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 Ahearn is the Musical/Creative Director of Dylan's Steel Band and Fried Bananas. Bring the fun, relaxing vibes to your party! Adrian is an accomplished singer, steel drummer (tenor, double guitar, and bass pan), guitarist (acoustic and electric) and bassist (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. reggae/calypso

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Dylan's Steel Band performs solo Steel Drums:

Every Friday and Every Sunday from 6-9pm: 

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

Every Sunday brunch from 10am-1pm:


800 Seacoast Dr, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 (619)631-4949

Wednesday-Friday from 3pm-6pm:

1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118  (619) 437-4474


 Every other Sunday from 4pm-6pm:  

Barrio Star

2706 5th Av, San Diego, CA 92103 (619)501-7827 

Dylan's Steel Band

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

Dylan's Steel Band-Septet

DSB septet covering 'Everywhere Calypso' at the Marriott Marquis, San Diego, CA

Dylan's Steel Band-sextet

DSB sextet covering 'No Woman No Cry' at the Paradise Point Resort, San Diego, CA

Dylan's Steel Band-Quintet

DSB quintet performing an original composition, 'Daniel', at the Hilton Bayfront, San Diego, CA

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 jammin' at the Four Seasons Aviara, San Diego, CA! 

Dylan's Steel Band - Trio

DSB covering Audrey at the Westin Gaslamp, San Diego, 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's Steel Band - solo

DSB (solo) covering 'Here Comes the Sun' at a special event at Balboa Park, San Diego. CA


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)