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Very experienced British born & London based Guitarist & Singer playing Brazilian/Latin/pop/soul/jazz & other styles.
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British born & London based Guitarist & Singer, Paul plays a very distinctive guitar called a "Frameworks Classic Nylon". This is what is known as a synth access instrument & can be used together with a guitar synthesizer. Using his unique technique Paul can then use this instrument to blend 3 sounds into 1, creating an original & very big sound for a solo performer. Paul is also renowned for playing the small Brazilian ukelele like instrument the "Cavaquinho" (extensively used in Brazilian music, notably samba). For more than 25 years the band leader of top Brazilian/Latin World Music & Dance group "Viramundo", he also works with a number of other bands & artists in the Brazilian/Latin/World music fields. He started his musical career playing in pop, soul, reggae & jazz bands before turning his attention to Brazilian music in 1989. His solo performances draw from his own repertoire showcased in the 2012 CD release of "Reflections", Brazilian & Latin classics & his own interpretations of classic soul, funk, reggae, pop & jazz hits. Paul sings in 3 idioms, English, Portuguese & Spanish (& speaks fluently in 2 of them) He also finds time to give lessons on both guitar & cavaquinho.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Pop, Rock, World music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Samba, Latin, Reggae, Latin jazz, Vintage, Covers, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, Originals, Afrobeat, Classic rock, Pop rock, Soul, Funk, Acoustic, Tribute
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Producer, Instrumental teaching, Songwriter, Live looping
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Song list

1. Shotgun (F) pop
2. This Girl (A) soul
3 .Oye Como Va (Am) cha cha
4. Billy Jean (F#m) pop
5. Aint No Sunshine (Am) samba
6. Thinking Out Loud (A) pop
7. My Girl (G) soul
8. Brown Eyed Girl (G) pop
9. Waiting In Vain (E) reggae
10. Stand By Me (F) pop
11. The Joker (E) pop
12. Valerie (B) sambinha
13. Light My Fire (Am) rock
14. Riders On Te Storm (Em) rock
15. Samba Pa Ti (C ) latin
16. No Woman No Cry (G) reggae
17. Aquarela do Brasil (G) samba
18. Mas que nada (Am) samba rock
19. Just The Two Of Us (Dm) soul
20. Guantanamera (E) guajira
21. I Shot The Sheriff (Dm) reggae
22. Garota De Ipanema (F) bossa nova
23. Happy (F) pop
24. Pink Panther Theme
25. James bond Them
26. Mission Impossible Theme
27. Game Of Thrones theme
28. Misirlou
29. Apache
30 .Careless Whisper
31. Sultans Of Swing (Dm) pop
32. Stuck In The Middle (C) pop
33. La Bamba (Eb) latin
34. Wild World (C) pop
35. Baker St. (D) pop
36. Feeling Hot Hot Hot (D) Soca
37. Breezin’ (D) jazz
38. Red Red Wine (Bb) reggae
39. Tainted Love (C ) pop
40. Toda Menina Baiana (Em) Brazilian
41. Bilongo (Em) Salsa
42. El Carretero (Em) Salsa
43. Lovely Day (E ) pop
44. Bamboleo (Dm) latin
45. El Manicero (F) salsa
46. One Love (G) reggae


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Anne H, 2 years ago

We had the most fabulous evening with Paul setting the brilliant atmosphere from the start. The right tempo and creating the perfect ambiance. I cannot recommend him highly enough. Bravo Paul and Thank You!!

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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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Alex B, 2 years ago

Even better than we had hoped for our wedding drinks reception. Brazilian Sway played our favourite songs in their unique Brazilian way. Friendly & superbly professional, highly recommended.

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