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Diffusion

DIFFUSION is your one-way ticket to the sizzling, scorching sounds of LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN. The 11-piece line-up (2 vocalists, 3 percussionists, 4 horns, piano and bass) lends itself to an expansive 'BIG BAND' sound - without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group; and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos.

With their vision to unite the rhythms of the Americas, their music is uplifting, inspiring and unifying, and celebrates the melting pot of cultures that arose out of the African Slave Trade, whilst focusing on the Afro-Cuban and globalised SALSA idioms which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world.

Whilst 'salsa' remains the focus of what they do, DIFFUSION isn't your regular 'salsa band'... It's a Latin band, in the wider sense; freely mixing 'salsa' idioms with other influences - African, Spanish, Antillean, Caribbean, South and North American - to bring you a fresh, funky and unique Latin music experience. With their critically acclaimed fusion of rhythms from throughout the Americas, DIFFUSION is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today.

Act Information

Line-up

2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists, 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)

Extra Line-up(s)

BASIC PACKAGE

11-piece:
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)

10-piece:
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
OR
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)

9-piece
Piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
OR
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)

8-piece:
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 1 saxophonist

7-piece:
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 1 saxophonist
OR
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 1 saxophonist

Also included

We can provide a Yamaha 800-watt (8-input) P.A. system and up to 10 microphones (with keyboard and bass plugged directly into the P.A. system) at a small charge. This is suitable for the 5-9 piece band. For the 10-11 piece band, we would outsource a larger P.A., and the standard charge to cover costs of hire and production would be £200 per engagement.

Location

South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.

Previous Clients

Air France
Alive Network
Band on the Wall
Book Live
Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
Christchurch, Oxford
Christie’s Coffee House
Cultural Collage World Music Festival
Hop Till U Drop
Jabez Clegg, Manchester
KLM Airways
KRO Catering Ltd
Manchester Food & Drink Festival/Edge Street Events
Manchester Jazz Festival
Manchester Salon
Matt & Phred's Jazz Club
Mike Constantia
Old Orleans Restaurant
Orchestrand
Prestwich Festival
Royal Northern College of Music
Salsa de Cuba
Salsa Direct
Salsa Palente
Sandcastle Water Park
WPA Health Insurance
York Racecourse
Your Event Musicians

Testimonials

“Thanks for your hard work to make our reception such a success - Tim & I loved every second and the band went down a storm… Diffusion pulled out all the stops to make our wedding reception the fun & energetic party we wanted. They appealed to our broad spectrum of guests with funky recognisable tunes including a Latin twist. From initial enquiry until the pack away the band were a pleasure to work with - all questions dealt with quickly and with a real desire that we should get exactly the wedding reception we wanted. I would not hesitate in recommending Diffusion - I had full confidence that they would be the perfect band, and in fact our expectations were exceeded. Thanks for making the day perfect - we fully intend to see you perform again:-)” Jo & Tim, Salisbury, Wiltshire

“A big thank you to Diffusion for playing at our world music festival, bringing Latin sounds to Richmond Riverside and encouraging the crowd to move their feet! The band delivered a lively set and were prompt and reliable during the process.” On The Edge World Music Festival 2013, Richmond Arts Service.

? ? Diffusion is one of the great choices we made for our wedding ? ?

First of all, thank you to Diffusion for your understanding of our needs.

Our situation
- We didn't know how to book a band.
- We love salsa and Cuban music but not too serious.
- We didn't know much about salsa dancing.
- Most of our guests were not familiar with Latin music.

But we wanted to have Latin music because the wedding was in summer and it would make a difference and our guests would be interested.

So we had a problem to solve and Diffusion did it.

Booking
It was a calm and easy booking process. Diffusion knew exactly what we needed and took great patience to wait for us, to understand what we needed.

At our wedding party

> Background music
Diffusion played salsa music as background music in early time of the reception. Our guests enjoyed their conversation, moving their bodies to the music. Surprisingly, many guests knew some of the music!

> Easy to enjoy Latin music
Diffusion played some songs with something simple and easy rhythm to our guests that some kids started to dance ; )

> Get people grooving
And then after the dinner, Diffusion gave us a 5-minute salsa dance lesson. It was really successful!!! Many of our guests enjoyed so much to follow the rhythm, laughing at each other. After the lesson, guests were just enjoying dancing, forgetting about "how to dance" which is fantastic!

Our wedding party was very successful and the most important element was definitely Diffusion! Everybody was talking about the band after the party!!!

