Wade Austin Steel Pan Band

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A traditional West Indian steel pan ensemble instantly evokes the laid-back sunshine spirit of the Caribbean at your wedding reception or celebration party.

“Evoking romantic, tropical nights of holiday carnival fun, the alluring, chiming sounds of steel pans make party magic…”

The Wade Austin Steel Band presents you with toe-tapping rhythms and soft, easy-listening melody. The music can be completely acoustic, making this steel band an ideal option for an outdoor occasion, the perfect backdrop for a summer barbecue or a garden party. If music for dancing is required, the band can perform with backing tracks.

A compact duo or trio from The Wade Austin Steel Band is eminently suitable for smaller, more intimate events. However, to entertain a larger audience, the band can readily expand up to an impressive six-piece outfit. Rest assured, whatever line-up you choose, The Wade Austin Steel Band will include all the tried-and-tested West Indian favourites in their performance, together with effective arrangements of popular tunes from their ever-expanding repertoire, so you can look forward to hearing well-known Caribbean classics such as ‘Island In The Sun’ and ‘Yellow Bird’.

It’s beach-party time – sample a real carnival atmosphere, Trinbago-style, when The Wade Austin Steel Band strike up their chiming steel pans.

  • Happy-go-lucky sunshine music, perfect for easy listening
  • Flexible line-up from a compact duo to an impressive six-piece
  • No need for electrical amplification – perfect for outdoor events




Popular Caribbean Favourites

  • Sunflower
  • Island in the sun
  • Monkey man
  • Jamming
  • Jamaican farewell
  • Old lady
  • Sugar bombom
  • Blame it
  • Rude
  • Plance
  • Natural mystic
  • Three little birds
  • Summer time
  • Thinking out loud
  • Over joy
  • Cruzin’
  • Brazil
  • Breezing
  • Never on Sunday
  • Just the two of us
  • Sway
  • Mas Que nada
  • Happy
  • Never say goodbye
  • Turn me on
  • No woman no cry
  • Human nature
  • Cold sweat
  • Chipping
  • Soul on fire
  • Lost with out you
  • Master blaster
  • Feel so good
  • Treasure
  • Could this be love
  • I can see clearly now
  • Israelites
  • Promises
  • Baby
  • Electricity
  • Sing
  • Polaroid
  • Pachelbel Canon in D
  • All of me
  • Happier
  • Shot gun
  • Here now
  • So sick
  • Mr Magic
    ….and plenty more…


  1. Clare Ruby

    Lidofest at Charlton Lido – August 2021

    We booked Wade for the UK’s first ever Lidofest at Charlton Lido, London. Despite some typical British drizzle at a summer Festival he played on with enthusiasm and smiles, and lifted the mood for everyone throughout the afternoon with the perfect sound of the steel drums

  2. Theresa Greer

    80th Birthday Party – October 2019

    I’m so happy that I chose Wade Austin – the excellent steel pan player to entertain at my husband’s 80th birthday party on 19 October 2019. Thanks for the variety of steel band music. My guests were very impressed.

  3. Adrian and Allie

    Wade Austin Steel Pan Duo – Adrian & Allie’s Windmill Wedding – May 2018

    Thank you both very much for playing at our windmill wedding on the Norfolk coast. Your steel drums contributed wonderfully to the atmosphere and sunshine on our wedding day. We would thoroughly recommend the Wade Austin Steel Drum Duo…they did an amazing job playing requested songs, from “Pachelbel`s Canon” to Bob Marley`s “Three Little Birds”.

    Wade and partner were super friendly and adaptable and everyone enjoyed the steel drum workshop. Thank you both and we will send you a photo when we have them back!

  4. Abigail Wise

    Wade Austin Steel Pan Duo – Abi Wise’s 21st Birthday – August 2017

    I had a brilliant night on Saturday thank you! The Wade Austin Steel Pan Duo were absolutely incredible. They played as all the guests were arriving during the drinks reception. Everybody commented on how good their sound and energy was. It created a great atmosphere and I would definitely recommend them/use them again. Thank you,!

  5. Natalie Murray

    Wade Austin Solo Steel Pan – Wedding Celebration Party- May 2017

    Wade came and played at our wedding celebration party last weekend. We got married in the Dominican Republic so we wanted to create a Caribbean vibe for our UK celebration. We thought a steel pan set would create the perfect atmosphere. This turned out to be one of the the best decisions we made as Wade was absolutely brilliant, and everyone loved him and his music!

    Wade arrived at the venue in good time and was flexible with his set timings. We also contacted Wade prior to the party and asked that he play alongside our photo slideshow and he came back to us straight away confirming that he was more than happy to do this. He was really helpful and sent us the timings of his songs so we could match exactly to the photo slideshow.

    Wade is a really friendly, professional guy who is passionate about his music. Thank you for making our party extra special and we would highly recommend him for any event!!

  6. Natalie Dawkins

    Wade Austin Solo Steel Pan – Wedding Party: April 2017

    The party was a brilliant success and Wade made it extra special. Everyone really loved Wade Austin and his music!
    We had such a great time and we would highly recommend Wade. Thank you HTYD for putting us in touch with him.

  7. Natasha Mellor

    Solo Steel Pan: 60th Birthday Party 28/05/2016

    Wade was not only amazing but a huge part of my party… In fact, I didn’t want to let him go. Thank you from the bottom of my heart, what an amazing and talented man. Not to mention fab company. X

  8. Lynne Miller

    Just a quick note to let you know all went very well last night. Wade Austin and Mark turned up well in time for their performance and were extremely polite and accommodating in all respects. Wade is quite a personality and we had great fun talking to him after the performance. They are great musicians and they certainly made a lot of friends down here. If anyone is looking for a steel pan set-up or similar I am sure they will turn to them as their first port of call.

  9. Epsom and Ewell Diversity Day

    Our team would like to say a massive thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the brilliant contribution from The Wade Austin Steel Band which make our event such a huge success. We didn’t think it would be possible to improve on last year’s performance – but how wrong were we! Wade and his partner rocked the show and the feedback received was incredible. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone and we will not have been able to do it without your support, dedication and hard work – thank you!

  10. Amelia’s Private Party

    Just an email to say the guys from the Wade Austin Steel Band were great on Saturday! They turned up promptly, looked great and were so friendly. We would definitely book them again.

  11. Lindsey Coules

    Please would you thank Wade and the band very much for attending our Fun Day on Friday 15th June. It was a pleasure to meet them and both residents and staff were delighted to watch, dance and listen to such a versatile repertoire. The weather was disappointing but it didn’t dampen our enthusiasm. I do hope we have an occasion to book the band again.

  12. David’s Party

    Thanks very much, Steel band was great, fantastic sound!