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With hundreds of steel drum events and weddings played, Donnel Beckles has had many happy customers. To read reviews off Donnels weddings and parties please see the customer testimonials below. From steel drum weddings and special events, Donnel will impress you with his reggae, calypso and patriotic and latin rhythms.

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

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

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

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

Dr. D is the MAN!  Exceeded our expectations, we will definitely have him back to perform at our home :)
Karina M., West Palm Beach

From booking to performance, dealing with Donnel was the most painless element of my wedding.  He really did an amazing job.  I asked him to play a classical song from Black Swan and he played it beautifully.  My friends can’t stop talking about it, it made my day even more special. Thanks D!
Miranda, Delray Beach

We had an outdoor event at our church, and one of our members suggested you.  Your song selection was very appropriate for the crowd.  We really appreciated that you came an hour early, since we had to move you from where we originally wanted you to set up. Went off without a hitch, I highly recommend him!
Barb, St. Andrews Presbyterian, Ft. Lauderdale

All I can say is wow!!  I book steel drummers regularly at hotels in the Bahamas, but none of them compare to Dr. D.  When I first heard him at the Miami Boat Show, I couldn’t believe that he was actually playing live!  He makes that drum sing!!
Jim, Nassau

I first heard Donnel play when a friend passed on one of his CD’s.  I love Bob Marley, he plays a lot of Bob Marley.  He’s even better live.  Very professional and friendly.  Not to mention tall!
Jamie, Vero Beach

Donnel and his band played happy hour at my hotel, they were the life of the party.
D. Crandall, Deerfield Beach Embassy Suites

Donnel and Aaron were great, lots of fun at my beachside party!
Andrew Z., Palm Beach Shores

Tropical Grooves (the five piece band) rocked the reggae night at The Terrace!  Donnel stood out as the lead singer/steel drummer :)
Tammy, Miami Beach

Donnel is my favorite steel drummer.  He always shows up on time with a great attitude.
H, Hollywood

All my friends were surprised when they showed up to my pool party to find Dr. D playing island music!  It REALLY made the party.  Thx again!
Paul, Parkland

My Miami wedding stood out because of Donnel.  He played Canon in D while I walked down the aisle, it was beautiful.
Jane, Miami Beach

Sugar Bum Sugar Bum Bum! Tropical Grooves bless up the party, all night long!
Aloysius, Key Largo