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.
This Band are perfect for injecting energy and a Latin vibe to any event. With infectious rhythms and a glorious big sound, the Northern Salsa Band are perfect entertainment for a host of different events.
A lighter break-away from the full impact of the vibrant main eleven-piece Northern Salsa Band, we also offer its smaller, but equally animated cousin for corporate functions, background music, charity events, weddings and other performance platforms. This sophisticated offspring is paired down to six of its award winning musicians to add a touch of salsa to any event, bringing together the agile lines of a horn player (saxophone, trumpet or trombone) galvanised by two percussionists, double bass and keys over which float the sumptuous Spanish vocals of talented singer, Caroline. The flexible Mini Candela Salsa Band is a stunning combination of energy, professionalism and virtuosity suitable for any event.
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.
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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