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Pan-A-Cea Steel Drum & Calypso Band

Costa Mesa , CA

LOCATION

525 Victoria
Costa Mesa, CA US 92627 (map)
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ABOUT US

Feel like you’re on vacation – let the live steel drums take you away! Caribbean band for your wedding rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktails and/or reception!

As seen on tv... Read more
Feel like you’re on vacation – let the live steel drums take you away! Caribbean band for your wedding rehearsal dinner, ceremony, cocktails and/or reception!

As seen on tv shows "DEAL OR NO DEAL" and "MTV". We offer a wide variety of band sizes and configurations to accommodate any venue or situation ranging from steel drum soloists up to large bands with varied configurations and vocalist(s). Band sizes range from soloists, duo's, trios...on up to a ten-piece band.

Pan-A-Cea is comprised of professional full-time world-class musicians predominantly originating from Caribbean (Trinidad, Belize, Curacao, Jamaica, Bahamas, Barbados, Virgin Islands, U.S., etc.) With over 20 years of experience, we offer a wide selection and variety of authentic Caribbean music. We specialize in (but not limited to) steel drum band, soca, reggae, calypso, Latin, ska, punta, Jimmy Buffett and much more! Come visit our direct web site for more info!

Professional, experienced, licensed & insured covering all of Southern California since 1991. Read less
Band , Ceremony Music

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INFO FOR BAND

Are you an agency or a band?
Band
What is the size of your band?
Large (6+ musicians), Medium (4-6 musicians), Small (1-3 musicians)
What music genre does your band play?
Acoustic, Calypso, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Reggae, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
What is your band's usual attire?
Generally, black pants and a matching island/colorful shirt. This varies though depending on the venue.
Do you offer live sample performances or CDs?
Not at this time. You are welcome to come to one of our public performances though.
Are you willing to learn songs that you do not currently know?
Yes, no problem.
How much time do you usually need for setup?
Generally approx. 1 hour
How much space do you usually require?
This depends on the band size and venue.
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Not at this time.
Do you usually emcee the event, or talk between songs?
This would depend on the venue.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you need a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
Varies depending on the venue, location and length of performance.
Do you play recorded music during your break?
Yes, unless you request otherwise.
What is your overtime rate?
Varies, but generally runs @ $100 per hour, per musician.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
In the general Southern California area no. Otherwise, we do charge for airfare, hotel, transfers, extra equipment fees, etc.

INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Drums

REVIEWS

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Coral
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
We worked with Wendy and she was AMAZING!!
She showed up and even worked with my PAIN IN THE ASS Venue that gave her nothing but a hard time!! My Husbands family is from the Islands and they LOVED it! It really made them feel at home! It was beautiful to walk down the aisle to and for cocktail hour!
I would love to get them again for another party when I can actually enjoy the music more!
They were great!!
We worked with Wendy and she was AMAZING!!
She showed up and even worked with my PAIN IN THE ASS Venue that gave her Read more...
We worked with Wendy and she was AMAZING!!
She showed up and even worked with my PAIN IN THE ASS Venue that gave her nothing but a hard time!! My Husbands family is from the Islands and they LOVED it! It really made them feel at home! It was beautiful to walk down the aisle to and for cocktail hour!
I would love to get them again for another party when I can actually enjoy the music more!
They were great!! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Willam
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I used this group for a wedding party we had over ‘the holidays’ and boy am I happy with their performance. Southern California this year has been a bit odd with the weather and that coupled with the music allowed us to venture into the Caribbean nights.

Our gathering of about 80 people was also blown away by the vibe this group produced. Bravo- High Five- Magnificent and all that good stuff.

A lot of cards were passed around and people bonded together, especially when they had us all do this crazy line dance. It was like visiting Club Med in my backyard.

Thanks so much Wendy and Panacea for the great entertainment... it was just Beautiful.
I used this group for a wedding party we had over ‘the holidays’ and boy am I happy with their performance. Southern Read more...
I used this group for a wedding party we had over ‘the holidays’ and boy am I happy with their performance. Southern California this year has been a bit odd with the weather and that coupled with the music allowed us to venture into the Caribbean nights.

Our gathering of about 80 people was also blown away by the vibe this group produced. Bravo- High Five- Magnificent and all that good stuff.

A lot of cards were passed around and people bonded together, especially when they had us all do this crazy line dance. It was like visiting Club Med in my backyard.

