Guest Book

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natasha mitchell , 27 February 2015
ex real steel , Plymouth , Devon , uk

hey guys, i was telling my children about the amazing times i had being in the steel band.they loved looking at all of the photos .its great to read your still going strong!well done guys keep up the hard work.
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... , 08 August 2011
Exeter , devon , Uk

our steel band seems to be breaking, have u guys ever had this problem? any advice please?:/
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Anonymous , 06 August 2011
New Generation-- taught by Joe , Plymouth , Devon , UK

you guys are amazing I'm sooo jealous! our steel band started in the sound house too just last year although I'm just in yr 10 I'm hoping that our band become as successful as yours because some of your band members are our teachers and inspirers! we'll hopefully make it to the top! GOOD LUCK on your gigs! keep inspiring people!

a BIG thanks to Joe and Leroy xx
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Bob Draper , 29 August 2010
Bath , Somerset , uk

Heard you Friday night behind the Percy Centre in Bath and thought you sounded slick! Wanted to know how it went with the competition?...

Bob Draper
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Caroline Platt , 31 August 2008
Ex Real Steelie , Plymouth

A huge congratulations to Real Steel in coming 2nd at Panorama this year!!! Well done everyone! 1st next year??
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REDZ , 29 August 2008
Supporter , London , UK

2K8 has been a great panorama! Most bands came out with a real strength and good music. It was abit shocking to see Mangrove at that size the bands in the Grove seem to be losing their hold.
I think
Real Steel - what can i say this band has has always been real always consistant, however you must hold this position. - I look forward to next year!
CSI - I don't believe this band is truly ready for the Big league!
Metronomes just cant seem to raise up!
Pantasia- well done, a great improvement from last year!
Southside Harmonics - exceptionally great! Your music was real and uplifting keep up the good work, as your near a Win!!!
Ebony - You are the standard!!! Keep Jammin ebonyyyyyyyyyy!

Well Done ALL BANDS - keep PAN ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Azaniah , 29 August 2007
supporter of southside , London , London , England

yo i just wanna big up the southside crew, u might of not won but u was the best band that was vibing.
(u make me wanna bubble, u guys got nuff vibe, luv that dance routine from the front line)
cha...... those judges dont know what real music sounds like blood.
WATCH OUT EBONY!!!! SOUTHSIDE COMIN 4 THA TITLE!!!!!
(BRAB)

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Tahir (DxT) Cello player... , 22 August 2007
Contrast Steel Orchestra , Leicester

new website look gd.. buh it needs to be finished and up to date...

www.myspace.com/dxtle2
www.myspace.com/contraststeelband

-1- DxT
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Lynz , 08 May 2007
Real steel , Plymouth , Devon , England

hello! how are you maky. hello people on the real steel site!!!
didn't know what to say but i know panorama is coming up soon and i'm looking forward to it. hope you are as well????

bye
lynz
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Mayk , 23 April 2007
police , NEwYork , USA

Hello!
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Jen Gotch , 14 January 2007
Ex-Real Steel Player , Bath

Had a dream about the old band days and thought I would have a look at what is going on now but Geoff you are slack aren't you?
Nice to hear from Leanne and Dionne...ah, the old days...
I feel the time has come for a reunion...
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Sealy , 01 January 2007
Southside Harmonics , London , London , London

Just wanna say thanks to Azaniah , 26 October 2006
SSH , london , England for her comment. We all thought the same on everything you stated.

I have been playing with this band for 18 years so I know how good this band is.

Like Simone from my band I also Wanna say Well Done and big up to all the SOUTHSIDE crew.

Big thank u to my band leader Mr Julian Gibbs.

Dx

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Dionne Williams , 30 December 2006
Band member! A very long time , Torquay

Stumbled across this site, it really was a blast from the past.
To all those that were there at the start hope you are all well and if still involved in the band you are still enjoying it.
For the present day members I hope you have as much fun as I did. It really is a one off experience.

Ejoy! Dee
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Emma , 06 November 2006
Bristol

Just a quick message to say hi to Leroy! I passed a familiar face last week whilst I was out and about in Bristol (could it have been you)?, anyway I thought I would look you up & I found this site. Its been a long long time! (btw, incase you need a small reminder- its Emma that you went to school with)! :)
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Azaniah , 26 October 2006
SSH , london , England

i just wanna big up southside harmonics, they got the vibe and keeping it real. i know for a fact that you should of won this years panorama, but what doesn't hurt you makes you stronger. Keep on jamin,
SOUTHSIDE NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Joe , 03 September 2006
Real Steel , Plymouth

Heya beth!
Yeah, looking foward to next year already!!!
Take Care.
Joe
xx
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Beth , 02 September 2006
Sounds of Steel , Portsmouth

hey'all!!

its great to see the pictures up on the site!! they're all good this year!

we did well...even though the result was shabby!

hopefully see ya next year x
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Leanne Bailey , 21 August 2006
Ex-Real Steel Drummer , Plymouth

Well bloody hell, its been a while since I've been on the website. Still not finished Geoff??!!

