Meet the Band!
A band for any occasion, Caribe can customize the perfect live soundtrack for your event!
Kick up your employee picnic, spice up a cocktail hour, wine-paired dinner, or casual backyard party! Caribe will create a unique ambiance for you and your guests. Our most popular and versatile ensemble is our TRIO, though we can also perform as Solo, Duo or Quartet.
Angie Tabor - pans/vocals
Steelpan musician and vocalist for the band, Angie is also the leader and founder of Caribe. Her passion for the steelpans and the music of the Caribbean was ignited in 1994 when she began playing Tenor steelpan at CSU, Long Beach. In 2011, Angie purchased a set of Double Second pans hand made by Dave Beery at Dave’s Island Instruments, davesislandinstruments.com.
She fell in love with the warm timbe of the lower range, and Double Seconds are now her primary steelpan instrument.
Caribe, first founded in Southern California in 2001, quickly become a popular and in-demand band for hire. In the Summer of 2016, Angie relocated to Port Townsend, teamed up with local bass player John Sanders and drummer Tor Brandes to launch Caribe “2.0." Since their debut performance in January 2017, they have been delighting audiences across the Olympic Peninsula and beyond with their fresh island vibes, performing at major events such as Port Townsend’s Old School 4th of July and Wooden Boat Festival, Jefferson County’s “All-County Picnic,” Sequim’s Lavender and Irrigations Festivals, Sequim's Music in the Park concert series, Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, Chimacum’s Interdependence Day Celebration, Coyle Concerts in the Woods, Bainbridge Island’s Music on the Green and more. Performance venues have included Finnriver Farm & Cidery, The Pourhouse, PT Brewing Co., Disco Bay Detour, Marrowstone Vineyards, Camaraderie Wine Cellars, Wind Rose Wine Cellars, Northwest Maritime Center, Uptown Pub. They also perform regularly for private & corporate events (such as Boeing, Microsoft, Aegis, Schneider Financial, Industrious, etc), celebrations and weddings.
In October of 2017, Angie launched the Port Townsend Steel Bands - the first-ever community-based steel band on the Peninsula. Meeting once a week for 8 weeks, we learn fun songs, then perform in the community. PTSB has more than 10 members, and is growing fast! Find out more about PTSB at PTSteelBands.com.
Angie can also be heard performing with other groups on drum set and percussion, and has traveled across the US and around the globe to play music. She also maintains a studio of private students on drum set, steelpans, marimba, hand percussion and ukulele.
John Sanders - bass
John Sanders has performed at festivals throughout the Northwest. Playing in a variety of combos, he has had the opportunity to share the stage with several talented musicians. NW Blues great John “Scooch” Cugno, Jazz Vibraphonist Rickey Kelly, Zimbabwe Marimba player Linc Mkwananzi, just to name a few. Currently, he performs with Caribe, and is the resident bassist for the Peninsula Community College Jazz Ensemble. He also plays Tenor, Doubles Seconds, Triple Cello and Jumblie Jam in the Port Townsend Steel Band. When he’s not performing, John loves to snorkel in the Caribbean with his wife Heather and their son Jediah.
Tor Brandes - drums
coming soon … !