Bongo Man

Location Bedfordshire
Starting from £480.00
2 reviews
Location Bedfordshire
Starting from £480.00
Read 2 reviews

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

He is available to play live percussion either alongside your chosen DJ, or solo with his own PA and backing music. He can play along with any style of music adding a live element and creating that unmistakable party atmosphere at your event. He plays eye catching silver sparkle congas and can also provide lighting to add to the visual spectacle! 

Whether it's improvising alongside a DJ or playing his own self-contained solo show, Bongo Man is sure to add the wow factor to your event and deliver a slick and professional performance.

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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!!!

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

Bongo Man can play along with almost any style of music but live percussion works particularly well with

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


, Wedding, Mulberry House, Essex

Unbelievable - really made our evening reception unforgettable!

, Venue Club, Northamptonshire

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.

As well as hundreds of private functions he has also appeared at;

  • Cafe Mambo tour 
  • Royal William Yard Festival
  • International Equestrian gala dinner
  • Impossible (Manchester) 
  • Silverstone race circuit 
  • AJ bell stadium 
  • Numerous, restaurants, bars and clubs  

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 - 3ft wide by 3.5ft deep
  • Smallest percussion set up and compact PA – 5ft wide by 5ft deep
  • Largest percussion rig -  6ft wide by 5ft deep
  • Largest percussion rig and PA – 12ft wide by 6ft deep

What areas of the UK Bongo Man cover?
Bongo man is available to play acoustic percussion anywhere in the UK 

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!


  • Live percussion with your DJ - up to 2hrs              
  • Live percussion with your DJ - 3hrs          
  • Live percussion with backing music (PA provided) - 2hrs
  • Live percussion with backing music (PA provided) - 3hrs
  • As part of DJ and Percussion duo ‘Beats and Bongos’
  • As part of Warble artist 'DJ,Sax and Bongos'

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


Aberdeen £900.00 Inverness £900.00 Perth £900.00 Sutherland £840.00 Ayrshire £840.00 Fife £840.00 Stirlingshire £840.00 West Lothian £840.00 Dumfries-shire £840.00 East Lothian £840.00 Lanarkshire £840.00 Midlothian £840.00 Glasgow £840.00 Edinburgh £840.00 Dundee £840.00

Foreign Locations

Europe £960.00 Rest of the world £960.00

North East

Durham £762.00 Northumberland £762.00 North Yorkshire £762.00 South Yorkshire £762.00 Tyne and Wear £750.00 West Yorkshire £750.00 Yorkshire £750.00 East Yorkshire £750.00 Leeds £750.00

North West

Cheshire £750.00 Cumbria £780.00 Manchester £756.00 Lancashire £720.00 Merseyside £750.00 Liverpool £750.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £570.00 Leicestershire £570.00 Lincolnshire £570.00 Northamptonshire £480.00 Nottinghamshire £540.00 Rutland £510.00


Cambridgeshire £570.00 Norfolk £570.00 Suffolk £570.00 Norwich £570.00


Anglesey £756.00 Caernarvonshire £756.00 Denbigh £660.00 Flint £660.00 Cardigan £660.00 Brecon £660.00 Carmarthen £660.00 Glamorgan £660.00 Monmouth £660.00 Pembroke £660.00 Wrexham £660.00 Cardiff £660.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £630.00 Herefordshire £630.00 Shropshire £630.00 Staffordshire £630.00 Warwickshire £630.00 Worcestershire £630.00 Birmingham £630.00

South East

Bedfordshire £480.00 Berkshire £480.00 Buckinghamshire £480.00 East Sussex £624.00 Essex £624.00 Hampshire £624.00 Hertfordshire £600.00 Isle of Wight £840.00 Kent £660.00 Oxfordshire £600.00 Surrey £600.00 Sussex £624.00 West Sussex £624.00 London £600.00 Middlesex £600.00

South West

Cornwall £780.00 Devon £780.00 Dorset £720.00 Somerset £720.00 Wiltshire £720.00 Bath £660.00 Bristol £660.00
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