Gary Trotman
We bring the Caribbean to you



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Helping make a positive difference to other people lives



Welcome to my home page of, a website that is the gateway to many of the opportunities and activities that I enjoy, all of which are geared towards helping to make a positive difference to other peoples lives


SteelasophicalWe bring the Caribbean to you Steelasophical is a leading provider of Caribbean musical entertainment – Steel Drum Band – Recordings – Limbo By Design – Vocals – Mobile Caribbean DJ Steelasophical is a leading provider of Caribbean Musical Entertainment, throughout the UK. Popular for weddings, parties, private, public, corporate, multimedia, film and TV



Thank you Sarah Jane for the easy booking and cheerful responses to my endless pre-booking questions, and to Gary for providing perfect music for my father’s birthday. Lots of our guests commented on what fun it was to have calypso music. Gary is delightful. Thank you.

Jessica 10/10


The caribbean steel band played at our wedding on 6th October. We were only expecting a solo performance but were delighted when a duo played. Throughout their performance they went that extra mile. Would highly recommend this band for any occasion. Many many thanks for making our day even more memorable.

Vicky and Rupert Claxton 10/10


We had the band up for our summer party last weekend and they were fantastic. Quick communication made organising the event as easy as possible, and on the day music was absolutely perfect! They judged the mood and the crowd brilliantly and played a wonderful set. Everyone has been asking when we will be having you back, so hope to see you soon!

Max Gold (Univeristy of Birmingham) 10/10


The Caribbean Steel Band were professional and fun. Early on arrival and had a really neat set up. The guests loved them and were invited to drink after the performance. Top musicians!

Alice Chattell (Freelance Event Planner) 10/10


Gary was fantastic. He really made the atmosphere at our Apple Day very festive. We all enjoyed his music. He was on time, cheerful and I would highly recommend him for any event.

Sophie Sheard (Buckland Apple Day) 10/10


Gary was a fantastic steel drummer with such a great talent. After searching high and low for a valuable artist to play at my partners 30th surprise carribean themed birthday party, I most definitely made the right choice in booking Gary! He looked and sounded fabulous and was he high light of the night. Great thanks and will deffo book again!

Sarah Jane 10/10


Gary played at a drinks reception for my 60th birthday and he was very impressive. Infact the whole process of selecting and booking him was clear, simple and user friendly. At the event he was professional and the guests enjoyed his performance which set exactly the right tone I was aiming for to kick off the party. I would be more than happy to use him again and to recommend him to a friend.

Claudette 10/10


Our Residents had a great time last week at Merlewood when Gary came to perform the steel drums whilst they enjoyed their carribean themed lunch. The Residents are still talking about what how much they enjoyed Gary’s music. He really made it special for them. He’s the nicest guy and even stayed well over his paid time and didn’t finish playing till the residents had finished their lunch. We will definatley look forward to booking him again in the future.

Dan O’Reilly (Merlewood-Nursing Home) 10/10


A Reason Season or Lifetime

People come into your path for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you know which one it is, you will know what to do with that person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a dificulty…
To provide you with guidance and support…
To aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually…
They may seem like they are a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then without any wrongdoing on your part, or at an inconvenient time,


this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die…
Sometimes they walk away…
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand….
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled…
Their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has now been answered and now it is time to move on.


Some people come into your life for a SEASON.
Because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it, it is real. But only for a season.


LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons.
Things you must build upon to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,


and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind, but friendship is clairvoyant.
Thank you for being a part of my life…
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime



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