The Best Local Steel Bands for hire

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Listed below are a small selection of hand-picked Steel Pan Bands available to hire on the ACE verified musicians network. Looking for something else? Request the type of music you prefer and your personal music booking agent will help you find the top Steel Bands for your event in your local area!

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Robert Symons Steel-Pan

Live Music – Covers of well known songs

Robert Symons Steel-Pan Caribbean - Calypso - Steel Bands - local for hire -
Ambient relaxing popular favourites and classic standards to complement any occasion. Performed on steel-pan with backing tracks…
Kristian Paradis Steel Drummer

Live Music – Covers of well known songs, Original music

Kristian Paradis Steel Drummer Caribbean - Calypso - Steel Bands - local for hire -
Performs a wide selection of music including calypso, soca, and reggae, as well as popular, world, and jazz music all with an island feel…
Sounds Of The Island Steel Drums

Live Music – Covers of well known songs

Sounds Of The Island Steel Drums Caribbean - Calypso - Steel Bands - local for hire -
Whether you’re looking for uptempo, or laid back, Sounds of The Islands can provide you and your guests a musical trip to the Caribbean…
Duo-Flex Sounds Of Steel

Live Music – Covers of well known songs

Duo-Flex Sounds Of Steel Reggae - Ska - Afrobeat - Steel Bands - local for hire -
Covering modern and traditional songs on the steel pan. Duo-Flex Providing steel-pan entertainment! Solo act, or on request duo or trio…
Oh Musiq

Live Music – Covers of well known songs

Oh Musiq Caribbean - Calypso - Steel Bands - local for hire -
Filling the air with his musical craftsmanship, the sound of Steel Pan enchants the ears of those listening at a variety of shows…
Chris Hodgson – Steel Pan Soloist

Live Music – Covers of well known songs

Chris Hodgson - Steel Pan Soloist Caribbean - Calypso - Steel Bands - local for hire -
Whether your musical preference is soothing and cheerful, or exciting and lively, Chris’ repertoire is sure to complement your event…
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The Best Local steel pan players for hire for your event

It's very easy to find local steel pan players to hire for your event!

Each and every event is special and there are thousands of steel drum bands to choose from. But, is it possible to hire top local steel drum bands and how much does it cost? ACE Music Booking Agency is happy to provide you with free expert help and advice until you are ready to hire an amazing local musician at the right price.

It is important to find the best traditional steel pan player for hire for your event to get the best out of your live music entertainment. Your personal music booking agent appreciates that you do not want to waste any time finding the right caribbean steel drum musicians locally or beyond. ACE can provide you with a shortlist of the top musicians from our verified network of great local live steel pan players to hire. You are welcome to ask questions to your personal music agent before hiring.

ACE Music Booking Agency’s steel drum players are able to provide world class entertainment. All able to perform to suit your music entertainment needs.

How To Hire traditional steel drum players

It's easy and free to receive quotes and hire a local steel drum musicians. Simply place your live music booking request and start receiving quotes now! Whether you are looking to hire a new original solo musician for a small village gathering or a 10 piece “cover” band for a lavish function, ACE Music Booking Agency is ready and able to help.

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Just let us know what you have in mind and we will help you find the right steel drum musicians to hire for your event.

There is a wide variety of local steel bands available. Also including solo steel pan players and steel drum bands. These may be a great fit to hire for your event entertainment. You may also be interested in solo steel drum players or steel pan groups.

Truth is, there are many types of music artists available. Let us know what you are looking for, we will be able to help you find suitable steel drum musicians.

Hire the best steel pan players

The local traditional steel drum players can and do perform at many different types of events. The musicians to hire can be as subtle or energetic as you want them to be! The traditional steel drum players play popular covers from famous artists and themes. Interested in original music as well? You can easily select this when placing your booking request. You can also ask the musicians to customise their set-list to fit your event, and they would be happy to help.

It is always best to place your booking request. You can then choose from the live traditional steel pan bands available for your live music needs. Let us know about your live music entertainment ideas, so we can help you find a fantastic musical entertainer for hire.

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Live music is a great way of providing memorable entertainment for your event. As your entertainment agency, we will help you find the best musicians to fit your needs. Feel free to get in touch and ACE will help create live music entertainment to remember.

You can choose different styles of live performance traditional steel pan players. Types of available include, solo steel pan players and steel drum bands.. These are popular choices on musicians and bands for hire for weddings and events.

There are many different types of music acts available to hire. It is best to place your live music booking request and choose from the best live traditional steel pan players. Booking live music entertainment for your event is easy. Choose from solo steel drum players or steel pan groups.. All you need to do is to relax and enjoy the music.