Just thought i'd wish all of Real Steel good luck for this years Panerama and carnival. Looking at the site takes me back a few years!!
Will try to get up and see you practising before the weekend.
Take care
Leanne
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~*Laura*~ , 28 July 2006
Real Steel

Yep like dey said wen is dis gettin updated?!?!?!? Wud b good with music on or sumtin?!?!? 2 show peps wat we can do!!hehe
:-)
XxXx
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orchid and dana , 22 July 2006
estover steel band , plymouth , england

We love steel band and hopefully have a concert coming up soon!...
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Real Steel Member , 19 July 2006
Real Steel , Plymouth , Devon , England

hey All! hey jack i read you message, sorry for the late reply, but we are doing panorama this year. you shold be hearing from either julia or leroy pretty soon. hope your playing??? hehehe see you soon!!!
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Joe , 10 May 2006
Real Steel

When is this site going to be updated?
Its been like this for ages now!
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Simone , 03 May 2006
SOUTHSIDE HARMONICS , London , UK

Wanna say Well Done and big up to all the SOUTHSIDE crew. I hope we stay strong and come back bigger and better this year.
Lets put Southside Harmonics back on the map!!!! Let them know, WE STILL HERE!!!!
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Jack , 30 April 2006
Sounds Of steel , Portsmouth

Hey, u guys doing panorama this year?
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Jo Pollard , 01 April 2006
ex real steel , bristol

Good to see the band still going strong. In a primary school I am teaching at in Bristol Roger (Tousaint's brother) teaches pan after school. I joined in this week, was good to play again. Hello to all the band members circa '95, hope you are all well.
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chris burton , 12 March 2006

glad to hear the band is still going strong, i myself was part of the support team in barbados 95, glad to hear its all good
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~*Laura*~ , 26 February 2006
Real Steel , Plymouth , Devon , England

When s dis site gettin updated?!?!?Its quite old.lol.Real steel woopwoop!!!!!hehe
:-)
XxXx
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Anthony , 14 December 2005

Hi am Antony from Trinidad,live in Barbados,and now in Canada.
When Real Steel was in Barbados I was there for 95 an 97,they wer great.
This is the first time am looking at this site which was given to me by karen Luxton,it is great,and I saw most of the players who was in Barbados,it is nice to see them again,keep it up guys you all are great.
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san , 25 September 2005
southside harmonics , london , england , london

this was my first panorama and we came third. that was one of the best days i have i can't wait till next year.
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Mattayow and Lauraloo , 22 September 2005
Real Steel , Plymouth , Devon , England

hewooooooooooooooo like 2 say hi 2 everyone 4rm real steel n peps dat went 2 panorama with us!!!hehe it rocked we sat n media bored.lol.y cant we b n da soundhouse?!?!?!?!?
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joe , 21 September 2005
real steel

Hello beth! we is okeys thank you. Congrats in pan on the road! :) Speak to you soon!! x x
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beth , 18 September 2005
sounds of steel

god wat a bad photo of me at panarama hope you guys are ok! we came 2nd at pan on the road if ya dint no..croyden came 1st!!!! shock..byeeeeee bethxxx
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Jack , 12 September 2005

i'm sure thats changed, coz even someone asked me if i wrote that up at Plymouth before i even saw it.
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J-O-E , 03 September 2005
real steel

jack what u on about, it clearly says my name, anyways real steel is amazing! :)
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Lauraloo , 01 September 2005
Real Steel

It duzn't say u rite dat comment tho it says that joe did hehe lol.
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Jack, the actual one , 01 September 2005

just to let u know i diddnt write that sucky comment : real steel is amazing! i cant wait to do panorama!!! its going...." Someones attempt to make meh look silly, im gonna hunt em down
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Scott , 28 August 2005
RS

Heya, we played good last nite, can someone email me, wen the new photos are updated on here, thanks
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Beth , 20 August 2005

Real steel rule! Panorama is gonna be gr8 this yr
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Lauraloo , 03 August 2005
Real Steel

Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo 3 weeks 2 go woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hehe
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Scott , 05 July 2005
Real Steel

Hey,guys, anyone know were the recording of war 2004 went, i cant find it
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Sonny Blacks , 01 June 2005
Commonwealth Arts , London , England

Keep up the good work.
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Lauraloo , 14 March 2005
Next Gen

Yeyeyeyeyeyeyey!!!!! Panorama Panorama!!!wooooo!!!!heheyey!!!
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joe , 14 March 2005
next generation , plymouth , devon , u.k

real steel is amazing! i cant wait to do panorama!!! its going to be hard but its all worth it in the end! im gona try my hardest for real steel and im sure everyone else will too!! panorama, here we come!!!
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Jack , 07 March 2005

Does any1 know when the audio for panorama 2004 is gonna be put up?
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Chikin Gal!!!! , 05 March 2005
Next Gen , Plymouth , England , Chikin land

dododo!!! Real Steel rock!!!!lol. You guys are a big insiperation to our steel band!!! You'll see me soon mwhahaha!!! from the little chikin gal!!!
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Dionne Sealy (Quads) , 11 February 2005
Southside Harmonics , London

Nice to see a website bigging up steelband. Keep up the good work!
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Magda Belaid , 05 January 2005
Calypsociation , Paris , Paris , France

