Imagine you are on a Caribbean cruise. As you watch the setting sun, a warm breeze blows echoing the island melodies of the steel pan.
Island Breeze is a duo comprised of Kelley B. on keyboards, vocals & trumpet and Becky Bass on steel pan and vocals. They perform fun reggae, calypso and popular tunes as well as original music for a variety of occasions. Together Becky and Kelley B. make an amazing classy combination of talent and good vibes that transports you to the Caribbean.
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Island Breeze is a duo comprised of Kelley B. on keyboards, vocals & trumpet and Becky Bass on steel pan and vocals. They perform fun reggae, calypso and popular tunes as well as original music for a variety of occasions. The group was created by inspiration from fans and clients, as a counterpart to Kelley’s band Hot Like Fire and fulfilling many requests for steel pan 15 years ago. Together Becky and Kelley B. make an amazing combination of talent and good vibes that transports you to the Caribbean.
Island Breeze is the perfect choice for small clubs, patios and island-themed events/venues. In addition… for dance oriented events and clubs, Island Breeze can raise the excitement by singing or adding more musicians.
Get to know Kelley B. -keys, trumpet & vocals
A native of Agawam, Massachusetts and a graduate of Berklee College of Music, Kelley has spent considerable time playing on the island of Trinidad and has toured the Caribbean as a trumpet player with renown soca bands such as Atlantik, Machel Montano and Spektakula calypso tent. She has backed up pretty much every reknown calypsonian for the past 20 years.
Leader, trumpet player and vocalist for Boston’s award-winning reggae band Hot Like Fire, with four CDs and 25 years of experience under her belt, her brand new CD ‘More Trumpet’ has just been released after numerous requests for a CD with yes…more trumpet! It’s a collection of reggae, soca and world flavored tunes for your trumpeting pleasure! Produced by Matt Jenson and recorded with Boston’s top Caribbean musicians.
As a full-time musician she handles all the booking and managing for Island Breeze and Hot Like Fire.Kelley B. is an exciting and hot performer and keeps the audience calling for more. Just wait ’till you see her blow dat horn!
Her new CD “More Trumpet” is now available HERE
Becky Bass -steel pan & vocals
Hailing from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Becky Bass comes from a long line of Caribbean musical artists. Her father, Bill Bass, known as the top steel pannist in the USVI. She is a 2013 graduate of Brown University in Theatre Arts & Performance Studies, an Award Winning recording artist, steel pannist, vocalist, actress & music/theatre educator. She specializes in Caribbean Soul, Reggae, Jazz, R&B & Gospel. A naturally talented pannist and performer and whoa, this girl can sing!
Together Becky and Kelley B. make an amazing combination that transports you to the Caribbean.
Island Breeze is available as a trio or more on request. Please inquire also about combining Island Breeze and Hot Like Fire.
Listen to mp3 links here
Pimpers Paradise- Bob Marley’s Pimpers Paradise performed by Island Breeze duo
Hot Hot Hot- Undoubtedly the most famous of all calypso tunes. Originally written and recorded by Arrow from the island of Monserrat but made famous in America by Buster Poindexter.