Ian Ritchie

Carlos y Gato take the idea of a Santana tribute band to a whole new level.

Not content with playing sparkling versions of the Santana classics, they introduce a whole new idea......

What if Gato Barbieri, the legendary Argentinian saxophonist, performed with the band? The resulting ensemble could then play the best of both musicians classic repertoire. Gato could duel with Carlos on “Samba Pa Ti”. Santana could bring his melodic and rhythmic strength to Barbieri’s “Last Tango In Paris”. The players did collaborate on a version of “Europa” but never toured together. Carlos y Gato make this ‘dream team’ happen onstage.

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Apr 11, 2013 - Now the hard bit; contacting anyone and everyone I know that might be able to get this amazing band some gigs. I have a few irons in the fire, but no bites ( to mix a metaphor or 2 lol ). If you can help, or have any suggestions, please get in touch.
Feb 28, 2013 - The new website is up and running!