Pantastic is Sunderland's Community Steel Pan Band. We are currently a 23 strong group of mixed ages and physical abilities. We play a variety of music from traditional Caribbean calypso to 50's rock 'n' roll right through to modern pop music. The band has a long and prestigious history winning awards, entertaining royalty and putting the sun into community and corporate events for over 16 years! Though we have been through many changes in that time, Pantastic is still going strong, performing more songs year on year, pushing ourselves and audiences' expectations. We are based in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear but travel across Northern England and beyond to perform.

The day Pantastic’s Pepe took Percy to Penshaw!

Pepe, Pantastic and their new pal Percy the Scarecrow had a great day out in Penshaw last Saturday (15th). They had never seen so many brilliantly made scarecrows and even one that moved! Even the Queen and Prince Philip put in an appearance for the occasion.

Percy tries the Ted Glen look!


They all had a ‘Pantastic’ time playing music for everyone in the sun which shone all day long and Percy met so many friends of all ages who took part in the Scarecrow Trail and the scarecrow quiz. All the members of Pantastic would like to thank Pat, Page and all of the organisers for inviting us along and for the generous donation (and welcome refreshments).  

Thanks to everyone who supported us by listening, laughing, coins in the bucket and joining us in a rousing chorus of ‘Dingle Dangle Scarecrow’   (beware singalongs could become a feature of our gigs suggests Gwyn!)

A very happy ‘boss’ after a lovely day, thanks everyone!

We all thoroughly enjoyed it and we are looking forward to joining everyone at the Scarecrow event again next year!  Date to be announced!

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22nd December
Pantastic At Home

Grindon Church Community Project
Great music and a pie & peas supper
Just £5 entry and food
Contact us for tickets