ABOUT THE BAND
K’Chevere (pronounced "kay-che-ver-ray") are one of the UK’s finest Latin bands. Originally formed to perform at an open-air concert for the Bath Fringe Festival 2000, the line-up has since increased from a 5-piece to 9-piece and the band have performed with guest Latin artists at multiple venues and events across the UK.
The phrase 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 one of our performances!
The line up of members artists for events:
Fernando Acosta - Tres, electric guitars, vocals
Jim Blomfield - Keyboards
Lisa Cherian - Timbales, percussion,vocals
Jon Clark - Percussion
Solomon Ahmed - Bass
Michel Padron - Trumpet, vocals
Ivan Moreno - Congas, percussion, vocals
Beny Luis - Main Vocals
Mike Vince - Percussion
K'chevere Future Event
Performing at the Brecon Jazz Festival Friday 12th Aug 2022.
LATIN SOUNDS WITH K’CHEVERE – including pre-event buffet at 7.30pm, Castle Hotel Ballroom, Band 8.30-9.45pm: In-Person show with poststream and catch up options. Fri 12th Aug (from £26 inc buffet)
LINEUP: Fernando Acosta (electric guitar/Puerto Rican Tres, backing vocals), Jim Blomfield (electric piano, keyboards), Lisa Cherian (congas, percussion, backing vocals), Michel Padron (trumpet, backing vocals), Jon Clark (timbales, percussion), Sol Ahmed (bass)
Our repertoire is strongly influenced by the music and rhythms of Cuba, as well as Venezuela and the rest of Latin America!
Artists including Tito Puente, Patato Valdés, Buena Vista Social Club and Eddie Palmieri, have influenced our 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!