Steel Drummer

Abdul Williams

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About Abdul

Steel Drummer
London
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Soloist Steel Pan Player, with over 20 years experience, providing entertainment for all events, ranging from Weddings to Corporate function

Originating from the Caribbean island of St Vincent and the Grenadines and being born into a family of musicians, with exposure to a wide range of instruments from Guitar to Drums and singing, I was introduced to the Steel Pan from the tender age of 5. Having lived within walking distance from a steel band rehearsal room for most of my life, I have accumulated over 25 years experience in both playing and teaching steel pans. My musical journey thus far, has enabled me to perform in other countries, such as most of the 33 Caribbean islands, Caribana celebrations in Canada, Labour day New York, France, Germany and throughout the UK. Throughout the past ten years, I've had the opportunity to perform at the 2014 and 2015 FA Cup semi-finals celebrations at Wembley for the Arsenal team. Some of my most recent performances have been throughout Europe as a Destination Wedding entertainer in Tenerife, Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Americana, Rock, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Gospel, Latin jazz, Hip Hop, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Flamenco, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polynesian music, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Instruments:
Steel drums
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching
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Song list

My way
Kingston Town
Oranged Colored Sky
Do you really want to hurt me (Sting)
Madness
Michael Jackson
Pop
Jazz Standard
Reggae
Ska
R&B
Calypso
Docs
Classical music
Soul
Party Anthems
• Price Tag - Jessie J
• Roar - Katy Perry
• Stitches - Shawn Mandes
• Leave Right Now - Will Young
• One Last Time - Ariana Grande
• Think Twice - Phil Collins
• Havana - Camila Cabello
• Uptown Funk - Bruno mars
• Shake it off - Taylor Swift
• We found Love - Rihannna
• Thriller - Michael Jackson

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£450
Packages
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£380
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£25

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Emma H, 9 months ago

A very talent musician and a pleasure to deal with. I would highly recommend Abdul.

From other customers:

David F, 2 years ago

I booked Abdul Williams (Steel Sounds) to provide entertainment at a police community event. He was very professional. As well as providing great music. He explained to children and adults alike how the steel drums worked and even allow some to try them out. Being impressed by Abdul’s versatility and professionalism, I went on to book him for my 50th Birthday party. My guests certainly weren’t disappointed. Thanks Abdul. Can I book you for my 60th!

Loretta H, 1 year ago

Abdul, you were fabulous and you made the day for us! Really fab music and everyone loved it! Thank you so much x