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Jaco The Chicken Steelasophical Steel Band

By |2018-03-26T15:19:05+00:00January 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+00:00January 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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Steel Drum

By |2018-03-26T15:19:03+00:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , |

Steel Drum Steel Drum Steel Drum Music by Steelasophical Caribbean . SteelBandHire by Steelasophical – a leading provider of Caribbean musical entertainment based here in the UK. We do charge a premium price but thats because we provide a premium & professional service. If anyone not booking Steelasophical through seeing expense over value, we have for sure failed in our communications!!  Testimony to the fact that so many bookings for our SteelBandHire service are being taken up to 3 years in advance is a reflect on just how much Steelasophical Steelbandhire is trusted and sort after as a respected premier brand Music chosen to be used in the iconic James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale International selling music artist Winning entertainment performance on TV’s Come Dine With Me Full time music professional Steel Drum Steelasophical Steel Band Caribbean Entertainment UK leading Premier Modern Steel Band & Caribbean Dj Music Service Steel Band Solo • Duo • Trio • Fouro Steel Drum Steel Drum Steelasophical Exclusive All Day Wedding Music Package Ceremony • Drinks Reception • Wedding Breakfast • Welcome Evening Guests • Evening Entertainment Want the music at your wedding to be one of the most incredible parts of your day? This exclusive package could be for you. ~ UPDATE: Due to early wedding & repeat block bookings we have limited weekend availability for the next 2 years! A leading provider of Caribbean musical entertainment Presented by Gary Trotman with Music in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale International selling recording artist, full time music professional Musical entertainment winner on TV’s Come dine with me 3 Times UK Steel Drum Soloist Trophy winner On average we have to disappoint between 45-57 clients per year who would like to secure one of our services, due to already being booked by the time they get back to us! Confirm as soon as you can info@SteelBand.co.uk 07540 30 7890 One of the highest blessings in being considered by many to be amongst the best Caribbean musical entertainers in the UK, is the opportunity to be invited to perform at the very best venues around the country. I can honestly say that this venue sits within that category. (wonderful in-house team) - A pleasure to perform here and very much highly recommended... Gary (Steelasophical Steel Band) Contact Steelasophical Steel Band (Solo Duo Trio Quartet) Caribbean Ambient Music Dj Call: 07540 307890 Email: info@Steelband.co.uk Home: http://Steelband.co.uk Weddings: https://steelband.co.uk/weddings Welcome: https://steelband.co.uk/warm-welcome Visit our supplier recommendation page for wedding suppliers we like Music backdrop solutions for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening check out our Ambient Wedding Day Music Dj Service ADJMusic Steel Drum Steelasophical SteelbandHire Music for your wedding and special events. Steelasophical Steelbandhire. Steelasophical Steelband London. Steelasophical Steelband Wycombe. Steelasophical Steelband Devon. Steelasophical Steelband Buckinghamshire.

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How to Choose Wedding Music for Your Ceremony | Steelasophical

By |2018-01-24T08:38:12+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

How to Choose Wedding Music for Your Ceremony | Steelasophical How to Choose Wedding Music for Your Ceremony | Steelasophical Do make it ambient Whatever wedding ceremony music you choose, make sure it’s ambient and comfortable for listeners. Consider the volume – you don’t want anything too loud – and make sure the pace is slow and calming. This will help keep your groom relaxed and give you a natural rhythm to match as you walk down the aisle towards him. Prelude Songs The prelude music will play while guests are entering and taking their seats. This music aims to welcome the guests to your wedding, and sets the tone for the rest of the ceremony, so be sure to choose wisely. Whether you prefer classical or more modern music, we recommend choosing tunes that have a romantic and upbeat feel—and yes, you’ll need to choose multiple songs as the prelude will last about 20 to 30 minutes as guests are arriving. A few options to listen to “One Hand, One Heart” by Leonard Bernstein from West Side Story, “Air on a G String”by Bach, and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole. Prelude Songs The prelude music will play while guests are entering and taking their seats. This music aims to welcome the guests to your wedding, and sets the tone for the rest of the ceremony, so be sure to choose wisely. Whether you prefer classical or more modern music, we recommend choosing tunes that have a romantic and upbeat feel—and yes, you’ll need to choose multiple songs as the prelude will last about 20 to 30 minutes as guests are arriving. A few options to listen to “One Hand, One Heart” by Leonard Bernstein from West Side Story, “Air on a G String”by Bach, and “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole (this song is particularly nice for an outdoor beach wedding). . Wedding Party Processional Songs This is the music that is played while the wedding party is walking down the aisle. Our rule of thumb here is to choose music that’s neither too fast nor too slow. Select a song that has a rhythm that matches a natural walking pace. A few of our favorites: “Canon in D” by Pachelbel, “A Thousand Years (Instrumental)” by The Piano Guys, and “Ribbon in the Sky” by Stevie Wonder. . Bride’s Processional Songs After the wedding party has taken their places, there is a brief pause before the bride’s entrance. Traditionally, all of the guests stand up and a new song—typically one with a bit more drama—is performed. You can go in a variety of directions with the bridal processional, from something grand and traditional to a song that’s sweet and lively, but just be sure that it matches the magnitude of the moment. A few popular bridal processional songs include: “Air”by Handel, “Here, There, Everywhere” by The Beatles, and “At Last” by Etta James. . Interlude Songs While you don’t have to have interlude music during your ceremony, it may be necessary play music during a particular ritual or [...]

