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About Brazilian Sway

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.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
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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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Event types:
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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Song list

Underdog (Alicia Keys)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
Valerie (Amy Winehouse)
Let's Stay Together (Al Green)
Isn't She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Don't You Worry Bout A Thing (Stevie Wonder)
Stand By Me (Ben E King)
Fantasy (Earth Wind & Fire)
Lovely Day (Bill Withers)
Aint No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Boogie Wonderland (Earth Wind & Fire)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Waka Waka (Shakira)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Close To You (Maxi Preist)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Hips Don't Lie (Shakira)
Aint 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)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
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)
I'm Yours (Jason Mraz)
I Can See Clearly Now (Jimmy Cliff)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
One Love (Bob Marley)
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)
Simply The Best (Tina Turner)
Can't Get You Out Of My Head (Kylie Minogue)
Just Like Heaven (The Cure)
I want it that way (Backstreet Boys)
Come Together (Beatles)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Light My Fire (Doors)
Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Don't Stop (Fleetwood Mac)
Always (Bon Jovi)
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)
Far Away (Nickelback)
Twist & Shout (Beatles)
Rebel Rebel (David Bowie)
English Rose (The Jam)
Can't smile without you (Barry Manilow)
Rome wasn't built in a day (Morcheeba)
Can't take my eyes off you (Frankie Valli)
All About the Bass (Meghan Trainor)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Wicked Game (Chris Isaak)
New York State Of Mind (Billy Joel)
Do It Again (Steely Dan)
Light My Fire (Doors)
Under The Sea (Disney) )
It's Too Late (Carole King)
Here comes the sun (Beatles)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Lately (Stevie Wonder)
Let it Be (Beatles)
All of me (John Legend)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell)
Put your records on (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Skyfall (Adele)
Take My Breath Away (Berlin)
Shallow (Lady Gaga)
Always Remember Us This way (Lady Gaga)
Michelle (Beatles)
Blue Carolina (Alkaline Trio)
You’ve got a friend (Carole King)
Your Song (Elton John)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Close To You (Carpenters)
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
La Camisa Negra (Juanes)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Maria Maria (Santana)
Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings)
Besa me mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
Corazon Espinado (Santana/Mana)
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)
Three Cool Cats (Coasters/Beatles/Ry Cooder)
Fever (Peggy Lee)
Sinnerman (Nina Simone)
Dream A Little Dream (Ella Fitzgerald)
My Favorite Things (John Coltrane)
Night and day (Cole Porter)
Over the rainbow (Judy Garland)
Shoot the Moon (Norah Jones)
Cry me a river (Julie London)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Tony Bennett)
The More I See You (Michael Buble)
La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaff)
Garota de Ipanema/Girl from Ipanema (A C Jobim)
Mas Que Nada (Sergio Mendes)
Samba De Janeiro (Bellini)
Toda Menina Baiana (Gilberto Gil)
Samba De Flora (Airto)
Palco (Gilberto Gil)
Aquarela Do Brasil (Gal Costa)
Come With Me (Tania Maria)
Pais Tropical (Jorge Ben)
Sina (Djavan)
Madalena (Ivan Lins)
Não Me Deixa Só (Vanessa Da Mata)
Tive Razão (Seu Jorge)
Agua de Beber (A C Jobim)
Aguas de Março/Waters of March (Elis Regina)
Chega de Saudade/No More Blues (A C Jobim)
Corcovado/Quiet Nights (A C Jobim)
Ela é Carioca (A C Jobim)
Insensatez/How Insensitive (A C Jobim)
Madalena (Ivan Lins)
Samba de Verão/So nice (Marcos Valle)
Só Danço Samba (A C Jobim)
Wave (A C Jobim)
Triste (Elis Regina)
Eu Só Quero Um Xodó (Gilberto Gil)
Trem Das Onze (samba)
Morena Tropicana (Alceu Valenca)
Vida (Gilberto Gil)
Coisinha Do Pai (Jorge Aragao)
O Morro Não Tem Vez (A C Jobim)
Xote Das Meninas (Luiz Gonzaga)
Xote Dos Milagres (Falamansa)
Chica Chica Boom (Ivete Sangalo)
A Namorada (Carlinhos Brown)
Chovendo Na Roseira (Elis Regina)
Sampa (Caetano Veloso)
Bem Que Se Quis (Marisa Monte)
Desafinado (A C Jobim)
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (A C Jobim)
Boa Noite (Djavan)
Cara Valente Maria Rita)
One Note Samba (A C Jobim)
Ê Menina (João Donato)
Flor De Lis (Djavan)
Brigas Nunca Mais (A C Jobim)
Azul (Djavan)
Só Tinha De Ser Com Você (A C Jobim)
A Rã (João Donato)
A Felicidade (A C Jobim)
Meia Lua Inteira (Caetano Veloso)
Saudosa Maloca (samba)
Tiro No Alvaro (samba)
Sem Compromisso (Chico Buarque)
Vamos Fugir (Gilberto Gil)
Samba De Avião (A C Jobim)
Mania De Você (Rita Lee)
Insensatez (A C Jobim)
Tarde Em Itapoã (Toquinho)
Olhos Coloridos (Sandra de Sa)
Avião (Djavan)
Ainda Lembro (Marisa Monte)
Maria Maria (Milton Nascimento)
Paisagem Da Janela (Lo Borges)
Te Desejo Vida (Flávia Wenceslau)
Trem Bala (Ana Vilela)
Ficou Assim Sem Você (Adriana Calcanhotto)
Como é Grande o Meu Amor por Você (Roberto Carlos)
Detalhes (Roberto Carlos)
Meus Tempos De Criança (samba)
Alegria Alegria (Caetano Veloso)
Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi)
Dindi (A C Jobim)
Pai (Fabio Jr.)
Anna Julia (Los Hermanos)
Original compositions
Tem Que Ser Você
Ondas do Mar
Circle Of Love
Sunny Samba
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


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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Emily A, 1 year ago

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

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Simon E, 2 years ago

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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