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Nick Kelley Steel Drummer from Charleston, SC

Will travel up to 115 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 1 Review
  • 8 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2019
  • 1 Award or Badge
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $350 per event

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Are you seeking the sounds of the Caribbean at your next event? Look no further. Nick Kelley can transport you there through the sweet sounds of the steel pan, whether your event is a cocktail hour, wedding ceremony/reception, pool-side party, restaurant dining, or celebration of another kind! Based in Charleston, South Carolina, Nick has performed all across the Lowcountry spanning multiple locations and events including: the Charleston Riverdogs, North Charleston Coliseum, weddings on Folly Beach, the Charleston Battery, pool-side parties at Kiawah, Party at the Point, and venues all around town. Incorporating classic Caribbean music (soca, calypso, reggae) as well as hits from the '60's to today, Nick plays a wide variety of music to help keep everyone entertained. His musical study includes a Bachelor's degree in music education as well as a Masters degree in music performance. Nick has also spent time in Trinidad (where the pan was invented) studying alongside Trinis to help develop his technique and his own sound. As a solo act, Nick will bring his pans, and all the sound equipment necessary for the size of the event. He uses high quality equipment, and professional backing tracks, and can help you get the Caribbean feel and sound you desire for a very affordable rate. If you are looking for more than a solo steel pan, Nick is also a part of Holy City Steel Collective, a local group of musicians with years of both playing harmoniously together and teaching pan to the youth. This group can range from a duo (pan/guitar), to trio (pan, guitar/bass, drums), to a quartet (pan, second set of pans or guitar/keyboard, bass, and drums). Holy City Steel Collective has played events all across the Lowcountry: Nick is very easy to work with and will do what it takes to help make your event all the more special for you and your guests.


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Avg 5.0 | 1 Review

Review by Cheri K.

Corporate FunctionReviewed on March 16, 2023From Charleston, SC

Nick was on time. Very friendly and professional. Our guests really enjoyed the music.

Nick Kelley:

Thank you for kind words, Cheri! It was a pleasure playing for you and your guests!

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Song List 

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  • Africa | Toto
  • Ain't No Sunshine | Bill Withers
  • All My Love | Led Zeppelin
  • All Night Long | Lionel Richie
  • All of Me | John Legend
  • All of Me | Standard
  • And She Was | Talking Heads
  • Baby, I Love Your Way | UB40/Frampton
  • Badfish | Sublime
  • Banana Pancakes | Jack Johnson
  • Bennie and the Jets | Elton John
  • Better Together | Jack Johnson
  • Black Orpheus | Luiz Bonfa
  • Buffalo Soldier | Bob Marley
  • California Gurls | Katy Perry
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight | Elton John
  • Come Monday | Jimmy Buffett
  • Cool Change | Little River Band
  • Country Roads | John Denver
  • Crash Into Me | Dave Matthews Band
  • Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover | Sophie B. Hawkins
  • Daniel | Elton John
  • Don't Speak | No Doubt
  • Drift Away | Grey/Uncle Kracker
  • Englismand in New York | Sting
  • The Pina Colada Song | Rupert Holmes
  • Everything | Michael Buble
  • Finesse | Bruno Mars
  • Fire and Rain | James Taylor
  • Fly Like and Eagle | Steve Miller Band
  • Fly Me to the Moon | Frank Sinatra
  • Havana | Camila Cabello
  • Hotel California | The Eagles
  • How Insensitive | Antonio Jobim
  • How Sweet It Is | James Taylor
  • I Shot the Sherriff | Bob Marley
  • I Will Survive | Gloria Gaynor/Cake
  • I Wish | Stevie Wonder
  • I'm Not the Only One | Sam Smith
  • I'm Yours | Jason Mraz
  • Iron Lion Zion | Bob Marley
  • Isn't She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  • Island Song | Zach Brown Band
  • Jump Right In | Zach Brown Band
  • Just the Way You Are | Billy Joel
  • Kokomo | The Beach Boys
  • Let's Stay Together | Al Green
  • Little Lion Man | Mumford and Sons
  • Love of My Life | Santana/DMB
  • Love Song | The Cure/311
  • Margaritaville | Jimmy Buffett
  • Mony Mony | Billy Idol
  • Nikita | Elton John
  • No Woman, No Cry | Bob Marley
  • Pachelbel's Canon in | Pachelbel
  • Pirate Looks at Forty | Jimmy Buffett
  • Red, Red Wine | UB40
  • Redemption Song | Bob Marley
  • Rhiannon | Fleetwood Mac
  • Rikki Don't Lose That Number | Steely Dan
  • Rosanna | Toto
  • Santeria | Sublime
  • Sitting on the Dock of the Bay | Otis Redding
  • Sitting, Waiting, Wishing | Jack Johnson
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Iz Kamakawiwo'ole
  • Starman | David Bowie
  • Sweet Child of Mine | Guns N Roses/Cheryl Crow
  • These Are The Days | Jamie Cullum
  • The Weather is Here, I Wish You Were Beautiful | Jimmy Buffett
  • The Wind Cries Mary | Hendrix/Cullum
  • You Can Call Me Al | Paul Simon


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Date Selected: 12/10/2023

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Past Events

March 16, 2023 • Corporate Function
Thu6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Charleston, SC
October 29, 2022 • Festival
Sat12:00 PM - 3:30 PM Lexington, SC
May 28, 2022 • Event
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Charleston, SC
May 23, 2020 • Wedding
Sat4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Charleston, SC
May 16, 2020 • Wedding Reception
Sat5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Charleston, SC
September 28, 2019 • Birthday Party (Adult)
Sat12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Murrells Inlet, SC
August 23, 2019 • Club Event
Fri6:00 PM - 8:30 PM Beaufort, SC
July 20, 2019 • Lowndes Grove
Sat4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Charleston, SC
June 1, 2019 • Event
Sat12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Charleston, SC
May 31, 2019 • Tattooed Senoritas
Fri6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Island, SC
May 18, 2019 • Edmund's Oast Brewery
Sat1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Charleston, SC
May 17, 2019 • Party at the Point
Fri6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Mount Pleasant, SC

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