Steel Drummer


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About D'Vine

Bringing Some of the finest Steel Pan Music to your event. From Calypso to Classics. Ska to Soul. World beats to Pop beats. You'll Love it!
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Having predominantly worked as a Steel Pan musician all my professional life, I am seeking opportunities where I can utilise my playing skills and experience, whilst continuing to develop. I love undertaking new musical challenges and relish every opportunity to promote and execute both traditional and non-traditional Steel Pan entertainment. I have been entertaining audiences nationally and internationally for over 30 years. In that time I have built a massive repertoire that spans nearly every genre of music and most timelines. I easily build rapport and effective working relationships with colleagues, clients, and audiences. I have always, and will continue to excite, unite and delight, by going that extra mile for everyone I am fortunate enough to perform for.

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Caribbean music, Jazz, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Pop, Motown, Soul, World music, Calypso, Bollywood, Reggae, Ska, Christmas
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Church service, Burns night
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Audio engineer, Producer, Songwriter, Accompanist, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy, Community music worker, Composition teaching, Orchestrator, Fluent improviser, Singing teaching
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D'Vine's Song list

Island Songs, Soca and Calypsos Include:
Island In The Sun
St Thomas
Don’t Stop The Carnival
Jamaica Farewell
Happiest Man Alive
Sparrow Medley
Linstead Market
Sloop John B
Under The Sea
Hot Hot Hot
Suger Bum Bum
Who Let The Dogs Out
Sly Mongoose
Nani Wine
No Tomorrow
Reggae & Ska Songs Include:
007 Shanty Town
One Love
Three Little Birds
Is This Love
Your Wondering Now
No Woman No Cry
Dreadlocks Holiday
Englishman In New York
I Shot The Sheriff
I Wanna Wake Up With You
Monkey Man
Special Brew
A Message To You
The Tide Is High
Modern Pop Songs Include:
Cold Heart
Leave The Door Open
Dance Monkey
Love Never Felt So Good
Thinking Out Loud
A Team
Turn Me On
All Of Me
Beautiful Girls
Price Tag
Latin Songs Include:
Peanut Vendor
La Bamba
Girl From Ipanema
Quando Quando Quando
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
Oya Como Va
Besame Mucho
El Cumbanchero
Soul & Pop Songs Include:
Endless Love
How Deep Is Your Love
Morning Dance
Night Birds
My Sweet Lord
The Wonder Of You
Million Love Songs
Sweet Love
Have I Told You Lately
Ladies Night
Your My First My Last My Everything
Jazz And Classical Songs Include:
Canon In D
Air On A G String
Jesu Joy Of Mans Desiring
Wedding March
Bridal Chorus
Allegro Maestoso
Abide With Me
Oh When The Saints
What A Friend We Have In Jesus
Moonlight Serenade
New York, New York
Watermelon Man
Fly Me To The Moon
A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square
Indian Songs Include:
Aap Jaisa Koi-Baat Ban Jaaye
Tujhe Dekha To Ye Jaana Sanam (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)
Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil Se)
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kal Ho Na Ho
Pata Laguga
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients often remark how versatile the music selection is. That I read the mood of the room. I can be exciting and energetic as well as calm and emotional. They also say that the music I play includes all there guests.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Glastonbury Festival, Jazz Cafe, Hammersmith Palais, Wembley Arena, St Pauls Cathedral, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Notting hill Carnival, Canterbury Cathedral, Band On The Wall, Abbey Road.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Len Boogie Sharpe, Phase 2 Pan Groove, Stevie Wonder, Van Morrison, Herbie Hancock, Irakere, Los Van Van, Sammy Davies Junior, The Rat Pack

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

Either My first solo piece in the royal festival hall or at the 1991 Steelband Panorama competition in the Queens Park Savannah With Phase 2 Pan Groove.

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

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

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and I actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via my PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100 per hour.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

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

My set list is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I'm definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £50 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

D'Vine'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)£200
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400
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D'Vine's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Antoinette M
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

D'Vine was a pleasure to meet from the moment he arrived to when he left. The steel pan music he played really caught the mood of the crowd and fulfilled the assignment 🎶 would recommend to others! 👏🏽👏🏽

Hannah K
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent communication, arrived on time and was a massive hit with all the guests. Really set the scene for our caribbean evening. Would recommend!

10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Dear David, Thank you so very much for making our event truly memorable. We have had so many wonderful comments, your music was amazing and really made our event one to remember. From start you finish you were excellent and we will most certainly be using you again!

From other customers:

Shai G
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Dartford
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5 out of 5

This is the 3rd time now I’ve hired Mr Vine. He plays music for everyone. Not just Calypso and reggae, we also danced to some of our favourite Bollywood songs and even my beloved Mauritian Sega. See you next year Shai.