Blazing their way through the musical world, Dominican based band ‘Ti Orkest” ( meaning little Orchestra) was established in December 2010.
A strong blend of musical talent, musicians stay true to the band’s title, operating like an orchestra.
Persistence, accuracy and dedication drives members Creig Henry (band manager), Dexter Ulysses (bass guitarist), Stanton Guiste (Lead guitarist) Carlos Williams (male vocalist),Shalina Samuel and Melinda Ulysses (female vocalists) Gerant Guiste and Bernet Serrant (Keyboardist), Vernandra Christian ( drummer) to continuously strive to be the best.
With experiences based on carnival performances in Mahaut and La Plane, promotional co-operate events at LIME Dominica, and with Kubuli at Mero beach, and requested performances at local businesses such as Ma Boyd’s (Kubuli) Bar, The Banana Tree (Formerly known as Garage) and Isho’s bar, the Girl’s Night Out: Macka Diamond ( Where the band was the only live band on the line up), Fort Young’s Jazz n Creole on May17th , the ICT festival on the 4th of July,The Carib Beer rebranding (which airs on Tempo Caribbean),feasts and festivals including our most recent performance at the 2013 Creole in the Park and The World Creole Music Festival,and the Colihaut Eat Fish Nights, the band has proven its ability to be versatile.
Apart from inescapable roots in the local genres of Bouyon and Cadence,an insatiable thirst for music propels each member of the band to persistently dabble in almost every genre of music, From Reggae and sweet Kompas, all the way to Classical and House Music, Ti Orkest truly has “Different strokes for different folks”. Infact the band has just released an original soca composition entitled” Handle It”
The band works towards being an irreplaceable, refreshing and powerful icon, at the forefront of the music industry, bringing people together, touching every corner of the globe and doing what they love! The band does not indulge in obscenity and indecent language or lyrical content, and reflects dignity and pride in its appearance and disposition.
Finally the band promises to always emit that “feel good vibe” from our unique sound.
Ti Orkest, the future is in our music.