Denton, Texas-based quintet Brave Combo has perfected a world music mix that includes salsa, polka, merengue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, zydeco, classical, cha-cha, the blues, and more. They are America’s premier dance band and inventors of ‘nuclear’ polka (bandleader Carl Finch was inducted in the International Polka Association Hall of Fame in 2016), prompting one reviewer to proclaim, ‘Even if you come for the party, you’ll leave with something of a musical education.’ Around the world at venues of all sizes, Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and garnered many honors, including two GRAMMY Awards and six GRAMMY nominations. Brave Combo’s repertoire of hundreds of songs (the band has released over 40 albums) in styles from polka to pop allows for a performance that can flex to be compatible with a family-friendly audience or with the stages of the biggest festivals and rock clubs in the world. Featured are group and organized dances that get the crowds up on their feet. In addition, more than twenty of Brave Combo’s original compositions have been scored for a full symphony orchestra. Photo by Jane Beaver.

Additional information



Contact name

Carl Finch

Contact address

PO Box 233 Denton TX 76202

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Public performance

$2000 – $8000

School performance

$2000 – $4000

Workshop fees

$600 – $3000

Travel per diem lodging

$400 – $700




Special audiences

Festivals, Libraries, People with disabilities, Schools, Seniors

School audiences

High, Middle

Venue size

Larger, Medium, Smaller, Unplugged, Very Large

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