An innovative steelband and unique community
Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community in Ladbroke Grove, London. We’re one of Britain’s leading steelbands.
Hire a world-class steelband
Metronomes stageside is available to hire
We can provide steelpan entertainment for all occasions. From weddings and parties to on stage performances, charity and corporate functions.
Phone Eversley on 07774 216746 or fill out the enquiry form on our Hire a steelband page.
The Metronomes Memory Project
Metronomes has received funding from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Arts Service to create podcasts about memories of people in the band. Everything from what the older generation recalls from when they came to London in the 1950s and 1960s, to what it was like when Metronomes first won Panorama. There will also be an opportunity to talk about more recent events, such as Grenfell, the pandemic, and the return of Notting Hill Carnival.
Eversley “Breeze” Mills
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.