ARC Music Production International
International selling artist Gary Trotman with music selling in over 42 countries worldwide
This is a World record company specialising in authentic, roots, traditional music from virtually every country in the world. After listing to an concept album of mine called PanBrassOrama, they trusted in Steelasophical to award recording contracts which resulted in the production of 2 of the very best selling and most popular Caribbean Steeldrum albums ever!
Selling world-wide in over 42 countries and available through every major music reseller (including iTunes, Amazon, HMV, Sony Music). The first album was realised in Nov 1999, and to this day retains its high retail price, where others have been deleted from catalogues or have had their prices slashed to medium / low due to falling sales
After your wedding day … our Steelpan band / DJ will not provide any further services after the wedding has finished, unlike a photographer for example who will have to edit your photos and put them into an album. It can be really useful for for other brides to hear about your experiences with your Steelpan band / DJ and if you get a moment, you should definitely leave a testimonial about your Steelpan band / DJ on an independent review site: free index, Google reviews, Facebook, trip advisor, etc.
Drop your Steelpan band / DJ an email and asks if they have a preferred platform for this. If you have any feedback about the services provided then it can be really helpful for the Steelpan band / DJ to know what you thought was really good and if there were any improvements that you could think of, or any areas where you felt the services was not as good as you expected.
Gary Trotman is renowned for the pictures and videos he takes during many of his performances
Steelasophical Steelpan Dj | Lighting
The Steelpan / DJ should provide moving dance floor lighting, lighting stands, lighting controllers, cables and all other lighting equipment required for your wedding disco. When you speak to a Steelpan / DJ , you should ask to see a photo or video that shows exactly what lights they will be providing if you book them to Steelpan / DJ at your wedding. It could also be a really good time to think about how you want your first dance photos to look. For example, if you book a Steelpan / DJ that uses a red and green laser then you will both be covered in red and green dots in all of your first dance photos.
Decorative uplighting transforms the area around the dance-floor and paints the walls with light.
or your first dance, the lights can be set to your colour scheme to help your photographer create a fairytale first dance photo. For the rest of the evening, the lights respond to the music and create a lively and exciting environment for dancing!
When you think about how many up-lighters you need, you should consider what you would like to light up with the up-lighters. For example, you might want to
- Uplight the pillars in the room
- Light up the beams in a barn
- Add light to a dark room
- Light up the draping in a marquee
Decorative uplighting is a way to enhance the look of a dance-floor by lighting up the walls and ceilings around the dancing space. As your evening guests arrive and during your first dance, our up-lighters will be set to a colour of your choice.
For Toni & Callum wedding we provided lighting fx, uplighting and large LOVE lettering
Music Choice Selection
We know that your mother in law probably wont share your passion for heavy metal, indie folk, fidget house, garage or jump up drum and bass.
This is where our skill and musical knowledge comes into play.
Our talented steelpan players and Dj specialise in making beautiful pan versions of songs that were never meant to be performed on a steelpan. You will love the cool tropical flava covers, your friends will love them too …!!
We will hunt out killer floor fillers, discover amazing remixes and find the best way of performing the music you love at your wedding or party
That would be great, thank you so much.
We thought it would be nice to support a local band in Nottingham but it’s not turned out very well – their correspondence has been terrible so lost confidence in them but have now decided it’s not worth the risk especially if it’s both afternoon and evening entertainment and on our wedding day – losing the deposit is fine – they only requested £55 as we booked 18 months in advanced.
We understand you would want 40% deposit which would be fine – We’ve watched a lot of your youtube videos and read your reviews 🙂
As suppliers we each believe our own service help to most make these kind of days special. In reality, although one aspect may seem to shine above all others (Music, Flowers, Dress, Venue), we each contribute to the ‘whole’ and complement one another to make, as sen in this blog post.
In more recent times, weddings are taking on the more bespoke and theatrical theme, making the day totally unique to the tastes and representing the personality of the bride and groom!
Oxford Brookes Freshers Ball
Steelband (Solo | Duo | Trio | Fouro)
Caribbean Mobile Dj
Lighting and FX
We Just Love Making People Happy!
Steelasophical Caribbean is considered by many to be the Uk’s No.1 Choice, now booking into the next 3 years! We present a full-time professional service where ‘We bring the Caribbean to you‘ with Music to Vow Wow Mix Mingle Wine Dine & Dance.
We Just Love Making People Happy!
Steelasophical Caribbean is arguably the most popular, complete and trusted, dedicated Caribbean musical entertainment service in the UK.
Steelasophical Steel Band Core Repertoire List
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)
Angels – Robbie Williams
All of me – John Legend
Rainorama – Lord Kitchener
Samba de O
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
How wonderful you are
Story of the blues
Sultans of swing
Walking by myself
Imagine – Lennon
Chok there – Apache Indian
They cant take that away from me
El Cuarta de Tula
Your first last everything
and more to come ….