is both the solo performer and the assembled group of musicians he
surrounds himself with. The man is Albert Albee
Amoroso, born in Trinidad and seemingly born to make music.
As an early member of the family band, he began playing the steel
drums at the age of six, when he was so small he could curl up inside
Albert Albee with the band ISLANDSIDE
from New Hampshire.
child prodigy, he performed on Trinidad’s radio stations, including
the popular Auntie Kay show, and with several well-known
Caribbean island bands.
As its Director, he saw the school’s steel band featured in
island panoramas and steel band music festivals.
In addition, Albert is still remembered in Trinidad and Tobago
for his talent on traditional drums and his athletic skills on the
eventually realized that his future was in the United States and bravely
made the move to Boston in the 1970’s.
It wasn’t long before he was performing alongside many of New
England’s great musicians, including M. Telewa and Westley
Wirth on the bass…Bob Moses and Glen Grant on
drums…Earl Appleton and Orville Wright on
keyboards…and Fred Woodward on the guitar.
in the East Coast’s best known bands, including Island Side, Mighty
Charge, Dub Station, and Jam Down.
Plus the popular band that Albert himself organized and made
famous in the late 80’s:
sounds, including Albert’s vocals gathered a large, loyal following in
New England from Boston to Maine, and further east through Philadelphia
and all the way to Chicago.
to get warm again
2000, after several highly successful years in the region, Albert
decided he had enough of the cold north and moved himself south to
Florida, where Oceanik re-emerged as a solo act.
He is very happy with the decision, finding himself in demand by
regional hotels, clubs, and party planners including the Bal Harbour
Hotel, Loew’s Hotel (Miami), plus the Sheraton at Cypress Creek, Aruba’s
Beach Café, and Pusser’s At The Beach – all in and around Fort Lauderdale.
spiritual, gentle man, Albert Albee Amoroso lives with his wife and two
children in a quiet family community just west of Fort Lauderdale.