FAQs

How long does the band play for?  

  • The standard playing time is 2 sets of 50 or 3 sets of 35 minutes.  However, if you would like more or fewer sets, this can be arranged at the time of booking. 

Can I have longer or shorter sets?

  • Yes, with prior discussion we are able to fit the music to the timings of your event.

How many musicians are in the band?  

  • The band is a flexible outfit but in general performs as a 3 - 4 piece for Latin jazz music and with 5 - 8 musicians for dance events.

What style of music do you play?  

  • We are a band that plays both Latin American music and Latin jazz.

Can I have a mixture of both?

  • Yes, we find both styles are frequently requested to provide an event with an eclectic sound.

How does Riamba Duo perform?

  • With two key menbers from Riamba, augmented with the aid of backing-tracks, Riamba Duo creates a full sound on a compact scale.

How much space do you require?

  • We require surprisingly little space as the majority of the band will be standing, though room for instruments and equipment is a priority.  As an approximate guide; a four piece band would need a space of 3 metres (width) x 2 metres (depth) and a six-eight piece,   4.5 m x 3.5 m.

 What other facilities are required?

  • A minimum of two mains (3 pin) power sockets need to be located in the performance area along with a room for changing and storage.  Outdoor events must have suitable cover over the performance area.  Promoters and agents, please download our Technical Spec list for large events.

 What is the cost?

  • This will be based upon your particular request, e.g. taking into account the size of band and the number of sets required.  Please contact us for a quote.