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Dispersion

DISPERSIÓN is your one-way ticket to the sizzling, scorching sounds of LATIN AMERICA & the CARIBBEAN. The 11-piece line up lends itself to an expansive ‘BIG BAND’ sound – without losing the dynamism & spark of a small group!

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Secure your 2021 / 2022 booking before the 28th February 2021, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against a new date.

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Set List / Repertoire

Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaria
Aguanile - Willie Colón
Ain't it Funny - Jennifer Lopez
Arranca - Manzanita
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velásquez
Bilongo - Guillermo Rodríguez
Bingo Bango - Bolivar
Boliviana - Irakere
Brasil - Ary Barrosso
Cachao's Guiro - Israel "Cachao" Lopez
Caraluna - Bacilos
Caravan - Juan Tizol
Carolina - Seu Jorge
Chan Chan - Buena Vista Social Club
Chucho Jesús - "Chucho" Valdes
Claudia Jesús - "Chucho" Valdes
Como Fue - Buena Vista Social Club
Conundrum - Rory Duffy
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Cuba - Gibson Brothers
Déjame Soñar - Tito Puente
Do The Conga - Black Lace
Do You Only Wanna Dance - Mia
Dos Gardenias - Buena Vista Social Club
El Cuarto De Tula - Buena Vista Social Club
El Son De Celia Y Oscar - Celia Cruz & Oscar D'Leon
Fire Burns Below - Alex Wilson
Flor De Lis - Djavan
Get Up Stand Up - Bob Marley
Golden Section - Rory Duffy
Gozando En La Habana - Charanga Habañera
Gracias A La Vida - Joan Baez
Guaglione - Pérez Prado
Guantanamera - Joseito Fernández
Habana Del Este - Afro-Cuban All-Stars
Hasta Siempre Comandante - Carlos Puebla
Hips Don't Lie - Shakira / Wyclef Jean
Hotel California - Eagles
I Like It (I Like It Like That) - Pete Rodríguez
Ketchup Song - Las Ketchup
La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
La Bomba - Ricky Martin
La Cuna - Ray Barretto
La Vida Es Un Carnival - Celia Cruz
Lágrimas Negras - Miguel Matamoros
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Linda Chicana - Tito Puente
Livin' La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
Lullaby (In Dying Light) - Rory Duffy
Mais Que Nada - Jorge Ben
Mais Que Nada: Revisited - Jorge Ben
Mama África - Chico César
Mambo Inn - Mario Bauzá
Mambo no. 5 - Pérez Prado
Manteca - Dizzy Gillespie
Midnight at the Oasis - Maria Muldaur
Místico - Rory Duffy
Moondance - Van Morrison
Moonlight - Rory Duffy
Move to the Music (Live to 100) - Rory Duffy
Não Enche - Caetano Veloso
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
Nica's Dream - Horace Silver
Night In Tunisia - Dizzy Gillespie
No Me Mires A Los Ojos - Issac Delgado
Palabras Del Alma - Marc Anthony
Pedro Navajas - Oscar D'Leon
Primavera - Santana
Ran Kan Kan / Oye Como Va - Tito Puente
Reunión - Paquito D'Rivera & Arturo Sandoval
Sabor - Cal Tjader
Samba De Janeiro - Bellini
Satellite - Santana
Shine - Lanu feat. Christin Deralas
Silencio - Buena Vista Social Club
Sign of Love - Rory Duffy
Smooth - Santana
Something in my Eye - Corduroy
Song For Bilbao - Michael Brecker
Spain - Chick Corea
St Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Superstarlight - Rory Duffy
Sway - Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Tanga - Dizzy Gillespie
Tequila - The Champs
Time is Running Out - Rory Duffy
Valió La Pena - Marc Anthony
Variaciones on a theme of 'Amores Como El Nuestro' - Jerry Rivera
Whenever, Wherever - Shakira

22 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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  • Unsatisfactory 0
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Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday - we had a brilliant time,...

5 stars - Dispersion are Highly Recommended booked Dispersion for their event

“Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday - we had a brilliant time, and lots of our guests have been telling us how great they thought you guys were. Thank you!”


Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday - we had a brilliant time,...

5 stars - Dispersion are Highly Recommended booked Dispersion for their event

“Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday - we had a brilliant time, and lots of our guests have been telling us how great they thought you guys were. Thank you!”


We were delighted with DISPERSIÓN. Everybody had a fantastic time dancing, and w...

5 stars - Dispersion are Highly Recommended booked Dispersion for their event

“We were delighted with DISPERSIÓN. Everybody had a fantastic time dancing, and we received many comments about how excellent the band were. We would definitely recommend them.”


We would like to thank you and DISPERSIÓN for an excellent set on Saturday. We t...

5 stars - Dispersion are Highly Recommended booked Dispersion for their event

“We would like to thank you and DISPERSIÓN for an excellent set on Saturday. We thoroughly enjoyed the music and have had a lot of favourable comments from our guests about the music! Please pass on our thanks to Rory and the rest of the band for their part in making it such a special night!”


DISPERSIÓN were great! Fantastic entertainment from a great group of musicians. ...

