Highly Recommended Based in Middlesex, Greater London but travels UK wide
Mariachi Mexteca is a 5 piece band of Mexican Mariachi Musicians, based in London. They create a spicey, lively and authentic Mexican party with well known Mariachi and Latin songs and instrumental tunes. Can downsize the band or increase as requested. Prices: From £768 + (for Quintet = Standard)
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Line up: 5 Piece Band: Guitar/ Lead Vocals; Vihuela/ Lead vocals; Trumpet ; Accordian / Lead; Guitarron (Mexican Bass Guitar)/ Lead Vocals
Prices are based on 2 sets within 2 hours or 3 sets within 3 hours- any extra hours will incur the waiting fee detailed below.
Highlights * Authentic talented Mexican performers * Lively and infectious music * Best rates in the South * Range of line-up options with male & female vocalists * Suitable for a range of occasions
Mariachi Mexteca is the UK’s leading Mariachi band. Based in London they are an authentic ensemble of professional Mexican musicians and singers also bringing together artists from the Americas. They maintain the unique and traditional style of the original Mariachi and are the spicy ingredient of any event or party.
Mexteca are very proud of their well known reputation as not only being the best Mariachi in the UK but also the only truly authentic one.
The name "Mexteca" for the band comes from a fusion of old and new -"Mexico" and "Azteca" ( Azteca being Spanish for "Aztec" an ancient Mexican civilisation and culture ).
The Director of Mariachi Mexteca Salvador Jimenez Hernandez was born in the large and bustling city of Guadalajara Jalisco Mexico the birth place of the Mariachi.
At the tender age of seven he started to learn the guitar and vihuela under the watchful eye of his father who was a composer and singer of Mariachi / Ranchero music.
In 1980 he entered the School of Music at the University of Guadalajara specialising in Mariachi instruments and vocals and has since played with various groups of Mariachis developing his skills as a singer and musician.
His music took him away from his roots to Asia where he lived for a few years in Hong Kong playing with a Mariachi band there in Macau and also China however in the year 2000 he moved to the UK taking his talent and music with him where he currently plays in his Mariachi band MARIACHI MEXTECA which he formed in 2002 in London.
Salvador is the lead vocalist and plays several instruments including the guitarron vihuela guitar and accordion.
The other band members are experienced professional musicians from Mexico and other Latino American countries all of whom have strong Mariachi backgrounds coming from families of Mariachi Musicians.
They perform with a passion and an energy that never fades and they have had fantastic reviews from many including some celebrities members of the UK government and some members of the Royal family.
Devoted to their music they carry with them wherever they go the vibrant colourful and cheerful sound of the Mariachi music to all their audiences.
Mariachi Mexteca have appeared in a number of cultural festivals and venues around the UK and Europe. They have performed in front of numerous British and Hollywood celebrities in both private functions as well as premiers and BAFTA awards parties.
Celebrities they have played in front of and for include Hugh Grant Benicio Del Torro Mick Jaggar Elton John Sting John Malkovich Dustin Hoffman Jack Black and Leonardo DiCaprio to name but a few. They also performed for the Mexican Film Director Alfonso Cuaron cast and crew of the Harry Potter III film during their "end of filming" celebration and have played in front of members of the Royal family.
Mexteca also played for the previous Mexican President – President Vicente Fox and in March 2009 they placed for the current Mexican President – Mr Felipe Calderon during their state visits to the UK. They have played at many UK universities consulate and embassy functions and corporate events as well as charity events and of course private parties and functions many office parties numerous weddings and funerals.
They have appeared on TV and radio and in several magazines and newspapers.
