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Biography

of Mr Gary Trotman

Contract Manager / Engineering Technician

Maintenance / Building Services Industry

Qualifications: EngTech LCGLI MIIE

Recording Artist – Musician

Session musician for over 20 years

Caribbean Music DJ / VJ

Composer – Arranger – Midi Programmer

Steel Pans – Keys – Drums – Timbales

Steel Drum Soloist Performer

Steelasophical SteelBand Solo / Duo

Photographer

Lover of Salsa and Afro-Cuban Music & dance

Proprietor of Steelasophical

 

Biography Gary Trotman

 

About Gary Trotman

  
2013Steelasophical launches Caribbean mobile DJ music service and PA Hire service
2013Steelasophical launches DEALicious a monday to friday 8am to 2pm special discount scheme for just £60/per performance fee
2012Winning musical entertainment performance on the iconic Channel 4 TV cookery show Come Dine With Me
2008Steelasophical goes 100% full time as a Caribbean musical entertainment service
2005Timelife music USA licenses song tracks and produces a Caribbean steel drum release
  
2001Hot on the heels of the previous successful release, adiposity ARC Music and Steelasophical collaborate on a second album recording – Caribbean Steeldrums Vol 2 – This proves to be one of the best selling caribbean steel drum album releases of all time, healing selling in over 42 countries world-wide
1998ARC Music recording contract – Caribbean Steeldrums Vol 1
1998Live studio performance on Mel & Sues Late Lunch TV program … playing along with the house band … guest lead vocalist – Jimmy Hill
1994The birth of Steelasophical and the first ever booking St Pierre Park Hotel, Guernsey 
1992Performing Keyboards, Drums and Steel Drums with a host of Function bands – Caribbean Sunrise | Caribbean Xpress | New Sound Hurricane Force Band
1987UK Steeldrum Soloist Finalist
1986Stardust Steel Band – Royal Festival Hall 1st music festival
1982Started performing with Traditional Steel Bands Mick’s Band | Happy Jacks | Caribbean Sunrise | Caribbean Moods
1980First paid booking booking at the Gunersbury Park Acton
19811st Public performance at Lancaster Hall Southall
1979First introduction to learning steel drums at home
1976A young Gary musical journey started singing in the family band – weekly rehearsals at home with Guitar’s, Organ – first ever song ‘Paul & Paula’ (Young Lovers)
  • The Musician

    Gary has been performing music as a musician for more than 20 years
  • The Recording Artist

    Music albums selling in over 42 countries world-wide
  • The Composer

    Music writer and composer – not to mention Midi Programmer
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