The Pantastic Steelband was established in Noosa (Sunshine Coast, Qld) in 1998 by Clive Stead and Matt Davies. Both grew up in Trinidad, home of steelpan instruments and calypso music. The band started life as a 5 piece but has grown into a 9 piece, with three Trinidadians in its ranks. From the start, Pantastic has aimed at creating an authentic Trinidad- style of music tailored to suit local audiences. While calypso and soca music alone is fine in Trinidad, Australian audiences need to hear more familiar songs.