Solid Steel Ambassadors
Steel band for hire.
Solid Steel Ambassadors are the UK's premier professional steel band, and are available in a variety of formats. The band is able to perform as a 3-piece group for outdoor or background music, or up to a large steel orchestra for festivals and arena events.
...thanks for your professional performance ... It was a really good night and the music played a huge part in making it such a success!Harry Popplewell, Arup
We would like to thank you for a wonderful performance, everyone had a great time and enjoyed the band...Leena Ghule, Pocklington Trust Housing Assoc.
The Solid Steel Ambassadors play the most beautifully tuned steel band instruments to the professional level required of full-time musicians on any instrument.
Most often they play as a trio, instrumentally and ‘unplugged’, and play tunes that are strong melodically. The band has the history and passion to play traditional Caribbean songs authentically, and the progressive approach that embraces all genres of popular music where great melodies can be found.
All of their musicians play a second instrument at a professional level. This enables them to deliver varying formats offering vocals and other instrumentation.
Most traditional steel bands principally play ‘Caribbean Folk’ music consisting of calypso and Harry Belafonte ‘island music’- along with some old Latin-American ‘standards’. They really enjoy playing these wonderful melodies but also meet the modern demand by playing pop and reggae, including professional-standard vocals.
When required to be fully-instrumental and unplugged, the melodies they play are long and strong and their traditional Caribbean music fits the bill perfectly.
Solid Steel have performed around 200 different songs over the years, but below is a list of their most recently played repertoire.
CORPORATE AND OTHER EVENTS
For twenty years the Solid Steel Ambassadors have transported audiences to idyllic sun and rum-soaked Caribbean shores at Caribbean nights, birthday parties, weddings, indoor and outdoor corporate events, product launches, sporting events, Christmas parties and carnival parades, at hotels, festivals, schools, tv and radio studios, village halls, shopping centres, pubs and restaurants.
In the summer they’re very busy with weddings, company barbecues and other outdoor events.
October is Black History month and their fully-trained teachers can provide workshops in schools, colleges and universities.
During the Halloween / Guy Fawkes Bonfire / Diwali season they get to demonstrate that they can produce performances outside in cold weather, raising the spirits.
They also have a repertoire of Christmas Carols and songs.
Being ‘unplugged’ and acoustic make Solid Steel Ambassadors very quick to set up, as well as highly mobile and interactive. As a result, they have performed for some of the biggest companies in the world.
They are highly professional and appreciate the importance of corporate hospitality and brand promotion. As a band of no small reputation they take their responsibilities very seriously and always do their best to meet clients’ requirements.
Company Fun Days
Although they regularly play at Christmas parties, they play for even more company fun days. Their mobility and interactive style allows them to get in amongst the audience. They also operate workshops for both adults and children and their extensive teaching and teambuilding experience really help to make these a success.
“We would like to thank you and your steel band musicians 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 the guests.
We will definitely be booking you for any future events.”
Leena Ghule, Pocklington Trust Housing Assoc.
“It was lovely to meet you at our school workshops yesterday, what a fantastic way to spend the morning!
Thank you so much for making it such a good experience for the children of St Bernard’s Prep School – they loved it.”
Sarah Whittaker, St Bernard’s Prep School
“I just wanted to say thanks to you and the steel band for your professional 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. “
Harry Popplewell, Arup
“Thank you so much for entertaining us at the party on Saturday. You were fantastic and everyone commented on how good you were.”
“We just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special. The Caribbean steel band music was such a fantastic addition to the day, it brought so much fun and joy. We had the best day ever!”
Holly & Neil