Yolo Mambo has been playing around Northern California for over five years, from outdoor tent festivals to poolside parties and weddings to wineries to intimate restaurant dining and rowdy dancing.
We have just released a new CD called World Wide.
Yolo Mambo (www.yolomambo.com) brings indigenous grooves, spicy Latin, Blues, and Pop rhythms to any party or occasion! Vocalist Catherine LeBlanc delivers Latin and pop music in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English, backed up vocally and instrumentally by the entire quartet: Phil Summers on Spanish guitar, Carla Campbell on percussion, and Steve O’Neill on string bass. Our music can be mellow for dinner or cocktails, and lively for dancing, and always fascinating just to listen to. Summers and LeBlanc are former members of the world music group Akimbo, while Campbell will be recognized from her work with the Diane Patterson Xtet. O’Neill’s career has included California Zephyr, the Loose Acoustic Trio, and, with Campbell, local Latin group Mejor Que Nada. Yolo Mambo adapts popular songs to a Latin and Caribbean groove, mixed in with straight-ahead salsa-folk. You will hear the music of Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Trinidad, New York, Zimbabwe, Norah Jones, Stevie Wonder, and Aretha, to name a very few. Let Yolo Mambo kick up the pace at your next event!