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Brazilian Sway

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Brazilian Sway re-imagine much loved pop & soul classics in Brazilian Grooves.
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Brazilian Sway are a pop covers duo with a difference. An Anglo Brazilian pairing originally featured Helena Martins from the Samba Stones. Brazilian Sway are back with a new world class singer Carolina Lelis. This compact duo with a big sound re-imagine much loved pop & soul classics in Brazilian Grooves. Taking the successful idea of playing well known songs & re-arranging them with Brazilian rhythms, they decided to broaden the idea to pop music in general but make it a more intimate duo setting. British born Paul has been working with Brazilian music culture for over 30 years & is a guitarist, band leader, arranger & producer for various larger projects.. Carolina has been a finalist in the Brazilian version of the tv show The Voice, has worked on major projects in her native Brazil & also is a superb composer with her own solo project. She is also completely bi-lingual allowing to sing flawlessly in both English & Portuguese without an accent. They combine perfectly in this unique duo and Paul's original guitar synth sound allows them to achieve an amazingly rich & big sound previously unheard of in a guitar & voice setting. Their repertoire covers pop, rock, r&b and soul music classics from the 60's to the present day.

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Brazilian Sway's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Franco G
10 days ago
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5 out of 5

They are amazing. I would definitely recommend them.

Mick K
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

great people and fabulous music

Emily B
8 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Brazilian Sway were fantastic! Incredible singer, exactly what we wanted for our dinner. Thank you so much

Grace S
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Brazilian sway, were fantastic, traveling down to Cornwall for our wedding , all of our guests loved the sound and the performance made our day . Amazing and thank you so much

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From other customers:

Emily A
4 years ago, for a Wedding in COMO Metropolitan
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5 out of 5

The songs were perfect and everyone really enjoyed it, you guys sounded great. Thanks so much!

Simon E
5 years ago, for a Birthday party in London E20 1FS
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5 out of 5

Paul & Helena were fantastic performers for our birthday party! Thanks guys for making the night so special with your unique act.