Thanks so much Wendy and Panacea for the great entertainment... it was just Beautiful. Read less
Services Used: Band
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jcb-f
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Having them at our Wedding for our Cocktail Hour was the best!!! They set the mood we wanted and all our guests raved about them!! I can't wait to have another party so we can use them again!
Having them at our Wedding for our Cocktail Hour was the best!!! They set the mood we wanted and all our guests raved Read more...
Having them at our Wedding for our Cocktail Hour was the best!!! They set the mood we wanted and all our guests raved about them!! I can't wait to have another party so we can use them again! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Janet
Wedding:
7/14/2011
5.0/5.0
We put a lot of thought into every part of this wedding - and were very happy that we chose this band for our cocktails! Can't say enough good things about them - the music was authentic and the music selections were just right. I called a couple of other bands who had told me basically that "their band was the best and that there were no other good players in town..." which put up a red flag immediately!!! This was the right band for us! Extremely happy!!!
We put a lot of thought into every part of this wedding - and were very happy that we chose this band for our cocktails! Read more...
We put a lot of thought into every part of this wedding - and were very happy that we chose this band for our cocktails! Can't say enough good things about them - the music was authentic and the music selections were just right. I called a couple of other bands who had told me basically that "their band was the best and that there were no other good players in town..." which put up a red flag immediately!!! This was the right band for us! Extremely happy!!! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Paul
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
These guys are awesome!!!!!!!! They were great! The music is really tight.. the songs they cover sound incredible. We hired two steel drum guys for a beach wedding. They were great before and during the ceremony. Then they played the cocktail hour (I think.. I wasn't really there). But when they really are amazing is when all six of them played the reception!!!!! I love these guys! I would go see any of their public performances... or hire them again without even looking around if I ever need a band. If you like this kinda music or are having any event with an island or beach theme these are your guys right here.
These guys are awesome!!!!!!!! They were great! The music is really tight.. the songs they cover sound incredible. We Read more...
These guys are awesome!!!!!!!! They were great! The music is really tight.. the songs they cover sound incredible. We hired two steel drum guys for a beach wedding. They were great before and during the ceremony. Then they played the cocktail hour (I think.. I wasn't really there). But when they really are amazing is when all six of them played the reception!!!!! I love these guys! I would go see any of their public performances... or hire them again without even looking around if I ever need a band. If you like this kinda music or are having any event with an island or beach theme these are your guys right here. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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twinie
Wedding:
8/7/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired Pan a Cea to play at our wedding and they were amazing. They played as the guests arrived on the beach. They played during our ceremony. They played during the cocktail hour and then they played a full on six person set during our reception. They sound great! They do amazing cover versions of all kinds of reggae, spanish, calypso, and steel drum music. We could not have been happier with them. My wife had several special request songs and they gracefully agreed to learn the songs. They performed them perfectly. All our guests loved the band and everyone was up and dancing. We would hire them again in an instant if we ever need a band for anything. I love these guys. I would go see them play live at any show.
We hired Pan a Cea to play at our wedding and they were amazing. They played as the guests arrived on the beach. They Read more...
We hired Pan a Cea to play at our wedding and they were amazing. They played as the guests arrived on the beach. They played during our ceremony. They played during the cocktail hour and then they played a full on six person set during our reception. They sound great! They do amazing cover versions of all kinds of reggae, spanish, calypso, and steel drum music. We could not have been happier with them. My wife had several special request songs and they gracefully agreed to learn the songs. They performed them perfectly. All our guests loved the band and everyone was up and dancing. We would hire them again in an instant if we ever need a band for anything. I love these guys. I would go see them play live at any show. Read less
Services Used: Band
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OscarB
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
We hired a soloist for our wedding ceremony and the trio for the reception. Ours was an intimate wedding with close family and friends. We loved the music! The soloist played some beautiful music before the wedding, the wedding march, recessional and for a few minutes while peopled moved to the reception - it was just perfect! The trio played for cocktails, dinner and then some dancing! I can't say enough good things about this band - so let me just say they were "perfect!"
We hired a soloist for our wedding ceremony and the trio for the reception. Ours was an intimate wedding with close family Read more...
We hired a soloist for our wedding ceremony and the trio for the reception. Ours was an intimate wedding with close family and friends. We loved the music! The soloist played some beautiful music before the wedding, the wedding march, recessional and for a few minutes while peopled moved to the reception - it was just perfect! The trio played for cocktails, dinner and then some dancing! I can't say enough good things about this band - so let me just say they were "perfect!" Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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oscarbrent
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Great band - great music, professional and friendly. We would gladly recommend them to anyone! Our guests kept asking where we found them and I'm sure they will have a lot of follow-on business. They provided a steel drum soloist for the wedding ceremony, another soloist for cocktails and a 6-piece band for the reception. We just had the best time and the music was great!
Great band - great music, professional and friendly. We would gladly recommend them to anyone! Our guests kept asking Read more...
Great band - great music, professional and friendly. We would gladly recommend them to anyone! Our guests kept asking where we found them and I'm sure they will have a lot of follow-on business. They provided a steel drum soloist for the wedding ceremony, another soloist for cocktails and a 6-piece band for the reception. We just had the best time and the music was great! Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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steve1960
Wedding:
10/12/2008
5.0/5.0
We booked a duo - they covered our pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails and our entire reception. I was amazed that two people could sound so great and play such a wide variety of music. We were initially concerned about a typically "Caribbean" band being able to play appropriate music for each part of our wedding...boy were we surprised! Everything was just right - they set the right tone, everything from "smooshing" to dancing!!! They were on time (arrived about 1 hour before starting time), friendly, professional, the music was incredible.
We're recommending them to all of our friends and hope to be able to hire them again in the future.
We booked a duo - they covered our pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails and our entire reception. I was amazed that two Read more...
We booked a duo - they covered our pre-ceremony, ceremony, cocktails and our entire reception. I was amazed that two people could sound so great and play such a wide variety of music. We were initially concerned about a typically "Caribbean" band being able to play appropriate music for each part of our wedding...boy were we surprised! Everything was just right - they set the right tone, everything from "smooshing" to dancing!!! They were on time (arrived about 1 hour before starting time), friendly, professional, the music was incredible.
We're recommending them to all of our friends and hope to be able to hire them again in the future. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music
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Bill
Wedding:
11/7/2007
4.7/5.0
This band is just wonderful! We had them perform our wedding ceremony, cocktails and for our reception. The steel drum duo for the actual ceremony & cocktails was great! We had the five-piece band for our reception - they were fantastic! People are still telling us how much they enjoyed the music!

