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Why so much for just 2 hours service

By |2018-03-26T15:18:51+00:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Why so much for just 2 hours service Why so much for just 2 hours service     Thank you for coming back to us -   I will try to breakdown the value we represent.   :::Timeline::: Why so much for just 2 hours service   Pack car and leave base 9-10:00am Arrive at venue: 11:30am - 12pm (arrive in good time in case of incidents enroute) Setup by: 1pm Start approx: 2pm End approx: 4pm Return to Wycombe: 6:30pm   :::Cost Items::: Why so much for just 2 hours service   Performer 2 travel to Wycombe (leaving home at 7am) Performer 1 & 2 travel from Wycombe to venue Expenses Include: (contribution towards tax, maintenance & service, equipment insurance) Provide and submit Health and Safety documents to venue including £10m Public Liability Insurance Poptop Commission Performer 1 performance take home pay Performer 2 performance tae home pay   :::Considerations::: Why so much for just 2 hours service   -We are full time musical entertainers specialising in weddings, in most instances booked up to 2 years in advance. We charge a premium fee but provide a premium service   -We accept no other booking on the day of your wedding, therefore dedicated to you - helpful especially if things on the day change and timings overrun   -As with every client, we are more than happy to walk away if we are being viewed as an expense rather than an investment. There is much hidden value in what we do and how we do it, but realise that we are not for everyone. There are many cheaper alternatives, but they are cheaper for a reason!   -Presentation and level of musical entertainment     Gary Trotman Steelasophical Why so much for just 2 hours service  

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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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Steelasophical Steel Band Soton BoatShow YachtMarket

By |2018-03-26T15:18:49+00:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steelasophical Steel Band Soton BoatShow YachtMarket BRITAIN’S GREAT BOATING FESTIVAL14-23 SEPTEMBER 2017 Steelasophical Steel Band Soton BoatShow YachtMarket Steelasophical was proud to have represented SugarTown Entertainment at the week long Southampton Boat show in September of 2017 TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show is a spectacular world class annual event held in September and attracts visitors, exhibitors and investors from all over the world. An on-water Show boasting Europe’s purpose built Show marina located in Southampton, the cruise and boating capital of the UK. The Show started in 1969 and is held annually in September. An important sales platform for both national and international businesses attracting over 110,000 visitors. The Show attracts high net worth individuals from the UK and around the world. TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show is one of Southampton’s biggest events and takes over the City for a 10 day period, whilst people of all walks of life discover what the marine industry has to offer them.  The Southampton Boat Show is an on-water boat Show, one of the largest in Europe and the biggest of its type in the UK. The Show is held in September annually in Mayflower Park, Southampton, England. Entertainment is central to the Boat Show and our two stages will host some top quality tribute acts, music from around the world and guest appearances from some sailing celebrities. Might Be Buble Returning to TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show, Might Be Buble delivers the unmistakable Michael Buble sound second only to the man himself. Relax as you hear all the hits from the smoothest voice in town. So Sinatra So Sinatra returns to the Show and delivers all the hits by Ol' Blue Eyes. Sit back, relax and enjoy a soundtrack of the '60s Vegas 'high rollers' performed by the UK's highly acclaimed tribute act. Steelasophical - Caribbean steel band experience The Caribbean sound with a twist from traditional to jazz, reggae, latin, classical and chart music guaranteed to put a smile on every face. With credits including the Casino Royale soundtrack you are sure for a mellow tropical afternoon.   The Pedro Lopez Trio - Latin trio Rio born and raised Pedro is the resident guitarist at the world famous Ciro Pizza Pomodoro Knightsbridge and guitarist in the Frank's Place Latin Jazz Orchestra. Relax to the infectious Latin sound.

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Steelasophical Caribbean Steelpan Steelband Hire UK

