Baile an Salsa


Baile An Salsa

Formed in 2012 in Galway City, Baile an Salsa are an international band comprised of ten world-class musicians. The band seamlessly blends their passion for traditional Irish music with Latin Rhythms creating a fusion which they call “Salsa-Trad”, and its appeal is apparent in the band’s growing Irish and international fan base.

There was a strong positive reaction to their self-titled debut EP in Ireland and abroad: it charted at No. 2 in Colombia earlier in early 2014, and Radio PIN (Poland) featured one track as its Song of the Week. In South America, one of the biggest Uruguayan Broadcasters, Radio “Sarandi” chosen also one of the songs as song of the month by Mr.Jaime Clara. The EP also reached as far as Asia, where Baile an Salsa songs were played at Salsa Festivals in Singapore and China with huge reactions (you can see the videos from china on our page).

In Ireland, Baile an Salsa were selected as the “Play Irish” artist on Galway Bay FM & Album of the week By Donall McRuari at RTE Rnag, among other distinctions.

They have performed various Live TV programs, including a live appereance on RTE1’s “The Late Late Show” and a recent program for TG4 Imeall about the 3 years of Baile An Salsa that will be broadcasted on the 25th November 2015.

Baile an Salsa perform original material composed by the band and blended with traditional Irish tunes. Andres Martorell, the lead vocalist and founder of the band, brings melodies from various styles including Salsa, Flamenco & Irish Sean Nós.

Don’t be surprised to listen to songs in English, Spanish & Irish.

Baile An Salsa has performed on the following Events, Festivals & Venues:

Headline act of the following Festivals & Events :

The Cork Gathering Festival, Cork
Oyster Festival, Galway
The Guinness Festival, Galway
Temple Bar Trad Fest, Dublin
Che Do Bheatha Festival, Kilkee, Co. Clare
Culture Night, Muckross house, Killarney
Kansas City Irish Fest 2015, Missouri , USA

Regular Venues in Ireland:

Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick
Monroe’s Live, Galway
The Harbour Bar, Wicklow
Leo’s Tavern, Donegal
The Grand, Killarney
Muckross House, Killarney
The Crane, Galway
The Sugar Club, Dublin
The Kings Head, Galway
The Quays, Galway

BAND

Vocals – Andres Martorell
Congas – Alan Preims
Bass – Benjamin Becerra
Fiddle – Michael Chang
Bata / Percussion – Frailan Moran
Banjo / Mandolin – Colm Naughton
Accordion – Ger Chambers
Piano – Brid Dunne
Timbales / Bodhran – Rags Ferguson
Flute / Bouzouki- Gabriel G Diges