An innovative steelband and unique community
Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London.
We are reopening our Panyard!
Our panyard is reopening!
Our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens will be gradually reopening throughout July and August.
As well as traditional band rehearsals and steelpan lessons, we have a range of exciting new projects for people to take part in.
It will be a step-by-step process, but we are slowly bringing the Metronomes family back together.
At the moment, access is by invite only for members of The Stageside who will be rehearsing on Friday nights, and for a limited number of people attending adult beginner’s classes on Sundays.
Other dates and times for other rehearsals and steelpan lessons will be announced soon.
There are currently no social events at the Panyard, and, unfortunately, the public cannot visit the Panyard for the time being.
*A stageside is the performance band within a steelband.
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 September we will continue to run our Virtual Panyard to support all in our community.
7.30pm Thursday 9 July The Metronomes Sessions (details to be confirmed)
A variety of entertainment from people in the band. Including: DJ sets featuring, soca, calypso and steelpan music; African drumming; readings, and much more.
The Metronomes Pancast, a podcast hosted by Eversley “Breeze” Mills
This is our trial Pancast, so we are looking for feedback on the Pancast page.
We opened our rehearsal week with Eversley “Breeze” Mills performing live on Instagram, playing some outstanding steelpan tunes, and chatting with the audience.
Take a quick look at the activities happening in the coming weeks.
Why not chat with us on Facebook?
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.