SoMiSPO
(The Southern Miss Steel Pan Orchestra)

SoMiSPO was founded in 1994 by Dr. John Wooton. The group began with only four pan instruments, lead, seconds, cello and bass, and has now grown to an ensemble of 30 people. Their guest artist list is impressive including, Robert Greenidge (Jimmy Buffet), Andy Narell (several times), Ellie Mannette (Father of the steel pan), Liam Teague (Paganini of Pan), Ray Holman, Tom Miller, Jeff Narell, Gary Gibson, Gregory Boyd, and the Navy Steel Band.  They recorded a CD with Andy Narell, and several cuts are available to listen to below.  If you would like to purchase the CD, click here. 
Amigos de Borinquen
(Friends from Puerto Rico)
by John Wooton & performed by SoMisPo
Breezin'
Party Time
by Robert Greenidge
Arr. by John Wooton
The Bomb
by Robert Greenidge
Trans. by John Wooton

Midday Oasis

The Southern Miss Steel Pan Orchestra performing "Midday Oasis". I arranged this piece for steel band and it is composed by Dr. Sam Bruton, who is playing piano in the video. Guest artists, besides Sam, are Chris Severin on bass, Bill Summers on percussion, and Ricky Sebastian on drums.

Playa Larga

by Ray Holman

Recorded in April, 2013

Coffee Street

by Andy Narell

Recorded April of 2012

Featuring Andy Narell, Mark Walker and the Southern Miss Lab Band 1

Amigos de Boricua

by John Wooton