Los Hermanos Cubanos, more commonly referred to as The Cuban Brothers are the flamboyantly attired, phony Latino quartet blending flavours of hip hop, disco, soul and funk with remarkable B-boy action, outrageous comedy and bouts of sporadic nudity. Yes, you read that right.
Comprised of four, mostly moustachioed, fictional characters, frontman Miguel Mantovani, Archerio Mantovani, Kengo San and Young Domenico, the group were first formed in Edinburgh by DJ Mike Keat a.k.a Miguel, in 1998.
Adopting the sights and sounds of Havana in the seventies, the history of Cuba (home of the fabricated collective), and its mythical legends, the brothers have taken a fresh and considered approach to creating each of the members eccentric personas – from the garments they wear to the titles they don and even their detailed back stories (consider Miguel for example, a politically and sexually controversial club owner with links to the mob and the porn industry). But it’s the groups notorious live show that’s really made them stand out from the rest, taking them to extraordinary, world conquering heights.
Often rated as a PG18 act, their theatrical performance, brimming with inappropriateness, is a thing of legend on the live scene (imagine four bogus Cubans, breakdancing in the buff whilst MCing to medleys of some your favourite tracks). It’s gained the party-starting foursome the chance to perform infront of colossal audiences on some of the world’s biggest stages – from Glastonbury to Bestival and even at the historic Gumball 3000 Rally.
Over twenty years since forming, The Cuban Brothers are still doing what they do best; touring across the globe, regularly performing on sold out shows, getting naked and collecting swathes of new fans as they go. They’ve even managed to gain support from some very high-profile names. The likes of Virgin owner Richard Branson, Elton John and Robbie Williams have all requested the entertaining services of The Cuban Brothers at their own privately held events.
When they’re not on tour, they can be found in the studio writing original music and soundtracks for film and TV, appearing on films such as Cuban Fury and Sunshine on Leith. They’ve released their own critically acclaimed studio album, ‘Yo Bonita!’ featuring the late, great Amy Winehouse’s former backing band, alongside a host of other more recent and successful singles, such as ‘I Hate Hate’ and ‘A Million Stories’.
Catch this jaw-dropping, eye watering, unstoppable force of nature live at Highest Point 2021, on Saturday 15th May.
Tickets are now on sale at Skiddle.com