On behalf of Wonderland Elementary School, and The Friends of Wonderland Parent Organization …, I want to thank you again … You were absolutely fantastic, and I have had many e-mails and calls saying how much people, and the children, enjoyed your performance.

You should be proud to know that your involvement helped bring in record numbers of people to the event, and over $6,000 (after expenses) was raised for the school , which will be used for the school library, books, repairs and teachers’ aides.

I will be on the lookout for any opportunities to mention and promote Christopher Arpad – Steel Sunsations, and to pass your name and details on, here at Twentieth Century Fox, as well as amongst other colleagues who work at different studios and companies.

My heartfelt thanks,

Jacquie Perryman

VP, Creative, TV Music, Fox Music, Inc.

Reviews from YELP

On behalf of Shapiro & Company and the McKinney Downtown Association, I would like to express my sincere appreciation for performing for the McKinney Art & Jazz Fest 2003. Your performance was incredible and the feedback we received was fantastic.

Thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedule and joining us.  It was a true pleasure to work with you and I hope to work with you again.

Cara Blackmon Harting

Owner, Shapiro & Company

…When Mr. Arpad performed at our library, he was incredibly cooperative and willing to not only perform but to teach as well.  He was a fantastic performer and knew about the history of his music.  The audience loved his performance and asked to have him back as soon as possible.  We are looking forward to having him back to the Agoura Hills Library because we knew that everyone in the audience will not only enjoy his music, but also learn something about the music he plays.

Mary E Jones

Librarian, Agoura Hills Library

… I’ve known Christopher as a very talented and dependable Steel Drummer for two years.  His pleasant disposition also welcomes a very comfortable working relationship.

I manage the Helen Albert West Hollywood Farmers’ Market and both shoppers and vendors were very enthusiastic about this Steel Drumming performance.  He has been recommended continuously within our Human Resources Department and has performed at several of our city-sponsored events.  The variety of his playing styles offers something for all ages if you didn’t recognize one of his tunes, you were certainly whistling along with his next song! … and both shoppers and vendors were very enthusiastic about this Steel Drumming performance.  He has been recommended continuously within our Human Resources Department and has performed at several of our city-sponsored events.

Shirley Berry

Farmers’ Market/Community Garden’s Specialist, Helen Albert West Hollywood Farmers’ Market

Last year 2002, we engaged Mr. Arpad’s services as the live musical entertainment for a consumer show we put on each year at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium.  We had had other musical entertainers in past years, but as we’ve tried to offer something different each year, decided to hire Chris after meeting him at another event.

I must admit Chris surpassed all our expectations on several levels.  Not only is he an accomplished musician, performer, and entertainer, his music was just the thing for our event and quite a hit, but his low key, easygoing manner and upbeat personality added a very positive dimension ho his participation in our event as well.

Indeed, in assessing what we wanted to do for our event this year, we decided to bring Chris back to our event for the second straight year, without hesitation.

While our consumer event is a travel show, and we engage Chris to provide an upbeat mood and be “in the background”, a number of people were so engaged by his music that they spent much time just standing by to enjoy it.

I also don’t mean to demean the quality of Chris’s work as merely utilitarian background noise or elevator sound.  We have been lucky to meet and engage the services of a wonderful musician, whose positive outlook on life is clearly communicated thru his playing, and his music in engaging and upbeat.  We appreciate to be able to recommend him.

Dan Iives

Vice President, Travelstore

It is my pleasure to recommend to you Chris Arpad, steel drummer.  Chris is an excellent musician specializing in Caribbean island music.  His out-going personality shows through in his performance.
Audiences love him.  He excels at both small and large venues.
Chris has worked quite often through my office.  He consistently gets rave reviews.

Dave Schubach

Vice President , Musicians Union, Local 47

This is a letter of high recommendation for musician, Chris Arpad/Steel Sunsations.  The Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism, and Cayman Airways, Los Angeles, has hired Steel Sunsations for the last two years in helping to promote the Cayman Islands throughout California.
Mr. Arpad has also played for other companies on our recommendation. Mr. Arpad is a very talented person and very professional.

Connie Leong

Regional Sales Manager, Cayman Islands Dept. of Tourism

I always like sharing new discoveries with everyone especially when they work for any of our destinations.  Specifically, Chris Arpad, a one-man steel drummer is incredible for just about any event.  But his talents are not just limited to the steel drum rather a plethora of music genres.
We have used Chris now for several events and has been a great hit each time and works well especially when a client wants a large band with a small budget.

Peter Samulewiez

Sr. Sales Manager , California Leisure Consultants LA