As summer turns to Autumn we also get a lot of interest in our steel band performing in the Black History month of October.
These performances are often accompanied by workshops and often take place in schools, colleges and other educational establishments.
In early November during the Halloween/Guy Fawkes Bonfire/Diwali season we get to demonstrate that we can produce performances outside in cold weather. These sets may be shorter and we will most certainly be ‘wrapped up’ costume wise, but as long as it’s dry or if not that we are under cover we will be braving the elements!
Then, of course, in December we’re very busy with Christmas parties and Christmas Carol concerts. We have a demo of Solid Steel exclusively playing Christmas favourites available on request, but the most compelling evidence can be found with this YouTube address
We also often do some touring with our steel band, performing abroad- often in the Spring.
Over the years the band has played extensively in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Our very first foreign tour was a lobby residency in Syria playing at the Sheraton Hotel in Damascus in 1986.
Since then we have toured (in alphabetical order) Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Belgium, Capri, Djibouti, Dubai, France, Germany, Gran Canaria, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Tenerife and Tunisia.
We love travelling and often discount our regular domestic rates to compensate for the travel and accommodation expenses our foreign clients have to incur. Although we still harbour ambitions of playing in North and South America and perhaps Australasia one day, we’ve resigned ourselves to the fact that Antarctica might never come calling!