Latin Explosion

Location London
Starting from £906.00
3 reviews
Location London
Starting from £906.00
Read 3 reviews

Exhilarating Latin, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian rhythms brought to you by a funky UK salsa band - vocals, horns, percussionists, available for weddings, parties, festivals and events private and corporate. Absolutely stunning.

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“Clave... To us the word goes beyond explanations and definitions. It means life, salsa, the food of our leisure time, the motion of intense rhythm, the emotion of 20,000 people simultaneously grooving to the natural sounds of life. It’s being played in beat, on key, on clave... It means to be on top of things, to be playing it right... Clave is history, it’s culture. African drums from far off places like Nigeria, Dahomey, and Ghana married the Spanish guitar to bring us clave. The seeds were planted in the Caribbean and now their grandchild is Salsa...” CLAVE MAGAZINE

Latin Explosion is a London-based Latin band bringing you a one-way ticket to the music of the Americas. The 12-piece lineup (2 vocalists, 3 percussionists, 4 brass, piano and bass) lends itself to an expansive big band sound without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group, and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos... With their vision to unite the rhythms of the Americas, their music is uplifting, inspiring and unifying, celebrating the diversity of cultures that arose out of the African Slave Trade, whilst focusing on the Cuban, Brazilian and globalised salsa sounds which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world.

Latin Explosion is not your regular salsa band... it’s a Latin band, in the wider sense; freely mixing salsa with jazz, funk and contemporary popular music styles to create an explosive mix of sounds... it’s a big band by its very nature; equipped with all of the credentials to make for an exhilarating live outfit - engaging vocalists, a burning hot rhythm section and a big fat brass section... With their critically acclaimed fusion of rhythms, Latin Explosion is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today.

“Latin Explosion... The word has a universal meaning in many languages - it is all about dispersed peoples coming together, and the amazing musical fusions that this has created. Our sound has the spirit of salsa, but the swing of samba, and we combine these rhythms with jazz, funk and infusions of contemporary popular music styles from around the world - it is a real melting pot...” Rory The Saxophonist (saxophonist and producer)

Latin Explosion provides the ultimate catalyst for an engaging live outfit, delicately poised between its infectious appeal among a wide range of audiences yet technically sophisticated sensibility. The original compositions combine influences as diverse as South American pop, Spanish rumba, nu-Bossa, funk and reggaeton with a lyrical interplay between love, musical intoxication and images from the natural world. The arrangements themselves are pretty simple, containing flexible open platforms that allow the band to really stretch out and explore their musical territory, punctuated with unifying sections that bring the band into triumphant moments of tightness and togetherness. Latin Explosion has become a real vibe band; analogous to a single, living breathing organism, yet free and open at the same time, lending itself to bursts of collective spontaneity - clapping in clave, improvised vocal refrains and onstage swaying. The combination of its expansive 12-piece lineup and its diverse influences from Latin American, mainstream popular and world rhythms render Latin Explosion truly a musical carnival...

Formed in Spring 2009, Latin Explosion are a group of musicians from a multitude of different backgrounds and walks of life brought together to play LATIN MUSIC. Their music celebrates the unity and diversity of rhythms that emerged out of the African Diaspora and their dissemination throughout the Americas... they create, they blend, they transform, they transmit. Most importantly, they have come together with a common objective: to SHARE and to EMBRACE.

Latin Explosion has performed all over the UK, touring concert venues, events (private / corporate), festivals, weddings and parties. They have had fantastic reviews; from dancers both seasoned salseros and amateur amantes who have come to enjoy their experience, keeping them on their feet all night, aficionados of the music and general punters out for a great time. The buzz that they have created has been fantastic and the quality of the musicians in the band has drawn in considerably large audiences. Every show is like a new beginning, and they always succeed in creating that magical atmosphere. No matter how much the band develops from show to show, their fundamental aims remain the same: to share and to embrace. The band is a crossroads of musicians coming from different backgrounds, constantly returning with new gems and sparks of inspiration - in this sense it is a true Latin Explosion. Through these journeys they have not only learned about music, but they have learned about life... Salsa is rooted in the African trinity of love, food and religion (emotional, physical and spiritual fulfillment) and this is at the heart of their music.

