his own band too. Since 1995, he has performed internationally for the U.S. Military stationed overseas. Jay continues to stay on the forefront of the Steel Drum movement helping to bring peace through music and to help to introduce the music of the islands to our friends abroad.
Guitar / Vocals
Tony Lee is a longtime professional who has studied guitar with Phil Upchurch and John Pisano. He is fluent in styles from jazz and reggae to R&B. Tony has also written and produced tracks for popular artists such as Coolio, Sugafree and MC Ren of NWA. In the band Trinidadio, Tony gets to stretch out. He is known for his smooth Caribbean rhythms and soulful guitar solos. Tony also gets to show off his singing ability on a few up-tempo reggae numbers.
Bass / Vocals
David was born on the island of Barbados. When he decided to make music a career, he moved to the United States. He is basically self-taught, but has studied under Putter Smith (Charles Mingus) at Pasadena City College and a few other Los Angeles bass tutors. His performance experience ranges from cabaret, some orchestra, cruise ships, clubs, concerts and casuals to recording and touring. He is currently involved in Caribbean (reggae, soca, folk, etc.), Spanish and North American Gospel music.
Drum Set / Vocals
Casey Jones, a leader in the Caribbean music scene since the early days of Reggae music, is a world-class musician. Originally from the small ‘island’ of Santa Barbara, Casey has performed with Joe Cocker, Etta James, The Bonedaddy's, Einstein and Sapadilla, Robert Greenich, Eric Gale, Tupac Shakur and many more. He is one of the most in demand drummers on the scene today working around the Southern California area and touring a few times a year to Latin America and Europe. His passion for Caribbean music and the positive vibes it brings to audiences around the globe keep this riddim maker’s train running on full steam full time...
Fun, Sun, Sand, Surf, Positive vibes, Peace and Love...Trinidadio