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The Latin Formula

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Popular Songs by Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Sting... 50`s, 60`s, 70`s & 80`s in CUBAN STYLE... Plus CUBAN MUSIC. All in one!!!
Cuban band
London
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“The Latin Formula” are a band based in London and Brighton-UK formed by 4 experienced professional musicians with more than 20 years performing in different countries who joined this band 3 years and a half ago: Mr. Kico Cowan (Cuba) on Saxophone, Flute and Vocals, Mr. Adonis Banderas (Cuba) on Cuban Multi-Percussion Set and Vocals, Mr Peter Medina (Cuba) on Leader Guitar and Vocals, and Mr. Michael Slim (Venezuela) on Guitar and Vocals. Regular special guest Mr Ahmed Maki (Irak) on Minor Percussion. We do Very Popular USA/UK Songs performed in Latin Style. This is a nice selection of most well known hits by some of the greatest musicians from the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's such as Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Sting, Bob Dylan, BB King, Little Richard, Michael Jackson, Carl Perkins, Bill Haley among others. We also do Cuban Music including “Buena Vista Social Club” Cuban Orchestra's Greatest Hits and many other Cuban Tunes.. Our versatile repertoire can be adapted to different types of specific occasions. So that, we can play soft music meanwhile customers are having dinner in a relaxing restaurant or having some drinks in a hotel bar. On the other hand, we can also perform an entertaining upbeat live show with a lot of interaction with the audience giving them the opportunity to take a nice memory back home.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Cuban music, Salsa, Latin
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Types:
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

LIST OF 130 SONGS READY TO BE PLAYED LIVE.
*COVERS (In English) PLAYED IN CUBAN STYLE (Perfect to Dance):
1. The thrill is gone (BB King)
2. Ten long years (BB King)
3. Nobody loves me (BB King)
4. When my heart starts beating like a hammer (BB King)
5. You are so beautiful (Joe Cocker)
6. Knocking on heaven`s door (Bob Dylan)
7. Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
8. Cry me a river (Arthur Hamilton)
9. Girl from Ipanema (Tom Jobim)
10. Rock `round the clock (Bill Haley)
11. Blue suede shoes (Karl Perkins)
12. The Jailhouse Rock (Elvis Presley)
13. Englishman in New York (Sting)
14. Fragile (Sting)
15. Roxane (Sting - The Police)
16. Part-time lovers (Steve Wonder)
17. I saw her standing there (The Beatles)
18. Can`t buy me love (The Beatles)
19. Come together (The Beatles)
20. Twist & shout (The Beatles)
21. Stand by me (Ben E. King - John Lennon)
22. Imagine (John Lennon)
23. Baby I love your way (Peter Frampton)
24.The Latin Formula (The Latin Formula)
25. Kico`s swing (The Latin Formula)
26. Follow the band (The Latin Formula)
27. Break the ice (The Latin Formula)
28. Unchain my heart (Bobby Sharp) - Ray Charles
29. I got a woman (Ray Charles)
30. Hit the road Jack (Ray Charles)
31. What a wonderful world (Louise Armstrong)
32. When the saints go marching in (Louise Armstrong)
33. Beat it (Michael Jackson)
34. Stairway to heaven (Led Zeppelin)
35. Hotel California (The Eagles)
36. The house of the rising sun (The Animals)
37. Father and son (Cat Stevens)
38. Time in a bottle (Jim Croce)
39. Hard times (Ray Charles)
40. Yesterday (Paul McCartney)
41. Dust in the wind (Kansas)
42. She loves you (The Beatles)
43. I wanna hold your hand (The Beatles)
44. Let it be (The Beatles)
45. All my loving (The Beatles)
46. Hey Jude (The Beatles)
47. Don't let me down (The Beatles)
48. With a little help from my friends (The Beatles)
49. I just called to say I love you (Steve Wonder)
50. Every breath you take (The Police)
51. Killing me softly (Roberta Flack)
52. Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
53. Sorry seems to be the hardest word (Elton John)
54. It's a long way to the top if you wanna rock 'n roll (AC/DC)
55. Eye of the tiger (Survivor)
56. Long tall Sally (Little Richard)
57. The three o'clock blues (BB King)
58. Ain't no sunshine (Bill Withers)
59. Californication
60. Losing my religion (REM)
61. Another day in paradise (Phil Collins)
62. Happy (Pharrel Williams)
63. Wonderwall (Oasis)
64. My heart is in Havana (Camila Cabello)
65. Shape of you (Ed Sheeran)
CUBAN TRADITIONAL MUSIC (In Spanish and Perfect to Dance):
66. 20 años (Omara Portuondo - Buenavista Social Club).
67. Chan Chan (Compay Segundo - Buenavista Social Club).
68. El cuarto de Tula (Sergio González Siaba - Buenavista Social Club).
69. El carretero (Guillermo Portabales - Buenavista Social Club).
70. Candela (Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenavista Social Club).
71. Píntate los labios María (Eleades Ochoa - Buenavista Social Club). 
72. Bilongo (Buenavista Social Club).
73. Marieta (Ibrahim Ferrer & Omara Portuondo - Buenavista Social Club).
74. Dos gardenias (Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenavista Social Club).
75. El guateque campesino (Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenavista Social Club).
76. El bohío (Ibrahim Ferrer - Buenavista Social Club).
77. Quizás, quizás (Osvaldo Farrés)
78. Yolanda (Pablo Milanés)
79. De qué callada manera (Pablo Milanés) 
80. Qué manera de quererte (Luis Emilio Ríos)
81. Un montón de estrellas (Polo Montañéz)
82. Chocó Guajira (Alfredo "Chocolate" Armenteros.
83. Anoche soñé contigo (Sonora Matancera)
84. Sabor a mí (Álvaro Carrillo)
85. Bonito y sabroso (Benny Moré)
86. Como fue (Benny Moré) 
87. Rico vacilón Chachachá (Rosendo Quevedo)
88. Somos los campeones de la Salsa (Willie Chirinos).
89. Kímbara (Celia Cruz)
90. La vida es un carnaval (Celia Cruz)
91. Tus paisajes (Celia Cruz)
92. Lágrimas negras (Miguel Matamoros)
93. Son de la loma (Miguel Matamoros)
94. María Cristina me quiere gobernar (Ñico Saquito)
95. Cachita (Rafael Hernández Marín)
96. Guantanamera (Joseíto Fndez-José Martí)
97. Échale salsita (Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro)
98. En Guantánamo (Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro)
99. Mueve la cintura mulata (Septeto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro)
100. El son desangrado (Silvio Rodríguez)
101. El unicornio azul (Silvio Rodríguez)
102. El día feliz que está llegando (Silvio Rodríguez)
103. Historia de una silla (Silvio Rodríguez)
104. Te amaré (Silvio Rodríguez)
105. Años (Pablo Milanés)
106. El breve espacio en que no estás (Pablo Milanés)
  
