Bongo Man

Bongo Man

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Location Bedfordshire
Starting from £651
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


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

NEW for 2024 - Bongo man is now offering a solo DJ & Percussion package which includes a professional DJ service interspersed with live percussion throughout the night; PA system, stage and dancefloor lighting and roaming djembe drum.

Bongo man is also available to play live percussion alongside your chosen DJ and can play along with any style of music adding a live element and creating that unmistakable party atmosphere at your event. He also offers DJ Sax and percussion; or DJ Sax Percussion & vocals packages! 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 DJ & Percussion solo show, Bongo Man is sure to add the wow factor to your event and deliver a slick and professional performance.

Bongo Man is a trained musician who has been playing professionally for over 25 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 TODD TERRY; the godfather of UK House and Garage Grant Nelson; Jason Bye, Danny O and Ridney (Cafe Mambo residents); renowned DJ and producers including Richard Earnshaw, Russell Small (Freemasons), Steve Taylor (iCulture), Kevin McKay (Glasgow Underground), Moodena (Tropical Disco records), Grant Richards (Kinky Malinki) and a number of international DJs including Matt D and Gerardo Smedile (Italy) and The Checkup (Germany).Andy has played at a number of Café Mambo events.

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!!!



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

Bongo man is available to play

  • Solo DJ & Percussion 
  • Alongside a DJ of your choice
  • As part of a DJ and Percussion duo 
  • As part of a DJ, Sax and Bongos duo
  • As part of a DJ, Sax, Percussion AND vocals trio

3 Reviews

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Adam Cox

Event: Wedding
Location: Leicestershire

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

Unbelievable - really made our evening reception unforgettable!

Becci Wynn

Event: Venue Club
Location: 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.


    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.

    • Cambridgeshire £713
    • Norfolk £806
    • Norwich £806
    • Suffolk £806
    East Midlands
    • Derbyshire £713
    • Leicestershire £713
    • Lincolnshire £744
    • Northamptonshire £713
    • Nottinghamshire £713
    • Rutland £713
    North East
    • Leeds £905
    • North Yorkshire £930
    • South Yorkshire £868
    • West Yorkshire £905
    • Yorkshire £930
    North West
    • Cheshire £868
    • Cumbria £868
    • Lancashire £868
    • Liverpool £868
    • Manchester £868
    • Merseyside £868
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £651
    • Berkshire £713
    • Buckinghamshire £713
    • East Sussex £713
    • Essex £713
    • Hampshire £806
    • Hertfordshire £713
    • Kent £806
    • London £806
    • Middlesex £744
    • Oxfordshire £713
    • Surrey £713
    • Sussex £713
    • West Sussex £713
    South West
    • Bath £930
    • Bristol £930
    • Devon £961
    • Dorset £899
    • Somerset £930
    • Wiltshire £868
    • Cardiff £930
    • Carmarthen £930
    • Denbigh £930
    • Flint £930
    • Glamorgan £930
    • Monmouth £930
    • Powys £868
    • Wrexham £868
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £713
    • Gloucestershire £775
    • Herefordshire £713
    • Shropshire £713
    • Staffordshire £713
    • Warwickshire £713
    • Worcestershire £713

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    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
    • DJ & Percussion rig – 3.5m wide by 3m deep

    What is included in the price?

    As standard, the price quoted includes 5 x 20 minute set, the full silver sparkle percussion set up, percussion lighting, microphones, mixing desk AND roaming djembe drum. Bongo man is able to go out on to the dancefloor with his djembe drum and interact with you and your guest.

    NEW for 2024 – Bongo man’s new solo DJ & Percussion package includes up to 4hr DJ set interspersed with live percussion throughout. A Yamaha PA system, full silver sparkle percussion set up, stage AND dance floor lighting, plus roaming djembe drum.

    *Extra hours of DJ service and/or live percussion sets are also available for an additional fee.

    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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