Some previous cllients of Mariachi Mexteca: Lord Mayor of London City – Mr John Alderman Studdard Royal Houshold Staff – Christmas Party, Buckingham Palace Alfonso Cuaron – Film producer Channel 4 – Paul O’Grady Show, Big Brother’s Big Mouth BBC2 – Music Festival for schools, Devon BBC1 – The One Show (several times) Guardian Newspaper – TV comercial Nokia - commercial 20th Century Fox – played with actor Jack Black for party for cast and crew on the set of Gulliver Tate Modern Museum – Frida Kahlo Exhibition Cat Stevens – Music Video Graham Norton – programme trailer Royal Academy of Arts, London – Aztec Exhibition British Museum - (several times) - Moctezuma exhibition, Day of the dead Festival, Mexican revolution exhibition. BP Bloomberg Goldman Sachs British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) MPL Music Publishing company Embassy of Mexico Consulate of Mexico Embassy of Peru Embassy of Bolivia Canadian Embassy Corona Beer British Mexican Society Mexico Amigo Anglo Latin American Foundation (ALAF) Mr Vicente Fox – (previous) President of Mexico Mr Felipe Calderon – Mexican President – state visit to the Queen and UK Viscount Cramborne Countess of Denbiegh Brides Magazine Royal Institute of British Airchitects British Law Society Old Vic Theatre London Shakespear’s Globe Theatre, London Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London – Mexican Young Poet Society The Queen’s Royal Guards University of Oxford, Cambridge, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Essex -(Colchester), Brunel University, Lancaster, Cardiff London School of Business London School of Economics Barbican Gallery, London Unilever Pinewood Studios Beetroot Studios Kew Gardens City of London Nottingham City Council Gravesham Borough Council Lowestoft Borough Council Thanet Council Birmingham City Council Cardiff Town Hall Lakeside Shopping Centre Brent Cross Shopping Centre WRVS charity Kellogs Several military bases throughout the UK Thames Festival Trust – The Mayor Boris Johnson’s Thames Festival Various festivals throughout the UK and Ireland Carnaval del Pueblo And Many, Many More.
Mariachi Mexteca's Set List / Repertoire
Mexican traditional songs
1) La cucaracha 2) Cielito Lindo 3) El rancho grande 4) La Adelita 5) El Jarabe Tapatio 6) La bikina 7) La bamba 8) Besame mucho 9) Solamente una vez 10) Omos novios 11) La malagena 12) Cucurrucucu Paloma 13) El tilingo lingo 14) La raspa 15) El mariachi loco 16) El querreque 17) El gustito Mariachi songs 1) Son de la negra 2) Guadalajara 3) El Jarabe tapatio 4) Mexico lindo y querido 5) Hay Jalisco 6) La Bikina 7) Cielito Lindo 8) El 2 negro 9) Las alazanas 10) El zopliote mojado 11) El barrilito 12) El cerro de la silla 13) Serenata huasteca 14) El Sinaloense 15) Caminos de guanajuato 16) Hay en el rancho grande 17) La Malaguena 18) Cucurrucucu Paloma 19) Cielo rojo 20) El herradero 21) El Rey 22) Caballo prieto azabache 23) El caballo blanco 24) El Cantador 25) El patas blancas 26) Juan Charrasqueado 27) Ojitos Sonadores 28) Canta canta 29) La adelita 30) Ella 31) Si nos dejan 32) De que manera de olvido 33) La ley del monte 34) El ausente 35) Que de raro tiene 36) Lastima que seas ajena 37) Me voy a quitar de enmedia 38) Nos estorbo la ropa 39) Renunciasion 40) Esclavo y amo 41) Perdon 42) Un motivo 43) Por tu maldito amor 44) Mujeres divinas 45) Amor eterno 46) Se me olvido otra vez 47) No vale la pena 48) Tu estas siempre en mi mente 49) Te lo pido por favor 50) Hasta que de conoci 51) El palo 52) Mi guitarra 53) Te pareces tanto ami 54) Insencible 55) Jamas me cansare de ti 56) L diferencia 57) La farsante 58) La frontera 59) La madrilène 60) La mas querida 61) La muerte de el palomo 62) Lo pasado pasado 63) Mi fracaso 64) No me vuelvo a enamorar 65) No tengo dinero 66) Pero que necesidad 67) Querida 68) Siempre estoy pensando en ti 69) Siete versos 70) Si quieres 71) Tarde 72) Tenias que ser tan cruel 73) Te voy a olvidar 74) Tu a mi no me undes 75) Caray 76) Tristes recuerdos 77) Juan Colorado 78) Amor de los dos 79) Cancion mixteca 80) Carabino 30-30 81) Quando ya no me quieras 82) Copitas de mescal 83) El adolorida 84) El golpe traidor 85) El hijo desabediente 86) El ojo de vidrio 87) El