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The best steel pan duo creating a tropical vibe for any event. With over 30 years experience your satisfaction is guaranteed.
Steel drums band
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We are a professional, friendly and very experienced steel pan duo, having performed for over 30 years combined. We regularly play at a wide range of events and with exceptional feedback we bring the sound of steel pan and create a happy atmosphere at any event. We have performed in many places and some of the most memorable are the Royal Albert Hall, Bridgewater Hall, Liverpool Empire, Chester Racecourse, Ruthin Castle, Adelphi hotel, the Midland Hotel, Venue Cymru. Bangor Council and many more. We also regularly play at an award winning Jamaican restaurant and always receive excellent reviews. Due to the extensive repertoire we play; we can ensure there is something for everyone or we can specialise in a specific genre. We are also regularly booked for weddings, garden parties, charity events and outside events and love making everyone happy. Phil studied percussion in London, he has also taught for PIT in London and is a specialist in world music. Annette has a degree in Music and has performed for many years. Our joint love of world music led to the creation of Pantastic. Our repertoire covers a very wide range of music. With over 150 songs we can guarantee your guests will enjoy our unique and memorable music. We love playing at every event and adding a tropical vibe.

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Peter C
22 days ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Chiswick
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5 out of 5

Wow- fantastic music! Thanks so much for everything you did to make my event so special. I really appreciated the communication beforehand and how happy you were to play a little longer too. Everyone absolutely loved your music- it was faultless! Really friendly and helpful too. Would definitely recommend!

Josie A
1 month ago, for a Birthday party in Anglesey
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5 out of 5

Thank you for making our birthday party so special, you were amazing!!! We loved all the music and all our guests commented how much they enjoyed the atmosphere your music created. We loved how you played ‘happy birthday ‘ in a reggae style too!! You were so professional throughout and we would highly recommend you for any event. Thanks again!!

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Pantastic's Song list

Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Sweat - Inner Circle
Mysterious Girl- Peter Andre
Jump in Line - Harry Belafonte
No Woman no Cry - Bob Marley/ Boney M
I’m a Believer- the Monkees
Rockabye- Clean Bandit
The Israelites- Desmond Dekker
Senorita- Sean Mendes
Give me Hope Joanna- Eddy Grant
Smile- Lily Allen
Iko Iko- Justin Wellington
Hold my Hand- Jess Glynne
Turn me on - Kevin Lyttle
September- Earth Wind and Fire
Kingston Town- UB40
Bahia girl - David Rudder
One Love- Bob Marley
Sugar Bum Bum - Lord Kitchener
Wake me up before you go - Wham
Shine- Aswad
I just called to say I love you- Stevie Wonder
Down by the River- Morgan Heritage
Jamaica Farewell- Harry Belafonte
Montego Bay- Bobby Bloom
Cupid- Amy Winehouse
Rock the Boat- Hughes Corporation
Reggaeton Lento- Little Mix
You to me are Everything- The Real Thing
Break my Stride- Matthew Wilder
Best Years of our Lives- Modern Romance
Copacabana- Salome De Bahia
All of me reggae version- John Legend
Wild World- Maxi Priest
Buffalo Soldier- Bob Marley
Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Master Blaster- Stevie Wonder
Hot Hot Hot- Arrow
Red red Wine- UB40
Karma Chameleon- Culture Club
The Tide is High - Blondie
Sway- Michael Buble
Wonderful World, Beautiful people- Jimmy Cliff
Let’s Stay together- Al Green
I’ll be your Baby Tonight- Robert Palmer &UB40
Lovely Day- Bill Withers
How Sweet it is - Marvin Gaye
Jamming’- Bob Marley
You can get it if you really want- Jimmy Cliff
She’s Royal- Tarrus Riley
Engine Room- Olatunji
Everybody Wanta to Rule the World- Tears for Fears
La Vida es in Carnival- Celia Cruz
Angel- Shaggy and Rayvon
Guantanera- Celia Cruz
A Measage to you Rudy- The Specials
Isla Bonita- Latin Lovers
Mad Que Nada- Sergio Mendez
Don’t you Worry ‘bout a thing- John Legend
Monkey Man- Amy Winehouse
Human Nature- Michael Jackson
Obviously- McFly
Can’t Hurry Love- Phil Collins
Volare- Gypsy Kings
Lambada- Kaoma
Good thing Going- Sugar Minnott
Under the Boardwalk- The Drifters
I Shot the Sheriff- Bob Marley
Don’t worry be Happy- Bobby McFerrin
Can’t help Falling in Love - UB40
Rude- Magic
Despacito- Luis Fonzi
Don’t go Yet- Camilla Cabello
As it Was- Harry Styles
Too Good to be Forgotten - Amazuloo
Baby I Love Your Way- Big Mountain
Havana- Camillo Cabello
Don’t Turn Around- Aswad
Everything I own- Boy George
Africa- Toto
La Bamba- Ritchie Valens
Rivers of Babylon- Boney M
Brown Girl in a Ring- Boney M
I Can See Clearly- Jimmy Cliff
Every Breath you take- UB40
Signed Sealed Delivered- Stevie Wonder
It’s not Unusual- Tom Jones
Up on the Roof- The Drifters
Valerie- Amy Winehouse
Just the Two of Us- Bill Withers
Cuando Cuando- Tito Rodriguez
My Cherie Amour- Stevie Wonder
Sunshine of my Life- Stevie Wonder
Is this Love- Bob Marley
Waiting in Vain- Bob Marley
You’re Wondering Now- The Specials
Mambo Italiano- Bette Midler
When the Going Gets Tough- Billy Ocean
Flowers- Miley Cyrus
The Way you do the things you do- UB40
Never gonna Not Dance Again- Pink
Made you Look- Meghan Trainor
A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
Better When I’m Dancin’ - Meghan Trainor
How Deep is your Love- Bee Gees
All Night Long- Lionel Ritchie
Stand by Me- Ben E King
Our time will come - Amy Winehouse
Mr Bojangles - reggae version
The Young Ones- Cliff Richard
Happiness- McFly
I’m Yours- Jason Mraz
Games People Play- Inner Circle
Cherry O Baby- UB40
Happy Birthday- traditional
Never Can say Goodbye- Gloria Gaynor
Waka Waka ( This time for Africa)- Shakira
Laughter in the Rain- Neil Sedaka
Holiday- Madonna
I say a Little Prayer for you- reggae version
Zoom- Fat Larry’s Band
Love is the seventh Wave- Sting
Billionaire- Glee
Englishman in New York- Cris Crab
I’ll be there For You- The Rembrandts
I’ll be there for you- The Jackson Five
I don’t want to dance - Eddy Grant
Here comes the Sun- The Beatles
Feliz Navidad- Helena Fischer
The Hammer- David Rudder
Wish it could be Christmas Everyday- Wizzard
All I want for Christmas is you- Glee
Merry Christmas everyone- Shakin Steven’s
Last Christmas Taylor Swift
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas- Michael Buble.
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree- Kelly Clarkson
Jingle Bell Rock- Glee
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas- reggae version.
Jingle Bella- Gwen Stefani
Silent Night - reggae version
Blue Christmas- Lady A
Here Comes Santa Claus- Elvis Presley
Holly Jolly Christmas- Michael Buble
Winter Wonderland- Pentatonix
Let it Snow- Dean Martin
Santa Baby- Ariana Grande
Mary’s Boy Child- Boney M
Joy to the World- Reggae Covers
White Christmas - Michael Buble
O Christmas Tree- Reggae Covers
Rudolph - Dean Martin
The Christmas Song- Nat King Cole
Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Michael Buble

