Steel Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a steel band in Carlisle to add a Caribbean flair to your party, wedding or event. We have over 6 fantastic steel bands for you to choose from, so the iconic sound of steel drums covering your favourite tunes isn't far away. Browse our acts and book today. All are available in Carlisle.

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Hire Caribbean Regals Steelband Steel drums band with Encore
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£550 - £900
Steel drums bandBirmingham

Let Caribbean regals steel band bring the fun and excitement to your events!!

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Hire Solid Steel (Steel Drummers & Band) Steel drums band with Encore
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£500 - £1500
Steel drums bandHigh Wycombe

SOLID STEEL - The No. 1 search engine's best reviewed steel drummers! From solo to full band performances for all weddings and other events

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Hire Steeldrumbands Steel drums band with Encore
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£562.50 - £1375
Steel drums bandManchester

As Europe's most sought-after steel band trio, Steeldrumbands has provided entertainment for corporate heavyweights such as Nokia & Sky TV

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Hire Acoustic Steel Duo Steel drums band with Encore
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£500 - £1200
Steel drums bandWhitley Bay

We are Acoustic Steel, a duo consisting of acoustic guitar and steel pans.

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Hire Pantastic Steel drums band with Encore
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£375 - £625
Steel drums bandAbergele

The best steel pan duo creating a tropical vibe for any event. With over 30 years experience your satisfaction is guaranteed.

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Hire Steelasophical Steel Band Steel drums band with Encore
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£457 - £657
Steel drums bandHigh Wycombe

We bring the Caribbean to you with Music • Sound • Light to Vow, WOW, Mix, Mingle, Wine, Whine, Dine & Dance .. Modern day entertainment

Latest reviews of our Steel Drums Bands in Carlisle

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"Francis and the guys did a fantastic job. They made a great effort to come to our event and provided such fun music, they completely made the night what it was. I also had a lot of people commenting that they were the best steel drum band they had heard. Fantastic!"

Henry hired Steeldrumbands for a Bar / Club / Venue event (available in Carlisle)

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"Fantastic band "

Nakita hired Steeldrumbands for a Wedding (available in Carlisle)

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Caribbean Regals Steelband
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"Amazing band, lovely people, I will definitely book them again in the future."

Jayne hired Caribbean Regals Steelband for a Private event (available in Carlisle)

Verified Review, 7 September 2023

FAQs about hiring Steel Drums Bands in Carlisle

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How many instruments are in a steel drum band?

How many instruments are in a steel drum band will vary but generally, smaller ensembles with 2-3 players will mostly use tenor pans or a double tenor pan. Medium-sized bands (around 5-10 players) will most likely also have bass pans and cello pans for a wider range and larger bands (10 or more players) will have multiple sets of each, plus some might have non-traditional instruments like wind instruments. It’s important to remember, that “steel drum band” is a broad term that covers a lot of different types of bands. All our steel drum bands will say on their profile how many members they usually play with but most will be flexible with their lineup to fit your needs.

Where does the steel drum come from?

The steel drum, also known as a pan, originated in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. Although its musical roots can be traced back to West African drumming traditions, the instrument itself is based on everyday objects, such as metal oil drums.

When were steel drums invented?

The steel pan (also known as steel drums, or 'pan') was created in Trinidad and Tobago in the 1930s. This tradition traces its origins back to the enslaved Africans who came to the Caribbean in the early 1700s, when Carnival resistance was in full swing.

Are steel drums hard to play?

Whether steel drums are hard to play depends on your perspective and what you consider "hard." Overall, steel drums offer a low barrier to entry and can be incredibly enjoyable to learn, even for complete beginners. However, just like any other instrument, it takes practice and dedication to get to a professional level and our steel drummers have years of experience under their belts.

How are steel drums made?

Originally constructed from an oil drum, the steel drum is a tuned idiophone that is now manufactured of premium steel. The bottom of an oil drum is first pounded into a bowl, then hammers are used to shape and tune it to create unique resonant surfaces, creating a steel drum, also known as a pan.

How much is a steel drum?

The price of a steel drum in the UK can vary greatly depending on the reputation of the builder, the model, and your location but below is a rough estimate: Type of steel drum: - Steelpans (traditional, tuned drums): These instruments come in various sizes and ranges, impacting the price. Basic starter pans can start around £200-300, while professional instruments from renowned builders can easily exceed £5,000-10,000. - Steel tongue drums (modern, un-tuned drums): These tend to be smaller and simpler, with prices ranging from £20-50 for basic models to £100-200 for larger, higher-quality options. To find cheaper steel pans, try buying secondhand or from online retailers (however, be careful to research the seller’s reputation).

Hiring a Steel Drums Band in Carlisle

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Jazz, Pop, Folk
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Steel Drums Band in Carlisle?

The typical price per group member for Steel Drums Bands is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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