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 dinner nights, wedding receptions, corporate lunches, birthday parties, cocktail parties, restaurants and beach bars. I am very flexible and provide a service that is above all expectations.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 5 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Reggae, Caribbean music, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Calypso, Pop, Soul, Covers
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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
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Can’t Help Falling in Love
One Love
Stir It Up
All Of Me
Redemption Song
Kingston Town
Knockin on Heaven’s Door
Buffalo Soldier
Just Give Me A Reason
Make You Feel My Love
I Feel It Coming
Fly Me To The Moon
Rivers Of Babylon
Red Red Wine
What About Us
Hot Hot Hot
Wet Me
Mash It Up
No woman no Cry
Customer questions

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?


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 to play acoustically.”

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

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


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£170
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£460
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From Encore customers:

David W
23 days ago
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5 out of 5

Kavel arrived on time, set up his gear and started playing. His playlist suited the informal occasion perfectly.

Charlotte S
24 days ago
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5 out of 5

Kavel was great, he helped to set the tone of our party and all of the guests loved the music! He was very friendly and happy. We would definitely hire Kavel again. Thank you!

Reply from Kavel
24 days ago

Charlotte and her guests made me feel welcome, it was a lovely atmosphere to work in!

Sophie V
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Kavel was so happy and smiley, his music was fantastic and we were so pleased with his service and performance. Label’s music was so perfect for our wedding reception and we couldn’t have been happier. We would definitely recommend him and use him again. Thank you for a lovely day

Reply from Kavel
1 month ago

It was an honour to make this day extra special for Sophie and her husband, they ensured that I was well looked after and my needs were met.

Kwaku N
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Kavel is a great performer, he kept everyone entertained and clearly enjoys his work. Our community event was a success because of him.

Reply from Kavel
1 month ago

Kwaku and his team were great hosts, I thoroughly enjoyed entertaining everyone at the event.

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From other customers:

5 years ago

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

7 years ago

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