Steel Drummer

Sofia Mills

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About Sofia

Sofia steel drummer soloist is from Birmingham , i can provide steel drum entertainment for all events and occasion .
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My name is Sofia, I  was born in the Caribbean ,i have been playing steel drums for over 20 years ,I started playing the steel drum  at a tendered age. with no musical knowledge and no common sense about the Steel drum I fell in love with the instrument and learn to love and appreciate the instrument. I am a university graduate with a BA (Hons) in music My continually expanding repertoire of music is very diverse, covering genres such as Jazz, Pop, Reggae, Calypso, gospel and many other genres. My commitment and ability to demonstrate the great musical passionate of the pan have take me places such as Trinidad &Tobago, Panama, Turks and Cacaos, Etc.  One of my greatest achievements to date was getting the chance to represent my country at the ‘World steel pan festival’, held in Trinidad & Tobago. I also had the opportunity to play with some of the world top Steel Orchestras in Trinidad & Tobago. a steel drum soloist are suitable for all occasion and events.

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Reggae, Calypso, Caribbean music, World music, Indian music, Ska, Hawaiian music, African music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Sofia's Song list

If Tomorrow Never Come
Being with you
In The Living Years
Lovely Day
Sloop john B
Whats Going On
knocks three times
judgement Day
Will you still love me tomorrow
Stand by me
Beautiful Barbados
Price Tag
No matter What
Spanish Eyes
House of Leo
Moving to the left
Nanni Wine
Tiny Winnie Swinging Engine
Pump Me Up
Wet me
Sugar Bum Bum
Hot Hot Hot
Bahia Girl
All Aboard
Ragga Ragga
Haunted By Your Melody
Miss tourist
Rain a Rama
Nanni Wine
Old Women
Brown Girl In The Ring
Island Woman
Something happening
Under The Sea
Pachabel Cannon
Mysterious Girl
I’m In A Dancing Mood
over joyed
What a wonderful world
What’s Going on
just the two of us
lets stay together
Here there and every where
Dancing Queen
Leggo house
could you be love
Turn your lights down low
some where over the rainbow
Power of Love
In the living years
Next to me
I’ll be there
Thinking out loud
love your self
Green Green Grass Of home
I love you Just the way you are
Going To Barbados
Judgement Day
every Breath you take
O Bla Dee
Spanish Harlem
The winner takes it all
Cherry pink
Tonight your mine
My Girl
How deep is your love
Lean On Me
Sweet Caroline
Unchained Melody
Some Guys Have All The Luck
Summer Time
Stir it up
Bridal March
Wedding March
Our Day will Come
Never on a sunday
Let it be
Since I met You Baby
Nursery Rhymes
Christmas Carols
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our professionalism and versatility

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Amazon , Icc , Alton Towers ETC.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

all artist , we love and appreciate all genres of music

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

we performed for prince William and Harry charity polo match

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.”

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

we can provide music when we are on our break

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 30-60 mins before the performance time.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. ” Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform? (0/360)

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

“If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”

Sofia's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£450
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Steel Drum Duo
2 Steel dum player with backing track
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests for wedding reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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Sofia's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Hannah C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sofia was absolutely fantastic ! Book her!

Reply from Sofia
3 months ago

Thanks Hannah , congrats 🥳, hope you had a fabulous wedding, I am happy to know that you enjoyed my performance and I was able accommodate your request. The hospitality i received was warm and welcoming and your guests were first class .

Holly T
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

We were so lucky to have Sofia and her son. The atmosphere they created with their beautiful playing was electric and all of our guests said how brilliant they thought the band were. I would 100% recommend and use Sofia again in future. Thank you for bringing a bit of the Caribbean to our event.

Karon S
4 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic, Sofia was a lovely lady and her music fab. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day and her entertainment. Would definately book again & recommend.

From other customers:

Phil L
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Derbyshire
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5 out of 5

We were looking for a steel band to complete our ‘Caribbean’ themed wedding day, so we were delighted to find Steel Drum Entertainment via a third party source. So highly reviewed by previous clients, we do hope that this review further embellishes how talented this band really are, they truly are first rate. There was some scepticism about the choice of a steel band, but I can honestly say with the amount of people up and dancing, Steel Drum Entertainment made our evening reception truly magical. I cannot thank them enough for doing this, creating the atmosphere that meant so much to us; I would book them again in a flash. Many thanks, Phil and Elise

Linda A
4 years ago, for a Concert in Nottingham
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5 out of 5

Hi We have used Sofia and the Steel Drum Entertainment team for about 4 years now here at University of Nottingham, School of Health Sciences. They are very professional and the sound is amazing! They are here every year for Black History month and they play in the café, which is mainly for students. The students love it! We had queues going out the door this year of people coming in to see them. Staff from across the University come over to see them play. It’s like summer again in October when the Steel Drum Entertainment come to see us. Thanks Linda

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