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Hi Sofia,

Just dropping you a line to say how much your steel band was enjoyed by those attending our Secret Jungle events during the Summer – it created a wonderful, happy and care-free atmosphere for all those present.

Many thanks

Miranda Williams
Administrator, The Secret Jungle
The Children’s Society

Hi Sofia

Thank you so much for providing such fantastic music and entertainment at moms birthday party on Saturday night. Everyone had a great time and thought you were amazing

Many thanks and I’m sure we’ll be booking you again

Lisa Mcloughlin



Hi again

We haven’t written on our blog for a while, but we now have some interesting news to tell you about.

Today we have had a steel band called ‘Caribbean Regals’ come into teach us how to play the steel drums. John was from St. Kitts and Sophia was from Jamaica in the Caribbean. First of all, they did a demonstration to the whole school – we all got up and danced! Then our class all had a go on our own. We learnt how to play different tunes like ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’ and ‘Everything I Do’. We found out that you don’t need to hit the drum very hard to make a good sound, and that you don’t need to hold the malletts hard. The notes are made by different sized dents in the drum and they don’t go up in order.

We all really enjoyed our morning and we can see why this type of music is so popular in the Caribbean.

Also, last week we tasted lots of different tropical fruits like pineapple, mango and papaya. Most of us really liked all them. As well as this we have learnt about how bananas are grown in St. Lucia and read and performed lots of Caribbean poetry.

We will write again soon

Class 2



Just to thank you for the great steel band last Saturday evening for our Daughter Jane’s wedding party. The guys and (girl) were wonderful and really made the party a Caribbean night to remember. If we can recommend them to anyone else we certainly will.

Many thanks. Helen (Bolton)
Dear Sofia,

Thank you so much for the wonderful steel pan workshops at Ward End Primary School. The children enjoyed learning about the different notes and pitch, and playing a tune on the pans. The teachers said ‘It was the best workshop ever. We were all dancing in our seats enjoying the beat.’ They’ve never experienced anything like this before. We’re really looking forward to having you again in June.

Kindest regards

Berni Sorga-Millwood
Had a great party last night thanks to Sophia and Paul.

Many thanks,
Dear Sofia,

I hope you are all well!

I would like to thank you and the Caribbean Regals Steelband band for playing at the Life Cycle 2 event on Sunday and for playing an amazing array of songs for the guests to enjoy. It was a pleasure to meet you and I will keep your contact details and I’ll be in touch when I next need a steal band.

I received really positive feedback from both guests and the Life Cycle 2 riders about the music day, so thank you so much for you part in ensuring this was a great day.Many thanks and best wishes

Genelva Patterson-Meikle , Events Manager

Campaign Office, The University of Nottingham
Dear Sofia

Just completed our Caribbean experience day.The children really enjoyed the steel pans
workshops and concert.Please pass on our thanks to Sofia , Mike and John.They made

firm friends with the children!Please use me as a reference,if required.

Jonathan Howard Bartley C of E Junior School
Hi Adam

Just to confirm that Sofia did a fab job at Burleigh Court Loughborough on Monday 21 May. Please pass on our grateful thanks. Another excellent night and excellent service from Sofia Steel drum Solist

Thanks again. Kind regards


Irene Cameron

ISPO UK MS Secretariat


Hi Sofia,

I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to you and your team for doing such a great job on the night!!

Everyone has been raving about how fantastic they were at the BUAFTAs :o))

Take care and thanks again for everything.


Gurpreet Grewal-Kang , Senior Marketing Officer: International Marketing Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science.

University of Birmingham