Yuriselys Moreno Soria

Vocals and percussion


From Santiago de Cuba, Yuri made her singing debut at the age of 12 and has gone on to sing with some of the biggest names in the business, such as Sierra Maestra and Cachaito from the Buena Vista Social Club. She is a born entertainer and aficionados have likened her to a young Celia Cruz.

Yuri vocalist from Son Yambu

José Cascaret

Vocals and percussion


From Santiago de Cuba, José has performed with and toured internationally with several Cuban bands including Septeto Moneda Nacional, Dinza Y La Sonora Santiaguera, Suena Cubana and Son 14.

José Cascaret  vocals and percussion from Son Yambu

Victor Hechavarria

Trumpet


From Santiago de Cuba, Victor has toured worldwide with Cuban bands Moneda Nacional, and Sonora La Calle. He’s also performed with the Santiago Symphonic Orchestra and played at the famous Cuban Tropicana Cabaret.

Victor Hechavarria Trumpet from Son Yambu

Manuel Alejandro Tellez

Trés, bass, backing vocals


Born in Santiago de Cuba, Alejandro is a hugely talented trésero and was an established recording artist in Cuba before moving to the UK.  He has played and toured with popular Cuban bands including Septeto Moreno, Son Contemporaneo and Septeto De La Trova.


Manuel Alejandro Tellez  Trés, bass, backing vocals from Son Yambu

Rene ‘Menique’ Savigne

Percussion (congas) and backing vocals


From Havana, René has performed and toured internationally with Cuban band’s including Sonora Habana, Kuban Salsa, and Quartet Cofradia. Prior to this, René performed in the Capri Cabaret in Havana.

Rene ‘Menique’ Savigne Percussion (congas) and backing vocals  from Son Yambu

Oscar Vazquez Romero

Bass, tres


From Oriente province in Eastern Cuba, Oscar’s style is influenced by the folklore and music of the village where he grew up. He has performed with Los Soneritos, Creacion Juvenil and Son Del Caiman.


Oscar Vazquez Romero Bass, tres  from Son Yambu

Gabriel Temo

Percussion (bongos)


From Santiago de Cuba, Temo started playing bongos from an early age in Cuba, despite the protestations from his parents! He has toured internationally with several Cuban bands including Sonora Dynamita and Sonora La Calle.

Gabriel Temo  Percussion (bongos) from Son Yambu

Reynaldo Crespo

Guitar, bass, backing vocals.


Originally from Havana, Rey has worked with legends Ruben Gonzalez, Cachaito and Omara Portuondo, and he’s toured the world with bands like Ska Cubano. Rey was the principle bass player at the famous Tropicana Cabaret in Havana.

Reynaldo Crespo Guitar, bass, backing vocals from Son Yambu

Antonio Danger Zapato

Vocals and percussion


From Santiago de Cuba, Tony has sung and toured with many popular Cuban bands including Sur Caribe, Moneda Nacional, Tierra Caliente, Salsa Caracol and Sonora Mellison.



Antonio Danger Zapato Vocals and percussion  from Son Yambu

Toby Herschmann

Percussion (timbales)


From London, Toby has been playing Latin percussion regularly on the UK scene with such artistst including Orquesta Caché, Alex Wilson, Candela and the Hot Orange.

Toby Herschmann Percussion (timbales)  from Son Yambu