BRAZILIAN EXPLOSION

Join us as we take a foray south of the border and into Brazil. Latin Explosion presents the best in Bossa Nova and Samba with fantastic live musicians, excellent cocktails and Brazilian vibes. Put on your dancing shoes and leave your blues at home, it's time to party! Latin Explosion Brasil is the alter-ego of Latin Explosion, a separate setup specialising in the myriad of styles emerging from Brazil; from Samba and Bossa Nova to MPB and Sertanejo, from Partido Alto to funk.

HIGHLIGHTS 

  • 5-12 piece Latin/salsa band.
  • 10 years' experience performing at events (private/corporate), venues and festivals nationally and internationally.
  • Covering a diverse range of music ranging from Traditional & Folkloric to Contemporary dance floor salsa, Latin jazz and popular music and Samba, Bossa Nova & Brazilian music.
  • 100+ strong repertoire of songs in Spanish, Portuguese & English plus original compositions.
  • Based in London but travelling nationally and internationally if enquired far enough in advance.
  • Boasting over 40 brilliant reviews from some of the UK’s top venues and clients.
  • Offering a flexible range of lineups and instrumental combinations to suit the budget and requirements of the occasion.
  • Male & Female vocals, Lead & Backing vocals.
  • 3-piece percussion lineups offer the choice between traditional (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo/Bell) and contemporary (Kit, Timbales/Bell, Congas/Bongo) setups.
  • 2-piece percussion lineups offer Latin setup (condensed Kit/Timbales/Bell) and Congas plus Brazilian percussion setups.
  • Offering a flexible range of support acts to further enhance the occasion: Fiesta Latina, La Charanga Latin Explosion (string quartet), salsa DJ/dance tuition and/or guest artists.
  • Excellent value for money.
  • Fluent improvisers and readers.
  • Special request songs learned.
  • Versatile for events ranging from parties of 200+ people to medium-sized events and offering a smaller band "Fiesta Latina" either as a support or as a headline for smaller events.
  • Providing its own P.A., sound engineers, instruments and backline plus lighting if required.
  • Starring some of the London's finest musicians from the best bands around, and featuring a variety of guest artists.

Latin Explosion is available in 8 different lineups, depending on the budget and venue capacity. There is built in flexibility depending on whether more vocals, percussion or brass are preferred.

12-piece

  • 3 x Vocals (2 Lead, 1 Backing)
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
  • 4 x Brass

11-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
  • 4 x Brass

10-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 4 x Brass

9-piece

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 4 x Brass 

8-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 7-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 6-piece

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 5-piece

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 1 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 4-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals
  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Trumpet

3-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals
  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Percussion

 2-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals
  • 1 x Lead Vocals

1-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals 

Latin Explosion Brazilian

  • Ary Barrosso - Aqualera Do Brasil (Watercolour of Brazil)
  • Baden Powell - Berimbau
  • Banda Beijo - Bate Lata
  • Bellini - Samba De Janeiro
  • Caetano Veloso - A Luz De Tieta
  • Caetano Veloso - Não Enche
  • Carlos Lyra - Voce E Eu (You And Me)
  • Chico Buarque - Essa Moça Ta Diferente
  • Chico César - Mama África
  • Clara Nunes - Canto Da Tres Raças
  • Corduroy - Something In My Eye
  • Djavan - Acelerou
  • Djavan - Azul
  • Djavan - Fato Consumado
  • Djavan - Flor De Lis
  • Djavan - Linha Do Equador
  • Djavan - Luz
  • Djavan - Samurai
  • Djavan - Serrado
  • Dorival Caymmi - Samba Da Minha Terra
  • Edu Lobo - Ponteio
  • Grupo Art Popular - Agamamou
  • Ivete Sangalo - Eu Tô Vendo
  • Jorge Ben - Mais Que Nada
  • Jorge Ben - Pais Tropical
  • Kaoma - Lambada
  • Lanu feat. Christin Deralas - Shine
  • Luis Bonfa - Frevo
  • Luis Bonfa - Manha Do Carnaval (Morning Of The Carnival)
  • Luis Bonfa - Samba De Orfeu (Orpheus' Samba)
  • Marcos Valle - Samba De Verão (Summer Samba)
  • Michel Telo - Ai Se Eu Te Pego
  • Milton Nascimento - Tudo O Que Você Podia Ser
  • Milton Nascimento - Vera Cruz
  • Monobloco - Festa No Morrao
  • Orquestra Imperial - Fita Amarela
  • Orquestra Imperial - Não Foi Em Vão
  • Orquestra Imperial - Obsessão
  • Orquestra Imperial - Pela Primeira Vez
  • Roberto Menescal - Nos E O Mar (Us And The Sea)
  • Roberto Menescal - O Barquinho (Little Boat)
  • Seu Jorge - Carolina
  • Seu Jorge - Chega No Suingue
  • Seu Jorge - E Seu Favela
  • Tom Jobim - A Felicidade
  • Tom Jobim - Água De Beber (Water To Drink)
  • Tom Jobim - Águas De Março (Waters of March)
  • Tom Jobim - Chega De Saudade (No More Blues)
  • Tom Jobim - Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars)
  • Tom Jobim - Desafinado
  • Tom Jobim - Dindi
  • Tom Jobim - Garota De Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)
  • Tom Jobim - Insensatez (How Insensitive)
  • Tom Jobim - Meditação (Meditation)
  • Tom Jobim - O Amor Em Paz (Once I Loved)
  • Tom Jobim - O Morro Não Tem Vez (Favela)
  • Tom Jobim - Samba De Uma Nota Só (One Note Samba)
  • Tom Jobim - Só Danço Samba (I Only Dance Samba)
  • Tom Jobim - Triste (Sadness)
  • Tom Jobim - Vivo Sonhando (Dreamer)
  • Tom Jobim - Vou Te Contar (Wave)
  • Toquinho - Carta Ao Tom
  • Toquinho - Samba De Orly

