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Porchlight Music Theatre - In the Heights

This production will finally close on NYE 2016 after extending 4 times. Danny Howard (Contrabanda) has been the Drummer/percussionist for the entire run. Watch out as Contrabanda gets out some more in 2017
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More dates

We are happy to announce more dates for the end of 2016 and a few that we are now booking for 2017. Great things ahead. Check out the Show Page
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Back in the Theatre

Danny Howard our conga player is currently playing the Lin Manuel Miranda show "In the Heights" again at Porchlight Music Theatre in Chicago at Stage 773. The show runs until October 23rd, with a possible extension thru November 20th. More…
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Summer of Fun

Well the summer is starting, some of us are back from a tour of the UK and we are ready to play some gigs this summer. Look at for dates on the Shows page.
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What a first half of the year

We have been very busy in 2016 playing as well as for some members of the sensible travelling. Danny Howard & Mark Sunken were both nominated at the Grammy's this year for their work with another ensemble and have been…
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Exciting 2016

We wish everyone a Happy Holidays over the festive period. We are looking forward to 2016, with a lot of our new education shows booked thru Urban gateways as well as some other fun gigs. We are in discussions about…
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Education Show Flourishing

We are very happy to report that after successfully auditioning to become part of Urban Gateways Touring Artist Team this summer, we have already had 4 or 5 education shows for them this fall, with another 8 already booked for…
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Sad day for Contrabanda

As much as we enjoyed this evenings gig, it was the last with our original bass player Brett Benteler. At the end of this month he moves on to new things and the Big apple. That's right, Chicago's loss is…
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Fall Looking Good

Well we have had a busy summer, yet we still have 3 gigs left this month and 5 gigs both in September and October already booked. Watch this space for more news.
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Busy August

We have just completed 4 gigs in a row for the first time as Contrabanda and it's only the 10th August. Check the shows page for more details
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Busy July

We have already had some great gigs this month and more our to come. Just played the Taste of Chicago yesterday and we have 2 more gigs this weekend coming up
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Instagram Here we Come

Yes we have finally started an Instagram account.    

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