We have three different ensembles available: The Latin Fusion Band, Sounds & Rhythms of Cuba (Traditional Cuban Ensemble) and The Tribute Salsa Band.
The Latin Fusion Band - Our sound and approach is a fusion of musical tastes in all genres, old and new. The repertoire highlights a broad and appealing mix of latin top 40, salsa, merengue, cumbia, bachata, son cubano, boleros, cha cha and Spanish rock. During a live performance, you are likely to hear anything from Elvis Crespo and Maná to Celia Cruz and Maluma, and everything in between,
In addition, the Latin Fusion Band blends their performance with Top 40 cover songs in English, from top artist like Whitney Houston, JLo, Maroon 5, Adele and Santana as you have never heard them before!
Sounds & Rhythms of Cuba - Without any doubt the best option for live Cuban music, and YES, we take pride on playing ONLY LIVE MUSIC! Our relax traditional performance brings the listeners to the 40's to 60's latin style music with their beautiful lyrics, stories and harmonies.
Led by internationally renowned Cuban singer-songwriter and percussionist, Danny Lozada, our zesty musicians have been described as the love children of the Buena Vista Social Club and the Gipsy Kings after they've been for a few mojitos. Fun, frenetic and phenomenally talented, our musicians can raise the heat on even the chilliest winter's night and get every guests dancing like they are in Havana. Our professional musicians come from the most prestigious music schools in the world and their careers have taken them to share stage with the biggest stars in music.
We specialize on traditional Cuban Music: Buena Vista Social Club, Polo Montañez, Orquesta Aragón, Benny Moré and some original songs. Also, we do covers in other latin rhythms like, Juan Luis Guerra, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Celia Cruz, Marc Anthony and many others.
Imagine a cocktail with the best jazz "standards" in the background mixed with some latin spice to add some Cuban flavor.
The Tribute Salsa Band - When it comes to top quality live latin music on the west coast The Tribute Salsa Band is the answer! The band has some of the best musicians and singers from the Caribbean and Latin America. Led by Colombian music director and musician Alex Leon Jr., guarantees to leave the dance floor on pure salsa fire!
They have accompanied major latin artists during their tours and have played alongside legendary musicians. They travel worldwide and are available for festivals, salsa congress events, private events, corporate functions and to accompany (back-up) artists during concerts.
The vast repertory includes tributes to: Hector Lavoe, Fania All Stars, Eddie Santiago, Marc Anthony, Benny Moré, Gilberto Santarosa, Cheo Feliciano, Grupo Niche and many more.
- A duo with male or female vocals and piano
- Quartet with vocals, congas, piano, bass (played by the lead vocalist)
- Quintet - Vocalist, piano, bass, percussion and sax/flute (Traditional ensemble)
- Sextet - 3 vocalist, piano, congas, drums and bass (played by the lead vocalist)
- Full Salsa Band - 11 musicians, 3 vocals
What to expect?
Our bands can perform 2 to 4 sets of 30 to 45 minutes with rests in between.
The Latin Fusion Band dances and sings at the same time. Their performance is very dynamic and they keep the audience engaged and dancing.
The Sounds of Cuba Ensemble its a more relax traditional performance that brings the listeners to the 40's to 60's latin style music with their beautiful lyrics, stories and harmonies.
The Salsa Tribute Band, well the name says it all! The will keep the dance floor busy and showcase the musicians playing abilities with amazing solos of salsa fans favorites.
Regularly booked as casino, wedding or corporate entertainment, our bands can even learn specific songs on request to make your event extra special. If you are looking to add something truly memorable to your big day, why not book one of our bands alongside a salsa dance act? Let us know and we can arrange that as well.
To find out more about booking our talented bands for your event, please enquire with our knowledgeable team at Xtra Kick Music today.