Latin, Soul, Funk and more live acts at Floridita London

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A pass on of various upcoming live acts at Floridita (100 Wardour St, Soho, London, W1).

The venue has really diversified its line-ups to include a lot more Funk & Soul. Highlights for this month & next include PUSH, Driza Bone, Baker Brothers, Smoove & Turrell & Craig Charles.



Friday 3rd Feb
Osvaldo Chacon & The Cuban All-Stars 10pm - 12am
Renowned Cuban singer/songwriter Osvaldo Chacon will wow audiences with his timba style music - a spicy mixture of jazz, salsa, soul, funk and afro Caribbean rhythms, unique to his native Cuba.

Supported by

Cuba 4 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Intimate Cuban sounds in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club perfect for both dinner and dancing.

Saturday 4th Feb
Los Charlys Orchestra 10pm - 12am

Los Charlys Orchestra is one of London's coolest Latin funk and salsa bands, they are performing at Floridita for a very special edition of Boogaloo, 70's salsa & Latin funk. Hugely entertaining and bound to keep you dancing all night.

Suported by

Cubano 7.30pm - 9.30pm

A great way to kick off a night of hot, steamy Latin sounds. This little band punches above its weight and creates a slow burn. Perfect dinner music and an antidote to the winter blues.

Tuesday 7th Feb
AGMP and Blaqua present SOUL TIME at Floridita 7.30pm - 12am

Driza Bone Soul Family

Drizabone had their first hit record with "Real Love", a timeless soulful dance groove, which endures on dance floors to this day. The band followed that up with a remix of "I Love Your Smile" by U.S artist Shanice, reaching No 2 in the U.K chart.

If it's nostalgia you're after, for a time when chilled sounds were served with a soulful kick rather than washed-out electronic layers then this is the band for you.

Supported by

Nathan Watson

Nathan Watson is known for his distinctly eclectic fresh soul funk sound. Having started off his musical career as a rapper Nathan progressed to being a of distinction. His songs come across in a refreshingly clear way and once you've heard his themes on life and love, you'll know he's lived every word.

Wednesday 8th Feb

Cabaret Floridita 8pm - 12am

Cabaret Floridita presents a vast array of glittering acts including the sensational Globe Girls, fabulous West End glitterati and a special performance from Reuben Richards and Soul Train. Cabaret never tasted so good...

Thursday 9th Feb
Smoove and Turrell. 10pm - 12am

John Turrell is currently at the top of his game lyrically and vocally while Smoove delivers a timeless production that references but never mimics the greats of soul, hip hop, jazz and rhythm and blues.

Supported by

Rebecca Poole 7.30pm - 9.30pm

"Rebecca Poole is one of the brightest new stars on the Jazz Soul circuit"- Jazz Fm. The bitter sweet vocalist combines 1940's nostalgia with feel good grooves and is currently writing and recording her new album with James Pearson of the Ronnie Scott's All Stars.



Friday 10th Feb
Osvaldo Chacon & The Cuban All-Stars 10pm - 12am

Renowned Cuban singer/songwriter Osvaldo Chacon will wow audiences with his timba style music - a spicy mixture of jazz, salsa, soul, funk and afro Caribbean rhythms, unique to his native Cuba.

Supported by

Cuba 4 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Intimate Cuban sounds in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club perfect for both dinner and dancing.


Saturday 11th Feb
Los Charlys Orchestra 10pm - 12am

Los Charlys Orchestra is one of London's coolest Latin funk and salsa bands; they are performing at Floridita for a very special edition of Boogaloo, 70's salsa & Latin funk. Hugely entertaining and bound to keep you dancing all night.

Suported by

Cubano 7.30pm - 9.30pm

A great way to kick off a night of hot, steamy Latin sounds. This little band punches above its weight and creates a slow burn. Perfect dinner music and an antidote to the winter blues.


Tuesday 14th Feb
Shane Hampsheir 10pm- 12am

Why not spend Valentine's Night listening to some of the finest classic love songs performed by one of Britain's most exciting swing singers, along with his World-class 7-piece band? An evening of classics made famous by the likes of the Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett and Michael Bublé,

Supported by

Nicola Emmanuelle 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Nicola has a sensational set of songs evoking the style of the original jazz pioneers of the thirties, forties and fifties, along with stunning and beautiful renditions of some of the all time greats.


Wednesday 15th Feb
Cabaret Floridita 7.30pm - 12am

Cabaret Floridita presents a vast array of glittering acts including the sensational Globe Girls, fabulous West End glitterati and a special performance from Reuben Richards and Soul Train. Cabaret never tasted so good...

Thursday 16th Feb
The Craig Charles Show 7.30pm - 12am

Craig Charles, performance poet, star of Red Dwarf and Coronation Street, presenter of Robot Wars and, of course, presenter of the best funk and soul show on radio comes to Floridita for the very first time. Tonight Mr Charles brings his trunk of funk and plays us the very finest grooves. There will also be music from two great bands and a succulent selection of the sweetest soul sounds in town.

