Metronomes Steel Orchestra (MSO) was formed in 1973 by Phil Dubique and Irvine Corridan. This community-based steelband is an established UK steelpan icon and has contributed to this wonderful art form for more than thirty years.
MSO is currently managed by Eversley ‘Breeze’ Mills – Vice Chairman of BAS (British Association of Steelbands). He has injected a new vibrancy into the band which comprises of men and women, young and old whose talent and dedication to developing their own individual skills is outstanding. These players are constantly extending their expertise and developing in-depth knowledge of the evolution of this musical instrument called the steelpan.
We have had several major achievements, i.e. appearance in ‘Songs of Praise’, the opening of the Channel Tunnel, winners of the UK Steel Band Music Festival in 1976, BAS Pan Explosion winners in 2000 and 2001, UK Panorama winners four times and Notting Hill Carnival ‘On the Road Competition’ twice. We have also completed many worldwide tours and in 2005 performed in Leipzig, Germany on an invitation from the Trinidad & Tobago High Commission.