Gail & Fitzroy
Steel Away is a two-piece steel drum ensemble based in Ft. Lauderdale.
It’s co-founders are native Trinidadians, Fitzroy “Fox” Alleyne and Gail
Clarke-Alleyne. Both have made invaluable contributions to the culture of
their country and are now considered ambassadors, proudly showcasing their
talents to all that would listen. Fox and Gail met in 1985 as performers
with the Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra and have since been inseparable.
Fox began playing at elementary school level and represented his school
in competition for the first time when he was eleven years old. At his high
school S.E.P.O.S., he functioned as vice captain of the school band which
dominated the Schools’ Panorama competition in the eighties. It was after
graduation from S.E.P.O.S. in 1983 that Fox joined All Stars.
Gail was groomed by the well-known steel drum guru, McDonald “Sonny”
Redhead. She blossomed as a tenor panist and represented her school as a
member of the St. Francois Girls’ College Steel Orchestra in both the
Schools’ Panorama and Musical Festival competitions. S.F.G.C. emerged
victorious in both events in 1981 and 1983 respectively. She joined Power
Stars and performed with them for National Panorama and Festival from 1981 -
1984. Seeking to achieve more musically, she joined All Stars in 1985.
Together Fox and Gail have competed in the National Panorama and Music
Festival competitions with the world renowned Trinidad All Stars Steel
Orchestra, they also performed at that famed band’s biannual concerts,
Classical Jewels and toured the United States, Canada and the United
Kingdom. Then it was on to Showboat in 1987, a cultural entourage that
performed at Disney World in Orlando, FL and at Disneyland in Anaheim CA.
Now they have joined forces to bring you STEEL AWAY, the sound of the new
millennium that departs from the traditional big orchestra sound but still
embraces the beautiful tonal quality of the only instrument invented in the
20th century. The group’s repertoire features a sampling of a wide variety
of music. Interested in hiring this awesome twosome?
Phone: 1 (954) 392-9566
Fax: 1(954) 392-8908
Mailing Address: 2660 SW 131st Terrace
Miramar, Florida 33027