Solid Steel

We’re Solid Steel and we’re a modern professional UK-based steel band or ‘steel drum band’ as our American cousins mistakenly call it! We’re available for hire with musicians based mainly in London, but with contacts to associate steel pan players throughout the country.

Beyond the Solid Steel core we are a small family of musicians that spans 3 generations. We regard ourselves as good musicians above all else and most of us have a second instrument we also play at a professional level.

What also distinguishes us from other steel bands is that we can offer vocals and other instrumentation to play the diverse repertoire that you can see here in our playlist.

We travel all over the country and abroad, playing fully live to audiences at private and public events with (but mostly without!) a tropical theme like Caribbean nights, birthday parties, weddings, corporate events, product launches, and- because of the greater mobility we offer than most steel bands- big sporting events and carnival parades. We perform in prestigious and not-so-prestigious venues as diverse as hotels, festivals, schools, tv and radio studios, village halls, shopping centres, pubs and restaurants. In so doing, we make it our business for our steel band to transport our audience’s imagination to the most idyllic sun and rum-soaked Caribbean holiday ever!

We’re not just a steel band that gets busy in the summer. As a professional band we perform all year round and when we’re not busy playing we’re busy teaching.

 

Solid Steel band’s corporate clients

Over the last 10 years we have performed successful engagements for:-

Allied Domecq

American Express

Anglia Co-op

ASDA

Bank of England

Barclays Global Investments

BBC Worldwide

British Red Cross

BSKYB

Cadbury UK

Canary Wharf Management

Canon

Capita

Carphone Warehouse

Center Parcs

City Airport

Condé Nast Publications

Credit Suisse

Ernst & Young

Eurotunnel

GlaxoSmithKline

Grey Advertising Group

Guinness

Institute Of Actuaries

Lloyds TSB

Mazda Motors UK

Mercedes- Benz UK

Merlin Entertainments

Merrill Lynch

Metro Bank

Microsoft

Ogilvy & Mather

Pfizers

Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

Royal Thames Yacht Club

Saatchi & Saatchi

Schroders

Strutt & Parker

Toyota

Unison

Virgin

Warner Bros

 

Solid Steel band’s corporate venues

Nationwide, more and more wonderful venues have opened their doors to corporate hospitality business. As competition has become fiercer these venues have upped their game by offering excellent service alongside the unique characteristics and charms they offer.  A great corporate event can now take place not just in a hotel or restaurant but in an art gallery, museum, roof garden and sports stadium, to name but a few. Sporting arenas aside (please see Parades), here are some of our favourite venues we’ve played in over the years:-

Anugraha Hotel, Egham

Birmingham NEC Arena

BlenheimPalace, Oxfordshire

Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire

Cafe Royal, London

Celtic Manor, Wales

Chelsea Physic Garden, London

Chester Race Course, Cheshire

Claridge’s, London

Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire

Coq d’Argent, London

Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire

Down Hall, Essex

Earls Court Arena, London

HighchereCastle, Berkshire

KensingtonPalace, London

Kensington Roof Gardens, London

KewGardens, London

Knebworth House, Herts

Leeds Castle, Kent

London Zoo

Lowry Hotel, Manchester

Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire

Madame Tussaud’s, London

Millennium Dome, London

NaturalHistoryMuseum, London

PainshillPark, Surrey

Queens Eyot, Windsor

Sea Life Aquarium, London

Sheraton Hotel, Damascus, Syria

Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow

Sporting Club, Monte Carlo

Stockbrook Manor, Essex

SyonPark, Middlesex

The Brewery, London

The Dorchester, London

The Mall of The Emirates, Dubai