Hello, I wish you a very good year 2005. I hope that all is okay in your Steel Band. Here, in Paris, all goes well. I wanted to announce you an error, you were mistaken on the name of the pictures, you confused me with Joceline...... Bye bye! Magda
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Lauralo , 02 September 2004
'the new' Next Generation , Plymouth , Devon , UK

It wernt panorama we saw ya ahaha i dunno what it was soz i kinda forgets everything we ain't even been in that ahahahah. I'm such a muppet. soz.lol.
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Lauraloo , 02 September 2004
'The new' Next Generation , Plymouth , Devon , England

helloooooooooooooooooo i luuuuuuuuuuv your music!!!!! I luuuv it when our steel band had that Panorama thing this year and we heard ya you are fab!! I'm in 'th new' Next Generation. We are taking over from Chris and that and now its our turn.lol.
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Dan Storer , 29 August 2004

Yeha i guess it is.. :o)
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Dan Storer , 29 August 2004

Is this working yet??
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Kelly Spence , 26 May 2002
Ex Real Steel , Plymouth

Hay guys it is good to see things are going well for you all. :0) Site is looking good. Its a good idea going for Panarama this year. Catch you all soon.
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Jo Jo , 19 May 2002
Pantonics

Hi i spoke to 1 of ur members and thought I'd take a look at ur website. Keep it up ur doin well!
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Kreig Cook , 16 May 2002
McAlester High School Steel Ba , McAlester , Oklahoma , United States

Ya'll sound pretty good!
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Nicola G , 15 May 2002

hello cnt wait til panorama bye
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chris , 11 May 2002
pantonic allstars , stockport , cheshire , england

hey hows it going i thought id reply cause one of your band members left a message on our mailing list.Anyway im chris and i play drums and percussion . If you want to chat dont hesitate to get in contact anyway catch you later chrisxx
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Ria George , 11 May 2002
Real Steel (ex)

Sure glad you are doing so well again glad to see you finally updated the website geoff. it looks really good. Hope all goes well in nottinghill. Good Luck in the Panarama. You should get all the old players back for it. after all we didn't properly unite to celebrate the band being together for so long.
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Nickie G , 03 May 2002
REEL STEEL

hi
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Hayley , 02 May 2002
Pantonis allstars Steel orches , Stockport , England

hi I think your band is wicked and i look forward to maybe meeting you one day when our band go on tour down to Devon!!
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Nic , 01 May 2002
Pantonic All Stars , Stockport

I am a Tenor Player the Pantonic All Stars. Top site, keep up the good work and good luck with everything you do this year, maybe we will see some of you in the summer when we come to Devon for two weeks with the junior crew???
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DONNA TRAVERS , 01 May 2002
FOMERLY OF PLYMOUTH DEVON , MARGATE , KENT , ENGLAND

HI GEOFF HOPE YOU ARE KEEPING WELL COME ALONG WAY SINCE BARBADOS I AM KNOW LIVING IN MARGATE KENT AND FOUND YOU ON THE SITE I CAN SEE YOUR VERY BUSY!HOW IS MUM AND DAD I HOPE THEY ARE KEEPING WELL IF YOU HAVE TIME WRITE BACK BEST WISHES DONNA TRAVERS
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Nicky(Real Steel's guitar player) , 14 April 2002
RealSteel , Plymouth , Devon , England

Hiya everyone! Welldone geoff for getting the fotos of Notting Hill 2001 on they look great! Hopefully this yr will be even btr! well c ya!
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Julia Gardner , 10 April 2002
Real Steel

Dear Fellow Panists Real Steel have finally decided to compete in Panarama. We have enough space for any players who wish to join us in attempting to kick butt. If any of you are interested you can e-mail me and we will sort something out. Anyway you all take care Yours Captainly...... Julia
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Dan , 09 April 2002
Real Steel

Wow......well done Geoff on startin to update the site hope u are keepin well and hope 2 see ya some time over the summer m8!! :o)
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Royce Russell , 04 April 2002
PAN APPAREL , Stone Mountain , Georgia , USA

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hayley jones , 02 April 2002
pantonic steel orchestra/metro , london , newham , england

hi it's hayley pantonic steel orchestra just wanted to big up all members of real steel. all of us should link up and do some tunes together if u think it's a great idea anyway ill be doing panorama with metronomes steel orchestra. so good luck with carnival and hope to hear you soon one love PANTONIC STEEL ORCHESTRA. ps. my e-mail cute_hayleyj@hotmail.com
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nicola , 17 March 2002
REAL STEEL , Plymouth

wa gwan people x
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Ben Hill , 14 February 2002
Temple School Steel band , Strood , Kent , England

hi! love your music. could you please do me a favour. could you send me the song. no woman no cry by bob marley as a mp3 (128kbs) format to my email address. thnx
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Dan , 10 February 2002
REAL STEEL

Hey!!!!!Hi Rachel....hope u are ok!! I agree it does REALLY need updatin!!!Lauren and Karlie...dont blame ya for skivin English...lol!!Well siad all i wanna so see ya all soon!!Dan........:o)
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Rachael duchnowski , 05 February 2002
Real Steel

You need to update this!!
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JEM G , 21 January 2002
REAL STEEL , PLMOUTH

