Viva Santana [Santana Tribute Band, 7 piece]
Now in their TWENTIETH year of touring, this phenomenal 7-piece Latin rock explosion continues to amaze fans wherever they present their celebration of the music of the legendary Carlos Santana. Over the last eighteen years they have played to full houses as diverse as the prestigious London Guitar Show Wembley to theatres and rock festivals in the UK, Europe and even Cuba, where soloist Marcos Rodriguez' performance was described as 'a musical bridge between Cuba and Spain'. 'When they made Carlos Santana someone forgot to break the mold!' said one astonished fan, who himself was a veteran of listening to 5 decades of that distinctive Santana guitar tone.It's all there, from the powerful 4 piece rhythm section that brings the heartbeat of the band that is congas, timbales, drums and bass with a precise understanding of traditional and modern Latin rhythms, to the infectious Cuban piano and haunting Hammond organ wizardry of a truly gifted keyboard maestro. The famous soulful vocal melodies in the native languages of the Americas by the only UK Santana tribute band that boasts Latin members completes what was recently described by Classic Rock Magazine as 'One Of The Top 5 Must See Tributes In The UK' Though the tag of Tribute band just doesn't do this group of talented musicians justice. And now touring with 3 piece brass section at selected venues.Guitarist Marcos was recently quoted as saying, 'Santana live is almost like a religious service. Carlos is the Pope and you can't always get to see him. So when I play I'm just a priest reciting the Gospel. But the message is the same! The audience response at our shows and their messages on our website proves it!! 'Carlos Santana changed the face of Rock Music forever when he stormed Woodstock in 1969 with his own special fusion of rock, Latin, jazz and the music of Africa. Now, at last, a chance to experience the raw emotion of a Santana concert. Created in the spring of the Millennium year by inspirational Spanish guitarist Marcos Rodriguez. With Eighteen years of gigging and touring behind them, Viva Santana are the UK's most established and respected Santana tributes.The Viva Santana family consists of talented, dedicated, professional musicians who fully immerse themselves to recreate the moods, sounds and atmosphere of Santana's music with passion, heart, soul and chilling accuracy.The current line up of musicians have played and toured with such artists as Roger Daltrey, Joan Armatrading, Matt Bianco, Jethro Tull, Bad Manners, Desmond Dekker, Yes, Robin Jones and many more.This powerful seven-piece band take you through the Santana years with a stunning two-hour show. From Santana 1, Abraxas and Moonflower to the recent hits from Supernatural, Shaman and All That I Am.Now recognised as the number one tribute to Carlos Santana, and was officially used by Santana's UK online Marketing.Viva Santana : Much more than a tribute, a Supernatural experience!!'You guys have a lot of energy, so that's great! That's what a lot of music is, for me anyway. Sounds good, keep it up! Cheers, and see you next time in the UK!' - Benny Rietveld, Santana's Bass Player'Latin Rock overseas sounds alive and HOT! Love your sound... keep the spirit alive' - MALO, Jorge Santana's band'One of the Top 5 Tribute bands in the UK, a must-see for all Santana fans' - Classic Rock Magazine
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|Band name||Viva Santana|
|Based in||St Albans, Herts|
|Send Enquiry||Send private enquiry|
Available for weddings, private parties, corporate events.
Equipment PAT tested, insured (PLI), MU member.
This band/artist page is jointly maintained by Lemonrock and sedge. Last updated 6 August 2020.