Solid Steel Band UK

Our Steel Band Vision

Whether playing modern pop or traditional Caribbean music, the steel pan evokes sunshine and happiness.

Our players originate from Trinidad, home of the steel band, so that’s the spirit we bring to all of our professional performances.

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UK Wedding Band

Our family has been playing live steel pan music at weddings since the 1950s and we bring a unique and ‘cool’ alternative to the more predictable dj, jazz trio or soul band.

We play all types and styles of music, delivering an eclectic, uplifting and engaging performance, and are more than happy to travel further afield than England or the UK.

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Teambuilding or School Workshops

Our professional steel pan musicians and fully-qualified teachers have vast experience working with groups of children and adults. We’re committed to the highest teaching standards – whether you hire us to run steel band workshops in schools, a corporate teambuilding day, or Hen Night workshop.

We offer a great opportunity for culturally diverse and interactive learning, communicating, understanding… and having fun.

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Festivals and Other Events

We have played at birthday parties, corporate events, product launches, sporting events and carnival parades all over the world; at hotels, festivals, schools, tv and radio studios, village halls, shopping centres, pubs and restaurants.

We transport our audience’s imagination to the most idyllic and sun-soaked Caribbean shores.

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Testimonials

  • Vik & Miranda

    ‘Solid Steel played our big gay wedding (ok, technically our 'Civil Partnership celebration!) at The Cavendish in Eastcote, Middlesex on Sunday 23rd August, 2009. 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 special day that much more special, and our straight/gay audience loved them in equal measure. Highly recommended! Thanks guys! xxx’

  • Val & Craig Gutteridge

    ‘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!!!!’

  • Rob & Jen Brindley

    ‘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!’

  • Somerset Bridge Primary School

    Hi Paul,

    We had your two musicians at school today…Dave and Mark?  I just wanted to let you know that they were absolutely amazing!  I have spoken to all the teachers who attended each of their workshops and every single one said that the workshop was brilliant.  Others said ‘those two guys got it just right, they were fantastic with the children.’

    Please thank them again from all the staff and children at Somerset Bridge Primary School.  We will definitely recommend you to others.  Please use my comments on your website.

    Kind regards,

    Anne Moseley 4/11/15

  • Great Expectations Events Ltd

    Hi Paul,

    Thank you so much for yesterday, your guys were great and the feedback so far is that everyone loved the music.
    It really added to the atmosphere with us pumping the sound around the cricket pitch.

    They usually sit around in silence watching the cricket so we certainly put a twist on the way they enjoyed the day.

    Look forward to working with you again soon.

    Best wishes,
    Jason Noah 27/6/16

  • Ashley and Terry

    Dear Paul,

    I wanted to say a belated but sincere thank you for the music at our wedding at the Devonshire Terrace. All the guests and ourselves so enjoyed the atmosphere the team created, so chilled and happy.

    We were delighted and just wanted to say how happy we were with your professionalism and talent.

    Best wishes,

    Ashley and Terry. 13/7/16

  • Pocklington Trust Housing Assoc.

    Dear Paul,

    We would like to thank you and your team for a wonderful performance yesterday at the Court.

    Everyone- staff and tenants, had a great time and enjoyed the band. We have received a very positive feedback from our guests.

    We will definitely be booking you for any future events.
    Thanks again.

    Kind Regards,
    Leena Ghule 29/7/16

  • Ellie and Pete

    Dear Paul,

    Thank you so much for playing at our wedding in July. You guys were absolutely fantastic. It brought such a lovely Caribbean vibe to the reception. We will be recommending you guys to everyone we know!

    Please see attached a lovely pic that our photographer took of you guys.

    Best wishes!

    Ellie and Pete. 15/9/16

  • St Bernard’s Prep School

    Dear Paul,

    It was lovely to meet you and Mark yesterday, what a fantastic way to spend the morning!

    Thank you so much for making it such a good experience for our children – they loved it.

    Best Wishes,

    Sarah Whittaker 16/11/16

  • Formium Development Team Coaching

    Hi Paul,

    Just wanted to say thank you very much for an excellent workshop session today.

    The team really enjoyed it, got a lot from it and sounded fantastic.

    Many thanks,

    Eszter Mills 14/12/16

  • Arup

    Hi Paul,

    I just wanted to say thanks to you and the guys for your performance last week, It was a really good night and the music played a huge part in making it such a success! The limbo was a particular highlight for me. 

    All the best, 

    Harry Popplewell  14/8/17

  • Kathy Jay

    Dear Paul,
    thank you so much for entertaining us at the party on Saturday. You were fantastic and everyone commented on how good you were.
    Regards
    Kathy Jay 14/8/17

  • Royal Artillery Barracks

    Hi Paul,

    Please could you pass on my thanks to the whole band who were absolutely superb on Saturday.  For many it was the highlight of the evening and brought back memories of their service in the Caribbean.My only regret is that I couldn't spend more time listening and dancing but I'm sure there will be plenty of other opportunities. I hope you enjoyed yourselves too and that you'll come back next time to entertain us.

    Once again, thank you for making the evening one to remember for all our guests.

    Regards,
    Peter Gwizdala 25/8/17

  • Susan Maynard

    Hi Paul

    We have just arrived home again and I wanted to thank you and the guys for providing a great day for Nigel's 60th. He was overwhelmed.

    We were also lucky to have great weather on the day which gave us all the feeling that we were actually in the Caribbean!!

    Thanks again

    Kind regards
    Susan Maynard 12/09/17

  • Holly & Neil

    Hi Elliot, Paul and team,

    We just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. The music was such a fantastic addition to our day, it brought so much fun and joy. We had the best day ever!

    Thank you.

    Holly & Neil 8/12/17