From amazing wedding ceremomy, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, welcoming evening guests or full blown fun filled evening of dancing and laughter, we partner with you, to transform imagination into reality… all while Exceeding your Expectations as standard
weddings with Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band DJ
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.
Gary Trotman – Creative Director
WHY RISK A BORING DAY?!!
We make Your guests Want to Stay!!
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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Weddings with Steelasophical; – When you book Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band for your Wedding day, you will be looking for musical entertainers that represents best value for money. Whatever your budget, you will want to get the best possible value which includes the best possible service from initial enquiry through to the end of your on-day celebrations.
The cost of Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band
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.
Wedding steel band
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:
Less skilled and experienced musicians are cheaper
Musicians who pay no Tax can afford to be cheaper
Musicians who don’t take the time to carefully plan for your wedding are cheaper
Those with no Licenses, Health & Safety docs nor Public Liability insurance are cheaper
Musicians who are desperate for work are cheaper
Part time, hobbyists, weekend musicians are cheaper
Those who would not even consider over delivery
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Hotel California – Reggae
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
Message in a bottle
Oh Bla Di
Mas que nada
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
Just the two of us
Just the way you are
Aint no sunshine
Agua de Beber
Mas Que Nada
Clara Nunes Feira
Cano Estremera – Part Time Lover – Salsa
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Turn Me On
Shes Not There
How wonderful you are
Story of the blues
Sultans of swing
Walking by myself
Imagine – Lenon
Chock there – Apache Indian
They cant take that away from me
El Cuarta de Tula
Your first last everything
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!
3MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS –Dancing In The Street
4CONTOURS –Do You Love Me
5JACKSON FIVE –I Want You Back
6DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES –You Can’t Hurry Love
7MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS –Heatwave
8MARVIN GAYE –I Heard It Through The Grapevine
9TEMPTATIONS –My Girl
10FOUR TOPS –I Can’t Help Myself
11MARY WELLS –My Guy
12STEVIE WONDER –Signed Sealed Delivered
13TEMPTATIONS –Get Ready
14MARVIN GAYE & TAMMI TERREL –Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
15SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES –Tears Of A Clown
16JACKSON FIVE –ABC
17DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES –Stop In The Name Of Love
18MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELLAS –Jimmy Mack
19MARVIN GAYE –Let’s Get It On
20COMMODORES –Three Times A Lady
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