San Diego Steel Drum Band 'Salsa Steel'

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Pan Players are percussionist that play music on instruments called 'pan'. Originally made from 55 gallon drums and other types of containers in Trinidad. It became a musical craze in America in the early 60's. Still going strong today. This site features Bill Harris and his band "Salsa Steel". Also is designed to allow everyone to experience the music of the pan. See how it is made, played and the people inspired to keep it all happening. Enjoy!!

Shipwreck Willie and the Parrotheads

Shipwreck Willie

Salsa Steel gone electric with vocals, keyboard, & guitar. Bill Harris lead vocals, keyboard, & tenor pan; Stephanie Harris vocals & double second pan; Carlos De La Paz guitar; Kevin Cooper bass; Toby Ahrens drums. Songlist includes lots of Jimmy Buffet mixed with Bob Marley, Harry Belafonte. Also, plenty conga line/limbo favorites including Hot, Hot, Hot and Limbo Rock. Audio Recorded Aug.16th, 2014 at Dana Point Yaught Club by Stuart Holmes.

Salsa Steel Trio

Bill, Papa, Kevin trio

Bill Harris/tenor pan, Carl Papa Lawrence/double seconds, and Kevin Cooper/bass guitar perform 'Both of Them' at the San Diego Zoo Saturday night, 4000 people at a private party. Fun stuff.

Bill, Papa, Kevin trio

Bill Harris/tenor pan, Carl Papa Lawrence/double seconds, and Kevin Cooper/bass guitar perform 'Moliendo Cafe'.

Salsa Steel Acoustic Quartet

Bassman

Bill Harris-Tenor Pan, Carl 'Papa' Lawrence-6 pan bass, Richard Sellars-drums, Robbie Hutchinson-double seconds pan


Jamaica Farewell

Pass the Dutchie

Bed of Nails Dancer

Dancers

Basil does Bed of Nails Show with Ronnie Watkins doing vocals accompanied by 10 piece steel drum band, including Stacey 'Dove' Daniels, Rose Thomas, and Tajma Soleil on backgound vocals.

Fire Limbo Dancers

Fire Limbo

Salsasteel with Caribbean Gems Eddie Olive, Joy Martin and a friend are the dancers The band is Bill Harris tenor, Carl 'Papa' Lawrence double tenors, Cecil McBee Jr. bass, Mark Lamson drums and Tommy Aros Percussion.

Bill and Stephanie

Anitra's Dance

Bill plays marimba and Stephanie plays English Horn jazz up the Grieg

3 more clips

Bill plays marimba and Stephanie plays English Horn on Jupiter from The Planets, Black Orpheus, & Spanish Eyes (clips) Acoustic duo.

My Favorite Things

Bill plays marimba and Stephanie plays oboe, English horn, and recorders

Footprints

Vocal Duo

Bill plays tenor pan and Stephanie plays whistles. Hot Hot Hot, Stir it up, Limbo Rock, Spanish Eyes, and Three Little Birds

Bill, Stephanie, Cecil trio

Bill Harris-tenor pan/vocals, Stephanie Harris-woodwinds/vocals, and Cecil McBee, Jr.-bass guitar/vocals perform Sonora, Besame Mucho, & Sugar Bum Bum in Del Mar.

Pass The Dutchie

Five piece steel drum band at Claire's party on Del Mar Beach.

Footprints

Vocal Duo

Bill plays tenor pan and Stephanie plays whistles. Hot Hot Hot, Stir it up, Limbo Rock, Spanish Eyes, and Three Little Birds

Bill, Stephanie, Cecil trio

Bill Harris-tenor pan/vocals, Stephanie Harris-woodwinds/vocals, and Cecil McBee, Jr.-bass guitar/vocals perform Sonora, Besame Mucho, & Sugar Bum Bum in Del Mar.

StephanieAGudeman

Night Orchestra

This web site shows a variety of music featuring Stephanie Gudeman. Recording engineer and composer for the group Night Orchestra and other specialty theme and historical entertainment groups. A vast variety of musical shows: Medieval, Renaissance, Victorian, Irish, jazz, rock, classical, or original pieces. Includes Bill playing drum set with an Irish band and other fun stuff.

TV Show

KUSI Morning Show

Bill Harris-tenor, Cecil McBee Jr.-bass, 'Happy' Kennedy-drums, and Ronnie Watkins-3 pan, plays 'The Hammer' for KUSI television show, your basic quartet with pan, bass and drums.


Vibraphone solo on Stella

Bill Harris-vibraphone, Cecil McBee Jr.-bass, 'Happy' Kennedy-drums, and Allan Phillips-keyboard, Troy Peets-double seconds plays 'Dindi' for KUSI television show, stupid fun for Bill.

Salsa Steel Christmas CD

Salsa Steel Christmas

Link to CD Baby where you can listen to excepts and purchase 'Salsa Steel Christmas'. Bill Harris played the lead tenor pan, triple seconds, vibes and marimba, Allan Phillips played keyboards and percussion, Carlos De La Paz the guitar, Cecil Mcbee Jr. played electric bass, and Cliff Almond did the drums.

Merry Christmas from 'Salsa Steel' and 'Night Orchestra'

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Marimba and recorder, acoustic Christmas duo with Dickens costumes.


Salsa Steel Christmas

SalsaSteel Christmas Music video promo


Feliz Navidad

Bill plays tenor pan and Stephanie plays double seconds, Cecil McBee, Jr. on bass, Allan Phillips on drums at the Solana Beach Christmas 2014 Celebration.


Christmas Music with Vocals

Toy Soldiers

Renaissance Christmas

Formal Holiday

Bill plays marimba and Stephanie plays oboe, English horn, and Renaissance recorders doing a variety of costumed Christmas shows playing Holiday Music including Frosty the Snowman, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Jingle Bell Rock, and many more