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Alvorada - The Artful Dodger
Alvorada - First Light
Award-winning Brazilian Instrumental Band!
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Public liability insurance of £10 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Doce de coco
Receita de samba
Choro pro Waldir
O bom filho pra casa torna
Dead Sea Samba
Barracao de zinco
Chega de saudade
Garota da Ipanema
Feira de mangaio
And many more!
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes. Depending on budget we can go out in different forms. We could have a duo of either flute or clarinet and guitar, or a trio with percussion, or a quartet.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We always try to be our best to be flexible, so do get in contact before the event and let us know.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
We would be happy to create a bespoke playlist on a device, yes.
How much time do you need to set up?
We usually set up about 1 - 1.5 hours before the performance time.
Can you roam around while you perform?
We can roam around. However, this would mean that we would play acoustically.
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
We have a vast repertoire of Brazilian music, principally from the Choro genre. If there is a choro that you would like to hear, do let us know and we can play it. If you would like to hear us play Brazilian jazz, Bossa Nova, Samba or Forró, let us know and we will be happy to include it in our set list.
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
No, we don't provide a PA or lighting. We can bring our own microphones and amp if needed. If you don't have a PA set up, we can perform semi-acoustically, with guitar, cavaquinho and percussion running through our amp and flute and clarinet unamplified.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
You can certainly request songs! We have done special arrangements of music for weddings and private parties from different genres, including jazz and Latin. We charge £30 for this service to take into account arrangement / rehearsal times.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Clients love our lively and engaging performances, the interaction between musicians on stage and the danceable nature of choro music!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Many London venues including Pizza Express Jazz Club, the Harrison, Woodburner, Rich Mix, the Vortex, Flipside festival, Henley festival, Paris International Choro Festival.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Classic choro composers such as Jacob do Bandolim and Pixinguinha, and modern Brazilian ensembles such as Agua de Moringa.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
We sold out Pizza Express Jazz club in London.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£950|
|Up to 2 hours||£1200|
|Up to 3 hours||£1400|
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