Latin Explosion Latin Jazz

  • Arturo Sandoval - Reunión
  • Cal Tjader - Sabor
  • Chano Pozo - Manteca
  • Chick Corea - Spain
  • Chucho Valdes - Chucho
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Night in Tunisia
  • Dizzy Gillespie - Tanga
  • Eden Ahbez - Nature Boy
  • Horace Silver - Nica's Dream
  • Irakere - Boliviana
  • Juan Tizol - Caravan
  • Mario Bauzá - Mambo Inn
  • Mongo Santamaria - Afro Blue
  • Paquito D'Rivera - Claudia
  • Pat Metheny - Song For Bilbao
  • Ray Barretto - La Cuna
  • Sonny Rollins - St Thomas
  • Tito Puente - Linda Chicana
  • Tito Puente - Oye Como Va
  • Tito Puente - Ran Kan Kan

Latin Explosion Latin Pop & Fusion

  • Bacilos - Caraluna
  • Barry Manilow - Copacabana
  • Basement Jaxx - Bingo Bango
  • Bob Marley - Get Up Stand Up
  • Brand New Heavies - Midnight At The Oasis
  • Carlos Santana - Satellite
  • Dámaso Pérez Prado - Mambo No. 5
  • Eagles - Hotel California
  • George Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gloria Estefan - ¡Sí Señor!
  • Gloria Estefan - Santo
  • Jennifer Lopez - Ain't It Funny
  • Jennifer Lopez - Let's Get Loud
  • Judas Priest - Fire Burns Below
  • Luis Demetrio - Sway
  • Mya - Do You Only Wanna Dance
  • Ricky Martin - La Bomba
  • Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca
  • Ricky Martin - María
  • Santana - Maria Maria
  • Santana - Primavera
  • Santana - Smooth
  • Shakira - Hips Don't Lie
  • Shakira - Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)
  • The Champs - Tequila
  • Van Morrison - Moondance

