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About Telmo

Jazz/world music guitarist based in London that also plays electric bass, cavaquinho and Brazilian percussion.
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Guitarist and composer Telmo Sousa is part of a new generation of musicians, creating and performing different kinds of jazz and world music to sensitive ears as well as dancing audiences. Telmo regularly performs in the UK - co-leading his own group Caravela and as an instrumentalist with an eclectic range of national and international artists.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Light music, Easy listening, Originals, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Choro, Cuban music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Latin, Samba, Salsa, Cumbia, Argentinian, Blues, Acoustic, Pop, Ambient pop, Funk, Motown, R&B, Soul, Reggae, Vintage, Ska
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Producer, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker
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Frank S, 1 year ago

Rhythms of the City is the number one go to band to guarantee first class musical quality and absolute crowd pleasing entertainment. Their appeal is universal and the attention to detail in their musical arrangements is inspiring. As part of Carnival Fantastico, presented for Waltham Forest Borough of Culture, ROTC arranged and performed pre-match and half-time processional tributes to Legends of Leyton Orient, a celebration of generations of the club's heroes from the Great War to the late Justin Edinburgh; and the club's foundation within the fabric of the local community. The band's rendition of the team's sacred walk out song, Tjuanna Taxi, raised the roof of the capacity stadium. And then they went on to play a 2 hour bandstand concert performed by three eclectic groups from within their company.

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Teresa A, 2 years ago

I booked Rhythms of the City to perform in Margate Carnival 2019. I was delighted with the high standard of the arrangements, playing and performance. It was a charming and original presentation with Alexander de Great, and totally appropriate for the occasion and audience. They are amongst the best live bands in carnival music available.

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