Manteca

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Manteca is the band to add the real Latin spice to your party or event. This is an all-live band, with no electronic backing tracks, providing that live atmosphere.

Formed by Martha, well-known Colombian singer and band leader and Javier, an established composer and musical director, recognised for his unique powerful bass lines!

Manteca's performance is full of raw energy. An all-singing, all-dancing show playing 70's Nuyorican Salsa, Cha-cha-cha, Boogaloo and Bossa with a splash of jazz and funk, resulting in a fresh and exhilarating style for both dancing and listening.

You don't have to be Latin to dance and enjoy their music, in fact it appeals to all ages and races but if you're new to Latin dancing, don't worry - Martha can demonstrate some of the basic steps.

Manteca starts as a seriously energetic five to six piece which is perfect for smaller parties such as weddings or private celebrations. This line-up comprises of keyboard, sax and trumpet a drummer and of course Javier on bass and Martha on vocals. For a really potent ensemble, the band can be augmented with more horns and extra Latin percussion up to a full 9-piece group.

So, just remember...whatever band size you choose...MANTECA guarantee to blow away the dance floor with their unique explosive sound!

The band performs for up to two hours divided into two or three sets. Manteca brings a full PA system, lighting and can play CDs during their breaks.

Sample Repertoire

SALSA
PA'LANTE
BESITO PA TI
CUCALA
YUMBAMBE
CANDELA
SOY CAMPESINO
COCO MAY
PEGASO
PEPE
BEMBA
PONTE DURO
QUIMBARA

BUGALOO
TREMENDO BOOGALO
SON CUERO Y BOOGALOO

CHA -CHA
PA'GOZA
SONANDO
MUCHACHA
COCINANDO
OYE COMO VA
QUIEN SERA
GUAJIRA

CUMBIAS & MERENGES
ACARICIAME
BUTIFARRA
LA BOMBA DE LAS MUJERES
PRENDE LA VELA
PIRAGUA
YO ME LLAMO CUMBIA

SON
MANICERO
CARRETERO
CHANCHAN
EL CUARTO DE TULA
GUANTANAMERA

LATIN JAZZ (INSTRUMENTALS)
JIVE SAMBA
SOUL BOSSA
TRANCEDANCE
COLD DUCK TIME
FAVELA
CONTIGO EN LA
CALZADA DEL CERRO
KILLER JOE
WORK SONG

BOSSA NOVAS
CHICA DE IPANEMA
CORCOVADO
DREAMER
INSENSATEZ
MAIS QUE NADA
MEDITACION
ONCE I LOVED
0NE NOTE SAMBA
SUMMER TIME
AUTUMN LEAVES

BOLEROS
BESAME MUCHO
CONTIGO EN LA DISTANCIA
CUANDO ESTOY
HISTORIA DE UN AMOR
NOCHE DE RONDA
PERFIDIA
SABOR A MI
SOLAMENTE UNA VEZ

Dear Nicky

I just wanted to let you know what wonderful wedding we had on September 19th.

‘Manteca' were wonderful. Please pass on our thanks to them. All our friends and family thought they were marvellous and they made the evening!

They were very friendly and appeared to be enjoying themselves too!

Many thanks for your help.

With best wishes from
Joanna



Dear Nicky and Mac

Just a quick note to thank you very warmly for suggesting and recommending Manteca for our 40th birthday party last weekend.

They were absolutely fabulous - wonderful musicians, talented, fun ... and very flexible with regards to how the whole evening went.

Our problem now is that we need another occasion as soon as possible to warrant using them again! Virtually all of our guests commented on how superb the band were, and Martha, on the night even got a few grateful and warm hugs from people.

If at any time in the future you would like to us this recommendation, please do go ahead - they were a great band and absolutely made our party the famous event it now is!

Many thanks again

Yours sincerely
Vicki & Mark

Audio

Manteca - 4 track - Music Medley

Classique has been working with International Artistes from around the world for over 20 years, whether they are ‘A’ list celebrities, Chart Toppers, performers from TV talent shows or Celebrity DJs. Along with our in-house production team, we pull together all the details – dealing with flights, transfers, accommodation and riders for all the major artists and their teams.

As the UK’s No 1 booker of celebrity artists we deal with everything for you and work constantly with management companies throughout the world, where we have built up great relationships and have the latest information about who is available and who would work best for your event.

Please contact us for any ideas for your event and we will work with you, always understanding time constraints and budgets.

Unfortunately we are unable to request autographs or personal Meet & Greets (unless part of a Classique event and pre-arranged) and we suggest contacting the artist's own websites or fan sites. Apologies, we are also not able to ask for Video calls / personal birthday requests / free / gratis / charity / reduced fee performances from any of the artists – again please contact your chosen artist through their own websites.
We are however very happy to pass on your thanks to any artist that has appeared at your event arranged and organised by Classique.

The majority of prices will be plus vat at the current UK rate of 20%.