Steelasophical recommends

Steelasophical recommends

Thank you for the valued enquiry

Steelasophical is witnessing amazing successes, continuous growth and consistently evolving. As such, more and more clients are securing our services at a very early stage to ensure we are able to enhance their event.

If our confirmed booking time and location does not make it possible to accommodate your request on this occasion, this may be the reason why you have been directed to this page. Although we are not able to perform for you, we are delighted and humbled that you chose to trust in Steelasophical to be considered; as our way of thanx, we would like to in turn return the favor by hopefully steering you in the direction of music acts who may be of consideration

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Steelasophical Wedding Brochure:

thank you for considering Steelasophical …

hope we get the opportunity of performing for you in the the near future


I am pleased to offer some alternatives that you may wish to consider. These are musicians and bands that I either know personally or they have a great industry reputation spanning many years and are well known to trusted people around me.

Steelasophical will in no way profit from this recommendation other than the good feeling of allowing a prospective client find an alternative means of service – an introduction which we trust will be beneficial to both parties


 Caribbean Steeldrum CD’s

While you are here … just wanted you to know that you are listing to music tracks from one of our Caribbean steeldrum albums which are selling world-wide in over 42 countries. Why not own your own unique musical piece of the caribbean to keep forever. Before you leave, why not view our online shop by clicking on the CD cover below

Take a peak in our online shop for some great choices – Click CD Cover to access our store

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More Choices . . .

Please find below a list of suppliers which I hope you will find useful – do remember to mention Steelasophical as the referrer when contacting any of the following.

These are a combination of musicians and bands which in the past Steelasophical has approved of the standards and professionalism and happy to recommend as an alternative in not being able to secure our services 


Try either of these two GREAT

Steelasophical Recommendations




Wayne Ricardo Gibson – Soca Fire/Steel Panacea


Telefon: +41 (0)31 781 22 33
Mobil: +41 (0)78 891 53 03

Mobil UK: +44 7976 739 662 


Wayne performs as a soloist with vocals too. Highly talented individual originally from Barbados now can be found performing in his two locations of the UK and Switzerland

Wayne is also a Steel Pan tutor and able to carryout workshops and demonstrations. As with Steelasophical, Steel Panacea will give you a full band sound with just one performer!

The Steel Drum is a unique instrument. You can play as a piano and use very versatile. Over time I have developed a technique that maintain only a few musicians: I play simultaneously with 4 sticks and thus play both melody and harmony.

Based on my Caribbean roots are Caribbean styles like Soca, calypso, salsa and reggae on top of my “hit list”. But I also like to play jazz, latin, bossa nova, pop, blues or classical and Indian music.

  • Steel Drum Solo (acoustically) or “backing tracks” and singing
  • Steel Drum with saxophone or guitar accompaniment
  • Small steel band with three or four musicians (incl. Percussion)

Music for every occasion – Music for the soul!


Jim Bernardin – Director, World Music Workshops

Tel: 07946 027313


“I am privileged to see children learning so effectively and enjoyably from a teacher at the top of his game.”
Susan Elkin – The Stage, Education and Training Section.

Jim Bernardin has been inspiring school children and teachers for over ten years with his unique brand of music workshops and performances. His ability to connect with children and their teachers has kept him in constant demand in schools throughout the uk. In addition Jim has recently released his own workshop book and cd aimed at Primary non-music specialists entitled, ‘Teaching World Music’.

Jim began his musical career as a professional drummer before moving into education. He has taught percussion in state and independent schools and has directed and composed for various percussion ensembles alongside his teaching. He gained a first class honours degree in music and writing as a mature student and studied marimba and other tuned instruments during this period.

In the last seven years, in addition to creating World Music Workshops, he has specialised in performing and gigging on the Caribbean 
steel pan and continues to freelance as a percussionist in many styles. This year Jim has launched exciting new world music holiday courses for school children, two community steel bands for adults and families and extra-curricular world music clubs in primary schools.

“It is unusual to find a first rate musician who can also communicate their skills to children. In schools we usually have to make do with one or the other – in Jim, luckily for us, we found both!” Paul Evans, Music Teacher, Kent.



David Vine – The Pan Café


The Pan Café is perfect for any Celebration/Event. Both indoors and Outdoors:

Celebration – Wedding – Cultural – Birthday – Private – Surprises Bar Mitzvah – Event – BBQ – Co-Operate – Public – Product Launches – Themed – Workshops


The Pan Café Promises


“To create your perfect atmosphere”Mellow, low volume, gentle, background music, to the more harder, faster, and louder Sounds encompassing the Caribbean, Latin Americas & World. To sum up, The Pan Café can either blend into the background or create a full live exhilarating show.


