The Carribé Steel- Steel Band Solos, Duos and Trios were formed by John Thomas who has not only performed for the most high profile clients but is also a sought after teacher of the instrument. The bands are available for weddings, parties, primary school workshops and corporate events.
They can perform as soloists, duos, trios and quartets to larger more energetic bands. This can be augmented with the use of guitars and keyboards, but they strive to keep it as authentic, acoustic and organic as possible.
The Story of Steel Pan Music part 1 – Meet the Pan Man John Thomas as he takes you into his world of rythm using an instrument many people dont know of….The steel pan…..
The Story of Steel Pan Music part 2 – Meet the Pan Man John Thomas as he takes you into his world of rythm using a musical instrument many people dont know of….The stee…
Formed by John Thomas who has not only performed for the most high profile clients but is also a sought after teacher of the instrument.They can perform as soloists, duos, trios and quartets to larger more energetic bands. This can be augmented with the use of guitars and keyboards, but they strive to keep it as authentic, acoustic and organic as possible.
The Carribé Steel – Steel Band Solos, Duos and Trios were formed by John Thomas who has not only performed for the most high profile clients but is also a sought after teacher of the instrument. The bands are available for weddings, parties and corporate events. They can perform as soloists, duos, trios and quartets to larger more energetic bands. This can be augmented with the use of guitars and keyboards, but they strive to keep it as authentic, acoustic and organic as possible.
John has been performing since 1976. He has performed in Russia, Germany Turkey, Istanbul, Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago. He has performed on the same bill with Diana Ross, Liza Minelli and has performed live on stage with Blondie. They perform for 100s of weddings and corporate events every year. John also gives private steel pan lessons and is an established steel pan teacher teacher in London schools.
I’ve been trying to post a review for John and the rest of the band who played at our party last Sunday. Would you do me a favour and post this to the appropriate web site ( see below).
Thanks for your help too!
TESTIMONIAL – CARIBE ALLSTARS STEEL BAND – ***** 5 stars!
I wanted a steel band for our party last week, but most of them were over my budget.
I had an email from Titus (via www.musicforlondon.co.uk) who put me in touch with John Thomas and The Caribe Allstars Steel Band and I have to say I cannot thank these guys enough. I have received nothing but positive comments about the band and how it was a pure stroke of genius having them play; they really made a small garden party very special.
The children got involved and they were extremely patient and kind, letting them play the drums – this was the highlight for me.
From a cost point of view they were worth every penny and I highly recommend them.
Thank you also to Titus for his fast & pleasant response to my emails.
Lynda & Dave Thompson – June 2017
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I want to say a huge thank you to the musicians. They made our wedding a wonderful and special occasion. Professional, punctual and a joy to work with. My guests loved the music and it was a unique touch to our ceremony.
Thank you once again and I will most certainly be recommending your services to friends.
Hi I just wanted to say a huge thank you to yourself and the band. They were brilliant, everybody really enjoyed it. I especially liked being able to play with them and being told I was the happiest bride they had seen 🙂
Thank you again.
I just wanted to get in touch to say a huge thank you to John and the rest of the band for playing at our wedding on 6 October. They were totally brilliant and helped to set the tone of the afternoon really nicely, with everyone enjoying the music with big smiles on their faces! They were really professional and helped make the day extra special. Thanks again for getting things arranged for us, and please pass on our thanks to the crew.
Sarah & Stu
Just a short note to request that you pass my sincere thanks, on behalf of all at the Oxfordshire, to the band for a great performance on Saturday.
They helped make the event a great success!
I unfortunately didn’t get chance to thank Carribe Steel so I wonder if you could please pass on our thanks for providing the music for our summer ball. They really were very good and fitted the occasion perfectly. The guests enjoyed the night’s entertainment.
Can you please pass a message on to the steel band. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get to speak to them on Saturday as it was a bit manic!!
They were absolutley fantastic, We were really pleased, everyone commented on how good they were. We will definately be recommending them to friends and family. Thank you all again and please send on my apologies that I was unable to get to them to say thank you.
I am just emailing to say thank you to John and the Carribe Steel Band for playing at our wedding on 30th July, and I would be very grateful if you could pass on our thanks. They were absolutely fantastic and everybody loved it and hasn’t stopped talking about them since. They were such a perfect surprise for all our guests (we hadn’t told anybody we had booked them!), and I wouldn’t hesitate in booking them for anything else we plan in the future.
