Andres Lafone

Uruguay. Bass guitar and guitar.

Uruguayan but resident in UK for many years. Studied Bass guitar, Composition, Guitar and Double Bass at the Guildhall School of Music . Live/recording credits include:

Airto Moreira, Snowboy, Da Lata, Mike Lindup (level 42), Matt Bianco, Basia, Jon Cleary, Nana Vasconcelos, Charlie Palmieri, Roberto Pla, Negrocan, Grand Union Orchestra and many others.

Has recorded over thirty albums and appeared at all the major Jazz/World Music Festivals in Europe as well as having played throughout the world including China, Japan, USA, Latin America and South Africa.

As Producer he is responsible for seven albums, and he achieved international success with his compositions 'Cada Vez' and 'Aquela Esquina' which were chart 'hits' in Spain and Italy.

In 2009 he composed and compiled the soundtrack for the play 'Maybe Tomorrow' staged by Kazzum Arts at the Broadway Theatre in Barking and most recently the soundtrack for 'El Pan de Maria' by Tierra Theatre group. 

Latest News

Huge success of Song of Contagion!

Fantastic audience responses to the recent shows Wilton's Music Hall

New BBC interview

Director Tony Haynes talks to Jimoke Fashola about this week's premiere of Song of Contagion. Skip to 02.52.04 to listen.

Song of Contagion promo video released

Featuring a taste of the music you will hear in our spectacular new show and interviews from the musicians involved

Booking opens for Song of Contagion!

Wilton's Music Hall, June 13th to 17th: tickets now on sale for our spectacular new show

Dates announced for 2017 Summer School

Our fourth annual Summer School runs from July 31st to August 3rd, Goldsmiths College, South London.

Exciting plans unveiled for 2017!

GUO's programme for the new year includes a brand new show at Wilton's Music Hall and a return to Portugal.

Remembering Cable Street

Video of The Beast is Back by Tony Haynes, recorded at the GUO commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cable Street in October

High praise for GUO music education project

Read about Music Untamed at the Fairfield Halls, Croydon, supported by the Mayor's Music Fund

Band Off The Wall

Inspired by the Peace Mural at Dalston Junction, Grand Union has launched a new street band for Hackney

GUO tracks are now available online...

Grand Union CDs and individual numbers can now be streamed from Spotify or bought from iTunes

Full-length DVD of Undream'd Shores

A DVD of the acclaimed Hackney Empire production is now available from the GUO online shop.

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