Welcome to SPIRIT OF CALYPSO

 

SUNDAY, May 11th  5-8pm  THE SISTER, 1554 Queen St.West, Toronto

 

Look out for SHAK SHAK at the Sister every second Sunday of the month.

Toronto's only roots Calypso band, SHAK SHAK features Roger Gibbs (vox, guitar), Chris Wilson (keys, a.sax, accordion), Jim Bish (t. sax, flute, clarinet), Wes Neal (upright bass).

 

NO COVER!

 

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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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"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.

 

NOW AVAILABLE ON

iTunes         Amazon          Rhapsody

www.itunes.com        www.amazon.com         www.rhapsody.com

 

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

 


 

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CALYPSO TENTS MUSIC SERIES -  The Professionals

Saturdays,  June16th, 23rd, 30th, and July 7th

Calypso Central, 25 Cecil St., Toronto

Showtime:  8pm

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SHAK SHAK is house band for the Professionals Calypso Tent.

 

Beginner    Dick Lochan    Crooner    Macomere Fifi    Web    Panman Pat

Mr. Wonderful   Connector           Special Guest: Mahayah

 

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, Henry King iron, timbales.

 

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COMING SOON.......!!!

Scotiabank CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL TORONTO's 2012 Annual Gala

Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex, 25 British Columbia Road, Exhibition Place, Toronto

Friday, July 27th, 2012        8:00 pm

 

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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.