"MY PERSONAL GUARANTEE TO YOU"
If you are looking for the cheapest solution to your musical entertainment needs, Steelasophical is not the right fit for you.
Clients see our value and consider us an essential investment in their day, rather than a nice to have expense. Our exceptional ente
rtainment services will make your day uplifting, unforgettable, fun, relaxing and amazingly successful… don’t just take our word for it, take time to read the 30+ client reviews on PopTop to date!
"TRUST US ON VALUE - NOT ON PRICE“
If we both agree that Steelasophical have not made a positive and transforming difference to your event, I will refund you money – Guaranteed. With Steelasophical being booked up to 3 years in advance, lets have a conversation today about how we can work together to help make your day a success! Steelasophical Steel Band Dj remains the Uk’s No.1 choice for unique and professional Caribbean musical entertainment. Testimony to that are many factors as highlighted below. Presented by creative director 'Gary Trotman' providing a full time music professional service where "We bring the Caribbean to you"
"MUIC SOUND LIGHT - TO VOW WOW MIX MINGLE WINE DINE DANCE"
●•• Full time music professionals (not a weekend hobby)
•●• You Will Always Find Cheaper than us ....but for a reason!!
••● Music albums selling world wide in over 42 countries
•●• Over delivery as standard
••● 6 times entertainment industry award winners
•●• Crowned Best Caribbean Music Company UK by Lux Life Magazine
•●• Exceeding expectations asn standard
"MUSIC ON THE WORLD STAGE"
•●• Trusted by Sony Music USA to add a uinque musical feel to their james Bond movie
•●• Music albums selling worldwide in iover 42 countries courtesy of ARC Music Prod Int
•●• Winning musical entertainment performance on UK TV 'Come dine with me'
Barbara Williams• Oct. 22, 2019
Brilliant performer. Excellent timing. Great mix of music. Created a super atmosphere. A lot of involuntary jiggling was going on. Great bloke. Thoroughly recommend.
Kevin Kerr• Sept. 7, 2019
Absolutely Incredible! We booked Steelasophical for my Nans 95th birthday party and they blew us and all our guest away. Hire these guys you will not regret it. Talented, Fun, Reliable, Entertaining , they have it all. Thank you so much.
Shelley• Sept. 4, 2019
Gary was great. Everyone loved his music and it really was the icing on the cake for our event. Thank you so much!
Zoe Houston• June 30, 2019
Gary Trotman was a lone steel pan band, but he was absolutely amazing. The feedback from everyone was great. He kept a huge smile on his face the whole time, and as he looked like he was enjoying himself, then so did the crowd.
We will definitely like to use him again, however, we would love to have him in sets rather than just one stint but that can be discussed when we next do an event.
Thank you for everything. He was an absolute star.
Mary Doney• June 29, 2019
We cannot speak highly enough about Steelasophical. Gary was a complete joy to work with. His choice of music was spot on for the audience and the event. He was engaging with all our guests and made a huge impression on everyone present. I can highly recommend him
nicky willis• June 15, 2019
The guys were absolutely fabulous! Arrived early, looked the part, were really professional but easy going. Guests loved the steel drums, the dance floor was full to bursting all night! Limbo pole was hilarious, and the percussion instruments were great fun too! Would book them again, no hesitation. I would highly recommend Steelasophical!!
Services From Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj
•|• Steelasophical One Man Steel Band & Dj
•|• Steelasophical Steel Drum Band (Soloist) - Full Band Sound
•|• Steelasophical Steel Drum Band (DUO) - Full Band Sound
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
'At Steelasophical, 'We Bring the Caribbean to you'
What are the highlights of your career?
Sony Music USA asking to use my music in their James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale ••● this despite them having their own extensive world music catalogue.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Over delivery as standard .. and no body does what we do ••● and how we do it
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Steelasophical is amazing versatile and we are used for a host of events due to our ability to enhance the atmosphere at any event .. even those that are not Caribbean related .. Weddings (ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, evening) / Party / Corporate / Public / Private / Product launch / Exhibition / Fete / Fund raiser .. Music to Vow, Wow, Mix, Mingle, Wine, Dine and Dance
Who are your previous clients?
Sony Music, Channel 4, Hotels, Wedding venues, corporate clients, 1000's of brides over 20 years
How can event planners pay for your services?
We have a host of options: BACS PayPal Credit Card Cheque Bank Transfer Cash
How long do you play for?