Latin Explosion Originals

  • Latin Explosion - Ahora Está Bien (It's Alright Now)
  • Latin Explosion - Calle Verano (Summer Road)
  • Latin Explosion - Castle in the Air
  • Latin Explosion - Christmas in Lumberland
  • Latin Explosion - Coming Home
  • Latin Explosion - Conundrum
  • Latin Explosion - Creeping
  • Latin Explosion - Dancing on Deck
  • Latin Explosion - Don't Come Crawling
  • Latin Explosion - El Destino (Destiny)
  • Latin Explosion - En La Mañana (in The Morning)
  • Latin Explosion - Golden Section
  • Latin Explosion - Hablar Contigo (Speak to You)
  • Latin Explosion - Hasta La Vista (See You There)
  • Latin Explosion - Heatwave
  • Latin Explosion - I Can Go On
  • Latin Explosion - I Could Be Yours
  • Latin Explosion - Lamps & Shades
  • Latin Explosion - Let You Go
  • Latin Explosion - Like A Bird
  • Latin Explosion - Little Skiffle
  • Latin Explosion - Looking Through Vino Tinto Spectacles
  • Latin Explosion - Lovely Stars
  • Latin Explosion - Lullaby (In Dying Light)
  • Latin Explosion - Mas Que Ayer (More Than Yesterday)
  • Latin Explosion - Missing You
  • Latin Explosion - Mística
  • Latin Explosion - Místico
  • Latin Explosion - Moonlight
  • Latin Explosion - Move To The Music (Live To 100)
  • Latin Explosion - Origin of Love
  • Latin Explosion - Original Rebel
  • Latin Explosion - Pasa Una Hora (Spend An Hour)
  • Latin Explosion - Path of Discovery
  • Latin Explosion - Reggae Reggae Reggaeton
  • Latin Explosion - Sambasongo
  • Latin Explosion - Santo Mio (Saint Of Mine)
  • Latin Explosion - Sign of Love
  • Latin Explosion - Somos Los Latinos
  • Latin Explosion - Stairway to Inferno
  • Latin Explosion - Summer Luxury
  • Latin Explosion - Superstarlight
  • Latin Explosion - Take Me Away
  • Latin Explosion - Te Amo (I Love You)
  • Latin Explosion - Time is Running Out
  • Latin Explosion - Vamos A La Playa (Come On Down)
  • Latin Explosion - Venus Rising
  • Latin Explosion - Vida Vida Vida (Life Life Life)
  • Latin Explosion - You Can Win
  • Latin Explosion - You My Love

Latin Explosion Salsa

  • Alexander Abreu Y Gente De Zona - La Figura
  • Celia Cruz - El Son De Celia Y Oscar
  • Celia Cruz - La Vida Es Un Carnival
  • Charanga Habañera - Gozando En La Habana
  • DLG - La Quiero A Morir
  • Don Omar ft. Lucenzo - Danza Kuduro
  • Gloria Estefan - ¡Sí Señor!
  • Gloria Estefan - Ayer
  • Guayacan - Cuando Hablan Las Miradas
  • Issac Delgado - Bailando
  • Issac Delgado - Gracias A La Vida
  • Issac Delgado - No Me Mires A Los Ojos
  • Jerry Rivera - Variaciones On A Theme Of 'Amores Como El Nuestro'
  • José Feliciano - Feliz Navidad
  • Klimax - Cuba
  • Manolito Y Su Trabajo - La Habana Me Llama
  • Manzanita - Arranca
  • Marc Anthony - Aguanile
  • Marc Anthony - Nadie Como Ella
  • Marc Anthony - Palabras Del Alma
  • Marc Anthony - Valió La Pena
  • Marc Anthony - Vivir Mi Vida
  • Oscar D'Leon - Pedro Navajas
  • Pete Rodríguez - I Like It (I Like It Like That)
  • Tito Puente - Déjame Soñar
  • Vianca - El Talisman

Latin Explosion Traditional & Folkloric

  • Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Como Fue
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Dos Gardenias
  • Buena Vista Social Club - El Cuarto De Tula
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Guantanamera
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Silencio
  • Carlos Puebla - Hasta Siempre Comandante
  • Consuelo Velázquez - Besame Mucho
  • Fania All-Stars - Bilongo
  • Israel "Cachao" Lopez - Cachao's Guiro
  • Israel "Cachao" Lopez - Habana Del Este
  • Miguel Matamoros - Lágrimas Negras
, Corporate, The Belfry, Birmingham, Birmingham
4/5

Please pass on my thanks to the band as they were fantastic. They brought a superb energy to the night and their performance was at an incredible standard. I particularly liked that they gave us a special Brazilian set list to stay true to the styles of Latin Music across Latin America. The band were well mannered and I really enjoyed chatting to them and getting to know them.


, Private Party, London
5/5

Latin Explosion were fantastic! They assisted with my set up queries promptly, professionally and even on the day helped me decide where best to place them. The act was lively and great fun and soon people were on the dance floor having a great time!


