Welcome to one of the UK’s best Afro Cuban Latin bands. K’chevere delivers latin sounds from original latin musicians (Cuba, Colombia, Venezuela) integrated with the best of the UK Southwest session musicians that have been through, in times, the latin/jazz journey since our formation in the year 2000, you name them!: Jonny Bruce, Craig Crofton, Ivan Moreno, Lisa Cherian, Rachel Glass, John Pratt, James Gardiner-Bateman, Nicholas Malcom, Andy Fuller, Jim Blomfield, Andy Novak, Robbie Thomas, Sol Ahmed, Tosh, Tom Hope, Jim Barr, Ralph Tong, Murray Benjamin, Martin Jenkins, Myke Vince, Mark Whitlam, Kevin Figes, Dale Hambridge, Omar Puente, Raul Marti, Ruben Cordero, David Jonhston, Toni Briscoe, Javier Moreno, Rory Francis,..and many more! Thanks to all!
We are performing, and Indira Roman (Cuban, vocals percussion), Raimundo ‘El Nene” Fernandez (Colombia, Keyboards, vocals), and Fernando Acosta (Venezuela, tres-guitar-vocals) will bring you the right combination for your reception, party, club, festival, or any events.
Kchevere performing at Chapel Arts for Bath Salsa 2013:
‘Many thanks for a night of the hottest music that my guests have enjoyed since they last heard your splendid orchestra. Lots of complex and subtle harmonies, great selection of rhythms and all projected with wonderful vitality. You guys were on fire! Why! it even encouraged me to dance! Everyone expressed their great pleasure and you were the centre of an evening that could not have been improved upon. Mucho gracias amigo. Hasta la proxima vez!” Organiser, Chapel Arts Centre
And if your would like to book us or discuss your event with one of our band members, please call Fernando Acosta on: 07866 763195. You can also fill out our enquiry form with your venue details and we’ll reply with booking confirmation as soon as possible.
“One of the brightest new Latin bands in the UK” Venue Magazine
“Dear Fernando and all the rest of K’chevere.
Thank you so much for the utterly fantastic and unforgettable music you played at our wedding party on the 6th of September at the Hare and Hounds. We had so many compliments on our choice of band. Your music is infectiously rhythmic, playful and throughly enjoyable. Everyone was wanting to dance-even the old fogeys who never do- but only a few let it show! But everyone was swaying and moving with you- how would they not?. Our only regrets?. That we did not book you for twice as long and that, as bride and groom, we could not stand and listen-or dance!. Thank you.
Magan and Steve.”
“Just a quick note to say thank you for the great performance you guys gave at our ‘do’ last weekend. Everybody had a fantastic time, in no small part due to the great vibe that K’Chevere imparted to the proceedings: several of our friends have been asking after you, and we have been happily recommending you and singing your praises! Please pass on our thanks to the band.” Theo & Tara, Mumfords Vineyard
K’Chevere (pronounced, Kay-che-ver-ray) are one of the UK’s finest and upcoming Latin bands. Formed specially to perform at an open-air concert for the Bath Fringe Festival 2000. Since then we have increased the line-up from 5-piece to 9-piece and have performed with guest Latin artists at various venues in the UK. K’Chevere (Que Chevere in spanish) is generally used in Latin America to describe good feelings, positive feedback or anything good, which is exactly how the audience is likely to feel during and after the performance. The word “chevere” is widely used in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico and Cuba, but it is a very familiar word throughout all Hispanic countries.
The band has a repertoire strongly influenced by the music and rhythms of Cuba, as well as Venezuela and most of Latin America! Artists including ‘Tito Puente’,'Patato Valdés’,'Buena Vista Social Club’ and ‘Eddie Palmieri’, have influenced their mix of Cuban classics with their own original compositions, that combine Afro-Cuban dance rhythms such as Son, Danzón and Cha-Cha-Cha with a blend of Latin Jazz and Salsa.
The K’Chevere line up has progressed since we started to form one of the most original latin outfits in the UK. At present the band is formed with musicians from Colombia, Cuba and Venezuela and this combination is enhanced with a strong and very professional section of UK musicians. The result is a powerful sound that is irresistible for dancing!
Fernando Acosta (Puerto Rican tres, electric guitar and vocals)
Raymundo ‘El Nene” Fernandez (Keyboards)
Indira Roman (Vocals)
Lisa Cherian (congas and vocals)
Solomon Ahmed (bass)
Michel Padron (Trumpet)
Ivan Moreno (bongos, percussion, vocals)
“Afro-Cuban dance and tropical rhythms played with tremendous style and panache, so much so that they are fast becoming one of the top bands in the UK” Bath Chronicle
Among the past performances include:
Aeon Festival, Devon
Bath Fringe Festival,
Fiddlers Club (Bristol),
Toucan Club (Cardiff),
The Pavilion (Bath) supporting Adalberto Alvarez (NY Fania All-Stars legend),
The Bath International Music Festival joined by Cuban violin virtuoso Omar Puente,
St Paul’s Carnival, Bristol,
Cardiff Fringe Festival.
Moles Club, Bath,
Glastonbury Festival, (with and without mud!)
Trowbridge Village Pump Festival,
Ashton Court Festival, Bristol
Chapel Arts Centre, Bath
plus many more too long to list!