Popular time options: 1 x 60 mins 1 x 90 mins We offer a Band / DJ service for a complete uninterrupted musical experience 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours 7 hours 8 hours All day package
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
High quality professional audio and lighting
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
£10,000,000 PLI PAT Certification Generic Risk assessment
How much space do you require?
Ideally 3m x 3m (the size of a standard Gazebo) We have more compact set-ups also When performing on Come Dine With Me .. I performed in a space 1.5m square When performing at the Newbury County Show, I had a 12m stage!!
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
One of the reasons why our play list is so varied is due to the new additions mostly requested by past clients ... we also have a pro Dj setup, so able to source and play the original song (a popular request for weddings and corporate events)
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
As a rule ... we take no breaks!! .. when the band is not physically performing, we provide recorded dj music to maintain the atmosphere. Where clients have alternative arrangements and just want the band to play, here are some EXAMPLES of our sets Max 1 x 60 mins within 1 hour period Max 1 x 90mins within 1.5 hour period Max 4 x 40mins within 4 hour period Max 6 x 30mins within 6 hour period
Do you do open-air acts?
Most of our wedding drinks receptions, fetes, carnivals etc are open air events. We utilise quality PA and lighting to cater for upwards of 500 people
••• WE BRING THE CARIBBEAN TO YOU •••
Reggae - Soca - Calypso - Motown - POP - Soul - Latin - Modern - Jazz - Caribbean - RnB - Ska
Mobile DJ with more than 30,000 songs in 12 genres with music to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine dance
•●• BASE STEEL BAND REPERTOIRE •●•
Somewhere over the Rainbow – (IZ Tropical Version & Acoustic)
Under the sea
Lorraine – Soca
Ole Lday Walk A Mile and a Half .. and She Dingolay – Calypso
Besame Muchos – Bosa
Guantanamera – Bossa Nova
Girl From Ipanema – Bossa nova
Island In The Sun – Traditional
Lady In Red – Ballad
Lady In Red – Reggae
Never on a Sunday -Cha Cha
Sloop John B – POP
Spanish Eyes – POP
Yellow Bird – Traditional
Oh Happy Day – Gospel
Yesterday – POP & Acoustic Versions
Autumn Leaves – Bosa
Bermuda Triangle – Tropical POP
Feelings – Bolero
How Insensitive – Bossa Nova
••• Jamaica Farewell – Traditional – this is the song used in the James Bond Movie Casino Royale
Just The Two of Us – R&B
Let It be Me – bolero
Hello – POP
I Just Called – POP
I love You Because – Country and Western
Put Your Sweet lips – Country and Western
Quizas – Latin
Sway – Latin
Isnt She Lovely – POP
Lovely Day – POP
River of Babylon – POP
Rivers of Babylon – Soca
You Got a Friend – MOR
Summertime – Trad Jazz
When I Fall In Love – Smooth Jazz
Redemption Song – Reggae
No Woman No Cry – Reggae
One Love – Reggae
Sweat – Reggae
Red Red Wine – Reggae
The Tide is high – Reggae
Blue Moon – Reggae
Is This love – Reggae
Night Nurse – Reggae
Three Little Birds – Reggae
Lambada – Latin
Congaline – Soca
El Cumbancero – Soca
Dollar Whine – Soca
Hot Hot Hot – Soca
MarryAnne – Soca
Now That we’ve found Love – Soca
When the saints go marching in – Soca
Say Say – Soca
Sugar Bum Bum – Soca
Valtatee – Soca
Layla – Pop
Brown Girl In the Ring – Calypso
Brown Girl In the Ring – Soca
Byhia Girl – Soca
Mash It Up – Soca
Hotel California – Reggae
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
Message in a bottle
Oh Bla Di
Mas que nada
Samba de Orfeu
Valerie – Amy Winehouse (reggae)
Valerie – Amy Winehouse (pop)
Valerie – Amy Winehouse (with acoustic guitar)
Angels – Robbie Williams (Reggae)
Angels – Robbie Williams (POP)
All of me – John Legend
Rainorama – Lord Kitchener
Like a star
Comandante Che Guevara
Just the two of us
Just the way you are
Aint no sunshine
Agua de Beber
Mas Que Nada
Clara Nunes Feira
Cano Estremera – Part Time Lover – Salsa
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Turn Me On
Shes Not There
Story of the blues
Sultans of swing
Chok there – Apache Indian
They cant take that away from me
El Cuarta de Tula
I here you knocking
and moreadded weekly ….
These represent only the core repertoire.
Songs are added and removed frequently as we cater for so many types of projects and performances we are constantly evolving!