Meet the team
The Metronomes community is made up of people from all over the world – over 2000 of them live across North Kensington and the surrounding areas. Each summer over 100 steelpan players and supporters join us at our rehearsal space, the panyard, for the Panorama season. Throughout the year players of the stageside, Metro Academy and adult beginners rehearse the band’s repertoire in the panyard each week.
Meet the team of volunteers and band members that keep it all running smoothly.
Co-founder and Chairperson
In 1973, Irvin, along with Phil Dubique, founded Metronomes Steel Orchestra. Irvin still plays a pivotal role within the band.
Band Manager and Secretary
Metronomes is currently managed by Eversley ‘Breeze’ Mills – also Vice Chairman of the British Association of Steelbands.
Captain and Musical Director
Vivian Miller currently captains the band, as well as arranging the stageside’s repertoire. Vivian has injected a new vibrancy into the band and is constantly pushing players to extend their musical knowledge.
Heather is a senior member with over 20 years experience playing with Metronomes. Heather is the band’s treasurer.
Head of Admin
Marva has been a part of Metronomes for over 15 years and plays tenor in the stageside. Marva manages the administration for the band.
Nana Ama Astra
Head of Digital Team
Nana has been playing with the band for over 10 years and plays cellos in the stageside. Nana manages the band’s digital presence, alongside her team.
Head of Marketing and Publicity
Nadine is a senior member and has been with Metronomes since 2001. As well as playing for stageside, Nadine manages the band’s publicity and marketing campaigns.
Maxine supports players each year with the distribution of merchandise to the band and supporters.
Each summer Sianline helps with the distribution of merchandise to the band and supporters.