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Starring some of UK's finest musicians and featuring a variety of support acts.
Covering a comprehensive range of songs as well as playing original material.
Jazz, string quartet, DJ and dance tuition available.
DIFFUSION is your one-way ticket to the sizzling, scorching sounds of LATIN AMERICA and the CARIBBEAN. The 11-piece line-up (2 vocalists, 3 percussionists, 4 horns, piano and bass) lends itself to an expansive ‘BIG BAND’ sound – without losing the dynamism and spark of a small group; and combines sensuous vocals, sophisticated horn lines and explosive percussion solos.
With their vision to unite the rhythms of the Americas, their music is uplifting, inspiring and unifying, and celebrates the melting pot of cultures that arose out of the African Slave Trade, whilst focusing on the Afro-Cuban and globalised SALSA idioms which have become significant musical languages and forms of solidarity and cultural exchange among communities throughout the world.
Whilst ‘salsa’ remains the focus of what they do, DIFFUSION isn’t your regular ‘salsa band’... It’s a Latin band, in the wider sense; freely mixing ‘salsa’ idioms with other influences – African, Spanish, Antillean, Caribbean, South and North American – to bring you a fresh, funky and unique Latin music experience. With their critically acclaimed fusion of rhythms from throughout the Americas, DIFFUSION is one of the most exciting new projects to emerge on the UK Latin scene today.
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists, 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
Piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 4 horns (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, trombone, trumpet)
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 1 saxophonist
1 vocalist, piano, bass, 3 percussionists (kit, timbales/bell, congas), 1 saxophonist
2 vocalists, piano, bass, 2 percussionists (Latin setup, congas), 1 saxophonist
We can provide a Yamaha 800-watt (8-input) P.A. system and up to 10 microphones (with keyboard and bass plugged directly into the P.A. system) at a small charge. This is suitable for the 5-9 piece band. For the 10-11 piece band, we would outsource a larger P.A., and the standard charge to cover costs of hire and production would be £200 per engagement.
South East based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, North West, Wales.
“The band really engaged with audience, which created a great vibe. Mixing classic songs with current music gave the band a wide appeal and had everyone up dancing all night. Great fun and would definitely book them for future events.”
KRO Catering and Events
“We've worked with and had the pleasure of enjoying the music of DIFFUSION on many occasions - a band of experienced and talented musicians. Whether the 5-piece or big 11-piece group, they never fail to bring a great performance of varied and popular Latin and Salsa numbers to the show. From our point of view as dancers, we all enjoy the DIFFUSION experience, having us all on our feet all night! They now have quite a following in the salsa scene - highly recommended!”
Salsa de Cuba
"A bunch of young, hip and cool aficionados producing the slickest and most polished sounds in the city. Fronted by mesmerising vocalists, backed by a burning hot percussion unit and equipped with a tight pop horns train, DIFFUSION provides the perfect recipe for a fun-filled fiesta night out. A zesty infusion of salsa and jazz influences, fat funky grooves and just about everything else south of the border, DIFFUSION is the ultimate tribute to Latin music in the UK. Absolutely stunning."
Band on the Wall
"DIFFUSION small band brought a fun fiesta feeling to the Festival Hub’s main-stage at the 2010 Manchester Food & Drink Festival. With their colourful interpretations of Latino classics mixed with their energetic, quirky spontaneity and delightful stage presence, DIFFUSION brought the sunshine out of all who came to attend. The performers really seemed to be enjoying themselves, which naturally fed into the enjoyment of the assembled crowds. This is a band definitely worth keeping an eye on!"
Manchester Food & Drink Festival / Edge Street Events Ltd
"DIFFUSION left audiences cheering and pleading for more after their high-energy performance at Manchester Jazz Festival 2010. Their dedication to the Afro-Cuban and Brazilian repertoire, which they deliver in such a vibrant and authentic way, was a treat for both the aficionado and the dancer out for a good time. With their punchy horns, colourful percussion and engaging vocalists, here is a young band set to ignite and inspire listeners and dancers wherever they appear."
Manchester Jazz Festival
“To say I was 'blown away' by the evening's experience is a little bit of an understatement! DIFFUSION took to the stage and the evening really 'kicked-off'. DIFFUSION are an 11-piece band, billed as being 'one of the most exciting new projects in the contemporary UK Latin scene' and they did not disappoint. The acoustics are great and I was particularly impressed with Rory Duffy's haunting saxophone riffs, coupled with the vibrancy and clarity of the lead female vocalist. The sexy, up-tempo, Latin American beat soon had the audience tapping in tune, with an adventurous couple taking to the dance floor to show off their salsa style steps. This seemed to pave the way for the other experienced salsa dancers get in on the action. As a salsa virgin I was in total awe of the way they moved as one entity, synchronising their moves in perfect time with the music - as soon as the first beats of the next song were played they automatically knew what moves to make. I must admit listening to the fast paced music I just wanted to get up there and join in, but felt inadequate watching the footwork skills on show. Wow, I want to learn how to do that, I have to take salsa lessons and strut my stuff; maybe it is the new 'Line-dancing' fad but it look so much fun and I want IN. The whole evening was one of the most entertaining and fun that I have had in a long time. The music, atmosphere and venue blended so well but unfortunately it was over too quickly.”
"Our audience really enjoyed DIFFUSION’s performance at La Soirée Concert Series. Thank you for entertaining us."
Your Event Musicians
“It was a superb salsa workout last night as local Latin bands DIFFUSION and Mojito put on dazzling performances as part of the Manchester Jazz Festival. DIFFUSION (whom I hadn’t heard before) took us through a whole range of music including son and samba as well as salsa. They’re a big orchestra – 11-piece as far as I could count from where I was – with emphasis on brass, piano and vocals. The style is Latin jazz, not unlike the Alex Wilson sound if you’re familiar with that: some of it just forced you to get up and move, and all of it was highly listenable. I hope to hear a lot more of DIFFUSION.”
Salsa journalist / author of the bestselling novel ‘Travels On The Dancefloor’
“DIFFUSION gave a performance that was both great fun, and well received by our audience - who simply didn’t want to stop dancing. Moreover, the band too seemed to be having such a good time, so much so that they didn’t want to stop dancing either! Well done, thanks for keeping us informed at all times during the booking proces
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£1000 - £1395
The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.
Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.
(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)
Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.
Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.
(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)