A night with Steel Pan Fusion

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Last Show: Sunday 16 th January 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Holborn)

Steel Pan Fusion is a vital addition to contemporary British music that reflects a wide range of influences, from jazz and electronica to calypso and soca. Having spent long hours together both on stage and in the studio the band is an impressively tight unit that seamlessly weaves together the vocabularies of jazz-fusion, modern dance music and the myriad sounds of the Caribbean. 

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"Taking the Steel Pans way beyond the carnival floats."

Chris Moss, Songlines Magazine

Steel Pan Fusion is driven by the powerful engine of drummer Sam Blue Agard and bassist Liam Joseph while percussionist Phillip Harper increases the rhythmic momentum with his array of congas and cowbells. Keyboardists Andre Louis and Joe McGrail add expressive harmonies and countermelodies to the arrangements, and saxophonist Adriano Rossetti-Bonell enriches the themes alongside two carefully deployed pan players, David Vine and bandleader Wade Austin. The result is as unique as it is engaging.

Band Lineup

Wade Austin (Steel Pan bandleader)
David Vine (Steel Pan)
Liam Joseph (bass)
Joe McGrail (keys)
Andre Louis (keys)
Adriano Bonell (sax)
Sam Blue Agard (drums)
Phillip Harper (percussion)