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Wedding Day Experiences

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From amazing wedding ceremomy, drinks reception, wedding breakfast,

welcoming evening guests

or full blown fun filled evening of dancing and laughter

wpartner with you, to transform imagination into reality

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Gary Trotman is the creative director behind Steelasophical. A Caribbean theme entertainment service of Music, Sound and Light. A unique Caribbean Steel drum band (with options from solo to quartet) performing along to studio quality backing music, a mobile dj with over 35,000 songs, PA hire and lighting show. Gary is a 6 times entertainment industry award winner including Best Steel Band 2018 with Lux Life Magazine and Best Caribbean Music Entertainemmnt Company Uk 2019

Gary is very much famed for having music albums selling world-wide, a winning musical entertainment performance on Come Dine With Me and much notably, his recording of Listed Market used in the actual James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale.

With more than 300 core songs in the repertoire spanning 14 genres, Steelasophical will transform and enhance any event or special occasion. Music to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine and Dance, with their state of the art equipment, suitable for small gatherings like weddings and parties to large outdoor festivals, corporate events or carnivals. Trust in Steelasophical to transform, enhance and delight.

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Reassuringly Expensive!

WHY RISK A BORING DAY?!!

We make Your guests Want to Stay!!

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Your wedding day is a fantastic celebratory occasion for you, your partner, family adn friends to really let loose and enjoy yourselves once the ceremony is over. At Steelasophical we look to continue the merriment throughout the afternoon and evening with excellent music and hours of laughter and dancing!

There really is nothing quite like having truly amazing entertainment with your favourite music played. You can rest assured you’re getting a completely professional and reliable service through Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band DJ.

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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.

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… don’t just take our word for it, see and hear what our past clients have said about us .. Steelasophical Testimonials 

“We are not ‘a’ steelband … we are ‘the’ steelband to have”

If we both agree that Steelasophical have not made a positive and transforming difference to your event, I will refund you money – Guaranteed

With Steelasophical being booked up to 3 years in advance, lets have a conversation today about how we can work together to help make your day a success!

Gary Trotman

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About Steelasophical

Steelasophical is an award winning, leading UK based, Premier Modern Steel Band and & Caribbean Dj Music Service Steel Band Solo • Duo • Trio • Fouro. We are a small team of world class Steel drum and percussionists available for bookings around the UK, Europe and beyond. The people who choose Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj for their weddings or event usually have a huge passion for music and want it to be an important part of their day. The concept of Steelasophical is Steeldrums meets mobile DJ, Steelpans performed along with studio quality backing music for a full band sound. A Steelasophical Soloist/Duo can be the equivalent in sound to a 10+ piece steel band or a professional mobile DJ… hows that for value!

Transforming weddings days with music, sound and lighting, from the pre ceremony to the evening entertainment. You will always remember how we made you feel

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Music for every aspect of your day

Steelasophical Music

::: Steelband :::

::: Mobile Ambient Music Dj :::

::: Wedding Singer :::

::: PA and Lighting Hire :::

 ::: 4 part ceremony :::

Steel Drummer & Ambient music Dj: 1 – Welcome guests upon arrival, create an amazing atmosphere as they meet, mix and mingle then take to their seats in anticipation of the brides arrival.  2 – The brides grand entrance 3 – Signing of the register and while brief photographs are taken 4 – The bridal party exit lead by the new couple!

::: Drinks reception :::

Background Music For Your Drinks Reception: After the amazing high of the ceremony its now the first time to mix and mingle with family and friends as the new happy couple. Drinks will be flowing, light nibbles being served and photographs are being taken; what is missing? creating and maintaining the most perfect musical backdrop to bring everything seamlessly together. Trust in Steelasophical do provide that for you!

::: Wedding breakfast :::

With a combination of our Steel Drummer Soloist / Duo band and Ambient Music Dj, we will create a beautiful uplifting atmosphere throughout your meal by carefully cherry picking wedding music you and your guests will love. From jazz, Gospel, Bolero, Ballads, Reggae, Latin, Motown, RnB, Soul… Its your wedding day, so choose the mood and atmosphere to reflect the mood you would like create.

