Steel Bands for hire in the UK

Hire a steel band in Sheffield to add a Caribbean flair to your party, wedding or event. We have over 17 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 Sheffield.

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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 Juma Steel Band Steel drums band with Encore
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£437.50 - £975
Steel drums bandLondon

With years of experience Juma Steel Band will transport you to an unforgettable caribbean experience. and bring a ray of sunshine .

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Hire Steel Pan Fusion Steel drums band with Encore
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From£1280
Steel drums bandWaltham Cross

A distinctive blend of drum & bass, funk, jazz and soca that is both eclectic and progressive, creating nationwide vibes.

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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 Steel Collective Steel drums band with Encore
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£750 - £1250
Steel drums bandLondon

'Sweet Steel Music'

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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 Hurricane force  Steel drums band with Encore
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£550 - £1100
Steel drums bandReading

SteelBand for all occasions Hurricane force SteelBand is the ideal selection for your function as you see in the videos

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Hire Rebekah and Graham, Steel Pan Duo Steel drums band with Encore
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Steel drums bandLittlehampton

Sharing joy, fun and friendship through music. Our unique style and personal touch help enhance the atmosphere of your special occasion.

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Hire Juma Caribbean Steel Steel drums band with Encore
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£437.50 - £806.25
Steel drums bandLondon

The Finest Steel band in the UK. Top entertainment for Weddings, Birthdays, Corporate Events and many more.

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Hire Pantastic Steel drums band with Encore
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£350 - £575
Steel drums bandAbergele

A #steel pan duo creating a happy vibe in North Wales + North West! We’ve played 500+ events, also resident at an award winning restaurant!

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Hire Xotic Steel Rhythms Steel drums band with Encore
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£350 - £800
Steel drums bandLondon

Xotic Steel Rhythms are an extremely entertaining band of talented steel pan musicians covering different styles perfect for all occasions

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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 MELODIC PANMAN STEEL DRUM Steel drums band with Encore
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£180 - £400
Steel drums bandAddlestone

Warm friend amd entertaining ! Call me melodic panman ! Nothing but good music positivity, and most of all making everyone happy ! One love

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Hire True Steel Band Steel drums band with Encore
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£530 - £1000
Steel drums bandLondon

Soulful and harmonic London based steel band specialising in all private functions.

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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

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Hire True Vybez Steel drums band with Encore
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£850 - £1250
Steel drums bandLondon

True Vybez is an extremely entertaining band performing a variety of styles guaranteed to have audiences dancing and singing along.

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Hire We Be Jammin'! Steel drums band with Encore
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£750 - £2815
Steel drums bandLondon

The ultimate poppy reggae band you can hire for your party that play all the ska & reggae pop hits that you love! Make your event irie!

Recent reviews of our Steel Drums Bands in Sheffield

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Nakita hired Steeldrumbands for a Wedding (available in Sheffield)

“Hurricane force are fantastic! Communication prior to the event was faultless. They took everything we had discussed on board and created such a warm and welcoming atmosphere, truly perfect. I would highly recommend them to any event and we look forward to using them again at future events! ”

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Gioia hired Hurricane force for a Wedding (available in Sheffield)

“Absolutely wonderful. Couldn't have wished for a better performance or a nicer man to have kept our guests entertained following the ceremony. Numerous people have said it was their favourite part of the whole day! Thank you so much :-)”

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Ria hired MELODIC PANMAN STEEL DRUM for a Wedding (available in Sheffield)

FAQs about hiring Steel Drums Bands in Sheffield

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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 Sheffield

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

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

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