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Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK

By | 2018-03-04T17:39:15+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK Gary Trotman Email Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK  Steelasophical Steel band and Caribbean mobile Dj Our Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambient music Dj is a full-time, modern, professional Music • Sound • Light • Entertainment Service, where 'We bring the Caribbean to you' with "Over Delivery As Absolute Standard. Steelasophical is not just a collective of musicians, but seasoned musical entertainers with the experience and ability to positively transform any occasion like no other. Steelasophical is uniquely versatile, we offer options of Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) which can be the traditional acoustic set up or, the most popular and unique format with Steelasophical professional studio quality backing music for a full band sound (for up to 500 people). In addition, Steelasophical Caribbean Music DJ service, professional Lighting, outstanding quality PA systems and even wireless microphones for speeches and announcements. "YOU'LL REMEMBER HOW WE MADE YOU FEEL" Although Wedding Day Music Specialists booking in to the 3 years Steelasophical is in demand for a host of special occasions from private garden parties of twelve people to corporate events of over 500, and public events of more than 2000. No matter the occasion, venue or age group, Steelasophical will help make your next event a success Gary Trotman (Creative Director)

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STEEL BAND HIRE BERKSHIRE HAMPSHIRE SURREY UK

By | 2018-02-17T20:01:25+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

STEEL BAND HIRE BERKSHIRE HAMPSHIRE SURREY UK STEEL BAND HIRE BERKSHIRE HAMPSHIRE SURREY UK Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Entertainment “We bring the Caribbean to you” Music • Sound • Light To Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance Steel Drum Band (Solo, Duo, Trio, Fouro) Percussionist • Ambient Music Dj Vocal Entertainer • PA Hire • Lighting Hire  Steelasophical on facebook Click number below to call 07540307890  Click to email We cover GU Postcodes Aldershot, Bagshot, Blackwater, Camberley, Church Crookham, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Frimley, Sandhurst,Yateley  RG Postcodes Basingstoke, Bracknell, Chineham, Crowthorne, Hook, Lower Earley, Tadley, Wokingham, Woodley  Berkshire Ascot, Bracknell, Bray Lake, Caversham, Cookham, Crowthorne, Dorney Eton, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Riseley,  Sandhurst, Slough, Thatcham, Twyford, Windsor, Wokingham, Woodley Surrey Addlestone, Ashtead, Bletchingley, Camberley, Capel, Caterham Valley, Chertsey, Cobham, Coulsdon,  Dorking, East Horsley, East Molesey, Egham, Englefield Green, Epsom, Esher, Farnham, Frimley, Frimley Green, Godalming, Great Bookham, Guildford, Haslemere, Horley, Lightwater, Lingfield, Morden, Oxted, Purley, Redhill, Reigate,  Selsdon, Smallfield, Staines, Stoneleigh, Surbiton, Sutton, Tatsfield, Wallington, West Byfleet, Weybridge, Windlesham, Woking, Worcester Park Hampshire Aldershot, Alresford, Alton, Andover, Appleshaw, Basingstoke, Bentworth, Binsted, Bishops Waltham, Blackwater, Bordon, Brockenhurst, Clanfield, Cove, Cowplain, Curdridge, Eastleigh,  Emsworth, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet, Fordingbridge, Frogmore, Gosport, Havant, Hayling Island, Hedge End, Hiltingbury, Horndean, Hythe, Lasham, Liphook, Liss, Locks Heath, Lovedean, Lymington, New Alresford, New Milton, North Baddesley, Petersfield, Portchester, Portsmouth, Purbrook, Ringwood, Romsey, Rowner, Southampton,  Southsea, Stockbridge, Stubbington, Swanmore, Titchfield, Totton, Waterlooville, Whitchurch, Whiteley,  Winchester, Yateley ... and surrounding areas. STEEL BAND HIRE BERKSHIRE HAMPSHIRE SURREY UK Now booking into the next 2/3 years Lets have a conversation today! ••• 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. To put in bluntly, we do not swim in the cheap pool feeding off plankton!  “We are not ‘a’ steelband … we are ‘the’ steelband to have” Clients see our value and consider us an essential investment in their day, rather than a nice to have expense. Our exceptional entertainment services will make your day uplifting, unforgettable, fun, relaxing and amazingly successful.  If we both agree that Steelasophical have not made a positive and transforming difference to your event, I will refund you money – Guaranteed Gary Trotman STEEL BAND HIRE BERKSHIRE HAMPSHIRE SURREY UK Steelasophical Steel Band Hire We bring the Caribbean to you

