Steelpan Music Legends Steelpan Arranger

Clive Bradley - Steelpan Arranger

Clive Bradley

4 November 1936 — 26 November 2005
The late Clive Bradley -
Desperadoes, Nutones, Metro, D’Radoes, Pantonic

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Panorama Championships
Trinidad & Tobago - 1970, 1976, 1977, 1983, 1998, 1999, 2000
New York - 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
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Clive Bradley (born 4 November 1936 in Port of Spain, Trinidad) - (Died November 26, 2005, at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital in Trinidad, four days after suffering a stroke.)

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Additional info below posted with special permission from the by Ronald C. Emrit - check link for updates

  • Diego Martin Boys' RC School
  • Fatima College
  • STEELBANDS: Trinidad
  • Desperadoes
  • Nutones
  • Tokyo
  • Pandemonium
    • Arranger
    CAREER:  Bradley's interest in music began while he was in high school and taught himself to play the guitar. He later learned to play the piano and landed a job with the Sonny Denner Band at the Roxy nightclub. He then joined Choy Aming's Orchestra as the pianist and started writing music for the band while learning music theory. He moved over to the Clarence Curvan Band when panist Beverly Griffith departed. Bradley became a well-known keyboard player and arranger who worked with several calypsonians, including Lord Kitchener and Lord Nelson. After a brief stay in Canada in the mid-1960s, he made his introduction to steelband music when he arranged Mighty Sparrow's "Mr. Walker" for the Desperadoes Steelband in 1968. His steelband music arrangements produced seven Panorama titles: six for Desperadoes and one for Nutones in Trinidad and Tobago Panorama. 
    • Desperadoes
    • 1970 - "Margie" (Lord Kitchener), 1st
    • 1976 - "Pan in Harmony" (Lord Kitchener), 1st
    • 1977 - "Hasely Crawford" (Lord Kitchener), 1st
    • 1978 - "Pan in the 21st Century" (Lord Kitchener), 2nd
    • 1980 - "No Pan" (Lord Kitchener), 2nd
    • 1982 - "Party" (Lord Nelson), 3rd
    • 1983 - "Rebecca" (Blue Boy), 1st
    • 1999 - "In My House" (Emanuel Synette), 1st
    • 2000 - "Picture on My Wall" (Emanuel Synette), 1st
    • 2001 - "Yuh Looking for Horn" (Mighty Shadow), 3rd
    • 1998 - "High Mas" (David Rudder), 1st
    • 1999 - "Toco Band" (Lord Kitchener), 3rd
    DIED: November 26, 2005, at the Port-of-Spain General Hospital in Trinidad, four days after suffering a stroke.
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit

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