Solid Steel Testimonials
Solid Steel played at our wedding on Saturday 27th September in London. They created a great party atmosphere with wonderful music and big smiles! Lots of our guests commented on how much they had enjoyed their performance. I would definitely use Solid Steel again.
Rachel Bliss, London
Solid Steel Band played at our 'Grey Matter Day' agency evening event. We had a Caribbean themed evening and the music was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The music was very uplifting and got everyone in the mood for dancing!
Chelsea Parsons, Hatton Garden, London
Been meaning to email you to say the band were brilliant- THANK YOU.
Will come back to you again!
I am sorry that it has taken me a few days to get back to you!!
I would like to pass on to you that the children loved it! They found it an amazing experience and thoroughly enjoyed listening to and playing the instruments. One child in Reception said to his teacher, after the assembly - 'It was so peaceful'. Watching the joy and excitement on my classes’ faces when they were having a go was fantastic. It was a truly brilliant and new experience for the children.
Thank you so much to you and Miguel.
The only way to describe Solid Steel is "Caribbean in Sound".
You brought our evening alive on Saturday night, adding that mystery ingrediant that makes every one smile and carries them on a wave of sunshine to an exotic place.
My personal thanks for a wonderful performance that fulfilled our brief perfectly.
Please can we have more of the same next year on Saturday 6th July 2014?
Solid Steel played at the recent British Travel Awards in front of an audience of the most senior professionals in the UK travel industry. They started the event with their upbeat music and dancers and really set the tone for what was a great night. A real success - thanks very much!
Lorraine Barnes Burton, CEO, British Travel Awards
The Solid Steel trio played at my wedding in Trinity College, Cambridge. They were absolutely wonderful, consummately professional and managed to bring out the sunshine too! Thank you Solid Steel for making it a really magical day.
Fiona Challacombe, London
Solid Steel played our big gay wedding (ok, technically our 'Civil Partnership celebration!) at The Cavendish in Eastcote, Middlesex. The guys were fab! Hugely well- received by our guests, they struck just the right chord (pun intended!)for pre-disco musical ambience. They were well-liked by adults and kids alike! Refreshingly easy to book and deal with, having them there added a unique and stress-free dimension to our wonderful day. Solid Steel made our day!
Vik & Miranda, The Cavendish, Eastcote, Middlesex
Many thanks for sending your combo to provide the music at Nina's 60th birthday celebration. Both of us, as well as our friends really enjoyed the music. It made those of us of a "certain age" feel young again. Even the younger generation enjoyed the music; stuff they've never listened to before on their iPods. I'm sure they also enjoyed watching watching their "elders and betters" make a fool of themselves, dancing. We hadn't planned on dancing, but the music was too infectious.
Wonderful opening at the reception at my daughter's wedding, which all the guests really enjoyed, and got us in the party mood! Very many thanks.
Judith Morley, Berkshire
Paul and the crew played a fabulous set for our son's BarMitzvah. They kicked our Caribbean party off with rhythm and swing. Kaniki limboed like a man made of rubber, the kids thought he was amazing. Would definitely use them all again.
Nicola and Jeremy Bard, London
We had the band at our 50th birthday party, just what we wanted superb. Our guests have given a big thumbs up to the band. We also had a Limbo dancer, supplied by Paul from Solid Steel. 5 Star awesome. Thank you.
Dave and Ann Collins, Essex
The three guys looked great and played some fantastic music.
Every guest mentioned to myself, and my now wife, how excellent the 3 guys were and how great the music was. We did not get a chance to say thank you to them on the day so could you please pass those thanks on. We will definitely be recommending your company to others. Thanks again.
Rich & Kate Sutton
Just a note to say a MASSIVE thank you for such an excellent addition to our wedding.
Thank you so much for a wonderful performance, so many of the attendees commented on how good you were. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and hope that I have the opportunity to book you again. Thanks again.
Sally Holman, Borehamwood, Herts
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our drinks reception on 3rd July. The music was fantastic and really set the relaxed mood for the afternoon. So many people commented on how good you were and we will definitely be recommending you in future. Thanks again.
Ali & Tom Higham, Monkey Island Hotel
Many thanks for a fantastic evening, you all managed to brighten up a chilly evening Would have no hesitation in recommending you. Thanks again!
We had a three piece play at our wedding. Not only was the music perfect and just how I pictured it to be but the guys were lovely and smiley and did me a special song on request. Well done guys, great work and will highly recommend you for any get together.
All our Love Kat & Ross.
