[Award Winning] Steelasophical Steel Band (Solo, Duo, Trio)

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COVID-19 Update
COVID19 Booking schedule - We would be happy to postpone your wedding to a later date (up to to 2 years) without any uplift in price
"We bring the Caribbean to you" - Don't Risk a Boring Wedding Day!
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£327
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

Other Instruments
Steelpans
Drums
Complete Band

PA System
Noise Limiter Experience
Learn New Songs
Sound Equipment
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Disco Lighting
Take Requests

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Solo Musician
Function Band
Steel Band
Ensemble / Group
DJ

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Caribbean
Pop / Rock
Latin / Salsa
Soul / Motown / RnB
Funk / 70s / Disco
Jazz
Ceilidh Irish / Traditional
Full Description
Thank you for considering Steelasophical Wedding Steel Band >>>>>>> A 9 times National entertainment industry award winner ... with music in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale, not only do we have >>>>>>> "A License To Thrill" ... but we can honestly say, when it comes to value >>>>>>> "NoBody Does it Better" From amazing wedding ceremomy, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, welcoming evening guests to a 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 We offer our couples: • Wedding day music packages - 4 party ceremony - Drinks reception - Wedding meal - Welcome evening guests - Evening dancing • Wedding day specialist music service • £10,000,000 public liability insurance • PAT electrical safety documentation and certified • Huge list of music - over 300 songs in 14 genres • Steel Band Solo, Duo, Trio or Fouro | Ambient music DJ • Lighting | PA system | Wiresless microphone service Steelasophical is a professional fulltime music service presented by Creative Director Gary Trotman •Music used in the James Bond 007 movie Casino Royale •Albums selling world wide in over 42 countries •Winning musical entertainment performance on UK TV •Full time wedding music professional since April 2008

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Gary Trotman (Creative Director) Steelasophical Steel Band
Are you worried about how to avoid a boring wedding day? Struggling for ideas how to maintain that amazing high feeling following your ceremony and maintaining it throughout the day? .. well we are the antidote to all of those fears. Steelasophical will enhance any chosen part of your special day: Ceremony, Drinks Reception, Wedding Meal, Welcoming Evening Guests, Filling that Evening Dance Floor. so, even if your weddings is 3 years away, lets start that journey today.

Experience

Year Business Was Established
1989
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
true
No. of People In Team
3
Reviews
(9)
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Lauren B
Married in August 2020
March 2021
Thank you for making our COVID wedding so enjoyable
Gary made our wedding reception! we were due to get married in Barbados and wanted a touch of the Caribbean which we most definitely got from him. We will 100% use him for events in the future. Thank you for making our COVID wedding so enjoyable our guests loved you
Gemma & Adam
Married in March 2020
March 2021
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts ...
To/ Dear Gary, Thank you for the wonderful wedding music, and for all that you added to our special day. You kept our day lively and upbeat despite the rain and have given us some wonderful memories to treasure. You were our best decision. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Love always, Gemma and Adam
Marc & Sam
Married in July 2019
March 2021
Amazing day that you were both a big part of ...
Amazing day that you were both a big part of. We see what you meant by "We bring the Caribbean to you" .. it was raining all morning, but you seem to have brought glorious sunshine with you. Thank you for providing the microphone, as we decided last minute to do the speeches outside while everyone was gathered in the sun. Keep doing what you do, because you make so many people so happy with your grace, music and smiles. Best wishes Marc & Sam
Donald
Married in May 2019
March 2021
Amazing and highly recommend them!
Thank you so much for providing your wonderful music to my daughters wedding. I certainly made the correct choice when given the sole responsibility of sourcing the music for their reception. The music was relaxing yet uplifting, creating a wonderful atmosphere, and thank you for slipping in my favourite song. My wife Brenda gave me a knowing looking look as soon as you started playing it. Absolute bliss! And cannot thank you enough Gary!
Hannah (bride)
Married in August 2016
June 2018
Lots of great comments
Hi Gary Just wanted to day thank you for the performance at our wedding. Everyone was very impressed and you got lots of compliments Kind regards Hannah
Arlene Dixon
Married in July 2016
June 2018
The guys were brilliant
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 booked Steelasophical on a date that had been cancelled, so benefitted from a huge discount - all part of our over deliver :-:
Location & Contact Details