By |2017-03-06T07:58:25+00:00March 6th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steelasophical Caribbean Steelpan Steelband Hire UK  Steelasophical Caribbean Steelpan Steelband Hire UK  Steelasophical is a leading provider of Caribbean Musical Entertainment based in the UK. Specialising in special occasions, we provide the following services: Steel Band Solo, Duo, Trio, Fouro, Caribbean mobile dj, Lighting fx, Uplighting, Sound system hire. Email Home Page Steelasophical Caribbean Steelpan Steelband Hire UK Gary Trotman Steelasophical Caribbean Call: 07540 307890 Email: Info@Steelband.co.uk Visit: Steelband.co.uk ::: Your antidote to a Boring Wedding Day ::: Music to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine Dance Steelasophical now booking into the next 3 years!! Arranging  and planning a wedding can be quite daunting .. check out our essential guide to wedding planning, including: :- What to do when ::- Wedding timeline :::- Wedding day timeline ::::- Not very sexy essentials (insurance, PLI) :::::- Links to amazing Wedding Blogs ::::::- Essential links CLICK HERE:::- http://bit.ly/2lceAXG  https://steelband.co.uk/free-wedding-gifts/ #steelband #steelpan #wedding #weddingmusic #weddinghour #Caribbean #Soca #SteelasophicalSteelband #weddingDay #smile #amazing #like4like #‎weddings #‎events #‎birthday #‎party #‎corporateentertainment #‎bobmarley #PharellWilliams #‎robbiewilliams #‎jewishweddings #‎birthdays #‎tributeact #‎entertainment #‎love #‎engaged #‎charityevent #‎christmasparty #‎nevertoearlytobook #‎samesexweddings #‎gayweddings steel band london, steel bands london, steel drum band london, steel drum band london, steel band surrey, steel band hire uk, steel band kent, steel band uk, steel band for weddings, steel drums london, jamaican steel band for hire, steel band hire birmingham, steel pan london, steel band leeds, caribbean steelband, caribbean dancers for hire, steel drum hire, steel band manchester, manchester steel band, caribbean steel bands, steel pan bands for hire steel band caribbean, steel drum band hire, Steelasophical steel band, Steelasophical steelbandhire, Solid-steelband, Steel band trust steel band london | steel bands london | steel drum band london | steel drum band london | steel band surrey | steel band hire uk | steel band kent | steel band uk | steel band for weddings | steel drums london | jamaican steel band for hire | steel band hire birmingham | steel pan london | steel band leeds | caribbean steelband | caribbean dancers for hire | steel drum hire | steel band manchester | manchester steel band | caribbean steel bands | steel pan bands for hire | steel band caribbean | steel drum band hire | Steelasophical steel band | Steelasophical steelbandhire | Solid-steelband | Steel band trust steel band london  steel bands london steel drum band london steel drum band london steel band surrey steel band hire uk steel band kent steel band uk steel band for weddings steel drums london jamaican steel band for hire steel band hire birmingham steel pan london steel band leeds caribbean steelband caribbean dancers for hire steel drum hire steel band manchester manchester steel band caribbean steel bands steel pan bands for hire steel band caribbean steel drum band hire At Steelasophical "We bring the Caribbean 2U" with our award winning, professional and internationally renewed Steelband (Solo, [...]

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Steelasophical Steel Band DJ Photo Gallery

By |2017-03-03T17:31:58+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Steelasophical Steel Band DJ Photo Gallery Steelasophical Steel Band DJ Photo Gallery Steelasophical Steel Band DJ Photo Gallery Steel Band Gallery Visit our website: https://www.steelband.co.uk Visit our contact page: https://www.steelband.co.uk/Contact-Us/ Visit our blog: https://www.steelband.co.uk/Blog Good luck with your event and thank you for considering Steelasophical Kindest regards   Gary Trotman - (DofM)  On behalf of Steelasophical Tel: 07540 30 7890 Steel Band Hire  'We bring the Caribbean to you' With Music ::: Sound ::: Light to vow, WOW, Mix, Mingle, Wine, Dine and Dance  Steelasophical does charge a premium price but thats because we provide a premium & professional service If anyone choses not booking Steelasophical through seeing expense rather than our value, we would not be a mutual fit and I am more than happy to walk away ... but in passing recommend alternative options. A few things about Gary Trotman (Steelasophical) Music incorporated in the actual James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale Caribbean Steeldrum albums selling world-wide in over 42 Countries Music can be purchased through every major reseller (including iTunes, Amazon, TimeLife Music) Winning musical entertainment performance on TV's 'Come dine with me’ Full time music professional specialising in premier occasions We bring the Caribbean to you - Steel band (solo, duo, trio, fouro) - Mobile Caribbean Dj - Vocal entertainer - PA and Lighting hire - Limbo-by-design At Steelasophical "We bring the Caribbean 2U" with our award winning, professional and internationally renewed Steelband (Solo, Duo, Trio, Fouro) ::: Mobile Dj ::: Vocal entertainer ::: PA and Lighting Hire’ - Presented by Gary Trotman with music in the James Bond movie Casino Royale, Winning entertainment performance on ‘Come Dine With Me’ and music albums selling world wide in over 42 countries. To secure Steelasophical for your special event contact us soon as we are taking bookings and enquiries into the next 3 years: http://bit.ly/Steelband_ContactUs Call ::: 07540 307890 ::: Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Steel Band for Hire Steelasophical Caribbean Steel Band Hire Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Wycombe Steelasophical Steel Band Hire London Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Essex Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Wedding Ceremony Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Weddings Steelasophical Steel Band Hire Wedding Steelasophical Steel Band Hire for your wedding or Party

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Hire a Steel Band UK Near Me

