Steel Pan by Sam will add that island flare to your event. A wide variety of musical styles are available including 'Island Classics', latin, jazz, reggae, and classic pop songs. This solo act allows for affordable live music that fits in a compact place and delivers a great sound. The sound of the steel pan creates a relaxing and uplifting environment at any event.
Thank you Sam! We received a lot of compliments about your Steel Pan performance at our birthday celebration this past weekend.
On time, easy to work with, great music. Gave our party an island vibe.
We hosted our sons rehearsal dinner the music at Mingo Point in Kiawah. Sam completed our evening by playing. He was great and had a vast playlist.
Couldn't have asked for more. Outstanding!
We’re surprised my daughter and her fiancé with Sam playing the steel drum for her Night Before party and they both loved it! It was the perfect addition to her beach-themed wedding and everybody was talking about it throughout the weekend!
Sam was very professional, punctional and played beautifully for our welcome reception at Wild Dunes. It was the perfect addition to set the tone for the evening and help everyone to relax and feel as if they're on island time!
Sam was so good! We haven't stopped getting compliments from the guests! Sam arrived early and even played a little extra for us! We will definitely invite him back to our country club!
Sam was amazing at my sons party ! He was on time and very professional ! I asked him the night before to play a song for my son which he learned last minute and played for him at the party . He made it extra special and I would book him for future events and have recommended him to many friends !
Sam was the perfect addition to our spring artisan market. He kept the beats and vibe going the whole time! He even stuck around for an extra hour when we messed up the booking time. Thanks so much Sam!
Sam played the steel pan at our wedding for the ceremony and the cocktail hour and it was perfect! Sam was so friendly and so easy to work with during the whole planning process. He corresponded with us leading up to the event about specific songs we wanted for both portions of the night and even was willing to learn songs that we wanted and he didn’t know yet. Our wedding was on the beach and the steel pan gave the event the perfect island vibe we were going for, it was something that really made our day special. I would highly recommend Sam for any event!
Sam was excellent at my sons rehearsal cocktail
Party at Turtle Point . He played nonstop and Everyone complimented me on the fantastic music . He nailed it !! Exactly what I had in mind ..
We were looking for island vibes for our happy hour birthday event and that's exactly what Sam brought. He was on time, easy to communicate with, took time to let the kids have a try on the steel pan and played an upbeat set to keep our party vibes going. Would definitely work with him again and fully recommend!
He was perfect for our event at the Sweetgrass Inn, Wild Dunes. Perfect music for poolside on the patio. Guests could not believe he was solo, sounded like an entire band. We're having him back again next year!
Steel Pan by Sam was GREAT to work with! He performed for our wedding cocktail hour and completely set the vibe we were hoping for! He also gave us a ton of songs to choose from. I was very impressed with how responsive he was during the planning process as well. I highly recommend him for any event!!
Sam was great- highly recommend him for anyone.
Sam did an amazing job for our Ladies' Event. He played dreamy island steel drum music during cocktail hour and dinner. At the end of dinner, he taught the crowd about Steel Drum History as well as allowed us to try playing an extra one that he brought. After his lesson, he played the Steel Drum along with all those dance songs we know and love.
Membership loved Sam!
Will 100% book again! Sam was exceptional, great at the steal drums and a must for any outdoor event. I didn't realize how much range and how many songs could be played on the steel pan's I'm looking forward to hearing Sam again
Sam and his steel drum music set the mood for our Gala, An Evening in Paradise. Sam arrived early, and he provided a great selection of music. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed his performance! Thank you Sam!
Sam the Steel Drum musician is incredibly talented & added to our festive Welcome Back School Event!
We will definitely have him back for Student Workshops and more School events!
Sam played for our tropical theme anniversary party. We all loved his music and it put everyone in the mood. Very nice selection of songs too! Thank you, Sam!
Sam was perfect for our gathering and made our event successful with his vibe. The music selection was chill and relaxing and our guests loved every minute of Steel Pan by Sam.
We would highly recommend him. Our guests loved it!
Sam arrived on time, minimal set up and added a special touch to our dinner. Great music. Thank you.
