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Summer Samba

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Latin jazz band
Brighton
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Super fun, beautifully mellow, authentic bossa nova and swing jazz trio.

Super fun, beautifully mellow, authentic bossa nova and swing jazz - this trio has been going down a treat at summer parties and weddings. The trio’s instrumentation is a little more unique with Tim on trombone and Matt on 7 string guitar. The trombone is a really versatile instrument, perfect for swinging like crazy, full of beauty one song, full of humour making you giggle the next. Matt plays a 7 string guitar, which has an extra bass string giving a lovely full rich sound. Ela on vocals and percussion takes inspiration from the greats such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker, and Brazilian velvet voiced singers such as Joao Gilberto and Elis Regina.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Easy listening, Noise music, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music
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Event types:
Birthday party, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Example set one –
Tea For Two
Fly Me To The Moon
Girl From Ipanema
Let There Be Love
What A Wonderful World
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps
One Note Samba
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
All Of Me
Example set two –
Bring Me Sunshine
My Favourite Things
Night And Day
Come Fly With Me
Mas Que Nada
Summertime
What Is This Thing Called Love
When I Fall In Love
Sway
My Baby Just Cares For Me
Swing
– After You’ve Gone
– Ain’t Misbehavin’
– Alfie’s Theme
– Alice In Wonderland
– All Of Me
– All Of You
– All Or Nothing At All
– All The Things You Are
– Alone Together
– And The Angels Sing
– April In Paris
– Autumn Leaves
– Back In Your Own Back Yard
– Be Careful It’s My Heart
– Bewitched
– Beyond The Sea
– Blue Moon
– Bring Me Sunshine
– Cheek To Cheek
– Close Your Eyes
– Come Fly With Me
– Dedicated To You
– Do It The Hard Way
– Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me
– Don’t Blame Me
– Dream A Little Dream Of Me
– East Of The Sun
– Embraceable You
– Exactly Like You
– Five Foot Two
– Fly Me To The Moon
– Foggy Day, A
– Garden In The Rain, A
– Gentle Rain, The
– Gone With The Wind
– How Little We Know
– I Can’t Get Started
– I Cover The Waterfront
– I Get A Kick Out Of You
– I Hear A Rhapsody
– I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart
– I Remember You
– I Wished On The Moon
– I’ll Remember April
– I’ll See You In My Dreams
– I’ll String Along With You
– I’m Beginning To See The Light
– I’m Confessin’ That I Love You
– I’m Old Fashioned
– I’ve Got You Under My Skin
– If I Had You
– It All Depends On You
– It Could Happen To You
– It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing
– It Had To Be You
– It’s Been A Long Long Time
– It’s Only a Paper Moon
– It’s You Or No One
– Just You, Just Me
– Lady Is A Tramp, The
– Let There Be Love
– Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off
– Let’s Fall In Love
– Let’s Get Lost
– Like Someone In Love
– Look For The Silver Lining
– Love For Sale
– Loverman
– Lullaby Of Birdland
– Lullaby Of The Leaves
– Man I Love, The
– Mr Sandman
– My Baby Just Cares For Me
– My Echo, My Shadow, And Me
– My Heart Stood Still
– My Ideal
– My Favourite Things
– Night And Day
– No Moon At All
– Oh, Lady Be Good
– On A Little Street In Singapore
– On Green Dolphin Street,
– On The Sunny Side Of The Street
– Our Love Is Here To Stay
– Robbin’s Nest
– Skylark
– Sleepin’ Bee, A
– Slow Boat To China
– Someone Like You
– Song Is You, The
– Starlit Hour
– Stella By Starlight
– Summertime
– Tea For Two
– That Old Feeling
– Them There Eyes
– There Will Never Be Another You
– Things We Did Last Summer, The
– Time After Time
– Under A Blanket Of Blue
– Walking Shoes
– What Is This Thing Called Love
– When You’re Smiling
– You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me
– You Do Something To Me
– You Took Advantage Of Me
– You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Ballad
– All My Tomorrows
– Angel Eyes
– As Time Goes By
– At Last
– Blue And Sentimental
– Body And Soul
– Come Rain Come Shine
– Cry Me A River
– Darn That Dream
– Day Dream
– Detour Ahead
– Easy Living
– Every Time We Say Goodbye
– Georgia On My Mind
– Good Morning Heartache
– Grey December
– How Deep Is The Ocean?
– How Long Has This Been Going On?
– Hushabye Mountain
– I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
– I Fall In Love Too Easily
– I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry
– I’ve Got A Crush On You
– I’ve Got The World On A String
– I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face
– If You Could See Me Now
– In a Sentimental Mood
– It Never Entered My Mind
– Lazy Mood
– Man I Love, The
– Misty
– My Ideal
– My Funny Valentine
– Nearness Of You, The
– Night We Called It A Day, The
– Prelude To A Kiss
– Russian Lullaby
– That old Black Magic Called Love
– That Ole Devil Called Love
– Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
– Someone To Watch Over Me
– Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most
– Star Dust
– Stars Fell On Alabama
– There’s No You
– Unforgettable
– Very Thought Of You, The
– We’ll Be Together Again
– What A Wonderful World
– When I Fall In Love
– When Sunny Gets Blue
– When You Wish Upon A Star
– Whispering Grass
– Wild Is The Wind
– You Don’t Know What Love Is
– You Forgot To Remember
– You Go To My Head
– You’re Looking At Me
Bossa/Latin
– Adeus
– Agua De Beber
– Amor No Samba
– Another Star
– Bim Bom
– Black Orpheus (Manha De Carnaval)
– Breakfast
– Caravan
– Charade
– Chove Chova
– Corcovado
– Dear Prudence
– Desafinado
– Desert Sky
– Dindi
– Dreamer (Vivo Sonhando)
– Estate
– Favela
– Felicidade, A
– Fool My Heart
– Frenesi
– From Russia With Love
– Girl From Ipanema, The
– How Insensitive
– I Concentrate On You
– If You Never Come To Me
– Laura
– Mas Que Nada
– Meditation
– Moon And Sand
– Nature Boy
– O Grande Amor
– Old Devil Moon
– Once I Loved
– One Note Samba
– Only Trust Your Heart
– Out Of This World
– Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
– Selfish Over You
– Shadow Of Your Smile, The
– So Nice (Summer Samba)
– Someone As Sweet As You
– Song For My Father
– Só Danço Samba
– Stories Of You
– Sway
– Triste
– Você E Eu
– Watch What Happens
– Wave
– You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Pop
– California Dreaming
– Dear Prudence
– It Must Be Love
– Michelle
– Moondance
– Moon River
– More I See You, The
– Our Day Will Come
– Spooky
– Sunny
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes we play regularly with many accomplished musicians, just ask us about quoting for adding a musician (or musicians) playing any of the following instruments - double bass, percussion, drums, saxophone, flute, trumpet, violin.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We're happy to be flexible and small changes to timings should be fine, just let me know as soon as you can. If the timings are very different then get in touch - we always try to make it work.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes we can play some iPod jazz recordings through our amp when we take breaks, just let us know in advance whether you'd like this.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes. We have a small set up so our set up time is very quick at around 15 minutes.

