Steelpan Arranger
Kevin McLeod - Steelpan Arranger

Kevin McLeod

Kevin McLeod - Hatters, Mt. Moriah Pan Movement
Panorama Championships
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Kevin McLeod started playing the steel pan at the age of fourteen with the La Romaine Super Vibes.  The La Romaine, south Trinidad native was born June 1980.

His first arrangement was at the age of fifteen for a solo competition. That soloist went on to win the competition with McLeod’s arrangement.

McLeod has played with different steel bands over the years - La Romaine Super Vibes, Kalomo Kings, Hatters, Pan Elders, Invaders, ADLIB (New York), Golden Hands, Highlighters (Panorama/Band Arranger 2003 – 2010), Tropical Angel Harps and many others. In 2011, he arranged for La Romaine Super Vibes and Mt. Moriah Steel Orchestra for the National Panorama competition.

McLeod was also a member of the Trinidad and Tobago National Steel Orchestra, the National Steel Symphony Orchestra and music instructor for the National Youth Steel Orchestra. While a member of the National Steel Orchestra, he obtained a Grade 4 in Music Theory.

At present McLeod is the ‘house arranger’ for Hatters Steel Orchestra. Other than being a musician, and percussionist, Kevin McLeod also obtained a certificate for Architectural drawing from the University of the West Indies. He is also presently a music instructor with Trinidad and Tobago’s Multicultural Music Program, formerly known as the ‘Pan in the Class Room Unit.’

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