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Garage Latino Latino sounds Come to paekakariki

Mulled Wine Concerts are better known for their series of performances by top NZ classical artists in the beautiful Memorial Hall on the Paekakariki sea-front. On Saturday 20 February, the Hall will be throbbing to a different beat as the Garage Latino Dance Band present a lively evening of salsa, tango and samba. This is an evening event so dancing and dress-up in Latino style is encouraged (but not compulsory). A good time will be had by all!

Garage Latino are a 9-piece dance band whose members hail from a number of different Latin-American countries with a top-up of homegrown Kiwis. With native Spanish speakers on vocals, percussion from Spain plus a great line of Kiwi  musos in the brass section. Garage Latino is here to get the party started!.

Vocals: Roy Costilla (Peru) and Guadalupe Salinas (Chile)
Guitar: Xavier Quilambaqui (Ecuador)
Percussion: Miguel Arnedo-Gómez (Spain) Olivia Campion (NZ)
Bass guitar: Pablo Garcia (Argentina)
Trumpet: Daniel Windsor (NZ)
Trombone: Kaito Walley (NZ)
Tenor Sax: Joshua SImon (NZ)

The band is based in Wellington, New Zealand where they started in February 2014 and are in demand to play throughout  the local bars in our Capital. The concert in Paekakariki represents a further development in their careers which they hope will lead on to greater things! Mulled Wine Concerts organiser Mary Gow notes that she met Roy Costilla (founding member and vocals) while parking her car outside one of Paekakariki's famous cafes. "I said hello, we got talking and next thing, I was putting on a concert!" Roy learnt to sing at church while accompanying his Mum in Lima, Peru. In New Zealand for the last 8 years, he enjoys being Peruvian-Kiwi in Wellington playing both music and football while finishing a PhD in Statistics at Victoria University.

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