Steel Pan Sam was an excellent performer for our "Holidays Around the World" themed winter event! Our customers enjoyed a mixture of island music as well as a selection of holiday songs. The steel pan music provided a wonderfully unique atmosphere that was perfect for the experience we were shooting for. Thanks, Sam!
-Caitlynn, Licking County Library
Sam was great. He brought a fun and lively island atmosphere to our Caribbean themed party. He was professional and on time! His song choices were versatile as well. I love how he blended the sound of his steel drum with famous hits like "Happy". We will def have him back!
Sam did a wonderful job "setting the mood" for our island dance party! As our guests arrived, he played during our cocktail hour and our guests loved it. Although it was raining and cold outside, he really made it feel like we were at an island get-away!
Additionally, he was very easy to communicate with and plan with. We had a list of favorite songs and he played all of them. He arrived on time and set up without any problems. Because of rain, things had to shuffle around, last minute, but Sam adjusted. I highly recommend him. He is a great partner and a talented and friendly performer. (I would like to add photos to this review when they are ready!)
Great job and very professional and personable!
I booked Sam to provide steel drum entertainment at a local store event. He arrived early and was very prepared. All of our guests at the event kept telling us how much they liked the music Sam was playing. He played a variety of songs which set a great island vibe. I would recommend Sam to anyone looking for a steel drum performer and hope to book again for future events.
Sam did a wonderful job, he set the mood for our event.
Relaxing, fun, playful conversation moved through our event.
We really appreciated the music Sam brought to our Luau. He did a wonderful job! We will definitely book again!
Sam was great. Our island themed event went off with out a hitch. He arrived early to set up, was very professional, and provided a great energy to the party. We would definitely recommend and will book him again for next year's event.
Sam was very personal and easy to work with. His music was exactly what we needed to make our Luau special. He did a very professional job for us and we would certainly book him again.
We had Sam play for a retirement party. His music set the stage for an upbeat--happy mood. Sam played a variety of music and he did not overpower the event with his music. Everyone commented about the music! Sam was so accommodating. We will have him again!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
You will get a professional who shows up on time, with professional equipment. I will play the music that we agree upon and will play for the agreed upon amount of time. I have a song list of island classics such as Matilda, Jamaica Farewell and more. Also, reggae, calypso, jazz, pop music and more.
Sam McCoy has a BM in Music from The Ohio State University and a MM in Music from William Paterson University. He is in the Charleston, South Carolina area and performs on the steel pan and drum set regularly. He is the new director of the College of Charleston Steel Band.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide everything I need from PA, miss and instruments.
Upcoming Booked Events
|March 02, 2024 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|April 26, 2024 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2023 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 13, 2023 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|September 29, 2023 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 21, 2023 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|September 09, 2023 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 02, 2023 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 30, 2023 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|June 22, 2023 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|June 16, 2023 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
|June 04, 2023 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm||Children’s Birthday Party|
|May 20, 2023 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Fundraiser|
|May 12, 2023 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|May 10, 2023 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|May 05, 2023 • 6:30pm - 9:30pm||Dinner Party|
|April 27, 2023 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|April 26, 2023 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|April 21, 2023 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 24, 2023 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 18, 2023 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|February 04, 2023 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 12, 2023 • 6:00pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 15, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 18, 2022 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Dinner Party|
|August 06, 2022 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Surprise|
|June 15, 2022 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 28, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Fundraiser|
|August 14, 2021 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|August 12, 2021 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|July 16, 2021 • 7:30am - 10:30am||Grand Opening|
