Island Music

Ripsaw is the local music genre in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Dating back to the days of slavery, it has become a staple on the music scene in the islands. Ripsaw is created by scrapping a metal rod, such as a screwdriver, over a saw blade which creates a scrapping sound. To spice-up the scrapping sound local musicians add drums, a triangle, piano and a guitar to develop the perfect melody.

The Bands and Where to find them (usually)
Band Locations Week Days
Sally Greenwood Somewhere Cafe & Lounge Wednesday
Opus Thursday
Amanyara Saturday
Julian Garland Parallel23 Monday
Hemmingway’s Friday
Correy Forbes Gracie’s Cottage/Point Grace Resort Tuesday
Quinton Dean Hemmingway’s Restaurant Tuesday & Thursday
Noel Browne Pelican Bay Restaurant & Bar Wednesday
Elroy Simmons Parallel23 Wednesday
Barbara Johnson Somewhere Cafe & Lounge Friday
Gordon Lightbourne Parallel23 Friday
Perry Delancy Opus Friday
Tess Parallel23 Saturday
Live Island Music The Vix Saturday
Live Music The Deck Seven Stars Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
Bugaloo’s Bar Crawl Sunday, Friday, Saturday
Pelican Bay Restaurant Sunday & Friday
Cabana Beach Bar/Grill Sunday & Monday, Friday
Grace’s Cottage Tuesday
Somewhere Cafe & Lounge Thursday
Solana! Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Live Music w/Steel Band Hemmingway’s Restaurant Monday
DJ Music & Dancing Stella Lounge & Bar Friday
Chinson Grill Shack Friday
Danny Bouy’s Friday & Saturday
JoJo’s Cafe at Windsong Saturday
Correy Forbes duo Meridian Club Saturday’s
Night Clubs – Turks & Caicos Islands
Sandbar In the heart of Grace Bay, Grace Bay Rd, Providenciales
Club 2005 Down Town, Five Cays Road, Providenciales
Danny Buoy’s Pub Sports Bar, Salt Mills area, Grace Bay Rd, Providenciales


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Turks & Caicos Musicians & Bands
Fingersmith Smooth Caribbean Jazz. Providenciales
Soul Redemption Blended Jazz & Soul. Providenciales
Sally Greenwood Providenciales
Bowen Arrow Rock & Soul
Stanley Roots Raaggae Vibe
BlaKouT Entertainment Local Rap group. Contact Eustace Swan: 649-332-1671/649-231-6559
Lovey Forbes His brand is called “Combina Music” to describe the new mix of Ripsaw and popular foreign music, but still maintaining the true Turks and Caicos music heritage. Phone: 649-941-3155
H. J. Robinson
High School
Steel Drum Band
Caribbean Music. Contact: 649-946-2317 – Grand Turk
Provo Primary
Steel Drum Band
Contact: 941-5638
“Sweet Fingers” Rip Saw, Pop, Blues and original songs, but its still Caribbean music with a flair. For bookings call Anna Bourne, 231-3293 or Herbie Swan at, 242-3139
Correy Forbes
& the Rakooneers
Correy Forbes and the Lively Rakooneers can be booked at tel: 649-231-0450, 243-1062 email:
Sagittarius Band Island music at its best. Contact Winston Jennings:649-243-1296
Cactus Band Contact Daln Joseph on: 649-241-1038
DMS Reggae Band Contacts Seijko: 649-241-3112/ R. Gardiner: 649-946-4652
Tropical Soul Playing dinner music and more. Contact Max Clare on: 649-241-6575
One-Man Band Paul Roberts, contact him on: 649-231-2490
Tropical Impulse One-man band, feel the Caribbean music!! Contact him: 649-231-4223
The Force Non stop dancing, and true Island beat. Contact Lee Forbes: 649-241-6808
The Sounds of Sax Soloist saxophone music for weddings and cocktail parties, call Jervone Laporte : 649-231-0001
Junkanoo Band Contact Kitchner Penn 649-242-4528
Barbara Johnson Cabaret Performance – contact: 649-242-7000
Marvin Handfield Cabaret Performance
Radical Brethren Contact Sean Camp: 649-231-3696
Gospel Pioneer Contact Sonny Forbes on: 649-231-0658
Julian Garland Soloist, gospel music. Call: 649-241-8435
King Yellow Solo reggae artist. Contact: 649-231-1166
Kaz Hall Solo artist. Contact number: 649-241-5760
Rip Saw Contact Dennis “foots” Penn: 649-242-5904 or David Bowen: 649-242-5278
High Tide High Tide is an original island rake & scrape band that can keep you on the dance floor all night, but we also offer a classic songlist of rock,pop, reggae and good times music for all. Contact Mitch Rolling at 241-7869
– Grand Turk
Soul Redemption For a diverse palate – Jazz, Soul, Pop and Oldies. Contact Shara Goldsmith: 649-244-1103 or David Bowen: 649-242-5278. Email: or
“We Funk” Junkanoo Band Contact Kitch Penn: 649-242-4528
Other Entertainment- Turks & Caicos Islands
maskanoo1 TCI MASKANOO The masquerade parade celebration hosted by the Cultural and Arts Commission the Turks and Caicos Islands Tourism and Hotel Association in Grace Bay on Boxing Day -December 26
tuca The TUCA CULTURAL GROUP The group performs folk dances in the National Costume since 2001. Their folkloric show display the folk music, songs and dances of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Contact the Culture & Arts Commission at: 649-941-8434 or David Bowen: 649-242-5278
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Birthdays, Weddings, Graduations, Anniversaries – You name it, we can make it special! See our web page for details
turks and caicos - middle caicos MIDDLE CAICOS SAILING ASSOCIATION Let us entertain you at your next event – Model sailboat races, fun to watch and even more fun to participate.
island music JUNKANOO In costumes they dance to the rhythm of the goatskin drums, cowbells and other handmade percussion instruments. The costumes have become elaborate, depicting different themes and characters.
Turks & Caicos Friends of the Arts Foundation
Enhancing appreciation for the fine arts. TCFAF. For information call 649-941-4617.
Masquerade Troupe For traditional Turks & Caicos Junkanoo. Contact the Culture & Arts Commission at: 649-941-8434
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Turks & Caicos Islands Event Venues
Williams Auditorium South Dock Rd, Providenciales. Tel: 649-941-3424/231-0298
Brayton Hall Off Leeward Hwy, Venetian Rd . Providenciales. Tel: 649-941-3333
Yellowman & Sons Auditorium Grand Turk
Bambara Beach Middle Caicos
Dora Robinson Primary School Middle Caicos
Regatta Village South Caicos
Salt Shed Salt Cay
Horse Stable Beach North Caicos
Production Management – Events, Concerts, Conventions, Box Office