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We can play……….anything from POP music  like Amy Winehouse, Pharrell Williams, Robbie Williams to  Reggae – Bob Marley, UB4O to Latin, Motown, Blues, Jazz, Modern, ‘Middle of the Road’ & Classical.

Music to Vow, wow, mix, mingle , wine and dine 

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 10/10

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 10/10

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 10/10

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 10/10

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Durlston Castle Weddings Steelasophical

By |2016-12-25T07:31:35+00:00December 25th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Durlston Castle Weddings Steelasophical Durlston Castle Weddings Steelasophical The Castle has become the venue of choice for weddings in Purbeck - with unparalleled views from the clifftops out over Durlston Bay and across to the Isle of Wight, it’s not hard to see why! Both the Gallery and the Belvedere are licensed for civil weddings, with many couples choosing to have their ceremony in the glass-sided Belvedere on top of the Castle followed by their reception in the Gallery. Thrilled to now offer couples the flexibility of a marquee wedding up at the Learning Centre. Marquee's come in all shapes and sizes to suit your style and number of guests. The main room of the Learning Centre is also included in the package. For full detail of availability and prices please contact their Wedding Planner, Polly Smith, of Blue Bay Events at events@bluebayevents.co.uk or call 01929 509900. As well as offering Wedding Planning, Blue Bay Events are venue managers to exclusive wedding venues. We can offer you local, insightful information about each venue and help you find the venue of your dreams. Visit the venues section to browse beautiful Dorset wedding venues. Durlston Country Park     Lighthouse Road   Swanage BH19 2JL    01929 424443      info@durlston.co.uk For all your wedding day musical entertainment needs, contact Steelasophical 07540 30 7890 info@Steelband.co.uk Now Booking Into The Next 3 Years   Award Winning Dorset Wedding Planning and Event Management company based in the beautiful Isle of Purbeck. Our aim is to offer you a completely personal service where attention to detail is paramount. Our goal is ensure we help you create an original, beautiful and memorable Wedding of the highest quality. Many think the services of a Wedding Planner are reserved for those with unlimited amounts of money to spend, when in fact anyone, regardless of their budget, can experience the luxury of having their own Dorset Wedding Planner. We work alongside some of the best local suppliers and venues in Dorset. This allows us to bring together the best local knowledge and create a beautiful day to remember. Blue Bay Events at this time of writing are in our 4th year of trading and have built an established brand. We work solely with several prestigious venues across Dorset and the South Coast who use Blue Bay as their preferred Event Organisers and Wedding Planners. Specialising in Weddings, (Wedding Planning/ Wedding Venue Management) Private Parties and Corporate Events, we are able to work within set budgets and time frames.

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One Love Caribbean Experience

By |2016-12-17T15:56:28+00:00December 17th, 2016|Categories: Review, Steelasophical|Tags: |

One Love Caribbean Experience One Love Caribbean Experience One Love Caribbean Experience will bring to your party a true taste of the Caribbean. Our top package includes a 4pc band, Mobile Dj, Vocalist Performer, Limbo By Design interactive dance activities of limbo dancing, congaline and more! Caribbean Band Solo | Duo | Trio | Quartet Mobile Dj 10,000's of songs in ore then 15 genres Vocalist Performer Motown : Reggae : POP : Calypso :Soca :  Limbo By Design Congaline : Limbo : Dancing in a ring 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 Steelasophical Steelband Steelasophical SteelbandHire | Steelasophical Steel band hire | Steelasophical Steelband London | Steelasophical Steelband Wycombe | Steelasophical Steelband Devon | Steelasophical Steelband Buckinghamashire Music backdrop solutions for your ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast and evening check out our Ambient Wedding Day Music Dj Service ADJMusic Your Content Goes Here One Love Caribbean Experience

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Steelasophical Caribbean SteelDrums Recordings

By |2017-06-04T19:34:01+00:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: Review, Steelasophical|Tags: |

