Coral Reefer Band

Robert Greenidge

Robert was born and raised on the island of Trinidad. He started playing steel drums when he was 8 years old. Robert has become one of the most successful steel drum players in the world and has performed with Taj Mahal, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Harry Nilsson, Brian Wilson, Barry Manilow, and Earth Wind and Fire.

Robert met Jimmy Buffett during the recording of the album ‘One Particular Harbour’. On that album he played on two songs, ‘One Particular Harbour’ and ‘Brown Eyed Girl’. He has been with the Coral Reefer Band since.

He also plays along with Michael Utley in the band ‘Club Trini’. The have release several album together including ‘Mad Music’, ‘Jubilee Heat’, ‘Club Trini’, ‘Club Trini – Back in Town’, and ‘Late Night Menu – Club Trini Live’

An interview with Robert and Michael Utley (Club Trini) is available at Time After Island Time – On Demand

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Album Credits (Jimmy Buffett albums)
Year Album Title Credit Notes
1983 One Particular Harbour Steel Drums
1984 Riddles In The Sand Steel Drums
1985 Last Mango In Paris Steel Drums, Percussion
1986 Floridays Steel Drums and Timbales
1988 Hot Water Steel Drums
1989 Off To See The Lizard Steel Drums
1990 Feeding Frenzy Steel Drums & Percussion
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Steel Drums on Middle of the Night and Money Back Guarantee
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Steel drums & percussion on Everlasting Moon
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Steel Drums on Take It Back
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Steel Drums on Christmas in the Caribbean
1992 Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads Steel Drums on Love and Luck
1994 Fruitcakes Steel Drums, Percussion
1995 Barometer Soup Steel Drums & Percussion
1996 Banana Wind Steel Drums & Percussion
1996 Christmas Island Steel Drums & Percussion
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Steel Drums, Gilbert
1999 Beach House on the Moon Steel Drums
1999 Buffett Live – Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Steel Drums
2002 Far Side Of The World Steel Drums, Timbales
2003 Meet Me In Margaritaville Steel Drums, Timbales
2003 Live in Auburn, WA Steel Drums
2003 Live in Las Vegas, NV Steel Drums
2004 Live in Mansfield, MA Steel Drums
2004 Live in Cincinnati, OH Steel Drums
2004 License to Chill Steel Drums, Timbales
2005 Live In Hawaii Steel Drums
2005 Live at Fenway Park Steel Drums
2006 Hoot (Movie Soundtrack) Steel Drums
2006 Live at Wrigley Field (DVD) Steel Drums
2006 Take the Weather With You Steel Drums, Timbales
2006 Live At Wrigley Field (CD) Steel Drums
2007 Live at Texas Stadium Steel Drums, Timbales Coral Reefer Band
2007 Live in Anguilla Steel Drums

Tours (with the Coral Reefer Band)
Year Tour Name Credit Notes
1983 Somewhere Over China Tour Steel Drums
1984 Feeding Frenzy Tour Steel Drums
1985 Sleepless Knights Tour Steel Drums
1986 Floridays Tour Steel Drums
1986 World Tour of Florida Steel Drums
1987 A Pirate Looks At Forty Tour Steel Drums
1988 Cheap Vacation Tour Steel Drums
1988 Hot Water Tour Steel Drums
1989 Off To See The Lizard Tour Steel Drums
1990 Jimmy’s Jump Up Tour Steel Drums
1991 Outpost Tour Steel Drums
1992 Recession Recess Tour Steel Drums
1993 Chameleon Caravan Tour Steel Drums
1994 Fruitcakes Tour Steel Drums
1995 Domino College Tour Steel Drums
1996 Banana Wind Tour Steel Drums
1997 Havana Daydreamin’ Tour Steel Drums
1998 Don’t Stop The Carnival Tour Steel Drums
1999 Beach House On The Moon Tour Steel Drums
2000 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays Tour Steel Drums
2001 A Beach Odyssey Tour Steel Drums
2002 Far Side of the World Tour Steel Drums
2003 Tiki Time Tour Steel Drums
2004 License To Chill Tour Steel Drums
2005 A Salty Piece Of Land Tour Steel Drums
2006 Party At The End Of The World Tour Steel Drums
2007 Bama Breeze Tour Steel Drums
2008 The Year of Still Here Tour Steel Drums
2009 Summerzcool Tour Steel Drums
Special Appearances
Date Show Info Credit Notes

Solo and Other Albums

Year Album Title  
From the Heart
Margaritaville Cafe: Late Night Live
Back in Town
Club Trini
It’s Christmas Mon! Steel Pan Music Christmas
Mad Music