Mojito is a Manchester-based 5-7 piece Cuban Salsa band, one of Manchester’s liveliest and hottest salsa bands.
Mojito bring the true taste of Cuba to the UK, playing authentic and inspiring mixes of salsa, timba, merengue, son, reggaeton and chachacha.
Mojito have created our own unique style, guaranteed to pack the dancefloor.
Mojito have been playing together for 5 years.
The group now also cover a range of straight-ahead Salsa, Timba, Cha-Cha-Cha, Merengue and Reggaeton.
This band likes to mix it up and they’re not afraid to experiment and push the boundaries – you will hear salsa with reggae, funk and hip-hop. In the same way as these styles influence the contemporary sounds of Cuba they also naturally feed into the sound of Mojito.
Versatile and always grooving, their vibrant style and energy are guaranteed to provide an electric atmosphere wherever they go.
- 5 - 7 Piece – Male Vocals, Keyboard, Bass, Congas, Timbale drums, Sax and Trombone.
- La Malanga - Eddie Palmieri
- Descarga de Ahoy - Fania All Stars
- El Yo Yo - Charlie Palmieri
- Cumbanchero - Ruben Gonzalez
- La Escencia de Guaguanco - Johnny Pachero
- Azucar - Eddie Palmieri
- Sandunguera - Los Van Van
- Just a little Dream - Eddie Palmieri
- Mambo Influenciado - Chucho Valdes
- Mantecca - Charlie Palmieri
- Son Cuero Y Boogaloo - Ray Barreto
- Coco May - Ocho
- Cuero Nama - Fania All Stars
- Chan Chan - Bueno Vista Social Club
- El Caraterro - Bueno Vista Social Club
- Postizo - Mark Ribot
- Partido Alto - Airto Moreira
- Whachi Wara/Soul Source - Cal Tjader
- Cuarto De Tula - Trad
- Concinando Suave - Ray Barreto
- Mambiando - Tito Puente
- Afro Blue - Mongo Santamaria
- Oye Como Va - Trad/Tito Puente
- Guantanamara - Trad
- ME Voy P'al Pueblo - Ben More
- El Primer Amor Changui - Arturo
I'm leaving this feedback nearly a year late but I have to say Mojito were just excellent at my wedding last July in Scotland. I spent nearly an entire year trying to find an authentic Latin American band that could play at weddings and get a crowd going and it was seriously hard work - everything was too cheesy, too big or too hard to find out what the band actually sounded like. I gave up and tried to find a normal "wedding band" but I just couldn't bring myself to book one so thank goodness Warble found me Mojito. They were really helpful from the start - I spoke to them a few times on the phone and they were great at making sure they knew what type of atmosphere and songs I was looking for. They were happy for us to organise the accommodation for them and they explained that they use different musicians depending on location and availability. On the night they were fantastic. Slick, professional and excellent musicians - exactly what I wanted. They had everyone up dancing the entire time and everyone commented on how good they were and how nice it was to see a Cuban/Latin American band at a wedding - it's something really different but still a crowd-pleaser. My Dad, who is a musician of Latin American musician and didn't like all my previous choices, really liked these guys and was impressed by them as individual musicians. I really recommend them, they are professional, a lot of fun and they really know their stuff. Book them!
Numerous salsa events such as ‘Rumberos’ in Leeds with DJ Lubi, Latin Motion Birmingham, Dance Cubana Nottingham, Salsa ‘Feel The Heat’ Wigan, Funkysalsa Chester, a sell-out night at Copacabana Manchester.
Also, festivals such as Manchester Jazz Festival, Lancaster Jazz Festival, Kendal Brewery Summer Festival.
Recently Mojito played at Blackpool Tower Ballroom (in conjunction with Salsafever) for 500 salsa dancers and went down a storm.
Mojito have just completed an Arts Council supported Tour of the UK, palying some prestigious venues.
Mojito carry a full PA system.
Mojito can also offer a short salsa dance class.
2 x 45 minutes. CD music can be played in the break.
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.