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Brazilian Sway's Song list

If It Aint You (Alicia Keys)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
I Can See Clearly Now (Jimmy Cliff)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Stevie Wonder)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
One Love (Bob Marley)
Underdog (Alicia Keys)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Ain't No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
I Just Called To Say (Stevie Wonder)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Fantasy (Earth Wind & Fire)
Boogie Wonderland (Earth Wind & Fire)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Close To You (Maxi Priest)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye)
Can’t take my eyes (Gloria Gaynor)
I Say A Little Prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Just The Two Of Us (Grover Washington)
You Are The Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
YMCA (Village People)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
You Gotta Be (Des'ree)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
My Cherie Amor (Stevie Wonder)
By Your Side (Sade)
Killing me softly (Lauryn Hill)
The Look Of Love (Dionne Warwick)
Happy (Pharrell Williams)
Shotgun (George Ezra)
All About the Bass (Meghan Trainor)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Come Together (Beatles)
Put your records on (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Light My Fire (Doors)
Simply The Best (Tina Turner)
Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Twist & Shout (Beatles)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
Michelle (Beatles)
Rome wasn't built in a day (Morcheeba)
Can't take my eyes off you (Frankie Valli)
English Rose (The Jam)
Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)
Under The Sea (Disney)
Always (Bon Jovi) *
Just Like Heaven (The Cure) *
I want it that way (Backstreet Boys) *
It's the end of the world as we know It (REM) *
I don't want to miss a thing (Aerosmith) *
Hymn Of The Big Wheel (Massive Attack) *
Can't smile without you (Barry Manilow) *
One Day Like This (Elbow) *
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak) *
New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel) *
All of me (John Legend) *
Skyfall (Adele) *
Take My Breath Away (Berlin) *
Shallow (Lady Gaga) *
Always Remember Us This way (Lady Gaga)*
Blue Carolina (Alkaline Trio) *
Your Song (Elton John) *
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons) *
Far Away (Nickelback) *
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
La Camisa Negra (Juanes)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings)
Besa me mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
Guantanamera (Celia Cruz)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Sway (Michael Buble)
Perfidia (Xavier Cugat) *
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Wizard Of Oz)
L.O.V.E (Nat King Cole)
Hit The Road Jack (Ray Charles)
Sunny (Bobby Hebb)
Don’t know why (Norah Jones)
Summertime (Sarah Vaughan)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
Sinnerman (Nina Simone)
Dream A Little Dream (Ella Fitzgerald)
My Favorite Things (John Coltrane)
Night and day (Cole Porter)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaff)
Three Cool Cats (Coasters/Beatles/Ry Cooder) *
Cry me a river (Julie London) *
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Tony Bennett)
The More I See You (Michael Buble) *
Garota de Ipanema/Girl from Ipanema (A C Jobim)
Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes)
Não Deixe O Samba Morrer (Alcione)
Toda Menina Baiana (Gilberto Gil)
Palco (Gilberto Gil)
Aquarela Do Brasil (Gal Costa)
Boa Sorte (Vanessa Da Mata/Ben Harper)
Morena Tropicana (Alceu Valença)
Esperando Na Janela (Gilberto Gil)
Anunciação (Alceu Valença)
Xote Dos Milagres (Falamansa)
Xote Das Meninas (Luiz Gonzaga)
Asa Branca (Luis Gonzaga)
Feira De Mangaio (Clara Nunes)
Não Me Deixa Só (Vanessa Da Mata)
Tive Razão (Seu Jorge)
A Rã (João Donato)
Sina (Djavan)
Serrado (Djavan)
Flor De Lis (Djavan)
Avião (Djavan)
Maça No Rosto (Djavan)
Farinha (Djavan)
Madalena (Ivan Lins)
País Tropical (Jorge Ben)
O Que É, O Que É (Gonzaguinha)
Trem Das Onze (samba)
Samba de Verão/So nice (Marcos Valle)
Só Danço Samba (A C Jobim)
Triste (Elis Regina)
Maria Maria (Milton Nascimento)
Come With Me (Tania Maria)
Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi)
Vou Deitar E Rolar (Elis Regina)
Ê Baiana (Clara Nunes)
One Note Samba (A C Jobim)
Berimbau (Baden Powell)
Andar Com Fé (Gilberto Gil)
Haja Amor (Luis Caldas)
Ainda Lembro (Marisa Monte)
Na Estrada (Marisa Monte)
Bem Que Se Quis (Marisa Monte)
Paisagem na Janela (Lo Borges)
Sem Compromisso (Chico Buarque)
Isso Aqui Ioio (samba)
Vamos Fugir (Gilberto Gil)
Agua de Beber (A C Jobim)
Olhos Coloridos (Sandra de Sá)
De Noite Na Cama (Caetano Veloso)
Samba De Janeiro (Bellini)
Samba De Avião (A C Jobim)
Construção/Deus Lhe Pague (Chico Buarque)
O Morro Não Tem Vez (A C Jobim)
Wave (A C Jobim)
Desafinado (A C Jobim)
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (A C Jobim)
Só Tinha De Ser Com Você (A C Jobim)
Corcovado/Quiet Nights (A C Jobim)
Chega de Saudade/No More Blues (A C Jobim)
Azul (Djavan)
Ela é Carioca (A C Jobim)
Insensatez/How Insensitive (A C Jobim)
A Felicidade (A C Jobim)
Águas de Março/Waters of March (Elis Regina)
Coisinha Do Pai (Jorge Aragão)
Meia Lua Inteira (Caetano Veloso)
Saudosa Maloca (samba)
Tiro Ao Álvaro (samba)
Insensatez (A C Jobim)
Tarde Em Itapoã (Toquinho)
Alegria Alegria (Caetano Veloso) *
NB. Songs marked with an asterisk are ones we have played before but are not usually in our repertoire.

Brazilian Sway's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£440
Up to 2 hours£550
Up to 3 hours£630
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner2 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Principly we are a duo but we are also members of a larger band & can add Bass, Drums, Percussion, Sax or Keyboards.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £150.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time but our actual set time is very quick (20 mins). As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

No, unfortunately not.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The amazingly beautiful voice of our world class singer Carolina & the incredibly big & original guitar sound from Paul.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A wide variety of Functions, Parties, Clubs & Pubs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Nora Jones, Beatles.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Hilton, Wembley
Pop, Acoustic, Funk rock, R&B, Soul, Covers, Motown, Vintage, Ambient pop, Rock, Classic rock, World music, Samba, Reggae, Latin, Bossa nova
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Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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