Cruzanvibes Band specializes in all aspects of live music that covers a wide array of live entertainment related areas including: anniversaries, baby showers, birthdays, graduations, reunions, weddings, corporate events, and much more...
Together We Will Rock Your Party!
"Don't Worry Be Happy"
Cruzanvibes Band acquired its name from the "Band Leader" George Antoine Jr. AKA "Cruzanvibes George" an enthusiastic Bassist, Steeldrum player and Vocalist. George was born and raised on the beautiful island of St. Croix ~ A US Virgin Island; the natives of St. Croix call themselves "Cruicans" sometimes spelled "Cruzan" so "Vibes" was added for feeling happy! George is born to a family of musical talent; his mother started playing piano in church at the age of 13 along with other family members in Antigua where she is originally from. As George and his three siblings were growing up in St. Croix mom made sure all four of her children had some sort of musical encounter; George took piano, guitar and saxophone lessons and played the saxophone for St. Croix Majorettes marching band; however, his three sisters did not follow the musical path later in life.
In the mid 80's George Jr. relocated to live with his dad George Sr. in Fort Myers Florida and hung around as his dad played lead with a band called "Southwest Florida Steeldrum Band". Two years later George Sr., formed his own band called "Caribbean Stars" by this time George Sr. had taught his three younger children Harold, Linda and Michael how to play steeldrum and George Jr. played a six piece steeldrum bass. In 1991 George Sr. suffered a terrible accident that landed him in a wheelchair. While George Sr. was in recovery George Jr. picked up an electric bass guitar and continued his quest for music. After George Sr. recovered, but was wheelchair bound, they re-grouped and formed "Island Sound Reggae Steeldrum Band" and they continued playing. Shortly after Hurricane Charlie in 2004 George Jr. faded from the music scene and focused on his career as a "Crane Operator" for which he is certified.
In 2006 George met and fell in love with his beautiful wife Lorna and they wed in 2008 on the beautiful island of Antigua & Barbuda at his uncles’ hotel http://www.catamaran-antigua.com. Shortly after their marriage, Lorna encouraged George to continue his passion for music, so "Cruzanvibes" was born and guess who was there and ready to play the steeldrum? No other but dad George Sr.. His compassion and love for music was alive with him mentally, so he played as long as he physically could, in 2010 George Sr. officially retired after 60 years of playing steeldrum. Sadly in May 2013 George Sr. was called away. The passing of George Sr. touched George Jr., so in 2010 George picked up the steeldrum that his brother Harold and him bartered with and started performing solos’ for all types of events. He is so liked, he was asked to travel to a few places to perform: New York, Georgia, Lake Ozarks in Missouri, Antigua on a yacht and Jamaica for a birthday party
Along with George are his members AKA Cruzanvibes and Crew:
George ~ Bass, steeldrum & Vocalist - St. Croix
Don ~ Keyboard & Vocalist - from the twin island of Trinidad & Tobago
Ray ~ Keyboard player - from Guyanese and Trinidadian Parents
George ~ Drummer from Belize
Jose aka Panama ~ Vocalist - From Panama
Adanita Ross ~ Vocalist NY born to Bajan (Barbados) & Cuban parents.
Who are We?
We are Cruzanvibes!
Photos by: Lorna Antoine
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Carmen, Cape Coral
February 01, 2018
Glad to see you are still playing.
November 29, 2016
I was at South Str Grill in Naples on Sunday nite and was captivated with your bands variety of talent....I am a Tambourine player and also peck away at the keyboard...I'm curious to know if your keyboard player....im not sure of his name but he played two keyboards sunday night... if he teaches keys also...I'm interested in learning how to play Reggae..I'm back in Naples for the winter.. thank you for your time
Melissa , Bonita Springs, FL
July 18, 2014
I am so happy that you played at our wedding. Lorna makes you feel comfortable and at ease from the moment you speak to her. Communication was great and never had an issue. The steel drums were perfect for our beach wedding. The music just set everything off and our guests enjoyed it. You both are a great team and a pleasure to work with. I hope to do business with you again! :) Your friends, Mr. and Mrs. Rangel
Jim and Lisa, Jacaranda
August 18, 2013
Wow, great time at the Jac tonite!! Thanks for the party!!!
Kim Hagen, The Pink Shell Resort at Ft. Myers Beach
July 23, 2013
I was so pleased that I came across your site and that you were available!! We wanted that island feel for our beach wedding and the steel drums definitely set the mood. Although I did not actually get to meet you both, from the moment I spoke with Lorna on the phone, I knew I had contacted the right people:) Thank you for always getting back to me promptly and for being so kind. Thank you George and Lorna for starting the day off so positively and helping to make memories that will last a lifetime. :) The Houchins
Amanda & John Simone, Naples, FL
April 29, 2012
Thank you for playing at our wedding! It was such a beautiful sound and we got a lot of compliments from our guests! One couple even said they couldn't believe that you played Lady Gaga and how amazing it sounded! Thank you for making our day so special! We will definitely refer you in the future! Your friends, Mr. and Mrs. Simone
RudyP, Brooklyn NY
December 06, 2011
Wow well put together, you have it going Lorna, great Job.:D:D:D:D
Hopeful Ranger, LOVERS KEY STATE PARK
September 05, 2011
(H) Excited to jam to Cruzanvibes at the GREAT OUTDOOR ADVENTURE DAY on October 29th!
patti abel, Marco
July 26, 2011
Looking forward to a great time you sound great!!!!!
Michell Ingman , Florida Gulf Coast University
November 06, 2010
Awesome two hour show on campus! Students really enjoyed the "vibes" that Cruzanvibes put off on a quiet part of campus. Would DEFINITELY recommend them! (H)