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STEEL BAND HIRE BEDFORDSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE

By | 2018-02-17T18:31:07+00:00 February 17th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

STEEL BAND HIRE BEDFORDSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE STEEL BAND HIRE BEDFORDSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Entertainment “We bring the Caribbean to you” Music • Sound • Light To Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance Steel Drum Band (Solo, Duo, Trio, Fouro) Percussionist • Ambient Music Dj Vocal Entertainer • PA Hire • Lighting Hire  Steelasophical on facebook Click number below to call 07540307890  Click to email We cover... MK Postcodes Ampthill MK45, Barton-le-Clay MK45, Bedford MK41 MK42 MK43, Biddenham MK40, Brickhill MK41, Bromham MK43, Castle MK42, Cauldwell MK42, Clapham MK41, Cranfield MK43, De Parys MK40 MK41, Flitwick MK45,Goldington MK41, Great Barford MK44, Harpur MK40 MK41, Kempston MK42, Kingsbrook MK42, Kingsbrook MK44, Marston MK43, Moretaine MK43, Newnham MK41, Oakley MK43, Putnoe MK41, Queens Park MK40,Shortstown MK42, Silsoe MK45, Westoning MK45, Wilstead MK45, Wixams MK42, Wootton MK43  PE Postcodes Baston PE6, Bretton PE3, Buckden PE19, Crowland PE6, Dogsthorpe PE1, Eastfield PE1, Eastgate PE1, Eaton PE19,Farcet PE7, Fengate PE1, Fletton PE2, Glinton PE6, Gunthorpe PE4, Hampton PE7, Langtoft PE6, Little Paxton PE19,Netherton PE3, Northborough PE6, Parnwell PE1, Paston PE4, Peterborough PE1 PE3, Ravensthorpe PE3,Stanground PE2, Stilton PE7, St Neots PE19, The Deepings PE6, The Ortons PE2, Upton PE6, Walton PE4,Werrington PE4, Westwood PE3, Whittlesey PE7, Woodston PE2, Yaxley PE7  SG Postcodes Biggleswade-SG18, Caldecote SG18, Gamlingay SG19, Langford SG18, Northill SG18, Potton SG19, Sandy SG19  and surrounding areas. STEEL BAND HIRE BEDFORDSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE Now booking into the next 2/3 years Lets have a conversation today! ••• 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. To put in bluntly, we do not swim in the cheap pool feeding off plankton!  “We are not ‘a’ steelband … we are ‘the’ steelband to have” Clients see our value and consider us an essential investment in their day, rather than a nice to have expense. Our exceptional entertainment services will make your day uplifting, unforgettable, fun, relaxing and amazingly successful.  If we both agree that Steelasophical have not made a positive and transforming difference to your event, I will refund you money – Guaranteed Gary Trotman STEEL BAND HIRE BEDFORDSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE Steelasophical Steel Band Hire We bring the Caribbean to you

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Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band

