The Sunsetters is a very rare and unique duo consisting of Derrick McDonald, singer
and drummer, and Jose
Pasquini on guitar. It doesn't seem like anything out of the ordinary but it is.
These two musicians who seem to
have very different styles and influences of music have come together to create
a sound that mesmerizes their
audiences. Derrick, who has a strong influence in reggae and R&B music, will
sooth a crowd with his silky soulful
voice. When he sings a song, you feel and believe every word coming out of his
mouth. That along with his minimal
approach to drumming is always a crowd pleaser. Then there is Pasquini. Being of
Brazilian descend, Pasquini has a
very wonderful sense of melody that tends to leave fellow guitar players in awe.
He will take on any style of music:
rock, reggae, blues, jazz, R&B and make it his very own. His creativity and
improvisational skills with the music
creates a warm feeling and will have you wondering what he will play next.
Although he never trained as a flamenco
guitar player, his style of playing will make you think so. People in Florida
who are so use to the "one-man pre-
recorded band", will often ask him if he is playing along with a bass track. And
he is not. Pasquini is able to
capture the essence of the bass line of a song along with the rhythm and melody
making The Sunsetters sound like a
full band without the use of a sequencer.
What is The Sunsetters music? They call it twilight music: Two lights: the time when the two
They have the ability to make you kick back and relax as if you were bathing in
a warm summer day or to make you
want to get up and party and dance the night away. Whatever the occasion calls
for, The Sunsetters will provide the
appropriate entertainment. If you need mellow background dinner music they've
got you covered. If you need some get
up and feel alive and happy vibes, they've got that for you too. Once you take
the opportunity to see The Sunsetters
in action, you will know.