RUMBA de BODAS formed in 2008, from the union of eight musician with very different energies, experiences and ideas. Over the years it developed an exquisitely singular style, which blends together latin grooves, Balkan, Swing, Ska and Reggae and has had people dancing under stages everywhere from Italy to London, and from Romania to Spain.
They love brass sections, upbeat music, all sort of traditional folky sort of stuff, but mainly they love to mix all of this together, throwing in half a kilo of chili powder to make sure you're going to stomp your feet as much as possible.
It is this very mix of genres, freely mixing south American vibes, Middle European melodies and Ska, the whole mixed up with a touch of Carnival Jazziness.
The band published the first album "Just married" in 2012 and the second one "Karnaval Fou" in the 2014.
The band is well established in the Italian musical scene and has toured Europe extensively, having played in France, Spain, Romania and the U.K.
In 2014 Rumba de Bodas have played in more than 100 live events in the U.K. alone, among which have been concerts in many established English venues as Hootananny, Passing clouds and Jamboree in London, Hare and Hounds in Birmingham and the Bristol Canteen, as well as gigs in Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival, Audiosoup Festival, Edimburgh Jazz festival, Ealing Jazz festival, Boomtown Festival and many other venues.