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 EPK Page for more information. As a percussionist in many styles, I have performed or recorded with Lisa Stansfield, Imelda May, Amy Winehouse, Rod Temperton, Mark Ronson, Basia, Simply Red, Makoto Kuriya, Flaco Jimenez, Airto Moreira, Deodato, Mick Hucknall, Herman Olivera, Jon Lucien, James Taylor Quartet, Mica Paris, Incognito, Patti Austin, Big Boy Bloater and many many more. 2016 will be Snowboy’s 30th anniversary, so watch out for news of many very special concerts and festivals all over the world; including an Australasian and US tour.
Other Current Projects As A Musician
Currently touring with the incredible Soul Singer Lisa Stansfield. I have done every live gig with Lisa since the late 80’s and am honoured to have had a little more ‘hands on’ involvement with the upcoming album – having co-produced the track ‘Carry on’ and seen my remix of her beautiful track from the ‘Seven’ album ‘Love Can’ reach number one for 3 weeks in the Soul charts.
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’.