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The Coffs Harbour City Council has been pleased to have the very professional, very entertaining Mr Alvin Rostant and his Caribbean Latino Afro Band present at our annual Multicutural Harmony Festival since it's inception in 2008. They have delighted audiences over this time and always maintained a professional manner in preparing and performing at the event. We are pleased to support them in their prefessional and artist endovours in the future.

Susan Clarke Community Services

January 2014


"Banana Joe aka Alvin is a wanted man. He is wanted for telling to many good stories and too much singing and having too much fun doing the conga line...isn't he kids?"

Ruth S. Graceville.



I highly recommend you book Alvin to entertain your families and schooL community at the St Francis Xavier Primary School Goodna Day because he is awesome and our families absolutely love him.

St James College booked him for their Welcome Back Sausage Sizzle in February 2012 and they were very impressed.

Fiona said that this was the first St James Sausage Sizzle that had a family/community atmosphere thanks to Alvin and they received lots of positive feedback from everyone on his performance. Alvin gets everyone involved and even gets the parents up and dancing with their children.

Agnes. Parenst and friends Assoc. St Marks catholic College.



Alvin was spectacular!!! Totally made the wedding perfect. Everyone loved him!!! Please pass on my thanks for doing such an amazing job, and learning the extra music.

K.Gardner. The Bride. Perth

May 2012



5th May 2012.

Mr James E. Brown.Musician,JEBCO- electronic everything, welder, Darwin NT

"Man hes tell Alvin hes the most refreshing musician to come to Darwin since I been here. You know I played  all over, everywhere, Memphis, New York, recordings and all that stuff........but man this guy ( Alvin), hes good you know."

"Come on over and have a glass of water"



1 May 2011

Matthew Holtz, Teacher Sanderson High School and Neo Band, Darwin, Nt.....

"We've got all these drums and a band but I d like someone to come and teach, someone who really knows whats he,s doing."



Elaine from Cabarita Beach. NSW 2.1.11

"wanted to let you know we had a fantastic day today dancing to Alvin!!. I unvited around 30 friends who came from far and wide-from Rainbow Bay, Stokers Siding, Tweed Heads and Brisbane - as I had told them how good the music was. It was amazing dancing to the reggae beat with the sea breeze and overlooking the ocean at beautiful Cabarita Beach. If you closed you eyes you were in Jamaica! We all had the best time dancing to some of the Bob Marley tunes plus some of the bands originals. Looking forward to hearing their new Cd.

When are you back in Cabarita? We desperately need some goog music down this way!



A few more testimonials have appeared on our Facebook page -"The Jahbutu Fan Club".

Just recently L. Fullerton and S. James wrote encouraging comments. Thanks guys...we love you!!



Tony Dingwell of Chapel Hill. Brisbane. Nov 2010

"Good morniing Jane, the party on Sat nite was a hugh success.Alvin and Trix were fantastic and really made it happen.Everyone said it was the best party they had been to for a very long time, they all loved the music and were up dancing all night.  So please thank the guyz again for me and thank you for organising it. Hopefully we can do it all again about this time next year."



Robert Zanne, Bikinis, Briefs and Knickers on line and "Chief" Stall Oganizer at Riverside Markets.Brisbane

"You guys are the best band we have here. You engage with the audience and look after the stall holders. They Love it...."



Alan Samuels. Bowraville Ball MC and Bowraville Theatre President.12th Sept 2010

Hi Jane,

"I have just got to say that was the best night Bowraville has seen in years. Its thetalk of the town and will be for sometime I'm sure. what a great Bnad. I look forward to seeing you in the New Year." Alan Samuels (the MC).