, Wedding, Wiltshire
5/5

Thanks for your hard work to make our reception such a success - Tim & I loved every second and the band went down a storm… LATIN EXPLOSION pulled out all the stops to make our wedding reception the fun & energetic party we wanted. They appealed to our broad spectrum of guests with funky recognisable tunes including a Latin twist. From initial enquiry until the pack away the band were a pleasure to work with - all questions dealt with quickly and with a real desire that we should get exactly the wedding reception we wanted. I would not hesitate in recommending LATIN EXPLOSION - I had full confidence that they would be the perfect band, and in fact our expectations were exceeded. Thanks for making the day perfect - we fully intend to see you perform again:-)


  • Chiswick Town Hall, London (Chiswick)
  • Christ Church College, Oxford
  • CILT
  • Community
  • Cultural Collage World Music Festival
  • Egypt Mill, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire
  • En Masse Productions
  • Freak Music
  • Galvin La Chapelle, London (Bishopsgate)
  • KLM Airways / Air France
  • KRO Ltd
  • KRO Ltd
  • Leehurst Swan School, Salisbury, Wiltshire
  • Leighton Hall, Carnforth, Lancashire
  • Lubi Jovanovic
  • Manchester Jazz Festival
  • Manchester Jazz Festival
  • Manchester Salon
  • Matt & Phreds Jazz Club
  • Nantwich Civic Hall, Cheshire
  • Oakley Hall, Market Drayton, Staffordshire
  • Office Friendly
  • Orange Blossom Events
  • Prestwich Festival
  • Prestwich Hebrew Congregation
  • Richmond Arts Service
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Salsa De Cuba
  • Salsa Direct
  • Schillings Partners
  • TDK Lambda
  • Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire
  • The Jazz Café
  • The Park Hotel, Teddington, London
  • The Perch, Oxford
  • WPA Health Insurance
  • York Racecourse
  • Your Event Musicians

Latin Explosion is available in 8 different lineups, depending on the budget and venue capacity. There is built in flexibility depending on whether more vocals, percussion or brass are preferred.

12-piece

  • 3 x Vocals (2 Lead, 1 Backing)
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
  • 4 x Brass

11-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
  • 4 x Brass

10-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 4 x Brass

9-piece

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 4 x Brass 

8-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 3 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas, Bongo)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 7-piece

  • 2 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 6-piece

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 2 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales, Congas)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 5-piece

  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Piano
  • 1 x Bass
  • 1 x Percussion (Kit/Timbales)
  • 1 x Brass (Alto Sax, Flute, Backing Vocals)

 4-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals
  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Percussion
  • 1 x Trumpet

3-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals
  • 1 x Lead Vocals
  • 1 x Percussion

 2-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals
  • 1 x Lead Vocals

1-piece

  • 1 x Piano, Vocals 

 

DJ

Dance Tuition

Guest Artlist (vocalist/instrumentalist)

 

Seamless Latin, Salsa and Brazilian mixes pre-, post- and between performances are also included in the package free of charge.

 

Transport

For all engagements, Latin Explosion requires either transport or transport expenses.

Transport = ( ( Vehicles x Mileage ) x 2 directions )

Oyster tickets are quoted for zone 1 engagements (000-025 miles from London).

Parking/Parking expenses is a mandatory provision of booking.

 

  • 12-piece: 6 Vehicles
  • 11-piece: 6 Vehicles
  • 10-piece: 5 Vehicles
  • 09-piece: 5 Vehicles
  • 08-piece: 4 Vehicles
  • 07-piece: 4 Vehicles
  • 06-piece: 3 Vehicles
  • 05-piece: 3 Vehicles

 

Direction

  • Zone 1 (25 miles from London): 2
  • Zone 2 (75 miles from London): 2
  • Zone 3 (150 miles from London): 2
  • Zone 4 (300 miles from London): 2
  • Zone 5 (830 miles from London): 2

 

Hotels

For some engagements, Latin Explosion requires either hotel or hotel expenses, depending on the zone (distance from London) and performance end time.

Hotels = ( Rooms x Tariff ).

 

Parameters vary for public/promotional engagements.