By | 2018-03-26T15:19:06+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band Songs in the Key of Life, like some big Hollywood studio blockbuster, comes to us already weighted down with words, stabbed with exclamation points and wrapped — or is it shrouded? — in great expectations. Two years in the making, the album's imminent release was announced several times, and each time it was withdrawn to be haggled over, reworked, expanded and gossiped about until its release at the end of September. It's nothing if not ambitious: two records plus a four-cut "bonus" EP disc — 21 songs in all — complete with lyric booklet and embarrassingly detailed notes thanking everyone from his mother and father to rack jobbers and stewardesses. The excessive gratitude (including an alphabetical list of over 150 names, from Abdul Jabbar to Frank Zappa) stands in contrast to the production credits, which are typically spare. This is another personal tour de force: Wonder produced, arranged, wrote and composed everything here; he sings all leads and most of the backing tracks as well; and, though a number of stars make cameo appearances, the majority of the cuts list at most four or five other musicians besides Wonder and many list only him. Wonder confronts us virtually single-handedly, grasps our expectations and wrestles them to the ground. I give him four out of five falls gratefully, happily; were it not for his lyrics he might have won them all. Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band "Superstition" Very superstitious, writings on the wall, Very superstitious, ladders bout' to fall, Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass Seven years of bad luck, the good things in your past When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain't the way Very superstitious, wash your face and hands, Rid me of the problem, do all that you can, Keep me in a daydream, keep me goin' strong, You don't wanna save me, sad is my song When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain't the way, yeh, yeh Very superstitious, nothin' more to say, Very superstitious, the devil's on his way, Thirteen month old baby, broke the lookin' glass, Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past When you believe in things that you don't understand, Then you suffer, Superstition ain't the way, no, no, no Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band Stevie Wonder Superstition Steelasophical Steel Band Seven years of bad luck, good things in your past When you believe in things that you don't understand Then you suffer Superstition ain't the way, no, no, [...]

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Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band

By | 2018-03-26T15:19:05+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band performed by Gary Trotman SandBanks Hotel Terrace Bar The Chicken is a cool funk tune composed by Pee Wee Ellis, saxophonist and important member of James Brown’s band in the 60s. The song is made famous by Jaco Pastorius, who made it his signature song. Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band A 35-year-old performance from the late bass legend Jaco Pastorius is finally receiving its full release on Record Store Day. Jaco Pastorius: Truth, Liberty & Soul was recorded at New York City's Avery Hall in June 1982, and was partially broadcast on NPR, but this is the first time that the full set, featuring Pastorius' Word of Mouth big band and harmonica icon Toots Thielemans, has been made available. "Soul Intro/The Chicken" wouldn't be officially released until the following year on his Invitation album 1987: Jaco’s Final Year Jaco started the year by moving back to Fort Lauderdale with his girlfriend, Teresa. Although he tried to regain stability, the old demons of mental illness reappeared, leading to many strange performances and even short stints in jail. Everything came to its tragic head on in the early morning hours of Sept. 12, 1987, when Jaco went to a bar called the Midnight Bottle Club, where he was ejected for his behaviour. When he tried to kick the door back in, the club’s manager, a third-degree black belt in karate, hit Jaco several times. Jaco’s skull was fractured, and he suffered massive internal bleeding. Jaco never left the hospital. On Sept. 19, he had a brain hemorrhage and went on a respirator. His family decided to remove him from life support on Sept. 21 and he died a little more than three hours later, with Tracy holding his hand. Jaco Pastorius was 35 years old. His assailant pled guilty to manslaughter charges and ultimately only spent four months in prison. Jaco is buried in Our Lady Queen of Heaven Cemetery in North Lauderdale and Jaco Pastorius Park opened in 2008 in Oakland Park. While his legacy lives on there, it’s even more present in the legions of bassists inspired to play the instrument in a new way — or to play it at all — after hearing the work Jaco created during his prolific, but all too short career.

