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Best man forgets wedding ring Will not believe what happens next

By |2018-06-14T08:39:09+00:00February 10th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical, Videos, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , |

Best man forgets wedding ring Will not believe what happens next Best man forgets wedding ring Will not believe what happens next How best not to do it Chose the best man wisely Best man forgets wedding ring Will not believe what happens next Your wedding rings are a sign of everlasting love and commitment, and the quality of those rings should match that sentiment. Wedding rings have been exchanged very much as a symbol of the lasting bond of marriage for many centuries. The circle of a ring represents undying love and the continually renewed vows of the married couple. Wedding rings today are a physical sentiment of love, but no one can really say for sure when this age old tradition actually started. Circles have long been archetypes for not only timelessness, but also wholeness and homecoming. The circle also speaks to the constant round of the heavens, as well as the eternal return of the seasons, marked by cyclical ritual and celebration. In addition, the circle in rock art, sacred stone arrays, and astrology represents both the Sun and the Moon, themselves astrological and alchemical symbols for the masculine and feminine aspects of the cosmos. This correspondence with the Sun and Moon is emphasised by the frequent practice of choosing gold for one betrothed and silver for the other, as gold and silver are the metals long associated with the Sun and Moon respectively. Best man forgets wedding ring Will not believe what happens next Gold is the most popular wedding ring and engagement ring metal. Gold wedding bands did not become widely available until after the mid-1800s U.S. gold rush. In ancient Persia, gold wedding rings were a symbol of fidelity. Wedding Traditions In the past, wedding gowns were not always white. Many years ago, blue was a symbol of 'purity'. Many cultures have never recognised white as a wedding dress color. In Asian cultures, red is often worn. In Norway, brides used to wear green. And in Iceland, black was the color of choice by brides. The Icelanders took the "'till death do you part" thing pretty seriously. Iron was used to make rings in ancient Rome as far back as 200 B.C. The iron rings symbolised strength. Although many brides also thought it symbolised 'cheapness' by the groom. The first use of a diamond 'engagement ring' was in 1477 and was given to Mary of Burgundy by Archduke Maximilian of Hamburg.  Tradition has it that wearing pearls on your wedding day is bad luck because they represent tears. But interestingly, the amount of tears a groom sheds is directly proportional to the cost of the bride's diamond jewellery. [...]

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Caribbean Steel Band Hire

By |2017-01-10T06:59:06+00:00January 10th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Caribbean Steel Band Hire Caribbean Steel Band Hire Steel Pan Soloist – Unlike other steeldrum musical entertainment services providers, Steelasophical is a not a cheap option, in fact the price to secure our primary Soloist Gary Trotman would be comparable to hiring a standard 4-5pc steel band. Steelasophical is a premium brand and service. The Steelasophical Steel Pan Soloist option options includes a Steel drum soloist accompanied by quality backing trax. The soloist occupies roughly the same footprint as a 4 pc band, and the setup allows for music to be catered for up to 500 people. Popular for Wedding ceremony, wedding drinks reception, wedding meal, wedding evening, private parties, celebrations, anniversaries, birthday party and special occasions. Caribbean Steel Band Hire Steel Pan Duo – will suit any occasion or event of up to 500 people. As the Steelasophical steel pan soloist option above but with the option of an additional musical entertainer: Live Percussionist Singer Steelpan Sax player Caribbean Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Steel Band Trio - This has proved the most popular option for those wanting a BIG sound and visually impressive look. All of the options above with a total of 3 performers. Our standard package allows for up to 500 people with the upgrade option for more than 1000. Typically used for  Concerts Carnival Fete Wedding ~Evening  private party Anniversaries Birthdays Special celebrations Caribbean Steel Band Hire Caribbean Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Steel Band Quartet – perfect for large occasion or any events. This includes a combination of three steel pans and a bass player with a drum machine or a keyboard. Caribbean Steel Band Hire 5. Steel band Quintets – perfect for medium or large venue. This is a combination of 4 steel pans, bass player and drum machine or 4 steel pans with a keyboard. Caribbean Steel Band Hire 6. We can also cater for acoustic booking at request. This is a mixture of steel pans and percussion. Caribbean Steel Band Hire Caribbean Steel Band Hire 1. Steel Pan Mobile Dj – perfect for people on a small budget or little space, this involves, a single person playing the lead pan (Tenor Pan) accompany by backing tracks. Steel pan soloist Can be booked for any occasion and events such as weddings, private parties anniversaries, birthdays and special occasions, etc. steel pan lessons are available upon request Caribbean Steel Band Hire 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... Gary (Steelasophical Steel Band) Contact Steelasophical Steel Band (Solo Duo Trio Quartet) Caribbean Ambient Music Dj [...]

