"Steel Tropics With Tom Liston" is the exciting debut release from Steel Tropics the most popular Steel Drum Band on the scene around the Southern California area. The Group is quickly getting a lot of attention wherever and whenever they perform.
On Steel Tropics debut CD, Tom Liston is the featured performer on the SteelPan. Tom blends the Rhythms of The Islands together with various musical styles that creates Steel Tropics unique sound.
Joining Tom on the group's brand new CD are Chris Wabich on Drums & Percussion and Anders Swanson on the Acoustic Bass. All three performers bring their own unique sense of musicianship to the project, giving each tune a new and refreshing feel. This CD is traditional sounding yet has a very modern feel thrown into the mix.
The listener will encounter such styles as Calypso, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soca and Cha Cha to name a few. The Selections you will hear range from traditional Caribbean tunes like "Yellow Bird" and "Jamaica Farewell" to classic American favorites such as "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" or "Puttin' On The Ritz." All of the songs are done of course with tropical grooves.
Steel Tropics has performed over 250 engagements during last year alone! The band is always in demand for a wide variety of performances and events. It is no wonder that this CD has become one of the best selling Island CD's in the Southern California area! The band is becoming so popular that they are in the process of recording 2 other cds that should be due out this year and next year as well. Their follow up CD "STEEL TROPICS CHRISTMAS PARADISE" was just released and is already creating quite a Holiday buzz. They have a brand new steel drum jazz CD that just came out that is called "BeBop Bahama". It is comprised of jazz tunes done on the steel drums. It is a totally new sound for the instrument. Look for it here.
Some of Tom's Musical Credits include: Music for the Television shows The King of Queens, Full House, MTV and
Disney TV Specials, numerous Recording Artist's CD Projects, several Motion Pictures, and many Television, Cable TV & Radio Commercials.
Tom has also shared the stage with world reknown Artists such as: Freddie Hubbard, Debbie Allen, Clark Terry, Bob Brookmeyer, Black Uhuru and Patrice Rushen.
"Steel Tropics With Tom Liston" has something for everyone to enjoy. So pull up a chair, relax and enjoy the Sweet Sounds of The Islands!