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La Banda

Brilliant 5-8 piece Buenavista style band playing hot Cuban Son and Salsa music. Great for Private Parties, Weddings, Venues and Corporate Events.

Price from £1,154 + travel

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Secure your 2022 / 2023 booking before the 31st October 2022, and if Covid affects your event plans, we will offer 100% deposit credit to be used against new bookings.

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Set List / Repertoire

La Banda play Buenavista hot Cuban and Salsa style music including:

Buenavista social club music:
Chan Chan
Cuarto de Tula
Son de la Loma
Guantanamera

12 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 11
  • Good 1
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

Cuban band at its best, New Year’s Eve at The Market Cross.

5 stars - La Banda are Highly Recommended
booked La Banda for their event in Suffolk December 2021

“Sara and the guys are an incredibly talented and professional Latin Cuban band. The evening was made effortless by their presence, everyone including staff had the most amazing night. This is live music at its finest, first class!”


Great night and great band!

5 stars - La Banda are Highly Recommended
booked La Banda for their event in London October 2021

“Great night and great band! Thank you also for your excellent communication!”


Excellent band! Highly recommended

5 stars - La Banda are Highly Recommended
Daphne U booked La Banda for their event in London

“Great night and great band! Thank you also for your excellent communication!”


We booked La Banda through alive network for our wedding- we love cuban music an...

5 stars - La Banda are Highly Recommended
booked La Banda for their event

“We booked La Banda through alive network for our wedding- we love cuban music and wanted something special and a bit different. La Banda didn't dissapoint- our guests loved the band and they exceeded all our expectations. They were relaxed and fun- and really got the crowd involved. Thank you so much for making our wedding so memorable. Daniel and Ellie Pullen.”


Hi Gemma, Thanks for your email - sorry it has taken me so long to reply but...

5 stars - La Banda are Highly Recommended
booked La Banda for their event

“Hi Gemma, Thanks for your email - sorry it has taken me so long to reply but it was such a good party that it has taken us a week or so to recover. The band, La Banda were absolutely brilliant! They were exactly what we wanted and infact I invited my salsa teacher, Eddison who danced all night and joined them on the stage at one point. We were all in fancy dress as latinos and the whole night was a rip-roaring success. I know the band will get more venues from that night alone and we would love to know where they are playing so that we can all keep in touch and follow them like a bunch of ageing groupies! We managed to transform our village hall into downtown rio for a night and I have to say without La Banda it would not have worked. Hope they enjoyed it too. Please pass on our best wishes and thanks to them. They were class. Thanks again. Kathryn Trueman”

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Prices

Price from £1,154 + travel from London

Based on 5 members performing 2 x 45 minute sets

  • East of England From £1,154
  • South East From £1,154
  • East Midlands From £1,441
  • West Midlands From £1,441
  • South West From £1,462
  • North East From £1,577
  • North West From £1,577
  • Wales From £1,577
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £1,577
  • Scotland From £1,827

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Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets


From £1154 + travel

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Lineup

Default lineup: 5 members

5 piece band: keyboard/vocals, bass/vocals, percussion/vocals x 2, trumpet.

*Larger line-ups available (please see booking options).

*Can also offer smaller 3 and 4 piece line-ups. Please speak to an Alive Network Co-ordinator for a quote and availability. 

Full Biography

La Banda are a five piece band who play Cuban Son and Salsa with a serious groove. 

Pianist Sara McGuinness sought out musicians with a passion for Cuban music old and new to form the band. The result is a powerful quintet with a far bigger sound. The band’s obvious love of the music they play is evident in the passionate and exuberant arrangements of Cuban songs both classic and modern.

The fabulous singer Yuri Moreno hails from “Oriente” the East of Cuba where “Son” music was born. Before bringing her golden voice to London she moved West to Havana where she featured extensively with bands.

Bass player Elpidio Caicedo is well known on the UK Salsa scene, considered one of the top bass players he is also much in demand for his fantastic vocal talents.

Sara McGuinness has been an integral part of the UK Latin scene for many years, working with a variety of bands and projects. Dave Pattman, Bill Bland and Emeris Soliare established percussionists proficient in both popular and folkloric Cuban styles.

The band play a range of Cuban music including “Son” from the 40s and 50s, as popularised by Buena Vista Social Club, through to modern day hot Timba and Salsa.  Perfect music for a summer’s day, don’t forget your dancing shoes.

Band Members
Yuri Moreno Vocals
Elpidio Caicedo – Bass
Sara McGuinness – Piano
Dave Pattman – Bongos/Timbales
Emeris Solis/Bill Bland - Congas

Please note: La Banda can offer smaller 3 & 4 piece line-ups. Please call an Alive Network Co-ordinator for a quote and availability.

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