Gary Trotman Steelasophical Caribbean SteelDrums Recordings Gary Trotman Steelasophical music presented by Gary Trotman. With music selling world-wide in up to 42 countries for more than two decades. notably the Caribbean Steel Drums series and the midi concept album PanBrassOrama. Long and proud association with ARC Music Prod Int. iTunes iTunes Steelasophical music can be purchased on iTunes Caribbean Steeldrums 20 Most Popular Melodies A CD full of sun, summer and Caribbean feel-good steeldrum music created by Gary Trotman (Steelasophical), whose music was used in the newest James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’. Favourites such as Yellow Bird, Island in the Sun, Brown Skin Girl, Spanish Eyes, and many more make this an irresistible party-CD. The booklet contains notes about the history and the construction of the steeldrum and remarks to each of the songs. Get your party going with this CD! 1. Spanish Eyes - 3:04 2. Brown Skin Girl - 3:11 3. I Just Called - 4:04 4. Island in the Sun - 3:31 5. Jamaica Farewell - 2:31 6. Mary Ann- 3:23 7. Yellow Bird - 3:49 8. When the Saints Go Marching In - 2:52 9. Cuando, Cuando, Cuando - 3:46 10. Never on a Sunday - 3:23 11. Sloop John B - 3:29 12. Brown Girl in the Ring - 4:09 13. Fever - 2:54 14. Mr. Conga Man - 3:08 15. Rass Mass - 3:07 16. For Carnival - 2:47 17. Lorraine - 3:37 18. Etel - 3:12 19. Too Much to Pay - 2:55 20. Linstead Market - 3:00 Caribbean Steeldrums 20 Famous Tropical Melodies A gorgeous CD full of Caribbean and other hits played by Gary Trotman (Steelasophical) an excellent steeldrum player and outstanding musician. Enjoy all time favourites such as Girl from Ipanema, Summertime, Besame Mucho, El Cumbanchero, Hotel California, Tico Tico, Bamboleo, My Way and many more – all in all 20 calypso, samba and soca pieces, more than one hour of summer and Caribbean sun. 1. Spanish Eyes - 3:04 2. Brown Skin Girl - 3:11 3. I Just Called - 4:04 4. Island in the Sun - 3:31 5. Jamaica Farewell - 2:31 6. Mary Ann- 3:23 7. Yellow Bird - 3:49 8. When the Saints Go Marching In - 2:52 9. Cuando, Cuando, Cuando - 3:46 10. Never on a Sunday - 3:23 11. Sloop John B - 3:29 12. Brown Girl in the Ring - 4:09 13. Fever - 2:54 14. Mr. Conga Man - 3:08 15. Rass Mass - 3:07 16. For Carnival - 2:47 17. Lorraine - 3:37 18. Etel - 3:12 19. Too Much to Pay - 2:55 20. Linstead Market - 3:00 Best of Caribbean Tropical Music Musical dreams and lively dance rhythms from the Caribbean. Guitars, congas, afuches maracas and other [...]

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How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made

By |2016-12-08T03:47:03+00:00December 8th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made. Making a SteelPan is an art! It is time consuming and requires patience, skill and practice. The working methods can be different and if you need more details, we recommend you to read the following book: 'Steel Pan Tuning: A Handbook for Steel Pan Making and Tuning' by Ulf Kronmon. Choosing the drum We are using new, specially manufactured, drums to avoid fumes from oils or chemicals what could be stored in used barrels. The standard size 23” SteelPan is made from 55gallon drum and 18-gauge steel. How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made Sinking For sinking is used a special hammer with shortened handle or the air hammer could be used for faster results. In the process drum is stretched to create enough space for the notes. The depth to which the drum is sunk depends on the type of steel pan being made. Marking notes The templates cut in the shape of the notes are placed on the stretched surface of the drum and outlined to make sure that the placement of the notes on the pan is correct and consistent. Counter sinking or Backing The area in between the note outlines is flattened using special tuning hammers. This forces the notes to protrude slightly and take on a convex shape. How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made Grooving The grooves around notes are made to separate them from rest of the pan. Grooves are created using a nail punch struck by a hammer or scraper could be used to outline the notes. The purpose is the same, but some people prefer scraped notes for visual purposes. Cutting and Burning At this point the instrument skirt is cut to required length and holes for hangers are drilled. The length of skirt depends on the type of steel pan being made. Longer skirt produces more depth sound. Then the metal is tempered by rapidly heating and cooling the drum. Tempering the drums make steel pans hold their tuning for longer periods. You can use traditional methods like in picture or a gas torch. How Steelpans Steeldrums Instruments are made Pre-Tuning After the drum is cleaned and cooled, the tuning process begins. Small tuning hammers are used to tap both the underside and the tops of notes until the correct pitch is achieved. This is a complex art! Pan tuners have to place the correct combination of overtones and fundamentals around each note. Strobe tuners are used to ensure the integrity of this process. Protective Coat After tuning the instruments are prepared for final coating. Most popular type of coating is chrome; other options are powder coat or paint. Final Tuning At this stage instrument is polished, inspected and tuned again. Assembling Stage where we add hangers, stands or legs, cases, lids or covers for protection when instruments are stored or transported and finally mallets. Maintenance To make sure that your instrument is happy [...]

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Steelasophical Wedding Venues Catering Outdoors

By |2018-05-15T05:06:14+00:00October 24th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Steelasophical Wedding Venues Catering Outdoors Steelasophical Wedding Venues Catering Outdoors. Struggling to find a Wedding Venue that allows outside catering!? We know all about it! So we've decided to ease your troubles and took some time to set up this page which includes Wedding Venues that allows outside caterers. We've based this info on either previous experiences with the venues or contacts built up in the industry. Also included is a list of Marquee Hire Companies that will provide you the freedom to create your own dream Wedding. Steelasophical Wedding Venues Catering Outdoors Marquee Hire Berkshire Maidenhead - Baytree Events Marquee Hire Hampshire Little London - Stunning Tents Marquee Hire Hertfordshire Hitchins - All Occasions Party Tents  Steelasophical Wedding Venues Catering Outdoors (Steelasophical is a musical entertainment winner on Come dine with me) Venue Hire Berkshire Aldermaston - Wasing Park Binfield - Fines Bayliwick Hotel Bracknell - Palm Hills Bradfield - Rushall Farm Charvill - Charvill Village Hall Hurley on Thames - Monks Barn Grazeley - Grazeley Village Hall Maidenhead - Holyport Village Hall Mapledurham - Mapledurham House Pangbourne - Herons Farm / Barn Shiplake - Shiplake Memorial Hall Sonning - Reading Sailing Club Theale - Theale Village Hall Wokingham - Stokes Farm Barn Woodley - The Oakwood Centre Venue Hire Oxfordshire Abingdon -  Fison Barn Abingdon - Milton Manor House Bicester - Poundon House Ipsden - Braziers Park Horley - Hadsham Farm Salford - Salford Village Hall Venue Hire Bucks Aylesbury - Bucks Railway Centre Chilton - The Barn at Chilton Lane End - Lane End Village Hall Milton Keyes - Crucks Barn Venue Hire Surrey Bramley - Birtley House Capel - Ridge Farm East Molesey - Molesey Boat Club Egham - The Jurgens Centre Ewell - Bourne Hall Haslemere - Grayswood Village Hall Kingston Upon Thames - The Pavilion Kingston Upon Thames - Kingston Rowing Club Mickleham - Mickleham Village Hall Petersfield - Tithe Barn Woking - Mayford Village Hall Venue Hire Hampshire Alton - West End Farm Bursledon - Bursledon Village Hall Bordon - HeadleyVillage Hall Ramsdell - Pitt Hall Farm Stockbridge - Horsebridge Station Winchester - Micheldever Station Venue Hire Hertfordshire Hitchin - St Ippolyts Parish Hall Venue Hire Essex Wakes Colne - Wild Wedding Venue Venue Hire London Wandsworth - Central London Golf Centre Venue Hire Kent Aylesford - Aylesford Community Centre Maidstone - Detling Village Hall Venue Hire Bedfordshire Bedford - Woodland Manor Hotel Venue Hire Northamptonshire Northampton - Hunsbury Hill Centre Venue Hire Warwickshire Kenilworth - Stone Leigh Abbey Venue Hire West Sussex Pulborough - Fitzleroi Barn Venue Hire Wiltshire Malmesbury - Charlton Park Estate  Gary Trotman Steelasophical Music 07540 30 7890 Info@Steelband.co.uk

Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute

By |2016-11-20T20:15:25+00:00January 30th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute Jit Samaroo and the Renegades Steelasophical Tribute Jit Samaroo Dr. Jit Sukha Samaroo (Musician, Panist, Composer, and steel pan arranger) was born in Surrey Village in the Lopinot Valley, Trinidad, on 24 February 1950, the sixth of Sookram and Lakia Samaroo’s thirteen children. His love for music manifested itself at a very early age, influenced perhaps by his mother, who played the Dholak, and by ‘parang’, a Spanish-derived musical art form for which Lopinot is famous. Jit played the cuatro and guitar and at Christmas time, would accompany the village paranderos in their traditional house-to-house serenading. Eleven of his compositions were Test pieces for Pan competitions. "La Trinity" was the test piece for the conventional band in the 1994 Pan is Beautiful Music Festival. “Pan Patterns’’ was the 1985 Junior Steelband Festival Test piece and “Utsav Ki Awaz’’ and “Milap’’ were the 1995 National Pan Chutney Competition Test Pieces for the conventional and Pan-around-the-neck steelbands respectively. “Song of Lopinot’’ was the 1987 Junior Steelband Festival Test Piece and “Jaago’’ (Wake Up) was the 1997 National Pan Chutney Competition Test Piece for traditional Pan-around-the-neck steelbands. In 1996 Jit also composed the sound track for Kamalo Deen's full length motion picture "The Panman", which was filmed in Trinidad & Tobago.   Jit has also arranged for several other steelbands both at home in Trinidad and Tobago and abroad. He was awarded the Hummingbird Medal of Merit (silver) in 1987, as well as the Chaconia Medal (silver) in 1995. In 2003, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of the West Indies for his musical accomplishments. Read more http://www.panonthenet.com/bio/jit-samaroo-bio.htm Facebook.Steelasophical

West Star Rehearsal Studio Wycombe

By |2016-11-20T20:15:35+00:00January 18th, 2016|Categories: Review|Tags: |

West Star Rehearsal Studio Wycombe Unit 20, 461 London Road Wycombe HP11 1EL info@weststarstudios.com EQUIPPED STUDIOS ALL ROOMS MIRRORED CAFE, RECEPTION AREA LARGE CAR PARK OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK NEW POWERFUL P.A.s IN EACH STUDIO Steelasophical visit to West Star Studio for an all day rehearsal session ...