Mas Y Mas

Leicester based Trio

Mas Y Mas

Mas Y Mas - explosive power trio delivering a message of unity, sensuality and fiesta!

Mas Y Mas are a Latin acoustic power trio playing the original songs of Rikki Thomas-Martinez, their lead singer and guitarist and a small repertoire of traditional songs that they enjoy playing.

The music of Mas Y Mas is an irresistible meeting of Latino, Flamenco and Afro-Cuban influences woven together by driving dance rhythms and rich vocal harmonies. The band use acoustic instruments playing them with such passion and skill that the result is electrifying, much greater than the sum of its parts.

The music of Mas Y Mas is joyful, original, contemporary and fresh with a timeless, enduring appeal.

With a compellingly pure and unique sound, the songs and soaring harmonies raise the temperature wherever they play.

Formed in the Autumn of 1995, these three experienced and well respected musicians have played to enthusiastic audiences in a variety of venues. Energetic and capable in any situation, from stately home house parties to heaving dance halls and World Music festivals.

A sample of Festivals and Venues Mas Y Mas have played:

Gaitey Theatre - Dublin, Ireland Lillies Bordello - Dublin, Ireland The Empire - Belfast, Northern Ireland The Lobby - Cork, Ireland Cafe Central - Madrid, Spain Rainforest World Music Festival - Borneo, Malaysia K.L. Tower - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Wan Ho Grand Hotel - Wen Zhou, China National Theatre - London, United Kingdom Dubai Creek Club - Dubai Beverley Festival - United Kingdom Towersey Festival - United Kingdom Whitby Musicport - United Kingdom Fresa Y Chocolate - Havana, Cuba

The instrumentation is nylon string guitar, double bass and percussion Rikki plays nylon string guitar with a biting rhythmic edge, full of chordal colours and soaring solos.

The bass end is taken care of by Wayne D. Evans dancing with his double bass, deep, dubby and melodic.

Meshing it together is Richard Kensington on percussion - congas, cajŚn, bongos, wood block and bass drum - pioneering an original and explosive way of combining these together.

Over this rock solid foundation of wood, skin and string are Rikki's lead vocals and the tight harmony vocals sung by all three musicians. The band members are united in the belief of the power of music to inspire and transcend social, cultural and religious barriers and aim to challenge and raise awareness in their audiences through songs of celebration, love and of people finding a common humanity beyond race, caste and creed.

Mas Y Mas; see them together on stage and watch the chemistry happen before your eyes as this massive three-piece rock the house.

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