This page contains general booking information about Pantasia.
- Pantasia offers a duo, trio or quartet to fit the specific needs of any size event or type of venue.
- When you receive a general quote, the instrumentation you can expect for a DUO is one steel drum and Caribbean percussion such as conga drums, shaker, tambourine, etc. The TRIO adds a 2nd steel drummer. The QUARTET adds a drum set. Wedding ceremonies are an exception to this with 2 steel drums available as a duo. We also offer a "concert" trio that contains drum set. Please ask about this when booking.
- Very generally speaking, Pantasia's duo is used for events such as cocktail hours and private parties. The quartet (or concert trio) is used for very large onstage events such as festivals. The trio handles events in between the two. When booking the band, our director will give you more information about the sized ensemble that will be most appropriate. No matter which sized group you contract for your event, you can be guaranteed that Pantasia will never "under represent" itself for your event.
- Pantasia needs electricity to perform in ALL situations except wedding CEREMONIES. Cocktail hours and receptions, and all other events require electricity. We only require ONE standard outlet and we pull the same amount of electricity as a home stereo system. Don't worry, Pantasia has never "blown a fuse."
- Pantasia cannot perform in any situation where our instruments, cables, or electrical cords will get wet. Please make sure you have a rain plan for your event!
- Pantasia cannot perform in any situation where sunlight will shine into the drum. Although steel drums are "tropical" instruments, when the metal heats up, it becomes pliable. This causes damage to the drums as we perform and the drum will need to be sent off for tuning. If your event will be outside, please check your space for shade during the season and time of day in which you are holding your event. If you prefer, Pantasia can provide a tent for a nominal fee. If you find another steel drummer who is willing to perform in the heat of direct sunlight, question this. It is not good for the instrument and may suggest a less professional performer.
- Please be aware that inquiring about a date or requesting a quote does not reserve the date in any way. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, you will not be notified if someone else inquires about the same date. Your desired date may become unavailable to you and/or booked by another event without your knowledge. You will only be notified of additional inquires once a contract is requested. Your deposit and signed contract guarantee your event date and time.