Want to receive direct quotes from world class traditional steel pan players available to hire? Your music of choice can be anything from solo saxophone to live party music. Either way the quotes you receive will be direct. The traditional steel pan players are happy to work with you directly to make sure your event runs smoothly.

When you know exactly the type of music you want to book at your event, we are happy to help! Looking for something different? Feel free to let us know what you have in mind and we can find unique caribbean vibe steel drum players for your event.

What next?

The list of caribbean vibe steel drum players displayed on this page is only a selection. New steel pan players are added on to the ACE Music Booking Agency website every day. If you haven’t seen what you’re looking for yet, it’s best to place your booking request and you will be assigned a personal music booking agent. In addition to local caribbean vibe steel drum players there are also many traditional steel pan players all around the world that are willing to travel to perform at your event. Most professional caribbean vibe steel drum players perform nationwide as well as worldwide. Especially if you are consider offering accommodation with your event, this may even lower their costs for you.

Searching for live entertainment can be confusing and time wasting. The live musical entertainers you finally decide on elsewhere, may not even be available for your date. We recommend placing your request with ACE and receiving accurate quotes from the available. The cover traditional steel pan players on your shortlist will reserve your date for at least 7 days enabling the time for you to review, decide and make a booking.

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See below for frequently asked questions as well as help and advice when booking a steel drum musician. If your question is not displayed below, please feel free to get in touch. Happy to help!


How can I hire a local steel drum musician?

ACE makes it very easy to find the best local steel drum musician. Simply request the type of music you have in mind. Add some information on the event you are planning and ACE will do all the work for free!

ACE can find you great traditional steel pan players to choose from for your booking. If you want more control, you are welcome to add more information on your booking request. This can help us find exactly what you are looking for.

Take control and get the amazing music you need for your event. Simply place your live music booking request and start receiving quotes now!

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Why should I book live music for my event?

Live music is a great way to add an extra special touch to any event or function. There is nothing quite like a live steel pan band for hire to bring an event to life. A great musician responds to the mood to deliver fantastic entertainment.

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How long do steel pan bands take to set-up for my event?

Setting up time is based on the number of musicians involved. A solo acoustic musician can be ready within 30 minutes. A singer or small band can take up to an hour. Whereas a 10-piece function band for hire, with DJ service set up, may take up to 90 minutes or more. The time needed is to position the musicians on stage, prepare the equipment and sound-check.

If this is a special event with particular timings, they may need to arrive earlier. It is best to agree with the steel drum band about the time of arrival. This will allow them to prepare for your event. This should ideally be before your guests or patrons arrive.

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I need to cancel or change my steel pan band booking. What should I do?

This is best done direct with live music artist you booked as soon as possible.

You can contact us or the steel drum band for hire you selected for the event. Please ensure you provide the steel drum band with as much notice as possible. They will want to be able to schedule another performance on the cancelled date to avoid any loss of earnings.

When you discuss the terms with your hired steel pan band, please cover the cancellation details. Musicians are human-beings too. They will understand if you have a genuine reason for the cancellation. Let them know when you would like them to perform. They may need time to check calendars before confirming the rearrangement.

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What happens if the hired traditional steel pan band cancels the booking?

If a traditional steel pan band cancels, you will need to find a replacement traditional steel pan band. Get in touch with us as soon as possible, as we have many traditional steel pan players available at the last-minute for you.

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Can I see the traditional steel pan player perform live before booking?

All our traditional steel pan players for hire are actively performing. The traditional steel pan player selected for your booking may be regularly playing live in your local area. If it is a public event, pop along and have a listen. Please bear in mind that they may not be able to grant you access for private events.

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Is it possible to pick the songs the traditional steel drum player will perform for my event?

You are welcome to discuss this with the traditional steel drum player you are booking for your event. Some traditional steel pan players for hire will work very hard on a particular series of songs. They would also link many songs together into a medley. These traditional steel pan players to hire will have a routine to last the entire evening which they have perfected. Then it becomes very difficult for them to change the order of songs to include your choice. But, they may still be able to perform a special song for you. Other local caribbean vibe steel drum players for hire will be happy to play any song you request. Providing you give them enough notice.

Many international caribbean vibe steel drum players to hire travel the world with hundreds of songs in their repertoire. They will likely know the songs you like already! In both cases, don't be afraid to ask! It is important you get exactly the music you want at your event.

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How loud will the steel pan player be?

The volume a steel pan player performs is based on the type of instruments involved. For example, a music artist performing with live drum kit or sax will be relatively louder than unamplified acoustic guitar or violin. Where volume needs to be a consideration, you may want to opt-in for light percussion instruments instead of a full drum kit. Another swap could be for backing tracks instead of a complete horn section.

