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Priestess of Pan

Priestess of Pan

Rachel Hayward as been hailed as “Europe’s Top Pan Woman” due to her unique achievements as a pan – player.

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Rachel Hayward as been hailed as “Europe’s Top Pan Woman” due to her unique achievements as a pan – player.

For over 20 years Rachel Hayward has been delighting audiences throughout Britain and Europe with her eclectic mix of calypso, soca, pop, ska, jazz, reggae, MOR and popular classics.

She performs extensively at a wide variety of corporate, civil and private functions, parties, balls, and recitals, and has many repeat bookings with such diverse clients as Debenhams, Euro tunnel, the British Army and Navy, Oakwood Theme Park (Wales) and Wyevales Garden Centres. Recent engagements include Mosimann’s and the London Boat Show.

She is a published author and her arrangements for steelpans are available from Panyard Inc, Ohio, and Piper Publications; she runs her own music publishing company Steel-works. Her steel bands in Britain and Trinidad regularly win awards in both national and regional competitions, and perform at such prestigious venues as the Royal Albert Hall, and The Royal Festival Hall, London, England.

She has run projects for TAPS (Traditional Arts Projects) and Steel bands North, and advised the Society for the Promotion of New Music, Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, and the Guildhall School of Music on their steel pan projects and was guest pan tutor at the Royal College of Music.

She is currently studying for a doctorate at City University and has just released her fifth solo CD – Priestess of Pan.

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• All About You – McFly

• Always On My Mind – Christopher-James-Carson / Elvis / Pet Shop Boys

• All Tomorrow’s Parties – Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground

• Amarillo – Sedaka / Tony Christie and Peter Kay

• Angelico – Trad. Haitian / Harry Belafonte*

• Angels – Robbie Williams

• Anji – Davy Graham

• Bad Romance – Lady Gaga

• Baggy Trousers – Madness

• Bassman – Shadow*

• Ben Lion – 3 Canal*

• Beyond the Sea – Charles Trenet / Bobby Darin

• Birdhouse In Your Soul – They Might Be Giants

• Bonanza Ska – Livingston / Evans

• California Dreaming – Phillips

• Calypso For Gayna – anon.*

• Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

• Can’t Help Falling In Love… – Peretti-Creatore-Weiss / Elvis / UB40

• Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Crewe-Gaudio

• Carnival Is Fuh Woman – Ray Holman*

• Cecilia – Simon/Garfunkel

• Close To You – Burt Bacharach

• Dancing Queen – Abba

• Dr Manette – Ray Holman*

• Electric Dreams – Oakey-Moroder

• Elizabethan Reggae – Boris Gardiner

• Eternal Flame – Hoffs-Steinberg-Kelly / Bangles

• Fire And Steel – Loquan*

• Grace Kelly – Mika

•  Happy – Pharrell Williams

• Hawaii 5-0 – Morton Stevens

• Here Comes The Sun – Harrison

• Here There And Everywhere – Lennon-McCartney

• Hoots Mon (there’s a moose loose aboot this hoose) – Lord Rockingham’s Eleven

• Heroes Of The Nation – Ray Holman*

• Hot Hot Hot – Arrow

• I Dare You – Destra*

• Ivory Coast High Life – Kaempfert

• Island Medley -Trad*

• Jam It With You – Ray Holman*

• Joanna – Eddie Grant

• Jouvert Music – David Rudder*

• Jump In The Line – Kitchener / Belafonte*

• Kingston Town – UB40

• Lambada

• Life’s Too Short – Holman*

• Linstead Market – Trad. Jamaican*

• Limbo Rock – Chubby Checker

• Liming On The Corner – Len Boogsie Sharpe*

• Madness – Prince Buster

• Margie – Lord Kitchener*

• Mario Theme – Koji Kondo

• Melanie – Trad. Trinidadian / Cy Grant*

• My Pussin – Lord Kitchener*

• No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley

• Nuff Respect – David Rudder*

• One Love – Bob Marley

• One Super Power – Merchant*

• Only You – Vince Clarke

• O Trinidad – Ray Holman*

• Outta De Box – Mark Loquan

• Paint It Black – Rolling Stones

• Pan On The Run – Ray Holman*

• Panwoman Medley – Ray Holman*

• Panyard Vibrations -Ray Holman*

• Perfidia – Domínguez

• Plenty Lovin’ – Ray Holman*

• Poker Face – Lady Gaga

• Price Tag – Jessie J

• Queen Of The Bands – Mighty Sparrow*

• Red Head – Kitchener

• Sailor Band – Larry Harewood*

• Sammy Dead-O! – Trad. Jamaican

• Sandy Beach – Anon

• Sealed With A Kiss – Udell and Geld

• Sell The Pussy – Mighty Sparrow

• Steelband Paradise – Ray Holman *

• Spanish Eyes – Kaempfert

• The Statue Got Me High – They Might Be Giants

• Sugar Boy – Patrice Roberts*

• Sunchyme – Dario G

• Summer Holiday – Welch and Bennett / Cliff Richard

• Sunday Girl – Blondie

• Super Trouper – Abba

• Thank You for The Music – Abba

• The Hammer – David Rudder*

• Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

• The Tide is High – John Holt

• Under The Sea – Ashman*

• Yellow Bird – Trad. Jamaican

•  You Know I’m No Good – Amy Winehouse

• You’re So Cool – Hans Zimmer

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“Just want to say thank you so much for the music yesterday it was perfect. Everybody commented on how great it was and it really did put a great feel to the afternoon, really did make our day. Thank you so much again.”
Rob & Rachel

“Sorry for the delay in thanking you so very much for the fantastic music you played at my daughter’s wedding at Southend Barns Donnington on the 22nd August.  What with the lovely weather the rum cocktails and your music it really felt like we were in the Carribean.  Your music certainly added to the amazing day.”
Frances Paine

“Thank you so much for helping to make our big day so perfect! You were fantastic and will come highly recommended by us in the future”
Annie and Steve

“Thanks again for making our birthday really wonderful! Everyone said how they absolutely loved the music and for many of them it was the first time hearing live steelpan so it was really special!”
Helene Laurent

I just wanted to thank you for making our wedding so brilliant. We had an amazing time and have had so many great comments about you.”
Anaya Rahim

“Thank you so much for your fantastic steelband playing at our wedding, everyone there was so impressed and kept saying how wonderful you were!”
Shivana and Paul

“Your playing was inspirational and everyone loved the exuberance and great sound! Such happy music and perfect for the occasion!! Thanks again so much for playing for us. You were fab!!”
Guilly, Bristol

“Priestess of the Pan was a huge success and […] we are already penciling a date for next year. Rachel was a delight, her obvious skill and her obvious enthusiasm, coupled together, made a great start to our evening and we continued to discuss how well she had done through to the early hours of Sunday!”
Brian, Crew’s Hill Golf Club

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