Viva Santana’s best tunes

Viva Santana
Viva Santana

PHENOMENAL seven-piece Latin rock group Viva Santana bring their celebration of the music of the legendary Carlos Santana to Chesham this week.

Over the past 11 years they have played all over the world and even performed at the London Guitar Show in Wembley.

The show’s guitarist Marcos Rodriguez has been described as ‘a musical bridge between Cuba and Spain’ and told ‘when they made Carlos Santana someone forgot to break the mould’.

Speaking ahead of the show, he said: “Santana live is almost like a religious service. Carlos is the Pope and you can’t always get to see him.

“So when I play I’m just a priest reciting the gospel. But the message is the same.”

The show coming to Chesham is the only UK Santana tribute that boasts Latin members. It was described by Classic Rock Magazine as one of the top five must-see tributes In The UK.

The current line-up of musicians have played and toured with Roger Daltry, Joan Armatrading, Matt Bianco, Jethro Tull, Bad Manners and Desmond Dekker. Also the man dubbed the Godfather Of British Latin Music Robin Jones – who has since joined the band.

The seven-piece tribute band will perform a two-hour show, featuring all the classic tunes from Santana 1, Abraxas and Moonflower to the recent hits from Supernatural, Shaman and All That I am.

> Viva Santana comes to Chesham’s Elgiva Theatre on May 25 at 8pm.

For details visit www.elgiva.com