coming up



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







is the name of an a cappella quartet that sings 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. We  Here's a clip put together by videographer Tim Harry using footage from our Richmond performnce. 


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SUNDAY, Sept. 14th  5-6pm

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

Shak Shak & Special Guest: Panman Pat McNeilly









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


Calypso Central, 25 Cecil St., Toronto    8pm

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



 Macomere Fifi                  Joannie Davis                 Curtis                  Panman Pat McNeilly





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.)




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





Photo by Jenny Baboolal

Get your copy of

new CD "Hot So" with




"HOT SO" Roger Gibbs & Shak Shak





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


Scotiabank CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL TORONTO's 2012 Annual Gala

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Friday, July 27th, 2012    


2012 Toronto Caribbean Festival Gala   2012 Toronto Caribbean Festival Gala5


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.



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........”



NamePlay Length
Ogun Belele

2:00 min
Sam the Guitar Man

2:00 min

2:00 min
Spirit of Calypso

2:00 min







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.