Check DSB at the Belly up Tavern, Solana Beach, Ca
Adrian Ahearn leads an amazing group of musicians from the US and all over the Caribbean: highly skilled, highly decorated (Grammy's and Grammy nominations, San Diego Music Awards, etc...), humble and happy artists!
We offer solos, duos, and trio steel drum bands to full bands (up to 10 musicians) plus Caribbean Dancers. The price is based on the number of artists employed and the length of time of the service.
We also offer our dynamite Reggae band, Fried Bananas! See the videos below.
Adrian Ahearn is the Musical/Creative Director of Dylan's Steel Band and Fried Bananas. Bring the fun, relaxing vibes to your party! Adrian is an accomplished singer, steel drummer (tenor, double guitar, and bass pan), guitarist (acoustic and electric) and bassist (upright and electric). He earned the degree Bachelor of Music/Jazz Studies, Bass Performance from San Diego State University in 1996. Upon graduation Adrian married his lovely wife Heather and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served in the music program at Travis AFB in Fairfield, CA. In his last year while enlisted, he was the Musical Director for his unit, Galaxy. He received the awards Outstanding Bandsman in 1999 and Airman of the Year in 2000. When he returned home to San Diego he played bass for many fine local bands, one of which won the Album of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards and a Grammy Nomination, Modern Blues in 2002.
Mr. Ahearn formed Dylan's Steel Band when his son, Dylan, was 2 years old. "I held him up to the sky and said, I work for you, kid". Dylan's Steel Band has performed up and down the west coast from San Diego to Seattle, from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Our fan base and list of happy clients grows because our goal is to exceed their expectations.
Mr. Ahearn formed Fried Bananas when he was in school at SDSU. The band toured the west coast from the Belly- Up Tavern in San Diego to the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. The FBZ were a favorite at Kirkwood in Tahoe through the '90's!
We provide soulful Caribbean music featuring the palatable sounds of the steel drum delivered with power and passion. reggae/calypso
DSB septet covering 'Everywhere Calypso' at the Marriott Marquis, San Diego, CA
DSB Sextet covering Old Town Road at the Del Mar Highlands Sky Deck
DSB sextet covering 'No Woman No Cry' at the Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA
DSB quintet performing an original composition, 'Daniel', at the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, CA
DSB quartet covering 'Three Little Birds' at the Loews Hotel and Resort, Coronado, CA
DSB jammin' at the Four Seasons Aviara, San Diego, CA!
DSB covering Audrey at the Westin Gaslamp, San Diego, CA
DSB trio covering 'Rum and Coca Cola' at the San Diego Zoo for a special event.
DSB duo covering 'Could You Be Loved' at a special event in La Mesa, CA.
DSB (solo) covering 'Here Comes the Sun' at a special event at Balboa Park, San Diego. CA
Five piece reggae band, Fried Bananas, at the San Diego House of Blues.
FBZ quintet performing Adrian's original, 'Barbados' featuring steel drums at The Hotel Del Coronado for a special event.
Fried Bananas covering 'No Woman No Cry' at Vintana featuring Adrian (bass and vocal), Tres (drums and vocal) and Norman (guitar)