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Band for Hire

Alvin and d'Band Jahbutu

A Caribbean Afro Latin Spectacular.

Alvin and d'Band jahbutu are the most authentic calypsians this side of the Caribbean Sea!

They have the'look, moves, and grooves to get

d'toes a tappin, d'waist line a movin, d'vocals chords d'hummin and

d'dance floor d'shakin!

Jahbutu create a vibrant, colourful and exciting blend of traditional and contempary West Indian music with all the hottest

calypso, soca, funky Ragge Reggae beatz and Afro Latino rhythmns, classic covers and favourites from todays current music. 

Frontman Alvin Rostant, also known as "Jahbutu" hails from Trinidad. He learnt to play the unique steel pan with his fathers band and then performed as lead panist, vocals and band spokesman for "Amrals Trinidad Cavaliers Steelband" touring USA, Canada, Asia, NZ, and Australia. The Cavaliers were responsible for taking the steel drum to the world en masse.

Since immigrating to Aust he has done countless gigs including Expo 88,Warana, Childers/Bundaberg/Woodford multicultural festivals and many others,and continues to perform at V8 Supercar Championships including the mighty Bathurst Races and many more corporate gigs, in fact you name it and Alvins probably played there! Alvin is also the famous "Banana Joe" character, visiting all primary schools with the Qld Arts Council sponsored "Banana Joe Show".

Alvin revels in mentoring keen pan players at home and playing at festivals and corporate gigs Aust wide.

Alvin surrounds himself with musicians that are talented, professional and entertaining. Depending on the gig requirements Alvin Rostant chooses the best line up to suit, sometimes its a percussionist, sometimes a drummer and vocals, other times its may be more steel drums or a bass guitarist. Sometimes its just  dancers, what ever the occassion Alvin delivers.

Happy music for all ocassions-guaranteed.