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Gary I am so glad that we were able to book you for our wedding day.

You made our drinks reception come to life.

Come rain or shine we danced non stop to your incredible sound.

I had always hoped to bring a piece of the Caribbean to my wedding day in memory of my late father and you exceeded my expectations.

As you both played the love I felt was special.

Thank you for the memories.

Kind Regards

Amy Hanbury, Wedding Drinks Reception

Gary from Caribbean Steel Band was a fantastic addition to my daughter’s 21st birthday party, very professional and charming to deal with, he hit just the right note and everyone loved his light display too.

Sybille (21st birthday party)

Thank you so so so much for today! We thoroughly enjoyed it!

Lauren (Staff Party for Amazon)

Caribbean Steel Band was great, I had a lot of positive feedback afterwards, they really set the mood 🙂

Leni (Summer BBQ Party) 10/10

We have booked last minute musicians for two years running for our family BBQ. They are absolutely amazing, very professional and most of all they get everyone up on the dance floor even my 92 year old dad, he loves to dance and couldn’t help strutting his stuff. We will definitely be booking them again next year for any other events we may have.

Lisa (Family Party) 10/10
These guys were excellent. They travelled quite some distance to play at my husband’s birthday party and were extremely well received by all of our guests. I would recommend them highly to anyone considering a steel band.
Amanda Mather (Caribbean themed birthday party)
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We were lucky enough to have booked Steelasophical for our wedding and they were fantastic. We are off on a Caribbean cruise for our honeymoon and having Steelasophical there made it very real! All our guests loved the band. We had them playing throughout the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast and they played so well. If you get the chance to have these guys at your wedding or party, we would 100% recommend them.
Rebecca and Joe Notarnicola (Caribbean Theme – Bassmead Manor Barns – Cambridgeshire)
Rebecca and Joe Notarnicola , (Caribbean Theme - Bassmead Manor Barns - Cambridgeshire)
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Steelasophical absolutely smashed it at our wedding! They got every guest of all ages up and dancing. Everybody truly loved them. What more can I say, if you want a great wedding band, get in touch with Steelasophical, they were recommended personally to us and I also would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone! Steel band, Mobile Dj, Vocal entertainer, they even provided the lighting to transform our wedding venue! 10/10
P & K Simms (Wedding day music , (Drinks reception, Wedding Breakfast, Evening entertainment)
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WOW! These guys are amazing, varied music, good fun and really got the crowd involved. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for making our Christmas Party a huge success!
Devizes Social Committee , (Aster Group Christmas Party)
Our party took place on a horrendous cold windy and rainy day; but, you wouldn’t have guessed it! Steelasophical (duo with DJ services) bought the Caribbean weather to the party and was all the guests talked about even 2 weeks after the party. The band were professional, and surprised me with their range of songs ( there was something for all ages and cultures) and their talent with one of the members taking a turn on the mic. They arrived early to set up so the guests were played to on arrival. The hotel in fact were late with the reception drinks which didn’t matter as everyone was so transfixed with the band. Gary is a pleasure to deal with and happily used his experience of events to judge the mood of the event and play music accordingly. My mother always has to complain about something and she was full of praise for the band and the party as a result of the band. Result!! I would rate them 11/10 and would highly recommend them.
Danke Jones, (Baptism Party)
The service received from last minute musicians was perfect. Quick to respond to any emails and queries and were always professional and courteous. The musician we went with, Gary Trotman – Steelasophical, was the icing on the cake for our wedding day and really did make the day even better than I could ever have imagined. Thank you.
Holly, Holly (Wedding)
What a party starter! Our guest still haven’t stopped talking about how brilliant this band was. With a wide range of songs played from the more traditional to chart hits they got everyone moving and in a great mood for the rest of the evening. Gary was a pleasure to work with from start to finish – very efficient and reliable. I’d highly recommend this band for your event.
Pippa Fisher, (Private wedding)
He was so good. Very polite and did not want to put us out at all. I think at least three people asked him for his details I would def. book through you again.
Sue, (Christening)
They were just amazing! They were early for the event, I had arranged a time for them to begin playing but we ran over (cake cutting/ first dance etc) and they didn’t mind at all even though it meant they would not be able to get home as soon as they would have! They took requests, got people dancing, even went up to guests and sung directly to them which was brilliant! We’ve had such good feedback from our guests and would definitely recommend them! Lovely guys and I can’t thank them enough! Kate Blackmore.
Kate Blackmore, (Wedding reception)
Absolutely fantastic. They arrived exactly on time and set up with no fuss. The music was fantastic and everyone at the party totally loved it. I would highly recommend this band and will definitely book them again
Victoria Gardner, (Birthday Party)
Everything was perfect – the band arrived when they said they would, set up and played beautifully for us and then packed up with no fuss. The guests loved them! It really made the atmosphere for us. Thank you to you all.
Amanda Karr, WEDDING
Great band! really worth the booking! thanks!
Thank you for arranging the music for us. We had a wonderful day.
Great music, with lovely musicians! Thank you.
Brilliant – everyone commented how great the duo were. Many thanks- definitely book again in the future.
Caribbean Steel were excellent and everyone at our corporate summer party loved the music, would highly recommend them.
