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Black Star Steel Band

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Overview

  • 5-7 piece steel band with added saxophone
  • Perform Calypso, Samba, Soca, Reggae and African styles, as well as, Pop and Jazz
  • Available at weekends ONLY

Location

Based in Glasgow but play regularly throughout Scotland and across the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • one 90 minute set.

About this Act

The Black Star Steel Band is a 7 piece Glasgow based steel band. The name is derived from the black star in the middle of the tricolour flag of Ghana as all founding members were Ghanaian.

The current members originated from a steel band formed with the aid of Glasgow City Council in 1990 during the year of culture celebrations.

They have extended the format of the traditional steel band by adding saxophone to the usual selection of steel pans and percussion and play an energetic mix which takes in Calypso, Samba, Soca, Reggae and African styles, as well as Pop and Jazz.

In addition to regular gigs around Scotland involving weddings, community galas, Caribbean nights and birthday parties, they have supported Rod Stewart at Hampden, taken part in the Glasgow International Jazz Festival and had a guest appearance on Balamory, as well as partaking in the Children's Classic Concert at the Royal Concert Hall Glasgow.

If you require that Caribbean flavour at your event then the Black Star Steel Band are just the ticket!

*Please note when enquiring, the band do not play midweek events, only weekends*

Set List

Lineup

  • Band consists of seven piece steel pans, percussion and sax

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