The Northwest Panman (Terry Baber) is and accomplished musician who has been taking the Northwest by storm since arriving in 2008 from Florida. He plays a wide range of events. Weddings, corporate events, fairs, festivals and much more, plus he travels all over the country. Distance is not an issue if you want him there. For over two years Terry has been the house pannist at the well known Beaches PDX airport location. So look no further if you want a Northwest Caribbean Adventure. The Northwest Panman is the steel drummer you have been waiting for!
Terry is so talented and made my daughter’s party extra special! He is easy to work with, professional and has a great sense of humor. We hope to bring him back for all our parties!
Terry was an absolute pro. Showed up early, very friendly and knew every song in the book. We will definitely hire him again- can't recommend enough.
This was such a blast. I will absolutely book again and recommend to all friends.
Terry was on time and very helpful during our event. He was so good, that we are booking him again for another event! While he was performing, many people took his information down for their next event too. The music was amazing, and brought back several memories with great songs.
Terry was wonderful, very interesting and kept quests memerized with his stories and music. He added so much to the atmosphere of our Mardi Gras party. I have had nothing but positive feed back from my quests.
Fun was had by everyone in attendance. Terry was easy going and professional. Exceeded my expectations! Will probably hire again in future.
Terry abs Chris did a spectacular job playing for our group. They are excellent musicians and, just as importantly, they are terrific guys who really care about how folks are enjoying what they do so well. Couldn’t be happier!
This is the second time we've had Terry play for our house party and it won't be the last!
Terry was amazing. The outside temperature was perfect, the wine was flowing and the food was Caribbean themed so, a steel drum performance was just the frosting on the cake! I would hire Terry again, in a heartbeat!
Terry was great. We had an outdoor graduation celebration. Communication was excellent prior and during the event. He arrived early and provided a wonderful addition to our shrimp boil. Personable and funny too.
Terry brought a happy, relaxed vibe to our house party. Would totally recommend him. In fact, can't wait for another opportunity to work with him.
Very nice, Everyone like it.
Panman is a great solo act. He plays with a backup sound track and is a wonderful performer.
Everything was very good, our family and friends has a blast. They keep tell me how good the night was and how much fund it was for the type of music we choose. I want to thanks Terry and his guitarist for the performance last night. This is the second time he perform in our Christmas Party. I will recommend him to everybody.
I booked Terry on a referral from a friend who'd heard him play at a party. He was so easy to work with, super professional and on-time and is an incredibly talented musician. I am already trying to find excuses to have another party so I can hire him again. Multiple people asked me for his info. The kids loved it, adults loved it.. it was perfect.
NW Panman did great, was on time, played 30 minutes extra, will use him again.
Appealing to all ages, young and old, we found ourselves tapping our toes and swaying to the music. Many compliments from the crowd.
Terry is awesome, it was a pleasure having him play.
Northwest Panman provided great ambiance for our outdoor event. Two guests asked for his business card on the spot.
The Northwest Panman was the perfect accent to our event. His music instantly makes you feel happy and relaxed. Always a pleasure to work with!
First time using a site and service like this can be a little intimidating, but it was easy and straight forward from searching, booking and of course fulfillment. The pan man is a great musician and entertainer. His stories added to the enjoyment of all.
We hired Terry for a back yard house party. He was wonderful - easy to work with, played beautiful music, and is a genuinely nice man. He brought smiles to everyone's faces. We will have him back again next year. A feal "first Class" act!
Everyone at our wedding was very impressed with the Northwest Panman! He made our day extra special. Terry was fun, professional, and an amazing musician! We will definitely book him again for an event!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
Insurance: Whatever your needs are - My insurer can provide this based on events. It will increase the cost of the event however, but not by much.
Website: Visit website
What to Expect
The Northwest Panman will provide a wide range of music from Reggae, Jimmy Buffett, Calypso, Soca to soft rock and jazz.
Terry Baber has been working in the corporate environment for over 30 years and is both a talented musician and band leader. He has toured worldwide as a trombonist playing reggae, blues and many other styles of music. He also is the owner of Brokenslide Music, a site geared towards providing quality music to musical groups. But his lifelong passion was to play steel pans which came to reality in 2004. The spirit of the Jumbie (as they say in Trinidad) grabbed a hold of him and there has been no turning back. Terry has played steel pan in bands and as a soloist all over the country and plays steel pan full time in the Pacific Northwest which is no easy feat!
Terry can play in a wide variety of venues such as wineries, weddings, corporate parties, picnics. house parties, festivals, fairs, clubs, and has been the entertainer used at Beaches PDX airport restaurant for the last 2 years.
Terry is very easy to work with, and very reliable. He will be there in plenty of time for your event! He always goes the extra mile for his clients.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide my own Pa and need access to 1 power outlet. However, my PA can also be powered by batteries so don't let power requirements discourage you.
Past Booked Events
|September 10, 2022 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|July 17, 2022 • 11:30am - 1:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|June 11, 2022 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 14, 2022 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 22, 2022 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Cultural Event|
|September 10, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Dinner Party|
|July 10, 2021 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 25, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Retirement Community Event|
|June 18, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 29, 2021 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||House Party|
|May 26, 2021 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 06, 2019 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Graduation|
|June 29, 2019 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 18, 2019 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 09, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 05, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Festival|
|August 04, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 23, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|April 29, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 22, 2017 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Product Promotion|
|September 17, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 21, 2016 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Cultural Event|
|July 12, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 01, 2015||House Party|
|June 05, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|September 10, 2014||Other|
|July 07, 2014||Anniversary Party|
|June 09, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
I play most Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett, Harry Belafonte, as well as Lord Kitchner , Eagles, UB40, and much more!
Influences & Inspiration
All pannists including Andy Narrell, Robert Greenrigde, Boogsie Sharp, all Calypsonians including Lord Kitchner. I listen to all steel pan players as they are all unique. I listend a lot of music that also has horns in it such as Tower of Power and any Salsa group!
Just enough space for me 4x4 tops