OTHER LATIN TUNES (In Spanish and Perfect to Dance):
107. Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
108. Bésame mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
109. Melao de caña (Oscar D` León)
110. Llorarás (Oscar D' León)
111. Piel canela (Bobby Capó)
112. Dale suave Encarnación (Soneros Clásicos del Caribe)
113. Corazon espiando (Carlos Santana)
114. La flaca (Jarabe de palo)
115. Oh qué será (Willie Colón)
116. Pedro Navaja (Rubén Blades)
117. El padre Antonio y su monaguillo Andrés (Rubén Blades)
118. No hay cama pa tanta gente (El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico)
119. Derroche (Ana Belén)
120. Una mujer como tu (Eros Ramazzotti)
121. Manantial de corazones (Jordano di Marzo)
122. Oye (Wilfrido Vargas)
123. Burbujas de amor (Juan Luis Guerra)
124. Moliendo Café (Hugo Blanco)
125. Caballo viejo (Simón Díaz)
126. Venezuela (Pablo Herrero y José Luis Armenteros)
127. La vaca mariposa (Simón Díaz)
128. La casa por el tejado (Fito Fitipaldis)
129. Amigo (Roberto Carlos)
130. La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The Latin Formula makes the difference... We do Popular Songs by Ray Charles, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Sting... 50`s, 60`s, 70`s & 80`s in CUBAN STYLE... Plus CUBAN MUSIC. All in one!!! Our clients love the entertainment made by the frontman getting people to sing, clap their hands, come to play to stage and dance to our Latin Catchy Vibes.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Several venues around London, Brighton and Worthing.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

That's a long list... In brief, Buenavista Social Club, The Beatles, Sting and Elvis Presley.

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

Good Question.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our line-ups are as follows... 4 piece band: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Leader Guitar, Saxophone and Cuban Percussion Set. 3 piece band: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone and Cuban Percussion Set. 2 piece band: Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Leader Guitar and Percussion Loops.

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?

Not a Dj, but as soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance and the same service can be provided between our sets.!

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time.

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, sorry.

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

Yes, feel free to choose songs from our setlist.

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

PA yes but not lighting. We usually require a minimum of 4 by 2 metres space to perform

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£765
Up to 2 hours£1000
Up to 3 hours£2000

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Ronald S, 1 year ago

You were brilliant! Thanks the lot for the perfect music and great entertainment. We want to see as my special act at my birthday party in a couple of months. Many thanls to you all for a fantastic night.

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Sabin G, 1 year ago

Hey guys! Saw you yesterday in Green Lanes-London. You are awesome. Keep up the good work. Cheers!

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