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.

“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

“Very friendly and professional band - we would highly recommend to others. Lovely background music, perfect for a celebration.”

The University of Nottingham

“They were superb! Everything we hoped they would be, and very polite and friendly.”

Carol, Birthday Party in Kensington, London, September 2017

“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, July 2017

“The band arrived promptly and were polite/professional throughout the whole day. They were the perfect accompaniment to a Summer Hog Roast 40th Birthday Party and I would 100% recommend them. They made the atmosphere absolutely spot on and the day would not have been the same without them - Ed from West Sussex In short, they were great and really made our day!”

Ed, Private Party in West Sussex, September 2016

“Brilliant - arrived in plenty of time and provided excellent steel band background music to the reception. Much enjoyed by all and the chatted warmly to guests who were interested in their techniques. Thank you very much.”

Tim, Ruby Anniversary Party in Herts, August 2016

“We were delighted! Our theme was Caribbean for my husband's 70th birthday & our 35th wedding anniversary. We had Caribbean food and weather was perfect too. Our guests were asked to wear bright summery clothes but didn't know the theme so it was a great surprise which everyone enjoyed. The Steel Panthers provided excellent entertainment - more than we expected and suited all age groups!”

Val, Family Party, June 2016

“They were absolutely amazing! Everyone at the party loved them.”

Helen, Wedding in West Sussex, July 2015

“The Steel Panthers were brilliant. They called to confirm on the day, given that it had been snowing, I was very happy to know that they were on their way. They arrived in good time and played throughout our drinks reception even letting some of the guests have a little go on the pans! All in all I couldn't have booked a better band. They were friendly, very courteous to my guests and an excellent steel band. Well down!”

Louise, Wedding in Rugby, March 2015

“The Steel Panthers were fantastic. We couldn't commend them enough, especially the lengths they took to make sure they got to the venue in time, despite their flight being cancelled and having to fly into an airport over 120 miles away. The band were friendly, professional and very relaxed and approachable. Their music was fantastic and we had so many comments after both events about how good they were, with several people asking for their contact details. We were also very happy with the service from Function Central and would use again.”

Amanda, Charity Event in Ross-Shire, June 2014

“All good, no complaints at all - great music, on time and lovely chaps!”

Pippa, Wedding in Sussex, June 2014

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