Puente roto 88) El 7 mares 89) Dos palomas al volar 90) Gabino barreda 91) Heraclio bernal 92) La chancla 93) La martina 94) La mula chula 95) L tumba abandonada 96) Mi ranchito 97) No volvere 98) Paloma querida 99) Paso del norte 100) Por un amor 101) Rosita Alvarez 102) Simon Blanco 103) Tampico hermoso 104) Te traigo en mi cartera 105) Yo el aventurero 106) Tu me dejiste adios 107) Ya lo se que tu te vas 108) Ya no me interesas 109) Ya no quiero volver con usted 110) Que bonita es Santa Fe 111) Te sigo amando 112) El viajero 113) La fuente 114) Violin huapango 115) Las bodas de Don Luis A. 116) Sabes una cosa 117) El balaju 118) Mi ciudad 119) Mi tierra 120) Mi pais 121) Viva Veracruz 122) Mis caballos 123) Caminos real de Colima 124) Fiesta en Jalisco 125) Las flores de mi madre 126) Tecatitlan 127) La madrugada 128)Camino real 129) Las olas 130) El cascabel
Boleros 1) Besame mucho 2) Quien sera 3) Quizas quizas quizas 4) Sabor ha mi 5) Piel canela 6) Embrujo 7) Historia de un amor 8) Nuestro juramento 9) Rondando ti esquina 10) Sin ti 11) Amor amor 12) Gema 13) Tres regalos 14) Luna lunera 15) Iresistable 16) Cartogena contigo 17) Nosotros 18) Reloj 19) La barca 20) Ojos cafes 21) Ojos verdes 22) Cuando caliente el sol 23) Dos gardenias
Tropical 1) La paloma 2) Guantanamera 3) La bamba 4) Me voy pa’el pueblo 5) Son de la loma 6) El cuarto de Tula 7) Obsecion 8) Idilio 9) Molinda café 10) Lambada 11) Palo bonito 12) El negro de batey 13) La negra tomasa 14) Lagrimas 15) La vida es un carnival 16) El Tiburon 17) Me miras y tu miro
Cumbias 1) El medallon 2) Maria Christina 3) El polverte 4) La Mucura 5) Quero amanecer 6) La pallera colorada 7) El baranquillo 8) Matilde Lina 9) La gota fria 10) Maria Isabel 11) Rosa Maria 12) La arena peluda 13) La hierba se movia 14) El pajaro macua 15) El negro Jose 16) La raya 17) La cadenita 18) Sorullo y capullo 19) Jose fa matia 20) Tiburon 21) La cosella de mujeres 22) El gallo furte 23) El pato ala olla El negro picante 24) La sirena 25) El mariachi loco
Mariachi songs with female vocals 1) Cucurrucucu Paloma 2) Copitas de mescal 3) La tequilera 4) La charreada 5) Amor eterno 6) La Malaguena 7) El Sinaloense 8) Reboso reboso 9) Me gusta mucho 10) El pastor 11) Andale 12) Los laureles 13) Paloma negra 14) Mi ranchito 15) Si nos dejan 16) Deja que salga la luna 17) Serenata huasteca 18) Tres consejos 19) Caminos de Michoacan 20) El herradero 21) Cielo rojo 22) Fue un placer conocerte 23) Costumbres 24) Con todo y mi tristeza 25) Me nace del Corazon 26) Caray 27) Dejame vivir 28) Acompanarme 29) El destino 30) Siempre estoy pensando en ti 31) Tenias que ser tan cruel 32) Amorcito Corazon 33) Yolanda 34) Usted 35) Que necesidad 36) Dame un beso 37) La feria de las flores 38) Dos arbolitos 39) Serenata sin luna 40) Jamas me cansare de ti 41) Tu nadie es como tu 42) Te quiero mucho mucho 43) No ya no 44) Hoy 45) Extranandole 46) 3 deseos 47) Dos almas 48) Y nos dieron las diez 49) La gato bajo la lluvia 50) Sola 51) El dia que me acaries llorare 52) Te sigi amando 53) Cruel veneno 54) El palomo 55) Oh gran dios 56) Lloviendo esta 57) Me da tristeza 58) Tu abandono 59) Yo necesito saber 60) Podria volver 61) Yo quisiera saber 62) Para que seas tan cruel 63) Desde tu te fuiste 64) Y tu segues siendo el mismo 65) Ya puedo vivir tranqila 66) Caramelito 67) Ese hombre 68) Esque te quiero 69) Hoy vengo hasta la puerta 70) Lo nuestro termino 71) Caricias 72) Vestida de blanco 73) Dejame vivir 74) Sombras nada mas 75) Quiero pedirle perdon 76) No se puede 77) Jamas te dejare 78) Santo ninito 79) No me falta nada 80) Me quedare dormida
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Customer reviews for Mariachi Mexteca
1 to 10 of 14 customer reviews for Mariachi Mexteca in date order
12/09/2012 Mariachi Mexteca
"We were very happy with Mariachi Mexteca. "
Customer review by Donna Comfort
11/10/2010 Mariachi Mexteca
"Mariachi Mexteca were very polite and did everthing to make our party a success. We were very happy with there performance. 110%"
Customer review by Catherine Wilson
08/06/2010 Mariachi Mexteca
"Nick at Alive Network was friendly and helpful. Alive Network provided the perfect band for our Wedding celebrations.
