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Caribbean Steel Band (Tropical Bay)

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 drums 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 for 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.

This band is available either as a fully instrumental and unplugged acoustic act or as a vocally-led amplified one they will always try to play the right material for you at the right volume whether there are two or twenty members in the band at your event.

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

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 to the art and range of steelpans with the opportunity to listen and play the instruments.

They 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.

They provide quiet background music or music entertainment for the night.

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


  • Acoustic Soloist (60 minutes)
  • Soloist with Backing Tracks (90 minutes)
  • Acoustic Duo (90 minutes)
  • Acoustic Trio (2 hours)
  • Trio including PA and Vocals (2 hours)
  • Acoustic Quartet (2 hours)
  • Quartet including PA and Vocals (2 hours)
  • Acoustic 5 Piece (2 hours)
  • 5 Piece including PA and Vocals (2 hours)
  • Acoustic 6 Piece (2 hours)
  • 6 Piece including PA and Vocals (2 hours)


Sample of what can be played)

Popular Songs
Fever (You Give Me)
Bad/Smooth Criminal/Billie Jean
Fly Me To The Moon
Dancing Queen
Something Stupid
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Play That Funky Music (white boy)
In The Mood
Rock Around The Clock
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Hey Big Spender

Traditional Songs
Yellow Bird
Island in the Sun
Caribbean Farewell
Cuando Cuando
La Cucaracha
Rum and Coca Cola
Si Si
Steel Band Paradise
Sugar Bum
Rivers of Babylon

Other Recognisable Melodies
When the Saints
Brown Girl in the Ring
Never on a Sunday
Soul Limbo (The Cricket Song)

Christmas Repertoire
Santa Baby
Jingle Bell Rock
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Winter Wonderland
Let it Snow
Jingle Bells
Twelve Days of Christmas
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
White Christmas
Calypso Carol

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