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True Steel Band

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About True Steel Band

Soulful and harmonic London based steel band specialising in all private functions.
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True Steel forms a unique blend of steelpan musicians bringing musical journeys that cannot be forgotten. All musicians of our band have been performing steelpan music together for over 10 years. When it comes to our music, we have hundreds of different songs in our repertoire and we play a bit of everything from traditional calypso and reggae to classical and R&B. Our aim has always been to make music fun for everyone of all ages and backgrounds. As a band, we specialise in just about every occasion. Most often, we perform at weddings, birthdays, private parties, funerals, anniversaries, community events and corporate events. We play as a duo, trio, quartet or quintet.

Caribbean music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Calypso, Reggae, Ska, R&B, Soul
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Corporate event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Hotel / Restaurant event, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Charity event
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Song list

Summer Time
Hot, Hot, Hot
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Stand By Me
Egyptian Reggae
I Got You Babe
Chase the Devil
Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Red Red Wine
Kingston Town
Yellow Bird
Monkey Man
Sugar Boom Boom
Lean On Me
Island in the Sun
Jamaica Farewell
Can't Help Falling in Love
Soul Limbo (Cricket Song)
Under the Sea
Isn’t She Lovely
English Man in New York
Come Back, Liza
Brown Girl in the Ring
Pass the Dutchie
Mary Ann
Brown Skin Girl
Rivers of Babylon
Cannon in D
La Bamba
Chan Chan
Peanut Vendor
I Just Called to Say I Love You
Take Me Home, Country Roads
One Love
Three Little Birds
Stir It Up
No Woman, No Cry
London Is the Place for Me
A Message to You, Rudy
Jahaji Bhai
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Blowin in the Wind
I'm Yours
Save the Last Dance for Me
Just the Two of Us
Don't Stop the Carnival
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The harmonic sounds and the soulfulness that our music bring, as well as the memories and vibes of the Caribbean. Also, how versatile we are in playing a variety of different music styles and genres.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012 Mariborough House / Commonwealth Event Medway Rugby Club Ipswich Town Football Club AZUR Southampton Harbour Hotel Tesco Heart Building Bournemouth Beach Weddings Amazon Just to name a few

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Lord Kitchener Mighty Sparrow Boogsie Sharpe Robert Greenidge Russell Henderson

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

Come Dine With Me Private party hosted by Piers Morgan

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line ups are as followed: Duo / 2 piece Trio / 3 piece (recommended) Quartet / 4 piece Quintet / 5 piece

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

Please gives us no less than 24 hours notice.

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


How much time do you need to set up?

Usually around 10 mins if you book us as a three piece band but this could be longer depending on the venue access and parking.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes we can perform “pan-around-neck” but please tell us in advanced and keep in mind that this will cost extra.

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


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


Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes. There may be a good chance of us already knowing a requested song but please let us know in advanced if you would like specific songs played. We may have to include additional costs for each song we don’t know that you request due to rehearsal times.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£600
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£700
Pan-around-neck duo / roaming band2 musicians
2 musicians playing with the steelpans strapped around us while walking around.
Pan-around-neck trio / roaming band3 musicians
3 musicians playing with the steelpans strapped around us while walking around.
Pan-around-neck quartet / roaming band4 musicians
4 musicians playing with the steelpans strapped around us while walking around.
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From customers:

Debbie A
3 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in New Broadway
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5 out of 5

I hired True Steel Band for an Open Mic and Spoken Words Event. They arrived on time, engaged with the audience, and could play a variety of song requests to match the event. They were brilliant and I would highly recommend them.

Carol S
5 months ago, for a Funeral / Memorial service in London W5 5EQ
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5 out of 5

The Band were excellent and added something extra to the day’s celebrations. The music was appreciated by both young and old, guests were smiling and feet tapping. We could not have made a better choice, truly professional and I would hire them again.