Friday 17th Feb
Osvaldo Chacon & the Cuban All-Stars 10pm- 12am

Renowned Cuban singer/songwriter Osvaldo Chacon will wow audiences with his timba style music - a spicy mixture of jazz, salsa, soul, funk and afro Caribbean rhythms, unique to his native Cuba.

Supported by

Cuba 4 7.30pm - 12am

Intimate Cuban sounds in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club perfect for both dinner and dancing.


Saturday 18th Feb
Los Charlys Orchestra 10pm - 12am

Los Charlys Orchestra is one of London's coolest Latin funk and salsa bands, they are performing at Floridita for a very special edition of Boogaloo, 70's salsa & Latin funk. Hugely entertaining and bound to keep you dancing all night.

Suported by

Cubano 7.30pm - 9.30pm

A great way to kick off a night of hot, steamy Latin sounds. This little band punches above its weight and creates a slow burn. Perfect dinner music and an antidote to the winter blues.

Tuesday 21st Feb
AGMP and Blaqua present SOUL TIME at Floridita 7.30pm - 12am

THE IMPELLERS
+ support ULTIMATE BREAKS & BEATS
+ DJ Ben Gibson (Hook 'n' Sling )

Wednesday 22nd Feb
Cabaret Floridita 8pm - 12am

Cabaret Floridita presents a vast array of glittering acts including the sensational Globe Girls, fabulous West End glitterati and a special performance from Reuben Richards and Soul Train. Cabaret never tasted so good...

Thursday 23rd Feb
The Leo Green Experience

The Leo Green Experience has established itself as the most explosive and exciting band in the UK - a riotous party
is guaranteed. Leo returns to his first love for a rare night of sax induced funky soul drenched rhythm and blues rock n roll goodtime chaos. Leo's all-star band features some of the UK's best musicians whilst he holds it all together on the sax and vocals.

"Leo Green is born to boogie" - Jools Holland
"A very talented young man" - Robert de Niro
"The greatest sax player I have ever worked with" - Jerry Lee Lewis

Friday 24th Feb
Osvaldo Chacon & The Cuban All-Stars 10pm - 12am

Renowned Cuban singer/songwriter Osvaldo Chacon will wow audiences with his timba style music - a spicy mixture of jazz, salsa, soul, funk and afro Caribbean rhythms, unique to his native Cuba.

Supported by

Cuba 4 7.30pm - 9.30pm

Intimate Cuban sounds in the style of the Buena Vista Social Club perfect for both dinner and dancing.


Saturday 25th Feb
Los Charlys Orchestra 10pm - 12am

One of London's coolest Latin funk and salsa bands, Los Charlys Orchestra come to Floridita for a very special edition of Boogaloo, 70's salsa & Latin funk. Hugely entertaining and bound to keep you dancing all night.

Suported by

Cubano 7.30pm - 9.30pm

A great way to kick off a night of hot, steamy Latin sounds. This little band punches above its weight and creates a slow burn. Perfect dinner music and an antidote to the winter blues.


Tuesday 28th Feb
Smutty Pop presents SMUTTY BLUES 7.30pm - 12am

SMUTTY POP hosts a majestic night of dirty blues at the prestigious FLORIDITA. This night is jam-packed with an array of resplendent live musical wonders, followed by Jimmy Lazers & Nicky Grime spinning some of the finest rhythm and blues vinyl until the early hours.



King Salami and the Cumberland 3

London's newest R&B-punk sensation are making fun times where ever they go. With a repertoire encompassing many of the greats of the '50s and '60s you won't be able to help but move your feet. The King howls like Screaming Jay Hawkins with Bo Diddley chasing his coat-tail and with Andre Williams trying to offer up some of his bacon fat. This man never stops shakin' and twistin' and groovin' while the Cumberland 3 play their own branded mix of vintage rockabilly, driving rock'n'roll, and a touch of soul with fire, energy, gusto and fun!

Supported by

Natalie Duncan

Buy shares in Natalie Duncan - singer in Goldie's band on BBC2 right now - she's a star in the making. Astonishingly powerful & moving singing.

Wednesday 29th Feb
Cabaret Floridita 8pm - 12am

Cabaret Floridita presents a vast array of glittering acts including the sensational Globe Girls, fabulous West End glitterati and a special performance from Reuben Richards and Soul Train. Cabaret never tasted so good...

Thursday 1st March
Sarah Jane Morris 10pm - 12am
Famed for her association with the 'Communards' in the mid-80s (the fabulous hit "Don't leave me this way" is still requested at every party!) Sarah Jane Morris continues to steer her unorthodox career to ever greater heights.



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