Bongo Man

Bongo Man

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Location Bedfordshire
Starting from £600
3 Reviews

Bongo Man is an entertaining, experienced and versatile percussionist available to play for public or private events including weddings, parties and corporate entertainment.

  • Highlights
  • Sure to add the WOW factor to your event by improvising alongside a DJ or playing self-contained
  • Can play along with any style of music creating that unmistakable party atmosphere
  • Add an additional DJ or Sax Player for a fuller, vibrant sound

About


Bongo Man is a trained musician who has been playing professionally for over 20 years and has a wealth of experience playing drums and percussion with DJs and bands across the length and bredth of the UK.

He has worked alongside internationally renowned DJs including the godfather of UK House and Garage Grant Nelson, Danny O and Ridney (Cafe Mambo residents) renowned producer and DJ Richard Earnshaw, Steve Taylor (iCulture), Junior (Kinky Malinky, Citylife), Mitch Tilson & Jack Disley (SoulMuch, SoulDevine), Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz) and a number of international DJs including Matt D and Gerardo Smedile (Italy) and The Checkup (Germany).

He has also played for a number of international artists including PIXIE LOTT (artist and ITVs Voice Kids coach), Eddie Manion (Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band), Miss Emily (Canadian singer songwriter), Shahab Tiam (Iranian pop star), Diane Shaw (UK Soul artist) and Lew Kirton (American soul singer) and UK Bhangra legend Surj Sahota.

As well as playing acoustic percussion, Bongo Man also plays a Roland electronic percussion instrument called the 'Handsonic Percussion Pad' which enables him to play 400 percussion sounds from one unit! This is a great option for international gigs, events where parking is not available and/or space is very tight, as it is much more portable than the acoustic set up but still allows Bongo Man to recreate the sound of all the instrument in his acoustic set up and many more!!!

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Repertoire


Styles the Bongo Man plays in

  • Dance/House music
  • Salsa and other styles of Latin/Brazilian music
  • Disco
  • Pop
  • R&B
  • Funk and Soul
  • Reggae/Ska
Line-Up

Bongo man is available to play

  • Solo with a PA and backing music provided
  • Alongside a DJ of your choice
  • As part of DJ and Percussion duo ‘Beats and Bongos’
  • As part of DJ, Sax and Bongos duo

3 Reviews

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Top reviews

Adam Cox

Event: Wedding
Location: Leicestershire
5/5

I couldn't recommend Andy more highly. We booked Andy for our wedding, to accompany a DJ and play along with various genres of music. He just added a whole new level to the occasion which set the night off perfectly. Completely professional and accommodating from booking, through the wedding and even afterwards. A genuinely lovely guy, who always has a smile on his face and it is clear he loves his work. I would book him again in a heartbeat, for any occasion, and probably will in the future!


Shaun McDuff

Event: Wedding
Location: Essex
5/5

Unbelievable - really made our evening reception unforgettable!


Becci Wynn

Event: Venue Club
Location: Northamptonshire
5/5

Bongo Man performed for us at our Mardis Gras event, and to say it was a success would be an understatement. From start to finish he was fantastic, he set up quickly and efficiently and was ready to perform straight away. The crowd absolutely loved his music as his bongos brought something completely different to our event. I would definitely use him again in the future.


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £660
    • Norfolk £672
    • Norwich £660
    • Suffolk £660
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £660
    • Leicestershire £660
    • Lincolnshire £660
    • Northamptonshire £600
    • Nottinghamshire £660
    • Rutland £660
    Foreign Locations
    • Europe £960
    • Rest of the world £960
    North East
    • Durham £762
    • East Yorkshire £750
    • Leeds £750
    • North Yorkshire £762
    • Northumberland £762
    • South Yorkshire £762
    • Tyne and Wear £750
    • West Yorkshire £750
    • Yorkshire £750
    North West
    • Cheshire £750
    • Cumbria £780
    • Lancashire £720
    • Liverpool £750
    • Manchester £756
    • Merseyside £750
    Scotland
    • Aberdeen £900
    • Ayrshire £840
    • Dumfriesshire £840
    • Dundee £840
    • East Lothian £840
    • Edinburgh £840
    • Fife £840
    • Glasgow £840
    • Inverness £900
    • Lanarkshire £840
    • Midlothian £840
    • Perth £900
    • Stirlingshire £840
    • Sutherland £840
    • West Lothian £840
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £600
    • Berkshire £660
    • Buckinghamshire £660
    • East Sussex £624
    • Essex £684
    • Hampshire £744
    • Hertfordshire £660
    • Kent £720
    • London £720
    • Middlesex £684
    • Oxfordshire £660
    • Surrey £6840
    • Sussex £684
    • West Sussex £720
    South West
    • Bath £720
    • Bristol £780
    • Cornwall £840
    • Devon £840
    • Dorset £780
    • Somerset £780
    • Wiltshire £780
    Wales
    • Anglesey £876
    • Brecon £780
    • Caernarvonshire £876
    • Cardiff £780
    • Cardigan £780
    • Carmarthen £780
    • Denbigh £780
    • Flint £780
    • Glamorgan £780
    • Monmouth £780
    • Pembroke £780
    • Wrexham £780
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £720
    • Gloucestershire £720
    • Herefordshire £720
    • Shropshire £750
    • Staffordshire £750
    • Warwickshire £750
    • Worcestershire £750

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    FAQs

    How much space does Bongo Man require?
    Bongo man has various size set ups to suit any occasion and any size space and is also able to provide, small, medium and large PA options;

    • Smallest percussion set up - 1m wide by 1.5m deep
    • Smallest percussion set up and compact PA – 1.5 wide by 1.5m deep
    • Largest percussion rig -  2m wide by 1.8m deep
    • Largest percussion rig and PA – 4m wide by 2m deep

    What is included in the price?
    As standard the price quoted includes the full silver sparkle percussion set up, percussion lighting, microphones and mixing desk.  

    Is Bongo Man available to play abroad?
    Yes! Bongo Man also plays Roland electronic percussion pad that has over 400 different percussion sounds. With this electronic set up Bongo Man is able to play anywhere in the world!

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