Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK Gary Trotman Email Premier Wedding Steel Band for Hire UK Steelasophical Steel band and Caribbean mobile Dj Our Steelasophical Steel Band & Ambient music Dj is a full-time, modern, professional Music • Sound • Light • Entertainment Service, where 'We bring the Caribbean to you' with "Over Delivery As Absolute Standard. Steelasophical is not just a collective of musicians, but seasoned musical entertainers with the experience and ability to positively transform any occasion like no other. Steelasophical is uniquely versatile, we offer options of Steel Band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) which can be the traditional acoustic set up or, the most popular and unique format with Steelasophical professional studio quality backing music for a full band sound (for up to 500 people). In addition, Steelasophical Caribbean Music DJ service, professional Lighting, outstanding quality PA systems and even wireless microphones for speeches and announcements. "YOU'LL REMEMBER HOW WE MADE YOU FEEL" Although Wedding Day Music Specialists booking in to the 3 years Steelasophical is in demand for a host of special occasions from private garden parties of twelve people to corporate events of over 500, and public events of more than 2000. No matter the occasion, venue or age group, Steelasophical will help make your next event a success Gary Trotman (Creative Director)
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STEEL BAND HIRE DORSET DEVON SOMERSET STEEL BAND HIRE DORSET DEVON SOMERSET 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 Areas Steelasophical steel band dj covers and surrounding areas... Ashburton Barnstaple Bideford Braunton Brixham Buckfast Abbey Budleigh Salterton Chudleigh Cockwood Combe Martin Crapstone Crediton Croyde Cullompton Dartmouth Dawlish Dolton Exeter Exmouth Hillhead Honiton Ilfracombe Ipplepen Kingsbridge Kingswear Lee Lynton Moretonhampstead Newton Abbot Okehampton Paignton Plymouth Rackenford Salcombe Seaton Shaldon Sidmouth Tavistock Teign Teignmouth Tiverton Topsham Torquay Totnes Wembury West Buckland Winkleigh Abbotsbury Blandford Forum Bournemouth Bridport Canford Cliffs Child Okeford Christchurch Dorchester Ferndown Gillingham Lyme Regis Okeford Fitzpaine Poole Portland Sandbanks Shaftesbury Sherborne Shillingstone Sturminster Newton Swanage Tarrant Crawford Verwood Wareham West Moors Weymouth Wimborne Wool Axbridge Backwell Bath Bridgwater Burnham on Sea Cheddar Chilcompton Clevedon Cocklake Congresbury Crinkley Bottom Frome Glastonbury Hawkcombe Holford Kingswood Midsomer Norton Minehead Nailsea North Petherton Norton Radstock Porlock Portishead Rockwell Green Rudge Shepton Mallet Spaxton Street Taunton Timsbury Watchet Wellington Wells Westbury-sub-Mendip Weston Super Mare Williton Wincanton Wiveliscombe Yatton Yeovil STEEL BAND HIRE DORSET DEVON SOMERSET 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 DORSET DEVON SOMERSET Steelasophical Steel Band Hire We bring the Caribbean to you
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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Power Dynamics PD812A Power Dynamics PD812A Gary Trotman Steelasophical uses Power Dynamics PD812A Power Dynamics PD812A is a 12 '' singing plant with a total capacity of up to 1600W. The set consists of a powered subwoofer, and a slender top array, including a height-adjustable intermediate pole which is firmly anchored by means of screw thread in the top and subwoofer. Because of the built-in amplifier is set to close the simple and therefore also perfect for mobile applications where quick to mount and dismount, of course, is an absolute must. Examples are of bands or singers which is then reduced, and bring again the installation after a performance. The connecting cable between the subwoofer and top with one another is of course included. The amplifier Power Dynamics PD812A is a high power Class-D amplifier with a power output of up to 600W. Because of the Bi-Amp driver are separately driven, the 12 "woofer and the top with 8x 2" loudspeakers from the amplifier. This creates a balanced control with a very clear sound effect. Good deep bass plus a full mid and sparkling high. An overall picture of what low to high so true and that is extremely important in singing and live music. The special shape of the summit a perfect sound dispersion is obtained for a great listening experience. Balanced PD812A can be controlled via XLR for a disturbance-free transmission of the signal. In addition, a 6.3mm jack terminal and an RCA terminal provided so that connecting always succeed. Ideal for professional use. The sturdy and robust Plywood housing with rubber coating making it entirely suitable for on-the-road applications, which makes the set ideal for bands and live performers. By means of handles the set can be easily moved. Features 800W BI-amplified array system High-quality and high-efficiency class-D amplifier Line array with 8x 2 "top speaker - 150W RMS Subwoofer 12 "woofer - 450W RMS Plywood with sturdy rubber coating Scratch and impact resistant Lightweight for easy transport Balanced XLR, 6.3mm jack and RCA line input Balanced XLR line output Supplied with height-adjustable pole distance and cable Specifications Peak power: 1600W RMS Power: 600W Woofer: 12 "- 450W RMS Top: 8x 2 "- 150W RMS Frequency response: 35Hz - 20kHz Crossover Frequency: 300Hz Sensitivity: 103dB Max SPL: 132dB Voice Coil Woofer: 2 " Dimensions and weight Dimensions: Subwoofer: 525 x 350 x 560mm Top Array: 150 x 100 x 510mm Weight (set): 25.2kg Power Dynamics PD812A Power Dynamics PD812A Power Dynamics PD812A Power Dynamics PD812A Gary Trotman Steelasophical Entertainment Sound ::: Music ::: Lighting http://Steelband.co.uk Email Steelasophical