It’s a big one! We’re taking the flavoursome funk far into the night as the Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club returns to Band on the Wall with acclaimed DJ, actor, presenter and funkster about town Craig Charles manning the decks, plus the huge Snowboy and the Latin Section performing live!
Snowboy and the Latin Section are Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz performers and recording artists, led by multi-percussionist Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove.
As Snowboy himself puts it, “So much Latin music these days has got so watered down or slow. There’s too much pandering to these Salsa dance classes. But my band is here to keep stoking the fire and ensure we make it exciting through our live performances and records the way Latin music is meant to be. We deliver the Mambo-influenced messages that Tito Puente did and Eddie Palmieri does.”
As a percussionist in many styles, Snowboy has performed or recorded with Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Amy Winehouse, Rod Temperton, Mark Ronson, Basia, Simply Red, Makoto Kuriya, Flaco Jimenez, Airto Moreira, Deodato, Mick Hucknall, Herman Olivera, Jon Lucien, James Taylor Quartet, Mica Paris, Incognito, Patti Austin, Big Boy Bloater and many many more.
“In one man’s opinion, I think Snowboy is doing, and can do, at ever higher and widening levels what The Beatles did for rock. I see him and his incredible combo as The Beatles of Mambo.” – Professor Robert Farris Thompson, Professor of Afro-Cuban Art, History and Musicology, Yale University
This is a standing show.