Steelasophical Steel band is dedicated to bringing Caribbean music and ambiance to you,
doing great things through various means, from TV appearances,
music being used in TV, Film, Media, Advertising, Libraries,
Multimedia and corporate projects.
We are also proud of having one of the most professional Steel Drum acts based here in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
… from this base, we travel the length and breadth of the UK.
About Me – Gary is mostly known as an internationally selling and performing music professional. A multiInstrumentalist and song writer and without doubt, mostly know as a Steel drum professional running his music company Steelasophical..
In 2008, Gary took his music company Steelasophical full-time. Prior to that and for many years, Gary worked within the Building Services industry.
Working life started out in the early 1980’s as a trainee Electrician with the company Beecham Group Plc. An 8 year association saw the company evolve into SmithKline Beecham and more latterly a merger with Glaxo and Welcome to become SmithklineGlaxoWelcome.
Career path saw Gary move to the following positions within the industry and at the following companies:
- Trainee Bank Clerk – Barclays Bank
- Trainee Electrician – Beecham Group
- Maintenance Electrician – SmithKline Beecham
- Maintenance Engineer – Team Q
- BMS Service Engineer – Satchwell Control Systems
- BMS Commissioning Engineer – Satchwell Control Systems
- Electrical Engineer – NOVA ECS
- Electrical Contracts Engineer – AQUA Mechanical Services
- Electrical Contract Manager – Scorpio Electrical
- Assistant Building Services Manager – Ultra Electronics
- Regional Contracts Manager – Kier KBSE
“I was blessed to have had a track from one of my Caribbean Steel drum albums (recorded at ARC Music Prod Int), chosen to be used in the James Bond movie Casino Royale. A great set of promotional pictures were taken for me by an amazing photographer friend Jeremy Trew.
As everything in my life seems to be connected, I was not too surprised to learn that Jeremy was contracted as a commercial photographer for a company I had previously worked for in my capacity as an Electrical Engineer, running (D&B office and commercial refurbishments) and had actually taken photographs of some of my completed projects including 55 BishopsGate and Northfleet Electrical Generating Substation”
Steelasophical live music evolved out of over 20 years experience performing with a host of steelbands, steel orchestra, steelband combos, soca bands, reggae bands and performing alongside DJ’s and other bands in other genres. Some names you may or may not have heard before, such as Ebony Steel Band (Panorama), Stardust Steel Band, New Sound Hurricane Force Band, Caribbean Xpress, Caribbean Sunrise, Happy Jacks Steel Band
With only one or two performers, the use of amazing quality backing music and state of the art equipment, we have developed a music service that rivals them all.
It is now possible to have a band that can perform as soft and gentle as a string quartet, with everything to Wine, Dine, Mix and Mingle, to loud, vibrant and rocking as a 10pc caribbean band. With a song list of over 100 core songs in 14 genres, we have the versatility that is truly unmatched