What the people next door dont know What the people next door dont know a blog posting by Gary Trotman- Steelasophical What the people next door dont know What the people next door don’t know When I am home, I would often bump into my neighbours. They will often say things like “Hi Gary, so you've got the day off today, eh?” This makes perfect sense right?. I’m a musician and a performer, so if I am not out on the road somewhere, I must be having the day off!! Hmmmmmm ..... If only they knew!!! I decided at the outset, that going into music full time was going to be nothing short of a full and total way of life, taking every ounce of dedication and commitment that I could muster. In short, it would be a full time business and total passion. Gave up a 25+ year career in building services, and a final posting as a regional contracts manager to do music full time! - Granted this was tested as little as 6 months in when I suffered a serious injury resulting a plate and 8 screws being placed in my wrist (a story for another day) - but I had much in my favor when starting out A finical war-chest to get over initial start up A respected brand in Steelasophical Music albums selling worlds wide A song used by Sony Music in the James Bond movie Casino Royale TV appearances What being a full time business owner means to me, is that any weekday (Monday-Friday) when I’m not out performing, I am busy doing other related stuff, building my Steelasophical brand pretty much from 7:30am to 9pm or so ... and often into the wee hours of the morning too!! So .. just how much could there possibly be to do? Some may not believe it! Ok so where do I start? .... Blogging Marketing Advertising Social media Article writing Website SEO SEO activities PPV marketing Website updates Website monitoring PPC advertising Artist roster listings Industry link building Learning new songs Scheduling musicians Showcase applications Website maintenance New bookings research Wedding Faye research PR and media outreach Responding to inquiries Staying current on trends Producing backing tracks Monitoring competitors Networking with venues Contact list management Networking with suppliers Coordination with planners Staying current on trends Producing backing tracks Getting found on the internet Dealing with IT related issues Learning, researching, planning, growth Concepts and research for new projects Updating health and safety documentation Combating black hat actions by competitors Corresponding with colleagues and industry contacts Facebook updates LinkedIn updates JV partnering Posting / update / networking on Facebook Posting / update / networking on Twitter Posting / update / networking on Linkedin Posting / update / networking on Pinterest Posting / update / networking on Google+ Posting / update / networking on Yutube So when them next door bump into me .. No [...]
Steelband Gary Trotman founder of Steelasophical Steelband this is the video promo we developed for the release of this new Steelband.co.uk website design. Steelasophical is a leading provider of Caribbean musical entertainment. We are based in the UK (not far from London) and provide music all over the UK including Jersey and Guernsey. Our most popular options are our Caribbean Steel band Hire Solo, duo, trio and quartet, each with backing music for a full band sound. Steelasophical have a great professional mobile Caribbean Dj service which has 10,000's of songs but with a great section of Caribbean and latin music that your standard Dj may not have the knowledge base of. Be sure to visit our YouTube channel YouTube.com/user/Steelasophical Steelband Steelasophical is now considered one of the leading providers of unique, quality, reliable and respected Caribbean musical entertainment - thriving even during this financial downturn, performing at a host of functions, venues and occasions all over the country Key notes: 40 tracks recorded with World Music leaders ARC Music Prod Int Steelasophical Albums selling world-wide in over 42 countries Gary trotman music used in the James Bond movie Casino Royale Winning musical entertainment performance on Come Dine with Me Steel Band Hire Testimonial Carribean Christmas Party Provided a great atmosphere to our Christmas Party. Sounded great & was a fantastic addition to our party. Would recommend to anyone looking for an authentic caribbean steel band. Staff Caribbean themed lunch party (250 people) This band absolutely fantastic, we had so much feedback about how amazing the band was. Everything about them was fantastic, from the look of the set up, their outfits, and the quality and range of the music. They were both so friendly and welcoming and were a pleasure to have at the party. We recommend them to anyone looking for party music with a difference. Caribbean Party Gary did a fantastic job from start to finish. Everything from the communication before the event to the performance on the night was perfect. Ideal entertainment for any Summer party! Wedding I can't praise these guys enough.. they looked the part, they sounded awesome, they kept the dance floor full all night and have bags of charimsa. We booked them for our wedding celebration and were a great choice! Booking into the next 3 years ... Get in touch today!!