::: Welcome evening guests :::

Steelasophical uses the same quality PA system and lighting as top wedding dj’s – let us seamlessly kick off your evening entertainment performing music to welcome the evening guests, getting them up to speed and in the mood, and setting the atmosphere for the fun, dancing and laughter to come. Typically this would be the first 90mins of your evening dance reception. We can even play your first, second and third dance choices and provide a microphone for speeches.

::: Evening cabaret :::

‘We bring the Caribbean to you’ Steelasophical will transform your evening with our Steel Drum Band, Live Percussions, Vocal Entertainer, Mobile DJ and fun and inclusive interactive dance (Limbo, Follow the leader, Congaline). We are happy to work alongside your main band or Dj – brides are also currently booking Steelasophical to fulfil the entire evening entertainment due to the fact we offer so much quality and variety, there is no room for dull or bland periods of time throughout the night.

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Testimonials

We saw Steelasophical at a friend’s wedding, they were so good, we felt that we had to book them for our special day at Hintlesham Golf Club.

Thanks guys, you did an amazing job, an awesome collection of songs created a great atmosphere for our drinks reception. All our guests loved you and we loved seeing you again to enjoy a unique sound that really started our wedding reception off in the best way possible. Book these guys, they are amazing!

Love the new Mrs & Mrs Clark, Felixstowe.

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

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

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No one understands weddings better than we do. We want to experience this exciting journey with you, making it fun from the very start, so we have filled our blog with inspiring wedding ideas, bespoke insights, top tips and the latest trends.

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Ceremony Package

Steelasophical DJ and Caribbean Steeldrums

  • Welcome wedding guests as they arrive, mix and mingle and then take to their seats
  • Music for the brides entrance
  • Musical backdrop while registers are signed and photos are taken
  • Exit of bridal party lead by the new happy couple

Enjoy music as the bride makes her grand entrance up the aisle. Entertain the guests during the signing of the register. We will then provide recessional music for the joyful exit of bride, groom, family and friends

Drinks Reception

The bride & groom are smiling, the cameras are clicking, guests are eating, drinking and chatting … so it is the perfect backdrop to have music playing during your drinks and canapés

After the elation of the ceremony, you will be celebrating together for the first time as a married couple with family and friends, enjoying drinks and canapés and having those all important photographs to capture the moment for ever.

Steelasophical will provide the perfect musical backdrop throughout. With our Steeldrum band options and Mobile DJ or a combination of the two

Wedding Breakfast

The perfect musical backdrop while you sit and enjoy your wedding breakfast with either our Steeldrums, Mobile DJ or a combination of the two

We will provide uplighting and lighting fx to visually transform the room to match and compliment your color theme. A quality PA system with wireless microphone for those all important speeches and announcements is also a popular choice with couples

PA and Lighting

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We will provide our musical backdrop service with a combination of steeldrums and Dj background music. You will also have the option of use of a wireless microphone for speeches and announcements. Also an option is uplighting to match your color scheme!

Evening Guests Welcome

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Lets get the Evening Guests up to celebratory speed and create that uplifting atmosphere, getting them in the mood to party with you all night long!

We can even play your first song … then  hand over to your main evening entertainment

Want us to fill that dance?? …. the night continues with singing and dancing. Let us entertain you with the sounds of SteelDrums, Vocal entertainment and/or amazing mobile DJ service

Repertoire

Something to take into consideration is that we are always keen to incorporate the wishes of the client, and will always provide the special something they want to hear, but we do not provide a Jukebox service – ultimate selection and choice of style, mix tempo must be left to the judgement of Steelasophical – Its part of what makes us the best at what we do … in creating and maintaining the perfect musical backdrop


Jamaica Farewell – A Steelasophical recording of this song used in the actual James Bond 007 Movie Casino Royale


