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About us

Our band is one of the most established steel drum bands for hire and has some of the best players. You will detect a difference in the quality of the sound when you listen to our demo samples and compare with other steel drum bands. Experienced players have a more refined technique when playing melodies, compared to the clunky, heavy-handed sounds which are often heard by amateur performers. The quality of our sound attracted attention from the production team at BBC EastEnders when they were searching for a steel drum band and we have since covered several episodes starting with the Walford Square carnival, followed by the Walford Fayre (image below) plus various Christmas episodes performing a selection of Christmas songs and Carols.

In central London we have many large institutions and a variety of event managers who rely on our service for their annual parties and conferences. Sometimes it's just to play as delegates arrive at a conference or during the drinks reception at a boat party.

We offer a vibrant 5 piece band (image below) for clients that have the space. The 5 piece band is a real treat for parties and events, imagine how it would sound at your party after hearing the demo.

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You can expect a seamless service from the moment that you send your inquiry, receive the quotation with terms etc, right up to the end of the performance.

For clients that hire the more vibrant 5 piece band, they will enjoy the benefit of 2 additional cylinders to power a highly tuned machine. Lots of reggae, lots of calypso and lots of fun if you are hosting a Hawaiian or Caribbean themed party. However, 80% of bookings are covered by the 3 piece band because of the scale of the party or event. This option provides an uplifting and melodic repertoire as background music during a drinks party or wedding.

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What is different about our steel drum band?

Our players, equipment, presentation and performance are developed to impress the most discerning clients. As expectations of clients have risen, our entire operation has rebooted to meet those demands.

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Below is a family fun day at a cricket club.

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Below is the 5 piece band awaiting the arrival of 200 guests at a party in Marlow.

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Below is a company networking party near Blackfriars Bridge, we used 3 players and ensured that the sound level was just right to create the perfect ambience.

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Below is another company party where our 3 players covered just the drinks reception as guests were greeted with a glass of strong rum punch.

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Below is a terrace party in the City of London.

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Online, we have an extensive footprint throughout #SocialMedia and you can follow us on Twitter/bigsands. We also have a colourful T-shirt shop through an online fulfilment partner. All social media and marketing communications are managed by the band's leader who is nicknamed Bigsands.

Email responses are within 24 hours during the busy season.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Performance & Pricing

There is a minimum chargeout rate and our pricing is very consistent for all counties that we cover. If you send an inquiry from the contact page, we will understand your requirements and provide details about the cost.

Most of our bookings are to provide quality background music for a drinks reception, usually for around 1.5 to 2 hours and this forms the basis of our pricing strategy. The 3 players ensemble covers over 80% of bookings and is the most requested format that we use.

You can expect to be taken on an exciting melodic journey characterised by real steel band DNA from the Caribbean, this means real musicians performing live music without backing tracks. Compare our live music with other steel bands and book with full confidence.