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The steel drum is a round piece of metal, mounted over an open resonating compartment and tuned by hammering out different areas to different thicknesses so that they sound specific pitches when struck. Its ultimate roots lie in one of the clandestine remakings of African cultures carried out by slaves all over the Western Hemisphere: when the British banned drums in Trinidad, black islanders began to play tin cans, barrels, and tuned bamboo sticks in groups called Tamboo Bamboo bands. In the 1930s Winston “Spree” Simon began experimenting with the top of a cookie container, then the top of a paint can, and finally, during World War II, the top of a fifty-five-gallon drum discarded by U.S. servicemen.


  • Hot, Hot, Hot
  • Day-O
  • Marthelda
  • Yellow Bird
  • Jamaica Farewell
  • Island in the Sun
  • Margaritaville
  • Volcano
  • Jamaica Mistaka
  • Rock It

  • Pan in Danger
  • The Hammer
  • Soca Rumba
  • Stranger
  • Maryann
  • Rum and Coca Cola
  • Big, Big, Bamboo
  • Both a Dem
  • Horn
  • Tiney Winey

  • Red, Red Wine
  • Angel
  • Stir it Up
  • Jammin’
  • Waiting in Vain
  • Three Little Birds
  • One Love
  • No Woman No Cry
  • Equal Rights
  • Poor Man

  • Mystery Babylon
  • I’ll Give it All Up
  • Babylon Games
  • If I Had the World
  • Front Door
  • Night Nurse
  • Rumors
  • Exodus
  • Bad Boys
  • Hang On


Hi Dean!
We are so happy with the One World Island Steel Drum Band you sent us. They were friendly and fantastic. We got tons of compliments and would hire them again in a flash. We even included them in our family photos. THANKS for everything!!!!
Celeste / Mark (Steel Drum Trio With Tropical & Reggae Music for wedding reception at the Tawas Bay Beach Resort: Outside)

Good Morning Dean,
The guys were absolutely fantastic and extremely well received by our guests. Thank you so much for, once again, sending us outstanding entertainment for another Tawas event.   Have a wonderful day! Reggae/Island music for Craft Beer and BBQ Festival – One World Island Steel Drums
Shelley B.  D S, Inc. Event Planning: Linking Strengths, Delivering Success

Thanks again for a great time.
Lowell, Elementary School Principal at Churchill  

What can I say…yesterday was EPIC! The energy One World Island brought to our school was infectious, and the music was AMAZING!!! Our students and staff had such an incredible time! Please let the band know how much we enjoyed their performance. Thank you!
Tracey Miller – First Grade Teacher – Churchill Elementary School – Mona Shores Public Schools

HI Dean, Carlton was wonderful, had all sorts of raves and reviews about him and his partner, I would highly recommend him.  Steel Drum Band Duo for a 50th Wedding Anniversary!
Mrs Barb Rice – Tented area at the Rice Residence

Dear Mr. Rusch: I would like to thank you for the tape and all of your help. The “One World Steel Drum Band” were very much enjoyed. Our company picnic was a nice success and he band was a nice surprise for everyone.
Theresa Unangst, Kay Automotive Graphics

One World Steel Drum Band, You guys rocked our wedding! Thank you guys for being the best! Everyone keeps talking about how wonderful the band was! It was great! Thank you for all you did!
Lisa and Mark Stefaniak Wedding

Their overall appearance, attitude, and performance were excellent!
Hampton Hills Wedding