Welcome to SPIRIT OF CALYPSO

 

Join me for a special FREE concert to kick off Black History Month.

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DECEMBER's FEATURED VIDEOS click below: 

 

Ol' Time Calypso, 'live' at Richmond Hill centre for Performing Arts

 Jim Bish flute, Anthony Pierre congas, Roger Gibbs lead vox, guitar, Wes Neal bass

 

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Christmas Party at the Sister

21st December 5-8pm

The Liquidaires

Jim Bish, Chris Wilson, Mark Matthews, Jeff Wilson, Carey West, Marc DeVos,

Kevin Barrtett, Roger Gibbs.... with special appearance by Panman Pat McNeilly!

THANKS for a wonderful time.... wishing you all good health and good time in 2015.

Thanks for the pic, Reissa.   xox

 

LIQUIDAIRES music CLICK HERE:   http://music.cbc.ca/#!/artists/THE-LIQUIDAIRES

 

 

NOVEMBER's FEATURED VIDEO click below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltT5fWl-Dt4

 

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5:00 - 8:00 pm SUNDAY, October 26th @ the Sister

1554 Queen St. West, Toronto

 

ROGER GIBBS - vocals, guitar  CHRIS WILSON - accordion, a. sax, keys

JIM BISH - t.sax, flute, clarinet  TONY PIERRE - congas, perc.  WES NEAL - ac. bass

PANMAN PAT McNEILLY - steelpan

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OCTOBER's FEATURED VIDEO click below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K88AXS-ZnPQ

'Sixty-seven' (A. Roberts) Roger Gibbs on guitar.

 

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Coming in 2015................!!

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  Mo'Banja

An a cappella quartet that sings peppy arrangements of calypso, soca, reggae & a variety of World music. The group recently debuted at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts and is Beverley Brathwaite, Susan Grogan, Charles Waterman and Roger Gibbs.

 

Here's a clip put together by videographer Tim Harry using footage from our Richmond performnce. 

Mo'Banja music CLICK HERE: 'Dr. Cassandra' (A. Carter) by Mo'Banja

For more info on Mo'Banja's GO TO:  https://www.facebook.com/mobanja?ref=br_tf

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QUEEN ST. WEST ART CRAWL

SUNDAY, Sept. 14th  5-6pm

Queen St. West @ Crawford St., Trinity-Bellwoods Park

Shak Shak & Special Guest: Panman Pat McNeilly

 http://www.queenwestartcrawl.com/performancezone 

 

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SEPTEMBER's FEATURED VIDEO click below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIHBg-hkEDU

'What Ah Kadooment' (Sach Moore) on BEST OF BARBADOS (1979) sung by Roger Gibbs.

 


 

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THE PROFESSIONALS CALYPSO TENT

 

Saturdays,  June13th, 20th, 27th, and July 4th

 

Calypso Central, 25 Cecil St., Toronto    8pm
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SHAK SHAK at the Professionals Calypso Tent featuring singers:

Beginner   Dick Lochan   Crooner    Macomere Fifi   

Web    Panman Pat   Mr. Wonderful   Connector          

      Special Guest: Masada

 

Roger Gibbs vocals and guitar, Chris Wilson alto sax, accordion, keys, Jim Bish tenor sax, Nicole Rampersaud  trumpet, Oswald James  trombone, Don Stewart bass, Gareth Burgess drums, Jeffrey Walcott congas, Ron D'Vignes iron, timbales.

 

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        Roger Gibbs               Don Stewart              Ron D'Vignes        Jamesy, Connector and Bish

 

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   Gareth Burgess             Chris Wilson (Mus. Dir.)            Jeff Walcott          Nicole Rampersaud

 

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 Macomere Fifi                  Joannie Davis                 Curtis                  Panman Pat McNeilly

 

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 JULY's FEATURED VIDEO click below: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKHzyU8EKnc

A look back to 2007 with 'Caribana Turn Forty' (Roger Gibbs), FESTIVAL FEVER, produced by Ossie Gurley.

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SHAK SHAK at Toronto Main Reference Library.

Not in picture (Chris Wilson, Jim Bish, Wes Neal)

Jeff Walcott (iron)              Roger Gibbs (guitar/vocal)                Anthony Pierre (congas, perc.)

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SUNDAY, Feb. 9th  5-8pm  THE SISTER, 1554 Queen St.West, Toronto

Happy February, music lovers! See, it just doesn't sound right, does it? Happy February? Puhleese!

As you know (since you are a music lover), there is a possible way to reconcile this
darkest of months with that happy feeling you left behind in September.
And that way is . . . Listen to some live CALYPSO and ACOUSTIC CARIBBEAN music!!
Better yet, sit and relax (or shake yuh tail if it suits you!) at a fine venue
that features cold drink and warm food and great people . . . like YOU..!!

 

SHAK SHAK  SUNDAY, Feb. 9th  5-8pm
THE SISTER, 1554 Queen St. West http://www.thesister.ca/   No cover!!

Bring your family, bring your friends. We'll see you there!

 

Roger Gibbs - lead vox, guitar
Chris Wilson, alto sax, accordion
Jim Bish - tenor sax, flute
Wes Neal - acoustic bass

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Photo by Jenny Baboolal

Get your copy of

new CD "Hot So" with

SHAK SHAK!

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA1toxg0MEY

 

 

"HOT SO" Roger Gibbs & Shak Shak

 

 

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11 Calypso and Caribbean Acoustic songs featuring Chris Wilson - tenor sax, accordion, keys, Jim Bish - alto sax, flutes, clarinet, Wes Neal - acoustic bass, Sammy Clarke - congas, percussion, Gareth Burgess - steelpan, drum kit.

 

Recorded and Mastered in Toronto, ON. Produced by Tom Graham and Roger Gibbs. Special thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.

 

New Canadian Music review:  http://www.newcanadianmusic.ca/releases/h/hot-so/roger-gibbs/2013-02-06

 

TORONTO CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL  2012 Annual Gala

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Friday, July 27th, 2012    

 

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The Toronto Caribbean Carnival honours three individuals each year for their role in the

Carnival Arts - Mas', steelpan, and calypso. Roger received the Calypso Award for outstanding

contribution to the development of the art form in Canada.

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Roger Gibbs is a Toronto-based singer / guitarist who performs Caribbean Acoustic and Calypso. He has released two CDs - "Spirit of Calypso" and "Calypso Classics on Guitar".

For bookings call (416) 484-6914 or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (ROGERunderscoreGIBBS)

 

“I am the Spirit of Calypso music
Been around since the dawn of time
Watching over you and kind........”

 

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NamePlay Length
Ogun Belele

2:00 min
Sam the Guitar Man

2:00 min
Sixty-seven

2:00 min
Spirit of Calypso

2:00 min

 

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SHAK-SHAK is a Calypso and Caribbean Acoustic band whose music pays tribute to classic Calypso repertoire through the years.  Led by Barbadian-born Roger Gibbs and multi-talented musician and ethnomusicologist Chris Wilson, SHAK SHAK brings a genuine taste of the seductive rhythms and melodies that made Calypso a worldwide phenomenom.

 

Classic Calypso songs by Mighty Sparrow, Lord Kitchener and others Trinidad greats, SHAK SHAK adds Roger and Chris's original songs. SHAK SHAK also reworks Caribbean folk songs and gives them a new twist.

 

For booking call (416) 484-6914 or (416) 948-3847.