Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez

Latin Band from New York City, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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35 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2006
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BOOKED 8 days ago

$650 - $4000 per event
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About
MetroTang is our company, La Banda Ramirez is our Latin band.

La Banda Ramirez plays Cuban classics, salsa arrangement, Latin jazz cover tunes (Celia Cruz, Eddie and Charlie Palmieri, Paquito D'Rivera, Irakere), and other Latin styles, including cumbia, vallenato, and bachata. Look in our samples for these titles: Soy Antillana, El cuarto de Tula, Song for Maura, Lo que va a pasar, Midnight Mambo.

MetroTang is also our first CD of tunes written by our composer/percussionist/bandleader Chacho Ramirez. His work brings a unique angle to jazz by combining African drumming rhythms with funky bass lines and long flowing melodies. Look in our samples for these titles: Lights Out, I'm Moanin' Too, Funky Voyage, Melba's Mambo, Blues for Y'All. The full CD is available at

In addition, for weddings we provide classical music on flute and piano and/or guitar. We recommend Classical music for the wedding ceremony, jazz for the cocktail hour, Latin jazz for dinner, and salsa for dancing after dinner. What a line-up!
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 10+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!

Celebration

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Carolyn and crew were great to work with and very accommodating...They went the extra mile. Everyone at our reception raved about their performance. Their sound is authentic and well rehearsed. Highly recommended.

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Community Event

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We, the Bound Brook Cultural Arts Committee, were searching for a band to play salsa and swing. We had a salsa and swing workshop and really wanted the community to practice what they learned. All other bands did not want to experiment and challenge themselves with this request. Metrotang are true artists, willing to delve into unfamiliar territory and boy, did they deliver. Very professional and sensational. It was a great pleasure, and we hope to have them again at next year's Riverfest. If you want to impress your guest you must hire Metrotang, amazing talent.

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Festival

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The Arts Council of East Orange was completely pleased with the La Banda Ramirez. They played at one of our annual Jazz at the Plaza Concerts this summer . Our community is very diverse and the music La Banda Ramirez played was diverse with a variety of Latin music , including Palmeri and Tito Puente. The group was extremely professional and the sound was terrific.

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Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez’s Response:

Thank you so much! It was an honor and a pleasure to play on the beautiful plaza for the Arts Council of East Orange.

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Community Event

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I HIGHLY recommend this band. They are extremely professional, play amazing music and accommodate to almost any request in music.

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Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez’s Response:

Many thanks! It was a pleasure!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Absolutely loved their performance. They were in time and kept to my schedule. Their music selection was terrific. My guest danced their hearts out. I would have them at my next event and would higly recommend them. From latin jazz when my guest arrived to salsa for dancing the night away. Just wonderful. Thank you guys for making my 50th a success.

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Cocktail Party

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They were amazing and made our party very special. I highly recommend them and would have them again.

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Cocktail Party

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Metrotang/ La Banda Ramirez was absolutely fantastic! They set just the right mood and tone for our Havana Nights themed party. My guests danced and also simply enjoyed smoking cigars, sipping on mojitos and Cuba libres while listening to smooth Latin jazz. Thank you, thank you!!

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Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez’s Response:

It was an honor and a pleasure to play music for Violet Torch Foundation!

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Celebration

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Carolyn and La Banda Ramirez were amazing at our church's community dinner and feast day celebration. We had people from 3-93 enjoying their music. Carolyn was easy to communicate with. The band came on time, figured out how to set up in no space, supported the festivities with gracious energy. They looked fantastic, they sounded better! We were thrilled. The party was a first for our church community and I was grateful that the band had a sense of exactly what the room needed to bring the party together. Fun, festive, fabulous!

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Metrotang was the life of our rehearsal dinner. Everybody loved it. They are courteous, timely, accommodating... Very happy to have hired Metrotang/La Banda Ramirez

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Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez’s Response:

Thank you so much, Claudia! It was a great pleasure to play "our" music for your beautiful family! All the best, Carolyn and Chacho

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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My mother's 91st birthday was a great success. Metrotang made it special. I wanted all Cuban tunes and Metrotang delivered. Carolyn, Chacho were very accommodating. We had planned the party for outdoors but it rained, the band shifted gears immediately and played inside. Everyone enjoy the party, dancing and singing along with the band. Thank you for making my mom's 91st birthday so memorable. I highly recommend the group. Thank you Carolyn & Metrotang. Juany

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Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez’s Response:

We absolutely loved playing music for your wonderful family and friends. I'll never forget the sight of your mother enjoying the music, and the throng of happy, dancing people! Many thanks to you, Juany!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Oct
23
Celebration
New York City, NY
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2019
Oct
17
Celebration
New York City, NY
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Jul
26
Private Party
New York City, NY
8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
May
4
Baby Shower
Elmwood Park, NJ
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2019
Apr
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Wappingers Falls, NY
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Apr
2
Private Party
New York City, NY
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Dec
13
Cocktail Party
New York City, NY
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Oct
14
Celebration
Long Island City, NY
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2018
Sep
15
Community Event
Bound Brook, NJ
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
Jul
10
Festival
East Orange, NJ
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
May
21
Private Party
New York City, NY
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Apr
21
Community Event
New York City, NY
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Feb
24
Birthday Party (Adult)
New York City, NY
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Soy Antillana
Celia Cruz
Muñeca
Charlie Palmieri
Almendra
Orquesta Aragón (Valdés)
Tin Tin Deo
Dizzie Gillespie &Chano Pozo
Snow Samba
Paquito D'Rivera
Trucutú
Chamaco Ramirez
Come Candela
Mongo Santamaria
Lo que va a pasar
Chucho Valdés
Dreaming
Bill Jacobs
El cuarto de Tula
Eliades Ochoa
Curaçao
Cal Tjader
Brazilian Band
Caribbean Band
Cuban Band
Dance Band
Funk Band
Jazz Band
Latin Band
African Band
World Music Band
Wedding Band
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Please note Metrotang / La Banda Ramirez will also travel to Long Island City, Brooklyn, North Bergen, Bronx, West New York, Union City, Weehawken, Flushing, Fairview, Edgewater, Hoboken, Jersey City, Ridgefield, Cliffside Park, Palisades Park, Fort Lee, Secaucus, Ridgefield Park, Leonia, Englewood Cliffs.
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