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. Hire our steel band for your party and see if you can stand still infront of the band. There are many steel drum bands for hire in London and other areas and to compete, we have developed a sound which is characterised by fluent melody and compelling calypso rhythms. Enjoy the live demo samples throughout this site and expect the same quality when you book the band.
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. For those clients who have hired the more vibrant 5 piece band, they enjoy the benefit of 2 additional cylinders to power a highly tuned machine.
What is different about Big Sand? Our players, equipment, presentation and performance are developed for high-end events and the demo samples are from live recordings of the band. 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.
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.
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.
The repertoire includes the list below plus over 40 additional tunes: