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Castillo Nuevo Music

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About Castillo Nuevo Music

Bringing the sounds and vibes of Afro-Cuban, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Bossa Nova, Cuban Lounge, Mambo music!
Latin jazz band
Newcastle upon Tyne
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Castillo Nuevo Music is the result of the efforts of trombonist Jason Holcomb and pianist Alix Shepherd to showcase exciting and authentic Afro-Cuban and Latin instrumental groove music in an accessible way for British audiences. Both having extensive international musical careers, the pair were keen to create something that celebrates the incredible musical traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean. All the while bringing a modern interpretation to this amazing art forms.

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Castillo Nuevo Music's Reviews

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Revolucion C
5 months ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
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Winner of the 2022 'Best Band' Award for the annual Revolucion de Cuba award ceremony in Newcastle

6 years ago

"so much fun! incredible band, we had a fantastic night"

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Castillo Nuevo Music's Song list

Oye Como Va
Watermelon man
Bang Bang
Mas Que Nada
I Want it That Way
Livin' La Vida Loco
Capullito De Aleli
Mambo Jambo
Bruca Manigua
The Girl from Ipanema
St. Thomas
Blue Bossa
Papa Love mambo
Soul Bossa Nova
Spice up Your Life
Ay Mama Ines
She Loves You
Teenage kicks
Mambo no. 5
Night in Tunisia
Lets Get Loud
Jump in the Line
Groovy Samba
Armando's Rhumba
Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
jingle bells
White Christmas

Castillo Nuevo Music's Prices

Last updated: 2024

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£875
Up to 3 hours£1125
Drinks reception3 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
private event dinner music3 musicians
Music for dining situations, not encroaching on the meal, more setting a vibe rather than a staged performance as such.
corporate party reception3 musicians
Latin-themed music perfect for a corporate welcome reception, the performance helps set the vibe and encourage socialising.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We perform in an authentic way all of the varying traditions within our repertoire. Furthermore we are seasoned entertainers with decades of experience which means we are able to interact and entertain for all audiences.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have an ongoing weekly residency at Revolucion De Cuba Newcastle, we've performed there every week for 6 years. Additionally we have performed for private events in Glasgow, Birmingham, and Manchester. In the Northeast we have performed at The Grove as well as Kings Hall in Newcastle University.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Tito Puente Stevie Wonder Dizzy Gillespie Joe Cuba Buena Vista Social Club

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we do; from 3 pieces to 6 pieces.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

we can provide background music service via iPod or similar device. (up to 30 minutes after the performance ends)

How much time do you need to set up?

approximately one hour

Can you roam around while you perform?

unfortunately the nature of the instruments means we are unable to roam during performances.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Of course!

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

All of the sound system cost is included in our quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Please see the add-on section.
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