By |2018-03-26T15:18:45+00:00February 27th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hire a Steel Band UK Near Me Hire a Steel Band UK Near Me Steelasophical is a leading provider of Caribbean Steel Band Musical Entertainment.  Enjoy our photo gallery of performances for a host of occasions all over the UK Now booking into the next 3 years!! Call: 07540 307890 Email: info@SteelBand.co.uk Contact form: Contact Us at Steelasophical Hire a Steel Band UK Near Me Hire a Steel Band UK Near Me Steelasophical is a leading provider of musical entertainment based in the UK with music to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine and Dance. From meet and greet to everything you need to get that dance floor filled and rocking!! We offer: Steel Band Solo Steel Band Duo Steel Band Trio Steel Band Fouro Caribbean Mobile Party Dj Ambient Music Dj Vocal Entertainer Steelasophical provides musical entertainment all over the UK. This includes England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Isle Of Wight, Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey) Bedfordshire Berkshire Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cleveland Cornwall County Durham Cumbria Derbyshire Devon Dorset East Riding of Yorkshire East Sussex Essex Gloucestershire Greater London Greater Manchester Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Isle of Wight Isles of Scilly Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Merseyside Norfolk North Yorkshire Northamptonshire Northumberland Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Rutland Shropshire Somerset South Yorkshire Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Tyne & Wear Warwickshire West Midlands West Sussex West Yorkshire Wiltshire Worcestershire Aberdeenshire Angus Argyll & Bute Ayrshire Banffshire Berwickshire Borders Caithness Clackmannanshire Dumfries & Galloway Dunbartonshire East Ayrshire East Dunbartonshire East Lothian East Renfrewshire Fife Highland Inverclyde Kincardineshire Lanarkshire Midlothian Moray North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire Orkney Perth & Kinross Renfrewshire Shetland South Ayrshire South Lanarkshire Stirlingshire West Dunbartonshire West Lothian Western Isles Blaenau Gwent Bridgend Caerphilly Cardiff Carmarthenshire Ceredigion Conwy Denbighshire Flintshire Gwynedd Isle of Anglesey Merthyr Tydfil Monmouthshire Neath Port Talbot Newport Pembrokeshire Powys Rhondda Cynon Taff Swansea Torfaen Vale of Glamorgan Wrexham Antrim Armagh Down Fermanagh Londonderry Tyrone The Old Hall Ely Monkton Barn Beach Weddings Bournemouth Lusty Glaze Tunnels Beaches Marriott Hotel Tithe Barn Upwaltham Barns

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Gary Trotman Steelasophical James Bond 007 Casino Royale

By |2017-01-15T23:22:20+00:00January 15th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Gary Trotman Steelasophical James Bond 007 Casino Royale Gary Trotman Steelasophical James Bond 007 Casino Royale Steelasophical Twenty-first film in the Eon Productions James Bond  CASINO ROYALE THE MOVIE Gary Trotman with music in the iconic british movie franchise James Bond 007 Casino Royale. I was blessed to have been asked by ARC Music Prod Int to produce a series of recordings which have since 1998 remained a high priced set of caribbean Steel Drum albums. One of the tracks from the first album Steelasophical Caribbean Steeldrums 20 Most Popular Hits was purchased by a Sony Music executive who happened to be listening to the CD in his car. The got to the iconic track Linstead Market and loved it so much that he decided he wanted to use it in a movie he was working on. The movie was James Bond 007 Casino Royale    Gary Trotman Steelasophical James Bond 007 Casino Royale Gary Trotman Steelasophical James Bond 007 Casino Royale Gary Trotman presents Steelasophical with music in the iconic English movie franchise James Bond 007 Casino Royale. Sony music USA approached ARC Music Prod Int Music for permission to license a track from one of our best selling Caribbean Steeldrum albums (find album on iTunes). Permission was duly granted and they selected the Track Linstead Market to be used to add a Tropical Music Flava to their new movie Casino Royale. It was a very joyous day to learn that the movie containing our music made it through to the final movie cut, and was indeed used in the movie. Garys’ music can be heard in the background when the movie moves location to the Casino in the Bahamasyale    CASINO ROYALE THE MOVIE After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar, where he uncovers a link to Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), a man who finances terrorist organisations. Learning that Le Chiffre plans to raise money in a high-stakes poker game, MI6 sends Bond to play against him, gambling that their newest “00” operative will topple the man’s organisation.    CASINO ROYALE THE MOVIE Twenty-first film Eon Productions James Bond film series and the first to star Daniel Craig as fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by Martin Campbell and written by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis, the film marks the third screen adaptation of Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel of the same name. Casino Royale is set at the beginning of Bond’s career as Agent 007, just as he is earning his licence to kill. After preventing a terrorist attack at Miami International Airport, Bond falls for Vesper Lynd, the treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs to bankrupt terrorist financier Le [...]

