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About Havana

Miles Havana - International Percussionist bringing you the fiery sounds of Latin America blended with Disco Grooves and Balearic Beats
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LIVE DRUMMER / LED PERCUSSIONIST --- BIOGRAPHY --- Miles Havana was awarded Grade 8 Drums with Honours from Trinity College London and has since performed for international artists, DJs and VIP events across the globe, including the Olympic Opening Ceremony at the London 2012 Games. Utilising traditional sounds of bongos and congas alongside the fiery sounds of latin percussion with cymbals, cowbells, jam blocks, wind chimes, tambourines, timbales and snares with custom LED lighting, providing a visually stunning performance. --- PERFORMANCE OPTIONS --- > ACOUSTIC SETUP (BEACH BAR / POOL PARTY / LIVE BANDS): Provides a full range of acoustic percussion including; Congas, Bongos, Wind Chimes & Latin percussion. Choose this option for daytime events. > LED SETUP (BARS / NIGHTCLUBS / FESTIVALS): Provides a full LED percussion setup with LED bongos, timbales and walkaround LED Djembe. Choose this option for evening events. --- BOOKINGS --- All bookings are subject to availability so please book early to avoid disappointment. Call or message to check availability today!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Havana on Instagram
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Electronic, House, Ibiza club, Garage, EDM, Deep house, Pop, Acoustic, Disco, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Covers, Tribute, Techno
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

- Feel My Needs (Weiss)
- Losing It (Fisher)
- See About Me (Highness)
- Thinking About You (Calvin Harris)
- I'll Be Pushin' On (Zac Samuel)
- Outlines (Mike Mago)
- Holiday (Dizzee Rascal)
- Memories (David Guetta)
- Sweet Nothing (Calvin Harris)
- Ready For The Weekend (Calvin Harris)
- Beautiful People (Chris Brown)
- Cola (Camelphat)
- You & I (Sonny Fodera)
- Man With The Red Face (Mark Knight)
- Thinking Of You (Sister Sledge)
- Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Michael Jackson)
- September (Earth, Wind & Fire)
- Teardrops (Womack & Womack)
- A Night To Remember (Shalamar)
- Everybody Dance (Chic)
- Forget Me Nots (Patrice Rushen)
- And The Beat Goes On (The Whispers)
- Give Me The Night (George Benson)
- Taste Of Bitter Love (Gladys Knight & The Pips)
- A Little Bit Of Luck (DJ Luck & MC Neat)
- Flowers (Sweet Female Attitude)
- Sambuca (Wideboys)
- Re-Rewind (Artful Dodger)
Customer questions

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

I always try to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change prior to the event just let me know.

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

Yes, we can provide background music if required.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as my percussion is set up, I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live performance!

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

I work with the DJ's set lists which are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my full LED percussion setup to provide a captivating performance for you and your guests!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - please contact for further information.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I have a full LED percussion setup which includes bongos, congas and latin percussion. In addition, I also bring a set of 2 x walkaround LED drums to interact with the crowd which always helps to raise the roof!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed internationally, iincluding London, Ibiza and Dubao supporting artists such as DJ Luck & MC Neat and Fedde Le Grande.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

My favourite artists are Calvin Harris, Kaye West and Stevie Wonder; all of which influence my musical performances.

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

I performed to a worldwide audience of 3 billion people as a drummer at the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£250
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£400

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Darren H, 2 years ago

We booked Havana Percussion for a 40th Birthday Party and Miles was excellent. The bongos and LED percussion were a massive hit and really got the party started. Miles arrived early and was very professional. We would highly recommend him!

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Dion M, 2 years ago

Miles played at Air Fest VIP and was amazing. He really entertained the crowd. Great feedback 5*

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