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Banana Oil Pan Band Steel Drum Band from Columbia, MO

Will travel up to 300 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 17 Reviews
  • 50 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2005
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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BANANA OIL PAN BAND: The Banana Oil Pan Band is a steel pan band (steel drums) specializing in Caribbean, Calypso, island, and other styles of music including well known jazz, Latin, and popular tunes all played on steel pans. We do covers by artist such as Jimmy Buffett, Santana, Little Village, John Hiatt, Ry Cooder, Paul Simon, Jobim, Andy Nerall, David Rudder, Roy Orbison, Harry Belafonte, Freddy Hubbert, Spyro Gyro, Jaco Pastorius, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and Lord Kitchener. Most of our material has an island feel, however, we are dedicated to the philosophy that any kind of music can be played on the pans. Christmas performances on pan are especially inspiring. STEEL PANS: Pans are unique musical instruments, developed in Trinidad & Tobago in the late 1940's. They are made from discarded 55 gal steel drums and are often called "steel drums". Regardless of what name is used, it is the delightfully unique sound that is unforgettable. If you have visited the Caribbean, you are probably familiar with pans and the festive melodies and rhythms associated with calypso pan music. This music is appropriate for any occasion where people intend to be entertained and have a good time. Luaus, pool parties, block parties, fundraisers, art fairs and festivals, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, business or social conventions, picnics and luncheons are especially good candidates. BAND CONFIGURATIONS: We can provide band configurations all the way from a Solo to a Sextet and more. The majority of our bookings are for the Quintet and the Duet with the Trio a close runner up. SEXTET: Consist of (2) lead pan players; (1) double second pan player/singer; Lead singer/percussionist; Bass & Drums. QUINTET: Consist of (1) lead pan player; (1) double second pan player/singer; Lead singer/percussionist; Bass & Drums. QUARTET: Consist of (1) lead pan player; (1) double second pan player/singer; Bass & Drums. TRIO: Consist of (1) double second pan player/singer; Bass & Drums DUET: Consist of (1) lead pan player; (1) double second pan player/singer with backing tracks. SOLO: Consist of (1) double second pan player/singer with backing tracks. - OR - (1) lead pan player with backing tracks The configurations can be augmented by adding pan players, horns, guitars, hula dancers, etc as desired. We can provided 2 distinct bands for one performance. All of the members are professional musicians and all play in other bands. With the addition a one or two musicians, we can morph from a pan band to a blues, jazz, country, or classic rock band. PERFORMANCES: Our past performances include: CORPORATE BUSINESS meetings, conventions, parties and luncheons, at Tan Tar A (Now Margaritaville) & Lodge of Four Seasons, Summer Set Inn - Lake of the Ozarks, MO; Sprint Employee luncheon - Overland Park, KS; Wilson's Fitness Centers Employee Picnics; Columbia Police Volunteer Reception; STUDENT FESIVALS @ University of Missouri, Rolla; Webster University; Westminster University; Kansas University; Columbia College; William Woods University; Athletic Department Fund Raiser - University of MO, Columbia; FESTIVALS at Shelter Insurance Garden Series; Columbia Festival of The Arts; Fayette Ville Festival; Ferguson MO Summer Festival; Jefferson City Thursday Night Live Festival; MO River Regional Library State Capital Culture Concert - Jefferson City, MO; Warren County Fine Arts Concert Series; Twin Oaks Park Festival, St. Louis, MO; Boonville, MO 4th of July Festival; Boone County Fair; Art In The Park - Columbia, MO; Moberly Area Festival of the Arts. TV APPEARANCES at KMOU; Hotel Opening - Isle Of Caprie - Boonville, MO. COUNTRY CLUBS in Columbia, MO, St. Louis & Kansas City area including Topeka, Lawrence and Illinois. Old Hawthorne Country Club; Columbia Country Club; Country Club of Missouri; UMC Alumni Center; Loch Lloyd Country Club; Topeka Country Club - Topeka KS MISC: Multiple Weddings; Chipotle Mexican Foods Restaurants; Missouri Arts Association; Alzheimer's Association fund raiser; American Cancer Society Fund Raiser; Downtown Optimist Club meeting; restaurants; bars; weddings. HOW FAR WILL WE GO? Most of our performances are in the Mid Missouri area, Kansas City area, and St. Louis area. However, we have performed in Arkansas, Bolder, CO, Branson, MO, Illinois, Kansas, and Destin, FL. The Banana Oil Pan Band is based in Columbia, MO.