The band were booked for the wedding reception of my son and new wife. The guys were brilliant, music was excellent, they were very smartly dressed and so pleasant to deal with. From the initial booking of the event I was kept updated, the manager Gary responded straight away to any queries I had. Overall a very professional band. I would not hesitate to recommend them. Price wise, they were also one of the best and charged only half of what other bands quoted.
Arlene Dixon
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would like to say how much the band was enjoyed. Extremely positive feedback from the attendees of the function. Please pass on our thanks and feedback to the band.
Julie, Corporate function
Thank you Sarah Jane for the easy booking and cheerful responses to my endless pre-booking questions, and to Gary for providing perfect music for my father’s birthday. Lots of our guests commented on what fun it was to have calypso music. Gary is delightful. Thank you.
Jessica , Birthday Party celebration
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The caribbean steel band played at our wedding on 6th October. We were only expecting a solo performance but were delighted when a duo played. Throughout their performance they went that extra mile. Would highly recommend this band for any occasion. Many many thanks for making our day even more memorable.
Vicky and Rupert Claxton , Wedding
We had the band up for our summer party last weekend and they were fantastic. Quick communication made organising the event as easy as possible, and on the day music was absolutely perfect! They judged the mood and the crowd brilliantly and played a wonderful set. Everyone has been asking when we will be having you back, so hope to see you soon!
Max Gold , (University of Birmingham)
The Caribbean Steel Band were professional and fun. Early on arrival and had a really neat set up. The guests loved them and were invited to drink after the performance. Top musicians!
Alice Chattell , (Freelance Event Planner)
Absolutely Fantastic !! Made the evening, everyone loved them and commented on. Thoroughly recommend. Music was awesome, smiley faces lovely and the outfits even better x
Jacki Calvert , (Wedding)
I hired these lovely musicians for my son’s first birthday party in May. It was a great choice! They arrived ahead of scheduled, set up and played wonderfully! Everyone loved the music (which turned out to be a great choice for the little children as they were not scared and quite enjoyed the soft tunes) my son loved the steel drums and we all had a great time.
I would like to thank Gary, he was absolutely brilliant, and a gent. The college will definitely be inviting Gary back next year for Black History Month.
Mo Miah, (Westminster Kingsway College)
Gary was a pleasure to work with! He brought Caribbean flavour and sound to our launch party in Guernsey and created a memorable event for all who attended.
Anna Keating, (KRyS Global)
Superb, music was wonderful – just right for our 7 year itch party! Gary was a star so relaxed and helped the party to really go with a spring. Could not have chosen a better booking and star performer – thoroughly recommend.
Julia Hill
Fantastic! The beach came to Buckland, the sun shone & Gary brought a smile to everyone’s faces!The music could be heard across the village & just added to the atmosphere of the day! Well done & thank you, it was great!
Claire Connolly, (Buckland Apple day)
Gary was fantastic. He really made the atmosphere at our Apple Day very festive. We all enjoyed his music. He was on time, cheerful and I would highly recommend him for any event.
Sophie Sheard, (Buckland Apple Day) 10 out of 10
Gary was a fantastic steel drummer with such a great talent. After searching high and low for a valuable artist to play at my partners 30th surprise Caribbean themed birthday party, I most definitely made the right choice in booking Gary! He looked and sounded fabulous and was he high light of the night. Great thanks and will deffo book again!
Sarah Jane, Caribbean themed birthday party
Gary played at a drinks reception for my 60th birthday and he was very impressive. In fact the whole process of selecting and booking him was clear, simple and user friendly. At the event he was professional and the guests enjoyed his performance which set exactly the right tone I was aiming for to kick off the party. I would be more than happy to use him again and to recommend him to a friend.
Claudette, Private party
Our Residents had a great time last week at Merlewood when Gary came to perform the steel drums whilst they enjoyed their Caribbean themed lunch. The Residents are still talking about what how much they enjoyed Gary’s music. He really made it special for them. He’s the nicest guy and even stayed well over his paid time and didn’t finish playing till the residents had finished their lunch. We will definitely look forward to booking him again in the future.
Dan O'Reilly , (Merlewood-Nursing Home)
I was chosen to appear on c4 come dine with me in April. It was a Caribbean themed evening and I thought what better way to entertain than to have a steel band. Gary was amazing. It was like we were really in Barbados. I honestly believe that it was because of his amazing performance that I went on to win. Thank you so much Gary.
Martin Young , Come dine with me winner
Gary Trotman of Steelasophical was really excellent. Our charity event was brought to life with the amazing tropical sound that he produced. Everyone there was dancing to the music. Gary made the night!
John Edwards, Charity event
Gary have just played for us at the weekend and they were fantastic. They played for about 70 people at our garden party and everyone raved about their performance for days after, and I’m sure they will get many bookings from it. Thanks again and will certainly be using you in the future.
Nigel Bridges, (The music appreciation society)
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The evening for our community BBQ was cool and cloudy but Gary’s warm personality and the amazing variety of his caribbean steel band music brought a really sunny atmosphere to the event and put a smile on everyone’s face! Just brilliant! Thanks so much Gary.
Malcolm and Liz Cundy , (Worle Baptist Church)
Gary played an essential part in making our summer event a great success. He is so skilful and his impact was marvellous. I wouldn’t hesitate in booking him again.
Victoria, (Barbican)
They where fantastic and we want to thank them for all their time and hard work to make our evening perfect.
Caroline Sargeant, (ST Josephs Events Team)
While most of our central arena acts cancelled with the terrible weather , Gary and his fantastic music brightened up the rest of our afternoon. Thank you so much for ending our event on a truly tropical note
Teresa, (St Helen's School PTA)