Address

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England

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Press & Awards
(10)

Accreditations / Associations (2)

AMPband
UK Professional DJ Association

Industry Awards (6)

Best Caribbean Steel-Band Entertainment Company UK 2017
Best Steel Band Wedding Entertainment UK 2021
UK National Steel Band Festival Solo Finalist
Best Caribbean Steel-Band Entertainment Company UK 2018
Best Caribbean Steel-Band Entertainment Company UK 2016
Best Caribbean Steel-Band Entertainment Company UK 2019
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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

"The most memorable wedding was the one where I was embraced as the member of the family" 2 years earlier I was booked to perform music at a wake for a gentleman who had passed away. It was one of his wishes to have steelpan music on his day. I was selected over many other choices, mainly because Weddings and Funeral days are both ends of the life cycle I love to be a part of. the first ever funeral was my mother, the 2nd my aunty. It was a wonderful afternoon, the music was well received and I had many a conversation with many of the family and friends in attendance. 2 years later I was invited to perform at the wedding of his daughter. Not only did I get to converse with many of the guests who attended the funeral .. but in the speeches there was a special message for me, thanking me for not only producing the music for the driks reception, but because it them feel like there father was there with them!!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Trusted Transformational Attentive Over-deliverer Personable

What about your business are you most proud of?

Sticking to the pricipals of exceeding expectations as standard - and as such, continuing to be a leader within this wedding industry. We have been awarded a major entertainment industry award creditation every year since 2012. Clients that book us see Steelasophical not as a nice to have expense ... but as a "Must Have Investment"

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Create two distinct categories in your mind to help set priorities: 1 - Must have (investments) 2 - Nice to have (expenses)

What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?

My favourite personal touch that I have seen at a wedding? .. A video message played on a big screen from a brides farther - he had passed away 2 years earlier

Describe your typical process with a couple.

Initial enquiry via various means, normally through: • Professional recourse such as BrideBook • Direct email from our website • Enquiry form discovered online • Recommendation from a supplier • Recommendation from a venue • Recommendation froma. family member or friend Gain as much information as possible Bespoke proposal prepared and presented Follow up attentively with curtesy and informational emails Secure wedding in the diary • Email over online booking forms to be electronically signed and returned • Secure a 40% retainer fee Contact couple at least 30 days prior to wedding date • Finalise details such as timings • Confirm venue details and send over insurance and Health & safety documents to venue- coordinator • Couple transfers 60% balance We also have a COVID booking provision, where you can (if needed) postpone your booking for up to 2 years, with no additional fees nor uplifting in price.

What makes a romantic first dance?

Connection - a song that actually means something deeply to both - its amazing how quickly they will block out the rest of the world, and be lost in the moment. We have had couples that did not want to be the centre of attention, and in some cases, not wanting a first dancedue to suffering with some level of social anxiety .. and we found creative ways to still have that first dance, and calm their worries and fears.

What is your number one floor-filler?

Hot hot hot (Arrow) an iconic Caribbean floor filler - when we perform it, it becomes interactive with dance moves and even a limbo pole .. plus you can get the entire room singing along! A famous DJ and Band secret is, if you get the ladies dancing, the men will follow: Top 5 floor fillers Dancing Queen by Abba -•- Come on Eileen by Dexys Midnight Runners -•- It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls -•- Happy by Pharell Williams -•- I Want to Dance with Somebody by Whitney Houston

Which band from the past would you most like to have been part of?

It would have to be a bit of a Jam session made up of all my fav musicians and mentors

What is the soundtrack to your life?

Well my fav song is "Summertime" and proud to have my recording of it held within the Summertime hall of fame .. yes .. there is such a thing! The second would be the Jamaican traditional Song "Linsted Market" .. my recording of that song was used as a soundtrack in the james Bond movie Casino Royale But .. ultimate choice would be "My Way"

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook Discount15% off if booking within 27 days of initial enquiry