Soca – Reggae – Calypso – Latin

African – Soul – Pop – Salsa

Motown – 80’s to present

Song List

Somewhere over the Rainbow – (IZ Tropical Version & Acoustic)
Under the sea
Lorraine – Soca
Blue Bossa
Ole Lday Walk A Mile and a Half .. and She Dingolay – Calypso
Besame Muchos – Bosa
Guantanamera – Bossa Nova
Girl From Ipanema – Bossa nova
Island In The Sun – Traditional
Lady In Red – Ballad
Lady In Red – Reggae
Never on a Sunday -Cha Cha
Sloop John B – POP
Spanish Eyes – POP
Yellow Bird – Traditional
Oh Happy Day – Gospel
Yesterday – POP & Acoustic Versions
Autumn Leaves – Bosa
Bermuda Triangle – Tropical POP
Feelings – Bolero
How Insensitive – Bossa Nova
Jamaica Farewell – Traditional – this is the song used in the James Bond Movie Casino Royale
Just The Two of Us – R&B
Let It be Me – bolero
Hello – POP
I Just Called – POP
I love You Because – Country and Western
Put Your Sweet lips – Country and Western
Quizas – Latin
Sway – Latin
Isnt She Lovely – POP
Lovely Day – POP
River of Babylon – POP
Rivers of Babylon – Soca
You Got a Friend – MOR
Summertime – Trad Jazz
When I Fall In Love – Smooth Jazz
Redemption Song – Reggae
No Woman No Cry – Reggae
One Love – Reggae
Sweat – Reggae
Red Red Wine – Reggae
The Tide is high – Reggae
Blue Moon – Reggae
Is This love – Reggae
Night Nurse – Reggae
Three Little Birds – Reggae
Lambada – Latin
Congaline – Soca
El Cumbancero – Soca
Dollar Whine – Soca
Hot Hot Hot – Soca
MarryAnne – Soca
Now That we’ve found Love – Soca
When the saints go marching in – Soca
Say Say – Soca
Sugar Bum Bum – Soca
Valtatee – Soca
Layla – Pop
Brown Girl In the Ring – Calypso
Brown Girl In the Ring – Soca
Byhia Girl – Soca
Mash It Up – Soca

RECENT ADDITIONS:

Hotel California – Reggae

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams

Message in a bottle

Oh Bla Di

Wonderwall

Mas que nada

Chan Chan

St. Thomas

Lovely Day

Lately

Samba de Orfeu

Valerie – Amy Winehouse (reggae)

Angels – Robbie Williams

All of me –  John Legend

Rainorama – Lord Kitchener

Samba de O

Like a star

Comandante Che Guevara

Another Star

Just the two of us

Just the way you are

Aint no sunshine

Street Life

Master Blaster

Agua de Beber

The Chicken

Mas Que Nada

Danza Kuduro

Clara Nunes Feira

Cano Estremera –  Part Time Lover – Salsa

Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder

Turn Me On

Get Lucky

Shes Not There

How wonderful you are

Lately

Story of the blues

Sultans of swing

Diana

Walking by myself

Imagine – Lenon

Chock there – Apache Indian

They cant take that away from me

Ayer

El Cuarta de Tula

Monkey Man

Watermelon Man

Your first last everything

You’re 16

and more to come ….

These represent only the core repertoire. Songs are added and removed frequently as we cater for so many types of projects and performances we are constantly evolving!

Beale Park

Lower Basildon, Reading, Berkshire, RG8 9NH

Beaumont Estate

Burfield Road, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ

Bird Hills Golf Club

Drift Road, Hawthorn Hill, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3ST

Bisham Abbey

Bisham, Marlow, Berkshire, SL7 1RT

Brownlow Hall

Newell Green, Warfield, Berkshire, RG42 6AB

Caversham Heath Golf Club

Mapledurham Village, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7TR

Court Garden House

Pound Lane, Marlow , Berkshire, SL7 2AE

Danesfield House

Henley Road, Marlow, Berkshire, SL7 2EY

Donnington Valley Hotel

Old Oxford Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 3AG

Easthampstead Park

Off Peacock Lane, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3DF

Englemere

The White House, Kings Ride, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 7JR