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Review by Barbara E.

FundraiserReviewed on May 10, 2022From Springfield, IL

They were very accommodating with our schedule, traveling four hours to get to our venue. They are so fun and had guests dancing by their tables at our formal dinner event. I would definitely recommend them!

Review by Matthew W.

Birthday Party (Kids)Reviewed on June 22, 2009From Kirkwood, MO

Perfect. Would not change a thing

Review by Peter T.

Family ReunionReviewed on August 9, 2008From Hallsville, MO

Not only did they play the Caribbean music we fell in love with several years ago --- but if one closes their eyes they will relive the memories all over again. The instrumental and singing was fantastic !! We will definitely see them again when we have another party.

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  • A New Old Soul | P. Hawkins
  • Afro Blue | M. Santamaria
  • Baja | Brad Shores
  • Blue Bossa | Kenny Dorham
  • Blue Moon | Hart & Rogers
  • Brazil | Ary Barroso
  • Cachita | Rafael Hernandez
  • Come Monday | Jimmy Buffett
  • Cool Waters | Brad Shores
  • Coral Reef | Brad Shores
  • Crying | Roy Orbison
  • Day -O | Harry Belafonte
  • Do You Want My Job | John Hiatt
  • Don't Worry Be Happy | Bobby McFerrin
  • Evil Ways | Santana
  • Flag Woman | Lord Kitchener
  • Girl From Ipanema | Jobin
  • Going Costal | Brad Shores
  • Guarntanamera
  • He'll Have To Go | Joe & Audrer Allison
  • Hot Hot Hot | Buster Poindexter
  • Hot Sauce Samba | Brad Shores
  • I Can See Clearly | Johnny Nash
  • Iko Iko | Joe Jones
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Island In The Sun | Harry Belafonte
  • Jamaica Farewell | Harry Belafonte
  • Jolly Mon | Jimmy Buffett
  • Limbo Rock | Sheldon & Strange
  • Little Sunflower | Freddie Hubbard
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Marianne | Triditional
  • Miami Beach Rhumba | Cugat
  • Morning Dance | Spyro Gyro
  • My Funny Valentine | Rodgers/Hart
  • Never On Sunday | Hadjikakis
  • Oh Sail Away | Kingston Trio
  • One Trick Poney | Paul Simon
  • Over The Rainbow/Wonderful World
  • Oye Como Va | Santana
  • Passionate Kisses | Mary Chapin Carpenter
  • Red Red Wine | Neil Diamond
  • Save The Last Dance For Me | The Drifters
  • Spanish Eyes | Singleton, Snyder & Kaempfert
  • Stand By Me | The Drifters
  • Steelin' The Blues | Brad Shores
  • Stir It Up | Bob Marley
  • Sue's Blues | Brad Shores
  • Sugar Bum Bum | Watson & Kitchener
  • The Chicken | Pee Wee Willis
  • The Hammer | David Rudder /Andy Narell
  • Trinidad Blue Basin | Traditional
  • Under The Sea | Menken & Ashman
  • Volcano | Jimmy Buffett
  • When Rita Leaves | John Hiatt
  • Yellow Bird | Luboff, Keith, & Bergman

Booked Events 

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Upcoming Events

July 27, 2024 • Luau Party
Sat7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Eureka, MO

Past Events

June 2, 2023 • Wedding
Fri6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Kansas City, MO
July 23, 2022 • Festival
Sat5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Bevington, IA
April 23, 2022 • Fundraiser
Sat8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Springfield, IL
September 2, 2021 • Club Event
Thu5:30 PM - 8:30 PM Columbia, MO
August 15, 2021 • Church Service
Sun11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Kansas City, MO
November 3, 2019 • Fundraiser
Sun6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Overland Park, KS
August 24, 2019 • Private Party
Sat7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Saint Louis, MO
August 10, 2019 • Birthday Party (Kids)
Sat12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saint Louis, MO
July 26, 2019 • Corporate Function
Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 PM Lenexa, KS
July 20, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Creve Coeur, MO
June 8, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat5:30 PM - 8:00 PM Potosi, MO
June 7, 2019 • Community Event
Fri7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Maryland Heights, MO

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