Panchromatic Steel - Band & Duo

Cover Band from Madison, WI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Panchromatic Steel is a steeldrum band based in Madison, WI with thousands of hours of collective experience playing calypso, reggae, jazz and familiar pop/rock covers. Simply put, steeldrum music is PURE SONIC HAPPINESS and works beautifully at any event as either danceable entertainment or quiet background music. By working in either a full band format or as a duo/trio, Panchromatic Steel can do it all.

For events that simply need background music appropriate for quiet conversation, Panchromatic's duo or trio format fits like a glove. A small ensemble is perfect for setting a fun, festive mood at "Luaus," pool parties, cook-outs, receptions and the like. It's quick and easy to setup, takes up little space, is volume-sensitive, and is affordable on any budget. Panchromatic's duo/trio is the only steeldrum project in the area to use BOTH state-of-the-art background tracks AND live instruments such as flute and marimba to bring its music to life. Like steelpans, these instruments are universally adored, and the effect of seeing them performed live in-person by real musicians should not be underestimated or overlooked in favor of less expensive formats that use only background tracks. Real instruments and human creativity matter!! Further, the duo/trio is happy to contribute to the aesthetic of any tropical-themed party by bringing appropriate dress and decor such as its own "Tikki Shack" (a large thatched umbrella to play under), flower leis, Hawaiian-style floral print shirts and tongue-in-cheek signage and decorations like fishing nets and an artificial parrot. A few visual flourishes (even tacky ones) go a long way!

If the band needs to be the main focus of the event's entertainment, Panchromatic Steel has it covered. Its full band features several steelpan instruments, a dynamic rhythm section featuring live drums and percussion, and a repertoire of danceable material covering both calypso/soca standards and widely-known popular hits by the likes of The Beatles, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. Be prepared to smile a lot as the band takes over and fills the venue with the joyful sound of island-inspired music that soothes, transports and elates listeners.

In either format (duo/trio or full band), Panchromatic's musicianship is second to none in the Madison area. Its line-up consists of musicians from only the top local/regional groups, including Natty Nation, No Name String Band, Primitive Culture, and Mama Digdown's Brass Band. The band's quality has been recognized with bookings at The Edgewater Hotel (Madison), Art Fair On the Square (Madison), Capital Brewery (Madison), Tyranena Brewing Co (Lake Mills), Great Taste of the Midwest (Madison), The Great Dane (Madison), The Harmony Bar (Madison), The Alchemy (Madison), Bishops Bay Country Club (Middleton), Lake Geneva Yacht Club, and North Shore Country Club (Mequon). The band was also a recipient of a grant from The Greater Madison Jazz Consortium and was a featured performer at its Fall "Strollin'" concert series.
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We absolutely loved this band/duo! They played songs we recognized, and they played amazingly well. It was the perfect music for the luau themed retirement party we had! We would definitely recommend them, and we would book them again in the future for a similar event!!

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So glad the event was such a success. We were thrilled to be a part of it! Hope we get to work together again.

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2017
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Retirement Party
Oregon, WI
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Please note Panchromatic Steel - Band & Duo will also travel to Cottage Grove, Mc Farland, Sun Prairie, Waunakee, Windsor, De Forest, Middleton, Deerfield, Morrisonville, Oregon, Stoughton, Dane, Marshall, Verona, Arlington, Cross Plains, Cambridge, Brooklyn, Waterloo, Belleville, Lodi, Lake Mills, Black Earth, Poynette, Columbus, Edgerton, Evansville, Mazomanie, Mount Horeb, Rio.
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