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Los Firuletes

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About Los Firuletes

Tango group
Manchester
Bandoneon and Guitar duo playing authentic Argentinian Tango, upbeat Gypsy Jazz and smooth Brazilian Bossa and Choro.

Drawing together authentic Argentinian Tango, upbeat Gypsy Jazz and smooth Brazilian Bossa and Choro. Los Firuletes are obsessed with bringing the passion and authentic feel of music from Latin America to every event or concert or party they play at. Los Firuletes are a Tango duo of Bandoneon (Art Bailey) and Guitar (Amy Bowles) who play classic Argentinian Tangos from the golden age of 1920s, 30s and 40s together with concert works and Tango Nuevos of Astor Piazzolla. Amy is a professional classical Guitarist having recently completed a Masters of Music postgraduate course in classical Guitar performance at Royal Northern College of Music. Art is a professional Bandoneon player and has been performing and teaching Accordion, Piano and Electric Guitar for 15 years. Together Amy and Art have been performing as Los Firuletes since 2015 and have recently completed a run of professional engagements for Manchester International Festival and Didsbury Arts festival. In May 2017 they performed Piazzolla's double concerto at Royal Northern College of music with a small string orchestra in a very well attended public concert. Los Firuletes have played at many weddings and special events and have been asked to play particular songs in their own unique style. God Only Knows by the Beach Boys for a first dance at a wedding, a Guns n Roses medley while waiting for a wedding ceremony to start and songs by Megadeath and Pantera done in a Gypsy Jazz style for one very lucky groom. Our very personal arrangements have created special moments which make everyone share in your unique event and remember it forever. Contact us for details!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Gypsy jazz, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Choro, Latin, Tango, Spanish music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Tango, Milonga, Waltz
Histoire du Tango - Piazzolla
Libertango - Piazzolla
Danzarin - Julian Plaza
El Aeroplano
Punalada
El Trampera
El Choclo
Por Una Cabeza
Milonga de mis Amores
Brazilian/Bossa/Choro
Tico Tico
Manha de Carnaval
Brejeiro
Cadencia
Cochichando
Doce de Coco
O Bom filho a casa torno
Gypsy
All of Me
Honeysuckle Rose
Romungro
Bossa Dorado
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We perform at many functions, weddings and events as a duo of Guitar and Accordion/Bandoneon. But we are able to extend to a three or four piece band with the addition of double bass and a percussionist.

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

We can be flexible about the timings and as long as you give us plenty of notice we'll be able to work around you.

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

Yes, we can have background music playing through an amp that we use between our sets.

How much time do you need to set up?

We would ideally like access to the area we'll be playing in an hour before you would like us to start. This gives us time to get everything ready and deal with any last minute requests or alterations.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, Guitar and Accordion work very well as a mobile ensemble. We have played at garden parties and moved around, this enables us to cover a large area and interact with the audience and often results in lots of smiles and a great atmosphere!

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

If you have any requests we'd be happy to add them to our set list.

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

Yes, all equipment is included in the price and we wont add anything extra unless you request a specific song that isn't currently part of our set.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

We are frequently asked to arrange particular songs in our own unique style. For example, God Only Knows by the Beach Boys for a newly-weds first dance and a pre-ceremony Guns n Roses medley. Our very personal arrangements have created special moments which make everyone share in your unique event and remember it forever.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our choice of music, the way we dress and our professional conduct is usually commented on by clients. Our style is something quite unusual and we often get people coming up and asking us questions about either our music or our instruments. The music we play is very bright and upbeat and clients don't have to know about the music to enjoy it!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A lot of our function work has been for private events, venues included are... Didsbury House Hotel,

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

All the beautiful Tango music from Argentina, songs by Carlos Gardel, Tangos by all the great orchestras of the 1930s & 1940s, Astor Piazzolla, Choros from Brazil by Jacob Bandolim, Pixinguinha and the modern compositions of Celso Machado

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

In 2017 we performed a Tango Concerto at RNCM and also performed at Manchester International Festival that summer.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£350
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£450
Available services
Arranging
+£25

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Jennifer F, 1 month ago

Magical musicians! We cannot thank Amy and Art enough for making our day so unique. Their style of music is just what we wanted for our day. Even though it was new to many of our guests they all really enjoyed it and still now after the event we are getting messages saying how amazing the band were. Amy and Art not only gave a fantastic tailored performance on the day, but have been amazing to work with throughout. Helping us wherever they could with music selection, best timings for their music including a singalong on the double decker bus! They are professional, talented people who help couples get the most out of their day keeping their focus on the couple. Not to mention how reasonable and clear their prices are. They don’t add extra numbers just because you say wedding. All round wonderful people and a wonderful experience.

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Greg B, 1 year ago

We'd like to thank Amy, Art and Claire for their unique trio of music at our wedding. Music was an important part of our day and it was fantastic to see them evolve throughout the day (solo guitar, duet and trio). Their attention to detail and ability to match up music to each part of our day was unrivalled and they seamlessly adapted to last minute changes. Our wedding guests absolutely loved the music and are still commenting on it a year on! The real highlight of Amy, Art & Claire was their arrangement of ‘God Only Knows’ for our first dance. We only dreamed that this could be played by a live band and we were convinced that we would have no choice other than to play to track itself. That is until we heard their rendition, it blew us away. By far the most magical part of our day was having the luxury of hearing them play it live. Also we all know how expensive weddings can be, so to top it off they were very reasonably priced. Thank you again for being such an integral part of our day.