Panist Steel Bands UK

Panist Steel Bands UK list courtesy of the amazing resource Pan-Jumbie. Steelasophical is considered by many to be the premier Caribbean Steel Drum Band entertainers based in the UK, but here are a list of some popular Steel Bands and Soloist / Duos etc …

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  • Steel Band Solo Duo Trio Fouro
  • Caribbaen Mobile Dj

As steelbands became more established, many changed their names for a variety of reasons. Here is a list of some of the steelbands in the UK that have changed their steelband’s name.
  • Boscoe Steelband was Gay Carnival Steelband
  • Croydon Steel Orchestra was Croydon Schools Steel Orchestra
  • Harrow School’s Steel Orchestra was Whitmore High School Steelband
  • Mancunian Steelband was Manchester Youth Steel Orchestra
  • Melodians Steelband was Groovers Steel Orchestra
  • Metronomes was Adventurers Steelband
  • Nostalgia Steelband was Twelfth Century Steelband
  • Pantabulous steelband was Lancaster Community Steelband
  • Phase One Steel Band was Broad Heath School Steel Band
  • Stainless Steel was Steel Dreams
  • SC Music Senior Pan Ensemble was CEB Pan Ensemble
  • Southside Harmonics steel Orchestra was Lambeth Community Youth Steel Orchestra
  • Steel Attitude was Hummersknott School Steelband
  • Steel Dreams was Steel Attitude
  • Sun Sean and Sand Steel Band was Esso Steel Band
  • The Newham Steel Orchestra was Forest Gate Steelband
  • The Royal Caribbean Steelband was The All-Steel Caribbean Band
  • The Caribbees Steelband was Alexandra Road School Steelband 
Band names also changed when members of the established steelbands left to form steelbands of their own. Here are some of the names of steelbands that were formed and the names of their predecessors.
  • Band One Steel Band from Mancunian Steelband
  • Cambridge University Steel Pan Society from Mangrove Steelband
  • Caribbean Serenaders from Star Quality Steelband
  • Community Steel International (CSI) from Ebony Steel Orchestra
  • East Steel from Foxwood Bandits
  • Harlow Steel from Ebony Steel Orchestra
  • Holly’s School of Steelpan from North Tyneside Steelband
  • London All Stars from Royalty’s
  • Monsoon Steelband from North Tyneside Steelband
  • Panfire Steelband from Pantonic All Stars
  • Silver Doves from Foxwood Bandits
  • Silver Sparrows from Foxwood Bandits
  • Stardust from Ebony
  • Star Quality Steelband from Regal Star Steelband
  • Steel Tempo from Caribbees Steelband
  • Twelfth Century Steelband from Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra
  • Walthew House Steelband from Sunshine Steel
  • Women of Steel from Mangrove Steelband
  • RASPO from Mangrove Steelband
  • Sussex Steel from The Littlehampton Academy


Accidental – A sharp (#) raises the pitch by a half-step. A flat (b) lowers the pitch by a half-step.

  • Chord(s) – Two or more notes played at the same time.

Concert pitch – the pitch used to tune instruments for concert performances; usually assigns 440 Hz to the A above middle C.

Countermelody – A melody which forms an accompaniment to the original melody.

Cuatro – A four string small guitar.

Dholak – A North Indian double sided drum.

  • Diminished chord(s) – A chord that has a minor third (3 half-steps) between the first and second chord tones and a diminished 5th between the first and third chord tones. A diminished 5th is made up of 6 half-steps. Example: A diminished chord would be: A, C and Eb.

Dynamics – The volume of a note (soft or loud).  Also how a piece of music is played.

  • Harmonic support – playing simultaneusly with the melody, at a differennt pitch.

J’ouvert is French for morning.  In Trinidad it is a large street party that takes place on the Monday after Dimanche Gras.  J’ouvert starts at 4am.

  • Major Third – The distance between two tones such that the distance is 4 half-steps.  For Example C to the E is a major third.
  • Melody – An arrangement of single notes played in succession.

MIDI – Musical Instrument Digital Interface:  an industry standard means of communication that enables electronic musical instruments to control and synchronize with each other.

Note – A raised area on the surface of the pan, tuned to a specific pitch.

Octave – The interval between notes with the same letter name: the difference in pitch between two notes where the frequency is either double or half of the original note.

  • Orisha Drumming – A religious form of drumming.
  • Pitch – the frequency of a note; how high or deep it sounds.
  • Reed – A reed is a thin strip of material which vibrates to produce a sound on a musical instrument.
  • Scale – a progression of notes ascending or descending in steps.  A musical scale runs from the root note (eg C) to the octave note (C).

‘We bring the Caribbean to you’

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Steelasophical Quartet Fouro