Pantastic's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£625
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. Price is from £350 and we are very happy to discuss this with you. You are welcome to select songs from our extensive playlist. We are also happy to learn a song of your choice.


Musical recorded message
Skype Consultation and learn 1 new song of your choice.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients always love the atmosphere that our music creates. The reactions of people are always positive, making people smile, dance or sing along. Clients often say our music makes them feel like they are on holiday. A regular comment is that we are memorable and they enjoy the wide range of music that we play. Clients really enjoy our unique sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed professionally for over 30 years combined and have performed in a wide range of venues. Some of these are Ruthin Castle, Oriel Hotel, Aber Falls distillery, Venue Cymru, Kinmel Hotel and spa, Up a Yard Best World food restaurant in Wales winner 2023, Faenol Fawl hotel, the Royal Albert Hall, Midland hotel Manchester, Chester Racecourse.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We love lots of different music and artists but if we had to pick two it would be Stevie Wonder and Bob Marley.

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

Phil has performed for the Duchess of Westminster at a masked ball, he has also performed in the Royal Albert Hall. As musicians we’ve had lots of exciting opportunities and we have been lucky enough to perform for Queen Elizabeth as well as the 2012 arrival of the Olympic Flame. As a duo we have recently performed at Chester Racecourse to over 1000 people.

Do you have different line-up options?

We are a steel pan and cajon duo and can play at a range of volumes depending on your event and what you require.

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

We always do our best to accommodate any changes and will endeavour to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If there are any changes in the run up to the event just let us know.

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

This is not something we offer, however we are more than happy to play for up to three hours with no break, thereby removing the need for an iPod/DJ service.

How much time do you need to set up?

It takes us around ten - fifteen minutes to set up and do a sound check. We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time but we are happy to play as soon as we are set up to help to create the atmosphere you want.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Whilst we are unable to move around whilst actually playing, we are able to move to another location between sets quite easily. We do not require electricity so can play in a wide range of settings.

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

We have a set list of many songs from a range of genre to ensure we have music that everyone will enjoy. You are welcome to select songs from our playlist and we are happy to learn a specific song you request for an extra fee.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

We bring our own PA for our performance and our equipment is included in the quote. We usually require a space of 2mx3m to perform.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Absolutely. If a song isn’t in our playlist and will work on a steel pan and cajon, we will learn it for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account the extra rehearsal times etc.
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