HI PEOPLES ITS JEM ART IS SO RUBBISH HI NIC C U AT BREAK SEB IS CUTE DONT YOU THINK
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NIC G , 08 January 2002
Real Steel

SHUT UP JEMMY JEW!!! Get ova him man! luv nic x
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jemma greaves , 18 December 2001
real steel , plymouth , devon

hi guys its jem this web site is great im coming tonight i took a short break playing well i hope u all have a nice christmas and get lots of nice pressants i still think seb is nice well i see u all later hi rachel .bye rachel .luv jem g
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NIC G , 13 December 2001
REAL STEEL

YO EVERY1 ITZ NICG! IM IN AN AFTER SCHOOL CUZ IM A VERY NAUGHTY GYAL! HI EVERY1! BYE EVERY1! XX
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lauren and karlie , 29 November 2001
real steel

once again bored in english so we thought we would sign the guestbook again hope everyone is well luv lauren and karlie
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lauren and karlie , 28 November 2001
real steel , plymouth , Devon , England

hi everyone lauren and Karlie here real steel.how are you doing geoff and when are you going to put this years notting hill photos speak to you later luv lauren and karlie
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Matthew Conway , 14 October 2001
Arbroath , Angus , Scotland

interesting website if ever read tell Amy Gosling i said hi.
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jenny and nicky , 27 September 2001
real steel , plymouth , devon , britian

hiya it's jenny and nicky guitar players real steel!Even though our photos of Notting Hill 2001 aren't on here yet we had a fab time and come 2nd!well done everyone, hurry up geff and get the photos on !bye luv jenny and nicky x
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ben hill , 08 September 2001
Temple School Steel Band , Strood , Kent , England

hello. does any 1 know what 'The Sounds Of Steel Steel Band' web site is.Dan if you read this could you plz send me a e-mail.thanx.
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Bobbie Jones , 27 August 2001
Cranberry Twp. , PA , USA

I heard the band play at the Sheraton Inn last year. You all sounded great!! I would love to hear you play again. Yes I have your cd and it is awesome! Keep up the good work. Sincerely Bobbie Sue Jones
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Mr Lincoln Lee , 19 August 2001
Thornton Heath , Surrey , United Kingdom

I THINK THE CARNIVAL WAS GREAT BUT NO WAY AS BIG AS THE MASSIVE LONDON NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL. PS...I'M TRYING TO FIND A FRIEND OF MINE WHO'S LIVED IN NOTTINGHAM FROM ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO. HIS NAME IS 'CLIFF HOWELL'"BALHAM, SOUTH LONDON. IF ANYONE KNOWS HIM, CAN THEY ASSIST IN PUTTING US IN TOUCH WITH OVER, THANKS....
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dominic douglas-green , 19 August 2001
ex real steel , devizes , wiltshire , england

i still can't see a picture of me when i was in the group for three years. Except that it was very good, keep up the good work geoff (a.k.a. the group mascot) and timothy gilbert.c ya! dom
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Justin , 14 July 2001
San Rafael High School Steel P , San Rafael , California , USA

I think you guys are truly amazing. I was in an AMAZING band with amazing people at San Rafael high School 99-00'. It was the Advanced class we played over 25 shows that year. We were unstoppable we felt. Well i guess its just memories everytime i look at this web page i cant help but melt away and start to cry and think about the 1999-2000 year! You guys are what makes me remember that class and i thank you for that. good luck to each and everyone of you and may god be with you whrever your lifes take you
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paul , 02 July 2001
earl shilton carnival band , leicestershire , u.k

liked your site impressed with yourmusic can your send details of your workshopswe are setting up a youth carnival band for the local kids who are a run down area and are open for ideas
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Philip Nall , 22 June 2001
7 TRANS/LGTM , Dyess AFB , TX , USA

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Tyler Pike , 27 May 2001
Brockville Lions Steel Band , Brockville , Ontario , Canada

Hey there...you guys are fantastic! Wouldn't it be fun to get our two bands together sometime?? Really enjoyed browsing your page and listening to your great music! Keep on jammin'!
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Kristen huck , 02 May 2001
wildwood , missouri , st. louis

i havent seen the pics yet but i hope their good_kristen
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ben hill , 24 April 2001
temple school steel band

thanx for the e-mail dan!from friend of sounds of steel
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ben hill , 22 April 2001
Temple School Steel Band , strood , kent , england

hi! im a member of the temple school steel band. i was searching for other steel bands in the uk and i found yours. ive listened to your music and i think its fab! the temple school steel band have also played at important places such as:I.O.D institute of directorsThe Millenium Dome Houses Of Parlimentwe have just played in a royl music competition or something like that and if/when we win we get to play at the royl albert hall ball in london too.the temple school steel band is currently working on a web page and cd.if you send me your e-mail address i will be able to send you the link to our web page when its finnished. an important gig we play every year is the dickens/sweeps festival. we play for about 5 hours a day for about 5 days in a row. the dickens festival is held in historic rochester. could you please contact me or reply to this e-mail. manny thanx! ben hill
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laura and sophie , 25 February 2001
plymouth , devon , england

excellant web site
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R Ashurst , 01 February 2001
Steel Drum band , Golborne Nr Warrington , Lanc's , England