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17 Top London Wedding Shops

By |2017-01-03T16:15:47+00:00January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

17 Top London Wedding Shops 17 Top London Wedding Shops If you are searching and seeking out your dream wedding dress in the capital city, check out below our list of some of the best wedding shops in London... this is truly your essential guide! ::: So ... in no particular order ::: ~ ~ Les Trois Soeurs Bridal, Canary Wharf lestroissoeurs.co.uk BRIDES ALWAYS WEAR THE DRESS RATHER THAN BEING WORN BY IT Mia Sposa Central London miasposa-centrallondon.co.uk Exclusive and major Central London stockist for leading Bridal Designers such as ” Donna Salado”, “LouLou”, “Maggie Sottero”, “Mon Cheri”, “Novia D’art”, “Ronald Joyce”, “Victoria Jane” among others. Mia Sposa Cockfosters miasposa-cockfosters.co.uk Melanie Potro Bridal Couture, OXO Tower melaniepotro.com Morgan Davies Bridal, Islington morgandavieslondon.co.uk Elliot Claire London, Hatton Garden  
 BOA Boutique, Richmond boa-boutique.co.uk Betty McCaul, Enfield bettymccaul.com Ingrida Bridal Boutique, Pimlico ingridabridal.com Wedding dress collections reflect the timeless style, iconic elegance and sparkling glamour of the heart of the London. Sensual designs come in a wide variety of modern silhouettes. Collections feature soft alluring fabrics and sophisticated accents – from graceful beading and hand appliquéd lace to shimmering sparkle ~ 10. KATYA KATYA SHEHURINA, Soho shehurina.com 11. Behuli by Sanyukta Shrestha, Fulham sanyuktashrestha.com 12. Blush & Ivory, Dulwich blushandivory.co.uk 13. Angelica Bridal, Islington angelicabridal.co.uk 14. Kalina Bridal Boutique, Islington kalinabridalboutique.com 15. Dress In Love, North London (Hertford) dressinloveweddings.com 16. Teokath, Wimbledon teokath.co.uk 17. Brides by Losners
, Stamford Hill bridesbylosners.co.uk HERE ARE SOME MORE 17 Top London Wedding Shops 18. Vera Wang at Browns Fashion brownsfashion.com 19. Sassi Holford sassiholford.com 20. Berketex Bride berketexbride.com 21. Caroline Castigliano, carolinecastigliano.co.uk 22. Stewart Parvin Boutique bridal.stewartparvin.com 23. Fairytale London fairytalelondon.com 24. Helena Fortley, helenafortley.co.uk
 25. Charlie Brear Showroom charliebrear.com 17 Top London Wedding Shops 17 Top London Wedding Shops 17 Top London Wedding Shops 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. Gary (Steelasophical Steel Band) Contact Steelasophical to help transform your wedding day Steel Band (Solo Duo Trio Quartet) Caribbean Ambient Music Dj Call: 07540 307890 Email: email@Steelband.co.uk Home: Steel band Weddings: Steelasophical Steelband Weddings Welcome: Steelasophical Weddings 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 17 Top London Wedding Shops 17 Top London Wedding Shops Steelasophical steelbandhire Steelasophical Solid-SteelbandHire Steelasophical 17 Top London Wedding Shops England UK. 17 Top London Wedding Shops where to purchase your dream wedding dress  

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By |2018-03-26T15:19:06+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

CSISteelBand Click below for the CS Steel Band Trust Facebook page CSISteelBand (aka Caribbean Steel International) located in the West of London is a UK based steelband. The CSI family is made up of people of all ages and all levels of ability, performing all over UK and Europe CSISteelBand On Instagram Brent Holder, World Champion Soloist, formed the Caribbean Steel International steelband in 2004, after obtaining invaluable experience from working with some of the top steel bands in the UK, Trinidad and Japan with three members owing to the demand for small gigging bands. After ensuring that their small steel band was well established on the gigging circuit, CSI founding members decided to start a community group which would involve their local communities in the steel pan art form. The Caribbean Steel International Community Group was established in November 2007 in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, London. With their classes aimed at giving the public the opportunity of learning about, and how to play the steel pan instrument. CSI felt classes would be especially beneficial to those who are disabled, socially excluded and an advantage for the youths in the borough as it would keep them off the streets and teach them a culture they may not already know about, also giving them the opportunity to enhance their teamwork skills and take pride in themselves and what they can achieve.  Community Group members are given the opportunity to perform their new repertoire of music at gigs and various steel-pan events held throughout the year including the BAS Trafalgar Square Steelband Jamboree and the Notting Hill Carnival celebrations. There is also the great opportunity to enter steel pan competitions like the BAS Pan Explosion and National Panorama competitions. CSI also visits organisations, schools and institutions to conduct workshops for those groups who are unable to attend their weekly sessions. The ‘I’ in CSI identifies the fact that they have players from all over the World, hence the name ‘International’. Panorama arrangements are available, musically scored by Crystal Holder and in midi format for those living abroad or too far away in the UK to attend regular practice sessions. This enables them to learn the 10 minute tune and join CSI a week or two before the National Panorama competition allowing more players from around the world to experience the UK Panorama with CSI. In just over a year, CSI has established a Community Group, acquired a rehearsal space (pan yard) based at the Ravenscourt Theatre School in Hammersmith, London and run three weekly practice sessions for children and adults which are fully attended and for which there is a waiting list. They have become a Registered Charity and also attracted over £37k lottery funding through winning a public vote. CSI has also been victorious at the 2008 British Association of Steelbands/Children and Parents Carnival Association’s Junior Panorama competition, capturing the coveted title in [...]