On a dank, dreary morning they brought a smile to peoples faces and what can only be described as sunshine music. They got the Motor Show in Gloucester off to a happy start- we would certainly book them again, can’t wait!

Michael Williams, (Gloucester Motor Show)

Thank you for a fantastic evening, all my guests had so much. Lovely to meet you, you were very accommodating playing anything and everything my guests Wanted to hear, so many brilliant comments. See you again I hope Jenny x

Jenny Berry, (Recent wedding)
We have now had the pleasure of hiring Gary’s Caribbean Steel Drum Band on two occasions. On both occasions our guests were very impressed, as were we and I would not hesitate to recommend them. Their music is “happy” music and with it comes the “sunshine” even though it was a rainy Saturday in May. Thank you for making my husband’s birthday party one to remember.
Denise Brittaine, Wedding
Booked for my wedding in Surrey. Fantastic music. Fun and interactive entertainer, and even played numbers on request, which my guests loved. Very knowledgeable musician; approachable with extremely reasonable rate. Thank you for contributing to my wedding day and helping to make it such a success A+++
Fiona , (For my wedding day)
Great band unique sound very versatile great range of music to cover every taste, DJ services fabulous and big screen projector / screen and photography to capture the day and night. would definitely book them again, the left no stone unturned and a fab night was had by all highly recommended. if you have not had the pleasure of hearing a unique steel band this is the one for you 😉
Sylvia Roberts, Wedding in Manchester
What a fantastic evening we all hear the steel band was such a great experience, a lot of my friends had never heard a steel band before, and they loved it!! as did.. thank you for making our nite so great.
dawn, Party
Gary recently played a 15 minute spot in our traditional Christmas concert and brought a real flavour of the Caribbean to the show – much to the delight of our regular audience He is easy going and very anxious to please and a real pleasure to work with, and his style of music made an enormous contribution to the show
Phil Stovell , (Ruislip Lions Club)
Gary from Caribbean Steel Band was a fantastic addition to my daughter’s 21st birthday party, very professional and charming to deal with, he hit just the right note and everyone loved his light display too.
Sybille, (21st birthday party)

Dear Gary,

I just wanted to say again thank you so much for being with us today. You were just wonderful and everyone enjoyed it so much. we were so lucky to have you! You had such a lovely way of presenting and all the guests loved you!! Many many thanks for all the happiness you bring to so many. 