Could anyone please inform us as to were we can obtain any stell drum music sheets for young beginers in the steel bandthank you
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root duchnowski , 10 December 2000
RealSteel , plymouth , devon , England

hi everyone.(Hi Rachael. Hope you are fine.) The website is great geoff you have done a great job. hope everyone who reads this has a great crimbo and gets lots of prezzies. Im getting a playstation so you can all come to my house to have a play.(HAHA NOT REALLY)Look foward to seeing you all very soon at the next practice..............................???????????"***
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Vic Lochab , 04 December 2000
Phase One (Coventry) , Coventry

hey hey hey im glad for all the sucess youve had this page is quite good and looks like you got depth in your music.one thing thoughI play for Phase One i might have seen you guys in cov one time.send me an email im glad for all the sucess youve had this page is quite good and looks like you got depth in your music.one thing thoughI play for Phase One i might have seen you guys in cov one time.send me an email
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Naomi Cornish , 18 November 2000
Plymouth , Devon , UK

Great website.. keep up the hard work! The steel band sounds great!
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Anthony Holliday , 08 November 2000
North TyneSide Steel Band , Newcastle Upon Tyne , Tyne & Wear , United Kingdom

i would like to know wear your band are located
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Monika Udofah , 26 October 2000
TS2K , London , UK

I am trying to find a contact for the London All Stars Steel Band as there is an opportunity to perform at Mansion House.Please contact me as soon as you received this message.Thank you
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Monika Udofah , 26 October 2000
TS2K , London , UK

I am trying to find a contact for the London All Stars Steel Band as there is an opportunity to perform at Mansion House.Please contact me as soon as you received this message.Thank you
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Rachael Duchnowski , 14 October 2000
Real STeel

hiya geoff and every one else so hows everything life is great here in Poland at the moment the weather is better here than in England if anyone is reading this the band i will try and email you all soon, i'm slowy getting there.Miss you all, and the web page looks great geoff, mail me soon Rachxx
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mark denton , 07 October 2000

Nice photos!! :-)
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Dan Storer (tenor) , 03 October 2000
Real Steel

Wow!! Well done 4 updatin the site geoff new pics and newsKeep it upDan
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jane , 02 October 2000
Save the Children , London

Nice one Geoff - congrats to everyone on the 2nd deserved 1st next year! J.
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larry skurnik , 28 September 2000
optimist All Stars , Denver , Colorado , USA

How can I find music for a small group of wayward girls who are at the Excelsior Youth Center in Colorado. The pans are great instruments for therapy (they give a higher high than drugs) and I would like to teach them the following but I cannot find simple (any)arrangements for ungifted amateurs. HELP. HELP. HELP.1. No woman no cry --Bob Marley2. Guantanamera - (traditional)3. Oye como Va - Santana4. La Bamba - Richie valence Los Lobos Any help you can give will be sincerely appreciated. You have my email and home addressor fax me at (USA) 303 850 5402. I expect to be in England in December if that is the best way to obtain the music. Thanks.
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Dan , 07 September 2000
Sounds of Steel

Hi to everyone in Real-Steel i had a great time at carnival playing with you congratulations on the excellent result!!!!!!! See you all soon. Byeeeeeeeeee
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Jennifer Gotch , 02 September 2000
Plymouth , Devon

Evening all. Just thought I would drop in and send my regards and if anyone sees Dave before I do then tell him he better e mail me or I shall wear his spleen for a wedding ring. Love you all. Jen ( Past member )
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Jeff and Christine Benson , 13 August 2000
Real Steel , Kingsbridge , Devon , England

Was at the Kingsbridge concert and purchased Bounce cd love the sound and music first saw real steel at Mortenhamstead carnival some years ago and have known the Franklin family since 1978.
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Garrett Mudrick , 17 July 2000
Ambridge High School Steel Dru , Baden , Pennsylvania , United States

Hi my name is Garrett and I have been involved with my high school steel drum ensemble since I was a freshman four years ago. We have traveled all across the United States to New York, San Francisco, Orlando, Miami and many more places. I think you band is quite talented. It is interesting to see what other young ensembles are doing.Great Job!! p.s. I love the version of Dancing Queen :-)
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gavin Creep , 12 July 2000
The Creeps , Creepy , Alabama , USofA

I find steel bands a bit creepy you big bitches....big up. Keep on creepin' on
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carly , 23 June 2000
can't say , Plymouth , Devon , England

I thing Real Steel are a really good band and will be a good influence on other steel bands.
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Dave Lom , 17 June 2000
Rochester , NY , US

how do i acquire the 'in the mood' cut shown on your website?Thanks Dave
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caz , 15 June 2000
Real Steel , Plymouth , United Kingdom

Just wanted to say congrats to Dave Perret (if he ever reads this) for his recent winning of the award......well done 'P' !!!!!!
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Caroline Platt , 14 May 2000
Real Steel , Plymouth , Devon , England

Hello Geoff! Just seen the photos.......you're dead!!!
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RACHAEL DUCHNOWSKI , 02 May 2000
real steel

