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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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Sambossa's 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)
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)
São Gonça (Seu Jorge)
Tive Razão (Seu Jorge)
Banho De Folhas (Luedji Luna)
Chiclete Com Banana (Gilberto Gil)
Agua de Beber (A C Jobim)
Aguas de Março/Waters of March (Elis Regina)
Tic Tic Tac (Carrapicho)
Asa Branca (Luiz Gonzaga)
Aquele Abraco (Gilberto Gil)
Carolina (Seu Jorge)
Catavento (Milton Nascimento)
Serrado (Djavan)
Balanca Pema (Jorge Ben)
De Noite Na Cama (Erasmo Carlos)
Berimbau (Baden Powell)
Cravo E Canela (Milton Nascimento)
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)
Trem Das Onze (samba)
Morena Tropicana (Alceu Valenca)
Feira De Mangaio (Clara Nunes)
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)
Sampa (Caetano Veloso)
Desafinado (A C Jobim)
Eu Sei Que Vou Te Amar (A C Jobim)
Cara Valente (Maria Rita)
One Note Samba (A C Jobim)
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)
Insensatez (A C Jobim)
Tarde Em Itapoã (Toquinho)
Olhos Coloridos (Sandra de Sa)
Avião (Djavan)
Brasil Pandeiro (Novos Baianos)
Maria Maria (Milton Nascimento)
Paisagem Da Janela (Lo Borges)
Meus Tempos De Criança (samba)
Alegria Alegria (Caetano Veloso)
Rosa Morena (Dorival Caymmi)
Maçã no Rosto (Djavan)
Isso Aqui, O Que É? (samba)
Vou Festejar (Beth Carvalho)
Ainda Lembro (Marisa Monte)
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
La Camisa Negra (Juanes)
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Bamboleo (Gipsy Kings)
Besa me mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
Danza Kuduro (Lucenzo)
Corazon Espinado (Santana/Mana)
Guantanamera (Celia Cruz)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Sway (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)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Happy Birthday (Stevie Wonder)
Close To You (Maxi Preist)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
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)
Heard It Through The Grapevine (Marvin Gaye)
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)
Killing me softly (Lauryn Hill)
The Look Of Love (Dionne Warwick)
Just The Two Of Us (Bill Withers)
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)
It's Too Late (Carole King)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
Put your records on (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Skyfall (Adele)
Shallow (Lady Gaga)
Michelle (Beatles)
You’ve got a friend (Carole King)
Your Song (Elton John)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)
Close To You (Carpenters)
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)
Fly Me To The Moon (Frank Sinatra)
The Shadow Of Your Smile (Tony Bennett)
The More I See You (Michael Buble)
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.

Sambossa's Prices

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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Sambossa's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Duvall O
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

As fans of Brazilian music we were excited from the moment we booked Sambossa to play at our wedding and they did not disappoint! They sounded amazing, playing a more subdued bossa nova set for our drinks reception and later a more upbeat set for the evening reception. They brought a sense of sophistication to our wedding, the guests were impressed and enjoyed dancing to them. My only regret was not having them play for longer! Would highly recommend.

Claire C
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

They flew up from London to play our wedding in Scotland and everyone commented on how amazing they were… a brilliantly talented band! Wish we had them playing for longer, they are excellent!!

Emma S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Sambossa were fantastic & truly made my party! They sounded amazing. So many of my guests said how impressed they were with the music and the singer's beautiful voice. The band's sets made for a wonderful and memorable evening full of dancing. The band clearly enjoy performing too! Thank you Sambossa xx

Beau W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Sambossa played at our wedding and were sensational! Everyone who attended said they were amazing, unique, and very cool. Sambossa made a real impact to our wedding and brought that touch of uniqueness to the day which everyone will remember. Sambossa played 3 sets starting with more acoustic vibe bossa nova before heading into full band sets where they played a mix of classic bossa nova and pop culture songs infused with their touch of magic. Paul, the band lead, then closed with a DJ set which was great! The lead singer, Carolina, is also incredible and hit the notes all night long! The whole band is very friendly and easy to get on with - you can see they are passionate and love to have a good time with everyone at the party! I would highly recommend them to anyone and will be sure to go watch them again in London where they play at a chic restaurant in the west end. Thank you so much Sambossa - you were truly incredible!

Reply from Sambossa
1 year ago

Thanks Beau, it was a pleasure, spectacular venue & a great crowd.

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From other customers:

Cris M
5 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
5 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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