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Viramundo

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About Viramundo

Brazilian band
London
Public liability insurance of £1 million
Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin group & winner of Best Musical Band in Brazilian International Press Awards.

Formed in 1989 VIRAMUNDO are Europe`s longest established Brazilian/Latin band. Led by British born guitarist/singer PAUL RUMBOL. Paul has gathered together a glittering array of top International performers in the last 20 years or so & currently features some of the most talented Brazilian artists in Europe. XAVIER OSMIR (percussion/vocals), ELISANGELA MAHOGANY (vocals) MARIUS RODRIGUES (drums), MATHEUS NOVA (bass), CHARLIE LEWIS (keys) GIULIANO PEREIRA (alto sax & flute) & MARCELO ANDRADE (sax & flute) The band have recorded 4 cd's: PRA DANÇAR, TRIBAL, REAL SOUNDS OF BRAZIL & BRAZUKA BEATS on their own label & in 2013 Paul Rumbol used all the members of the band to release his solo cd REFLECTIONS. Voted BEST MUSICAL BAND IN BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS in 2013. 2011 saw the band presented with the prestigious Womatt Best of British Samba dancers uk award for pioneering achievements in the United Kingdom presenting African, Caribbean & Latin music & culture.Viramundo have appeared in & recorded many TV broadcasts over the years & have extensive experience playing festivals, functions & clubs, University Balls & all the top hotels in the UK and have also performed in France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark & Singapore. Recent engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 & entertainment for the Brazilian national football teams games. They have also been chosen to play private functions for such names as Mick Jagger, Madonna & Versace. Band members have recorded with such diverse artists as Basement Jaxx, Alcione, Carmel, Airto Moreira, Stevie Winwood, Mica Paris, Da Lata & Ed Motta to name but a few.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
World music, Brazilian music, Samba, Latin, Bossa nova, Reggae
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

A short list of some of the more well known titles in our repertoire
Mas Que Nada
Samba De Janeiro
Girl From Ipanema
Toda Menina Baiana
Lambada (Chorando Se Foi)
Valerie
Brazil (Aquarela Do Brasil)
Despacito
Danza Kuduro
Agua De Beber
No Woman No Cry
Happy
Hot Hot Hot
Sway
Ai Se Eu Te Pego
Oye Como Va
Guantanamera
A Namorada
The Beat (Batucada)
I Feel Good
Wave
Ziriguidum
Favela
Waka Waka
Berimbau
Crazy In Love
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Sax/Flute, Percussion & Drums. We also have a 7 piece option that includes keys & an 8 piece option that includes trumpet.

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 until the venue closes, 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 I'm afraid this isn't something we can provide.

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 top of The range Bose PA sound equipment is included in our quote. A small lighting rig is also included but we only bring this if requested.

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.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1200
Up to 2 hours£1400
Up to 3 hours£1600

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Mish T, 1 year ago

These guys sound fantastic, look fabulous and are a delight to work with. Guaranteed crowd-pleasers, always bringing a ray of Brazilian sunshine ... 5 Stars

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Andrew H, 2 years ago

Many thanks again to you and the band for putting on such a great show a couple of weeks ago and for all of you for being such a pleasure to deal with. Our set up was a bit of a challenge in terms of getting people across and inside from where they had spent the afternoon out on the grass, settled in next to the bar, but you certainly managed it. Many of our guests have told us how brilliant you all were and that you were the best band they’ve heard at a party. And I think you introduced a few to some more interesting rhythms than they are used to.

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