Hi Geoff its Rachael I hope I have done this right well if I have then you will receive this message and if I haven't you won't. The page is looking great need some Nottinghill photos and I can't listen to the music. Anyone who wants to email me can as I am new to this my regards rachael (real steel tenor player).
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Paul Hitchcock , 06 February 2000
BOSTON , Mass. , USA

Great Music
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Walt Hosey , 01 February 2000
Sacramento , California , USA

As a former resident of the Notting Hill area it's fun to surf the web and discover sites which bring back memories of my youth in London 1966-1969!
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Sara Johnson , 16 January 2000
middle , GA

i was just looking up steel bands b/c i'm i my highschool's steel band and i would like to know what other highschools have a steel band. if you have any information on highschool or college steel bands i would be very grateful if you sent me some via email~ thanx a bunch!
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Iceman , 17 December 1999

Pleae put me on your mailing list.
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Becky and Chlo , 18 November 1999
HAMMERED STEEL!!!!! , UK

Hi all of us down here, hope to see you soon at the Caribbean Carnival! Say a big hi to Toussaint and Earl and thanks for all their help. Bye! love Becky(cello) and Chlo
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Dan Sadler , 02 November 1999
Sounds of Steel , PORTSMOUTH , UK

Your site is still looking good !!! We really enjoyed playing with you all at Panorama. Thanks to Ria for signing our guestbook !!!and we will see you all soon
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ANDREW GEORGE , 28 October 1999
PLYMOUTH , UK

EXCELLENT COULDN'T LISTEN TO SONGS THOUGH.
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J. Sondervan , 13 October 1999
, Holland

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RICHARD AS THOMAS , 27 September 1999
Ebony , London , UK

Like jour webssite. nice to see you are all doing well Richard Ebony
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Mandy , 21 August 1999
Stoke on Trent

Your web page is good. It shows the real image of the meening of Notting Hill Carnival and the fact that more than one race creed and relaigion go to join in the fun of the Carnival. I enjoyed my time on here =) Please email me details of Notting Hill Carnival 99. Thanks Mandy
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RIA , 17 August 1999
PLYMOUTH

I Love it so does Jordan!
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Wel , 12 August 1999
, UK

Nice website! Cool music!
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Rachael Duchnowski , 29 July 1999
Plymouth , England

Geoff you spelt my name wrong!
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Rachael Duchnowski , 29 July 1999

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Anna & Helayna , 14 July 1999
You should know (plymouth)

Hi everybody!! How ya doin'.We are all lovely jubbly.We still think that this page is a work of art but it needs an update. You also need to dispose of some of the photos i.e ME (Anna). Thanks to anyone who writes in the guestbook. It's nice for us players to read all your comments. See you all soon at Notting Hill. Loadsa luv Anna & Helayna. BYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!
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Sonia , 10 June 1999
Portsmouth

Hello Gemma and Helanya, how are you ? Well I really enjoyed the website have a look at ours. What are you upto? I'm sat here with Geoff and we are just about to go and have some lunch even though it's 3.20pm.See ya soon!!!! Luv Sonia
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syd , 02 June 1999

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Stefan Larsen , 02 June 1999
, Denmark

A nice you got yourself. Take a look at our page and learn everything about out band
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lucy moss , 26 May 1999
tadcaster , north yorkshire

very interesting a useful organisation to find - I'm a music teahcer
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DIN-ETEKI ALEXANDRA , 25 May 1999
, CAMEROON BUT LIVE IN GERMANY

Hi I'm a steel drum fan but unfortunetaly here in Germany is the pan unknown. I'll be very happy if one day you come hier in Berlin and play a few songs just to let them know this beautiful sound. I wish you a good luck for all the events you have in the future!!!!
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Phil Wood , 04 May 1999
North Stars Steel Orchestra , Huddersfield

Love the site - lots of energy and creativity! Nice to see you flying the flag for British pan music. Do you guys ever perform in our neck of the woods? It would be good to hear you. Maybe we'll see you at Panorama - we're only going down to check the lie of the land this year but we're building up for 2000 when we'll be coming down with serious intent. If you can't wait check us out on Blue Peter Fri 7 May (repeated following Mon). Pan dingolay! Phil Wood
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Alexia Christakis , 04 May 1999
, Pluto

Comenta espalabros de coela pentoli estra. Me a mor do reme escaliva do capromino lette mea likki you. Do mea feency reala steela deo wemino everry whereio. Meno mosso do grazias.
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K , 23 March 1999
, Denmark

Just visited your homepage. Looks great.
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Sandy Franklin , 11 March 1999
Estover, Plymouth

Hi Dave Any chance of getting that photo of Ria and Kelly in their red outfit? Sandy
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hilary , 09 March 1999
, scotland

grrrrreat site geoff........you're a genius!
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hilary , 09 March 1999

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Carla , 07 March 1999
Notting hill

It's good to see something like this on the net..
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Theresa Awong , 28 February 1999
Mississauga , Ontario , CANADA

Planning on taking (or pointing them in the right direction) my son (20 years old) and nephew (17 years old) to Notting Hill Carnival this year. So far they have been to carnival in Trinidad (yeah) carabana every year in Toronto Canada and Labour Day in NYC the past 3 years. It will be the first time my nephew has been to England. Hope you will be at this years Notting Hill carnival. Please send details.
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Judith Peck , 25 February 1999
Homerton College, Cambridge

