Plaza Pequeña

Salsa, Latin1
Price from £1,263
Location: Greater London

Plaza Pequeña recreates the sizzling, scorching sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean with an uplifting sound which is inspiring and unifying, mixing salsa with other influences to bring you a fresh, funky and instant Latin house party experience. With its compact 2–4 piece line-up of vocals, piano, percussion and trumpet, Plaza Pequeña distils a vibrant + stylish mix of salsa, funk, soul and samba, from Cuban classics and laid back Brazilian beats right through to the present day.

Biography

Plaza Pequeña is the smaller sister act and “instant coffee” alternative to the filtered coffee beans of its big brother Desplazamiento, each of the musicians taking the lead with their respective elements – the rhythms of the percussion, the harmonies of the piano, the melodies of the trumpet and the lyrics of the vocals – creating an explosive spark of musical interplay, with an emphasis on live dynamic interaction. Providing a quick and easy salsa solution, the band have been a favourite with house parties, product launches and promotional and media work as well as weddings and intimate occasions around the UK. The band has performed throughout the UK - London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Plymouth, Reading, Oxford and the home counties - working with distinguished clients such as Havana Club and notable bar & pub chains.

Plaza Pequeña is based in London, but performs regularly around the UK, and even offers discounts with Manchester and Bristol-based line-ups for discounted engagements in North England and Scotland, and South West England and Wales.

BOOKING OPTIONS

Plaza Pequeña is available in 3 different sizes, depending on the budget and venue capacity.

04-piece
1 x Vocals
1 x Piano
1 x Percussion
1 x Trumpet

03-piece
1 x Vocals
1 x Piano
1 x Percussion

02-piece
1 x Vocals
1 x Piano

Get the party started. Plaza Pequeña offers a choice of 2 different themes, or you can mix and match the themes to suit the nature of your event.

Theme 1) Havana Club House Party
Their classic cocktail of Afro-Cuban jazz and straight up salsa dance music. Bringing you the red hot rhythms of son montuno, mambo, cha-cha-chá, guaguánco and bolero, as well as the more contemporary styles of boogaloo and reggaeton.

Theme 2) Destination Tropics
Hop on a plane and be transported to the tropical climes of South America, with their cool cuts of Brazilian Bossa Nova ("New Wave"), Samba, Argentine pop and soulful funk.

Looking for something extra?
Look no further than Desplazamiento, available as a 5 - 11 piece lineup.

CHECK LIST

• 2 to 4-piece Latin band
• Playing a diverse range of styles, from Cuban classics and laid back Brazilian beats right through to the present day
• Special request songs learned
• Boasting over 20 brilliant reviews from some of the UK’s top pub and bar chains
• Offering a flexible range of line-ups and instrumental combinations to suit the budget and requirements of the occasion
• Offering a flexible range of support acts to further enhance the occasion
• Providing its own instruments and backline
• Offering discounts for Manchester, North West England and Scotland, and Bristol, South West England and Wales
• Excellent value for money

FEES

Please note that the fees listed here are taken from the quick quotes guides, and are purely pessimistic:
• for the highest possible mileage per zone (inclusive of transport, subsistence and sound provision)
• for the shortest possible notice period
These are always listed initially to cover for all eventualities. Actual quotes will ALWAYS be lower. Please request a quotation.

To request a quotation, you only need to provide 1) event date, and 2) venue postcode. You will receive a list of quotes for all lineups, with breakdowns clearly delineating where further discounts can be made on specification. If in doubt, please just ask.

Please note that these are the full rates; discounts are available for early bird / advance bookings, depending on the notice period: the earlier you book, the more you save.

