"Wonderful band, wonderful music. An absolute pleasure to work with"

Elise Goodge, Event
Co-ordinator, Museum of New
Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa

"Son del Monte played at our wedding and they really added a touch of magic to our day. Guests had a great time dancing, or just chatting while the band played. We found Son del Monte very friendly and professional to deal with"

Eloise and Paul


"Silicon invited Son del Monte to perform at Wharekauhau Country Estate for our recent Intel Product Launch. They were awesome!!! Our staff and clients had a fantastic evening thanks to the atmosphere created by this talented and unique band. I would highly recommend Son del Monte for any corporate event or special occasion. We look forward to enjoying their entertainment and company again in the future"


Lorne Simmons,
Managing Director,
Silicon Systems Limited

"We all had a wonderful time. Son del Monte are fabulous"

Friends of Pataka

"Son del Monte made our Spanish tapas nights a huge success... professional, passionate and very popular"

Earl Zapf,
The Paekakariki Café

live music

inspiring and entertaining

Candela | Son del Monte

Son del Monte - Photograph by Justine Hall @ WCC
Photograph by Justine Hall @ WCC

4 piece Cuban-style band “ Son del Monte”

We assure you, you won’t be able to sit still … feet will be tapping, bodies will be moving to the music that carries a spirit of joyful passion and rhythm and invites the listener to dance. Son del Monte perform a passionate and exuberant repertoire of Latin, mostly Cuban music – the style developed when African slaves introduced their music to Cuba. The lively sometimes fiery, sometimes sentimental music (well known from the movie ‘Buena Vista Social Club’) blends Spanish harmonies with African rhythms.

Son del Monte will bring to you the sounds of the Cuban countryside with their own style of traditional Cuban music, including Son, Guajira and Bolero, featuring Spanish guitar, percussion, double bass, saxophone and vocal harmonies.