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Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band

By | 2018-03-26T15:19:04+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Chorando se foi quem um dia só me fez chorar Chorando se foi quem um dia só me fez chorar Chorando estará, ao lembrar de um amor Que um dia não soube cuidar Chorando estará, ao lembrar de um amor Que um dia não soube cuidar A recordação vai estar com ele aonde for A recordação vai estar pra sempre aonde for Dança sol e mar, guardarei no olhar O amor faz perder e encontrar Lambando estarei ao lembrar que esse amor Por um dia, um instante foi rei A recordação vai estar com ele aonde for A recordação vai estar pra sempre aonde for Chorando estará ao lembrar de um amor Que um dia não soube cuidar Canção riso e dor, melodia de amor Um momento que fica no ar Dançando lambada! Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Lambada Lyrics He left crying, the one who one day only made me cry. He left crying, the one who one day only made me cry. He will be crying, to remember a love that one day he didn't know how to care for. He will be crying, to remember a love that one day he didn't know how to care for.   The memory will be with him wherever he goes. The memory will always be there, wherever I go.   Dance, sun and sea, and I will keep in mind that love makes one lose and find. I will be dancing the Lambada, to remember a love which for a day, an instant, was king.   The memory will be with him wherever he goes. The memory will always be there, wherever I go.   He will be crying, to remember a love that one day he didn't know how to care for. Song, laughter and pain, melody of love -- a moment that hangs in the air. Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Lambada facts Do you remember the Lambada dance craze of the late 1980s? For those of you too young to recall it, the Lambada is a Brazilian dance for couples, which is generally danced with arched legs, with the steps being from side to side or turning, with a pronounced movement of the hips. At the time when the dance became popular, short skirts for women were in fashion and the dance became associated with the skirts swirling up when the female spins around. The song that launched the Lambada dance craze was this 1989 worldwide hit recorded by the French pop group Kaoma with lead vocals by Paris-based Brazilian Loalwa Braz. It sold over 5 million copies in 1989, reached #1 on eleven [...]

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BEST EVER Wedding Advice from REAL Brides

By | 2018-01-22T14:06:48+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

BEST EVER Wedding Advice from REAL Brides BEST EVER Wedding Advice from REAL Brides Steelasophical Weddings Music • Sound • Light To Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance Call: 07540 307890 Email: Gary Trotman BEST EVER Wedding Advice from REAL Brides Make time together a priority. Budget for a consistent date night. Time is the "currency of relationships," so consistently invest time into your marriage. Always wear your wedding ring. It will remind you that you're always connected to your spouse and will remind the rest of the world that you're off limits. Remember that marriage isn't 50/50— divorce is 50/50. Marriage has to be 100/100. It's not splitting everything in half, but both partners giving everything they've got Make laughter the soundtrack of your marriage. Share moments of joy. And even in the hard times, find reasons to laugh. BEST EVER Wedding Advice from REAL Brides You may have already been advised to make sure to take some time for your partner during the big day. But try to make some time just for yourself, too. One of the things I found during the wedding was that from 7am I had no time to myself. There was always someone in my room, always someone who had question, always a well wisher and always someone ready with a camera. It can become difficult to keep energy levels up when you're "on show" for twelve or more hours at a stretch. I found myself wishing for a few minutes every few hours or so just to be able to go somewhere quiet and collect my thoughts / recharge my batteries / have a glass of water / check my lipstick or just be uninterrupted for a few minutes so I could then enjoy the day more. Like most Offbeat Brides, I've had a little love-in with nearly all my vendors. I simple cannot believe that they've taken some sketchy brief and come back with designs, flowers, decorations, etc., that completely surpassed my expectations. After the wedding I wrote each one an incredibly detailed thank you as I wanted them to be able to use my comments as a testimonial to share with other brides and grooms. If you really love your vendor, one of the greatest gifts you can give them is not just a letter of profuse thanks, but to also take it upon yourself to find a public site that rates said vendor and write something that could sway couples to call that company. I know it's not really in our job descriptions to act as their marketing departments. But as so many of them went out of their way for me, I am genuinely moved to want to make a difference to their [...]

