Snowboy and the Latin Section are Europe’s leading Afro-Cuban Jazz performers and recording artists, led by multi-percussionist Mark ‘Snowboy’ Cotgrove.
So much Latin music these days has got so watered down or slow. There’s too much pandering to these Salsa dance classes. But my band is here to keep stoking the fire and ensure we make it exciting through our live performances and records the way Latin music is meant to be. We deliver the Mambo-influenced messages that Tito Puente did and Eddie Palmieri does.
Please go to the band’s press release for more information.
As a percussionist in many styles, I have performed or recorded with Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Mick Hucknall, Mark Ronson, Mica Paris, Airto Moreira, Jon Lucien, James Taylor Quartet, Incognito, Flaco Jimenez, Big Boy Bloater and many many more.
OTHER CURRENT PROJECTS
AS A MUSICIAN
The music director of ‘The Fantasy Funk Band’, An all-star band voted for by the listeners of BBC 6 Music’s ‘Craig Charles Funk And Soul Show’.
Co-leader of the Blue Note/Prestige-style Funk band ‘The Perceptions’.
A member of the powerful big band Funk super-group ‘The Sound Stylistics’.
I play for Martin Johnson B3, an incredible Jazz organist in the Blue Note/Prestige-style. His quartet features Jazz legend Jim Mullen on Guitar. www.martinjohnsonb3.com
AS A DISC JOCKEY
Resident DJ every Friday at ‘The Good Foot’
at the incredible Madame Jo Jo’s, Soho. Playing 60’s & 70’s R&B, Funk, Soul, Boogaloo, Rare Groove and Mambo, with the UK’s greatest guest DJ’s, Regular Album launches from ACE Records and exclusive concert after-parties.
Resident at the bi-annually ‘Goldmine Reunion’ with the DJ Godfather Chris Hill.
Resident DJ at the ‘South London Soul Train’ First Sat of every month at The Bussey Building – Peckham
AS A PROMOTER, PRODUCER, WRITER ETC
The curator of 1930’s & 40’s entertainment for Wayne Hemingway’s celebrated ‘Vintage’ festivals
Co-organiser of a 30’s & 40’s weekender in beautiful Torquay, Devon called ‘Riviera Swing’.
Author of the music and social history book ‘From Jazz Funk And Fusion To Acid Jazz’.
Columnist for ‘Blues And Soul’
– the longest running Black music publication in the World.
Compiler of 8 forthcoming compilation CD’s for BBE records
Producer of this incredible singer/song writer called D.B. Cohen. Imagine a cross between Paul Weller, early Who, The Kooks, Chicago Blues, Rockabilly, Two Tone Ska and original Ska and that’s it! Watch this space.
A Trustee and Governor of ‘The Inclusion Trust’. It’ll take too long to explain so please take a minute to look at the website. Maybe you can get involved? www.inclusiontrust.org