About the band…

Coco Xpress started with a bang 20 years ago in 1998, playing a month-long residency at a salsa club in the Mediterranean, and on their return to London they rapidly grew
in fame and popularity, playing weekly at all of the UK’s top dance venues and at many
private/corporate/wedding party events. Their experience guarantees professionalism, punctuality and a good understanding of every client’s needs.

Hailed as one of London’s 2 hottest salsa bands for the last 10 years, Coco Xpress  frequently appears at all the festivals, salsa events and club nights on the Latin scene. They play Salsa, Merengue, Bugaloo, Bachata, Bomba, Mambo, Latin-pop and more – representing all the popular Latino rhythms and countries, from Cuba to Colombia via Santo Domingo, this band will guarantee an excellent night’s entertainment, for top salsa dancers and left-footed tropical party-goers alike.

“Coco” means coconut in Spanish, and the band guarantees to bring you all the flavour and heat of Latin America and the Caribbean.

One of the reasons Coco Xpress is so loved by its fans is that they always have the same
line-up of great musicians, playing with great swing without sheet music, with slick choreography and a great rapport with the crowd. They are one happy family, and this shows on stage!

Coco Xpress features Ecuadorian singer Jorge with not only a rich voice but also an entertaining manner and some slick dance routines. Also in the front line is female alto
sax/ flute player/singer Nina: a strong musician and also a smooth dancer – to make
the band as easy on the eyes as it is on the ears! The line-up is rounded off with
Biembo from the Dominican Republic swinging on bass guitar/vocals, Dominican Wilson
“El Diablo” – a maniacal devil at the piano, and Colombian Nicolai on conga drums – a talented group of musicians who know that on-stage presentation and lively performance is every bit as important as talented musicianship.

As a 4 piece piece band, they comprise 4 singing musicians – and playing
hand-percussion, piano keyboard, bass guitar and sax/flute, with sequenced percussion.
With the addition of a 5th musician, you get live conga drums and extra backing vocals to really get the groove going.

Coco Xpress can play 100% salsa music when requested, but their unique line-up
guarantees the best genuine Merengue music of any band in the UK, as they have
2 Dominican musicians – from the home of Merengue music – the Dominican Republic.
Many newcomers to Latin music find merengue music much more enjoyable and
accessible – and easy to dance to – than Salsa, and just as much fun!! On request they
can also include Latin chart music – many well-known songs that the crowd will love,
such as Mambo No 5, La Vida Loca, and some great English Pop songs in Latin style.

Coco Xpress is equally suitable for parties, weddings (more than 550 played so far) and
corporate events as it is for full-on Salsa dance nights, and will bring a playlist of
songs suitable for whichever occasion. They usually perform 2 sets of 45 minutes each, and can also provide CD background music between sets, professional dancers or salsa instructors, dance classes and animation, a mainstream or Latin DJ and other ideas to make the evening swing. They are based in London, with frequent appearances in the Capital’s busiest salsa venues, but will travel anywhere, and are have performed on 5 several cruise contracts for upto 3 months on luxury cruise liners all around South America to Rio in Carnival!

Naturally, as a fully professional outfit, they have full Public Liability Insurance (to £10
Million) and all their equipment is PAT tested and certificated, as demanded by most
venues.

Call (+44)  07956 395018 or email info@cocoxpress.co.uk

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