 

  • 12-piece: 4 Rooms
  • 11-piece: 4 Rooms
  • 10-piece: 4 Rooms
  • 09-piece: 3 Rooms
  • 08-piece: 3 Rooms
  • 07-piece: 3 Rooms
  • 06-piece: 2 Rooms
  • 05-piece: 2 Rooms

 

Subsistence

For all engagements, Latin Explosion requires either subsistence or subsistence expenses.

Subsistence = Performers x Subsistence Charge (depending on the zone).

 

  • 12-piece: 12 Riders
  • 11-piece: 11 Riders
  • 10-piece: 10 Riders
  • 09-piece: 9 Riders
  • 08-piece: 8 Riders
  • 07-piece: 7 Riders
  • 06-piece: 6 Riders
  • 05-piece: 5 Riders

 

Meal

  • Zone 1 (25 miles from London): 1
  • Zone 2 (75 miles from London): 1
  • Zone 3 (150 miles from London): 1
  • Zone 4 (300 miles from London): 1
  • Zone 5 (830 miles from London): 1

 

Sound

Latin Explosion provides its own P.A., sound engineers, instruments and backline, depending on the variation/lineup.

Discounts are available if the venue/promoter can provide P.A. and/or sound engineers.

All equipment is PAT-tested. 

 

Lighting

Latin Explosion does not provide global lighting, but can provide local lighting free of charge. If the venue/promoter requires global lighting, this is externally sourced. Cost is dependent on the external supplier.

 

Early

Latin Explosion includes 3 hours Lead Time, which is the time between arrival and performance start time. This is divided into a minimum of 2 hours for arrival, set up, sound check and a maximum of 1 hour curfew prior to the performance.

 

If the contracted Lead Time exceeds 3 hours, a proportionate percentage of the performance fee is added to the quote, per hour, at the start of the engagement.

 

Please note: once set up and sound check are completed, the equipment cannot be broken down. It must be left ready for the performance.

 

  • Early Arrival: 4 Hours @10% = 2 hours min arrive / setup / soundcheck + 2 hours max curfew
  • Early Arrival: 5 Hours @20% = 2 hours min arrive / setup / soundcheck + 3 hours max curfew
  • Early Arrival: 6 Hours @30% = 2 hours min arrive / setup / soundcheck + 4 hours max curfew
  • Early Arrival: 7 Hours @40% = 2 hours min arrive / setup / soundcheck + 5 hours max curfew

 

Late

Latin Explosion does not include any extra time between the performance end time and break down (packing away) time.

 

If the venue/promoter requires a post-performance curfew between the performance end time and break down, a proportionate percentage of the performance fee is added to the quote, per hour, at the end of the performance.

 

  • Late Departure: 1 Hour @10% = 1 hours maximum time between performance end and breakdown
  • Late Departure: 2 Hours @20% = 2 hours maximum time between performance end and breakdown
  • Late Departure: 3 Hours @30% = 3 hours maximum time between performance end and breakdown
  • Late Departure: 4 Hours @40% = 4 hours maximum time between performance end and breakdown

 

Extended

Latin Explosion is priced per 1 allocation of 3 hours Engagement Time (start - end). This includes a maximum 120 minutes performance time divided into sets (2 x 60 minutes / 3 x 40 minutes / 4 x 30 minutes).

 

If the contracted Engagement Time exceeds 3 hours, a proportionate percentage of the performance fee is added to the quote.

 

  • Extended Engagement: 4 Hours @20% = 160 minutes (6 x 25 / 5 x 30 / 4 x 40 / 3 x 50 / 2 x 80)
  • Extended Engagement: 5 Hours @40% = 200 minutes (6 x 30 / 5 x 40 / 4 x 50 / 3 x 65)
  • Extended Engagement: 6 Hours @60% = 240 minutes (6 x 40 / 5 x 45 / 4 x 60)
  • Extended Engagement: 7 Hours @80% = 280 minutes (6 x 45 / 5 x 55 / 4 x 70)

 

Requests

Latin Explosion offers song requests at an extra charge. Check out the playlist for a list of possible songs (www.diasporamusic.co.uk/playlist.html).

Since Latin Explosion has featured different vocalists over the years, song requests are charged separately according to whether they are requested before or after booking/contract and whether they are on the band's playlist or not. Money can be saved by requesting songs in advance of booking/contract, so do include these in your enquiry and contactual agreement!

