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The Uk's Number One Anglo Cuban Band -

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Hola and welcome to the world of Anglo Cuban music.

 Up to date gig list  here


Our music is available now from Amazon Itunes and others.

A Chihuahua With A Paddle -

Download from Itunes here

Download from Amazon here

Listen to us on Spotify here



          Hola amigos we've had a fantastic few years.-

highlights included Bunkfest Rickmansworth Canal Festival and the lovely Goatfest. 

Great to work with the wonderful Odyssey, Boomtown Rats and the legendary Geno Washington.

 the 2024 season is very exciting  

- we'll be back at Goatfest and playing many new venues. We also have a new single due out in October!

​We still play anywhere that'll have us and love weddings parties festivals pubs and more

The links below will let you into our world

- welcome amigos!

Goatfest alongside Kim Wilde
West Fest 2017
£ Brewers Brewery Open Day 2017
Lechlade Festival with The Proclaimers
Wilkestock Festival (With the Dub Pistols)
St Michael's Festival
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Welcome to your Latin Quarter 

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 The Swanvestas blend anglo-latin percussion and melodic patterns to create a unique party sound. They mix Cuban folk songs, classic pop songs and originals in a vibrant, exciting way. The line-up features horns, flute and guitars, with up to 4 percussionists - the live show is irresistible.  Highly entertaining, funny, serious, folky, rocky, funky, punky, embracing all ages and tastes. You will never hear a band quite like them: you will want to come back for more.   

They have performed across the country at events including The Acoustic Festival of Britain, The Exmoor Festival, Rhythms of The World, Harlequin Fayre, Leamington Peace Festival, Bearded Theory, Rickmansworth Canal Festival, Lechlade and Wilkestock .  Artists they have worked with include: Kim Wilde, Dodgy, Midge Ure, Fairport Convention Jake Bugg  and the Proclaimers. In the words of Ian Matthews (Kasabian Drummer) The Swanvesta Social CLub are "f......g excellent"!   

Ian Bankwell 2020

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We love playing all kinds of events and occasions large and small maybe we could play for yours?:

Festivals we have played for include the Acoustic Festival Of Britain, St Albans Beer Festival Bearded Theory and Rickmansworth Canal Fest .

Corporate customers include Aecom UK and Hertfordshire GPs and The UK Joint Services Mess.

Charities we have worked with Include Grove House, MND, the Isabel Hospice and Help For Heroes. 

Also countless birthday parties, weddings, pubs and even one funeral.

The band are fully insured PAT Tested and have great lighting and sound equipment.  

For more info do email Anna - or give her a call. She'd be delighted to advise you on what we can do and provide a personalised quotation - no obligation 07990 705920

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From recent gigs

 We loved you once again at Henlow Bridge Lakes!
It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all once again and enjoy your brilliant set.
Mick Flynn, Henlow Bridge Lakes - After our third annual performance at Tribute Music Festival 2021

 (We're booked again 2024)

Thank you for helping us with such a fantastic performance in our village event.  everyone had an amazing time such a party atmosphere

Rosie Mason, Redbourn Social Committee 2024

Thank you so much for such a fantastic set on Friday, your band were high energy, entertaining and we really loved you

Pherenice Worsey-Buck

Cassiobury Park Manager Watford 2021

You helped make  2022 our best festival yet! It was an amazing weekend, and The Swanvesta Social Club were a huge part of that, so thank you so, so much.

Bishop Stortford Music Festival (Bish Bash) 2022

Thank you so very much for the engagement, energy, quality and vitality that you brought to the Taste the High Life event on Friday evening. The audience were entirely in the palm of your hand from the moment that you set foot behind the stage. Your comfort in the space made the audiences feel at ease and you dealt with a couple of ‘audience participation’ moments with professionalism and understatement which neutralised any potential tension in a moment. We cannot have hoped for a better evening and you were key  to that success.

Helen Burridge St Albans BID Event Organiser 2019

You were brilliant last night!  There was so much energy and we loved that you were playing around the tent getting everyone involved.  You really cared: taking lots of time to get everything setup perfect;

Organising Commitee St Michaels Charity Ball 2018

"You guys have been great all summer  Thanks from our side also for being so easy to work with!"
Rowan Patel (Ace Of Herts Festival Agency), 2023

"thanks once again for a fantastic show last week! We all really enjoyed it and with any luck we will book you again for another AECOM do."
Louise Young Aecom Social Commitee, 2021

"You were just fantastic..we will continue to support you. We have raised £2000. You just came along with no fuss and did a memorable job,Our house was full and happy after many years of troubles. Jude and family."
Jude Kenyon Charity Organiser, 2021

Dear band, 

We can't thank you enough for making our wedding so absolutely amazing. 

I can't tell you how many texts we have had saying how great you were. 

You were absolutely brilliant and completely made our day.

Thank you again. Truly awesome 😘

Love  Dave and Becky

Bride and Groom Wedding August 2023

Thank you for your performance on Saturday it was really great, I look forward to working together again in the future. 

 Rachel Richardson Engagement and Events Officer  Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council Christmas Lights  2019

you guys are such great fun!

Kim Wilde (At Goatfest 2021

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where can you buy our songs?

We have 2 albums available:

The Inauthentic Sound Of Cuba and Live From The Latin Quarter The Third " A Chihuahua With a Paddle" is available from May 2018. 

Available as downloads:

Get them from amazon with this link

Get them through Itunes here

On CDs buy at the gigs which are listed HERE -  - or contact us HERE

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