Thank you so much again,
Teri & Matt
I just wanted to e-mail you and say a big thank you for your steel band. As per arrangements they turned up on time, played excellent music which was appreciated by all at our event. We are all still talking about the steel band and how good they were on the night.
60th Birthday Party
Thank you so much for making our party really special, everybody commented on the steel band and thought it was a lovely idea so a big thank you to you and your team!!!!
We will definitely be using you again!!!
Just a quick e-mail to ask you to send our thanks to the steel band and John Thomas who played at our wedding at Orchardleigh House last Saturday (12 June). The band went down a storm and everyone commented on how great they were. We really enjoyed ourselves and were sorry we were unable to say thank you on the day.
Thanks for organising the band.
I’d just like you to give the Band a BIG THANK YOU for a brilliant session at my Party on Saturday, everyone really enjoyed it and although the weather wasn’t very good they made a great atmosphere.
Hope they enjoyed themselves too.
Just to say we had our event last night and it was a roaring success. John and his team were amazing and really helped everyone get into the spirit. They even stayed at the end to present prizes to each team for coming 3rd, 2nd and 1st. It was a lot of fun and we will definitely recommend John and music for London to others.
Please let John know how great we all thought he was.
On behalf of everyone at Maggie’s, I’d just like to thank John Thomas and his band for such a wonderful performance on Friday evening at this year’s London Night Hike. They did an absolutely fantastic job setting the mood for all participants as they came out of City Hall having registered for the walk. Likewise they provided a fantastic accompaniment for the walkers as they left City Hall and made their way along the Queen’s Walk at the start of the route. John was even keen to come back the following morning which unfortunately was too late for us to organise but the thought was very much appreciated and we would definitely book them again for future events.
Once again thank you for organising the band for us and we hope to work together again in the future.
I just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our party on Saturday night. Everyone loved you guys and it was a beautiful sound. You created such an atmosphere. And thank you for a very long encore!
Most possibly we will see you again in the future.
Just a quick email to say that Carribe Steel were brilliant on Saturday.
Thank you and your wonderful steel band for making our wedding day so special. They were all that we had wished for and my friends and family all enjoyed them greatly
I will definately recommend them in the future.
Regards Mr & Mrs Evans ( Nick & Maria)
I just wanted to say that the band you engaged to play at my party yesterday evening was wonderful! They played beautifully, and for the entire evening and were a delight to have with us. Thank you so much.
Feedback on John Thomas at the weekend, he was excellent, great music ! Thanks for all your help & will look to refer & use your services again in the future.
I just wanted to say a big thank you to the Carribe duo who played for us on Saturday as I wasn’t able to say on the night. They were great.
Just a quick note to let you know that everything went extremely well at the Child Line Ball on Tuesday night. Caribbe were just perfect at the drinks reception as were the Bayswater Blasters for the dinner. Happily the guests took ages to walk in / get seated so they were treated to lots of carols from the girls, and we still managed to get them away by 8.30 which was good.
So thank you for all your help. You will be pleased to hear that there were about 200 CEO’s & senior heads of marketing from major UK Companies in our guest audience, and of course, any enquiries for either of your performers we will send over your way immediately!
Again, thanks & regards
We just wanted to write to thank John and his fellow musicians for a brilliant morning at school this morning. The teachers didn’t walk around the corridors this morning, they danced. The children and staff loved listening to the steel pans and we were very impressed with the way John and the others played for 3 hours without a break.
We have ordered some steel pans that John is going to make for us, so we will be looking forward to taking delivery of those in September. I haven’t got much work done this morning because I was enjoying listening to the music too much!
Please pass on our thanks and hopefully we can book you again some time
Chris Wood, School Secretary
The John Hampden School, Wharf Road, Wendover
The band was a hit and everyone enjoyed them very much. I hope to use them and your company in the future. I am always looking for good people to work with.
University of East London
Just a line to say that the Band was excellent.
Beauty & the Beast
Brown Girl in the Ring
Brown Skin Girl
Colours of the Wind
Cuando, Cuando, Cuando
Dont Worry be Happy
Girl from Ipanema
Island in the Sun
It’s a small world
Just Called to say I love you
Let It Be Me
Mr. Conga Man
Never on a Sunday
Rivers of Babylon
Sloop John B.
Three Little Birds
Too Much to Play
Under The Sea
When the Saints Go Marching In
When you are smiling
For Church Events and Ceremonies to play along the Church Organist