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Rey Crespo & Cuban Ensemble

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About Rey Crespo & Cuban Ensemble

Rey Crespo & Cuban Ensemble is considered to be one of London finest in Modern Latin Jazz, Salsa, Afro Cuban and Cuba Music.
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Rey Crespo was born in Havana, Cuba in 1954. His encounter with music began with the guitar at the age of 10. Later in university, he finished his degree in Archaeology and Architecture, but it was in 1964 when he fully started to develop his real passion in life at the Alejandro Garcia Caturla School, where he studied Guitar, Singing and Music Appreciation. He went on to the Ignacio Cervantes School, where he graduated in Electric Bass, Double Bass, Harmony Counterpoint, Fugue and Orchestration. At the Felix Varela School, he studied Musical Direction and Orchestration with Armando Romeu, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music. Rey had participated as arranger and producer with outstanding musicians such as: HilarioDuran, Demetrio Muniz, Ruben Gonzales, Orlando Lopez (Cachaito) and Lazaro Valdez (Bamboleo), Jesus Alemany( Cubanismo ). Rey continuos working in the England to doing arranger, producer, ect... also he's a musical director and bassplayer The Ska Cubano band, his owned band that called Cuban Ensemble

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
Avant garde, Originals, Latin, Salsa, Cuban music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, We can reduce the band till 4 pieces.

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

Not more than a day preferred

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

Yes, I'm work with many of them

How much time do you need to set up?

I'm needed around 2 hours Maximun

Can you roam around while you perform?

Yes, of course, that is not problem.

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

Yes, sure

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

IsNot, we need planning what do you want in your venue and the fee can variable so dependent how many guest and the size of your Venue.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Of course, We are a profeassional musician with high level in music.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Any client that guet us respet and they are polite and understand our perfonce also enjoy and have fun time with us.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I'm performance around 50 countries around the word also in Peace Prize in Oslo where we shared with so many famous artistc wordwide

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

my influence is more from Cuba but I love the Bob Marley, Carlos Jobim, Earth, Wind and Fire and many more.

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

The Womad Festv in Australia


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From customers:

The F
4039 years ago

“I just wanted to email to say how amazing you were at the fairmont last night I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Your band is fantastic, was never of the floor. I would love to see you again. Thanks for a good night “

Vinil B
5 years ago

Thank you all so so much. The feedback for you guys has been great and everyone is hailing this years’ as the “best one ever”