Set List

Havana Club House Party

Autumn Leaves (Trad.)
Besame Mucho - Consuelo Velazquez
Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Como Imaginar - Luis Miguel
Contigo En La Distancia - César Portillo de la Luz
Cry Me A River - Arthur Hamilton
Fever - Little Willie John
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love) - Cole Porter
Mi Tierra - Gloria Estefan
Mucho Mambo (Sway) - Pablo Beltrán Ruiz
Nature Boy - Eden Ahbez
No Se Tu - Luis Miguel
Quizas Quizas Quizas (Perhaps) - Osvado Ferrés
Summertime - Gershwin
Te Extraño - Luis Miguel

Destination Tropics

Aguas De Março (Waters of March) - Tom Jobim
Contigo En La Distancia - Christina Aguilera
Corcovado (Quiet Nighs of Quiet Stars) - Tom Jobim
Desafinado (Off Key) - Tom Jobim
El Dia De Mi Quieres - Carlos Gardel
Garota de Ipamena (Girl From Ipanema) - Tom Jobim
Gracias A La Vida - Violeta Parra
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Just The Two Of Us - Bill Withers
La Fuerza Del Engaño - Marcela Morelo
Lambada - Trad.
Luna Bonita - Marcela Morelo
Mais Que Nada - Jorge Ben
Sunny - Marvin Gaye
Volver - Carlos Gardel

