The Banda del Sur was formed by Luca Artioli at the legendary Berlin venue, El Sur. They were a group of musicians from Cuba, Brazil, Italy, Spain and all over Latin America.
Luca Artioli, well known in the Berlin club scene as a singer, songwriter, bandleader and guitarist, was able to create and develope his own personal crossover music with the band. He perfected his own umistakeable sound - full of energy, a unique combination of classical guitar and edgy percussion.
Luca Artioli sings in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. His repertoire includes several hits by Santana, Buena vista social club, Gipsy Kings, Joao Gilberto, Manu Chao, Bob Marley and many own compositions. He performs live at european open-air and indoor music festivals, in live music clubs and first class hotels and resorts (Adlon-Berlin, Intercontinental-Berlin, Hyatt-Berlin, Bayrischer Hof – Munich, Villa Feltrinelli-Lake of Garda, Hotel San Pietro- Positano and many others).
For larger shows La Banda del Sur has up to nine musicians on stage: lead vocal and guitar, background vocalist, trumpet, trombone, brazilian percussions, timbales, congas, bass und drums. The Band appears also as a sextett: vocals and guitar, trumpet, trombone, brazilian and cuban percussions, bass und drums.
Rumba, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Cha Cha, Cumbia, Samba, Forrò, Axé, Reggae, Sambareggae & more: La Banda del Sur is the perfect band for your party!!!
When it comes to Italian and Latin American music, Luca Artioli is a multi-talent. He composes film music, sings and plays classical guitar. He electrifies the audience with his impressive and rousing style. In Germany, his bands are based in the multi-cultural capital city, Berlin. His concerts are held in open-air venues and at indoor events in Germany and Europe-wide. Atrioli's music has a unique, unmistakable mediterranean flair. The German television stations ZDF, ARD and MDR have broadcast his music in conjunction with as number of films.