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The many moods of Phase One

The many moods of Phase One

Phase One Steel Orchestra was founded in 1978 by Victor Phillip. At the start, however, Broad Heath School Steel Band was the given name and scores of children from other schools were eager to join. Citing the widespread interest, came the name change: something less...
Uni Stars on the rise

Uni Stars on the rise

While Laventille-based Uni Stars Steel Orchestra is still on the hustings for a major competition title, the band is clearly on route to becoming a household name. Hailing from the corners of McAllister Street and Old St Joseph Road, Laventille, the leadership of the...

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Dougie “Swizz” Dallaway

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Steelpan is my world. I’ve been holding sticks since I was born. I’ve been gigging and performing over 25 years. I teach in several different schools: primary, secondary and colleges. I have my own band. The Dallaway Steelband. As a...

QUOTE OF THE DAY: Mahalia Thomas

  QUOTE OF THE DAY “What does (the) steelpan mean to me? Well, steelpan is a way for me to express myself. Steelpan is a way for me to escape. And, steelpan music is a way to bring everybody together.” Mahalia Thomas, Steelpan...