"A vibrant and fun explosion of upbeat sounds to delight your heart."
Auckland steel band Steel’n Beats is a working testimony to the power of community - their vibrant and addictive sound sees them at the heart of a range of projects using music to inspire and educate, in chorus with a worldwide scene.
A tight-knit ensemble with an ambitious repertoire, Steel’n Beats take their blend of classic calypso and modern pop tunes to clubs, festivals, and private events around New Zealand using instruments hand-built by the legendary pan-maker and musician Lennox Jordan, from Trinidad & Tobago - the original birthplace of the steelpan.
The steel pan is made from a recycled 55-gallon oil drum, fine-tuned to produce intricate harmonies and textures. But the instrument truly comes to thunderous life when it is played in unison - as part of a steelband ensemble, one of the world’s most boisterous, glorious noises. We are suitable for all occasions, and guaranteed to wow your guests!
Get in touch to learn more about their musical expertise, repertoire, and performance rates.
NEW DATE ANNOUNCED:STEEL'N THE SHOW Anthology Lounge K'Rd 2nd April 2022 Tickets on sale now!
Come and experience the upbeat grooves of Steel'n Beats Steelband as they perform live at Anthology Lounge, Auckland's lavish music lounge & premier wine bar set amidst historic Karangahape Road.
"Steel’n the Show" will pump out a host of styles and feel, with Steel’n Beats' lively and sophisticated interpretations of music by Santana, Sting, Daft Punk, Six60, as well as classic calypso tracks by the likes of Lord Kitchener or Calypso Rose.
WE ARE ALSO THRILLED TO ANNOUNCE that we will be joined on stage by the incredibly talented Thabani Gapara on Saxaphone (The Tabhani Gapara Project) and Forrest Thorpe on Trumpet (The Hipstamatics / Strangely Arousing), two of Aotearoa's finest muso's adding a hot 2-piece horn section! Definitely not one to be missed!!