Diplomats of Sound is a creative & independent booking agency, driven by a desire to push the boundaries of new music and trusted to provide music with passion & integrity. We work on interesting and unique musical projects with bespoke strategies & solutions covering artist representation, event production, event programming and talent buying.
Old School Funky Family
We are very pleased to announce that we are working with the stellar stars of France’s musical community, the Old School Funky Family! Their goals are to shake the “dancefloor” while flattering the most sophisticated ears! – “An original concert, energetic but beware: a groove in place, impeccable sounds, real musicians … is at the confluence of … Continue reading Old School Funky Family
Les Amazones d’Afrique
Les Amazones d’Afrique is a creative force that embraces international voices; sweet, strong harmonies that summon the rights of women and girls; and a meltdown of heritage and new gen talent. They were formed in Bamako, Mali, in 2014 by three renowned Malian music stars and social change activists, Mamani Keïta, Oumou Sangaré and Mariam … Continue reading Les Amazones d’Afrique
“Roberto Fonseca is one of the world’s great pianists and one of the finest of Cuba’s new generation of musicians ” ****Evening Standard Roberto Fonseca has established himself over the last decade and a half as one of the most gifted — and most popular — pianists of his generation. After making his name with Ibrahim … Continue reading Roberto Fonseca
Introducing the Friendly Fire Band, Birmingham UK’s most active reggae/dancehall live outfit, both in the studio and on stage. With a growing catalog of vinyl and download releases under their belt ranging from hardcore roots music to one drop reggae. Earning a reputation for fiery performances at festivals and venues around the UK, Friendly Fire … Continue reading Friendly Fire
Royal Sounds are a young family based band consisting of brothers Ajani and Gyasi who formed the band in 2012 and their cousin Hannibal, joined by Ras Sempah. Ajani and Gyasi’s father Ras Alkebu, was lead guitarist for the legendary Prince Lincoln Thompson’s Royal Rasses. The brothers have followed in their father’s footsteps from an … Continue reading Royal Sounds
Vieux Farka Toure
“The son of the late Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure, inherited his dad’s dazzlingly fluid phrasing but clearly also digs the fiery African blues rock of bands like Tinariwen. Here, he joins American peers for a crossover set that slays” — Rolling Stone “…original guitar music of such fluidity, technique, rhythmic invention, and passion, that … Continue reading Vieux Farka Toure
Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
Afrik Bawantu is a 10-piece orchestra producing African rhythm-driven, dance inducing fusion with traditional roots, formed by Ghanaian vocalist and djembe drummer Afla Sackey. Afrik Bawantu’s original compositions blend highlife from West African percussion and more funk,rock genres, enhancing the cross-cultural collaboration. The uplifting rhythm section in harmony with roaring brass accompanied by high-powered bass … Continue reading Afla Sackey & Afrik Bawantu
The 23-year history of Ozomatli notably contains many firsts for culture and music at large. The two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Los Angeles six-piece consistently breaks boundaries with an uplifting and uniquely multi-cultural American, Latino and world style. Among many historic firsts, Ozo stands out as “the first band to visit Burma,” “the first contemporary western band … Continue reading Ozomatli
We are honoured to be working exclusively in Europe with four times Grammy Nominated Freddy Cole. With his warm, velvety sound, singer and pianist Freddy Cole has earned a reputation as an urbane performer whose music is the epitome of straight-ahead jazz and R&B. Initially breaking through with his 1953 hit “Whispering Grass,” Cole drew … Continue reading Freddy Cole
Buena Vista Social Club™ Diva celebrates her music and life with a very special worldwide tour which will include some exceptional invited guests. The great Cuban diva and artistic ambassador of her country wants to celebrate with a grand fiesta which represents the impressive sweep of her award winning career – on every stop meeting … Continue reading Omara Portuondo
With over 40 albums, four-time Grammy® Award-winner Stanley Clarke has attained “living legend” status. Born in Philadelphia, Clarke has been a constant force of nature in American music since the early 1970s with the success of the jazz-fusion group Return To Forever. During his 45+ year career, he has collaborated with Quincy Jones, Stan Getz, Art … Continue reading Stanley Clarke
Snazzback is a Bristol-based collective, focused on creating collaborative compositions tied together through a constant stream of improvisation and an infectious looseness. They explore global music and styles such as bass music, free/jazz and hip-hop as part of their ever-expanding repertoire, infusing these elements into an electrifying set that blurs the lines between original composition, … Continue reading Snazzback
Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
The UK’s biggest folk band, The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, are back for their now legendary annual tour. “Truly the most joyous noise I have ever heard and re-affirming my faith in the potential of the human race.” Jon Bens The band’s touring line-up features a stage-challenging 50 members. Among them are 15 horns, four cellos, … Continue reading Conservatoire Folk Ensemble
LayFullstop is a female hip hop / soul artist from Manchester, by way of Birmingham. Now seen as one of Manchester’s own, Lay now sits comfortably alongside well-established acts like ‘Children Of Zeus’ and ‘The Mouse Outfit’. After the release of her mixtape ‘Colour Reaction’, LayFullstop also featured on the Children Of Zeus album ‘Travel … Continue reading LayFullStop
Bombino’s album “Deran” has been nominated for the Best World Music Album at the 61st Grammy Awards 2019. “The singer and guitarist Bombino emerges from the dunes of the Sahara with his desert folk dancing in the flames. Absolutely magical.”- Les Inrockuptibles (France) ” It wasn’t a guitar hero’s display of technique for self-glorification; it was … Continue reading Bombino
Time for T.
TIME FOR T began carving their unique sound in the musical centrifuge that is Brighton, southern England in 2013. However, Brighton was just the meeting point for a band comprised of many different nationalities and musical influences. Portuguese, English, Spanish and Swiss natives all come together within this group, a defining factor of why their … Continue reading Time for T.