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Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer

By | 2018-03-26T15:18:54+00:00 January 20th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer Steelasophical Caribbean Entertainment SubWoofer of Choice • Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer • Premium Quality Audio Reproduction  The Behringer B1200D Active PA Subwoofer is designed to be portable yet powerful. The high-performance 500-watt powered subwoofer features a powerful 12'' long-excursion transducer with high temperature voice coil. This helps to deliver the exceptionally accurate low-end response, providing that thick, pounding bass that many systems strive to provide. Also featured is a subwoofer level control to adjust your volume to the correct level to correspond with other speakers. Another unique feature in the B1200D is an intelligent limit that maximises sound levels whilst protecting against overloading.  Features  • Class-D amplifier delivers exceptional audio quality  • 12'' long-excursion transducer with high temperature voice coil  • Subwoofer level control  • Built-in active stereo crossover provides highpass filtered outputs for full-range loudspeakers  • Intelligent limiter provides phenomenal sound performance and woofer protection  • Ergonomically shaped handles for easy transport  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life  • Power, signal, and clip LEDs for perfect monitoring  • Variable High-cut control for perfect sound alignment  Specifications  • Maximum output power: 500W  • Audio Inputs  o Input A/B: XLR, servo-balanced  o Sensitivity: +4 dBu @ 0 dB (center position) for full rate power  o Input Impedance: 12 K Ohms unbalanced, 24 Ohms balanced  • Audio Outputs  o Thru A/B: XLR, servo-balanced  o Output A/B: XLR, servo-balanced  o Output Impedance: 300 ohms unbalanced, 600 ohms balanced  o High-Pass Filter: 100 Hz, Butterworth, 18 dB slope  • Controls  o Level: -∞ to +6 dB  o Boost frequency: 40 Hz - 90 Hz; +10 dB  o Boost: Switchable  o High cut: 70 - 150 Hz, Butterworth, 24 dB slope  o Phase: Switchable  • System Data  o Frequency Range: 45 Hz - 180 Hz (-10dB)  o Frequency Response: 60 Hz - 130 Hz (+/-3 dB)  o Signal-To-Noise (20 Hz to 20 Khz):> 100 dB  o Sound Pressure Level (Half Space): max. 122 dB @ 1m  o Woofer: 307 mm / 12'', 8 ohms  o Limiter: Optical  • Indicators  o Signal LED: Green  o Limit LED: Red  o Power LED: Amber  • Circuit Protection  o Amplifier Protection: Full short circuit, open circuit, thermal protection  o Load Protection: Turn-on/off muting  • Power Supply  o USA/Canada: 120V, 60Hz  o UK/Australia/Europe: 220-240V, 50/60Hx  o Korea/China: 220-240V, 50/60Hz  o Japan: 100V, 50/60Hz  • Power Consumption: 110W  • Mains Connection: Standard IEC Receptacle  • Weight: 19.5 kg  • Dimensions  o Height: 432 mm  o Width: 375 mm  o Depth: 423 mm  Ad ID: 1254964027 Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer • Behringer B1200D Active Subwoofer • High-performance 500-Watt powered subwoofer for PA applications Powerful 12'' long-excursion transducer with high temperature voice coil provides incredibly accurate and pulse-pounding bass Precise reproduction of ultra-low frequencies for "bulletproof" punch and impact State-of-the-art 500-Watt Class-D amplifier with [...]

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Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical

