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The Steel Panthers


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The Steel Panthers are the product of a family tradition of steel pan playing stretching back to the 1950s. A popular fixture at the annual Notting Hill carnival, they’re also in high demand at weddings and private events throughout London and the UK.

The band’s lively covers of popular melodies mixed with classic Caribbean rhythms win over audiences of all ages and musical preferences. The band are fun, professional and flexible and can provide either background music or a more interactive experience for dancing.

Very friendly and professional band – we would highly recommend to others. Lovely background music, perfect for a celebration! Matthew, Prize Giving Ceremony at University of Nottingham

As well as numerous festivals, carnivals and Caribbean themed evenings, The Steel Panthers performed live on TV for Big Brother in 2006, as well as Channel 4's celebrity Come Dine With Me as Bobby Davro's post-dinner entertainment. They’ve also performed on BBC London and BBC Radio 4.

The band’s most popular line-ups are as a duo (tenor pan player and a second pan player) or a trio (tenor, second and guitar pan players). They can also be extended to a four-piece steel band, five, six or even seven-piece band for a bigger calypso sound, for both outdoor and indoor corporate events. No power is required, making them adaptable to almost any occasion or venue.

The band differ from other steel bands in that they're able to perform a "pan-around-neck" steel band if required, carrying their instruments around their necks in a “marching band” style, for wedding processions and for festivals and carnivals.

Performance info

Line-up Trio (tenor, 2nd & guitar pan player)
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets

Booking options

Add extra pan
Add £180

Song List

Any Bob Marley Song
Brown Girl in The Ring
Country Roads – John Denver
Danny Boy
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Don’t Break My Heart – UB40
Down by The Riverside
Egyptian Reggae
English Country Garden
English Man In New York – The Police
Enjoy Yourself
Falling in Love with You – UB40
Green Green Grass
Groovy Kind of Love
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Hot, Hot, Hot
I Had a Dream
I Just Called to Say, I Love You – Stevie Wonder
I’ll Be Watching You – Sting
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
I’ve Got You Babe – UB40
Island in The Sun
Kingston Town – UB40
La Bamba
Lean on Me – Bill Withers
Light My Fire – UB40
Monkey Man
Never on A Sunday
No Woman No Cry
One Love
Pass the Dutchie
Peanut Vender
Red Red Wine (Ub40)
Rivers of Babylon
Save The Last Dance for Me
St Thomas – Sonny Rollings
Stand by Me
Stir It Up
Summer Time
The Cricket Song, (Sol Limbo)
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Theme from Chariots of Fire
Three Little Birds
To Want You – John Holt
True Love, From High Society
Under the Sea
When the Saints Go Marching In
Yellow Bird
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Can Get it if You Really Want

Christmas Songs

Auld Lang Syne
Away in a Manger
Blue Christmas
Deck the Hall
God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
Little Donkey
Mary’s Boy Child
Oh Christmas Tree
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
Silent Night
Silver Bells
The First Noel
The Virgin Mary
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We’re Walking in the Air
When a Child is Born
While Shepherds Watch
White Christmas
Winter Wonderland

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“We loved having The Steel Panthers on our wedding day. They were so professional and really made the day! The music was the perfect setting our big day. 100% recommended.”

Rosina, Wedding, Trinity Buoy Wharf in London, September 2019

“The Steel Panthers played at our agency evening event. We had a Caribbean themed evening and the music was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The music was very uplifting and got everyone in the mood for dancing!”

Brian, Corporate Event, London, July 2019

“The act was a fantastic addition to our drinks reception!”

Alex, Wedding, Somerset

“All brilliant from booking to performance. Would highly recommend using this agency and the band, amazing!”

Jenny, Private Party, August 2018

“Great music! And having them roam around too! I was so impressed!”

Ana, Private Event, London, August 2018

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