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to our Steelasophical Wedding Day Music Service

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Steel Band : Ambient Background Music Dj : PA System and Lighting Hire

Welcome to Steelasophical, we are a premium, professional dedicated full time Musical Entertainment Service specialising in helping transform special and important occasions and celebrarions. We very much welcome you considering Steelasophical in helping to  enhance your day and promise that if you are able to secure any of our services, we will never fall short of your exceptions or your money back… guaranteed

From initial enquiry stage, we will provide you with a unique reference number (please use this in all correspondences and also as your reference when making financial transactions such as deposit, balance of payment or securing any extras).

Here is an example for the date hyperthetical date 29th Aug 2019. ST190827 /GT (by the way, we are taking bookings into the next 3 yeas!)

ST190827 /GT – Steelasophical

ST190827 /GT – The year 2019

ST190827 /GT – The month of Aug

ST190827 /GT – The Date of 27th

ST190827 /GT – Identification initials for enquirer Gary Trotman

There are some important differences that sets us apart… 

Its what we do Full-time music professionals specialising in enhancing wedding days. This means when we are not working in our music business, we are working on our business. It is a passion and full time life dedication. There is no needing to book holidays or wait to clock off before we can get to your wedding!

Not just another gig to us – we bring much added value, reliability, trust and commitment as standard. One clear example is never aim to arrive on time –  always schedule to arrive up to 2 hours prior to arranged, so that if any mishaps happen along route (traffic, breakdown incidents etc), we are stand the best chance of being well within our min arrival time. Punctuality is a mind-set, and one of the many hidden things we do to over deliver.  

Proven track record – respected throughout the entertainment industry as a leader and pioneer. If we were not at the top of our game, we would not be able to not only lead where others try to follow, but thrive even in these recessionary times.

On the World Stage – Love to perform live, but my music also reaches the entire globe thanks to international music sales and songs used in advertising, TV and even a motion picture. (Something to tell your guests!!) Gary Trotman with music in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale. A winning musical entertainment performance on TV’s Come dine with me. Internationally selling recording artists with albums selling world wide in over 42 countries.

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One of the ways Steelasophical over-deliver, is in our visual media. We often video aspects of the wedding performance. This picture was taken from a video still as we provided the music for Toni and Callum first dance. It turned out to be one of their most favorite pictures of the entire day. It was unique view not captured by the main photographer – and one we are very proud to share.

All Day Music Package

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Steelasophical provided the music for the entire day for Toni and Callum. Ceremony (acoustic duo), Drinks Reception (steel band duo), Wedding Breakfast (ambient music dj & mic for speeches) and then the entire Evening Entertainment (Steeldrum band, Mobile Dj and wedding singer). The Caribbean influence was important to Toni, as one side of her family are Trinidadians and quite a few flew over from Trinidad to be there! We were also booked to provide the wedding day music for a work college of Toni a few moths later at Ocean Kaves, Westward Ho (another of our fav venues)!

We have a growing list of happy, satisfied customers who’ve enjoyed their experience with us. 

Here are a few of our most recent reviews and as you will, we really do put our customers first, and completely understand how important YOUR special day is.

Look, lets be honest – there are probably a hundred other musical entertainment choices out there and I know choosing the right one for each aspect of your wedding day will not be easy.

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, Wedding

The caribbean steel band played at our wedding in 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 Claxton, Wedding

Absolutely 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

“After researching, reading endless reviews and talking personally to dozens of Caribbean Steel Drum bands, we decided to book Steelasophical… They didn’t disappoint, they were professional, entertaining and overall amazing.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steelasophical to any future clients.” 

Leonie Taylor, Devoted Wedding Planning Company

Great band!


Really worth the booking!


Simon, Party Evening Party

Thank you Sarah Jane for the easy booking and cheerful responses to my endless pre-booking questions, and to Gary for providing perfect music.

Lots of our guests commented on what fun it was to have Calypso music. Gary is delightful. Thank you.


Jessica, Wedding Party

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, Planner

I would like to thank Gary,

He was absolutely brilliant

And also a real gent. 

Superb, music was wonderful – just right for our 7 year itch party!

Gary was a star so relaxed and helped the party to really go with a spring.

Could not have chosen a better booking and star performer – thoroughly recommend.

Julia Hill , 7 year itch party

Real Weddings by Steelasophical

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Steelasophical provided: Music for welcome drinks : Music for Wedding breakfast : PA system and Mic for speeches and ‘The Shoe Game’ : Music for Evening entertainment (steelband / vocalist / dj)

Real Weddings by Steelasophical

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Steelasophical provided: Music for welcome drinks as guests arrived and throughout the drinks reception.

Real Weddings by Steelasophical

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Steelasophical provided: Music for welcome drinks : Music for Wedding breakfast : PA system and Mic for speeches and ‘The Shoe Game’ : Music for Evening entertainment (steelband / vocalist / dj)

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Steelasophical provided: Music for welcome drinks : We were flown to Jersey in the Channel Islands to help bring a true authentic musical flava for this wedding drinks reception. The reception were held on the family home grounds .. an amazing location and beautiful people.