Booked Solid Steel for my wife's birthday party at our local pub. Had some apprehension about whether they would be reliable and punctual but everything was fine, the music was great and people in the village still talk about the evening. I'd recommend the group to anyone.
Fantastic music played by three friendly characters. Certainly recommend them regardless of the function. They entertained us throughout our 75th Anniversary Wood End Show for the 2nd Northolt Scout Troop and this was one of the times that we could say that the music was enjoyed by all ages. Don't hesitate - book them, we will definitely book them and recommend them to play again, even the music they played in between the sets was brilliant - faultless performance guys
2nd Northolt Scout Group, Russell Road, Northolt, Middx
I would just like to say a big thank you for making our wedding so Special
Natalie Hopper, Leicester
Big thanks to Solid Steel for performing at our UKTV company Christmas party. They were fab and great to find a steel band that plays Christmas Carols so well!
Solid Steel played at our Wedding on 6th Sept 2008. They were fantastic ! We've had many guests comment on how good they were. I would fully recommend this band.
Mr & Mrs Baker, Essex
Solid Steel played at our wedding on Saturday 24th May 2008. They were amazing, we all loved them. They performed so well and got everybody in the mood for dancing later.
We booked the workshops for our Year 5 and 6 children and what a hit they were!! (No pun intended!) The children really enjoyed themselves; B & Lionel were fantastic with them and the songs were being hummed all throughout the rest of the day. Lionel even played the drums during the lunchtime so that our Year 3 & 4 children had a touch of the experience. It was a fantastic day - thank you very much!
Emma Claridge, Uxbridge
Solid Steel played at our Wedding earlier this month in Suffolk, it was an usual choice for the location but it went down so well, all the guests and the staff at the venue loved them, I can't praise them enough. Hope they go on to have a wonderful and long career
Rachel And Aidan Norris, Ipswich
From beginning to end dealing with Solid Steel was an absolute pleasure. The booking was very straight forward and they made our wedding even more special. Everyone loved them! Can't wait for another opportunity to book them again!!!!
Val & Craig Gutteridge, Buckinghamshire
Thank you so much for your entertaining set in Guernsey. the audience loved the limbo and the crowd participation with the dancers. You were great made it more than just another corporate event.
Elaine Lawrie, Guernsey
Absolutely EXCELLENT! - thank you so much guys for making our day even better than it already was, you were brilliant and everyone loved the music. Keep up the good work!
Rob & Jen Brindley, Our Wedding Day
Paul Cherrie and crew are the most professional band I know and have worked with - no question.
Trevor Headley, Sunshine Caribbean Catering
We cannot thank you enough for the job you did at our wedding. Professionalism was spot on, you were quick to reply to any queries prior to the wedding and on the day you were on time and ready to start the second we walked back down the aisle as man and wife. The band created the perfect atmosphere for our pre 'wedding breakfast' drinks; Relaxed but fun. Everyone’s been raving about you since. Brilliant!!!
Natasha Gallop, Kings Oak Hotel, Essex
We just wanted to say thank you so much for providing such a great ambiance during our wedding celebrations, the fact that you guys were playing as we all exited the wedding breakfast was great. There was none of the usual lull before the disco started.... All the feedback from our guests about you guys has been amazing, you are fantastic musicians, very friendly & approachable and above all you made our day. Thank you so much!
Nigel & Emma Evans, March, Cambridgeshire.
Just getting in touch to say a big thank you to your guys for the outstanding contribution they made to our wedding day on 11 June. They were fantastic. Totally prompt, professional, skilled and they created exactly the atmosphere that I had envisaged. Even better in fact. And they let us play too! They were helped along by some spectacular (and lucky) weather, which added to the Caribbean feel. Please pass on my best wishes to the band. Thanks again.
Jon & Rebecca Cross, United Kingdom
A massive thanks for keeping the guests entertained at our wedding at Rivervale Barn on July 17th 2011! Your music really added to the day and gave us a real tropical flavour. All the Somersetians loved the steel band version of Combine Harvester! Many thanks for that. Will surely recommend you again!