With very best wishes 


My Personal Guarantee to you “Steelasophical Steel Band”

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 just 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

Policy from From 1st Jan 2018

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Steelasophical is a 5 times music & entertainment industry award winner

Full time premium events entertainer

Unrivalled state of the art presentation, performance and sound

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More than 90% of bookings are direct with you, the valued client

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“Clients don’t choose Steelasophical on price …

they trust in Steelasophical based on Value”  



Steelasophical clients trust in us …

Steelasophical clients trust us enough to not only book up to 3 years in advanced, but to secure their date they pay a 40% retainer fee and the balance 30 days prior to the date. We known of no other music service able to gain that level of trust. One of the reasons why Steelasophical finds it so easy to over deliver on every occasion. “Clients don’t choose Steelasophical on price … they trust in Steelasophical based on Value”  

About Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambience Music Dj

Steelasophical is an award winning, leading UK based, Premier Modern Steel Band and & Caribbean Dj Music Service Steel BandSolo • Duo • Trio • Fouro. World class Steel drum and percussionists available for bookings around the UK, Europe and beyond. The clients who choose Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj for their wedding or event usually have a huge passion for music and want it to be an important part of their day. The concept of Steelasophical is Steeldrums meets mobile DJ, Steelpans performed along with studio quality backing music for a full band sound. A Steelasophical Soloist/Duo can be the equivalent in sound to a 10+ piece steel band or a professional mobile DJ… hows that for value!

Where an acoustic band would struggle to be heard outdoors (depending on the direction of the wind), Steelasophical will create and maintain the perfect musical atmosphere even in large outdoor spaces. The music selection is vast and caters for all ages and venues and special occasions. Steelasophical started back in the late 90’s when soloists with backing music was in its infancy. Today it is largely copied by many, alas, most lack the understanding that there is a distinction between being a musician and being a musical entertainer. Steelasophical is largely copied but never emulated nor surpassed; continuously evolving and laying the path for others to follow.

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Wedding day music specialists booking up to 3 years in advance with a 40% retainer fee

• 4 part wedding ceremony

• Wedding drinks reception

• Wedding meal

• Welcome evening guests

• Evening entertainment

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Trust, trust, trust …

  • Trusted by ARC Prod Int to produce premium priced worldwide selling Caribbean Steel Drum music albums
  • Trusted by Sony Music enough to use our music in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale
  • Trusted by Martin in Chelmsford to help him win Come Dine With Me with our dining musical entertainment 
  • Trusted by every client to pay us a 40% retainer with balance paid 30 days prior to event!
  • Trusted by clients to book direct with unwavering confidence
  • Trusted to over deliver! (from arriving super early to providing extras such as uplighting at no additional cost!)

Steelpan • Bongo • Congas

Live musicians bring music to life. The steeldrum and percussion combo adds energy, soul, passion and performance and this makes more people dance. Steelasophical Steel Band & DJ & Percussions is a popular choice for many of our clients. It is especially popular for high energy dancing due to the infectious percussive nature. For a Caribbean / Carnival theme event, there is no better high impacting solution

Microphone For Speeches & Announcements

I’ll help your speeches touch everybody by providing you with radio microphone to ensure that every single word is heard clearly by all of your guests. This will be coupled with a high quality PA system to make sure voices are heard comfortably by all, without distortion nor being too loud

Types of events venues occasions

••• Caribbean or Tropical theme event • Corporate • Private • Public • Carnival • Exhibition • Fayre • Fate • Meet and greet • Demonstration • Product launch • Wake • Funeral • Jewish events • Service • Engagement • Cocktail hour • Dance floor filling • Street festival • Food festival • Hotel • Garden centre • Pub • Nightclub • Restaurant • Place of worship • Garden party • Converted barn • Tythe barn •Holiday village • Park • Zoo • Holiday park • Awards ceremony ••• 

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