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 -
Hola amigos wow the 2022 Blood on the Tracks Summer Season
Was fantastic - highlights include Bunkfest Lechlade Festival and the lovely Goatfest.
Great to work with the wondersul Odyssey, Boomtown Rats and the legendary Geno Washington.
2023 is shaping up just as strong or maybe more so. Some amazing festivals to anounce soon.
Do get in touch if you would like to know more or book us.
We also hve new material coming up and our lucky to be working
with more amazing musicians!
It's been great to meet so manyy old and new friends this summer,
the links below will let you into our world
- welcome amigos!
Welcome to your Latin Quarter
WHO ARE THE SWANVESTAS?
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
WHY NOT BOOK THE BAND?
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 email@example.com
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 2019 (We're booked again 2020)
Thank you so much for such a fantastic set on Friday, your band were high energy, entertaining and we really loved you
Cassiobury Park Manager Watford 2021
Thanks, you really saved the day. Everyone I spoke to was enthusiastic in their appreciation of the band
and the atmosphere created, making it a memorable evening for everyone
Andrew Elia - Entertainment Manager for Lockers Park Ball 2019
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), 2022
"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, 2019
"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, 2020
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 2022
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
BUY THE MUSIC
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
On CDs buy at the gigs which are listed HERE - - or contact us HERE