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This is the second time I’ve hired Dr. D for a boat show, and it won’t be the last.  He set a great mood with his personality and music. No worries man!
Robert C., Fort Lauderdale

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Donnel was a fantastic addition to our island party.  He set the mood perfectly; we can’t wait to throw another party!!
Susan S., Miami Beach

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We are very happy that Donnel played at our party.
Ron T., Pompano Beach

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Donny is the best, hands down.  He really knows how to beat that tin pan!  I’ve been hiring him for the past two years and he’s been a true professional.  Unlike some of the musicians I’ve dealt with, he is always early.
Greg P., Davie

home imageTropical Grooves brings you the steel drum sounds you love, the rhythm that moves you. We bring the Caribbean to you! Based in sunny South Florida, Dr. D and his steel drums are for hire to play weddings, parties, corporate events, or whatever gathering you'd like to Irie-up!

Dr. D has over 10 years experience with the steel drum playing live events. For two years, he led the tenor section of the Florida Memorial Steel Ensemble, which won the World Steelband Festival in 2000. Formerly of the island band "Pan Paradise," Dr. D has made a name for himself in the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area, performing solo at the area's annual Rolly Roundup and headlining twice a month at the Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Dr. D (or Donnel as he is also known) is synonymous with reliable, professional steel-drumming, making it a point to arrive at least 1 hour early at every event.


Coral Springs

Locations We Play In:

Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton


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