Shine steel band was formed by Trinidadian immigrants in London in the 1950s. Since then the band has gone from strength to strength to become the most sought after caribbean steel band in the UK. The band performs every year at the Notting Hill carnival parade as well as the Coin Street, Luton, Bridgewater, Dortmund and Hamburg festivals and have also played on Big Brother the Paul O’Grady Show, Channel 4's celebrity Come Dine With Me as well as BBC London and BBC Radio 4. They even played at the London Olympics opening ceremony!

Their energetic renditions of popular melodies combined with traditional Caribbean rhythms wins over audiences of all age groups and musical tastes, and they're adaptable for just background music at functions where the guest mingles, or to provide dancing music for an audience.

The band can be booked as a duo (tenor pan player and a second pan player); a trio (tenor, second and guitar pan players). They can also be extended to a four-piece steel band, five, six or even seven-piece band for a bigger calypso sound, for both outdoor and indoor corporate events. No power is required, making them adaptable to almost any occasion or venue.

The band differ from other steel bands in that they're able to perform aa "pan-around-neck" steel band if required, carrying their instruments around their necks in a “marching band” way, for wedding precessions and for festivals and carnivals.

Experienced, talented and professional they have everything you want in a caribbean steel band.

" They were absolutely amazing! Everyone at the party loved them "
Helen, wedding | West Sussex | 20 July 2013
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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Sample set list

  • Summer Time
  • Hot, Hot, Hot
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • Three Little Birds
  • Stand by me
  • Jamming
  • Egyptian Reggae
  • I Got you Babe (UB40)
  • Dont break my heart (UB40)
  • Light my Fire (UB40)
  • Red red Wine (UB40)
  • Kingston Town
  • Falling in Love (UB40)
  • Island in the Sun
  • Kiss the Girl
  • Under the Sea
  • One Love
  • Rivers of Babylon
  • No Woman No Cry
  • Brown Girl in the Ring
  • You can get if you really want
  • La Bamba
  • I just Called to say I love you
  • When the saints go marching in
  • Any Bob Marley song
  • As well as traditional carribean songs
" They were absolutely amazing! Everyone at the party loved them "
Helen, wedding | West Sussex | 20 July 2013
  • Performance
  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" Shine Steel band were brilliant. They called to confirm on the day, given that it had been snowing, I was very happy to know that they were on their way. They arrived in good time and played throughout our drinks reception even letting some of the guests have a little go on the pans! All in all I couldn't have booked a better band. They were friendly, very courteous to my guests and an excellent steel band. "
Louise, wedding | Rugby | 16 March 2013
  • Performance
  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service

What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    3 pan players (tenor, second and guitar pan players). Also recommend bass backing tracks at no extra charge.
  • Performance Times:

    up to 2.5 hours
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  • Act dress Code:

    floral shirts
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    2m x 3m
  • Public Liability Insurance:

  • Equipment PAT Tested:

  • Food/Drinks Required:

    sandwiches and refreshments please

Extra booking options

  • Solo steel pan player:

    With backing tracks. Take £200 off your quote.
  • Duo:

    Take £100 off your quote
  • Fee for extra musicians:

    £180 per extra player (up to 7)

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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