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Steel Band for Parties

Our band is one of the most established steel drum bands for hire and has covered over 1000 events. This experience translates into a vibrant and visceral performance of Caribbean music which will have you dancing in a conga line. The popular choice for small parties is our 3 players ensemble, however some clients prefer the more vibrant sound with 5 players as demonstrated in the video below.

We offer a rhythmic 5 player ensemble (image below) to hire for summer parties, birthday celebrations, marquee events, restaurants, and hotels. Booking is easy, please send an inquiry via the contact page.

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Steel band hire Surrey, Hertfordshire and other areas

London, Hertfordshire and Surrey have become our most popular areas and we have a substantial client base that uses our steel band for trendsetting parties and luxury events. 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. During the busy season, you can also find our steel band performing in other areas 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.

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What is different about Big Sand?

Our players, equipment, presentation and performance are developed to impress the most discerning clients hosting luxurious parties. As expectations of clients have risen, our entire operation has rebooted to meet those demands. The service is guaranteed and you can expect to have lots of fun when you book our band for a party.

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Our mission is to ensure that what we supply is exactly what you had envisaged when you came up with the idea. We appreciate your feedback after using the service.

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Concerns about the sound level being too loud are easily resolved when you hire an experienced team and each inquiry is carefully assessed.

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Steel band for drinks parties

We 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.

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What to expect from our steel drum band

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. We provide 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 enjoy bonding with colleagues and summer drinks.

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. Our clients use this to good effect at many company parties.

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The players act as integral components in a well oiled machine which shifts through musical gears to create excitement at summer parties and corporate events. 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.

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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 inquiry and ask as many questions as you like about the service or performances at any venue mentioned on this website.

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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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From start to finish, you can expect to be absorbed by the fluent musicianship and vibrant melodies from a well drilled steel drum band. The repertoire ventures through an exciting list of modern melodies and mellifluous tunes which create inspiring background music or vibrant party music when required for dancing.

Having covered over 1'000 bookings, you can expect to be taken on an exciting melodic journey characterised by real steel band DNA from the Caribbean. Sit back and enjoy demo samples from our SoundCloud library and see which songs are the most played. Compare our live steel band music with other steel bands and also check out our timeline of successful events on social media.