I love your web site! There do not seem to be many web sites of Steel Bands in England, do you know of any more? It would be good if your sound clips were a bit longer...but they do sound realy good. Are you playing in London in the near future? Jude nice site
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Helayna & Anna , 17 February 1999
Plymouth

Hello to everyone in Portsmouth, Penzance,London and everywhere else! We are looking forward to seeing you all at Notting Hill, it should be a great year! From Helayna. Geoff you got it wrong I am the new 5th spice girl!(joke)Anyway this is a great page well done.Bye Anna.
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Sounds of Steel , 15 February 1999
Portsmouth

Hello nice web page, all the crew at Portsmouth. Hi Michelle and Gemma, Helena, Leanne and all the rest of you. From: Danny, Sonia and Laura
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LEANNE & GEMMA , 11 February 1999
PLYMOUTH

Geoff, rah rah rah !!!
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Sarah Kelsey , 10 February 1999
Aldershot , England

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JARETT RICHARDSON , 08 February 1999
CORINTH,MS

JARETT RICHARDSON ROUTE 3,BOX 402 CORINTH,MS 38834 PLEASE WRITE TO ME !!! I'M INTO A LOT OF JAMAICAN/CARIBBEAN/WEST INDIAN MUSIC.
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David Watson , 01 February 1999
England , Telford , Shropshire

i am a bit dissapointed that there are only a few Steelband web sites as i am in a steelband, i would like to get in contact with some people who are also i a steelband.
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Miss Debbie Kynaston , 29 January 1999
Aylesbury , Bucks , UK

Very interested in the steel pans as we have ordered some for school. We would like to get a band to play in school to enthuse the children. If possible could you contact me with information on other bands maybe in this area which we could invite into school. That would be brilliant - thank you. D.Kynaston
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ludovic dormoy , 19 January 1999
france

i like the web site; but the only thing is that the sampls are too short for the client to understand the music
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Thomas and Andrew Gibson , 03 January 1999
Hammered Steel

Happy New Year, Hammered Steel. See you soon.
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Michelle More , 23 December 1998
Real Steel

Michelle made me do this at work on Dec 23rd 1998. She held a sock to my face and threatened to cheese me if I didn't send this in.
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Andreas Elkjaer , 07 December 1998
, Denmark

I play the Double second in SPLASH Percussion Roskilde. -We're also working on a homepage! Your home page is great! Have you seen the Panyard home page? There are some really nice stuff there! E-mail me soon! Andreas
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Simon Werner , 07 December 1998
, Denmark

Nice!
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Quincy , 03 December 1998
, Trinidad and Tobago living in Tennessee

checked out the website. very cool!! laters
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helen allen , 31 October 1998
estover!!!!!1

wonderful!!! You've done a bloomin marvelous job Geoff! Its a very cool web site !!!! Remember if you ever need any illustrations you know where to come!
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Chantelle Burrowes , 10 October 1998
London

Nice page I am in Southside Harmonics steel Orchestra formally known as Lambeth Youth...... I didn't get to hear you play in Panorama this year luckly we came second behind Ebony... Well done to all the players that took part in Panorama and Nottinghill Carnival 1998..... :)
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Chanel , 10 October 1998
a steel band in london

To improve this site you should add the rest of the results panorama 1998, as there were only 8 bands taking part this year...... EBONY CAME FIRST (HIGH MASS) SOUTHSIDE HARMONICS (formally lambeth youth came in sound place......(PANMESSIAH
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Dan Sadler , 19 September 1998
Sounds Of Steel , Portsmouth

Hi ya guys, Ive only just written to you but i thought i would write again !!! We are now hot on your tails so all i can say is wath out !!!! nah only joking, our whole band has admiration for you lot and i hope we can come down your end and have a clash some time this year. We are now playing stir it up, High mas, Clear the way, Ras Mas, and lots more. We have just started on a very difficult classical piece which is a Fugue written by Bach and it is for the Festival of youth music next year. Hope to see you all soon!!! Say hi to Toussaint for me as i probably wont see him for a couple of weeks!! Sounds of Steel (Dan)
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Dan , 19 September 1998
Sounds of steel , Portsmouth

hi ya, hows things goin down your end ??? its all ok down our end at the mo i hope the carnival went well for you !!! i hear that all of real steel and the all stars with a couple of other people different bands are all playing panorama together next year anyway ive got to go so see ya all around some time. See ya, Dan
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Ruth Duchnowski , 13 September 1998
Plymouth

Thank you Geoff for doing a great job on the Real Steel home page. It`s great!
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Dave P , 07 September 1998
Plymouth

GREAT!! Hope I end up working with you. :-) Minor criticism which I'm sure you're already working on. You have a whole web site about sound this and sound that and super fab exciting sound etc. etc. ................. but you 'don't have no sound' !! Or did I just not find it? Anyway the site should be littered with sound clips. Cheers Dave
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John , 27 August 1998
Southampton

See you at the Carnival. Notting Hill of course. Will you be at Panorama?
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tom , 26 August 1998

whats happend to link http://nottinghillcarnival.net.uk
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Stuart Lansley , 25 August 1998
Shropshire

