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A unique Brazilian music quartet that presents all the sounds & rhythms of Brazil in a small band format.

London based Brazilian band, with samba and bossa nova rhythms. Sambossa are a unique UK based Brazilian music quartet that presents all the sounds & rhythms of Brazil in a small band format. Compact but very powerful, with music ranging from sultry bossa nova & grooving afro-funk to blistering samba, they have the ability to delight both the listener and the dancer. Their repertoire can include original songs, all 4 members of the band being acomplished composers. Authentic versions of the most well known Brazilian & Latin classics. Soul & pop classics inventively re-invented in Brazilian rhythms. Featuring: Carolina Lelis from Sao Paulo on vocals, whose amazingly beautiful voice, captivating energy & sensational stage presence brings a new dimension to the band. Marcelo Andrade from Rio de Janeiro. Hugely talented, multi instrumentalist playing beautiful & colourful lines on saxophones, violin, melodica and flute. Paul Rumbol from London. Band leader and guitarist. Paul has immersed himself in World & Brazilian culture from an early age and has been collaborating with the most talented Brazilian performers for more than 25 years. He also plays the cavaquinho (small Brazilian guitar) & sings. Paul utilises guitar synthesiser to bring a full sound to this small line up and enables them to present a complete sound without using any backing tracks. Xavier Osmir from Sao Paulo. Driving, grooving percussion and vocals. Very experienced as a percussionist, singer & bandleader in his own right.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
World music, Bossa nova, Samba, Reggae, Latin, Brazilian music
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema)
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)
Pais Tropical (Jorge Ben)
Sina (Djavan)
Madalena (Ivan Lins)
Brazilian Love Affair (George Duke)
Come With Me (Tania Maria)
Nao Me Deixa So (Vanessa Da Mata)
Tive Razao (Seu Jorge)
Agua de beber (Drinking water)
Aguas de Março (Waters of march)
Chega de Saudade (No more Blues)
Corcovado (Quiet nights)
Ela é carioca
Esse Seu Olhar
Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Sa Marina
Samba de verão (So nice)
Só danço samba (Jazz and samba)
Estate (Joao Gilberto)
Eu So Quero Um Xodo
Trem Das Onze
Cravo E Canela
Morena Tropicana
Feira De Mangaio
Coisinha Do Pai
Maimbe Danda
Ole Ole
Porto Seguro
Xote Das Meninas
Xote Do Milagre
Batucada Surgiu (The Beat)
Chica Chica Boom
A Namorada
Chovendo Na Roseira
Bem Que Se Quis
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar
Boa Noite
Cara valente
One Note samba
Flor De Lis
Brigas Nunca Mais
She's A Carioca
So Tinha De Ser Com Voce
A Ra
A Felicidade
Eu So Quero Um Xodo
Meia Lua Inteira
Saudosa Maloca
Trem Das Onze
Tiro No Alvaro
Sem Compromisso
Casa Forte
Beijo Partido
Cravo E Canela
Vamos Fugir
Nao Me Deixa So
Samba De Aviao
Mania De Voce
Tarde Em Itapoa
Olhos Coloridos
O Morro Nao Tem Vez
Ainda lembro
Tem Que Ser Voce
Ondas do Mar
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
La Camisa Negra - Juanes
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Smooth (Santana)
Bamboleo (Gypsy Kings)
Besa me mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
Danza Kuduro
Corazon Espinado (Mana)
Guantanamera (Celia Cruz)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Hot Hot Hot (Arrow)
Quando Quando Quando (Michael Buble)
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)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Aint No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Crazy in Love (Beyonce)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Hips Don't Lie (Shakira)
Aint Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Aint No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye)
Dancing queen (Abba)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I say a little prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Just the two of us (Grover Washington)
My cherie amour (Stevie Wonder)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
You Are The Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Shotgun - George Ezra
Come Together (Beatles)
I'm Yours - (Jason Mraz)
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Light My Fire (Doors)
I Can See Clearly Now (Jimmy Cliff)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
You Gotta Be (Des'ree)
Twist & Shout (Beatles)
One Love (Bob Marley)
All About the Bass (Meghan Trainor)
My Cherie Amor (Stevie Wonder)
Sun Is Shining (Bob Marley)
Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Do It Again (Steely Dan)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Hotel California (Eagles)
Rock with you (Michael Jackson)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Sax/Flute, Drums. We can also do other options including an instrumental duo or trio (no vocals) or a duo or trio with vocals.

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, we provide this for an additional £200.

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?

No sadly this is not something we can offer.

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 but we only bring the lighting set up on request.

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?

We never fail to get the party started.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have played in so many different types of venues from private houses to airports, football stadiums to pubs

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are influenced by a wide range of great Brazilian artists like Ivete Sangalo, Daniela Mercury, toTom Jobim & Joao Gilberto.

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

We have been chosen for many high profile events to perform for people like the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Versace etc.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£850
Up to 2 hours£970
Up to 3 hours£1100
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Drinks reception4 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner4 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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Cris M, 2 years ago

Sambossa played at my birthday party & they were marvellous. They had the crowd dancing all night, look amazing & have a superb & full sound for a quartet. I look forward to next opportunity to book them. Cris Medeiros 10 03 18

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Daniela Q, 2 years ago

What a pleasure it was to work to you! I would like to say thank you very much for all your support on my event! The band were fantastic, extremely professional, and super beautiful and nice! The band were completely in line with the music, therefore having a very successful show. The crowd could not have enough of their energy! It really was an absolute pleasure to watch your performance! I am looking forward to our next event!

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