Mariachi Mexteca were beyond our expectations and were simply fantastic, we just wished we had booked them for a longer period of time if we had know how good they were going to be and realised that our guests really enjoyed the music.
Our wedding day was special but Mariachi Mextecca and Nick at Alive Network made the day extra special. We recommend to anyone and everyone. Thank you so, so much."
Customer review by Carly and Sean Lloyd
17/05/2010 Mariachi Mexteca
"A massive thank you to Alive Network and to Mariachi Mexteca for making our wedding day an unforgettable event. All our guests loved Mariachi Mexteca and really enjoyed their music and entertainment throughout the day.
A special thank you to Salvador Jimenez Hernandez for all his help before and during our special day. He took the time to contact me prior to the wedding to talk through my wishes for the day, even singing some songs on the phone! :).
He is an exceptional musician and the music played on the day was perfect in every way. A special mention has been made by all our guest as he played for us as we walked into the wedding ceremony.
We have so many lovely memories from the day. Our friends and family still talk about Mariachi Mexteca nearly a year after our wedding day!
We hope to see them soon again..."
Customer review by Shannon Gonzalez
30/01/2010 Mariachi Mexteca
"A huge thank you to you and your team - it was a pleasure to work with such professional and accomplished artists. Your performance was absolutely the best.
I will notify my sister that you will be in Bahrain and send her your email - I know she will want to buy you a drink and say hi when you are over there.
Thanks again for everything, not only the wonderful Mariachi Music - playing the Gypsy Kings and other Latin rhythms - and we all think your version of My Way was even better than the original!!!!
With Best Wishes,
Customer review by Fresh Produce Consortium
01/10/2009 Mariachi Mexteca
"“We have used the Mariachi Band of Salvador Jimenez on numerous occasions and the band has been both professional and entertaining on all occasions…..Their quality of music is excellent and I am yet to see an audience that did not find them entertaining or indeed an outlet that did not see the band as an excellent addition to a promotion night..
Corona Extra has no hesitation in recommending the band and end by saying that we are pleased to recommend the band that has always been professional and treat every time they play as a good opportunity to create a party atmosphere and allow people to see and enjoy a small part of Mexico”
Customer review by Corona Extra
01/10/2009 Mariachi Mexteca
"“Don Salvador Jimenez Hernandez has performed with his Mariachi Mexteca in all our events in the UK in the last few years whenever Mariachi music has been required. In all cases they have proved to be an authentic Mariachi band, with a truly original Mexican style, outfit and repertoire.
We have hired Mariachi Mexteca as a band, quartet and trio and in every occasion they have arrived punctually and their artistic performance has been up to what we would expect from a good quality Mariachi group within Mexico.
Therefore we believe that anyone looking for real Mexican music in the UK should not hesitate contacting Don Salvador Jimenez Hernandez and his Mariachi Mexteca.”
British Mexican Society
Customer review by British Mexican Society
14/09/2009 Mariachi Mexteca
"“Thank you so much for coming to the Mansion House to entertain me and my guests.
The evening was a great success and your music was thoroughly enjoyed by all. I noticed a lot of foot tapping whilst you were going around the tables playing. Please thank the players in the band for providing us with such excellent entertainment- they were certainly events to be remembered and treasured. I have received numerous compliments from the guests who were thrilled and delighted by the bands’ enthusiastic renditions of popular Mexican music”.
The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor – Alderman John Studdard
Customer review by The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor - Alderman John Studdard
09/07/2009 Mariachi Mexteca
"“Many Thanks for all your help – I thought everyone looked and sounded fantastic”
Kerri – programme producer. Olga TV (Paul O’Grady show)
Customer review by Olga TV (Channel 4)
21/05/2009 Mariachi Mexteca
"“Just an email to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding and Langdon Court 21st June this year.
We had a fantastic day, in part due to your music, which really got the dancing going – and we have the video to prove it! It was fantastic and so many people thought you were all great. We had special memories of our first dance to “Besame Mucho” and of dancing to La Piragua, La Bamba and all of the other numbers you played……….”
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Mariachi Mexteca is based in Middlesex, Greater London but most of the
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