Great music. Hope to see you at Notting Hill Carnival. I used to play in a steel band and really miss it.
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Michael Cooper , 24 August 1998
, Trinidad & Tobago

Great site. you are doing a great job in spreading this wonderful music and promoting the instrument.we wish you continued success Trinidad
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Peter Maurer , 17 August 1998
, Switzerland

Hello i play in to the swiss national steel orchestra. look under www.snso.ch
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Mike Freer , 13 August 1998
Oxford

I am in a semi pro rock band and we have been offered some gigs in a hotel in Barbados at the end of this year. I would be grateful for any advice you may have about giging in Barbados. Specifically - The owner of the Hotel has told us that there are no music shops in Barbados where we can hire gear(amps, drums, pa, etc), is that correct? - I believe we will need a carnet for any gear we take out. Do you know where we obtain one of these ? - The difference in voltage is giving us a problem. We have been told that we will need a transformer that will cost c
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judith Peck , 14 June 1998
Homerton College, Cambridge

Cool! I run a Steel Band in Cambridge called Pandemonium and we have just played a gig this afternoon! we are playing at a may ball each night this week and we all love Steel band music!!!!
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Sounds of Steel , 17 May 1998
Portsmouth

Sounds of Steel ( P.C.S.) in Portsmouth would just like to say keep on playing as we all admire your progress, but we would also like to say that we are catching you up. We also play Stir It Up, Carmen, and many others and are just learning The Hammer. Hello to Toussaint and Naomi as we had them down for a workshop the other week. Hope to meet you all in a head to head sometime, but until then keep on playing your hardest. All the Best SOUNDS OF STEEL.
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Baggenstos Martin , 05 May 1998
, Switzerland

your site contents o lot of very interesting information Thanks
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Sabrina Cherry , 13 April 1998
, Barbados

The band sounds great,will look for the cd here in New York.
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RENE R CARDONA , 05 April 1998
, PUERTO.RICO

GREAT PAGE,KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK
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Rachael Duchnowski, again , 23 March 1998
Good ol' Plymouth

when I actually meant that I have finally found your website, I meant that I had found it on my own, which I think is pretty good, since the last time I found it well you actually found it for me in Bath - remember
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rachael duchnowski , 23 March 1998
plymouth

Hi Geoff, its me yes I have finally found our page on the website, but sadly I do not have an email address so you can not contact me. But I will write to you soon, Oh by the way I will send some photos up to you - great page!
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Jennifer Gotch , 19 March 1998
Plymouth

Well bloody hell. I am on the net now so I thought I might look you lot up, on the off chance, and here you all are. I don't take too kindly to the picture I am in though. Take care. Cool site. Was it Geoff's idea? Love you all. Jen (Member 1993 - 1997).
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ria george , 17 March 1998
plymouth

it's me, Quite good. I'm impressed
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KENT ARNSBARGER , 05 March 1998
N. LIBERTY IN , USA

No comment at this time.....
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Nina Jackson , 03 March 1998
Portsmouth

HI.....I'M NINA JACKSON...HEAD OF MUSIC AT BRIDGEMARY SCHOOL IN GOSPORT HANTS. i HAVE SOME DEEALINGS WITH TOUSSANT CLARKE AND OUR SCHOOL BAND IS CALLED S.O.S.- SOUNDS OF STEEL. WE ARE STILL WORKING HARD TO GET SOME OF THOSE GROOVY RHYTHMS AND I HAVE ONLY GREAT ADMIRATION FOR YOU ALL.....WE CAN ONLY DREAM OF BEING AS GOOD AS YOU....BEST OF LUCK WITH ALL YOUR 'PAN WORK!!!' LET US KNOW HOW YOU GET ON...I MIGHT GET SOME OF OUR KIDS TO SEND YOU SOME LETTERS AND QUESTIONS. TAKE CARE FELLOW PLAYERS.BEST WISHES....NINA.
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CAZ & LEANNE , 01 March 1998
Plymouth

CHEERS THEN GEOFF. THANKS FOR ALL OF THOSE LOVELY PHOTOGRAPHS WHERE IS ONE OF YOU?
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Jonathan Douglas-Green , 28 January 1998
Estover

Yo Geoff. How's Uni? Why isn't Dominic on this site? Well actually I think this is pretty obvious. Do you ever want your REM Video back.
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rene cardona , 02 January 1998
, puerto rico

beautyfull island,great music,nice people saludos desde puerto rico
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Stefani Sterling , 17 December 1997
, Minnesota

It is really great and interesting. I am going to tell everyone to visit it and check you guys out.
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Ben Blundell , 06 December 1997
, Mars

lovely jubbly
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Rachael Duchnowski , 04 December 1997
Plymouth

Cool site, good photos
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Jackie Campbell , 18 November 1997
Guess?!

Great pages! Very surprised to find Estover still not on the Internet!
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John Walter , 12 November 1997
Estover Music dept

Hello Geof , nice site , just having a look at what you've been up to Bye
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steve , 11 November 1997
maidstone , kent

looking kinda cool!
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Jonathan Hey , 23 October 1997
Southampton

Pretty cool I'm amazed Geoff (Soper) managed to do it. He's an excellent bloke
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