Price Band: £1000 - £1395
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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.
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists, 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
Piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 1 saxophonist
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 1 saxophonist
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 1 saxophonist
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 Â£200 per engagement.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.
Band on the Wall
Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport
Christies Coffee House
Cultural Collage World Music Festival
Hop Till U Drop
Jabez Clegg, Manchester
KRO Catering Ltd
Manchester Food & Drink Festival/Edge Street Events
Manchester Jazz Festival
Matt & Phred's Jazz Club
Old Orleans Restaurant
Royal Northern College of Music
Salsa de Cuba
Sandcastle Water Park
WPA Health Insurance
Your Event Musicians
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.
- 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.
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."
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
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.
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.)