Viva Santana the UK's premier and longest established celebration of the music of Carlos Santana We are a 6/7 piece band with full 3 percussionists and sometimes 3 piece brass section celebrating the music of Carlos Santana, which Classic Rock Magazine called " One Of The Top Must See Tributes In The UK."We are the longest running and most established tribute to Santana in the UK .Now in our 19th year of touring the UK and Europe. We have played many venues and festivals over the years including Boisdale Canary wharf, Cropredy festival,Harley davidson 100th anniversary,Rock and blues fest Butlins, Legends of rock festival great Yarmouth. The Stables Theatre, Linton festival,West Dean Chilli Fest, Jersey opera house, Silverstone Classic and hundreds of theatres and music venues up and down the UK, We have also played in Rhodes, Spain, Germany and Holland and Cuba.
This phenomenal 7 piece Latin rock explosion continues to amaze fans wherever they present their celebration of the music of the legendary Carlos Santana. VivaSantana 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 as 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 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 Must See Tributes In The UK" Though the tag of Tribute band just doesn't do this group of talented musicians justice. And now playing with a 3 peice 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 by inspirational Spanish guitarist Marcos Rodriguez. The VivaSantana 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 Daltery, 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 .
There is one simple reason this band has had the longevity it has enjoyed and others have come and gone. They are simply the best at what they do. But dont take our word for it. Check out the fans comments, reviews and testimonials. They dont need to boast or make claims of being No1. Quality and history should tell you all you need to know.
VivaSantana 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
Official website vivasantana.com