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Caribbean: Solid – Steel Band | UK

Solid is the UKs premier professional steel band, and is 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.

Founded in 1986, Solid has long since established itself as the very best professional steel band in the UK, with an unbeatable reputation for reliability, stage presentation and, of course… musical excellence. The bands sound can be as mellow as a warm, tropical breeze or as vibrant as a West Indian street market – their repertoire ranging from beautiful Caribbean ballads such as Island in the Sun all the way to infectious calypsos like Hot Hot Hot. All this is via modern Latin American and popular standards such as Bridge Over Troubled Water. Solid has performed in five continents and has developed a style that has true international appeal.

The band is available unplugged and entirely acoustic, or amplified with its own, state-of-the-art PA system, featuring the bands not inconsiderable vocal talents. If you are looking for a steel band that looks good, sounds great and really gets fully involved in your event, you need look no further!

Standard Length of Performance:

Up to 2 hours of music in 2, 3 or 4 sets.

Testimonials:

“Just a quick note to let you know what a great job you and your band did at our above corporate event recently. I was very impressed, both with the quality of the music, and the professionalism of Solid.”
– Teleadapt

“On behalf of the Ramada Renaissance Hotel, Doha, I should like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation for making the ‘Caribbean Night BBQ’ a grand success.”
– Ramada Renaissance Hotel

“I would like to thank you for the superb steel band which played at my daughters wedding on Saturday. Everyone commented on how good they were and I have no hesitation in recommending them and your agency for any future events.”
– Private Client

“Thank-you for entertaining everyone so well at the BBQ. In spite of a wet and grey day, it was soon forgotten with the delightful sound of your band.”
– BMI Healthcare

Repertoire Includes:

Hot Hot Hot -Arrow
Miss Tourist -Kitchener
Obeah Wedding -Sparrow
Soul Limbo (Test Cricket Theme) -Booker T & The MG’s
Brown Skin Gal -Traditional
Mango Walk -Traditional
Matilda -Harry Belafonte
Brown Girl In The Ring -Traditional/Boney M
Yellow Bird -Harry Belafonte
Island In The Sun -Harry Belafonte
Jamaica Farewell -Harry Belafonte
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
Waiting In Vain -Bob Marley
Red, Red, Wine -UB40
Israelites -Desmond Dekker
Summertime -Gershwin
Breezin’ -George Benson
Brazil
Peanut Vendor
Perfidia
Quando, Quando, Quando
Samba Do Orfeu

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