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Will the steel drum bandbe suitable for sound limiters?

Having a sound limiter is something that should be discussed when booking your steel drum band. However, many local traditional steel pan players to hire have experience in working with sound limitations. They will be able to advise in detail.

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Do I need to provide anything for the traditional steel pan players?

You are welcome to offer your chosen traditional steel pan players anything included in your event planning. The traditional steel pan players only need a space to perform and payment for their performance. The space they need is scalable based on the number of traditional steel pan players in their line-up. The for hire have experience in everything they need and they can tell you in more detail.

The payment should be issued by prior arrangement. This is via a BACS transfer in the week leading up to the event, issued in cash at the end of the performance or payment via cheque as agreed.

ACE Music Booking Agency has a 'Managed' option. You can choose this for a secure and stress-free booking. ACE will handle communications and booking agreements as well as offering a secure online payment.

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What happens if I have a complaint about the steel drum band?

If you have a complaint this should be raised as soon as possible with the steel drum band themselves. The sooner a steel drum band knows there is an issue the quicker they can rectify the problem if it is within their power to do so. A great way to avoid complaints is to use ACE Music Booking Agency's Managed booking option.

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How will the steel drum band plan their performance for my event?

Exactly as agreed! The traditional steel pan players you selected will arrive as agreed, set-up and sound-check. They will then get ready for their performance. Once the music begins the steel drum band you liked and hired for your event will play for the agreed amount of time, taking a small break if required. At the end, they will pack up their equipment, and as agreed with you, accept payment and leave.

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What equipment will the steel drum band provide?

All traditional steel pan players to hire will supply the equipment they need to perform, unless provided by you. Have particular requests? It is best to discuss these with your hired steel drum band. The local steel drum band for hire will provide a suitable lighting and PA sound system, where needed, and enjoyable live music perfect for your event.

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How much space will the steel pan band need to perform?

Hiring a musician for your available space is very easy. You can tell us about the space you have and we will help you find the best local traditional steel pan players for hire that are suitable. Don't forget to place your booking request where you can tell us all about your event.

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How long do traditional steel pan players perform?

As long as agreed! Generally, perform in sections of 45 minutes to an hour. This is usually separated with a small break lasting around 5 to 15 minutes. So if you want your steel pan band to perform across 3 hours, they will play for 45 minutes 3 times. Some traditional steel pan players performing across 2 hours, would play for 45 minutes, take a 15-minute break then play for the whole last hour. There are also traditional steel pan players that when asked to perform across 3 hours will do that without a break! You can discuss and agree how long you want your steel pan band to perform their music sets and break duration.

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Can I tailor my music act's performance?

The local traditional steel pan players available to hire are happy to discuss any ways they can provide the best performance for your event. You may want particular songs performed at particular times or make announcements. Feel free to let the traditional steel pan players know exactly what you would like to change or add. Especially if you plan to have them swinging from the chandeliers!

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How much does it cost to hire a local steel pan band?

Local traditional steel pan players can cost between $/£/€200 and $/£/€3000. Popular professional original or cover traditional steel pan players may have a minimum fee of $/£/€10000. On average, most solo singers, musicians or DJs will cost $/£/€350; small bands $/£/€750; function bands $/£/€2500. It also matters for how long you want the steel pan band to perform for your event and if there are any extra requirements. You can detail what you have in mind on your booking request. ACE Music Booking Agency will find the best steel pan players for hire to fit your budget. So you can rest assured you will be able to afford the traditional steel pan players on your shortlist.

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What happens if a steel pan band becomes ill?

Illness is something all traditional steel pan players for hire are prepared for. This means another steel pan band stepping in for your event. The replacement steel pan band will be well versed in the music that the initial steel pan band performs. You will be unlikely to hear any difference, although they may appear different. If the steel pan band is unable to provide a replacement, ACE will be available to help you hire another steel pan band of similar quality.

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Do all music artists perform live?

The will perform live but not all shows are completely live. Some traditional steel pan players use musical backing tracks to perform with a larger sound. For example, a soloist may use a backing track accompaniment. Feel free to discuss your preferences with the steel pan band. Even some world famous music artists use backing tracks!

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Can the traditional steel pan players play different styles of music?

Popular variety are happy to perform music across many genres and decades. Speciality artists prefer to focus their music on a particular style. Feel free to tell us what style of music you want your steel pan band to perform for your event.

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How do I hire a steel pan band?

Simply place your booking request for the type of music you prefer and receive price quotes from the best local traditional steel pan players for hire!

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