Hall Place

Burchetts Green Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6XD

Hilton St Annes Manor

London Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 1ST

Holiday Inn Reading West

Bath Road, Padworth, Berkshire, RG7 5HT

Macdonald Compleat Angler Hotel

Bisham Road, Marlow, Berkshire, SL7 1RG

Mapledurham Golf Club

Chazey Heath, Mapledurham, Reading, Berkshire, RG4 7UD

Marlston House

Marlston, Newbury, Berkshire, RG18 9UL

Mercure Newbury Elcot Park Hotel

Elcot, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 8NJ

Mill Hall

Pigeons Farm Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 8XA

Newbury Manor

London Road, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 2BY

Northcote House

Sunningdale Park, Silwood Road, Berkshire, SL5 0QE

Oakley Court Hotel

Windsor Road, Oakley Water, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 5UR

Penta Hotel

Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7RH

Pinewood Hotel

Uxbridge Road, George Green, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 6AP

Reading Lake Hotel

Pingewood, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 3UN

Reading Moat House

Mill Lane, Sindlesham, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 5DF

Redingensians Rugby Club

Old Bath Road, Sonning , Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6TQ

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North Park, Iver, Berkshire, SL0 9DL

Ritchings Park Sports & Social Club

Wellesley Avenue, Richings Park, Berkshire, SL10 9BN

Royal Berkshire Hotel

London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 0PP

Sand Martins Golf Club

Finchampstead Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG40 3RQ

Sonning Golf Club

Duffield Road, Sonning , Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6GJ

Tadley Rugby Club

Red Lane, Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 4PA

The Great House At Sonning

Thames St, Sonning , Reading, Berkshire, RG4 6UT

The Manor Hotel

The Village Green, Datchet Sl3 9Ea, Berkshire, SL3 9EA

The Parkside Hotel

72 Bath Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG30 2BE

Ufton Court

Green Lane, Ufton Nervet, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 4HD

Wantage Hall

Upper Redlands Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5JG

Wasing Park

Aldermaston, Aldermaston, Berkshire, RG7 4NG

Wokefield Park

Mortimer, Reading, Berkshire, RG7 3AE

Wokingham Masonic Centre

Reading Road, Wokingham, Berkshire, RG41 1EG

Top 20 Wedding First Dance Songs

  • 1 LONESTAR – Amazed
  • 2 JOHN LEGEND – All Of Me
  • 3 JASON MRAZ – I’m Yours
  • 4 AEROSMITH – Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
  • 5 BON JOVI – Always
  • 6 HEATWAVE – Always And Forever
  • 7 BRYAN ADAMS – Everything I Do (I Do It For You)
  • 8 ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – Hero
  • 9 ERIC CLAPTON – Wonderful Tonight
  • 10 BRYAN ADAMS – Heaven
  • 11 AL GREEN – Let’s Stay Together
  • 12 WET WET WET – Love Is All Around
  • 13 LOUIS ARMSTRONG – We Have All The Time In The World
  • 14 BRUNO MARS – Marry You
  • 15 DIANA ROSS & LIONEL RICHIE – Endless Love
  • 16 ETTA JAMES – At Last
  • 17 VAN MORRISON – Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • 18 DJ SAMMY – Heaven (Candlelight Mix)
  • 19 JACK JOHNSON – Better Together
  • 20 CARPENTERS – 

Top 20 National Radio Chart – Weddings

  • 1 DRAKE – God’s Plan
  • 2 RAMZ – Barking
  • 3 EMINEM – River (feat. Ed Sheeran)
  • 4 DUA LIPA – IDGAF
  • 5 CRAIG DAVID – I Know You (feat. Bastille)
  • 6 JASON DERULO – Tip Toe (feat. French Montana)
  • 7 JAX JONES – Breathe (feat. Ina Wroldsen)
  • 8 KEALA SETTLE & THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ENSEMBLE – This Is Me
  • 9 BRUNO MARS – Finesse (Remix) (feat. Cardi B)
  • 10 SIGRID – Strangers
  • 11 RUDIMENTAL – These Days
  • 12 CLEAN BANDIT – I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels)
  • 13 PORTUGAL. THE MAN – Feel It Still
  • 14 CAMILA CABELLO – Never Be The Same
  • 15 NF – Let You Down
  • 16 NOT3S – My Lover
  • 17 MK – 17
  • 18 ED SHEERAN – Perfect
  • 19 ZAC EFRON & ZENDAYA – Rewrite The Stars
  • 20 RAYE & MR. EAZI – 

