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Samba Stones

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A dynamic and high energy reinterpretation of the work of the Rolling Stones, seen through the lens of Brazilian drumming and popular music.
70s tribute band
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“Samba Stones” : a dynamic and high energy reinterpretation of the work of the Rolling Stones with all the classic songs, seen through the lens of Brazilian drumming and popular music. Based around a core of carnival drummers and the nucleus of Europe's top Brazilian stage band "Viramundo", Samba Stones present carnival vibes, roots energy and full on samba rock grooves retelling the incredible lyrics, song writing and attitude of the one and only Rolling Stones. The songs of the Rolling Stones have been analysed, broken down and reconstructed according to Brazilian popular music, roots culture and traditional carnival vibes. Musical director Paul Rumbol, uniquely qualified for his task, has created an unparalleled lyrical and hip shaking reworking that will move everyone, within and without. Artistic director Sam Alexander (leader of many top Brazilian percussion groups) has harnessed the movement and energy of the drummers to frame these classic licks and hooks; the stunning voice and presence of Helena Martins, a Brazilian diva with a fabulous voice and perfect English, gives fresh attitude to the greatest Stones hits of all time; this is a skilled, diverse and creative group of performers that also includes multi talented UK born singer/percussionist Brian Taylor & Brazilian born percussionist & singer Xavier Osmir. Samba Stones are a pleasure to watch, to listen to and, of course, to dance and sing along with.

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Classic rock, Rock, Brazilian music, Samba, Reggae, World music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Cuban music
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Samba Stones' Song list

Start Me Up
Not Fade Away
Lets Spend The Night Together
Doo Doo Doo (Heartbreaker)
Beast Of Burden
Gimme Shelter
You Cant Always Get What You Want
Time Waits For No One
Street Fighting Man
Brown Sugar
Jumpin Jack Flash
It’s Only Rock & Roll But I Like It
Paint it Black
The Last Time
Get Off My Cloud
Miss You
Wild Horses
Sympathy For The Devil
Tumbling Dice
Under My Thumb
Honky Tonk Women
Satisfaction (I Can't Get No)
19th Nervous Breakdown
She's A Rainbow
It's All Over Now
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

yes we can go down to 6 piece minimum

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 £100.”

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. 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?


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 usually 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. But of course it has to be Rolling Stones.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Energy, rhythm & great singers & musicians.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Festivals & large clubs.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Rolling Stones

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

Kendall Calling

Samba Stones' Prices

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

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Up to 1 hour£1900
Up to 2 hours£1900
Up to 3 hours£2300
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Samba Stones' Reviews

From customers:

Marcelo A
5 years ago, for a Concert in Isle of Wight
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5 out of 5

I saw Samba Stones play first time back in April at Wylam Brewery in Newcastle. I was so impressed with their energetic and high skilled performance of my favorite Rolling Stones songs in a super attractive Samba style that I took my whole family to catch their performance at the Rhythm Tree Festival in July, and they were absolutely incredible."

Laura R
5 years ago, for a Concert in Isle of Wight
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5 out of 5

I was impressed with their energy and talent on stage. They were one of the best bands of the festival in Isle of Wight. I enjoyed it a lot!

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