Our steel drum band features some of the best talent in this sector and this translates into a vibrant and visceral performance of Caribbean music which will have you dancing in a conga line. We offer one of the best 5 piece steel band ensembles (image below) to hire for garden parties and a 3 piece band for smaller events. Booking is easy, please send an inquiry via the contact page.
Hire our steel band for a drinks party and see if you can stand still near the band. There are many steel bands for hire in London and to compete, we have sourced the top players and developed a sound which is characterised by fluent melody and compelling calypso rhythms. We have a substantial client base from Sevenoaks to Stevenage; Oxshott to Oxford, Cheshunt to Chalfont, Chelsea to Cobham, Ascot to Amersham and Kensington to Keston. We perform inspiring live music for garden parties and you can hear this in the demo below featuring our 5 piece ensemble.
Over 80% of bookings are covered by the 3 piece band because of the scale of the party or event. This option provides an uplifting and melodic repertoire as background music during a drinks party or wedding. For clients that hire the more vibrant 5 piece band, they will enjoy the benefit of 2 additional cylinders to power a highly tuned machine. Lots of reggae, lots of calypso and lots of fun if you are hosting a Hawaiian or Caribbean themed party.
What is different about Big Sand? Our players, equipment, presentation and performance are developed to impress the most discerning clients. There are no drum machines or artificial sounds, just real musicians.
The service is guaranteed and our band has musicians who have stepped up to meet the requirements for luxury wedding services and corporate entertainment. We would like you to compare us with other bands and use the service with confidence.
Our mission is to ensure that you have lots of fun and enjoy a high standard of fluent music even when it's in the background at a party or event.
The band is also hired as entertainment for kids parties in London and the energetic rhythm and colourful tropical shirt connects with all ages. Children's party entertainment is fun and we have regular clients that use our service.
We also cover many garden parties in Purley, Radlett, Ascot, Windsor, Virginia Water, Beaconsfield, Weybridge and other opulent areas where the expectations of a live band is extremely high. Our 3 piece ensemble can compete with many other bands for a garden party and the 5 piece band takes things to the next level.
Our band is also hired by many party planners seeking a live band for a special birthday party and we have covered lots of these functions in central London where the floor space is very minimal. The 3 piece ensemble makes an excellent sound and is the popular choice for a small party.
The music is performed with clarity and definition which makes it easy for the listener to connect with each melody and the repertoire ventures through the most exciting and stimulating journey. Our steel drum band is used by discerning clients who are looking for a professional crew, to do a professional job and make it look easy.
Three players form an acoustic ensemble which includes the melody, chords and bass. The Bass player is ambidextrous and shakes a maraca simultaneously whilst performing with two bass drums. The band performs colourful melodic music in the background as guests converse with champagne and canapes.
With Big Sand, a steel drum band means a band which is characterised by the majority of instruments being steel drums (Steel Pan). We believe that it is more fascinating to watch the energy, enthusiasm and telepathy of real talented musicians performing, in contrast to a soloist with backing tracks.
The players act as integral components in a well oiled machine which shifts through musical gears to create excitement at a party.
Only the best players are invited to play with Big Sand Steel Band and we have kept the same team for the last 5 years.
Online, we have an extensive footprint throughout #SocialMedia and you can follow us on Twitter/bigsands. All social media and marketing communications are managed by the band's leader who is nicknamed Bigsands. You can speak to Bigsands when you send a booking enquiry and ask as many questions as you like about the service or performances at any venue mentioned on this website.
Email responses are prompt and a reply will appear in your Inbox in just a few hours. In the meantime, please enjoy our promo images and demo samples and compare with any other steel drum bands.
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The repertoire includes the list below plus over 20 lively calypso tunes:
From start to finish, you can expect to be absorbed by the fluent musicianship and vibrant melodies from a well drilled steel drum band. Sit back and enjoy demo samples from our SoundCloud collection and see which songs are the most played. Compare our steel band music with other steel bands and it is easy to hear why the best event managers use our service for prestigious parties and luxury weddings.