2020 Events

We have been very busy organising our events for 2020. The last 6 months of 2019 were unusually quiet (worries about Brexit possibly?) but 2020 looks to be a very busy year with a number of engagements already agreed and others just waiting for the final confirmation.

We are particularly pleased to be playing again at the Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in March. We are especially fortunate to have been invited to play again inside the Abbey itself as part of the event. We understand that our performance will be available for everyone to listen to live on the BBC.

Recorded at Westminster Abbey in 2016

We are also waiting for confirmation of an overseas event in June. Watch this space for more information when the event is confirmed.

Pan Clave at Christmas Concert

Here is one of our new and original pieces of music composed and arranged by Tamla Batra and played at our Christmas Concert. It is a salsa rhythm.

Hope you enjoy it!

https://youtu.be/yEfqxkRbqFA

Melodians Steel Orchestra playing at the Christmas Concert 14th December 2019

Trinidad High Commissioner’s Speech

The Melodians Christmas Concert went very well and we were particularly happy that the Trinidad High Commissioner, Orville London came to the event. After the performance he gave a speech and also presented the prizes to this year’s winners.

Here is a video of the High Commissioner’s speech. https://youtu.be/sERrI0vc_AQ

Foreign Secretary Annual Garden Party 12th June

Remember this event last year?

The Melodians were invited to play at the Foreign Secretary’s Annual Garden Party on 12th June.  They were delighted to accept (even though they were flying out to Belarus the next day) and arrived at Lancaster House for the evening event.

Everything went well and they also met a few celebrities at the event.  Here are a few photos from the evening.

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Art Night 2019 Review

Art Night 2019 was a fantastic event. The Melodians performed 3 sets between 5.30pm and 9pm. It was noticeable that the crowd in Pancras Square would increase when our performance was due and each performance gradually got a bigger and more enthusiastic audience. We had to do an encore after the final performance as the audience was so keen!

Here is a video of the first performance of Rasputin.