After performing with his Steel Drum Symphony, "Pan Connection", for over 10 years Shamel decided to continue pursuing his passion as a solo artist. Now playing the steel drums for over 26 years, his passion stills radiates an energetic yet relaxing Caribbean Presence. History reflects that Trinidad and Tobago are the originators of the steel drum instrument. Mello was born in St. Croix US Virgin Islands into a Trinidadian family which gives him a diverse Caribbean culture. Loving the steel drums and reggae music gives him the diversity to display the steel drum with reggae vocals. He was trained by Trinidad natives, Arranger and composer Michael Belgrave and currently an apprentice of local Tampa Bay steel drum legend Mr. Kirby Rampart (who arranges, composes and has performed locally for over 50 years.) This not only equips Mello with the ability to navigate his instrument. But it also provides a background and history of the origination of the steel drum and its legends. With an extensive background with the steel drum, backed by his REGGAE VOCALS and the ability to MC and DJ he will give you an authentic musical display and A TRUE TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN!!!
Mello Vibes Entertainment is a 1 one man or 2 piece steel drum band with a talented musician who play the guitar. Combined with 40 years of professional playing experience, Mello's band members provide a solid musical accompany and foundation. With music in his soul Mello Vibes has been a DJ for the past 10 years for many events with his experience in weddings. His DJ genres include: Top 40, Pop, Alternative, Hop Hop, Rhythm & Blues, Country, Electro, Reggae, Soca, Jazz and many many , play the steel drum and DJ has qualified Mello Vibes as your "One Stop Music Shop"
Your event is special!! Mello and his friends are COURTEOUS AND PROFESSIONAL, AND WILL PUT THE SWEET SOUNDS OF THE CARIBBEAN INTO YOUR ATMOSPHERE !!!!!
Whether you are having a wedding, birthday party or corporate event Mello Vibes Entertainment will compliment your social occasion. A "LIGHT SHOW" can also be provided adding a beautiful flair of colors to all night events. (feel free to inquire)
REMEMBER, THERE'S NO PARTY LIKE A CARIBBEAN PARTY!!! - ONE LOVE!!!