Steel Band

The Steel Band (or Steel Pan) is delicious tropical music formed on the Southern Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. Classic Steel Band music features a variety of sizes of steel drum from lead pans (melody), mid-size pans (chords and harmony), and bass pans (a very large 55 gallon steel drum).

A Steel Band or solo performer is an ideal choice for any occasion especially if you’re keen on adding a Caribbean tropical flavour to your event. Their lively and entertaining style creates a sense of fun and enjoyment at any occasion and will set a relaxed atmosphere for your guests. Steel Bands are extremely versatile as you can have as many band members as you desire and they are able to play a wide variety of genres.

Percussion can be added using congas, bongos, timbales, cowbells, shakers and drums. The extended Caribbean Band is better for large dances and up-tempo affairs such as a large evening wedding party or entertainment with a Caribbean theme.

The main repertoire a Steel Band play include Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Bollywood, Jazz and even Christmas carols, we can add a real taste of the Caribbean to any occasion.

With a range of styles from traditional island songs, to recent pop songs, reggae, and even Christmas carols, we can add a real taste of the Caribbean to any occasion.

We have a great team who regularly perform at private functions, weddings, corporate events, festivals, shopping centres. All our musicians have been performing at major events for over 15 years and have performed at prestigious events such as Buckingham Palace, FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006, concerts with Billy Ocean and much more.

The performances can be played as background music or the main music entertainment for the evening.

WORKSHOPS
Steelpans are a great way to teach people of all ages about the only new instrument to be invented in the last century which originates from the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago. Through our team’s interactive workshops, pupils will have an opportunity to actually play a steel procession instrument.

All workshops include a CRB qualified tutor(s), an introduction about the art and range of steelpans with the opportunity to listen and play the instruments.

WEDDINGS
We can play before, during (yes we can play you down the aisle), or after your ceremony. We can even learn a request to make your wedding day even more special.

CORPORATE EVENTS
We provide quite background music or the music entertainment for the night.

PRIVATE FUNCTIONS
Steel bands are great for a variety of events such as birthdays, fundraising events, sporting events etc. We can perform during meals as background entertainment or as the main music entertainment for your event.


STANDARD LENGTH OF PERFORMANCE
Solo - 2 x 45 minute sets to be taken within a 4 hours period.
Duo, Trio, 4 Piece and 5 Piece Bands - 4 x 30 minute sets or 2 x 45 minute sets to be taken within a 4 hours period.


SONG LIST (
Sample of what can be played)
Red, Red, Wine - UB40
Summertime - Gershwin
Hot Hot Hot - Arrow
Brazil
Obeah Wedding - Sparrow
Mango Walk - Traditional
Yellow Bird - Harry Belafonte
Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte
Waiting In Vain - Bob Marley
Israelites - Desmond Dekker
Breezin’ - George Benson
Perfidy
Peanut Vendor
Quando, Quando, Quando
Soul Limbo (Test Cricket Theme) - Booker T
Miss Tourist - Kitchener
Samba Do Orfeu
Brown Skin Gal - Traditional
Matilda - Harry Belafonte
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley