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STEEL BAND HIRE BEDFORDSHIRE CAMBRIDGESHIRE

By |2018-02-17T18:31:07+00:00February 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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Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day

By |2018-03-26T15:19:07+00:00February 14th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Bill Withers Lyrics "Lovely Day"   When I wake up in the morning, love And the sunlight hurts my eyes And something without warning, love Bears heavy on my mind Then I look at you And the world's alright with me Just one look at you And I know it's gonna be A lovely day ... lovely day, lovely day, lovely day ... When the day that lies ahead of me Seems impossible to face When someone else instead of me Always seems to know the way Then I look at you And the world's alright with me Just one look at you And I know it's gonna be A lovely day..... When the day that lies ahead of me Seems impossible to face When someone else instead of me Always seems to know the way Then I look at you And the world's alright with me Just one look at you And I know it's gonna be A lovely day...... Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Steelasophical Steel Band Lovely Day Gary Trotman Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Soloist with a full band sound Lambada Steelasophical Steel Band Synopsis Born in 1938 in West Virginia, Bill Withers served in the U.S. Navy before launching his musical career. He put out his first album, Just as I Am, in 1971, which featured the hit "Ain't No Sunshine." More hits soon followed, including "Lean on Me" and "Lovely Day." Withers teamed up with Grover Washington Jr. for the 1981 smash "Just the Two of Us" before retiring from performing later that decade. Early Life and Career Born on July 4, 1938, in Slab Fork, West Virginia, singer-songwriter Bill Withers is known for such hits as "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Lean on Me." He is the youngest of six siblings who grew up in a small coal mining town. As a child, Withers had a terrible stutter, a speech problem that plagued him well into adulthood. Withers lost his father A miner, when he was only 13 years old. Four years later, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served for nine years. Withers moved to Los Angeles, where he started penning songs and making his own demo recordings. He later explained to Billboard that he started writing his own material because "I couldn't find any songs that didn't sound like all the others." To fund his musical efforts, he worked on building toilets for airplanes. His songs eventually attracted the attention of Clarence Avant at Sussex Records, and Withers landed a recording contract with the label... read more [...]

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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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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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Panist Steel Bands UK

By |2018-05-15T05:07:58+00:00December 13th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Panist Steel Bands UK Panist Steel Bands UK list courtesy of the amazing resource Pan-Jumbie. Steelasophical is considered by many to be the premier Caribbean Steel Drum Band entertainers based in the UK, but here are a list of some popular Steel Bands and Soloist / Duos etc ... Panist Steel Bands UK Big Sand Black Star Steel Band  Blackdown Hills Steel Band  Boil Up Tropical Bravo-Bravo BT Melodians Caribana Steel Band Caribbean Melody Carribé  Cherry Pickers Comets Community Project Contrast Steel Orchestra Croydon CultureMix Arts David Brewster & Faze 3  Ebony Endurance Steel Orchestra Glissando Harlow Steelband Jenny Gilberg  Jim Bernadin Juma Just Steel Justin 'Redz' Richardson  Mangrove Metronomes Milnthorpe Steel Band New World Steel Orchestra Newcastle All Stars North Tyneside Steelband Nostalgia Steelband Outta Da Box Music  Pan Fire Pan Nation Panache Panash UK Steel Orchestra Pandemic Steel Orchestra Panectar Steelband  Panic Steelband  Panjazz InternationalPantabulous Pantastic Pantastic Sunderland Pantonic All Stars Phase One Steel Orchestra  Phase 5 Rachel Hayward Rainbow Revellers Steel Band  Soca Fire Sofia Steel Pan Soloist South Africa Panjazz Project Star Rhapsody Steel Band Steel Appeal  Steel Invaders Steel Pan Academy Steel Pan Agency Steel Pan Fusion Steel Vibes ••• Steelasophical High Wycombe, Bucks •• Steelband Music Ltd. Steelbands North Steelworks  SV2G  The Mighty Jamma  The Next Level Band Ucre8 UFO Steelband Warwickshire Youth Orchestra Wycombe Steel Orchestra Panist Steel Bands UK Organisations Steelasophical BAS British Association of Steelbands Carnival Village London Steelbands North Steelpan Collective Panist Steel Bands UK Panist Steel Bands UK “We bring the Caribbean to you’ Steelasophical Steel Band Solo Duo Trio Fouro Caribbaen Mobile Dj info@Steelband.co.uk As steelbands became more established, many changed their names for a variety of reasons. Here is a list of some of the steelbands in the UK that have changed their steelband's name. Boscoe Steelband was Gay Carnival Steelband Croydon Steel Orchestra was Croydon Schools Steel Orchestra Harrow School's Steel Orchestra was Whitmore High School Steelband Mancunian Steelband was Manchester Youth Steel Orchestra Melodians Steelband was Groovers Steel Orchestra Metronomes was Adventurers Steelband Nostalgia Steelband was Twelfth Century Steelband Pantabulous steelband was Lancaster Community Steelband Phase One Steel Band was Broad Heath School Steel Band Stainless Steel was Steel Dreams SC Music Senior Pan Ensemble was CEB Pan Ensemble Southside Harmonics steel Orchestra was Lambeth Community Youth Steel Orchestra Steel Attitude was Hummersknott School Steelband Steel Dreams was Steel Attitude Sun Sean and Sand Steel Band was Esso Steel Band The Newham Steel Orchestra was Forest Gate Steelband The Royal Caribbean Steelband was The All-Steel Caribbean Band The Caribbees Steelband was Alexandra Road School Steelband    Band names also changed when members of the established steelbands left to form steelbands of their own. Here are some of [...]

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