Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

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Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj Service - Exceeding Expectations As Standard
With music in a James Bond 007 Movie, I can honestly say "Nobody Does It Better"

Now crowned
Best Caribbean Music Entertainment Company UK
by Lux Life Magazine


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!


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"


●•• 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


•●• 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'


•●• Fully acoustic
•●• Solo to Quartet with backing music
•●• Bose PA system with up 6 hours of music for chilled background music
•●• Full large PA system for larger audiences of yp to 1000 people

Uniquely versatile, we offer options of Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) which can be traditionally acoustic or with professional studio quality backing music for a full band sound (for up to 1000 people).


Although Wedding Specialists booked up to 3 years in advance, Steelasophical is in demand for a host of special occasions from private parties of 6 people to corporate events of over 1000. Steelasophical will make your next event a success, [....] so lets have a conversation today.


•●• Unique money back guarantee

•●• 100% full time professional service

•●• Wealth in Health & Safety

•●• Qualified Engineer, Projects Manager & H&S Advisor

•●• £10,000,000 Public liability Insurance

33 Reviews
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Oliver Payne

Aug. 26, 2018

Absolutely amazing - made the party and people were talking about them all day! Thank you so much.

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Mike Jones

May 19, 2019

"Absolutely fantastic performance and raised the atmosphere to stratospheric heights.
They played music that fitted the event and matched the age group of the audience perfectly.
Lots of people requested their contact details and I would recommend them to perform at any event.
So thank you to Garry and his brother Cush for making this an unforgettable occasion.

Mike Jones"


Tania Ward

April 18, 2019

Thank you for a wonderful event! Great music, always smiling which elevated the mood further :) Would recommend and will use again for our next BBQ.

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Clive Eden

April 29, 2019

"Gary was there on time and played as requested, where he set up outside the walls of the church was fine as it covered both the entrance to the church and the graveside but what i would like to know is, did Gary set himself up there or was he told that he had to go there by the church official?
Thanks Gary.
Clive Eden"


Natalie Gilfillan

April 13, 2019

"Gary turned up when promised and setup discretely. He worked with us to incorporate little touches into our day that made it special for us, including family involvement. He was very flexible and responsive to our guests, even adapting to the spontaneous conga line that developed and sending us a video of it afterwards which was awesome. He read the room well and stayed beyond our original end time since our guests were enjoying his music so much. We've had multiple mentions since then from guests who loved his playing.
Would thoroughly recommend him."


Alex keeling

Feb. 3, 2019

"""Gary performed on Tuesday at my Nan's funeral service, and was absolutley fantastic! Everyone who came along said that he made the day, not only with his great music but also with his infectious smile. When searching for performers, Steelasophical's prices were the lowest by far (and I mean hundreds!!) and from the beginning Gary was calm and uncomplicated when making arrangments for the day...just what I needed at this difficult time for my family. I can not recommend highly enough, Thank you so much :)"""

  • 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

Set List/Services


Steel Band
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


Somewhere over the Rainbow – (IZ Tropical Version & Acoustic)
Under the sea
Lorraine – Soca
Blue Bossa
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
Chan Chan
St. Thomas
Lovely Day
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
Another Star
Just the two of us
Just the way you are
Aint no sunshine
Street Life
Master Blaster
Agua de Beber
The Chicken
Mas Que Nada
Danza Kuduro
Clara Nunes Feira
Cano Estremera – Part Time Lover – Salsa
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Turn Me On
Get Lucky
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
Monkey Man
Watermelon Man
Cissy Strut
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!

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