Oye Santana, voted UK No.1 Winner at the 2018 National Tribute Music Awards, are celebrating 50 years since an electrifying performance at Woodstock catapulted Santana to stardom.
Having wowed an enthusiastic audience with their performance there in 2017, the band checks in to Beccles Public Hall on Saturday 23 February 2019 ready to do the same again. As those who’ve already seen them will confirm, it’s a fiesta-tinged show that has everyone’s feet tapping from the first chink of a tambourine to the get-up-and-boogie finale.
The six-piece band is led by Milan Webb, a virtuoso guitarist with a technique and tone to match Santana himself, who not only sounds the part, but looks the part too. Joining him on stage are Hector Gomez (yes, he’s Spanish) and Gez Kahan on keyboards. Adding to the spectacle and generating those infectious latin-rock rhythms are Jon Quirk on bass and Paul Murphy on percussion, while Pete Lockwood is the powerhouse behind the drum kit.
Milan says “As ever, we’ll be concentrating on hits, played the way everyone knows them from the records. We’ve never been into long self-indulgent solos – and we don’t think our audience are either! Our focus is on entertaining, and we love it when people get up and dance.”
When it comes to hits, the audience at The Public Hall will be spoilt for choice – Carlos Santana has 50 years’ worth. Early favourites include Jin-Go-Lo-Ba, Samba Pa Ti, Black Magic Woman and She’s Not There, but Santana’s chart success reaches well into the 21st century. Expect to hear Smooth (a million-seller at the turn of the millennium and the US Billboard chart’s #1 rock song of all time), Corazón Espinado, Maria Maria and his 2016 smash, Anywhere You Want To Go.
Their Woodstock 50th Anniversary tour sees Oye Santana not only playing dates across the UK but also headlining a series of Woodstock-themed festivals in Belgium and Holland.
Tickets for Oye Santana’s show at Beccles Public Hall on Saturday 23 February at 7:30pm are available now direct from the venue, by phone (01502 770060) or online via becclespublichall.co.uk.
For more information visit www.oyesantana.com.