In the early months when there are fewer events being held in the UK, if we are not teaching, we prefer to either spend our time in the recording studio or tour and perform abroad. Over the years the band has played extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Belgium, Capri, Djibouti, Dubai, France, Germany, Gran Canaria, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Syria, Tenerife and Tunisia. We love travelling and will discount our regular domestic rates to compensate for foreign clients’ expenses.
In the Spring and Summer months we’re kept busy with mostly outdoor events in the UK as an all-acoustic steel band, because the ‘reliable sound of sunshine’ of our steel band has long been considered as almost mandatory by UK bookers such as wedding planners, corporate entertainment organisers and sporting event organisers to supply beautiful Caribbean music for their weddings, company barbecues and corporate fun days for the staff and their families.
As summer turns to Autumn we also get a lot of interest in our steel band performing in the Black History month of October. These performances are often accompanied by workshops and often take place in schools, colleges and other educational establishments.
In early November during the Halloween / Guy Fawkes Bonfire / Diwali season we get to demonstrate that we can produce performances outside in cold weather, raising the spirits.
These sets may be shorter and we will most certainly be ‘wrapped up’ costume wise, but we don’t flinch at braving the elements!
Then, of course, in December we’re very busy with Christmas parties and Christmas Carol concerts.
Most companies organise a Christmas party for their staff and Christmas in the Caribbean is a popular theme. We’re proud to say we have been invited to play at a carol concert at the famous St Martin-in-the-Fields church by Trafalgar Square for twelve consecutive years and here you can find some video clips of our steel band playing Christmas carols and songs.