Tocha and the band are available as a solo (Tocha), right up to a four piece or more if needed. They're a Latin band based in the North West of England, experienced in providing music at all types of events, from corporate functions to festivals and weddings. They perform throughout the UK and Europe.
The band was formed by Ricardo and James who have played together for many years, both in Venezuela and in the USA. On moving to the UK in April 2001, they teamed with local musicians to complete the current line-up. Although Tocha & Band normally work as a four-piece, Ricardo and James can also work as a duo for smaller venues.
Tocha specializes in a wide variety of Latin music styles suitable for dancing and also as background music.
Latin American favourites like Guantanamera, La Bamba and Oye Como Va.
Songs of the Gypsy Kings such as Bamboleo and Volare.
Traditional Cuban music including various hits by the Buena Vista Social Club.
Pure Salsa for dancers.
Other Latin styles such as Bomba, Plena, Goajira, Son, Cha-Cha, Bolero, etc.
Having such a large and diverse repertoire, they can tailor their set to your requirements. Whether you want traditional Cuban music, Latin party music, or pure up-tempo Salsa, Tocha can meet your needs.
As well as regularly playing at weddings, corporate functions, and other events, Tocha also perform at larger, more prestigious functions. Recent venues include Manchester Town Hall, the Lowry Centre (Salford Quays), Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre and in the athlete's village for the 2002 Commonwealth Games.
It is the sincere desire of Tocha to continue entertaining the public with the best Latin music. Their target is that the music and melodies they play will be remembered and enjoyed forever.