Merengué is hot and fiery; Salsa is passionate and romantic… get into the groove on Saturday with 10 piece Latin Band, Merengada at the Swindon bowl in Old Town.
Their music is very popular in the Caribbean and Latin America, driven by a Soca beat – high energy carnival dance music, easy to move to, and mixed up with the more romantic Salsa for variety, and a much needed rest!
Featuring highly entertaining front line of singers Guillermo Monroy from Mexico and Biembo Moreno from the Dominican Republic along with dancing saxophonist Nina, and an all-star International line-up of top musicians with a lively show.
Merengada has become the number one Latin choice in the UK and Europe and have become a very high profile band following the success of their Top 10 salsa hit "No Woman No Cry".
Performances have included TV and top festivals/venues/carnivals in Egypt, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany and beyond, and weddings/ corporate events throughout the UK and beyond, and regularly played at the Milennium Dome.
Merengada's music has been featured on countless shows on BBC television (including the Alexei Sayle Show, My Family and "Babyfather" film) and also Channel 4 TV (Ideal World Film).
Merengada are the ONLY band in the UK, and one of very few in Europe to specialise in the musically very demanding merengué rhythm, but their all round musicianship means that they compose and play excellent modern Salsa too, in New York/Puerto Rican/Cuban style, and the recently "discovered" romantic Bachata music, also from the Dominican Republic.
Guillermo Monroy – Vocals
Biembo Moreno – Vocals
Nina Jaffa – Alto sax/vocals
Dave Pattman – Güira/Timbales/vocals
Stan Rivera – Bass/Baby Bass
Wilson Batista – Piano
Dave Bitelli – Tenor Sax
Peter Rolinson – Trumpet
Maurizio Ravalico – Congas/vocals
Hamish Orr – Tambora/Bongo
They rarely perform with out the full "A-team", and have kept the same line-up in their 11 years of existence, making them a strong and intuitive powerhous of a band!
To book tickets call the Box Office on 01793 614837 or call into the Arts Centre, Old Town or the Swindon Visitor Information Centre.