We play an uplifting World fusion, East African vocals and rhythms with a Latin/Ska ‘Caribbean’ backbeat.

We write all our material, developing our unique ‘Solo-sound’, warm, groovy , happy and engaging. We sing in Giryama, Kiswahili and English with four part vocal harmonies. Audiences naturally join in.

Line-up includes:  melodica, trombone, trumpet, violin, double bass, guitar, Cajon, Congas, African drums and percussion… and lots of vocals.

The band is made up entirely of experienced musicians. Many of us have been playing together for up to 30 years and have played with many of the classic Ska Reggae and Dub bands from the 80’s to the present.

Recent testimonials:

Thank you Solomento for making my party truly memorable – friends still talking about how fantastic the band was.  You guys are talented, not just as musicians, but in reaching out to the entire crowd.  With your irresistible rhythms and sound, nobody could stand still!  I knew as soon as I heard your sound-check I knew that we were in excellent hands.”
Sarah

“Just wanted to say thanks so much to you and the amazing ensemble of such talented musicians! You absolutely smashed Sat for me and the guests it was something I’ll never forget, amazing. I hope we stay in touch I’d like to see Solomento,  Ska Daddy and any think else you have cooking, I think whatever you do I’ll love, Cheers mate. Big Love”
John – Private party

“Hi Dave just coming back down to planet earth but just wanted to say thanks again, you lot were bloody AMAZING!!! Really so happy you replied to that email and we sorted it out! Thanks to you and all, just really made the night special and fully entertained everyone. Nice one mate!”
Luke –  Private wedding

“You guys were amazing. Unforgettable! Pleased come back next year.”
Dave – Hope Festival

“Have to say I think you’ve got a great combo of genres and styles in the band, it really is a cracking band and we loved it.  You’ve hit on a really good thing, nice one.  It all fits so well together, perfect, and the players all seem top notch too.  Glad you enjoyed the wedding. Everyone was very impressed.”
Private wedding