Dylan's Steel Band

Welcome to Dylan's Steel Band

About Us

The musicians

Adrian Ahearn leads an amazing group of  musicians from the US and all over the Caribbean: highly skilled, highly decorated (Grammy's and Grammy nominations, San Diego Music Awards, etc...), humble and happy artists!

We offer solos, duos, and trio steel drum bands to full bands (up to 10 musicians) plus Caribbean Dancers. The price is based on the number of artists employed and the length of time of the service. 

We also offer our dynamite Reggae band, Fried Bananas! See the videos below.

Our history

Adrian is the Musical Director of Dylan's Steel Band and Fried Bananas. He sings, plays steel drums (tenor, double guitar, and bass pan) and plays the bass (upright and electric). He earned the degree Bachelor of Music/Jazz Studies, Bass Performance from San Diego State University in 1996. Upon graduation Adrian married his lovely wife Heather and enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served in the  music program at Travis AFB in Fairfield, CA. In his last year while enlisted, he was the Musical Director for his unit, Galaxy. He received the awards Outstanding Bandsman in 1999 and Airman of the Year in 2000. When he returned home to San Diego he played bass for many fine local bands, one of which won the Album of the Year at the San Diego Music Awards and a Grammy Nomination, Modern Blues in 2002. 

Mr. Ahearn formed Dylan's Steel Band when his son, Dylan, was 2 years old. "I held him up to the sky and said, I work for you, kid". Dylan's Steel Band has performed up and down the west coast from San Diego to Seattle, from Las Vegas to Phoenix. Our fan base and list of happy clients grows because our goal is to exceed their expectations.

Mr. Ahearn formed Fried Bananas when he was in school at SDSU. The band toured the west coast from the Belly- Up Tavern in San Diego to the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. The FBZ were a favorite at Kirkwood in Tahoe through the '90's! 

Our sound

We provide soulful Caribbean music featuring the palatable sounds of the steel drum delivered with power and passion.


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Contact Us

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Better yet, see us in person!

Dylan's Steel Band (Adrian Ahearn or one of my band mates) performs solo Steel Drums:

Every Friday from 6-9pm and Every Sunday from 5-8pm:

880 Harbor Island Dr, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 298-6802

Every Sunday from 5-8pm:

Every Saturday from 12-3pm:

744 Ventura Pl, San Diego, CA 92109 (858) 488-4438

These are all AMAZING venues. Come hear me play at all of them!

Dylan's Steel Band

soulcat7@hotmail.com, Dylanssteelband on Facebook

cell: (619) 917-2379, office: (619) 463-2663, fax: (619) 463-2663

Dylan's Steel Band-quartet

DSB quartet covering 'Three Little Birds' at the Loews Hotel and Resort, Coronado, CA

Dylan's Steel Band-Trio

DSB trio covering 'Rum and Coca Cola' at the San Diego Zoo for a special event.

Dylan' Steel Band-Duo

DSB duo covering 'Could You Be Loved' at a special event in La Mesa, CA.

Dylan' Steel Band-Solo

DSB solo featuring Adrian's original, 'Sunburnt Soul' at a special event for the San Diego Port Authority.


Five piece reggae band, Fried Bananas, at the San Diego House of Blues.

Fried Bananas-Quintet

FBZ quintet performing Adrian's original, 'Barbados' featuring steel drums at The Hotel Del Coronado for a special event. 

Fried Bananas (cocktail trio)

Fried Bananas covering 'No Woman No Cry' at Vintana featuring Adrian (bass and vocal), Tres (drums and vocal) and Norman (guitar)