Solid Steel - Corporate Events

Why should you hire the Solid Steel band for your corporate event?

Steel bands have been a popular choice for corporate events organisers for a long time now. Often the planners opt for the ‘unplugged’, acoustic variety of steel band the likes of which Solid Steel excel in providing.

I feel privileged to have been commissioned to have my steel band perform for some of the biggest companies in the world as well as possibly some of the smallest.

In all cases, the event organisers have recognised the importance of corporate hospitality and/or brand promotion and have entrusted us with enhancing their company’s good reputation.

As a band of no small reputation ourselves we don’t take this responsibility lightly and always do our best to meet our clients’ requirements.

The Bankers' & Lawyers' steel band

Solid Steel has performed for numerous banking and law firms.

To cite recent examples, Metro Bank used us to promote the opening of 6 of their branches and as recently as September 2013 the band were asked to perform inside the branch of a Lloyds bank in business hours- a first for us.

Whilst the demands of playing outside the Metro banks was to drum up business by grabbing the general public’s attention, playing inside the Lloyd’s bank required that we play at a level that still enabled cashiers and customers could have a conversation. The sensitivity of our musicianship allowed us to be successful at both events.

The steel band for networking & launch events

Since the Global financial crisis of 2007–2008, many of our past clients’ budgets for corporate entertainment have been slashed, with the myopic view of some who have deemed expenditure in this area ‘unnecessary’ or ‘unhelpful’ in terms of their company’s public image. They couldn’t be more wrong!

Entertaining our clients’ clients with the uplifting happy tones of steel band music is the kind of mood-lifter this economy needs. We can provide the right background music to provide the ambience needed at a networking event for a company’s most valued employees and clients or create a party atmosphere that will grab everyone’s attention to a client’s brand at a launch event.

The steel band for company fun days

Most companies organise a Christmas party for their staff and many organise a fun day for the staff and their families. As such we’re happy to have done our bit for good industrial relations in this country over the years!  

Because- although we play at Christmas parties- we play for even more company fun days. More recently the demand for a steel band to be more interactive with its audience has really helped our popularity.

We are now often required to carry extra steel drums and operate workshops for both adults and children at these events and our teambuilding and workshop experience really helps to make this a success.

Solid Steel band's corporate clients

Over the last 10 years we have performed successful engagements for:-

1st Royal Anglian
4 Com Ltd
Allen & Overy
Allied Domecq
American Express
Anglia Co-op
ANSA Elevators
Apex Conference & Events
Aramark Caterers
ASDA
Atkinson Bolton
Axell Wireless
Babcock & Brown
Bank of England
Barclays Global Investments
BBC Worldwide
Boon Edam
British Red Cross
Broadgate Estates
BSKYB
Butterfield Bank
Cadbury UK
Canary Wharf Management
Canon
Capita
Carphone Warehouse
Center Parcs

Charles Kendall Group
Charles Russell LLP
Charles Wells Ltd
City Airport
Condé Nast Publications
Credit Suisse
Cushman & Wakefield
Daiwa Securities
David Lloyd Leisure
Ernst & Young
Eurotunnel
Farrer & Co
Five Ten Group
GlaxoSmithKline
Grey Advertising Group
Guinness
Institute Of Actuaries
Investec
ITE Group
LDA Communications
LGN Wellbeing
Lloyds TSB
Mazda Motors UK
Mercedes- Benz UK
Merlin Entertainments
Merrill Lynch

Metro Bank
Microsoft
MITIEG Group
Ogilvy & Mather
Pfizers
Pheonix Partners
Phoenix Equity Partners
Phyllis Court
Reuters
Royal Bank of Scotland
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Royal Thames Yacht Club
Saatchi & Saatchi
Schroders
Serco
Sheffield Haworth
Spirax-Sarco Ltd
Strutt & Parker
Toyota
Unison
Virgin
Warner Bros

Solid Steel band’s corporate venues

Nationwide, more and more wonderful venues have opened their doors to corporate hospitality business. As competition has become fiercer these venues have upped their game by offering excellent service alongside the unique characteristics and charms they offer.  A great corporate event can now take place not just in a hotel or restaurant but in an art gallery, museum, roof garden and sports stadium, to name but a few. Sporting arenas aside (please see Parades), here are some of our favourite venues we’ve played in over the years:-

Anugraha Hotel, Egham
Birmingham NEC Arena
Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
Brocket Hall, Hertfordshire
Cafe Royal, London
Celtic Manor, Wales
Chelsea Physic Garden, London
Chester Race Course, Cheshire
Claridge's, London
Clearwell Castle, Gloucestershire
Coq d'Argent, London
Cowley Manor, Gloucestershire
Down Hall, Essex
Earls Court Arena, London
Gibson Hall, London
HAC, London

Highchere Castle, Berkshire
Kensington Palace, London
Kensington Roof Gardens, London
Kew Gardens, London
Knebworth House, Herts
Leeds Castle, Kent
London Zoo
Loseley Park, Surrey
Lowry Hotel, Manchester
Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire
Madame Tussaud's, London
Millennium Dome, London
Natural History Museum, London
Northbrook Park, Surrey
Orsett Hall, Essex

Painshill Park, Surrey
Queens Eyot, Windsor
Rhinefield House, Hants
Sea Life Aquarium, London
Sheraton Hotel, Damascus, Syria
Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow
Sporting Club, Monte Carlo
Stockbrook Manor, Essex
Stoke Park Club, Berkshire
Syon Park, Middlesex
The Brewery, London
The Dorchester, London
The Elvetham, Hampshire
The Mall of The Emirates, Dubai
Tythe Barn, Oxfordshire

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