Default lineup: 6 members
6 piece band: Piano, Bass/B'Vocals, Congas/B'Vocals, Lead Vocals/hand percussion, Timbales, Trumpet.
*Larger line-ups available (please see booking options)
* Fun professional and accomplished band
* Great repertoire with well known classics
* Various line-up options available
* Music between sets free of charge
* Dancers available for extra special events
* Low rates in the South
Caribanda have a flexible line-up. For the full Salsa experience the nine piece band shows what live music is all about - a characterful ensemble, great musicianship and loads of fun. Their hot-blooded salsa sound is produced by the searing, scintillating brass section (trumpet, trombone and saxes), up to three percussionists, piano, bass and at the front, na extrovert Cuban lead vocalist. Additionally, the band has a special enthusiam for danceable Latin Jazz.
For intimate functions, the band can appear in smaller ensembles -right down to a trio playing Latin Jazz.
Caribanda is fronted by Cuban singer Felix Gonzalez a born entertainer; the rhythm section includes Andy 'El Flaco' Warner (Bongos), Juan Luis 'Chino' Martel (congas) and Tobito Herschmann (timbales), Chrisito Goodsell (bass) and Tim Sharp (piano); the brass section features Domingo Rablah (trumpet, flugelhorn), Raul Fernandez and Derrick Coonghe (saxes/flute).
To add more glamour to the event, professional Latin American dancers in full costume can also be provided. For those who want to find out more about the music or want to learn more about salsa dancing, experienced teachers can also be provided to conduct a workshop.
Carnaval 2000, Estoril, Portugal
Bracknell Jazz Festival, 1998
Ealing Jazz Festival, 2000
Guiness World Music, Belfast, 2000
Pret A Manger
Regain Trust (HRH Prince Michael of Kent)
Caribanda can provide music on from their extensive catalogue of MP3s and they are happy tp consider requests, provided they have at least 2 months' notice and deem it suitable for their genre.
Please note; Travel & Accommodation is required for all Scotland, Ireland and International bookings (to be added at time of enquiry).