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Havana

"Every single one of the band is incredible, and the singer had everyone genuinely going wild."

Havana are one of those bands that make everyone in the room dance, smile and be amazed! Striking vocals, great arrangements, horn section, playing everything from old to new. 

Overview

Havana are one of those bands that make everyone in the room dance, smile and be amazed! Striking vocals, great arrangements, horn section, playing everything from old to new. 

Havana were first formed in 2015 while all the members were still at university, where they quickly became one of the top function bands in the Bristol University circuit. More than your standard wedding or function band, Havana are made up of 8 of the most exciting young musicians in the South West. Forget the same-old generic cover versions, Havana bring a powerful sound and bespoke arrangements that never fail to bring the house down. Their usual 8-piece set up is extremely versatile, and can cover class funk and soul through to re-vamped covers of Rihanna and Adele.

Their usual 8 piece line-up is Female Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, 3 Piece Horn Section (Sax, Trumpet, Trombone)

From the band.... 

“I think what really sets us apart is that we’re all good mates, unlike some bands who basically meet for the first time at the gig. We all met at university where we’d go to jam nights together, and then after a while we thought ‘hey we're pretty good at this, we should put a band together.' That was four years ago and we've been playing together ever since!" 

“We love playing the classics, stuff like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, the old disco tunes, but it’s so much fun being able to put our own spin on them. Most of us studied music degrees and I really think it shows in our creative approach. We just love to make people dance!”

To really impress your guests, book Havana! Get an instant price and availability check on them now. 

Tracks

Set list

Classic Funk & Soul:
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Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul)
I Just Wanna Make Love to You (Etta James)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
Ain’t no Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
Heard it Through the Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
For One in my Life (Stevie Wonder)Signed, Sealed, Delivered (Stevie Wonder)
ABC (Jackson 5)
Ain’t no Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Let’s Get It On (Marvin Gaye)
Isn’t she lovely (Stevie Wonder)
I Wish (Stevie Wonder)
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Disco:
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Blame it on the Boogie (Jackson 5)
Never Too Much (Luther Vandross)P.Y.T. (Michael Jackson)
Just the Two of Us (Bill Withers)
Somebody Else's Guy (Jocelyn Brown)
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Modern Classics:
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Lady Marmalade (Labelle/Christian Aguilera)
Rock your Body (Justin Timberlake)
If I Ain’t Got You (Alicia Keys)
Crazy in Love (Beyonce)
Golden (Jill Scott)
Deja Vu (Beyonce)
Mercy (Duffy)
Them Changes (Thundercat)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
Valerie (The Zutons/Amy Winehouse)Rude Boy (Rihanna)
Forget You (Cee Lo Green)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Suit and Tie (Justin Timberlake)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
Redbone (Childish Gambino)
That’s What I Like (Bruno Mars)
Jason’s Song (Gave it Away) (Ariana Grande)
Disco Yes (Tom Misch)
South of the River (Tom Misch)
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Original re-arrangements:
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Diamonds (Rihanna)
Hello (Adele)
Pillowtalk (Zayn Malik)
Lettsanity (Lettuce)
Wonderwall (funk version) (Oasis)
Staying Alive (BeeGees/Electro Duluxe)
Summertime (Jason Rebello Version)
American Boy (Estelle)

Reviews (10)

Havana

Every aspect of the interaction with the band was incredible. As we rang them repeatedly with late worried calls, Joe took them in his stride and left us feeling calm. On the day they set up without any need for direction or fuss. The compliments from the guest are the best way to describe the fun that the dance floor became. Every single one of the band is incredible, and the singer had everyone genuinely going wild. Hopefully it is clear how much we recommend this band.

Havana

These guys were amazing! They were everything we wanted in a wedding band and kept the dance floor full from start to finish. Could not recommend them highly enough!

Havana

The band were absolutely incredible. They nailed the performance of our first dance and kept our guests dancing all night. Thank you so much for keeping the party going!

Havana

Absolutely outstanding, the music was wonderful, would highly recommend them to anyone.
Thank you, we had an amazing evening.

Havana

We hired Havana for our wedding to provide Jazz quartet at the drinks reception and 3x 40 min evening performances with the 8 piece band. They were all absolutely fantastic and made our special day pretty epic and one to remember. Could not recommend them highly enough, so if you're reading this wondering whether to book them, just do it!
They provided all the lighting and sound kit and all came together seamlessly, including playlists in between live performances. An absolute pleasure to work with, very polite and accommodating.

Havana

Generally everything were great. The band were very chilled and there were no problems at all. Communication was easy and timings worked out perfectly. We thought the quality of the band performance was great too.

Havana

Thank you so much for being our wedding band. We genuinely couldn’t rate you highly enough. Your energy and talent are insane. Everyone who spoken to me about the wedding has just raved about you. So thanks so so much for making our special day that little bit extra special. Mel and Tom x

Havana

Havana turned a good night into a banging party. Whether it’s a funked up Rihanna tune or a classic James Brown, each and every member serves up some crazy talent, all together sharing an infectious chemistry and energy that got every last one of us up and dancing!

Havana

I booked Havana for my wedding. They performed two sets; the first was light and jazzy (on our request), and the second really got the crowd going! Their renditions of classic and modern pop tunes were fabulous, and they brought so much energy to our night. Very easy to work with, punctual, and professional. Definitely would recommend!

Havana

We have used Havana for two university events and they did a fantastic job each time! Our guests loved their performance and got out of their seats to dance. We would highly recommend using this band and we will certainly be asking them to perform again. They are also really easy to work with and very reliable. They turn up on time and just get on with it and deliver great music!

Line-Up

  • Default Line Up

Performance Times

Booking Add-ons

  • Manned DJ Service
  • Late Finish (After Midnight)
  • Early Arrival
  • Additional 1hr Set
  • Background Jazz Set Before Main Performance

Provided by the Act

  • PA System
  • Complimentary Unmanned DJ Service (when not performing)
  • Stage lighting
  • Public Liability Insurance & PAT Tested Equipment

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