The Steel Drummers - Steel Band

This steel band perform throughout the Midlands and North West and are specialists in weddings, formal functions, and Caribbean themed events, and have been using their own unique style of tropical tunes to warm events of all types for the past 30 years.

They play a mixture of infectious island melodies, well known pop songs and sing alongs, and even Christmas carols - all with a Caribbean twist.

They are one are of the most popular steel bands on the circuit, and have performed in 12 different countries, and counting, for corporate heavyweights such as Nokia, Cadbury and Sky TV.

Lead by the perfect pitched jazz junkie, Francis, they manage to produce the sweetest of sounds with anything from one to six players, and hence consistently offer the right sized ensemble to suit each particular event and budget.

Ask nicely and they might even let you have a go!

2 hours of playing can be spread over the course of your day/evening as instructed. Usually booked as a TRIO or DUO, they are also available from 1 - 6 musicians upon request.

Clients Include:

  • Alton Towers' Caribbean themed weekend
  • Citroen – At the Splash Landings Hotel, Alton Towers
  • The Ironman UK Triathlon – On Rivington Green to welcome athletes
  • The Trafford Centre – At the rebranding of the ‘Intu’ Trafford Centre, Manchester
  • Nokia – At the Rotherham Call Centre - Ventura House, Rotherham
  • Cadbury – At Cadbury world, Bourneville
  • British Gas – At the Manchester Call Centre, Manchester
  • Sky TV – At their summer ball held at Leeds University, Leeds
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The Steel Drummers - Steel Band Repertoire

They are available to learn a request to make your special day that little bit more special.

  • Copacabana
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • My Guy
  • Plat That Funky Music White Boy
  • Three Little Birds
  • Dancing Queen
  • Brazil
  • Quando Quando
  • Spanish Eyes
  • Three Little Birds
  • Smooth Criminal/Billie Jean/Bad
  • Hey Big Spender
  • Dream A Little Dream Of Me
  • Fever ( You Give Me )
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Something Stupid
  • Yellow Bird
  • Island In The Sun
  • Jamaica Farewell
  • La Cucaracha
  • The Cricket Song
  • Rum And Coca Cola
  • Rivers Of Babylon
  • Hot Hot Hot
  • Quando Quando
  • Brown Girl In The Ring
  • Just The Two Of Us
  • Take 5
  • When The Saints
  • Various Christmas Carols


Plus many more...

The Steel Drummers - Steel Band Feedback

Well, we had never booked anything quite like a Caribbean steel band previously, but we fancied a change to our normal style of drab Christmas entertainment. The guys calypsofied Christmas carols, and played a good mixture of songs that we all knew. All in all we are definitely happy that we booked Francis and his troops, and I would certainly recommend them for any occasion.

Michal Kowalczuk,

The guys were absolutely great and created a really good atmosphere. Everyone was commenting on how good they were so I feel vindicated in having booked them. I would most definitely recommend them.

Ross Newark, Wedding, Cheshire (2014)

The guys were absolutely fantastic, my parents were delighted with the surprise and everyone has commented on how the steel band added to the party atmosphere of the occasion. My only regret is that I didn't think before hand to get some lessons from the band before the day to play a tune for our family and friends.... that would have been an amazing surprise for everyone!! I'll have to do that next time! It was also a pleasure to deal with you, you were very helpful with the booking. If you ever need a reference for you or the guys I'd be happy to provide one for future clients.

Sandra Milton,

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