Cafecito plays a lively pre-salsa style of music still heard on the streets of old Havana today - cha cha chas, danzones, mambos and boleros as well as Latin jazz, which you will have heard a flavour of in the Buena Vista Social Club recordings. Our main repertoire includes Cuban classics from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. Cafecito’s eight piece dance band is lead Cuban singer, violin, flute, piano (we bring our own), congas, bongos/guiro, timbales and double bass and the musicians also sing backing vocals. We can also perform as a five piece (flute, piano, double bass and 2 percussionists) for background music such as a drinks reception.
"What an amazing outfit. Booked them to come down and play for my birthday bash in Cornwall and they didn't disappoint! Every man, woman and child was up on their feet dancing, the music was so infectious. Oozing with Cuban charisma they transported us back to the streets of old Havana. " (S. F.)
"A wonderful ensemble - their performance was joyful...
".....a great big thank you for the wonderful music at our wedding! The music was just brilliant and we had lots of people say how perfect it was for the day!" - Victoria & John
What an amazing outfit. Booked them to come down and play for my birthday bash in Cornwall and they didn't disappoint! Every man, woman and child was up on their feet dancing, the music was so infectious. Oozing with Cuban charisma they transported us back to the streets of old Havana. (Stephen)
".....[thanks] to the Cafecito band for the wonderful music you played at our wedding.....it was really great and we received compliments about you from so many of our guests"— Valentina & Mike
A wonderful ensemble - their performance was joyful, slick and carefree all at once. Each of the musicians were very talented and charismatic in their own right, making for a very professional group. We booked them for our university ball and everyone loved their Cuban sound. A really lovely and easy going group of people too, I'd highly recommend booking Cafecito for any sort of event when you want people up on their feet dancing, or to create a sophisticated and fun summery atmosphere." - Alic...
We offer 2 sets of approximately an hour each within a 3 hour period. We bring our own piano, PA, and basic stage lighting for an evening event if required. All you need to provide is a plug socket or...