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Mucho Mambo @ Camelot Lounge

Mucho Mambo @ Camelot Lounge



The explosive 14 piece MUCHO MAMBO Latin Big Band is back at Camelot with another huge show.

Two big sets of funky Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa, Son and Pachanga.


“A dynamic musical and visual spectacle not to be missed, World Class “


Featuring Australia's best Latin and Jazz musicians, Mucho Mambo has been blowing audiences away since 2002 with their tight arrangements, brilliant musicianship and unique retro visual element. 

The Mucho Mambo experience is one of a kind in the music world, a truly authentic and timeless Latin Big Band. The orchestra’s dynamic and distinctive sound, world class big band arrangements and original look is reminiscent of the golden era of Latin and Jazz genres.


Mucho Mambo’s unique sound blends bold, brassy riffs and driving percussion with big brass arrangements and cool old style Latin grooves. Mucho Mambo’s big sound builds on the classic orchestrations and rhythms of the 1950’s and 1960’s, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha and Salsa, reinventing them with a funky new edge.

The initial inspiration of the Mucho Mambo line up and material were the wonderful orchestras of the 1950’s and ‘60’s in Cuba, Benny More, Julio Cueva, Miguelito Valdes, Tito Gomez, Machito, Mario Bauza and Perez Prado, and the Mambo movement in New York with Tito Rodriguez and Tito Puente. The fusion of Latin rhythms and Jazz harmonies and orchestration was commonplace throughout this era and sadly seems less common today.

"For nine years Sydney's Mucho Mambo have been creating sounds inspired by the supple dance grooves of Cuba's Latin-Jazz orchestras from the 1950s and '60s. The music is played with flawless conviction and great panache. This was delightful music in its heyday and sounds like it was invented yesterday when played by Mucho Mambo"


Sydney Morning Herald Metro

Mucho Mambo is Australia’s only authentic Mambo orchestra with world class big band arrangements influenced by those of the classic orchestras of the past.

Mucho Mambo:

Fabian Hevia – Percussion/Vocals, Jess Ciampa – Percussion/Vocals, Vincenza Lasaracina – Percussion, ‘El Martillo’ – Musical Director/Vocals, Cesar Marin – Double Bass/Vocals, Nick Southcott – Piano, Matt Ottignon – Saxophone, Steve Fitzmaurice – Saxophone, Karl Laskowski – Saxophone, Jeremy Borthwick – Trombone, Mke Raper – Trombone, Tom McElvogue – Trumpet, Angus Gomm – Trumpet, Antony Gullick – Trumpet, Wilson Orozco - Vocals

Since their brilliant debut at The Basement in Sydney in August 2002, they have wowed audiences at the Darling Harbour Latin Fiesta from 2002-2011, the Global Village festival on New Year’s Eve at Hyde Park, the Lord Mayor’s Ball at the Sydney Opera House, Bellingen Global Carnival, Manly International Jazz Festival, Peats Ridge Festival, The National Multicultural Festival in Canberra, Flametree Festival, SBS TV, Sydney University, Wollongong University, Star City and performances at The Basement, Riverside Theatre, Zenith Theatre, The Factory, The Vanguard and Club 505 in Sydney, as well as concerts in Newcastle, Adelaide and Brisbane.

Published review of performance.


“A 15 piece congregation skimmed from the cream of the Australian Latin and jazz scene, with three saxes (one doubling on flute), two trombones, three trumpets, three percussionists (!), bass, piano and four dancing coristas as well as ‘El Martillo’ upfront who conducted, sang and exhorted the dancers. Mucho Mambo really set up a roar of love. They hit the ground running with energetic, tightly paced pieces from the book of Machito, Mario Bauza et al. It wasn’t long before the dance floor was packed with swaying bodies as the band ran through classic mambos and cha-cha-chas that twisted and surprised! The groove could have gone on for hours!” DIASPORA World Beat

Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd
(corner Railway Pde)
Marrickville, NSW 2204


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