5 stars - Dispersion are Highly Recommended booked Dispersion for their event

“DISPERSIÓN were great! Fantastic entertainment from a great group of musicians. All the guests really enjoyed them!”

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Prices

Price from £2,080 + travel from London

Based on 11 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • South East From £2,080
  • East Midlands From £2,597
  • East of England From £2,597
  • South West From £3,295
  • Wales From £3,295
  • West Midlands From £3,295
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £4,536
  • North East From £4,536
  • North West From £4,536
  • Scotland From £7,443

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Lineup

Default lineup: 11 members

11 Piece Band: 2 Vocalists, Piano, Bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto sax, tenor sax, trombone, trumpet).

Full Biography

Highlights
* 11 to 5-piece Latin band
* Playing a diverse range of styles
* Covering a comprehensive range of songs (traditional and contemporary) as well as playing original tunes
* Special request songs learned
* Starring some of the UK's finest musicians from the best bands around and featuring a variety of guest artists
* Boasting over 20 brilliant reviews from some of the UK's top venues and clients
* Offering a flexible range of lineups and instrumental combinations to suit the budget and requirements for the occasion
* Offering a flexible range of support acts to further enhance the occasion
* Providing its own instruments and back line
* Excellent value for money

“Clave... To us the word goes beyond explanations and definitions. It means life, salsa, the food of our leisure time, the motion of intense rhythm, the emotion of 20,000 people simultaneously grooving to the natural sounds of life. It’s being played in beat, on key, on clave... It means to be on top of things, to be playing it right... Clave is history, it’s culture. African drums from far off places like Nigeria, Dahomey, and Ghana married the Spanish guitar to bring us clave. The seeds were planted in the Caribbean and now their grandchild is Salsa...” CLAVE MAGAZINE

DISPERSIÓN is a UK-based Latin band bringing you a one-way ticket to the music of the Americas. The 11-piece lineup (2 vocalists, 3 percussionists, 4 brass, piano and bass) lends itself to an expansive BIG BAND sound without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group, and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos. With their vision to unite the rhythms of the Americas, their music is uplifting, inspiring and unifying, celebrating the diversity of cultures that arose out of the African Slave Trade, whilst focusing on the Cuban, Brazilian and globalized SALSA sounds which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world. 

DISPERSIÓN is not your regular salsa band... it’s a LATIN band, in the wider sense; freely mixing salsa with jazz, funk and contemporary popular music styles to create an explosive mix of sounds... it’s a BIG BAND by its very nature; equipped with all of the credentials to make for an exhilarating live outfit - engaging vocalists, a burning hot rhythm section and a big fat brass section... With their critically acclaimed fusion of rhythms, DISPERSIÓN is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today!

“DISPERSIÓN... The word has a universal meaning in many languages - it is all about dispersed peoples coming together, and the amazing musical fusions that this has created. Our sound has the spirit of salsa, but the swing of samba, and we combine these rhythms with jazz, funk and infusions of contemporary popular music styles from around the world - it is a real melting pot...” RORY, PRODUCER

The Music
DISPERSIÓN provides the ULTIMATE catalyst for an engaging live outfit, delicately poised between its infectious appeal among a wide range of audiences yet technically sophisticated sensibility. The original compositions combine influences as diverse as South American pop, Spanish rumba, nu-Bossa, funk and reggaeton with a lyrical interplay between love, musical intoxication and images from the natural world. The arrangements themselves are pretty simple, containing flexible open platforms that allow the band to really stretch out and explore their musical territory, punctuated with unifying sections that bring the band into triumphant moments of tightness and togetherness. DISPERSIÓN has become a real VIBE band; analogous to a single, living breathing organism, yet free and open at the same time, lending itself to bursts of collective spontaneity - clapping in clave, improvised vocal refrains and onstage swaying. The combination of its expansive 11-piece lineup and its diverse influences from Latin American, mainstream popular and world rhythms render DISPERSIÓN truly a musical carnival...

DISPERSIÓN blends sophistication with FUN and works equally well as an amazing party band available for hire. Whether it is cheesy commercial Hollywood hits, sophisticated Latin jazz, straight-up contemporary salsa dance music or old-school Cuban classics, it is completely up to you! And of course like all great bands DISPERSIÓN will judge what the audience respond to on the day and are prepared to change the set list ‘on the fly’...

The Members
DISPERSIÓN brings together a collective of musicians from all over the UK - including London, Manchester, Liverpool, Bournemouth and Lancashire. Its members are all experienced musicians who have played with some of the UK’s top bands within the jazz and world music circuit. Many of them are distinguished music graduates from UK music colleges and universities and from institutions around the world. DISPERSIÓN also brings in a variety of guest artists, further expanding their wide range of material.

Previous Experience
DISPERSIÓN has performed all over the UK, touring concert venues, events both private and corporate, festivals, showcases and weddings. Previous clients include Band on the Wall, Cultural Collage World Music Festival, KRO Ltd Catering & Events, Manchester Food & Drink Festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Manchester Salon, Matt & Phred’s Jazz Club, Prestwich Festival, Royal Northern College of Music, Salsa de Cuba, Salsa Direct and WPA Health Insurance.

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