Dobson’s wanderlust and musical passion can be heard on his self-produced CD Caribbean Steel Drum Party. Dobson and his musicians perform exuberant salsa, samba…, reggae…, rock…, jazz (a salsafied version of John Coltrane’s ‘Giant Steps’), and Baroque…
Patricia L. Herlevi, Skagit Valley Herald
Ian Dobson's Pan Leggo is a fun and energetic band that can't help but make you happy!
Robert Smith, National Public Radio Correspondent
Hello! I want to express a sincere thank you for playing at the Olympia library today. My son was there with his camp, Camp Ausome. This camp provides care and speech services for children with autism. My son absolutely LOVED your show and music really resonates with him. He’s non verbal and sometimes it’s hard to know what he truly enjoys, but your music was a HUGE HIT with my little guy. A sincere thank you!!
Do you have any upcoming events near Olympia? I want to bring my son so he can hear you play again.
Leah, 7/2018, Olympia Library
I want to thank you so very much for performing at the 2018 Covington Days Festival. The crowd loved you. You did an amazing job with the kids and was a great addition to this year’s festival. I would like to have you back in the future.
Pat Patterson, 7/2018, Recreation and Cultural Arts Manager, Covington Parks and Recreation
Thank you Ian! You were great!! I loved the interaction with the crowd…very well done!
Cara Brown, 7/2014, Seattle Parks
It was an absolute pleasure to have you at our event again this year. You are a true professional and your ability to liven up the crowd is wonderful.
Malik Pirani, 8/2014, Chairman, Seattle Partnership in Action Golf Tournament
Hi Ian, Thank you so much. Everyone really enjoyed it – even the guests in the building up the hill! Thank you, too, a MILLION for saving the day with the microphone. Sheesh.
Safe travels – and I’ll definitely recommend you when I hear of someone wanting to hear some excellent music.
Stacey Genzlinger, 8/2014, Events Manager, Providence St. Peter Foundation, Olympia, WA
Hi, I just loved your performance yesterday. It was so full of energy! I felt so uplifted. You engaged the audience beautifully. We received good feed back. You are so talented. Thanks so much. Sincerely, Bonnie
Bonnie Komar, 10/2013, Federal Way Women's Club
Thank you so much for providing the music for our Evening in the Garden. We had many very positive comments about your music and we were all very pleased that you could join us.
Your music added just the right touch to our jungle theme this year. We would highly recommend you to others as a performer that will add just the right touch to a party or other event.
Katie Swickard, 8/2013, Program Manager and Outreach Coordinator, Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden
Thanks Ian – we had a blast and having you at the party was the extra special bonus I was hoping for!
Jaime Quick, 6/2013, Backyard Birthday Party, Ballard, WA
I wanted to write and thank you for providing a delightful evening for the supper club and for the dining room help staff. You have been one of the most popular entertainers we have ever had. Everyone is commenting. They loved the steel drums, all the audience involvement. Going under the bar was a real hit. One of our members is in his nineties and has suffered with skin cancer about the head and face. He has skin grafts to the point that he looks grotesque but his spirit shines through and he is very animated and loved.
About ten feet away from the bar he began to sway and swing, holding onto his cane for balance and he danced his way up and under the bar, smiling and laughing all the way. It was terrific to see him so happy and involved.
Many have asked to have you booked again. The owner of the restaurant told me that they have had steel drummers entertain in the dining room before but it was never a hit until you arrived.
We will certainly book you again! Many thanks for a great evening of music and sharing yourself. I can close my eyes and still hear the steel drums playing.
Leah Star, 9/27/2012, Panorama Village Supper Club, Lacey, WA
Fantastic performance last summer!
Kirstin Muelle, youth services librarian for Downtown Bremerton Library in Kitsap Regional Libraries, 9/2012, Bremerton, WA
You sir are an outstanding performer who can grab the kids and crowds attention at any time. It truly does take a lot as a musician and individual to keep the crowd fully engaged the entire time and YOU do that with out a hitch GREAT JOB !!!!!!
Boone Wallace, Owner & Videographer, Boone Videography, Longview, WA