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Son Aché


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Formed in 2011, Son Aché feature a new generation of mostly Cuban musicians who are all passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista Social Club legacy that put Cuban music back on the map in 1997.

Hailed by BBC Radio 3 as the UK’s very own Buena Vista Social Club, Son Aché play authentic Cuban son, a form of Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. This exciting fusion of African and Spanish rhythms is at the heart of all salsa music.

Our very own Buena Vista Club – they are irrepressible! A fantastic sound – terrific! Sean Rafferty, BBC Radio 3 In Tune

The band's lead vocalist has performed with the likes of Cachaito of the Buena Vista Social Club and the band's trumpet virtuoso has toured worldwide with several renowned Cuban bands and is an ex-member of the Santiago Symphony Orchestra. Son

Aché have also recently released their debut CD. The band has a variable line-up that can be changed to match the occasion. Their preferred line-up is as a 7-piece band made up of a lead vocalist, Cuban mandolin, guitar, bass, trumpet and two percussionists.

If background music is required, the band can strip down to a smaller acoustic line-ups. For larger events, the band can add additional brass and percussion and play as a 10-piece.

Whatever their line-up, Son Aché’s irresistible tropical rhythms ensure a truly sensational, authentic Latin music experience that will make you want to dance 'til dawn!

Performance info

Line-up Female lead vocals/percussion; trés (Cuban mandolin); guitar; bass; percussion
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute or 3 x 40 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Add musician (extra percussion and brass)
Add £215
Afternoon acoustic 1 x 60 minute set from 3pm (3-piece up to 7-piece)
Add £160 per musician
Electric drum kit
Add £0
Available on request. Recommended for venues with sound limiters set to a threshold below approx 95dB

I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor

Baila Con Mi Tumbao

Pop tunes in Latin style (available on request and subject to 7-piece option)

Don’t Worry, Be Happy
Don't Worry About A Thing
Hey Jude
I Don't Know Why
Killing Me Softly
Living La Vida Loca
Master Blaster
Sir Duke
Summer Time

Salsa, Son & Merengue / Chachacha / Bolero

Abusadora (merengue)
A Mi Manera (chachacha)
Apagame La Vela (merengue/tropical)
Apretataito (merengue)
Ay Papacito (son montuno
Baila Con Mi Tumbao (salsa)
Baila Suavito (chachacha)
Bamboleo (salsa)
Besame Mucho (bolero cha)
Bronce Na’Ma (salsa)
Cachita (charanga)
Cangrejo (son montuno)
Capullito D'Aleli (son)
Carretero (son montuno)
Co Co Mai Mai (son)
Chan Chan (son)
Como Fue (bolero)
Consuelate (son)
Dos Gardenias (son)
Dundunbanza (bolero son)
El Bodeguero (chachacha)
El Carretero (son)
El Cuarto De Tula (son)
El Manicero / Peanut Vendor (son)
El Negrito Del Batey (merengue)
El Paralitico (son)
El Punto Cubano (charanga / son)
El Traigito (son)
En El Delirio Habanero (bolero-son)
Guantanamera (bolero chachacha)
Hacheros Con Palo (son montuno)
Idilio (salsa)
Juanito Morel (merengue)
La Empaliza (merengue)
La Enganadora (chachacha)
La Guacherna (merengue)
Lágrimas Negras (son)
La Negra Tomasa (Bilongo)
Le Sumba El Mango (son montuno)
Lloraras (salsa)
Me Gusto (son montuno)
Ma Ma Inez (son- salsa)
No Me Llores (chachacha)
Oye Como Va (chachacha)
Pare Cochero (son)
Pintate Los Labios (son)
Prende El Fogon (son)
Quizas (bolero cha)
Rico Vacilon (cha cha cha)
Rita La Caimana (descarga son)
Saina (merengue)
Son De La Loma (son)
Te Veo P’Aqui (Changui)
Tres Lindas Cubanas (bolero – cha)
Veinte Anos (bolero cha)
Usted (bolero)
Waka Waka (merengue)
Yo No Quiero Piedra En Mi Camino (salsa)


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Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Please pass on my thanks to the band who were brilliant at our anniversary party and were just what was needed to get the party going. My only regret was that I did not have more time to enjoy the band myself!”

Anne, Private Party, London, June 2019

“Thanks so much for the other evening, we had a great time! You have a great rapport with each other as well as with your audience.”

May, Private Party in Stroud, May 2018

“My husband and I had an amazing time watching Son Ache in Stroud on Saturday, we even attempted a little salsa dancing!”

Shelly, Private Party in Stroud, May 2018

“We had great feedback about the band yesterday. Our guests felt transported to a holiday place!”

Caria, Restaurant in Central London, Feb 2018

“Thanks for a brilliant evening, so much energy, rhythm and great music!”

Keith, Private Party in Milton Keynes, November 2017

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