SoMiSPO (The Southern Miss Steel Pan Orchestra)
SoMiSPO was founded in 1994 by Dr. John Wooton. The group started out with four pan instruments (lead, seconds, cello and bass) and has 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, several cuts are available to listen to below. If you would like to purchse the cd, click here.
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.
To purchase the music for Midday Oasis, go to the "Store Page"
by Ray Holman
Recorded in April, 2013
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
Amigos de Boricua (Friends from Puerto Rico)
by John Wooton, performed by SoMiSPO