Mariachi Rapido

3-5 piece Scottish Mexican Mariachi band, based in Glasgow, Scotland

Mariachi Rapido band, Scotland's 'Mariachi Doritos'

Rapido Mariachi are Scotland's premier Mexican fiesta outfit.

Mariachis are traditionally acoustic bands originating in Jalisco, and are hired for all events - weddings, parties, fiestas, serenades. Recognisable by their distinctive sound, sharp suits, and fancy sombreros, typical songs are rancheras (Cielito Lindo), fast polkas (Adelita), and ballads (Ella). Mariachi bands have recently grown in popularity in the UK, since there has been wide exposure to Mariachi music on TV.

Rapido Mariachi have played at all sorts of events throughout the UK and recently appeared on BBC Radio Scotland's Global Gathering.

The band consists of Trumpets Guitars, Bass, Accordion and Voices.

They can play amplified on stage or wandering minstrels, indoors or out...

They can include a good range of English pop and well known songs, to keep everyone happy! These include:


Cielito lindo (speedy Gonzales song)

Rolling in the deep

Ring of fire

Poker face (mariachi style)


La Bamba


La paloma

The Mexican hat dance

Besame mucho

Perhaps perhaps

Oye como va

Peanut vendor

The Mariachi Rapido band's repertoire may include some of the music performed by the Mariachi Doritos band with whom they have no connection or involvement.

Suitable for Festivals, parties, weddings, special events, promotions...


Venezuelan Carmen - on vocals, and also 4 Scottish musicians on Trumpet, Accordian, Guitar, Bass, Vihuela Guitar, Percussion, Backing Vocals

Mariachi Rapido offers a uniquely entertainment spectacle with all the passion of Mexico and craziness of the Mariachi loco!

Listen to this band below

Mariachi song 1

Mariachi song 2

De Que Manera Te Olvido - very romantic!

Watch a Video

Please get in touch to discuss the band with us:

email us on or call the Salsa Direct office on:
(UK +44) 01992-447007 / 07956-395018