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Adam Ouissellat

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About Adam

Adam is a multi-instrumentalist based in South London. He plays Steel Pan and is the leader of South London Samba (a drumming ensemble).
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Adam Ouissellat is a multi-instrumentalist specialising in the Tenor Steel Pan. He also plays Drums and Piano and is the Band Leader for South London Samba - which he founded in 2013. Adam started playing music in school at the age of 10. He learnt to play a number of instruments throughout his school life and began playing music professionally in 2011. He has played the Steel Pan internationally and on live television, as well as gigging regularly in the UK. He has many years of experience performing at Weddings, Parties, Festivals, Corporate, and many other types of events.

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
I can perform while walking around a venue
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Calypso, Caribbean music, Reggae, Acoustic, World music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Popular requested songs:
Like Glue - Sean Paul
Cheerleader - OMI
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Diamonds - Rihanna
Despacito - Justin Beiber
Sexual - NEIKID
New Rulez - Dua Lipa
Let Me Love You - Justin Beiber
Let me Love You - Mario
Hot Hot Hot
Under The Sea
Cricket Tune / Soul Limbo
Yellow Bird
Mr Fete - Machel Montano
E.P.I.C - Machel Montano
Pump Me Up - Krosfyah
Nah Going Home - Biggie Irie
Old Lady - Lord Kitchener
Pan In A Minor - Lord Kitchener
Sugar Bum Bum - Lord Kitchener
Obeah Wedding - Mighty Sparrow
Jean and Dinah - Mighty Sparrow
The Hammer - David Rudder
Bahia Girl - David Rudder
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
One Love - Bob Marley
Jamming - Bob Marley
Stir it Up - Bob Marley
Don't Worry be Happy - Bobby Mcferrin
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I'm usually very flexible and more than happy to change start/finish times where possible. On occasion I may have an existing booking before or after your event, in which case it is more difficult to fit in time changes.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Usually not, but please get in touch about what you specifically need.

How much time do you need to set up?

I arrive 1hr prior to performance time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can pick any tunes you like from my set list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I am fully acoustic!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If I know it, I'll play it! The set list you see on encore is not exhaustive of all the tunes in my repertoire, just the most popular ones people like to hear. Get in touch and I may already know the piece you want. You can also request 1 tune of your choice if you have given at least 7days notice.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I play a wide selection of popular tunes that everyone loves to hear, as well as tunes that no one expects to hear on the Steel Pan. I am always on time and ready to start when you need. I am professional and know how to conduct myself at different types of events.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Weddings: - Fulham Palace - Kew Gardens - Warwick Castle Hotels: - London Hilton (various) - Royal Lancaster - Four Seasons Film and Television: - BBC Eastenders Children In Need - ITV This Morning / Good Morning Britain - Netflix - The Crown Clubs: - Tropicana Beach Club - Neverland - Floripa As well as many private clubs, house parties, golf clubs etc.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Thomas Alleyne - Tenor Pan (Sunny Steel Band) Mark Cherrie - Tenor Pan (Solid Steel band) Samuel Dubois - Double Seconds Andre White - Double Seconds Earl Rodney - Double Seconds Victor Provost - Tenor Pan

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

UEFA Champion League Final 2017 - Black Eyed Peas


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)£200
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£310
Up to 3 hours£400


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Stevena H, 1 year ago

BRILLIANT! We had Adam at our wedding to greet the arrival of our guests and for canapes reception. Everyone complimented him and his talent! He was friendly and professional! Would recommend using Adam! He arrived before time. He came with everything needed as we discussed prior. The communication was excellent! 5*

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Jan F, 1 year ago

Adam was absolutely brilliant & so skilled, he was perfect for our wedding reception, we would highly recommend him!

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George M, 3 years ago

Adam, was double booked (not his fault) and arranged for his teacher Thomas to cover. He was apologetic, and made everything super smooth. Thomas was great on the night and I'd definitely book him again.

From other customers:

Surprise K, 5 years ago

You created the perfect atmosphere for our party!

Birthday H, 5 years ago

Your Steel drums were a great addition to our daughters' 6th Birthday Party! :)

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