Bio

JUMA STEEL BAND

Bio

 

Juma Steel Band is one of the UK's leading professional steel bands with over 20 years of experience entertaining audiences at all types of functions and events.

Prompt response to enquiries, excellent time keeping,reliability,and professionalism is our top priority.

All our musicians are of caribbean heritage.

The band features outstanding musicians who individually have worked in Japan, Seychelles ,Mauritius,Sri Lanka,Macau, Hong Kong,Dubai,Thailand,Singapore and in East and Western Europe.

Played for many celebrities including Dame Julie Walters, Jermaine Defoe OBE,Denise Lewis OBE.

Performed on European and Caribbean Cruises.


 

Junior Bailey(Band Leader,Drum Kit)

Born in Hackney,London.

First band played with at age of 12 was The Clissold Park Steel Band.

Countries Played:

Spain,Ireland,Germany,Luxembourg,Monte Carlo,Dubai,Seychelles,Hong Kong,Macau,Thailand,Singapore.

Venues Played:

Buckingham Palace,Windsor Castle,Wembley Arena,Sunderland Football Stadium,Fairfield Halls,Dingwalls,100 Club,London Olympia,Dorchester Hotel.

Played For:

The Foundations,Edwin Starr,Scritti Politti,Picittiwitch,Pauline Henry(The Chimes),Tony Charles Steel Band,Errol Linton Blues Band.


 

Justin Russell(Tenor Steel Drum)

Born in London.

Countries Played:

Ireland ,East and West Europe,Sri Lanka,Mauritius,Japan.

Venues Played:

Royal Albert Hall,Houses of Parliament,Wembley Stadium,GlastonburyFestival,Notting Hill Carnival,TV and Radio.

Played for:

The Queen(in front of),Mangrove Steel Band,The BBC Concert Orchestra,Cameron Pierre,Pop group The Feeling.


 

Steven Jacobs(Single Second Steel Drum),Keybordist.

Born in London.

Performed for:

Reggae Vocalist Errol Dunkley,travelled extensively throughout The Middle East,played at various racecourses in the UK.


 

 

Jeff Sam(Bass Player,Vocalist)

Born in Trinidad.

Arrived in the UK aged 19,Had considerable experience in his own group in Trinidad as a Vocalist.

In 1982 in London, he was founder member of the band "Masquerade" sponsored by BWIA Airline.

Records were made with the band which he featured as a Bass Player and Vocalist.

Countries Played:

Hong Kong(1987,88,91),Seychelles,Abudabi,Dubai,Thailand.Singapore

Venues Played:

Buckingham Palace,Windsor Castle,Park Lane Hotels(London),Excelsior Hotel(Hong Kong),Duse Thani Hotel(Bankok,Thailand),Coco Carib Bar and Restaurant (Singapore)

 


 Juma has a extensive repertoire of songs and music genres ranging from Brazilian,Calypso,Soca,Reggae and Pop.


 

Lineups:

The band has a number of line-ups to suit your requirements.Here are some examples.

  • Duo: 2 Steel Drum Players, Drum Machine With Small PA. (suitable for small events)
  • Trio: 3 Steel Drum Players, Drum Machine With Small PA Or 2 Steel Drum Players With a Drum Kit Player.(suitable for small-medium size weddings/events)
  • Quartet: 2 Steel Drum Players,Drum Kit Player,Bass Player/Vocalist. (Suitable for large size corporate events/parties)

 

Rest Assured the music of The Juma steel Band will remain in your hearts for ever.


  Definition of "Juma"

In Finnish mythology, and especially of the Cheremis people, Juma is the god of the sky and of thunder and lightning. The Finno-Ugric word juma means literally "the heavenly" but is also used to denote earth, wind, and water spirits. Juma is also referred to as "the Great".
 

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