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2012 UK Panorama Championship Results - Real Steel Wins!

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United Kingdom - Plymouth-based steel orchestra Real Steel took several in the UK pan-world by surprise when they copped the 2012 UK Panorama championship title, on what started out as a rainy English evening on Saturday August 25.  With a rain-delayed start, the six steel orchestras took their turn on stage in the musical duel which saw last year’s champs Mangrove Steel Band settling in at the second slot.

Real Steel, playing Prophet of Pan sung by Designer and arranged by Leroy Clarke, are first-time winners of the UK Panorama, but have been competing for several years, though they did not appear in the 2011 competition.  With 1991 origins as an eight-member youth ensemble known as Estover Steel Band from Plymouth, England – the group evolved into what is today known as Real Steel.

With CSI Steel Band snagging the third spot, veterans and multiple Panorama winners Ebony Steel Orchestra had to be content with fourth position, while Metronomes with Ken “Professor” Philmore as arranger were relegated to fifth place.  Croydon Steel Orchestra who played in the final position of the evening, also placed last in the 2012 competition.

2012 UK Panorama Results

  Place & Points Band Tune Arranger Tuners Captains
Reel Steel #1 - 270 Real Steel Prophet of Pan

T. Forde

Real Steel arranger Leroy Clarke
Leroy Clarke

Mangrove Steelband #2 - 262 Mangrove

All Over

F. Lyons

Toussaint Ian Clarke
Andrew Facey
CSI #3 - 261 CSI Steelband


M. Loquan/
D. Garcia/
K. Philmore

Ebony Steel Orchestra #4 - 248 Ebony Steel Orchestra Vibes

M. Loquan/
D. Garcia/
K. Philmore


Seion Gomez - Steelpan arranger
Seion Gomez


Steelpan tuner Dudley Dixon
Dudley Dickson

  #5 - 247 Metronomes Steel Orchestra

Archbishop of Pan

L. Sharpe & G. Ballantyne


  #6 - 232 Croydon

Gie Dem Tempo

E. Pouchet/
A. Daniell

Emily Lemmerman

Mark Wilson

Will Dunne

Megan Francis

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