Even though it’s a new concept, It’s popularity is growing at a rapid pace– A full sized Caribbean band sound in a small, compact unit.


I will do everything in my power, to make someone’s day that little bit more special by going that little bit further than anyone else.


A soloist can occupy a space no greater than 2m sq. – yet, have the sound of a full band/Orchestra.


With prices ranging from £ 60-£ 600, you can expect The Pan Café to fulfill a wide range of applications and functions where a full size band would not be considered an option.


Will travel anywhere within the UK and many parts of Europe.


Excellent communicator before, during and after your occasion. Under-standing. Will arrive on time, and give you peace of mind.


An entertainer, Musician, DJ, Announcer and Steel Band Music Specialist with over 25 years experience. I’m not just someone who’ll turn up and play a musical instrument.

100% Professional: Customer care is The Pan Cafés mantra.


Juma Steel Band



0208-5393813 fax 


Juma Steel Band is made up of musicians with one aim,to make sure the customer is happy. Good time keeping, reliability,and professionalism is our top priority.

Juma steel band has been running now for over 10 years,and I personally have known the steel band musicians for over 20 years who are very experienced in this field.The steel band musicians have travelled all over the world, from the Far East, Middle East and Europe. We also do various community events in the UK. Juma steel band can play a mixture of different types of music,and covers ranging from calypso,latin,reggae, pop to rock and roll.

As a steel band we cater for all types of functions , ranging from Weddings, Civil and Renewal vows, Birthdays, anniversaries, Summer parties, Caribbean nights and Corporate events. Rest assured that the music the Juma steel band plays will remain in your minds forever.

Junior Bailey – Steel Band Leader , Drummer.


In Finnish mythology, and especially of the Cheremis people, Juma is the god of the sky and of thunder and lightning. The Finno-Ugric word juma means literally “the heavenly” but is also used to denote earth, wind, and water spirits. Juma is also referred to as “the Great”.

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 Pan Maestro


A true Maestro is this guy Norman .. we first met back in the last 1980’s when our respective Steel Orchestras (Stardust and Maestro) gave musical battle in Carnival and music festivals a-like

Midlands based Norman will give you everything pan related – soloist / band … do you want to buy a steeldrum, have your tuned or maybe a workshop and demonstration!!

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Big Sand Steel Band

Tel: +44 (0) 208 421 2987

Lee Cheyenne Entertainment
PO Box 2247
WD18 1GR


Without question a Traditional Steel Band at the top of their game

professional, in demand and perform great music

Perfect for gentle background music




Panache Steel Band


Their moto is ‘A cut above the rest’panache_steelband

Of course Steelasophical is not worried by this as we originate from much finer cloth. Full on entertainment – very suited to parties and up tempo music best. Watch out for Kirk (leader) amazing character  showman entertainer. Also pictured here are my friends Patrick and Trevor

A top class Steelband that Entertains and performs like no other. Available in various forms Soloist – 6 Piece and covering most music styles – Panache Steel Band

What they say:

UK’s most entertaining Steel Band with excellent Vocalists. Available as solo acts up to 6 piece for every occasion, able to perform an unsually wide range of music styles. This is Caribbean talent at its very ‘Best’ who boast to being ‘A class above the rest’ why not put us to the test?

Line-up & Booking Info

Available solo and up to a 6 piece band.

Performance Length

2 x 60 Minutes




Tropical Heatwave

Tropical Heatwave Steel Band

Recommended by Gary Trotman Steelasophical

Geddes Yates and his combo band … you can even have limbo

The Professional Entertainers website
David Brewster Faze 5
Call David on 07986 808 939
David Brewster.


Recommended by Gary Trotman Steelasophical

David Brewster used to be the drummer in the Reading based band The New Sound Hurricane Force … I know this because I was the lead pan player and keyboardist in the band.

We performed together over many years.

These days Dave has gone it alone with his own band and agency. Steel Drums, limbo, Singing .. the works!!! great for caribbean theme party nights and corporate functions

Hire the Faze 3 Steel Band to provide you with the best Caribbean entertainment for your event!!!!

The Faze 3 Steel Band is a tight unit consisting of steel pans, and guitars, with optional vocals for dancing.

