After School Clubs

We offer after school clubs for students of just about every age and skill level to learn how to play steel pans as part of a band.

Available for Hire!

Book us for your carnival, Caribbean party, family event, wedding, birthday party or any other event for live entertainment. We also offer workshops for education and corporate events as well as private tuition!

Who We Are and What We Do

The Band

The band was founded in 2002 by myself, Nicola Coker, as a music teacher at Heanor Gate Science College. It has evolved over the years to take in players from across the East Midlands.


Pure Steel band after school clubs and workshops can be tailored to suit any group or audience regardless of age or ability.


Tailored to suit any group or audience, Pure Steel can provide a professional, interactive experience for any business wishing to motivate their employees, build relationships or simply to provide a rewarding activity that’s ‘different’.

Private Tuition

As a qualified teacher, Nicola is able to offer steel pan tuition both on a 1:1 and group level. New and exciting developments in examinations for both individual players and groups are being introduced across the UK.

Would you please pass on my thanks to the members of pure steel for a really splendid concert last night. Audience and civic guests were full of praise for a wonderfully entertaining evening enjoyed by all, and due in no small part to your performance and participation.

Rev H Keaton, The Royal British Legion.

To Nicola and Pure Steel. Thank you for making our surprise birthday party such a memorable evening.

Buckley Family

Steel band is fun, there's no other way to describe it; you make friends, learn how to play music and just have a great time.

Member of Steel Band
‘Pure Steel’ have performed at the Elvaston Castle Steam Show for around eight years. They are absolutely brilliant and very talented young people, who give a great deal of pleasure to thousands of people. They always draw a great crowd. We also have the greatest admiration for Nicola who is an extremely talented musician and an excellent teacher.
Elvaston Castle Steam Rally Director

I have been playing in pure steel for nearly 5 years now and I have made so many new friends and mementoes that will last a lifetime. I have learned so much about how to work together as a team and Nicola is a brilliant teacher!! 🎶🎶

Member of Steel Band

Pure Steel Band in Italy

  • Band Under the Trees