Clare and Joe,

July 20th, 2013

"I would just like to thank you all for making James and Chikako's special day even more so with the wonderful music and atmosphere you provided... Everyone has contacted us to say how great it was. If we ever need more music we will be in touch." - Sheila, Suffolk, July 2013

"Fantastic!! Great music. Wonderful musicians and vocalists. And the band provided a wonderful atmosphere interacting with the crowd at just the right moments in a charming and fun way. It seemed the band were all friends, they exuded warmth. Always professional, well-organised and keen to make sure all the arrangements were smooth and enjoyable. They sincerely wanted us to have a great night and we surely did. And it wasn't a straightforward gig. There was no stage. The eleven band members were playing in half of my living room (London terrace house). It was a very special evening... the liaison was professional, agreeable and prompt and the arrangements proceeded smoothly. Couldn't be happier with this engagement."
Katherine, London

“Many thanks to you all. It was a brilliant night!”
Russ & Jenn, wedding, Pershore, Worcestershire

“Diffusion were really well received at the Charted Industry of Logistics & Transport Awards and the room was still networking and dancing to the end of your set!”
Simon Reynish, Charted Institute of Logistics & Transport

"Just want to THANK YOU for a great performance, everyone commented on how great you were and we will certainly keep you in mind for any future events... I just wanted to convey my THANKS for the fantastic entertainment provided by Diffusion at the Air France KLM Delta Air Lines Manchester Airport Trade Event on Thursday 26 January 2012. They were EXCELLENT and very well received by our 100+ guests and certainly helped in making our evening very successful."
Air France / KLM Airways

“Just wanted to say thanks again for playing yesterday - we had a brilliant time, and lots of our guests have been telling us how great they thought you guys were. Thank you!”
Andy & Clare, wedding, Cheshire

"Diffusion was exactly what was needed to bring the Prestwich Concert Series to a rip-roaring and stunning close. Energetic, vivid, bright, bubbling with sun that was only too absent from the Manchester air, the

Highlights

Starring some of UK's finest musicians and featuring a variety of support acts.
Covering a comprehensive range of songs as well as playing original material.
Jazz, string quartet, DJ and dance tuition available.

Repertoire

Repertoire

Traditional & Contemporary Salsa
Willie Colón / Marc AnthonyAguanile
Consuelo VelásquezBesame Mucho
Guillermo Rodríguez Fania All-StarsBilongo
Buena Vista Social ClubComo Fue
Tito Puente Tony VegaDéjame Soñar
Buena Vista Social ClubDos Gardenias
Buena Vista Social ClubEl Cuarto De Tula
Alex WilsonFire Burns Below
Charanga HabañeraGozando En La Habana
Joan Baez / Issac DelgadoGracias A La Vida
Joseito FernándezGuantanamera
Afro-Cuban All-StarsHabana Del Este
Carlos PueblaHasta Siempre Comandante
Celia CruzLa Vida Es Un Carnival
Miguel Matamoros / Javier GarciaLágrimas Negras
Issac DelgadoNo Me Mires A Los Ojos
Marc AnthonyPalabras Del Alma
Oscar D'LeonPedro Navajas
Buena Vista Social ClubSilencio
Marc AnthonyValió La Pena
Latin Pop
Jennifer LopezAin’t it Funny
ManzanitaArranca
Bolivar / Basement JaxxBingo Bango
BacilosCaraluna
Barry ManilowCopacabana
Gibson Brothers KlimaxCuba
Black LaceDo The Conga
MiaDo You Only Wanna Dance
Bob Marley / Ojos BrujosGet Up Stand Up
Pérez PradoGuaglione
Shakira / Wyclef JeanHips Don't Lie
EaglesHotel California
Pete RodríguezI Like It (I Like It Like That)
Ritchie ValensLa Bamba
Ricky MartinLa Bomba
Ricky MartinLivin' La Vida Loca
Pérez PradoMambo no. 5
Maria Muldaur Brand New HeaviesMidnight at the Oasis
Van MorrisonMoondance
SantanaPrimavera
SantanaSatellite
SantanaSmooth
CorduroySomething in my Eye
Pablo Beltrán Ruiz / Michael BubleSway
ShakiraWhenever Wherever
Latin Jazz
IrakereBoliviana
Israel "Cachao" LopezCachao's Guiro
Jesús "Chucho" ValdesChucho
Jesús "Chucho" Valdes Paquito D'RiveraClaudia
Ray BarrettoLa Cuna
Tito PuenteLinda Chicana
Mario BauzáMambo Inn
Dizzy Gillespie / Paquito D'RiveraManteca
Eden AhbezNature Boy
Horace SilverNica's Dream
Dizzy GillespieNight In Tunisia
Tito PuenteRan Kan Kan / Oye Como Va
Paquito D'Rivera & Arturo SandovalReunión
Cal TjaderSabor
Michael BreckerSong For Bilbao
Sonny RollinsSt Thomas
Dizzy GillespieTanga
The ChampsTequila
Brazilian Music
Ary BarrossoBrasil
DjavanFlor De Lis
Jorge BenMais Que Nada
Chico CésarMama África
Caetano VelosoNão Enche
BelliniSamba De Janeiro
Lanu feat. Christin DeralasShine
Originals
Golden Section
Heartbeat
Mistico
Moonlight
Move to the Music (Live to 100)

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)