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

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World music, Bossa nova, Samba, Reggae, Latin, Brazilian music
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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 (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)
Esse Seu Olhar(João Gilberto)
Insensatez/How Insensitive (A C Jobim)
Madalena (Ivan Lins)
Sã Marina (Ivete Sangalo)
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)
Ponteio (Edu Lobo)
Morena Tropicana (Alceu Valenca)
Feira De Mangaio (Clara Nunes)
Vida (Gilberto Gil)
Coisinha Do Pai (Jorge Aragao)
Porto Seguro (Elba Ramalho)
O Morro Não Tem Vez (A C Jobim)
Xote Das Meninas (Luiz Gonzaga)
Xote Dos Milagres (Falamansa)
Batucada Surgiu (Marcos Valle)
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)
Casa Forte (Edu Lobo)
Beijo Partido (Toninho Horta)
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)
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
La Camisa Negra (Juanes)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Smooth (Santana)
Maria Maria (Santana)
Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings)
Besa me mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
Danza Kuduro (Lucenzo)
Corazon Espinado (Santana/Mana)
Guantanamera (Celia Cruz)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Hot Hot Hot (Arrow)
Sway (Michael Buble)
Quando Quando Quando (Michael Buble)
Perfidia (Xavier Cugat)
If I Aint Got You (Alicia Keys)
Underdog (Alicia Keys)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
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)
Crazy in Love (Beyonce)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Close To You (Maxi Preist)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Hips Don't Lie (Shakira)
Aint Nobody (Chaka Khan)
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)
Natural woman (Aretha Franklin)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
You Are The Sunshine of My Life (Stevie Wonder)
Your Love Is King (Sade)
YMCA (Village People)
My Girl (The Temptations)
Rock with you (Michael Jackson)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
You Gotta Be (Des'ree)
Respect (Aretha Franklin)
I Feel Good (James Brown)
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)
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)
Zoe Jane (Staind)
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)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
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)
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)
Smile (Charlie Chaplin)
This Masquerade (George Benson)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Tony Bennett)
The More I See You (Michael Buble)
Original compostions
Tem Que Ser Você
Ondas do Mar
Circle Of Love
Sunny Samba
Lamento do Rio Xingu
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£1000
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1500
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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4.9 out of 5
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From Encore customers:

Bruna A
3 days ago
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4.5 out of 5

Sambossa was a really good wedding band and everyone enjoyed their time!

Carolina A
24 days ago
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5 out of 5

Sambossa was the highlight of my wedding. They were even more amazing than I expected. All our guests were commenting about them. I’m so so so happy I chose them. Thank you so so much Carolina and Paul for making our day even more special. Xxx Carolina and Edward

Reply from Sambossa
24 days ago

It was a delight to play for Carolina & Edward's wedding & at such a beautiful location in Peckforton castle.

Luiz S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sambossa was a HUGE hit at our wedding! Everyone loved them! They are talented musicians who know how to get the party started! Thank you!!

Michael K
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Sambossa were brilliant! I booked them for my wedding and they were fantastic! Highly, highly recommend!

From other customers:

Cris M
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in Harrow Rd
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5 out of 5

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

Daniela Q
4 years ago, for a Concert in Bournemouth
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5 out of 5

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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