Top 20 Motown Classics

  • 1 STEVIE WONDER – Superstition
  • 2 DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES – Baby Love
  • 3 MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS – Dancing In The Street
  • 4 CONTOURS – Do You Love Me
  • 5 JACKSON FIVE – I Want You Back
  • 6 DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES – You Can’t Hurry Love
  • 7 MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS – Heatwave
  • 8 MARVIN GAYE – I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • 9 TEMPTATIONS – My Girl
  • 10 FOUR TOPS – I Can’t Help Myself
  • 11 MARY WELLS – My Guy
  • 12 STEVIE WONDER – Signed Sealed Delivered
  • 13 TEMPTATIONS – Get Ready
  • 14 MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERREL – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  • 15 SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES – Tears Of A Clown
  • 16 JACKSON FIVE – ABC
  • 17 DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES – Stop In The Name Of Love
  • 18 MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS – Jimmy Mack
  • 19 MARVIN GAYE – Let’s Get It On
  • 20 COMMODORES – Three Times A Lady

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A more detailed breakdown on how Steelasophical spends your money when you book a our Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band, Caribbean mobile Dj or vocal entertainer.

Here at Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band, we honestly believe that we offer incredible value for money. You are getting married and we understand that you only get one chance to get everything just right for your wedding day and as such We Do Not Cut Corners. We have a really helpful team who work from our office during the week (we run office hours from 8am until 7pm) and we will look after you from the very first time you make an initial enquiry with us, to the day of your wedding.

We are really proud of our service to you. We are considered within the industry and amongst our peers as the best at what we do, and I am confident to say Steelasophical represents the best available to play for weddings in the UK and you will not find a better musicians anywhere else.

Steelasophical will have your best interests at heart, whether sitting in the background providing the tropical uplifting background music, or the main attraction filling your dance floor, we will look after you on the day of your wedding and you will have the most wonderful time!!

We have an incredible reputation for customer service and our Steelasophical Steelband is renowned for being excellent. This is something that we are really proud of and I would encourage you to read through testimonials from couples to find out what other people are saying about us.

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We have a rather unique promotion strategy. We do not pay any hidden commission to any venues or suppliers. We promote our Wedding Steel Band by trying to be as helpful as possible and by being open, honest and upfront about the services that we provide.

We are lucky to be recommended by lots of venues and suppliers who trust us and this forms a huge chunk of our promotion. Steelasophical has and continues to be built on transparency and we will not be part of any venues with recommended lists that take a hidden commission without disclosing it to their couples.

Venues who recommend us and whom we recommend wedding steel band:

Tunnel Beaches | Beach Weddings Bournemouth | UpWaltham Barns | Tithe Barns | Tythe Barns | Sandbanks Hotel | Ocean Kaves | Hilton Hotel Wembley | Marriott Hotel County Hall London | Monkton Barn | Sunningdale Hotel | Hornsbury Mill | Old Government House, Guernsey | St. Pierre Park Hotel | Hedsor Manor House | Sopley Mill | Tewin Bury Farm | Oatlands Park Hotel | Woolston Manor | The Ashes | Pendrell Hall | Stowe House

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Ways to get wedding day music that is cheaper

  1. Less skilled and experienced musicians are cheaper
  2. Musicians who pay no Tax can afford to be cheaper
  3. Musicians who don’t take the time to carefully plan for your wedding are cheaper
  4. Those with no Licenses, Health & Safety docs nor Public Liability insurance are cheaper
  5. Musicians who are desperate for work are cheaper
  6. Part time, hobbyists, weekend musicians are cheaper
  7. Those who would not even consider over delivery
  8. Bands who aim to arrive On Time are cheaper (we aim to arrive at least 2 hours early)

When you start your search for a Wedding Steel Band and start to ask for prices and costings, you will find that there is a huge difference in the range of quotes that you receive back from the different musicians. No musician, Dj or Steel Band will ever admit to these, but this is actually what is happening.

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