SHO Productions


Steel Accent

Steel Accent is one of the area’s best steel drum groups aimed at providing southern New England with some great live soca, calypso, and reggae music. This group consists of some of the area’s most talented steel drummers. We are all experienced and college-trained musicians who take pride in our music, as well as our professionalism. Everything you get with this group is pure, authentic, live music (no pre-recorded tracks!). Our main goal is to surpass listeners’ musical expectations and leave people feeling happy. Whether you’re having a small backyard party, a large corporate event, or a wedding, Steel Accent can play some great Caribbean music to help make your occasion memorable!

We can offer several different group configurations to give you the best music possible for your situation. The Two-Pan Player option is the base package, with the quartet being the full band. We also offer some alternative One-Pan Player options with some different instrumentation – hand drums, acoustic guitar – When things get busy, sometimes only one pan player can be available. In such cases, we can still do the gig with one pan player, and it will still sound great!

Why our clients love us…
We are always on time – Let’s face it. Sometimes musicians have a reputation for being unreliable. Well, we are a different breed. We take pride in our professionalism, and will ALWAYS be punctual and reliable.
We can play almost anywhere – Got an event location that you think might be too small for us? I bet we could make it work. We’ve played in a lot of places, and we have yet to find a situation that we could not work with.
We can project our sound quite a bit without amplification, or we can be softer to stay in the background – This is one of the main things that many of our clients enjoy about us. In general, we have the ability to stay in the background and not overpower people’s dinner conversations. Most of the people who play for this group are college-trained musicians, which means we have spent years practicing to be sensitive musicians capable of playing whatever volume is appropriate. Also, steel drums have a huge range of volume. They can be very soft, very loud, or anywhere in between depending on what is needed for the gig.
We play live acoustic music. No pre-recorded tracks – There is certainly nothing wrong with playing solo steel pan with pre-recorded tracks. There are some fantastic steel pan players who specialize in that. But this particular group is dedicated to bringing LIVE acoustic steel pan music to our guests. To us, a group is more authentic and, frankly, more fun!


Client Feedback
–“Thank you so much for entertaining at the luncheon yesterday. It was wonderful background music and went perfectly with our theme. We did receive very positive comments and someone even said that it was the best entertainment that we have ever had at a luncheon. I am sure that we will use you again in the future.” –Shawna, Wayland MA, 5/6/2015
–“I have to say this was one of our best concerts ever! I can’t get over how much the residents from both of our settings- retirement living and memory care enjoyed it! What a success.”–Deanna, Heritage Assisted Living, Framingham MA, 4/4/2015
–“Thank you for everything last night, you guys were great!” –Jackie M, Springfield MA, 6/12/2015
–“Steel Accent did a great job playing background music during our wedding cocktail hour (3 hours). They sounded just as expected and several of our guests commented how good they were. They created the perfect ambiance and even managed to get a few of us dancing earlier than the dancing was due to start. We would definitely recommend them to others for a wedding or any other event. Communication was fast and professional.” –Tracey G, Stratham NH, 7/27/2014
–“Steel Accent made our 50th wedding anniversary celebration special and memorable. The duo which played provided adequate volume for our relatively small party. It was not too loud for persons sitting nearby and not too soft for persons playing games out in the yard. The mellow Carribean sound was just right for a wedding anniversary. A rock group or DJ we did not want. We had long wanted to hear the band and are wondering what other function we could have for which they could play.” –Jack P, Danvers MA, 8/25/2013
–“Phil arrived one hour early. His performance was wonderful. Guests thoroughly enjoyed his music and thrilled to hear music they recognized. Several wanted business cards. What a perfect day!”–Debra M, Old Lyme CT, 7/27/2013
–“We are a senior living facility and my residents loved this concert.”–Jody B, Newton MA, 8/11/2013


Song List

Baja – Traditional
Day-O (Banana Boat Song) – Harry Belafonte
Dorothy Went to Bathe – Rafael de Leon
Everybody Loves a Saturday Night -Trad.
Island In The Sun – Belafonte
Jamaica Farewell – Lord Burgess
Jump In The Line – Harry Belafonte
Kiss The Girl – Alan Menken
Limbo Rock – Sheldon
Linstead Market – Traditional
Marrianne – William Eaton
‘Nuff Respect – David Rudder
Underneath the Mango Tree

Bacchanal Lady – David Rudder
Bahia Girl – David Rudder
Barbara – Super Blue Lyons
Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Both of Them – Mighty Sparrow
Dis Feelin Nice – Boogsie Sharpe
Dollar – Colin Lucas
The Hammer – David Rudder – Click to Listen
Hot, Hot, Hot – Alphonsus Cassell – Click to Watch
Jouvert Music
One Superpower – Merchant
Pan in ‘A’ Minor – Aldwin Roberts – Click to Listen
Sarah – Boogsie Sharpe – Click to Watch

Bend Down Low – Marley
I Shot The Sheriff – Marley -Click to Listen
Is This Love – Marley
Jammin – Marley
No Woman, No Cry – Marley
One Love – Marley
Redemption Song – Marley
Red Red Wine – Neil Diamond – Click to Listen
Take A Break Today – Boogsie Sharpe
Three Little Birds – Marley

All My Lovin’ – The Beatles
Babylon – David Gray
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Come Monday – Jimmy Buffett
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
I Can See Clearly Now – Johnny Nash
Imagine – John Lennon
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
In The Summertime – Mungo Jerry
Kokomo – Beach Boys
Let It Be – The Beatles
Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffett
Sloop John B – Beach Boys – Click to Listen
Over The Rainbow – Isreal Kamakawiwo
Summertime – Gershwin
Under The Sea – Alan Menken

Amazing Grace
Pachabel’s Canon
Here Comes The Bride – Click to Listen
Bridal March
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach – Click to Listen

Black Orpheus – Louis Bonfi
Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
Girl From Ipanema – Jobim
Spanish Eyes – Bert Kaempfert
Yellow Bird – Norman Luboff

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