7:00pm, Thu 5th July, 2012
Blue Beat, NSW
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El Orqueston is a 12 piece Afro Cuban powerhouse playing Salsa, Timba and changui. Supported by solid harmonies, mellifluous and punchy trombone lines, fiery timbales, congas and bongo, El Orqueston is for listeners and dancers alike.
Led by Sydney bassist, Tina Harris, whose credits include being Musical Director for Helpmann award winning show Smoke and Mirrors, this mighty ensemble honours the great Cuban orchestras that feature the sound of three trombones, violin and tres cubano, on a bed of percussion, bass and keyboards. Playing an all Cuban repertoire of tunes by Los Van Van, Elito Reve y Su Charangon, Pupy, and Havana De Primera, El Orqueston is sheer joy and energy from beginning to end.
El Orqueston is comprised of a who's who of Sydney's top musicians from the latin music scene. The band is fronted by Peruvian Richard Valdez, whose powerful and dynamic tenor voice is complimented by the charismatic Carlos Velazquez, sharing vocal duties and putting out some serious energy.
Richard Valdez - lead vocals
Carlos Velazquez - vocals, güiro
Tina Harris - bass/ vocals
Toño Marquez - congas/percussion
Dominic Kirk - timbales/percussion
Carlitos Marquez - bongo/campana
Lautaro Veloso - keyboards/vocals
Juan Carlos Rio - tres/vocals
Simon Ranguis - violin
Mark Barnsley - trombone
Martin Taylor - trombone
Mike Raper - trombone
Youtube link: (Fiesta 2010)
Should online tickets be unavailable for sale in the purchasing section below, please contact the venue on (02) 9328 4411 for ticket availability.
DINNER & SHOW BOOKINGS
For all Dinner & Show bookings, please contact the venue on (02) 9328 4411
DOORS OPEN AT 7.00PM, MUSIC STARTS around 9.30PM.
This venue is 18+ recommended, so if you are under 18 and would like to come to the show please call (02) 9328 4411 for further information.