|July 04, 2021 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||House Party|
|June 19, 2021 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Retirement Party|
|June 08, 2021 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|May 08, 2021 • 3:00pm - 7:00pm||House Party|
|February 20, 2020 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Retirement Community Event|
|June 16, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 30, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 02, 2017 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|September 10, 2017 • 2:30pm - 6:00pm||House Party|
|September 03, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|September 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party|
|August 18, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||House Party|
|August 17, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|August 10, 2016 • 5:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|July 14, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Product Promotion|
|May 13, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|September 20, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|July 21, 2015||Cultural Event|
|May 24, 2015||Private Party|
African Marching Song
All of Me - John Legend
Always On My Mind
America The Beautiful
And I Love Her - Beatles
Another Saturday Night - Cat Stevens
Another Star - Stevie Wonder
Auld Lang Syne
Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
The Banana Boat Song
Banana Wind - Jimmy Buffett
Begin the Beguine
Beyond The Sea
Bless The Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Break My Stride
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Skinned Girl - Sonny Rollins
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes - Jimmy Buffett
Cheeseburger In Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White
The Christmas Song
Christmas Time Is Here
Come Back Liza
Come Monday - Jimmy Buffett
Copacabana - N. Diamond
Corcovado (Quiet Nights Of Quiet Stars)
Dancing Queen - Abba
Daniel - Elton John
Dindi - Jobim
Don't Cry For Me Argentina
Don't Worry, Be Happy- B. McFerrin
(Do You Come) From A Land Down Under
El Condor Pasa
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Escape (The Piña Colada Song)
Every Time You Go Away
Everywhere Calypso - Sonny Rollins
Evil Ways - Santana
Feel Like Makin' Love - R. Flack
Feels So Good
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fins - Jimmy Buffett
Firework - Katy Perry
For The Love Of You
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
The Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
Guantanamera - Celia Cruz
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Heal The World - Michael Jackson
Here's That Rainy Day
Hey Jude - Beatles
Hey, Soul Sister- Train
Hot, Hot, Hot
Hotel California - Eagles
How Insensitive - Jobim
I Can See Clearly Now
I Just Called To Say I Love You
I Just Can't Wait To Be King
I Shot the Sheriff - Marley
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
Immigrant Song- Led Zeppelin
Island In The Sun
Island Song - Zac Brown Band)
Jamaica Farewell - H. Belefonte
Jammin' - Marley
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Jump In the Line - H. Belefonte
Just The Two Of Us - B. Withers
Just The Way You Are - B. Joel
Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer
Kiss the Girl
Kokomo - Beach Boys
La Bamba - R. Valens
La Isla Bonita - Madonna
Let It Be - Beatles
Let's stay together -Al Green
The Lion Sleeps Tonight
Lucky - Jason Mraz
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Mexico - James Taylor
Moondance - Van Morrison
Morning Dance - Spryo Gyra
My Funny Valentine
My Girl - Temptations
Never On Sunday
No Woman, No Cry - Marley
Obladi Oblada - Beatles
Ode to Joy (from "Symphony No. 9)
Old Woman Walks A Mile
On The Sunny Side On The Street
Once I Loved Backing Track One Love (Pan Gig)
One Love - Marley
Oye Como Va - Santana
Pan In A Minor
Pan In Harmony
Pass The Dutchie
Peg - Steely Dan
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
A Pirate Looks At Forty - Jimmy Buffett
Quando, Quando, Quando
Red Red Wine
Remember When -Alan Jackson
Rum and Cola
Samba de Orfeo
Save the Last Dance for Me
Shaker Song - Spyro Gyra
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay - O. Redding
Sly Mongoose - B. Sharpe
Smooth - Santana
Some Beach - Blake Shelton
Something - Beatles
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Steelin The Blues
Stir It Up - Marley
Sugar - Maroon 5 )
Sugar Boom Boom
Summertime - Gershwin
Surfer Girl - Beach Boys
Sweet Caroline - N. Diamond
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
The Temptations - My Girl (Karaoke)
Theme From M*A*S*H
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Christmas - Donny Hathaway
This Masquerade - G. Benson
Three Little Birds - Marley
The Tide is High - Blondie
Under the Boardwalk - The Drifters
Under the Sea
Volcano - Jimmy Buffett
Waiting In Vain - Marley
Waka Waka - Shakira
Watch What Happens
Wave - Jobim
We Kinda Music
We've Got Tonight
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yesterday - Beatles
Influences & Inspiration
My inspiration for this solo performance are traditional pan players of Trinidad/Tobago as well as contemporary panists.
I provide all needed equipment including PA system, miss and anything else. I need power and a flat surface to perform.