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About Steelasophical Steel Band (DJ)

"We bring the Caribbean to you" with Music Sound Light to Vow WOW Mix Mingle Wine Dine & Dance .. Steel Drums backing Music #Full-Band-Sound
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High Wycombe
Public liability insurance of Β£10 million

STEELASOPHICAL STEEL BAND (and mobile DJ) Presented by creative director: Gary Trotman Music used in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale Major entertainment industry award-winner every year since 2016 Music albums selling world-wide in over 72 countries Most professional, decorated & modern service Full Time Professional not a weekend hobby As seen on Come Dine With Me! Money back guarantee "We bring the Caribbean to you"

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2nd Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Caribbean music, Calypso, Easy listening, Light music, Ska, World music, Hawaiian music, Christmas, Reggae
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Wedding, Corporate event, Private event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Concert, Charity event, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Song list

Somewhere over the Rainbow – (IZ Tropical Version & Acoustic)
Under the sea
Lorraine – Soca
Blue Bossa
Ole Lady Walk A Mile – Calypso
Besame Muchos – Bossa
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
Autumn Leaves – Bossa
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
Isn’t 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 – Pharrel Williams
Message in a bottle
Oh Bla Di
Mas que nada
Chan Chan
St. Thomas
Lovely Day
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
Danza Kuduro
Cano Estremera – Part Time Lover – Salsa
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky
She’s Not There
How wonderful you are
Imagine – Lennon
Chok there – Apache Indian
They cant take that away from me
El Cuarta de Tula
Monkey Man
Watermelon Man
Gangster Times
Cheek to Cheek
Unchain my heart
Don’t look back in anger
Dream a little dream of me (acoustic version)
Wonderwall (acoustic version)
Black eyed boy
I want it that way (acoustic version)
Hopelessly devoted
Ever fallen in love
Hotel California (acoustic version)
I saw her standing there
Isn’t she lovely (acoustic version)
Every breath you take (acoustic version)
Hey jude (acoustic version)
Work Song
Inner City Blues
Cant be with you tonight
Dance with me tonight
Stand by your man
Good thing going
Sultans of swing
Pick up the pieces
El cantante
The young ones
I hear you knocking
Maria Maria
Just my imagination
Stick by me
Sign your name
Two can play that game
Englishman in New York
Oh Carol
Let your yeah be yeah
Any dream will do
Higher ground
Lovely day
Will you still love me tomorrow (Amy Winehouse)
Lets stay together
Don't let the sun go down
Tiney Winey (soca)
Hook'n meh (soca)
Danza Kuduro
Rebellion (salsa)
Pedro navaja (salsa)
Meniando la cola (salsa)
La vida es un carnaval (salsa)
Hotel California (gypsy kings)
Tyler (UB40)
Johnny too bad (UB40)
You can get it if you really want
Under me sensi
One in ten (UB40)
Too experienced
Stealing love
Redemption song
Night nurse
Wild World
Is this love
Just the way you are
Only 16
Message in a bottle
I wanna hold your hand
Only You
Thats Life
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Totally unique in look and sound - always a wow factor

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

James Bond 007 Casino Royale Come dine with me Sandbanks hotel Great Fosters Rivermead Hotel Rivervale Barns Monkton Barn

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong Jit Samaroo George Benson

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

Sidmouth Caribbean Festival (2000+ people) Womad (Reading) Winton Music Hall

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

Not a problem. Part of our Exceeding Expectations is being flexible. Often we would only secure one booking on any given day and build in a tolerance of timing flexibility in case thigs do change

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

Absolutely .. we also have state of the art microphones and PA systems on hand

How much time do you need to set up?

We always aim to arrive around 2 hours early - although depending on venue and access, set up can be accomplished within 40 mins

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

We have an extensive repertoire but always stress, we are here to create an atmosphere and affect peoples moods and in that respect are trusted to choose the right song within the right moment. We do however encourage you to tell us if there are any artists or songs you would defo like to hear .. or Defo do not want to hear!!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes .. subject to confirmation and requirements - may require power and coverage.

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 Β£120 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.” We also offer a Dj service, so able to perform any song you wish, Suitable for ceremonies etc....


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click β€œCheck availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)Β£227
Up to 1 hourΒ£327
Up to 2 hoursΒ£527
Up to 3 hoursΒ£627
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 55 mins each during your drinks reception max 2 hours
Steelasophical Duo Includes local travel add expenses
Steelasophical Duo
Steelasophical Duo Includes local travel add expenses Max 3 hours
Ceremony + Drinks Reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - Up to 2 hours of music for your drinks reception.
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From Encore customers:

Pippa B
16 days ago
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5 out of 5

Gary was great. Reliable, turned up in plenty of time and our guests loved him. Made our son's 18th party.

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Band (DJ)
15 days ago

It was great to spend the afternoon helping celebrate the 18th birthday of Henry.

Natasha P
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent! The panist David Vine very kindly accommodated our request regarding playing times. The guests loved the music and it really complemented the Hawaiian themed party. David was professional and polite and the whole booking process was easy. Thank you so much!

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Band (DJ)
1 month ago

Thank you for trusting in us

Toby B
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic! Did an amazing job at our Jubilee street party. Never seen so many neighbours dancing and having a great time. Professional, punctual and highly recommended

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Band (DJ)
3 months ago

Was a pleasure to have played a part in the celebrations. A wonderful day, lovely community of family and friends in attendance.

Jarran G
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gary really made our evening drinks reception with his excellent drumming. Everyone was full of compliments for him and really enjoyed the vibe he created. I wouldnt hesitate to book him again.

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Band (DJ)
3 months ago

Was a wonderful evening .. really nice family and friends to entertain.

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From other customers:

Natalie 1
3 years ago

Gary turned up when promised and setup discretely. He worked with us to incorporate little touches into our day that made it special for us, including family involvement. He was very flexible and responsive to our guests, even adapting to the spontaneous conga line that developed and sending us a video of it afterwards which was awesome. He read the room well and stayed beyond our original end time since our guests were enjoying his music so much. We've had multiple mentions since then from guests who loved his playing. Would thoroughly recommend him. Natalie 10/10

Alex 1
3 years ago

Gary performed on Tuesday at my Nan's funeral service, and was absolutely fantastic! Everyone who came along said that he made the day, not only with his great music but also with his infectious smile. When searching for performers, Caribbean Steel Band's prices were the lowest by far (and I mean hundreds!!) and from the beginning Gary was calm and uncomplicated when making arrangements for the day... just what I needed at this difficult time for my family. I can not recommend highly enough. Thank you so much. Alex (Funeral Service) 10/10

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