The orchestra has worldwide appearances and has performed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1972, Carnegie Hall in 1987, and performed with the Opera singer Luciano Pavarotti in Barbados in 1997.
The late Raymond "Artie" Shaw was the first musician to conduct Desperadoes Steel Orchestra at their performance for Queen Elizabeth at the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the late, Insp. Anthony Prospect conducted their English tour in 1981. The late Dr. Pat Bishop conducted their performance at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Desperadoes have also toured some of Trinidad & Tobago's motherlands; such as Africa, India, China, England and Grenada. The band has qualified for the most Panorama finals, 50 of 54, was a finalist for 36 consecutive years 1976 through 2011, has the highest winning percentage (1) victory every 4.9 years, has won every entered competition, and has a total of 25 combined victories out of 70 various competitions, from 1965 to 2017.
Despers - BIG5 Pan Concert
Thank you WST from an avid Despers fan.
Certainly Desperadoes are a cut above the rest, I think they should re-name the band Mighty Desperadoes.
Super Desperadoes with out a doubt.