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Charming Steel Band

Charming Steel Band are suitable for any event, Caribbean-themed or not.

A modern professional UK-based steel band or ‘steel drum band’ as our American cousins mistakenly call it!

Charming Steel are available for hire with musicians based mainly in London, but with contacts to associate steel pan players throughout the country.

The core of Charming Steel are from a small family of musicians that spans 3 generations, What also distinguishes them from other steel bands is that they can offer vocals and other instrumentation to play a diverse repertoire.

During the band's history Charming Steel Band must have performed around 200 different songs but here's a more concise list of the 100 most recently played.

Please feel free to make requests before your event.

We will gladly perform these for you if we know them or they are on this list.

Please bear in mind before doing so that on an average event we may only have time to play 25-30 songs and that the style of song we choose at any given time is a result of what we perceive to best suited for the audience at that time- given our considerable experience.

We advise you to take full advantage of that experience and not to attempt writing a whole set for us!

* only ever played as an instrumental with no vocals

21st Century Pop Covers

Happy - Pharell Williams
Rude - Magic!
Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
All About That Bass - Megan Trainor
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
Like Glue* - Sean Paul
Make You Feel My Love - Adele/Bob Dylan
Hey Ya* - OutKast
Price Tag - Jessie J
Rolling In The Deep* - Adele
Smile - Lily Allen
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Someone Like You - Adele
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Turn Me On - Kevin Lyttle
Umbrella* - Rihanna
Valerie - Amy Winehouse

Calypso, Soca & Island Songs

Bahia Girl - David Rudder
Ban Moin En Ti Bo - Traditional
Brown Girl In The Ring - Traditional/Boney M
Brown Skin Gal - Traditional
Dollar Whine - Colin Lucas
Don’t Stop The Carnival - Alan Price
Hot, Hot, Hot - Arrow
Island In The Sun - Harry Belafonte/Traditional
Jamaica Farewell - Harry Belafonte/Traditional
Linstead Market - Traditional
Mango Walk - Traditional
Obeah Wedding - Mighty Sparrow
Old Lady Walk A Mile … - Lord Kitchener
Sloop John B - Traditional/The Beach Boys
Sly Mongoose - Traditional
St. Thomas* - Sonny Rollins
Sugar Bum Bum - Lord Kitchener
Under The Sea - Disney
Who Let the Dogs Out? - Anslem Douglas
Yellow Bird - Harry Belafonte/Traditional

Cuban & Brazilian Styles

Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil) - Ary Barroso
Cachita - Rafael Hernández
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club
Girl From Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
Guantanamera - José Fernández
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens/Los Lobos
Lambada - Kaoma
Meditation - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Moliendo Café - Hugo Blanco
Never On Sunday - Melina Mercouri/Nana Mou...
Oye Como Va - Tito Puente/Santana
Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) - Moises Simons
Piel Canela - Bobby Capó
Quizás, Quizás, Quizás - Osvaldo Farrés
Samba De Orfeu - Luiz Bonfá
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
Sway - Dean Martin
Sweet And Gentle - Alan Dale
Tristeza - Astrud Gilberto

Reggae & Ska

Englishman In New York - Sting
Help Me Make It Through… - Gladys Knight/John Holt
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash
I Shot The Sheriff - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Israelites - Desmond Dekker
Jammin' - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Johnny Too Bad - Jimmy Cliff
Kingston Town - UB40
Monkey Man - Toots & The Maytals
Montego Bay - Freddie Notes & The Rudies
Mysterious Girl - Peter Andre
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley & The Wailers
One Love - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Red Red Wine - UB40
Rivers of Babylon - Boney M
Stir It Up - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sweat (A La La La La Long) - Inner Circle
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers
Tide Is High, The -Blondie
Waiting ln Vain - Bob Marley & The Wailers

Pop & Soul Covers

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers/Michael Jackson
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Breezin’* - George Benson
Dancing Queen* - Abba
Englishman In New York - Sting
Fields Of Gold - Sting/Eva Cassidy
Here, There And Everywhere - The Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
Killing Me Softly* - Roberta Flack/Fugees
Lately - Stevie Wonder
Let It Be - The Beatles
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
My Girl - The Temptations
Spanish Harlem* - The Drifters/Aretha Franklin
Sunny - Bobby Hebb
The Sound of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel
What's Goin' On - Marvin Gaye
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Are The Sunshine Of …. - Stevie Wonder
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon

1st Royal Anglian
4 Com Ltd
Allen & Overy
Allied Domecq
American Express
Anglia Co-op
ANSA Elevators
Apex Conference & Events
Aramark Caterers
Atkinson Bolton
Axell Wireless
Babcock & Brown
Bank of England
Barclays Global Investments
BBC Worldwide
Boon Edam
British Red Cross
Broadgate Estates
Butterfield Bank
Cadbury UK
Canary Wharf Management
Carphone Warehouse
Center Parcs
Charles Kendall Group
Charles Russell LLP
Charles Wells Ltd
City Airport
Condé Nast Publications
Credit Suisse
Cushman & Wakefield
Daiwa Securities
David Lloyd Leisure
Ernst & Young
Farrer & Co
Five Ten Group
Grey Advertising Group
Institute Of Actuaries
ITE Group
LDA Communications
LGN Wellbeing
Lloyds TSB
Mazda Motors UK
Mercedes- Benz UK
Merlin Entertainments
Merrill Lynch
Metro Bank
Ogilvy & Mather
Pheonix Partners
Phoenix Equity Partners
Phyllis Court
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Royal Thames Yacht Club
Saatchi & Saatchi
Sheffield Haworth
Spirax-Sarco Ltd
Strutt & Parker
Warner Bros

General Information:

Name: Charming Steel Band

Location: London

Band Members: 2 -10

Main Category: Steel Bands

Other Categories: Charity Events, Corporate, Drummers, Events, Festival Entertainment, Live Music, Military Balls & Events, Musicians, Team Building, Traditional & World Music, Wandering Musicians, Weddings


Standard Set Times: up to 90 minutes over a 2 hour period for the duo - up to 120 minutes over a 3 hour period for trio

Set Up Time: 15 minutes

Usual Arrival Time: when required

Usual Finish Time: once performance is completed

Sound & Lighting:

PA suitable for:

Stage Lighting: Yes may include additional charges

Dance Floor Lighting:

Free use of PA via iPod:

DJ included:

Star Cloth:

Other Requirements

Hospitality/Artist Rider: parking, soft drinks.

Technical Requirement:

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


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