Steel Panda


Steel Panda is the only school steel band in New Zealand, led by teachers Scott Brown and Phil Cullen.

The group originates from Bream Bay College, Ruakaka, Northland. The students picked up their sticks last year (May 1st 2015) in a workshop with the Auckland based ‘Caribbeanz Southern Stars’ steelband. Since then the young musicians have been developing their sound and experience; performing at local events and opening for the Southern Stars at an Auckland Caribbean celebration.

Steel Panda plays a wide range of genres, capturing the sound of the vibrant pans and afro-cuban percussion to recreate everything between old school hip-hop and smooth jazz with a fun tropical twist. Expect your foot to be kept tapping to their enthusiastic performance.