Can you roam around while you perform?

Sorry not really. What we can do though is move to different areas in a venue or garden setting between sets, as our equipment is relatively easy to move (one amp with guitar and mic plugged into it), but we don't roam while we are playing.

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Yes please pick any favourite songs from our song list and we’ll include them in our sets. We always include popular ones such as Fly Me To The Moon, Putting On The Ritz, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, The Girl From ipanema. Then we play it by ear on the day and choose tunes that seem appropriate in response to the individual setting of each event as it happens.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Yes! - We have a small set up, just one amp. Plus we have battery options as well for outdoor settings.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes that is possible. If the song isn’t in my list, there’s a chance I already know it. I’m happy to learn songs if there is enough time before the event.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

People often say how relaxed & happy they feel listening to myself and my bands. They say we’re not stiff or stuffy! Plus they can tell we really love the genre and bring the joy of it to our performances.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Brighton Pavilion Brighton Grand Hotel Brighton Metropole Hotel Brighton Yacht Club Too many to mention - pubs and restaurants in Brighton (Paris House, Gemini’s, Fitzherberts, Food for Friend’s, St Anne’s park cafe...) Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Park Chambers Bistro, Shoreham Little Bay, Croydon Cowdray Ruins Tillington Barns Many private houses gardens

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Joao Gilberto, Atrud Gilberto, Jobim, Chet Baker, Oscar Peterson, Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery.. There's too many to list!

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

Tim has played many high profile gigs, as he's part of the world touring band Stomp and The Lost And Found Orchestra. They have toured as far afield as Russia and Australia. Ela and Matt played last year at the Love Supreme festival in the grounds of Gyndbourne with their vocal harmony quintet called Three Little Birds.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£565
Up to 2 hours£565
Up to 3 hours£680

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Sarah P, 5 months ago

Everyone enjoyed their music and liked the band members. They very kindly adapted their time playing to fit in with the unusual (and not straightforward) setting (on board SS Shieldhall) for my husband's 70th birthday party

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Emma G, 1 year ago

Hi Ela Thank you for your email and for performing at our wedding, it was absolutely amazing and the only thing I was disappointed with was that we were whisked away for photos so didn’t really get a chance to hear you as much as we would have liked! All our guests had nothing but praise and positive feedback on the music and you as performers. We also had a magician, a band in the evening, fireworks and even a drag act that the stag had arranged linked with his speech and I can honestly say the day was perfect, and you guys were one of the many pieces of the jigsaw that all made it work! Good luck and best wishes for the future Emma

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Phil T, 1 year ago

Really pleased with summer samba made the party a real day to remember my wife was so happy. I could listen to them for hours. (10 / 10)

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