Presented by Jazz FM
Thu 24th March 2011 / 8:00 PM (7:00 PM doors) / £12.50
Book tickets online or call our Box Office on 08444 771 000
Alex Cuba, winner of the Latin Grammy, returns to the UK! His return will coincide with the release of his critically acclaimed new album ‘Alex Cuba’. This Cuban born Canadian is one of the most exciting latin soul and R&B artists on the international circuit, and has been on a roll lately in the US. In fact his album has now been nominated for Best Latin Pop Album at the Grammy’s this year and we thoroughly recommend getting a ticket for this gig.
Alex Cuba won Canada’s first ever Latin Grammy last night, for Best New Artist, – his music is a fusion of latin sounds with the obligatory salsa beats to be heard sashaying through some songs.
Alex Cuba (born Alexis Puentes in 1974 just outside of Havana) was a multi-styled multi-instrumentalist who got his start as a small child with his father’s group, Lost Puentes. After touring and performing with the band Temperamento with Roberto Fonseca, Alex moved to Canada in 1999, and it was there that the creative direction of his music began to move away from the more traditional aspects of the Cuban sound.
Alex and his brother Adonis formed the Alex Cuba band shortly thereafter, but soon came to call themselves the Puentes Brothers, and released the album Morumba Cubana in 2000. The album went on to earn the brothers a 2001 Juno Award nomination. Tours for the pair followed, as well as hitting all the festival stops that would have them, but in 2003 the brothers decided to put the project on hiatus to work on solo projects. For Alex, it was a return to the idea of the Alex Cuba band, and he released his debut, Humo De Tabaco in 2005. The album was a critical success, and scored Alex a Juno Award (Canada’s equivalent of the Grammy) for Best World Music Album in 2006. His follow up, Agua Del Pozo, was released in June of 2008. Again, the talent of Alex Cuba wasn’t overlooked, and in 2008 he was once again a nominee for the prestigious Juno Award.
Nathan Watson is his supporting artist for this gig. Nathan is also making some waves in the UK music industry and is known for his distinct fresh soul funk. He is building up an impressive fan base across the UK.
We hope that you join timbageek in becoming a fan of the Alex Cuba and supporting artists too! Come down to check out this new sound, – tickets a steal at only £12, we’ll see you there on 24 March.
310 Uxbridge Rd, London W12 7LJ
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Tube: Shepherd’s Bush Market – Hammersmith & City Line (5 minute walk)
Shepherd’s Bush – Central Line (10 minute walk)
Overground: Shepherd’s Bush – West London Line (15 minute walk)
Buses: From central London to Shepherd’s Bush Green: 94, 148, 49, N207
From west London to Shepherd’s Bush Green: 283, 72, 260, 207, 266, 295, 288
Buses 207, 260 & 283 stop within 3 walk minutes of the venue.
Driving & Parking
We are ¼ of a mile from the A40 and the Shepherd’s Bush Roundabout.
We do not have a car park.
Street parking in the near vicinity costs £1.60 per hour Monday – Friday until 5:30pm and is free Saturday and Sundays.