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SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online

By |2017-01-08T16:27:30+00:00January 8th, 2017|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , , , |

SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online Gary Trotman Steelasophical review Traditional is the operative description. The sampled steeldrum is representative of Steelpans made pre-1970 and has very little resemblance to the modern or latter day steelpan instrument. Curious to know who did the research and advised them on this final sound library... could have been and could still be so much more!! We at Steelasophical are very used to midi programming with Steeldrums as back in the late 1990 we produced the Midi Steelpan concept albums PanBrassOrama. We used at the time a Yamaha sound card and CakeWalkPro (version 6) Its a shame more up to date steelpan samples were not used, as I believe this would be an amazing production tool. Also, to have sampled multiple instruments with varied harmonics would have helped add an air of authenticity and uniqueness. SonoKinetic Steelpan is our take on the Steel Drum or Steelpan popularised by the people of Trinidad and Tobago. A tropical joy emanates from every touch of this beautiful instrument. Steelpans are handcrafted from the wealth of oil barrels that proliferate the Island State. They are a low-tech by-product of big industry and a testament to the creativity of whoever it first was that heard the music in these barrels and started to tune and cultivate them into the musical instrument of today. The unique sound that is produced by striking the tuned parts of the instrument is very rich in overtones, especially on louder hits, where the whole instrument oscillates and resonates with the actual tine hit. Steelpan is captured using five microphones, a stereo set up on the balcony, another stereo set at about a meter and a half distance slanted above the instrument, and a close mic below the instrument, giving you ample opportunity to mix the sound to your liking. With a beautifully crafted themed user interface designed by Ryo Ishido, we are very proud and pleased to present to you the next step in our traditional music cultural heritage, “Steelpan" Sonokinetic ‘sticks’ with its unbeatable pricing module and high quality sampling, we are really happy with how Steelpan turned out and we hope you will share in our enthusiasm for this instrument and it brings you a broad smile every time you play it. SonoKinetic Steelpan Buy Online The Interface All of the controls for Steelpan are featured on the main Kontakt UI. These include: Hand / Wool / Rubber mallet / EQ controls Microphone mixing RR selection and tuning Convolution reverb and tremolo. Mallet Selection Click on the graphic of either hand, wool or rubber mallet to choose the method that the steelpan is struck. Hand playing has the softest timbre, wool is a [...]

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virtual steelpan

By |2018-06-14T08:40:32+00:00January 27th, 2016|Categories: Steelasophical|Tags: , , , , |

virtual steelpan Have a go at playing Steepans online Using just your computer and mouse!! Virtual Steelpan virtual steelpan Play the Double Second Pan The paanmaan.com does offer a set of digitally recorded double second pans which you can play with your mouse. Virtual Steelpan virtual Keyboard Pan Play the Steel Pan on Keyboards Play with your mouse. PanBrassOrama PanBrassOrama is a concept album arranged, programmed and performed by Gary Trotman. A midi concept album fusion of Panorama and a Soca Brass Band. A 3 years project completed in 1998, with most songs are tributes to the collaboration of Jit Samaroo, Lord Kitchener and Amoco Renegades 'We bring the Caribbean to you' Steelasophical Steel drum band & Percussion Caribbean Mobile Dj Vocal Entertainer Lighting Hire PA Hire Email Steel pans (steel drums)were created on the Caribbean island of Trinidad in the 1930s, but steel pan history can be traced back to the enslaved Africans who were brought to the islands during the 1700s. They carried with them elements of their African culture including the playing of hand drums. These drums became the main percussion instruments in the annual Trinidadian carnival festivities. In 1877, the ruling British government banned the playing of drums in an effort to suppress aspects of Carnival which were considered offensive. Bamboo stamping tubes were used to replace the hand drums as they produced sounds comparable to the hand drum when they were pounded on the ground. These tubes were played in ensembles called tamboo-bamboo bands. Making a Steel Pan (Steel Drum) from a Metal Drum There are ten steps in this process. Sinking Marking Counter-sinking Grooving Setting/Backing Cutting Burning Tuning Applying a Protective Finish, tune and blend The steel pan is the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago. It is the only musical instrument invented in the twentieth century. Created in the 1930’s, the steel pan owes its genesis to the carnival festivals of that era. It emerged as the product of the energy of the people directed towards cultural self-expression. The steelpan therefore became a cultural vehicle forged from the historical and social conditions prevailing at that time. Its development was moulded by the ethnic influences of our heritage. HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT Carnival celebrations in the late 1800’s were marked by disturbances which prompted the authorities to prohibit the unlicensed playing of all percussion, string and wood-wind instruments by way of legal ordinance. This led to the development of the Tamboo-Bamboo as a musical instrument. The Tamboo-Bamboo was made from bamboo cut to various lengths and its sound was produced by stamping onto the ground. Carnival celebrations in the five decades from 1884 to the late [...]