Fantasy- Midlands based professional Steel Band

Fantasy Steel band is a long established professional Steel band founded in 1986. Since then the band has gained recognition as being one of the finest Caribbean Steel Bands out there, playing for weddings, parties, corporate events & carnivals throughout the UK and Internationally.

The band is led by Paul Cherry and is flexible in size to cater for most events. Popular versions of the band are the 2 and 3pc bands with the 3pc being the recommended line up due to it giving the full spectrum of sound – melody, harmony, bass & percussion. Vocals can be added to this, and for dancing the addition of Bass Guitar and Drums is recommended.

The band’s instruments are Caribbean ‘Steel Pans or ‘Steel; Drums’ which originated in Trinidad & Tobago however their pans are hand made in the UK.

Fantasy Steel band has a large eclectic repertoire of music covering traditional Caribbean popular songs, Reggae, Ska as well as arrangements of contemporary pop, Disney classics and even Bollywood! The music can be tailored to each individual event and this attention to detail is particularly important for weddings.


Steel Bands are popular for wedding receptions and particularly drinks receptions where the band evokes visions of romantic Caribbean beach settings. The tuneful lilt of steel band music provides a pleasant musical backdrop for guests to relax and enjoy themselves.

Other reasons why a Steel band works so well for weddings are:

They play acoustic so no power required
They can set up quickly
They require only little space (an area of 4m x 2m for the trio)
Volume is perfect for guests to chat over during the champagne reception of breakfast
Everyone loves the sound of a good Caribbean Steel Band!

Corporate clients include: American Express, Bank of England, Cadbury UK, Canon, Carphone Warehouse, Credit Suisse, GlaxoSmithKline, Guinness, Investec, Lloyds TSB, Mercedes- Benz UK, Merrill Lynch, Microsoft, Pfizer, Reuters, Saatchi & Saatchi, Serco, Toyota, Virgin, Warner Brothers

International events have taken the band to: Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, BBC Worldwide, Belgium, Capri, Djibouti, Dubai, France, Germany, Gran Canaria, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Syria, Tenerife and Tunisia

Performance options

3pc Band

The preferred combination

Larger bands

Musicians can be added for larger events

Set list / Repertoire

Calypso, Soca & Island Songs
Bahia Girl – David Rudder
Ban Moin En Ti Bo – Traditional
Brown Girl In The Ring – Traditional/Boney M
Brown Skin Gal – Traditional
Dollar Whine – Colin Lucas
Don’t Stop The Carnival – Alan Price
Hot, Hot, Hot – Arrow
Island In The Sun – Harry Belafonte/Traditional
Jamaica Farewell – Harry Belafonte/Traditional
Linstead Market – Traditional
Mango Walk – Traditional
Obeah Wedding – Mighty Sparrow
Old Lady Walk A Mile And A Half – Lord Kitchener
Sloop John B – Traditional/The Beach Boys
Sly Mongoose – Traditional
St. Thomas – Sonny Rollins
Sugar Bum Bum – Lord Kitchener
Under The Sea – Disney
Who Let the Dogs Out – Anslem Douglas
Yellow Bird – Harry Belafonte/Traditional

Reggae & Ska
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Help Me Make It Through The Night – Gladys Knight/John Holt
One Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Red Red Wine – UB40
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
I Shot The Sheriff – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Israelites – Desmond Dekker
Jammin’ – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Johnny Too Bad – Jimmy Cliff
Kingston Town – UB40
Monkey Man – Toots & The Maytals
Montego Bay – Freddie Notes & The Rudies
Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rivers of Babylon – Boney M
Stir It Up – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Sweat (A La La La La Long) – Inner Circle
Tide Is High, The – Blondie
Waiting ln Vain – Bob Marley & The Wailers
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21st Century Pop Covers
Despacito – Justin Bieber ft. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee
Shape of You – Ed Sheerhan
Budapest – George Ezra
Human – Rag’n’Bone Man
Let Me Love You – DJ Snake and J. Bieber
Sexual – Neiked
Happy – Pharell Williams
Sorry – Justin Bieber
Thinkin’ Out Loud – Ed Sheerhan
Rude – Magic!
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
All About That Bass – Megan Trainor
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
PIMP – 50 Cent
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
Like Glue – Sean Paul
Make You Feel My Love – Adele/Bob Dylan
Hey Ya – OutKast
Price Tag – Jessie J
Rolling In The Deep – Adele
Smile – Lily Allen
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Someone Like You – Adele
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle
Umbrella – Rihanna
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

Classic Pop & Soul
Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers/Michael Jackson
And I Love Her – The Beatles
Breezin’ – George Benson
Dancing Queen – Abba
Englishman In New York – Sting
Fields Of Gold – Sting/Eva Cassidy
Here, There And Everywhere – The Beatles
Imagine – John Lennon
Killing Me Softly – Roberta Flack/Fugees
Lately – Stevie Wonder
Let It Be – The Beatles
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
My Girl – The Temptations
Spanish Harlem – The Drifters/Aretha Franklin
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
The Sound of Silence – Simon & Garfunkel
What’s Goin’ On – Marvin Gaye
Walking On The Moon – The Police
Yesterday – The Beatles
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon

Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
Brazil (Aquarela do Brasil) – Ary Barroso
Cachita – Rafael Hernández
Chan Chan – Buena Vista Social Club
Girl From Ipanema – Astrud Gilberto
Guantanamera – José Fernández
La Bamba – Ritchie Valens/Los Lobos
Lambada – Kaoma
Meditation – Antonio Carlos Jobim
Moliendo Café – Hugo Blanco
Never On Sunday – Melina Mercouri/Nana Mouskouri
Oye Como Va – Tito Puente/Santana
Peanut Vendor (El Manisero) – Moises Simons

Jai Ho – A.R. Rahman
Humki Humise Chura Lo – Mohabbatein
Bheegi Si Bhaagi Si – Rajneeti
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Bole Chudiyan – Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham
Hum Tum
Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai – Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
Na Na Na Na Re – Daler Mehndi
Zindagi Do Pal Ki – Kites
Kal Ho Naa Ho – Shahrukh Khan
Ishq Sufiana – ‘The Dirty Picture’
Tere Mast Mast Do Nain – Dabangg
Sau Saal Pehle – Jab Pyar Kisise Hota Hai

Bare Necessities, The (Jungle Book)
Beauty And The Beast
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King)
Everybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats)
I Wan’na Be Like You (Jungle Book)
I’ve Got No Strings (Pinocchio)
Kiss The Girl (Little Mermaid)
Let It Go (Frozen)
Once Upon A Dream (Sleeping Beauty)
Under The Sea (Little Mermaid)
When You Wish Upon A Star (Fantasia)
Whistle While You Work (Snow White)
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah (Song of the South)

Tunes for Bridal, processional entrance
“Bridal Chorus” from the opera Lohengrin, by Richard Wagner
“Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major
“The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”, by George F. Handel
“You’re So Cool” from the film ‘True Romance’, by Hans Zimmer

Tunes for triumphal wedding couple exits

“Wedding March from a Midsummer Night’s Dream” — Mendelssohn
“Ode to Joy” – Beethoven
“One Love” – Bob Marley & The Wailers
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, by Stevie Wonder