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BEST EVER Wedding Advice from REAL Brides

By |2018-01-22T14:06:48+00:00January 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+00:00January 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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Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S

By |2018-03-26T15:18:52+00:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|

Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S are Steelasophical Steel Band DJ PA system of choice Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S COMPACT HIGH-PERFORMANCE PA SYSTEM Integrated 3-channel professional audio mixer with volume and 2-band EQ on each channel (2) XLR+1/4-inch combo inputs + stereo RCA and 1/8-inch inputs. Connect microphones, instruments, DJ mixers, controllers and more Bluetooth-equipped-wirelessly stream backing tracks or background music from any Bluetooth-compatible device Bluetooth Link-Stream a stereo signal to separate speakers—no cables required Bi-amplified design with (3) 6.5-inch low/mid woofers and a 1-inch high-frequency tweeter XLR link output for use with additional loudspeakers and subwoofers Easily transportable: Lightweight (just 23 lbs.) with built-in rear handle Rubberised feet and 36mm pole socket for stand mounting Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S The Alto Professional Trouper is a compact high-performance PA system that perfectly fulfills the unique demands of solo artists and small ensembles.  Leveraging technology from our widely-acclaimed Truesonic and Black Series sound reinforcement systems, Trouper is the best-sounding and most full-featured small-venue PA system available.Trouper is a 2-way 200-watt bi-amplified system (130 watts LF/70 watts HF) with (3) 6 ½” (165mm) woofers and a 1” (25mm) high-frequency compression driver, spanning the full musical frequency range from 65-20kHz. The system has thermal and dynamic overload protection, so the sound is always clean and clear no matter how hard you push it.Trouper is brimming with thoughtful touches and conveniences that are exactly what you need to ensure your performances are smooth and glitch-free: Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S The Alto Trouper is a great-performing, flexible, go-anywhere PA system that makes any small-venue gig sound its best. Three channels of inputs: line/mic 1, line/mic 2, and Aux XLR, RCA, ¼” and 1/8” connectors 2-Band (LF/HF) built-in EQ for each channel Full Bluetooth® capability for streaming input signals wirelessly (plus wireless linking of another Trouper system for stereo applications) Trapezoidal enclosure dramatically reduces internal standing wave resonances, resulting in cleaner output in upper bass and vocal range Stand-mountable with 36mm pole socket Rugged: Scuff-resistant black vinyl wrap and protective steel corners Easily transportable: Lightweight (just 23 lbs.) and built-in handle. Alto Professional Trouper Speaker Bluetooth Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S Alto Speakers Trouper TS212S ALTO TS212S ACTIVE SUBWOOFER (EACH) For those performance situations where additional low-frequency output and punch are required, even beyond the already-impressive bass capability of the TS2 full-range speakers, the new TS2 powered subwoofers are the perfect solution.  Pair TS212S with any full-range speaker system to extend the bass response and dramatically enhance the overall impact of the music being played. DETAILS Output Power: 1250 W peak, 625 W continuous Custom engineered high-efficiency Class D amplifiers with passive cooling design – no fan means the speaker runs cleaner, quieter and has greater long-term reliability 12-inch high-excursion woofer (2) [...]

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Steel Pan facts with Steelasophical

By |2018-03-26T15:18:52+00:00January 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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Steelasophical SteelBandHire DJ 4 Part Wedding Ceremony

By |2018-01-15T11:39:39+00:00January 15th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

Steelasophical SteelBandHire DJ 4 Part Wedding Ceremony Steelasophical SteelBandHire DJ 4 Part Wedding Ceremony Steelasophical Weddings     Music • Sound • Light to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance If you want a special wedding Music service that truly and genuinely cares about the success of your wedding day, we should talk… 07540307890  Steelasophical SteelBandHire DJ 4 Part Wedding Ceremony ::: 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. Brides 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 wedding day, I will refund you money – Guaranteed Steelasophical SteelBandHire DJ 4 Part Wedding Ceremony Music for every aspect of your day Steelband ::: Mobile Ambient Music Dj ::: Wedding Singer ::: PA and Lighting Hire   ::: 4 part ceremony ::: Steel Drummer & Ambient music Dj: 1 – Welcome guests upon arrival, create an amazing atmosphere as they meet, mix and mingle then take to their seats in anticipation of the brides arrival.  2 – The brides grand entrance 3 – Singing of the register and while brief photographs are taken 4 – The bridal party exit lead by the new couple! 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  Sally Music backdrop solutions for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening check out our Ambient Wedding Day Music Dj Service ADJMusic One of the highest blessings in being considered by many to be amongst the best Caribbean musical entertainers in the UK, is the opportunity to be invited to perform at the very best venues around the country. I can honestly say that this venue sits within that category. (wonderful in-house team) - A pleasure to perform here and very much highly recommended... Gary (Steelasophical Steel Band) Contact Steelasophical Steel Band (Solo Duo Trio Quartet) Caribbean Ambient Music Dj Call: 07540 307890 Email: info@Steelband.co.uk Home: http://Steelband.co.uk Weddings: https://steelband.co.uk/weddings Welcome: https://steelband.co.uk/warm-welcome

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Over delivery as standard

By |2018-03-26T15:18:52+00:00January 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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