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Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

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About Steelasophical Steel Band & Dj

We bring the Caribbean to you Steel Bdnd Duo with full band sound Music • Sound L• ighting To Vow, WOW, Mix, Mingle, Wine, DIne & Dance
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Bringing Caribbean flair and making events memorable Steelasophical Steel Band can make every big event in your life truly special. Presented by creative director Gary Trotman, the three time award winning band is considered No. 1 in the UK. With its music appearing in a James Bond film and popular TV show Come Dine With Me, this unique combination of Steel Band and DJ has made waves. Its music has been sold in over 42 countries, and with Steelasophical Steel Band Hire options you can infuse that breathtaking Caribbean beat, rhythm and lively energy into your next event and make it a huge success. big day, you find the best expression for your passion. The award winning, much in demand Steelasophical Steel Band and DJ for your band brings together a small team of street drum and percussionists, who are at the top of their game. The streetdrums meet mobile DJ style of music performed to studio quality is guaranteed to raise the tempo at your wedding. This Steel Band Hire option is what you need to start your new life on a high note. If you are looking for a Steel Band For Hire, then you don’t have to search beyond UK’s No. 1 choice. Steelasophical Steel Band brings its unique Caribbean flair to your events in an unmatched streetdrums meet mobile DJ style. The band has sold music and gained popularity in over 42 countries and has won recognition for its performances in James Bond movie – Casino Royale and TV Show – Come Dine With Me. Such is the popularity of the band that its booking runs into next three years. That’s why if you want to hire the band for any event the time to start the conversation is now.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Caribbean music, World music, African music, Calypso, Salsa, Reggae, Ska, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Military, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Soul, Disco, Acoustic, Motown, Latin, Bossa nova
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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, Virtual event
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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 – 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
Sweet mother
Unchain my heart
Sealed with a kiss
Rocking all over the world
Shes not there
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)
Chasing Cars
All I need is the air that I breathe
Tropical surprise
Here I come
What a wonderful world
Island songs
Three little birds
Food for thought
Juke of earl
Girl from Japan
If theres any justice in the world
Put your sweet lips
Street life
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our Infectious Smiles

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Festival Hall London Paladium

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Louis Armstrong

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

James Bond Casino Royale Come Dine With Me

Do you have different line-up options?

Options from soloist to 4pc

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?

“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £227.”

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No - we are fixed to one location at a time

Can I pick the songs 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.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests 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 £127 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£477
Up to 2 hours£577
Up to 3 hours£677
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
NEW!Virtual services
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From customers:

Mrs F, 2 years ago

Testimonials 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 on Saturday 27th August 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.

Martin 1, 4 years ago

I was chosen to appear on c4 come dine with me in april. It was a Caribbean themed evening and I thought what better way to entertain than to have a steel band. Gary was amazing. It was like we were really in Barbados. I honestly believe that it was because of his amazing performance that I went on to win. Thank you so much Gary.