Steel Drummer

Kavel Alexander

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About Kavel

Steel Drummer for every occasion! I am flexible to help make your event a successful and enjoyable experience!
Steel Drummer
Kingston upon Thames
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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I am a full time professional musician playing both in the United Kingdom and abroad. My experiences include corporate dinner nights, wedding ceremonies+receptions, corporate lunches, birthday parties, cocktail parties, restaurants, beach bars and pubs. I am very flexible and I provide a service that supersedes all expectations!

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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Caribbean music, Reggae, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Calypso, Pop, Soul, Covers, Traditional church music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Recording session, Virtual event, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Kavel's Song list

Can’t Help Falling in Love
Everything I Do I Do It for You
Unchained Melody
To Love Somebody
The Power of Love
Ave Maria(Beyonce)
Ave Maria(Michael Bublé)
Make You Feel My Love
Stuck On You
Wonderful tonight
From This Moment
She's Royal
Someone Loves You Honey
Love Me Tender
You're Still The One
I Wanna Know What Love Is
Hello-Lionel Ritchie
I Wanna Wake Up With You
One Love
Stir It Up
Kingston Town
Don't Worry, Be Happy
Hello-Lionel-Lionel Ritchie
The Banana Boat song
Jamaica Farewell
Get Up Stand Up
Three Little Birds
Easy(like sunday morning)
Mysterious Girl
All Of Me
Redemption Song
Kingston Town
Knockin on Heaven’s Door
Buffalo Soldier
No Woman No Cry
Higher Ground
Night Nurse
In Heaven
Island Girl
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Rivers Of Babylon
Red Red Wine
Baby Can I hold you(Sorry)
Tempted to touch
Hotel Califonia
I'll Be There
Can’t Help Falling in Love
Mr Bojangles
Monkey Man
Someone Loves You Honey
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Leaving On A Jet Plane
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
It Must Be Love
Iko Iko
What About Us
We Found Love
Just Give Me A Reason
Make You Feel My Love
Dance the Night Away
Living la vida Loca
My Heart will go on
Mambo No.5
Can You Feel The Love
The Edge Of Glory
Walking On Sunshine
Sweet Caroline
Shut Up And Dance With Me
I Can See Clearly Now
Karma Chameleon
Islands In The Stream
Dance With Me Tonight
It's Not Unusual
On The Floor
I Wasn't Expecting That
Hear my Cry
Across The Bridge
One Day At A Time
Above All
Agnus Dei
Say Yes
Total Praise
Come Now Is The Time To Worship
Rock Of Ages
Power In The Blood
Old Rugged Cross
Shout to the Lord
Holy Holy Holy
Crown Him with many Crowns
Lord I lift your name on high
Just A Closer Walk
Because He lives
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
He Touched Me
The Strife Is O'er
Old Rugged Cross
Ave Maria
I Give You My Heart
Our God
What A Beautiful Name It Is
It Is Well With My Soul
Bless The Lord Oh My Soul
Mighty To Save
Waymaker & We Bow Down
O God Our Help Medley
Swing Engine
Hookin Meh
Hot Hot Hot
Wet Me
Mash It Up
All Aboard
Bam Bam
Big People Party
Biting Insects
High Mas
Dollar Wine
I Command You
Follow The Leader
Brown Eyed Girl
Brown Girl In The Ring
Yellow Bird
Island In The Sun
Ah Feeling To Party
Workey Workey
Welcome To The Morning Sun
Work Me Up
I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Sweet Caroline
Hey Baby
I Can See Clearly Now
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You
Iko Iko
Wake Waka
Hey Baby
Rivers Of Babylon
We Like To Party
From This Moment
On The Floor
We Found Love
Slaves Chorus from Nabucco
Cannon in D
Time to say Goodbye
Nessun Dorma
Winter Wonderland
Oh Holy Night
Little Drummer boy
Away in a Manger
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
I saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
On Christmas Night
See Amid the Winter's Snow
Silent Night
The First Noel
The Holly and the Ivy
The Virgin Mary had a baby boy
Walking in the Air
We Wish you a merry Christmas
Fly Me To The Moon
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
All i have to do is dream
As time goes by
Quando Quando
You'll Never walk Alone
Auld Lang Syne
Happy Birthday
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?


Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Churches, Military establishments, Hotels, Bars/Pubs, Local community events( High Street), Private Gardens, Auditoriums, Coportate functions

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

“I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

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

“Absolutely. This is a service I provide for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

“I usually set up about 15-30 minutes before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!”

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

“My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event. ”

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

“Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and PA system.”

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

"Providing it works for Steel Pan, I am more than happy learn it".

Kavel's 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)£80
Up to 1 hour£195
Up to 2 hours£295
Up to 3 hours£400
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Funeral/Memorial service
play before, during and after the service if required for 45mins
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
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.
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Kavel's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Natalie D
22 days ago
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5 out of 5

Just brilliant!

Reply from Kavel
15 days ago

Natalie and her guests were fantastic!!

Simon E
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Satisfying and wonderful

Reply from Kavel
1 month ago

Simon was exceptional!

Laura R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

So so happy with the professionalism and service from Kavel. I would definitely use him again. Highly recommended!

Reply from Kavel
1 month ago

Laura was great and ensured my needs were met.

John W
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Wow, Kavel really helped set the scene at our wedding. Playing popular songs that we chose from the playlist. Really friendly and professional, we couldn’t have chosen a more perfect start to our wedding celebration. Thank you sooo much.

Reply from Kavel
1 month ago

John and his guests were amazing, it was an honour to play at his wedding celebrations.

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From other customers:

6 years ago

I was chilling at the Beach Bar when this guy turned up and really blew me away with his Steel Pan music

8 years ago

I’ve seen Kavel played before in Marlborough busking and he’s awesome