map showing Trinidad, the birthplace of steel drums (steelpans).
Introduction to Bertie Marshall, Tony Slater, Steel Island Steel
Map showing city of Port of Spain located within Trinidad
of Spain Port of Spain, Trinidad map with location of
large steelband panyards, including Desperadoes and John John
- birth place of steel drums (steelpans).
History of the creation and development of steel drums (steel
pans), including steelpan inventors and innovators in Trinidad.
Culture surrounding pans, steelbands, and panyards and how Trinidad
steelband culture developed.
Bertie Marshal, master tuner and streaming video. Tony Slater,
Marshall Bertie Marshal, Steel Island master tuner,
inventor, innovator, creator of steelpans harmonic tuning (the
most signifant development in today's steelpan tone), steel
pans amplification, inventor of double tenor, modernizer of
current standard styles of steelpans.
Slater Tony Slater, Steel Island steelpans maintenance
tuner, tuning and workshops for schools in U.S., Japan, and
Trinidad. Tony Slater, superior knowledge of fabrication and
tuning technique, collaborated on Rudlolph Charles inventions
Greenidge Robert Greenidge, arranger, composer, steel
pan and recording artist. Developed his skills in Trinidad.
Played and arranged for Desperadoes Steel Orchestra, including
Panorama championship compositions. Lists his recordings, movie
sound tracks, commercials, university clinics, CD's, and availability
Trini Club Trini, long time members of Jimmy Buffett's
Coral Reefer band, Robert Greenidge (steelpans), Michael Utley
(keyboards), Ralph Macdonald (percussion), Nadirah Shakoor (vocals),
Peter Mayer (guitar), Mike Mayer (bass guitar), Roger Guth (drums).
Trini Recommendations Club Trini recommendations from
Jimmy Buffett, corporate functions (Seagram Americas and Margarittaville
Holdings), Club venue (House of Blues), charity event (Canaveral
Chapter National Kindney Foundation of Florida).
Steel Island concert and recording quality steel pans are personally
inspected and tuned by Bertie Marshal. The metal used in Steel
is the finest and selected to Steel Island's specifications.
Read what clients are saying about Steel Island steelpans.
Lead Steel Island C Lead (Low Tenor Pan) steelpans
for steel drum players and steelbands wanting the sonority equivalent
to soprano and 1st Violin. This steel drum plays melody in the
steelband, conventional band, or solo.
Lead Steel Island D Lead (High Tenor Pan) steelpans
are the high voice incorporated into steelbands, primarily in
Trinidad. Special Order.
Bore Lead Steel Island C Bore Lead steelpans
for steel drum players and steelbands wanting the soprano or
1st violin voice who prefer the Lead steelpan to have more
resonance and volume increasing the sound impact.
Tenor Steel Island Double
Tenor steelpans, invented by Bertie Marshall, for steel drum
players and steelbands wanting more versatility and range with
the voice sonority equivalent to soprano/alto and 2nd violin.These
steelpans play melody, harmony, or compliment rhythm.
Second Steel Island Double
Second steelpans are for steel drum players and steelbands
wanting the voice sonority equivalent to Alto/Violas, and provide
a wider range to play melody, counter melody, and harmony within
the steelband, conventional bands, or solo. Steel Island's Double
Seconds are often preferred by many professional steel drum
Steel Island steelpans tuning and blending prices. Tony
Slater does Steel Island pan tuning maintenance.
Contact Steel Island for: Information and ordering steel
pans, pan tuning, steelpan CD's, and booking steel drum players
phone - toll free U.S. & Canada 1-800-525-6896 or 1-512-266-7995
Fax - 512-266-7986, address - Steel Island P.O. Box 3223,
Austin, TX 78764.