Everything went very smoothly - from the initial contact to the end of our reception. We never had to worry about anything...what a relief!!! I will be hiring them again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone!
This band is just wonderful! We had them perform our wedding ceremony, cocktails and for our reception. The steel drum duo Read more...
This band is just wonderful! We had them perform our wedding ceremony, cocktails and for our reception. The steel drum duo for the actual ceremony & cocktails was great! We had the five-piece band for our reception - they were fantastic! People are still telling us how much they enjoyed the music!

Everything went very smoothly - from the initial contact to the end of our reception. We never had to worry about anything...what a relief!!! I will be hiring them again in the future and would highly recommend them to anyone! Read less
Services Used: Band
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Frances
Wedding:
7/14/2007
5.0/5.0
We were so impressed with this band! They provided music for all parts of our wedding from pre-ceremony, ceremony & post-ceremony, cocktails (steel drum duo) as well as a full band for our reception. They were at the right place at the right time, friendly and professional. The music was fantastic!!! Everything from soft, romantic music to our favorite Jimmy Buffett songs and reggae +++...more than we had thought possible!

Before hiring them, we previewed several other bands. What we noticed was the true "Caribbean" sound - it was not an "Americanized" version...it was just fantastic!!!!

We can't thank them enough - and hope to be able to hire them again for another event.
We were so impressed with this band! They provided music for all parts of our wedding from pre-ceremony, ceremony & Read more...
We were so impressed with this band! They provided music for all parts of our wedding from pre-ceremony, ceremony & post-ceremony, cocktails (steel drum duo) as well as a full band for our reception. They were at the right place at the right time, friendly and professional. The music was fantastic!!! Everything from soft, romantic music to our favorite Jimmy Buffett songs and reggae +++...more than we had thought possible!

Before hiring them, we previewed several other bands. What we noticed was the true "Caribbean" sound - it was not an "Americanized" version...it was just fantastic!!!!

We can't thank them enough - and hope to be able to hire them again for another event. Read less
Services Used: Band, Ceremony Music

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