  • Song: Song Request @ £= Song is requested before booking/contract and the song is on playlist.
  • Song: Song Request @ £= Song is requested before booking/contract and the song is not on playlist.
  • Song: Song Request @ £= Song is requested after booking/contract and the song is on playlist.
  • Song: Song Request @ £= Song is requested after booking/contract and the song is not on playlist.

 

Visual

The standard dress code is smart, formal, white with a splash of either red or blue, or green for Latin Explosion Brasil.

Optional all-white dress code also available.

Males: white trousers and collared, with optional top hats.

Females: red/blue/green/white to colour co-ordinate.

 

Please let us know if you have any other requirement(s) and we will do our best to accommodate, subject to availability/suitability.

 

Latin Explosion uses music stand banners. There is a small charge of £per banner if the venue/promoter requests to omit these.

 

Reservation

Latin Ignition offers 3 reservation types assigned according to the difference in days between the enquiry date and the event date: Early Bird, Advance, Full. Each reservation type prescribes a standard reservation period (number of days that the date is reserved), and a percentage of the performance fee that is charged. The Early Bird and Advance reservations offer discounts to the performance fee, so the earlier you enquire, the more you save. Please note we cannot guarantee availability if the enquiry falls within 14 days of the event date.

Latin Explosion is priced per 1 allocation of 3 hours Engagement Time (start - end). This includes a maximum 120 minutes performance time divided into sets (2 x 60 minutes / 3 x 40 minutes / 4 x 30 minutes).

If the contracted Engagement Time exceeds 3 hours, a proportionate percentage of the performance fee is added to the quote.

  • Extended Engagement: 4 Hours @20% = 160 minutes (6 x 25 / 5 x 30 / 4 x 40 / 3 x 50 / 2 x 80)
  • Extended Engagement: 5 Hours @40% = 200 minutes (6 x 30 / 5 x 40 / 4 x 50 / 3 x 65)
  • Extended Engagement: 6 Hours @60% = 240 minutes (6 x 40 / 5 x 45 / 4 x 60)
  • Extended Engagement: 7 Hours @80% = 280 minutes (6 x 45 / 5 x 55 / 4 x 70)

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.

Scotland

Aberdeen £3,226.08 Inverness £3,314.40 Perth £2,903.52 Sutherland £3,468.00 Ayrshire £2,734.56 Fife £2,888.16 Stirlingshire £2,788.32 West Lothian £2,792.16 Dumfries-shire £2,469.60 East Lothian £2,638.56 Lanarkshire £2,627.04 Midlothian £2,715.36

North East

Durham £2,109.60 Northumberland £2,236.32 North Yorkshire £1,894.56 South Yorkshire £1,733.28 Tyne and Wear £2,174.88 West Yorkshire £1,840.80 Yorkshire £1,894.56

North West

Cheshire £1,833.12 Cumbria £2,346.72 Manchester £1,860.00 Lancashire £2,009.76 Merseyside £1,902.24

East Midlands

Derbyshire £1,515.36 Leicestershire £1,407.84 Lincolnshire £1,569.12 Northamptonshire £1,205.33 Nottinghamshire £1,500.00 Rutland £1,407.84

East

Cambridgeshire £1,202.21 Norfolk £1,473.12 Suffolk £1,337.95

Wales

Anglesey £2,140.32 Caernarvonshire £2,140.32 Denbigh £2,005.92 Flint £1,925.28 Cardigan £1,994.40 Brecon £1,764.00 Carmarthen £1,902.24 Glamorgan £1,596.00 Monmouth £1,546.08 Pembroke £1,186.85

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £1,450.08 Herefordshire £1,557.60 Shropshire £1,706.40 Staffordshire £1,561.44 Warwickshire £1,419.36 Worcestershire £1,534.56

South East

Bedfordshire £1,473.12 Berkshire £1,105.06 Buckinghamshire £1,202.59 East Sussex £1,169.95 Essex £1,108.51 Hampshire £1,317.22 Hertfordshire £1,063.20 Isle of Wight £1,351.78 Kent £1,091.23 Oxfordshire £1,174.94 Surrey £1,063.58 Sussex £1,151.90 West Sussex £1,199.90 London £906.00 Middlesex £908.64

South West

Cornwall £2,178.72 Devon £1,840.80 Dorset £1,511.52 Somerset £1,721.76 Wiltshire £1,453.92
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