Services

Steelpan Performance
Features & benefits include:

A Unique Instrument

The Steelpan, originating from the twin islands of Trinidad & Tobago, is the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century. Its sweet tones are intriguing and captivating.

The Music You Love

My performances feature a repertoire that includes songs across many genres including Pop, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Reggae.

Engaging Performances

I am a Steelpan soloist with almost 20 years of experience. I have performed at a variety of community events, private functions, and weddings.

As well as..

Event Consultations

I firmly believe that no two clients are the same. That said, meeting your needs is my main focus in order to give you an experience that you and your guests will not soon forget! I will need key information (date, venue, etc.) but as a general rule, the more information you provide about your event the better. If you have specific themes, genres, or song requests do not hesitate to let me know and I will make the necessary arrangements!

Public Speaking

With the Steelpan being such a novel instrument, whenever possible I take the opportunity to inform my audiences about its history along with my experiences playing it. In addition to my Steelpan related presentations, I have also given presentations on subjects ranging from entrepreneurship to Montreal’s Expo 67.

Studio/Backing Musician

I have accompanied bands such as “Takeyce-Ti & The Reggae Funkers”, as well as the “Kalmunity Vibe Collective.” I also shared the stage with World Pop artist “Auresia.” In terms of studio session work, I have been asked to join artists to work on projects and I look forward to those collaborations.

TESTIMONIALS

“I had the pleasure of working with Ukpöng for my wedding last Spring (May 2017). He helped to provide music for my cocktail hour and wedding reception. Ukpöng is very professional and down to earth. He is quite talented and is not limited to just the songs that he had already performed in the past. I was impressed at how quickly he was able to learn some new songs that I wanted him to play at my wedding. He was absolutely amazing! I received many great compliments from my guests. If you are looking for someone to entertain your guests at your next event, I would totally recommend Ukpöng. He will surely not disappoint and leave you and your guests wanting more. He truly made my wedding a memorable one. Thank you Ukpöng!”

Anitra Andrews

“For our son’s birthday party my husband and I had planned a few games for the children. One included Mr. Pöng playing preselected songs on his steelpan that the children had to guess in order to win points. The game was such a hit that even the adults participated. Working with Mr. Pöng has always been a pleasurable experience. He is well organized, reliable, talented and respectful. I recommend anyone to book him to bring something unique to their event.”

Bobette NL

“Ukpong has an amazing talent. When I first heard him playing the steel pan a few years ago, I was immediately flooded with wonderful memories and had a sudden urge to dance. People gathered to enjoy the music and I could definitely see the joy it brought them. I just knew I had to have him perform at my wedding, which he gladly accepted despite the 2.5-hour drive. He was extremely professional, charged a very reasonable price, especially compared to other performers, and made the planning very easy. He took it upon himself to make arrangements directly with the DJ and MC, which gave me the time to focus on other wedding matters. My friends and family were extremely impressed and several asked for his contact information for future performances. I am very grateful to have had Ukpong perform at my wedding. It definitely made it a night to remember. Thank you!!”

Tahirah Massop

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