STEEL DRUM ISLAND MUSIC

Egha Kusuma is an experienced steel drum/steel pan player who presents various music styles. These include Caribbean island, Calypso, Soca, Reggae, Latin, Pop, Samba, Bossa nova, and Jazz. As a steel drum soloist, Egha plays a Lead Pan with backing track to provide a full band sound. Therefore, no big stage or space is required for him to perform and entertain you. Egha is also currently the lead pan player and band leader of Desert Pan Steel Band, a professional steel band in Arizona. With the band, he has been performing in many different occasion in Arizona such as corporate party, wedding party, and public concert. Egha and his current band, Desert Pan Steel Band, is available for any kind and any size of event, reception, social gathering, or party. Wether you hire Egha as a steel drum soloist with backing track or hire Desert Pan Steel Band for full band live steel drum music, the music will surely bring fun and excitement to the audiences! 

Egha is currently a doctoral student pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Percussion Performance at Arizona State University (ASU), where he also directs the ASU Pan Devils Steel Band. He holds both Bachelor’s (Brigham Young University-Hawaii) and Master’s (Brigham Young University) degrees in Music Performance: Percussion. Egha’s past steel drum experiences include being the lead player of Pan Steelers and Calypso Tide, two top professional steel bands in Utah that performed for various events from wedding party to public concert. In addition, he has been invited regularly to perform with well-known steel drum artists at the annual event of Utah Steel Band Festival. Egha was also an active steel drum player in Hawaii, and had chances to go on tours to play steel drum to different Hawaiian islands: Oahu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauai. 

 

To request a quote for solo steel drum, please fill out the form below.

To request a quote for steel bands, please contact Egha by clicking the button below.

SOLO STEEL DRUM

AVAILABLE FOR

Proms | Weddings | Baby showers | Celebrations | Happy hours | Picnic | Bachelorette parties | Concerts| Bridal showers | Events | Bachelor parties | Banquets | Conventions | Festivals | Fund raisers | Halloween parties | Meetings | Birthday parties (kids) | Birthday parties (adult) | Luau | Wedding ceremonies | Wedding receptions | Engagement parties | Family reunions | Rehearsal dinners | Christmas parties

SONGLIST

The Hammer

DAVE RUDDER

Bacchanal Lady

DAVID RUDDER

Batty Mamselle

LORD KITCHENER

Pan in A Minor

LORD KITCHENER

Hot, Hot, Hot

ARROW

Yellow Bird

MAULEART MONTON

Banana Boat Song

TRADITIONAL

Jamaican Farewell

LORD BURGESS

Island in the Sun

HARRY BELAFONTE

One Love

BOB MARLEY

Waiting in Vain

BOB MARLEY

No Woman, No Cry

BOB MARLEY

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

BOBBY MCFERRIN

Red Red Wine

NEIL DIAMOND

Margaritaville

JIMMY BUFFETT

Under the Sea

ALAN MENKEN/HOWARD ASHMAN

The Girl From Ipanema

A.C. JOBIM

Tico Tico

ZEQUINHA DE ABREU

Here There and Everywhere

THE BEATLES

Obladi Oblada

THE BEATLES

Just the Two of Us

BILL WITHERS

I Just Called to Say I Love You

STEVIE WONDER

Wonderful Tonight

ERIC CLAPTON

AND MANY MORE !

STEEL BAND

Pan Steelers-"Kalinda" by Andy Narell

Calypso Tide-"This Feeling Nice" by Len Boogsie Sharpe

Calypso Tide-"Mo Pan" by Lord Kitchener

Calypso Tide-"Down De Road" by Andy Narell

Calypso Tide-"Pan Here To Stay" by Lord Kitchener

Pan Steelers-"Jump For Joy" by Shelly Irvine

Pan Steelers-"Three Wishes" by Chris Tanner

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION (FAQ)

What is steel drum ?

Steel drum (also knows as steel pan) is a percusion instrument originating in Trinidad. It is made out of an oil drum with one end beaten down and devided by grooves into sections to give different notes. 

What is the pricing ?

Pricing varies based on location and the length of event. Please CLICK HERE to request a quote.

Do you require deposit?

Yes. I require 50% deposit of the agreed price to hold the date, and it is due 1 week after the contract is sent to you. The final balance is due on the day of the event.  

What is your performance attire ?

Generally, I wear black or khaki pants and a matching color or tropical shirts. 

Do you play outdoors ?

Yes. However, I need to play in a shade (under a tree, overhang, or large umbrella) to protect my steel drum. Since it is made out of steel, it can go out of tune in direct sunlight.   

Do you require power?

Yes. I require one grounded outlet.

How much time do you need to set up and is it included in the performance time ?

I need approximately 30 minutes to set up, and it is not included in the performance time. So, if you book me for 1 hour performance, you will receive 1 hour performance. I will come about 45 minutes-1 hour before the performance time to set up.