Optional Extras

Extra Cost
Guest Vocalist / Instrumentalist £144

Testimonials

Friendly, professional and most importantly great musicians. "Plaza Pequeña were a joy to have perform for our South American Gourmet Evening. They were friendly, professional and most importantly great musicians."
Review by The Northern Quarter Restaurant & Bar, Manchester
Sep 7, 2015
They arrived promptly and were very professional. Please thank the band for attending this weekend. They arrived promptly and were very professional.
Review by Frosts Garden Centre, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes
Aug 31, 2015
Music and atmosphere great. "Plaza Pequeña - Easy to communicate, delivering an excellent service. Music and atmosphere great. Thank you guys! Ziggy"
Review by The Queen Adelaide, London (Wandsworth)
Aug 24, 2015
An ultra cool sounding band with unmistakeable vibe and unique sound. "Plaza Pequeña were an ultra cool sounding band with unmistakeable vibe and unique sound. They were the perfect choice for our courtyard and really put you in a summer fiesta mood. Highly recommended. Ronnie Banks, Operational Manager."
Review by The Sugar Hut, Brentwood, Essex
Aug 24, 2015
Plaza Pequeña put on a great show and our guests definitely enjoyed the night. “We had Plaza Pequeña at one of our Terrace parties... Plaza Pequeña put on a great show and our guests definitely enjoyed the night. They created a warm and lively atmosphere and we were really impressed with their repertoire, they sang in English and Spanish. The feedback from our guests was also very positive."
Review by Melia White House Hotel, London (Regent's Park)
Aug 15, 2015
The band were incredible! "What can I say? The band were incredible! We loved them and we have not stopped talking about them since. So talented and they added the 'cherry on the top' of a wonderful birthday celebration! Could you please pass on my sincere thanks to Rory for being so lovely to deal with and to the rest of the band who were so gracious and clearly love what they do! Many Many thanks, Mandy."
Review by Mandy, Staines, Surrey
Aug 15, 2015
The lady singer had a beautiful voice and the guys backed her up with super energy. "Many thanks to the guys and girl in Plaza Pequeña. This was something we have never done before and would really like to do again. We had them play outside in our garden and the vibe was excellent. Many customers said we should do this as a regular thing and the mood was excellent. The lady singer had a beautiful voice and the guys backed her up with super energy. We would love to have the guys back in the future. Many thanks, Mat Sander (Manager)."
Review by The Crown, Egham, Surrey
Aug 9, 2015
The music was so uplifting and fun, it actually felt like I was in Cuba. "WOW! What a fantastic night. You guys created such a great atmosphere and our customers loved it! The music was so uplifting and fun, it actually felt like I was in Cuba."
Review by The Duke's Head, London (Putney)
Jul 25, 2015
Their music was above average "I thought their music was above average, and their attitude was more than helpful."
Review by Guy Swindell, Parfetts, Leeds
Sep 10, 2014
The guests enjoyed the new tropical vibe the band brought. "The Dog & Fox in Wimbledon Village hosted Plaza Pequeña on the evening of 6th September as part of our Havana Club promotion. The band were reliable, arrived on time prepared and started as agreed. The guests enjoyed the new tropical vibe the band brought. Many thanks & best wishes, Marta, Sales & Marketing Manager."
Review by The Dog & Fox, London (Wimbledon)
Sep 6, 2014
Fantastic band! "Fantastic band! So much energy, incredible backing and vocals. Not only providing a Cuban atmosphere, but also providing a contemporary fusion of popular and Cuban music to accommodate for the entire audience. Would hire again any day!"
Review by The Terrace, London (Wimbledon)
Aug 21, 2014
Incredible night! "The atmosphere created was amazing! The regulars were a bit rowdy but absolutely loved the atmosphere! People were up dancing + singing (and playing piano!) Really happy with the music + vibe! Thank you guys all so much! Incredible night! Kerri xxx"
Review by The Coat & Badge, London (Putney)
Aug 16, 2014
It was a great atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed by staff & customers alike. "Thank you very much for playing for us this evening. It was a great atmosphere and thoroughly enjoyed by staff & customers alike. We would very much like you to return if at all possible... all in all, a great experience. Thank you to everyone. Team Berkley."
Review by The Berkeley Bar & Grill, Plymouth
Aug 2, 2014
A beautiful performance "Plaza Pequeña put on a beautiful performance for us at The Northcote. They delivered a versatile set ranging from relaxing tunes to up beat lively tunes. Keys, percussion and vocals - all spectacular. They did an amazing job of reading the crowd and creating the perfect energy for the pub. We have never had so many people dancing! I highly recommend Plaza Pequeña."
Review by The Northcote, London (Clapham Junction)
Aug 1, 2014
Thanks for your performance, you guys were great... "Thanks for your performance, you guys were great... We had Plaza Pequeña performing at the Lion & Unicorn recently and the music that they provided was perfect for a Saturday afternoon! The staff were dancing and the customers were impressed with the energy they created. Thanks for the fun & great atmosphere, we definitely would like to see you guys again. Love from The Lions & Unicorns."
Review by Lion & Unicorn, London (Kentish Town)
Jul 29, 2014
Great band to start the night off if you want something a bit more quirky but still accessible. "Our opening nights went smoothly with the great welcoming sounds of Plaza Pequeña Live Latin Trio. They were professional and really kept that relaxed vibe going through the events. Great band to start the night off if you want something a bit more quirky but still accessible."
Review by The Slug & Lettuce, Bristol & Oxford
Jul 23, 2014
A lively and energetic set "Plaza Pequeña delivered a lively and energetic set at the King's Head. Blending laid back Bossa Nova with upbeat salsa and popular songs, perfect for a seasonal summer's day barbecue, their music was enjoyed by all of our customers.”
Review by The King's Head Winchmore Hill, London (Enfield)
Jul 12, 2014
The perfect function band for a relaxed latin vibe "Plaza Pequeña are the perfect function band for a relaxed latin vibe. They have a great mixture of well and lesser known songs to create the perfect atmosphere for any event. Brilliant to work with, thanks guys!"
Review by Dirty Dicks, London (Bishopsgate)
Jul 9, 2014
A smooth Latin vibe. "I would like to say thank you for being a part of our birthday celebrations and really enjoyed your music. You provided great music that filled our venue with a smooth Latin vibe. I would happily recommend you in the future. Thank you so much for your performance and professionalism."
Review by Be At One, Reading
Apr 19, 2014
We enjoyed your performances. "We enjoyed your performances."
Review by Buenos Aires Restaurant & Steakhouse, London
Feb 2, 2014
Thanks for last night, It was great! "Thanks for last night, It was great!"
Review by Rachel, Rubicon Bar, Surbiton
Sep 21, 2013
We loved the music and were so impressed... “We loved the music and were so impressed, so well done on doing a great job!”
Review by Winter Gardens, Sheffield
Oct 18, 2012
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