RASPO Steel Band

Reading, Berkshire
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RASPO Steel Orchestra is an award winning steel band providing entertainment for events, parties, carnivals and festivals at home and abroad. RASPO has performed at The Royal Albert Hall, WOMAD festival, Glastonbury, for the London 2012 Olympics, live on BBC and ITV, and annually at London’s Notting Hill Carnival.
RASPO is now well established as one of the UK's premier steel orchestras and welcomes all age groups.
The name – Reading All Steel Percussion Orchestra – commemorates the very first steel band to play in the UK at the 1951 Festival of Britain: TASPO Trinidad All Steel Percussion Orchestra.

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  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    RASPO is a vibrant and energetic steel band that can provide ambient background music as well as entertainment of up tempo carnival dancing
  • Who are your previous clients?
    BBC, ITV, Sky, The Mayors Office, London 2012 Olympics, Acutest, NHS,
  • How can event planners pay for your services?
    We provide an invoice for payment by bank transfer, cheque or cash if preferred.
  • How long do you play for?
    Two forty five minute sets in a two hour window. However we can tailor make the times to suit your event.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    We have PLI for £10m. As we are an acoustic band we don't use electrical equipment for our performances.


Set List/Services

Calypso:
Tempo & Crawford
Moving to the Left
Feeling Hot – Arrow
Dollar - Colin Lucas
Old Lady – Aldwyn Roberts
Sugar – Aldwyn Roberts
Pan in A Minor – Aldwyn Roberts
Peanut Vendor
Jamming Again
St Thomas
Nah Going Home
London is the Place for Me
It’s Showtime
TASPO’s Story
Big Man Sweet Man
Both of Them - The Mighty Sparrow

Contemporary / Pop:
Can U Feel It – The Jackson 5
Missing You / Stand By Me
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Begging – Frankie Valli
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
RASPO Go! - Jason Yarde

Classical:
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Sugar Plum Fairy - Tchaikovsky
Carmen Overture / Toreador by Bizet
Carmen Habanera - Bizet
Hungarian Dance - Brahms
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart

Traditional / Reggae / Gospel / Latin:
Monkey Man – Toots & the Maytels
Blue Moon
Jamming – Bob Marley
Pump Me Up
Rivers of Babylon
Red Red Wine
Quando Quando
Brazil
El Cumbanchero
Could you be Loved - Bob Marley

Christmas Carols:
Away in a Manger
Silent Night
Deck the Halls
Winter Wonderland
The Holly and the Ivy
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Joy to the World
Jingle Bells
The First Noel
Oh Christmas Tree

Featured Clients

Ciklum
Microsoft
Nestle
Sony
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