The Cuban Brothers

‘I took him to pumpin’ school, for the guys who are not so good with the chicas’ says Cuban Brothers’ frontman Miguel Mantovani of his newest and shyest member of the team, a fantastically acrobatic and breakdancing young stud. Many artists ooze style. Miguel oozes sleaze - buckets of it. He loves it and it’s highly likely that you will too.

With good funk and hip hop, mad cap adult humour, break dancing, beat-boxing, acrobats and some getting pretty naked, The Cuban Brothers are an unabashed and hilariously fun team to watch.

These guys are crazy funk brothers, delivering the goods with funky Cuban variations on James Brown and even Motörhead. Hilarious with great and wacky dance routines, they’re the Cuban Blues Brothers but strictly for grownups. ‘I see you there with the nice titties hiding behind the scarf’ Miguel says to his favourite lady in the audience. It’s like being at a concert led by Borat and Ron Burgundy but with cool hip hop and rap, crazy off the funkin’ chain breakdancing and beatboxing all wrapped in a big fat golden Cuban cigar.

And speaking of big fat golden Cuban cigars, you’ve got to love Miguel’s main partner in crime, Archerio. He’s a Cuban suit and hat-wearing hero, who later dons a glistening gold body suit. He might be a big guy, he might never stop sweating, but man can he move. He’s a former break dancing champion and he’s also hilarious. The whole show is, so long as you’re not too prudish. ‘Allow it!’ shouts Miguel as his jokes and visual flare get more and more obscene.People are dancing on the floor, loving the tunes and cracking up at the gags. Another joy of the show is listening to Miguel’s various accents; he knows how to handle the loud Scott in the corner of the arena.

With good funk and hip hop, mad cap adult humour, break dancing, beat-boxing, acrobats and some getting pretty naked, The Cuban Brothers are an unabashed and hilariously fun team to watch. ‘Allow it friends. Allow it’.

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From humble beginnings in Edinburgh, The Cuban Brothers are now a legendary international outfit and entertainment of choice for the likes of Elton John and Richard Branson. Blending funk and soul music with break-dancing and riotous comedy. Mike Keat (Miguel) started The Cuban Brothers as an entertainment entity after (his own words) watching dance music disappear up its own arsehole in the mid to late 90s. His love of b-boying, Latin music and character comedy inspired him to create a fun, irreverent music-driven show to help him showcase his burgeoning talents as a singer.