Who are we?
The Pan-A-Cea band is made up of a collection of experienced and professional world-class musicians predominantly originating from the Caribbean islands – Belize, Trinidad, Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Jamaica, Barbados and America. Authenticity and quality are never compromised regardless of the size of band we bring.
Having been in business since 1991 we have a long history of happy clients – many are repeat clients (some for as long as 18 years!). Our Musical Director is Clinton Crawford (aka: JR Crawford) internationally respected as a leading Caribbean arranger, producer and performer. His studio “Kleen Kut Studios” has a long history of recording production for a wide variety of artists, some of which come from as far as Trinidad.
What kind of music?
We specialize in (but not limited to) steel drum band, reggae, soca, calypso, Jimmy Buffet, ska and latin music
What kind of venue?
There’s really no event too large or too small. We are available for concerts, tv, weddings, private parties in Los Angeles, corporate events, wedding and baby showers, birthday parties, beach parties, restaurants, night clubs, hotels, pool parties, cocktail receptions, reunions and just about anything you might want.
What is the band configuration?
The choice is really up to you! Some of the options include:
1) steel drum band (instrumental only) (solo, duo, trio . . . max 10-piece band)
2) steel drum band with vocals
3) calypso, soca and/or reggae band (featuring the steel drums – with vocalist(s), guitar, bass, drums, percussion, horns, etc.)
Our soloists and our duo’s work with top quality backing tracks giving the live steel drums a full and classy sound at an affordable price. This option requires only a small space which makes this very desirable format for restaurants, in-home parties, etc. With a minimal amount of equipment this set-up is quick and clean. Also, volume is much more controllable than larger bands but we are still able to fill a larger room with sound if necessary.
Our trio gives a bit more punch and flexibility, still allowing for good volume/space control and offers a moderate price.
The four and five-piece band (up to 22-piece band) offers all of the punch and power of a very energetic live Caribbean band in Southern California. We’re sure to get you up and dancing!!!