An innovative steelband and unique community
Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London.
We’re one of Britain’s leading steelbands.
keeping the Metronomes family together
Our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens has been gradually reopening between August and October. We constantly review what activities we are able to offer.
Strictly invite only
At the moment, only people who are invited can come to the Panyard. Small rehearsal groups are meeting on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
If you have not be invited to the Panyard, you will not be allowed in. People who are invited to the Panyard must follow the safety procedures.
If you visit Meanwhile Gardens, you must continue to follow safety rules including maintaining 2-metres social distancing.
The next steps
We will be restarting regular rehearsals, steelpan classes and other activities as soon as we are able.
Our Virtual Panyard is still going strong!
For more than twelve weeks Metronomes has run the world’s only Virtual Panyard, with live steelpan performances, readings, and link-ups to Trinidad. Until the end of October we will continue to run our Virtual Panyard to support all in our community.
Thursday nights 7.30pm: The Metronomes Sessions
A variety of entertainment from people in the band. Including: DJ sets featuring, soca, calypso and steelpan music; African drumming; readings, and much more.
Friday nights 7.30: Steelpan Love Jamming
“Steelpan Live Jamming is based on how we often practice in our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens. It’s not about playing every note perfectly, it’s as much about trying out ideas, and finding new ways to express ourselves”. ~ Cherelle
Metronomes leaves no one behind
Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London. We teach and perform steelpan music, promote Caribbean heritage, and run projects to benefit local people.
Metronomes was formed in 1973 by Phil Dubique and Irvin Corridan, and is currently lead by Eversley “Breeze” Mills. Our panyard has been in Meanwhile Gardens, Ladbroke Grove, since 1989. We have over 2000 members in our extended family living in North Kensington and the surrounding area.
Metronomes plays an important role in the local Caribbean community. It brings families together, helping to reduce social isolation especially amongst the elderly and single parents.
Metronomes is especially good at involving people not involved in education or other arts activities and has a long history of working with people who have frequent contact with the criminal justice system.
A large number of young people who attend Metronomes go on to university and it has helped produce a generation of architects, athletes and doctors. However, we are resolutely focused on involving all young people, including those struggling in life. Metronomes leaves no one behind.