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About Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ

We bring the Caribbean to you with Music, Sound, Light to Vow, WOW, Mix, Mingle, Wine, Whine, Dine & Dance. Booking into the next 3 years!!!
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High Wycombe
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We bring the Caribbean to you with music, sound and light to Vow, WOW, Mix, Mingle, Wine, DIne & Dance Steelasophical is a major entertainment industry award winner every year since 2016 More than 300 songs in over 14 genres means we are able to perform music for any occasion, any age and any musical likes ... it is all about creating and maintaining just the right atmosphere and how we make you feel. We are passionate about making your occasion a success. Steel drums, Studio quality backing music played through a world class PA system for a full band sound to transform any location β€’ Presented by creative director: Gary Trotman β€’ Music used in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale β€’ Major entertainment industry award-winner every year since 2016 β€’ Music albums selling world-wide in over 72 countries β€’ Most professional, decorated & modern service β€’ Full Time Professional not a weekend hobby β€’ As seen on Come Dine With Me! β€’ Booking into the next 3 years so be sure to get back to us when you can Kindest regards Gary Trotman Creative Director Steelasophical Steel Band Dj

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This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Caribbean music, Calypso, Easy listening, Light music, Ska, World music, Hawaiian music, Christmas, Reggae
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Instruments:
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Event types:
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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Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ's 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
Bahia 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
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
Danza Kuduro
Cano Estremera – Part Time Lover – Salsa
Part Time Lover – Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky
She’s Not There
How wonderful you are
Lately
Imagine – Lennon
Chok there – Apache Indian
They cant take that away from me
El Cuarta de Tula
Monkey Man
Watermelon Man
Superstition
Gangster Times
Cheek to Cheek
Suddenly
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
Yesterday
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
Summertime
Smooth
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
Layla
Don't let the sun go down
Tiny Winey (soca)
Hook'n meh (soca)
Danza Kuduro
Rebellion (salsa)
Pedro navaja (salsa)
Meniando la cola (salsa)
La vida es un carnaval (salsa)
Volare
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
Humble Servant
Ou Piti
Baby its cold outside
Cocoa Sec
Black eyed boy
Is you is or is you ain't
Rum and cocoa cola
Oh bla dee
Woman on de bass
Oh fwa oh fele
Someday you'll be sorry
Ain't no pleasing you
Hello Dolly
Shackles
On the sunny side of the streets
El cantate
Pedro Lavaja
Meniando la cola
Rebellion
Chatieu Moin
Jingle Bells
Little lord Jesus
Ding dong merrily on high
Stealing love
Night nurse
Too experienced
Under me sensi
I don't wanna dance
Hot hot hot (club mix)
As
Another Star
isn't she lovely
Higher ground
master Blaster
Sir Duke
Superstition
I wish
Part time lover
You are the sunshine of my life
I have a dream
Juke of earl
Summertime
She not there
A million love songs
Aint no sunshine
Almaz
Lovely day
California dreaming
Close every door to me
Diana
Dont know why
Easy
Mandy
Morning dance
Ndever can say goodbye
Oh carol
She loves you
stand by me
still got the blues
Never too much
You to me
Lets stay together
Wonderwall
Street Life
Suddenly
This Masquerade
You might need somebody
Careless whisper
Still a friend of mine
Georgia on my mind
When a man loves a woman
Fresh
Black eyed boys
Walk a mile
Hot hot hot
Rum and cocoa cola
Cocoa sec
Chatieu Moin
Ou Piti
Oh fwa oh fele
Woman on de bass
My baby does cares for me
All of me
Blue bossa
cheek to cheek
cry me a river
Everytime we say goodbye
go down moses
sweet Lorraine
Baby its cold outside
Someday you'll be sorry
On the sunny side of the street
Hello dolly
That's life
Night-nurse
Hello (reggae)
Hello (slow)
If jah is standing by myself
Is this love
Jammin
Our day will come
Monkey Man
Under me sinsi
One in 10
Stealing love
Wild world
Soca
Salsa
Bachata
Reggae
Ska
Calypso
Pop
Jazz
Latin
Blues
Son
Jazz fusion
Socalypso
Ban ban
Sweet Mother
Dinka
Tropical Surprise
Ragga ragga
Steelasophical Bounce
Jam Block
A Minor
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 things 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....

Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ's Prices

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£197
Up to 1 hourΒ£377
Up to 2 hoursΒ£577
Up to 3 hoursΒ£677
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Β£327
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 55 mins each during your drinks reception max 2 hours
Β£527
Duo
Steelasophical Duo Includes local travel add expenses
Β£527
Steelasophical Duo
Steelasophical Duo Includes local travel add expenses Max 3 hours
Β£777
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.
Β£877

Add-ons

Lighting
+Β£327
DJ set
+Β£327
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Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Flo C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gary absolutely brought the party to our wedding, everybody was raving about how fantastic he was. Thank you so much for making our special day even more special!

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Bird C
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic. Encore couldn’t have been more helpful. Gary and his music were amazing such a lovely and talented gentleman thank you so much for everything.

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ
6 months ago

Was great to be part of Funk On The Farm - an amazing and memorable event.

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Connie B
9 months ago
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5 out of 5

Gary was absolutely amazing with such a professional and talented man. My guests were in awe with his steelpan playing. Thank you so much for making my birthday special!

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ
9 months ago

Connie, thank you for trusting in Steelasophical. was amazing to share in your celebrations with family and friends

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Jenny
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely worth every penny. Without hesitation will be booking in summer for another round of this wonderful vibes. Dave was really a nice guy and made the atmosphere just perfect playing a bit if calypso reggae and other popular tunes. Very happy

Reply from Steelasophical Steel Pan DJ
9 months ago

Thank you for trusting in Steelasophical

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Natalie 1
5 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

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Alex 1
5 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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