By | 2018-03-26T15:18:52+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Did you know that the steel drum was born out of poverty and a local ban on drums? The steel drum originated in the late 1930s on the island of Trinidad and was played as part of a steel band, a percussion ensemble contrived by lower-class rebellious teens. Learn more about the steeldrum’s complex history, development, and current form with our ten fun facts below: The steel drum is a tuned idiophone traditionally made from an oil drum, but today is made of high-quality steel. To make a steel drum, or a pan, the bottom of an oil drum is first pounded into a bowl, then shaped and tuned with hammers to form distinct resonating surfaces. Steel bands are stylistically versatile, but the most common steel band conventions of melodic phrasing and rhythmic structure are related to Calypso music. While the first steel bands included instruments such as soap boxes, biscuit tins, and dustbins, modern steel bands include vibraphones, cow bells, congas, bongos, triangles and other percussion instruments. Drums are made in families: bass pans, rhythm pans, and tenor pans. The steel band developed directly out of bamboo stamping tube ensembles, which provided carnival music for the lower-class in Port of Spain after a British colonial law restricted the use of drums with skin heads. “Band wars” between rival steel bands emerged in Trinidad, complete with street fighting. Membership in a band soon became interpreted as hooliganism signalling creole disdain for European norms. Manufacturing steel drums is a highly specialized skill. Pans are not standardized, as competition between rival bands fostered innovation in tuning and design. Winston ‘Spree’ Simon of the John John steel band is credited with making the first pan. In 1946, his band performed Ave Maria and God Save the King for an audience that included the British Governor. As of 1992, the steelpan is Trinidad and Tobago’s national instrument. However, the notion dates from the 1940s when the steel band’s musical transformation was driven by competition between bands as well as by the efforts of progressive middle-class individuals to promote what they viewed as an indigenous art form unjustly maligned by colonial cultural standards. Popularity of the steel band has grown. They are now plentiful in Caribbean diaspora communities as well as non-Caribbean communities all over the world. While Trinidad and Tobago continues to be the centre, countries like Sweden, Switzerland, and Japan are now hubs of steel band activity. Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical Musicians who play the steel pan are referred to as a Panist. The early metal pan musicians used a variety of tools to create the sound of metal music - including kitchen utensils and metal containers. When making a steel pan the bottom of the oil drum is pounded into the shape of a bowl. Further shaping and tuning is done with hammers that create surfaces that resonate to make distinct sounds. Originally steel pan instruments [...]

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Over delivery as standard

By | 2018-03-26T15:18:52+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

Over delivery as standard Over delivery as standard A few things to ask your choice of entertainment Do you have public liability insurance? (you do not want to be liable for damages or accidents, some of which could involve your family, friends and guests) Are you able to provide us with H&S documentation (Risk assessment, PLI, PAT Certification) Are you prepared to schedule your arrival for at least 2 hours prior to start time without extra charge Do you have another booking after ours which will mean you needing to rush straight off (taking into account your event may overrun slightly) Are you a musical entertainer or just a musician (there is a difference) Will you commit to proving us with a continuous service (no longer gaps between songs to chat, eat, drink, use mobile phone) Do you have the facility to provide recorded ambient music during your break so that the atmosphere is maintained Are you an established band or a group of musicians getting together to 'Do A Gig' Is our wedding a special occasion or 'Just Another Gig?' What is the quality of your instruments and equipment Steelasophical has music in a James Bond Movie, We have a winning entertainment performance on TV, albums selling world wide in over 42 countries. Find out what accolades and achievements your choice can truthfully site. Punctuality When booking a band, always make sure they are prepared to never arrive on time ... we as a rule aim to arrive at least 2 hours prior to start time, even though the client would be expecting us to arrive about 1 hour prior to start. This is important for a number of reasons 1. gives the client and venue peace of mind to see you arrive so early and set up well ahead of schedule. It gives them the time and mental space to concern themselves about the other million things that could go wrong! Breakdown Traffic Diversions Getting lost Client giving wrong address One perfect example I can recall, was being involved in a tyre blowout on the M4. I pulled the car over to the side of the road, but this was quite close to vehicles exiting the motorway at high speed. I felt this situation too dangerous to tackle alone, so called for the recovery service for assistance. They arrived about 90mins after my call, we emptied the car off all equipment to access the spare wheel, the blown wheel was replaced, car repacked and I was back on my way. By allowing a 2.5 hour earlier than contracted, I arrived at the venue more than 1 hour earlier than the client was expecting me. We even had an instance where the bride and groom had to change the location of their wedding last minute, but neglected to inform a number of the suppliers (including us), due to a falling out with the catering company [...]

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