UK 2023 Panorama Results - Still #1: Ebony Steelband continues championship reign with arranger Duvone Stewart


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London, England, U.K. - Ebony Steelband has done it again. With champion arranger Duvone Stewart, the British band now has twenty-four UK Panorama titles under its belt. Playing Stewart’s arrangement of Oltaunji’s ever-popular Engine Room, the championship steel orchestra bested the six challengers to its musical throne on the evening of August 26 at Emslie Horniman’s Pleasance Park, Kensal Road, W10.

The same bands occupied the top three spots this year, as in 2022, with Mangrove and Pan Nation repeating their placings.

BAS/NHC (British Association of Steelbands/Notting Hill Carnival) organized the annual  event.

Following are the results:

2023 UK Panorama Results

Placing / Score/
Played at
Band /
 # of Players
Selection/
Performer
Arranger, Tuner, Captain, et al
1st
278

** (#5)
Ebony Steelband

Engine Room

(Olatunji)
Arranger:
Duvone Stewart
Duvone Stewart
 
2nd
276

** (#7)
Mangrove Steel Orchestra

 

 100

Long Live Soca

(“Voice” aka Aaron St. Louis)
Arranger:
André White
André White

Tuner:
Augustus Peters, pan tuner
Augustus Peters


Captain:
Andrew Facey

Drillers:
Leon Foster Thomas & Kishan “Panman” Shorter

Management:
Matthew Phillip, Debi Gardner & Andrew Facey
 
3rd
261

** (#6)
Pan Nation Steel Orchestra

125

This Melody Sweet

(“Baron”  aka Timothy Watkins)
Arranger:
Chris Sorey
Chris Storey

Tuner:
Grafton Yearwood

Captain:
Ziggy Grier

Drill Madame:
Delphina James
 
4th
255

** (#3)
Real Steel

 80

Long Live Soca

(“Voice” aka Aaron St. Louis)
Arranger:
Leroy Clarke
Leroy Clarke

Tuner:
Toussaint Clarke

Captain:
Joe Friend
 
5th
242

** (#4)
Croydon Steel Orchestra

80

Raising Dust

(Johnny Douglas)
Arranger:
Rashaun Myers Williams
Rashaun Myers Williams

Tuner:
Emily Lemmerman
Emily Lemmerman


Captain:
Temilolu Obisesan

Manager:
Paul Dowie
Paul Dowie
 
6th
240

** (#1)
Metronomes

80+

Engine Room

(Olatunji)
Arranger:
Vivian Miller

Tuner:
Toussaint Clarke

Captain:
Stephen Francis

Manager:
Eversley “Breeze” Mills
 
7th
232

** (#2) 
Southside Harmonics

75

Engine Room

(Olatunji)
Arranger:
Eustace Benjamin

Tuner:
Tony Charles

Captain:
Julian Gibbs

Manager:
Julian Gibbs

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