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.
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
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 an active jazz musician and pianist in the Columbus area. He currently teaches steel band classes in Reynoldsburg City Schools.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide everything I need from PA, miss and instruments.
Past Booked Events
|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|
Island Songs: Anna, Banana Boat Song, Brown Skin Girl, Cachita, Guantamera, The Hammer, Hot, Hot, Hot, Jamaica Farewell, Linstead Market, Maryann, Mary's Boy Child, Matilda, St. Thomas, Tingalayo, Yellowbird and more...
Pop songs: Banana Wind, Brown Eyed Girl, Come Monday, Don't Worry Be Happy, Fields of Gold, Happy, Hey Jude, I Can See Clearly, Just the Two of Us, Kokomo, Let's Stay Together, Margaritaville, Ob-la-di Ob-la-da, Red Red Wine, Save the Last Dance for Me, Smooth, Something, Tears In Heaven, Under the Boardwalk, Under the Sea, Volcano, Yesterday and many more....
Latin/Jazz/Reggae: Besume Mucho, Begin the Beguine, Black Orpheus, Blue Bossa, Don't Worry Be Happy, Everywhere Calypsoi, Evil Ways, Guantanamera, How Insensitive, Mas Que Nada, Never on Sunday, One Love, Samba de Orpheo, Stir It Up, Summertime, Three Little Birds, and more.....
Requests are available if given notice.
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.
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