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Steelasophical Promoting Entertainment Professionalism

By |2018-03-26T15:18:43+00:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Steelasophical Promoting Entertainment Professionalism  Steelasophical Promoting Entertainment Professionalism SteelBand Mobile Caribbean Dj Ambient Music Dj Vocal Entertainment PA and Lighting “ We at Steelasophical firmly believe that every one of our clients are different and so every event should be too.  One of the greatest satisfactions is knowing we make a positive difference that is still remembered and talked about years later! ”  Steelasophical is an internationally selling and recognised brand, professional Caribbean DJ, Vocal entertainment, PA and lighting service .... and of course, the best Steel band entertainment service in the UK. We provide the ultimate stylish, unique, modern and uplifting entertainment experience that is tailored to your personal requirements. From the most intimate celebration to major corporate events, we provide creative and technical personalised solutions to make each experience absolutely yours. Outstanding customer service and attention to detail is at the core of everything Steelasophical does. We are always looking to achieve excellence in every aspect of our business, and with this in mind, Gary Trotman has carefully selected and brought together an accomplished team, who are not only skilled entertainers, but have also been chosen for their incredibly high standards of communication skills, attention to detail and service delivery to ensure you get an event exactly as planned. We absolutely LOVE music and are all ultimately big music fans. Gary himself has geeky tech tendencies; in no small part to being a qualified Engineering Technician with more professional letters after his name than in it. At Steelasophical we have our fingers firmly on the pulse with regards to the latest sounds and equipment and are all passionate music collectors; specialising in Caribbean rare vinyl through to stone cold classics. The Steelasophical philosophy is simple: to make your wedding, corporate event or party a captivating occasion, that is unforgettable and exciting, and will be remembered for years to come.... and we aim to over deliver as standard "The music and lighting experience from Gary and his Steelasophical team can be summed up by the fact that there was a constant crowd of people dancing like there was no tomorrow from the start of the evening until the finish and at no point did the numbers drop.... It's great when you see that rare moment when all the generations dancing from 16 to 60 having fun..." Steelasophical Promoting Entertainment Professionalism  Steelasophical Promoting Entertainment Professionalism 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. 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 [...]

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cd albums

By |2018-01-12T17:53:19+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

cd albums cd albums of Gary Trotman Steelasophical ARC Music Productions Int. Ltd P.O. Box 111 East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 4FZ United Kingdom Phone: +44-1342 328567 Email: info@arcmusic.co.uk Gary Trotman Steelasophical Phone: 07540 307890 Email: Gary@Steelband.co.uk ARC Music Productions International Limited is a specialist world music and folk music label based in West Sussex, United Kingdom. Established in 1976, it was the first record label exclusively dedicated to the music of different world cultures Gary Trotman – Steelasophical with music in the iconic british movie franchise James Bond 007 – Casino Royale .. Albums selling worldwide in over 42 countries Steelasophical Caribbean steel drum titles and track used in the James Bond movie casino Royale due to collaboration with ARC Music Prod Int 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!   Track Listing: 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 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.   Track Listing: 1. Tropical Surprise – 3:00 2. Girl from Ipanema – 2:29  3. Summertime – 2:57 4. How Insensitive – 2:55  5. Soca Salsa – 2:53 6. Let it be Me – 4:45 7. Streets of London – 2:58 8. Perfidía – 3:01 9. Girl from Japan – 3:31 10. Besame Mucho – 3:09 11. Valderee – 3:10  12. I Have a Dream – 3:30 13. El Cumbanchero – 3:53 14. Carnival Sunday Monday – 2:49 15. Hotel California – 4:03 16. No Matter What – 3:14 17. Tico Tico – 2:52 18. Bamboleo – 3:13 19. Pan Solo – 2:51 20. My way – 4:39 Detailed item information for Festival Tropical 100 latin American hits 5cd featuring the Grand Master Pablo Carcamo – Steel bands include Ebony Steel Band and London Allstars Steel Orchestra Track Listing 1. Marinero – Latinos 2. Quiero un Sombrero – Pablo Carcamo 3. Atlantico – Pablo Carcamo 4. O Cana Sordi – Tumbao 5. Lambada – London All Stars 6. Consigueme [...]

Steelasophical Steel Band Testimonials

By |2016-11-20T20:15:38+00:00December 29th, 2015|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: |

Steelasophical Steel Band Testimonials Steelasophical Steel Band Testimonials Great band! really worth the booking! thanks! Simon 10/10 Thank you for arranging the music for us. We had a wonderful day. Lizz 10/10 Great music, with lovely musicians! Thank you. Jess 10/10 Brilliant - everyone commented how great the duo were. Many thanks- definitely book again in the future. Nathan 10/10 Caribbean Steel were excellent and everyone at our corporate summer party loved the music, would highly recommend them. Samantha 10/10 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 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 (Univeristy of Birmingham) 10/10 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) 10/10 Absolutly 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) 10/10 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. Nilsa 10/10 [...]