Royal bath and west show 2016

Royal bath and west show 2016

Come and see Rainbow Steel performing at the Royal Bath and West show 1st-4th June 2016. Rainbow will be performing several sets each day from our usual spot on the bandstand, so there will plenty of chances to hear us play! Don’t be afraid to come over and have a closer look! The band are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the music we play or about booking the band for your own event.

For tickets and more information about the show, Click here!

 

Rainbow Steel Pan School

Rainbow Steel Pan School

Members of Rainbow steel run a steel pan school on Saturday mornings at Percy Community Centre in Bath. There are currently 2 junior bands up and running and we hope to start a group for adults in the near future, so if you or your child are interested in taking up this unusual and special instrument, please call Ms Dean Johnney for more information on 07739 536960 or get in touch using our contact form.

BAS Awards 2015

BAS Awards 2015

Rainbow came together with steel bands from all around the UK at the annual BAS awards to celebrate the achievements of individual players and bands over the last year.Rainbow Steel were proud to be presented with an award for 60 years of music and celebrated with band member Toussaint Clarke, who received the Lifetime achievement award!

Melvin ifill

Melvin ifill

Description: Melvin is Hallams youngest son, he has been playing in Rainbow steel for 37 years, Melvin also is a Percussionist. Drummer, Producer, Programmer, Songwritter Musician and Arranger. Melvin is also a steel drum tutor.

Hallam Ifill

Hallam Ifill

Description: Hallam has been playing Steel Pan for 65 years, and for the last 58 years in the UK, he is a founder member of Rainbow then known as the Barbados All Stars. Hallam has been both leader and manager of Rainbow for over five decades enabling the band to gain National & International recognition, playing for Royalty, touring Europe and the Caribbean, developing an international fan base along the way. Hallam has encouraged the bands ethos of sharing skills and knowledge with anyone wishing to learn. This has led to members earning national recognition for steel pan tutoring in schools around the country. Hallam has been instrumental in the development of many Rainbow players who have gone on to achieve bigger and greater things e.g. Toussaint and Leroy Clarke. It could be argued that Hallam’s greatest achievement has been to lead Rainbow to a position of respect within the Steel Pan Community.

Roger Fields

Roger Fields

Description: Roger is one of the founding members of the “Rainbow Steel Orchestra” along with Toussaint Clarke. Roger’s been playing since he was 6 years old and has been with the Rainbow Steel Orchestra 47 years. Since leaving school Roger has been teaching in various schools in the south west and continues to do so.

Nigel (Sam) Skinner

Nigel (Sam) Skinner

Sam has been playing with Rainbow for just over 19 years and currently plays percussion in the band. Like many of the members Sam also has a family connection as his father Luton Skinner played in the original line up.