Backed up by drum track music for that professional quality sound!

 Faze 3 Steel Band is  highly experienced in performing for all events, providing quality, Caribbean steel band entertainment to the highest professional level, and with good conduct at all times.

 We generally perform as standard, 2 x 45 min sessions, with a short break in between.


 We have various options listed below, to suit ‘YOUR’ function.

the professional Entertainment for weddings and events
the professional Entertainment for weddings and events

Pan Jam & CUSPS
For further information,
enquiries and bookings contact


Private lessons / Workshops / Demonstrations / Concerts

Pan-Jam are a steel band duo playing for weddings and garden parties, fetes and carnivals. Based in Cambridge we have been playing steel pan (drum) for over 10 years.

We specialise in backing music for weddings and garden parties or similar.
We also offer steel (pan) drum workshops for schools and community groups with activities targeted to meet aspects of the National Curriculum.

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We play a range of music from Caribbean calypsos to Latin and early 20th century to modern music. We can tailor our set list to your requirements and can play requests by prior arrangement. Being a small band we can adapt easily to different locations and can play in small halls, homes and gardens but are equally suited to larger venues with additional players should the occasion demand.


Rachel Hayward

Contact Rachel

Please email me about bookings

or more information about steel-pans,

help with teaching or details

about how to purchase my CDs and arrangements.

Rachel Rachel Hayward steelasophical


Europe’s Top Pan Woman

“a world class exhibition of steel pan artistry … Top drawer.” – Musician magazine.

Coming Soon:

New Website

New Album (for release in 2015)Rachel Hayward steelasophical

Rachel Hayward is a steel pan (drum) soloist, teacher, arranger and band leader with nearly thirty years experience in the field.

To find out more about Rachel and the pan music she loves to play and share with others, please click on the links. If you have any questions you can contact her via email.Rachel Hayward 0

Please click on the clips to hear Rachel performing some of her favourite tracks:

Margie (Calypso)Rachel Hayward 1For over twenty years Rachel Hayward has been delighting audiences throughout Britain and Europe with her eclectic mix of calypso, soca, pop, ska, jazz, reggae, MOR and popular classics. She performs extensively at a wide variety of corporate, civil and private functions, parties, balls, and recitals, and has many repeat bookings with such diverse clients as Debenhams, Eurotunnel, the British Army and Navy, Princes Mead Shopping Centre, Oakwood Theme Park (Wales) and Wyevales Garden Centres. Recent engagements include Mosimann’s and the London Boat Show.

She can also be regularly heard at large outdoor events such as The Cowpie Country Show and Cranleigh Lions Carnival.Please see the bookings and repertoire pages for more information on how to book Rachel for your event, function or wedding, and the types of music she performs.Rachel is also an accomplished arranger and interpreter of classical music on the steel pan. She won the UKs National Steel Pan Soloists Competition in 1989, and in 1996 was placed fourth in the World Championships in Trinidad, and remains the only European ever to have reached the finals. For more information please see Classical music on pan.
Tic Tac festival product Launch
Tic Tac festival product Launch

The Sunshine Steelband

Sunny Steelband Thomas Sinclair Alleyne

We cater for you

We offer a quick and easy way to book a Steel Band for all sorts of events including:

Gary Trotman – Steelasophical


+44 (0) 20 37373040

 +44 (0) 7875306749


From the tropical heat and White Sands Blue water of Mombasa,

to the frozen heat of of Europe and the rest of the world.

Base in the UK England.

Gary Trotman – (DofM)

On behalf of Steelasophical

Steelasophical is a leading provider of Caribbean musical entertainment .. Steeldrum solo and duo, Mobile Dj and music albums and tracks selling world-wide in over 42 countries. Trust in steelasophical to bring the Caribbean to you and transform your event like no other

With Music incorporated in the James Bond 007 Movie – Casino Royale

80,000+ Steelasophical Caribbean Steeldrum Albums Sold World-wide in over 42 Countries

Recent Musical performance on the Channel 4 ‘Come Dine with Me’

Compliance with the EAWR 1989 for electrical safety

£10m Public liability Insurance

100% Professional Service – NOT a weekend hobby

Steelasophical Caribbean Musical Entertainment

Steelasophical House

High Wycombe

01494 463 869

07540 30 7890

We bring the Caribbean to you

Steelasophical Wedding Day Musical Entertainment

Booking into 2017





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