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The One Steel Band



  • 3 or 5 piece Steel band
  • Larger or smaller options available.
  • Requests welcomed.


Manchester and Birmingham based, but willing to travel to any location UK or abroad.

Standard Set Times

  • 2 hours of playing, broken up with breaks.

About this Act

Specialists in corporate entertainment, private events, and Caribbean themed everythings, The One Steel Band have been using their unique style of tropical tunes to warm events of all types for the past 30 years.

Playing a mixture of infectious island melodies, well known pop songs and sing alongs, and even Christmas carols - all with a Caribbean twist - these guys are of the most popular providers of world music on the circuit, and have performed in 12 different countries, and counting, for corporate heavyweights such as Nokia, Cadbury and Sky TV.

What makes this band unique is their versatility, they are led by the perfect pitched jazz junkie, Francis, The One Steel Band manage to produce the sweetest of sounds with anything from two to six players, and so can consistently offer the right sized ensemble to suit each particular event and budget.

Experienced in workshops and teaching, this band can use their skills to provide a semi-interactive show, where appropriate, encouraging some of your guests to have a try on the steel drums.

Set List

Popular songs/covers

Thinking out loud ( Ed Sheeran )
Love on top ( Beyoncé)
Billie Jean/Smooth criminal/Bad
In the mood
Never can say goodbye
Something stupid
Can't take my eyes off you
Not unusual (to be loved by anyone)
Killing me softly
Rehab ( Amy Winehouse)
You know I'm no good ( Amy Winehouse)
Fly me to the moon
Fever ( you give me )
Dream a little dream
My guy
Play that funky music (white boy)
There little birds
Is this love
I shot the sherif
Surfin' USA / Good vibrations
Music to watch the girls go by
Dancing queen
Our day will come

Traditional songs

Steelband paradise
Benjamin calypso
Caribbean farewell
Rum and coca-cola
Same de orfeus
Yellow bird
Island in the sun
Jamaica farewell
Musical wine
Si si
La bamba
Cherry pink
Sugar bum

...And many more

Other recognisable melodies

Under the sea
Brown girl in the ring
Rivers of Babylon
Quando quando
Spanish eyes
Never on a Sunday
La cucaracha


  • Two steel pan players and a conga drummer or three steel pan players as standard but other options available.


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