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We are Ebony Steel Band Trust

Europe’s leading steel band and one of the first steel bands set up in the UK. Ebony Steel Band has won the UK’s Panorama competition 22 times and has also been crowned champions at the European Steel Band Music Festival.

Based in West London at the Yaa Centre, the band performs at events and concerts all over the UK and across the world. 

About Us

Ebony Steel Band was founded in 1969 by a group of dedicated men and women who shared a love of steel bands and steelpan music and wanted to promote steelpan music across the UK and Europe.

Europe’s leading steel band (currently European steel band champions), Ebony has won the National Panorama competition, at Notting Hill Carnival, for a record 22 times, eleven times in succession!

At the World Steel Band Festival in Trinidad & Tobago, in 2000, Ebony placed 4th, and again in 2002, came 3rd. Also placing 9th at the World Panorama in 2015.

In 2005 Ebony was awarded the Queen’s Award for serving the community for over 18 years.

Aside from musical accomplishments and performances, Ebony delivers a variety of artistic activities and a full range of workshops for people of all ages.

Ebony Steel Band Trust is a registered charitable company based in West London in the London Borough of Westminster, very close to the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Registered Charity no. 1098408.

Book Ebony Steel Band

The band can perform at any sort of function, large or small, indoor or outdoor. There is no need a PA or any special facilities – we just turn up and play.

The band members are professional steelpan musicians with a minimum of 5 years experience and play the best in calypso, reggae, and modern music.

Would you like to book a steel band to perform at your event? Look no further! We can provide anything from a small group of 2 – 3 players, to a full-sized steel orchestra of 40 or more musicians!

Prices/Rates are negotiable depending on location. We are available for hire throughout the year. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Prices are highly competitive, hit Book Ebony to tell us what you need.

Would you like to learn to play steelpan?

See our workshops for more information.