Heather & Damien Clarke, United Kingdom
Many thanks for performing at our wedding on 28/05/2011 in Macclesfield, Cheshire. The band were set up ready and playing when we arrived at the venue and the guests loved it! A very reliable company, communication is minimal but effective. Would highly recommend for that extra special touch to any event. Great! xx
KAT & MATT FORTUNE, Sharston, Manchester
Solid Steel played at our daughter Michelle's wedding to James last Saturday. They have such a love for the Caribbean and your music helped to make the day such a very special occasion for them. Your music suited all ages and so many people have commented on what a lovely atmosphere you created. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Thank you for playing at their wedding and helping to make it such a happy and special occasion. Phil and
Jill Carpenter, St. Ives Cambridgeshire
Solid Steel played at the wedding of my son James to Michelle last Saturday. Having a love of all things Caribbean they were very keen to have a steel band. We were not disappointed. They were excellent and everyone of all ages groups were able to enjoy the music and party atmosphere that Solid Steel provided. They really got into the spirit of James and Michelle’s wedding and I would recommend them to anyone.
Yvonne Webster, Ramsey St Marys Huntingdon
Lionel came all the way out to North Essex to teach our Year 6 pupils how to play the steel drums! Whenever I went to check how they were getting on, the children were bopping to the music (La Bamba) and having a great time. Lionel was a great teacher, very calm and relaxed. I can't recommend this experience enough. Absolutely excellent!
Laura, Brightlingsea Junior School, Essex
Thanks so much for your incredible performance on Thursday. It was brilliant as it was our annual Arts Week & the theme was 'Global Trotters'. We thought you were all fantastic! We really enjoyed having you play at our school. The teachers & children loved it. So please thank all the other band members. You pitched it perfectly & you interacted brilliantly with the children. We look forward to having you again. Many thanks again. Tanya & all the staff at the Infants.
Stanley Primary School - Infants dept., Teddington
Just a quick note to thank you so much for organising the band at our son's Christening at Cuckfield Golf Course. The music reminded us of our previous Caribbean holidays. With the sun shining and a few rum punches inside us, we were almost back on those glorious golden sandy beaches. Many thanks once again.
The Shaw family, Cuckfield, West Sussex
A massive thank you to you guys for playing at our wedding. You were fantastic, everyone had a great time. You made it a very happy & relaxed atmosphere for our drinks reception. Would definitely recommend you. Look forward to booking you again for one of our Anniversaries
John & Bernie, New Forest
Thanks so much Solid Steel for providing the perfect accompaniment at our wedding. Totally professional and musically fantastic.
Karen and Ian
We booked Solid Steel for our wedding and they were brilliant! The whole booking process was really easy, the guys were very friendly and the music was fantastic.. perfect! Thanks so much.
Kirsty and Richard Bond
Just wanted to say a BIG THANKS! to Solid Steel, the band played at my engagement party and gave a great performance!, Thanks again for helping make the day a special one!
Sandy Stewart, Manchester
Thank you to the trio which played at our wedding on 26 September. They were fantastic and everyone loved it. We would definitely recommend you and book you again.
Ian & Magda, Gloucestershire
Solid Steel provided the warmth as the first touchpoint at the entrance, immersing the consumer in the Caribbean theme of the event as soon as they arrived. Paul was very helpful in the lead up to the event, providing all the information required promptly so the process was easy and efficient. On the night, the band were incredibly popular, cheerful and added a credible Caribbean vibe. We would definitely recommend and use them again.
Charlie Jamieson (Our Kid Brother)
Thank you for the sound of summer – you were wonderful!
Love all at Dallington xx (Dallington School)
I’m sorry that this is terribly late but we just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding at Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, herts on Thurs 29th July. You were AMAZING and everybody was commenting on how fantastic you were. You really made our wedding reception special and and the atmosphere magical! Thank you again for all your hard work.
Love Charlotte and Ryan
Hope you & the guys are well. Would have got back to you sooner but we've just got back from our honeymoon (had a fantastic time )
We both wanted to say a massive thanks to you for playing at our wedding. You made it very special & made a great atmosphere. We really enjoyed it & would definitely recommend you. We both had a perfect day. As you know John's Grandad had a ball haha. Sorry I didn't manage to come & speak to you personally on the day, Paul,. I so wanted to come over & tell you guys how lovely it was to have you there on our special day.
We haven't had a chance to go through any photos yet but, of course, I will let you have some when we've settled back into normal life. I'm sure we will have some lovely shots.
Take care, be in contact shortly
Been meaning to email you to say the band were brilliant- THANK YOU.
Will come back to you again!
Paul’s sister and band came down from Manchester. Charming people, arrived on time, wonderful acoustic steel band. Set up a great atmosphere for our garden party. Really made the day. Did everything it said on the tin ! Totally professional and well recommended.
Roy Watson, Edgbaston, Birmingham