Craig Stevenson-General Manager-Northshore and Park Ridge Taverns. Aug 10

"After a run of terrible musicians and bad music agents I cancelled all music at the Northshore Tavern in April 2010. Alvin and Jane convinced me to give a residency(every Friday night minus existing bookings)  to The Jahbutu Band. Its the best thing I've ever done. The Jahbutu Band are professional musicians, value for money, entertaining and punctual. As promised they have created a following  that can be seen on the bottom line $$$. I am now convinced that there is nothing wrong with having the same music week in week out. I am free  to concentrate on other issues involved with the business.

I highly recommend Alvin Rostant and The Jahbutu Band and now fully understand the power of weekly resident bands so long as they are professional. I even had Alvin and The Jahbutu Band play at my 40th Birthday party- a great night, the family stills talk about it!"

"Ring me if your not convinced"...quote,unquote.



Musique de la Fete

"not only are they oustanding muscians they are enteratinimg too" bystander at Kangaroo Point performance. 21/06/2010



 John Paul College, Daisy Hill.... Wed 28 April 2010

"Alvin and Mr T were incrediblely skilled and experienced with their instruments and immediatley built a supportive and encouraging rapport with hte students. They interacted with every student and ensured that each was given the opportunity to perform and be involved,also answering questions and providing information for interested students. They were both extremely professional and the equipment and resources that they provided were second to none" (quote in part)

Louise Hill. Middle School Music Teacher. John Paul College 



WOT-Monica G-H 4 Jan 2010

Hi Alvin......Here is the comments from Josie (Drug Arm)-well done and thanks."friday was great and Jahbutu wa wonderful.We had really positive feedback about thembringing a festival vibe and making the crowd feel relaxed".....cheers Monica



Rhythm and Steel Workshop

"wonderfully skilled and enthusiastic performers'

"students really enjoyed the opportunity to interact  and perforn with such unique instruments"

"students working as a team and assisting one another, sharing instruments and even dancing in the conga line"

Alvin and Trix were incredibly skilled and experienced on their instruments'

"built an encouraging and supportive rapport with students"

'highly engaging and professional workshop and cannot recommend  their services highly enough"

'thank you for inspiring us and for teaching us a little bit of calypso rhythm"

St Margarets Anglician School Music Department 


Gladstone Boat Harbour Festival 2010

'You guys were fantastic"

"headlining for 5 nights made you the talk of the town"

"see you next year"

Michelle Stafford

07 4972 5111


Jimboomba Country Markets 2009

"I recieved alot of positive  comments"

"your performance was certainly well recieved. relaxing and easy to listen to"

"not too loud for the stall holders"

Clive Shield


Jimboomba State School

Winton Outback Festival 2009

The 2009 Winton Outback Festival was fortunate  to have the Caribbean Arts Company participate and provide a live version

of their magic of the steel drums.

"added colour and exuberant Caribbean sounds"

"had large festival crowds up and dancing whenever they performed"

"providede colourful headlining acts, conducted drumming and percussion workshops, and roved thru the crowds during the

Grand Parade."

Robyn Stephens OAM



Orrcon V8 Supercar Testimonial

Stewart Smith -Orrcon Sponsorship and Events Manager- 0417 737 943

 "Orrcon contracted the Caribbean Arts Company, namely Alvin Rostant, to help give our customers "That Experience".

The Orrcon Steel Band captured the attention of V8 Supercar fans helping build brand awareness.

The Caribbean Arts Company continues to help Orrcon provide its staff, customers and VIPs with an alternative to the

average day at the race circuit"

Augathella State Primary School

Student Workshop- Benjamin Gaske- Principal 07 4654 5120

The Caribbean Arts and Entertainment Company student workshop provided our students with the experience of a lifetime.

The performers interacted with the students in an engaging and entertaining way. Every student had the opportunity to explore the variety

of instruments and then were matched with one they showed ability with, The students were then taught a peice in an encouraging and

patient manner that they performed as a group to some very surprised and happy parents and community members.

This is the second time The Caribbean Arts and Entertainment Company has performed and conducted workshops at our school and each time

the students learn a great deal about music and culture.

I recommend the company to all schools.