Steel Drummer

Stephen Dapaah

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About Stephen

Stephen a steelpan musician who offers a wide variety of all kinds off music that range from calypso to reggae to jazz and all sorts.
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Steel Drummer
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Stephen is an aspiring and ambitious steelpan musician. He started getting involved in the artform at the age 7 in the Netherlands and has loved it ever since. Stephen's experiences include small venues, festivals, cafe, events, playing for the queen of the netherlands, playing abroad in several countries and has competed in the london national steelband competition several times where they have won in 2018 and 2019 with mangrove steelband.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Jazz, Reggae, Calypso, Caribbean music
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Charity event, Cruise, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger
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Stephen's Song list

chunky - bruno mars
faded pictures - case and joe
number one - john legend
just friends - music soul child
dilemma - kelly, nelly
no air - jordin sparks
empire state of mind - alicia keys
You don't know my name - alicia keys
If i aint got you - alicia keys
rock with u - ashanti
bartender - t-pain
best part - daniel ceasar
before i let go - beyonce
finesse bruno - mars
buy you a drink - t-pain
candy - cameo
candy rain - soul for real
you - lucy pearl ft snoop dogg
closer - ne-yo
usher - yeah
How do i breath - mario
Ordinary people - john legend
Slow down - bobby v
roll it gall - alison hinds
happy place - lyrikal
calling in sick - king bubba
captain - choppi
party animal - luis fonsi
no tomorrow - kerwin dubois
differentology - bunji
hello - kes
too real - kerwin dubois
turn me on - kevin lyttle
epic - machel montano
like ah boss - machel montano
magic - kes
the fog - machel montano
know the face - marvay
more sokah - nailah blackman
single - orlando
technically - lyrikal
twin flame riddim
RR riddim
kan kan riddim
good oye riddim
antilles riddim
savannah grass - kes
full extreme - rejects
ah feeling - lead pipe
all aboard - atlantik
soca rumba - arrow
carribean connection - merchant
dollar wine - soca boys
feeling hot - don omar
sugar bum bum - lord kitchener
nani wine - crazy
pan in a minor - lord kitchener
pump me up
sharing licks
who the hell is kim (wrong name)
woman on the bass
yuh lookin for horn
oil pumping
leg over - mr eazi
pour me water - mr eazi
skiibii - sensima
free mind - tems
case - teni
ojuelegba - wizkid
essence - wizkid, tems
wetin man go do - burna boy
drogba - afro B
anybody - burna boy
gbona - burna boy
question - burna boy
fall - davido
insurance - davido
if - davido
african queen - 2face
aben wo aha
no easy - psquare
do me - psquare
beautifull onyinye - psquare
adonai - sarkodie
swagger - ruff and smooth
waiting in vain - bob marley
They gonna talk - beres hammond
i feel good - beres hammond
One love - bob marley
Three little birds - bob marley
turn your lights down low - lauryn hill
smile jamaica - chronixx
skankin sweet - chronixx
Customer questions

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

That’s totally fine. All I ask for is a 1 or 2 day notice

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

Unfortunately I can’t. It is something that I’m working

How much time do you need to set up?

Setting up will take 5 min

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

Ofcourse! If you have any song requests that aren’t on the list you can request that as well!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Ofcourse i do!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

That is no problem! Atleast A couple of days notice would be my only request to you

Stephen'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)£130
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£550
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Stephen's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Eve G
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Stephen was amazing!! Couldn't recommend him more!

Rosemary H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Stephen's performance absolutely brought the whole event together. The sounds were transcendent and appreciated by associates who had never had the opportunity to hear steel drums. Without his talent the event would not had been the same. Thank You Stephen.

Sarah F
7 months ago
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4.5 out of 5

Stephen’s music was just right and we were happy to have him as part of our lunch party. Communication with him prior to the event was a little difficult at times.

Katie L
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Stephen was a saviour, stepped in just 4 days before the wedding due to a last minute cancellation. He called and messaged to confirm everything. He created the perfect summer atmosphere while our guests were served welcome drinks and canapés on the hotel lawns. Can’t thank you enough, set our day off to a fabulous start!

From other customers:

Debi G
5 years ago, for a Concert in The Tabernacle
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5 out of 5

Stephen's playing was phenomenal! He definitely stole the show.

Debi S
6 years ago

Stephen steals the show and leaves the crowd in so much awe!!