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Travelled to Guernsey for this wedding day. Our first performance for the day was for the wedding drinks reception with Steelasophical acoustic duo. The venue is the amazing Old Government House Hotel OGH

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Steelasophical provided: Music for Canapés, Drinks and photographs. Upwaltham barns is a very popular wedding venue

Real Weddings by Steelasophical

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Steelasophical provided: Music for welcome drinks : Music for Wedding breakfast : PA system and Mic for speeches : Music for the Evening entertainment (steelband / vocalist / dj)

Real Weddings by Steelasophical

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Steelasophical provided: Music for the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Beach Wedding Bournemouth is one of our fav UK venues. With no access to power, Steelasophical utilises a special PA system perfect for background music … but was also noted that we were the first band to ever people up and dancing after the wedding breakfast!!

So here’s where we’re unique. We offer a FREE CONSULTATION, FREE SKYPE, FREE PHONE CALL, UNLIMITED EMAIL EXCHANGE, where we can see if we’re a ‘good fit’ – if during our time together, at anytime I feel Steelasophical couldn’t make a positive difference to your wedding day, I’ll be honest, and tell you straight away.But, if I feel having Steelasophical as part of your day would make a positive difference I’ll let you know.

After all, there is no point in us working together on such a special occasion if we can’t be open and honest from day one!

So before I go, just a reminder of the 3 main reasons people book Steelasophical … 

  •  We are full time musical entertainment professionals specialising in enhancing weddings
  •  Over delivering with added value, reliability, trust and commitment as standard  

and finally…

  • Our proven track record, respect throughout the entertainment industry and total professionalism sets us massively apart from many other options.

Hopefully that’s given you a good introduction into Steelasophical.

If you have requested a quotation, we will provide you with that within the next 24 hours with further package and pricing information, along with my suggestions based on the information you’ve given me.

Having seen and read the above, if you would like to discuss how additionally we could help enhance your day – whether music for more than one part of your day or to hire our Ambient Music Dj service in addition or replacement of the Steel Band option, do let us know and we will be happy to quote accordingly

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And you thought

we were just a normal steelband? 🙂

With our

Ambient Music Mobile Dj Service

Audio PA & Cordless Microphones


Lighting FX

Vocal Entertainer

And the BEST

Caribbean Steeldrum band options in the UK

Solo | Duo | Trio | Fouro

We have your entire day covered

We even look the part!

Steelasophical is unique, even down to how we present with our amazing screen and uplighting. We even have lighting fx options that will blend and compliment your color scheme. This is from a wonderful open evening at the stunning Ashes Wedding Venue

See and Hear

Why not visit our YouTube video channel and sample some of our live wedding performances. Every single wedding is different in terms of atmosphere, location, venue, the brief (uplifting or understated) … but I hope viewing some past performances will give you a basic feel

Visit our Ambient Wedding Day Music Dj service page, to learn more about how we are able to transform every chosen part of your wedding day, including Ceremony package, Drinks reception, Wedding breakfast, Welcome evening guests and facilities for speeches and announcements

Frequently Asked Questions

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Gary Trotman

Steelasophical Musical Entertainment Services

Steelasophical House

Call: 07540 307890

Email: weddings@Steelband.co.uk

Visit: http://Steelband.co.uk/weddings

Trust Trust Trust

The level of trust in Steelasophical is so high, that ever client is more than happy to invest in the 40% deposit to secure our services and then pay the remaining balance of 60% no later than 30 days before their day!!

Payment Options:



Made payable to: Steelasophical

(Paypal) / Credit Card / Debit Card

Please Add £5 to cover admin and Paypal fees: garytrotman@hotmail.com

Bank Transfer / BACS

Steelasophical / account 01181602 / sort code 40-05-22


IBAN: GB62MIDL40052201181602


We can play for as little as 30mins to welcome guests as they arrive at the ceremony or a perform for the entire day from ceremony through to evening!! We will enhance any chosen part of your day that you choose .. and happy to liaise with other suppliers and venue staff on your behalf.

Core options

4 Part Ceremony Package – Welcome friends and family / brides entrance /  signing of the register / exit of the couple and wedding party

Drinks Reception – The perfect backdrop while you have pictures taken, enjoy canapes and drinks.

Wedding Breakfast – Our ambient music dj / Steel drum service will provide the perfect backdrop to your meal.

Welcome Evening Guests – A perfect tme to provide a musical backdrop to get the evening guests arrivals in the celebratory mood

Evening Entertainment –  We can do a 90mins cabaret spot or take care of your entire evening entertainment – we have steel band, vocalist, Dj and dance participation activities

Wedding Party Cabaret – popular where couples marry abroad and come back to have a reception party with family and friends

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