Welcome to

Metronomes

An innovative steelband and unique community

Welcome

Metronomes is an innovative steelband and unique community based in Ladbroke Grove, West London.

We’re one of Britain’s leading steelbands.

 

panyard reopening

Our Panyard in Meanwhile Gardens is now open for rehearsals and some classes. At the moment, it is invite only. There are no social events taking place.

You must follow our Covid-19 safety procedures when visiting the Panyard.

Hopefully, these restrictions will be lifted soon.

The band have started to receive a few bookings. The world of teaching and performing steelpan is returning.

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 memories, such as Black Live Matter protests and activism.

We have lots of project ideas being worked on that I believe will help keep the band and the wider Metronomes family united during these difficult times.

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.

 

 

Woman I need your loving

by Metronomes Steel Orchestra