***CALLE OCHO & VIVA LA MUSIC PROUDLY PRESENT***
SALSEOLOGY — the UK's premier hard salsa big band — live at Belgrave Music Hall Leeds — the summer's big live salsa concert!
Supported by Calle Ocho DJs Lubi & Fabio + DJ Philip Charles
Improvers salsa dance class with Philip Charles (9pm)
Late night salsa/mambo/Cuban/bachata mix party to 3am
Salseros, it's been months since our last Calle Ocho/Viva La Musica live salsa concert in Leeds — October 2015 to be exact — so we have decided to do one big live summer salsa concert this year.
We are proud to announce the return of the mighty SALSEOLOGY, the UK's top hard salsa band from London, back to Leeds for the first time since October 2015!!! If you were at that gig, you will remember they blew the roof off the venue with dancers even describing the gig as good as our previous Tromboranga and La Excelencia gigs. High praise indeed but it was a firing show.
Formed back in 2011 by London based US pianist Darius Johnson, the 12 piece band play pure salsa dura/hard salsa imnspired by their 1970s New York salsa heroes like Ray Barretto, Willie Colon, Hector LaVoe, Tito Puente and the Fania Allstars. Playing mainly salsa dura witha touch of mambo, salsa romantica and cha cha cha, they have become the UK salsa dancers' favourite band. Now featuring an almost fully Latino line-up (bar pianist Darius and London timbales legend Jimmy Le M), they have the finest Latin/salsa musicians in the UK in their midst.
To keep the party rocking all night long. Calle Ocho DJs Lubi & Fabio Bahia plus guest salsa DJ Philip Charles will be warming up before the live show and keep the dancefloor full up to our 3am curfew.
Opening the night we have Philip Charles teaching an improvers-to-intermediates level salsa dance class. Philip is of course the popular resident salsa dance teacher every Tuesday at DJ Lubi's weekly salsa party at Revolucion De Cuba Leeds. Class starts promptly at 9pm.
Advance tickets just £13 (+bf) available online from:
jumborecords.co.uk — lunatickets.co.uk
(search under SALSEOLOGY)
Also via Jumbo Records Merrion Centre Leeds shop and by phone from them on 0113 245 5570.
Also available in person from the following people (no booking fee)
Lubi — Fabio Bahia — Philip Charles — Sequoyah De Vigneswaren
DOORS 9PM — SALSA DANCE CLASS 9-10PM with Philip Charles (Revolucion De Cuba Leeds) — SALSEOLOGY onstage 11pm (one set) — salsa afterparty same venue 12.30am to 3am with DJs LUBI, FABIO BAHIA, PHILIP CHARLES — CURFEW 3AM
For more info on the event contact Lubi or Fabio Bahia via the Calle Ocho Facebook page or their personal accounts OR email [email protected]
For more info/directtions to the venue check belgravemusichall.com
THIS IS OUR ONLY LIVE SALSA CONCERT OF THE SUMMER AND MAYBE ONLY ONE OF TWO CONCERTS IN 2017. PLEASE SUPPORT IF YOU LOVE LIVE SALSA MUSIC.