Northern Salsa Band

5-12 Piece Salsa Band

A stellar group of award-winning musicians, the Northern Salsa Band is a stunning combination of virtuosity and energy.

About Us

The Northern Salsa Band was founded in 2012 by eleven outstanding musicians at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester. They are committed to delivering the dynamic and exciting music of modern salsa and timba, Nuyorican mambo, authentic cha cha cha, son, guaracha, boleros and Latin jazz. The rhythm section includes five percussionists/coro, double bass and keys which is led by bandleader, Phil. This supports the virtuosic frontline of trumpet, saxophone and trombone as well as the talented vocalist, Caroline.

With mentoring by salsa legend Birger Sulsbruck (leader of salsa groups 'Salsa Na 'Ma' and 'Coco Son'), they have also studied under and performed with the percussionists Chris Manis and Dave Hassell from the Manchester-based band 'Apitos'. They have already had considerable success headlining at Band on The Wall (Manchester), performing in the prestigious annual RNCM Day of Percussion and featuring at the 2013 Parklife Weekender Festival.

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You guys were fantastic! So many of our guests said how much they enjoyed dancing to the band and how you were the highlight of the night. Thank you again!

Jeanne & David - Wedding, Cumbria


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Timing Requirements:

The Northern Salsa Band typically performs two 50 minute sets + encore (first dance included if the event is a wedding). Additional times can be negotiated. 

Song Requests:

The Northern Salsa Band can tailor their repertoire and arrange specific songs for your event. Please do enquire if you can't find what you're looking for. 


Travel expenses are included unless your location is further afield. the Salsa Band does perform nationally and abroad but additional travel and accommodation expenses will incur depending on your events location - Please enquire for further details

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