Caribbean Calypso and More
We play the most beautifully tuned steel band instruments to the professional level required of full-time musicians on any instrument. Most often we play as a trio, instrumentally and ‘unplugged’, and go for tunes that are strong melodically. Our band has the history and passion to play traditional Caribbean songs authentically, and the progressive approach that embraces all genres of popular music where great melodies can be found.
All of our musicians play a second instrument at a professional level. This enables us to deliver varying formats offering vocals and other instrumentation.
Most traditional steel bands principally play ‘Caribbean Folk’ music consisting of calypso and Harry Belafonte ‘island music’- along with some old Latin-American ‘standards’. We really enjoy playing these wonderful melodies but also meet the modern demand by playing pop and reggae, including professional-standard vocals.
When required to be fully-instrumental and unplugged, the melodies we play are long and strong and our traditional Caribbean music fits the bill perfectly.
Solid Steel has performed around 200 different songs over the years, but below is a list of the ones most recently played.
Please feel free to make a few requests before your event.
We can provide bespoke playlists, if required, but please bear in mind that we normally only get to play 25-30 songs and are really experienced in determining the music best suited for a particular audience.