Set List / Repertoire
La Banda play Buenavista hot Cuban and Salsa style music including:
Buenavista social club music:
Cuarto de Tula
Son de la Loma
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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.
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.
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.