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Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin group & winner of Best Musical Band in Brazilian International Press Awards.
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New look Viramundo, 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), THAISE BRAGA (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. Runner up in the LUKAS Awards best band 2019. 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.

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Viramundo's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Chris L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

What an incredible show Viramundo put on for our wedding on 22.7.22. If you are looking for a band to add some spice and sophistication to your event, look no further! We went for the 6x member formation and it was worth every penny. They played beautifully, did our requested songs impeccably and the crowd did not stop dancing! Thanks so much guys, you were exceptional, Chris & Esme

Reply from Viramundo
1 year ago

All gigs are special in their own way but this one was really one of our best. Great location & venue, wonderful clients who attended to our needs, lovely food & drink & a receptive crowd who inspired us to even greater heights.

Chris H
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Viramundo are a fantastic band , very talented musicians and great entertainers who really engaged all the guests at our fundraiser. thanks for a great night guys !!

Reply from Viramundo
2 years ago

Great event & very nice people to work with.

Stephen F
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic band, very flexible with their playlist - we wanted just traditional Brazilian Samba, and viramundo really provided! Great energy!

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Mish T
6 years ago, for a Concert in Regent St
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5 out of 5

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

Andrew H
6 years ago, for a Birthday party in Gerrards Cross
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5 out of 5

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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Viramundo's Song list

Garota de Ipanema (Girl from Ipanema)
Mas que nada (Sergio Mendes)
Samba De Janeiro (Bellini)
Magalenha (Sergio Mendes)
Toda Menina Baiana (Gilberto Gil)
Vem Morena (Luiz Gonzaga)
Palco (Gilberto Gil)
Aquarela Do Brasil (Gal Costa)
Pais Tropical (Jorge Ben)
Carolina (Seu Jorge)
Sina (Djavan)
Madalena (Ivan Lins)
Morena Tropicana
Feira De Mangaio
Come With Me (Tania Maria)
Nao Me Deixa So (Vanessa Da Mata)
Tive Razao (Seu Jorge)
Samba de verão (So nice)
Agua de beber (Drinking water)
Aguas de Março (Waters of march)
Chega de Saudade (No more Blues)
Corcovado (Quiet nights)
Ela é carioca
Esse Seu Olhar
Insensatez (How Insensitive)
Só danço samba (Jazz and samba)
Estate (Joao Gilberto)
Eu So Quero Um Xodo
Trem Das Onze
Cravo E Canela
Coisinha Do Pai
Maimbe Danda
Ole Ole
Porto Seguro
Xote Das Meninas
Xote Do Milagre
Batucada Surgiu (The Beat)
Chica Chica Boom
A Namorada
Festa Do Interior
Carnaval Na Bahia
Vou Festejar
Eu so' quero um Xodo'
Canto De Ossanha
Nao Quero Dinheiro
Aquele Abraco
Descobridor dos Sete Mares
Gostava Tanto De Voce
Chove Chuva
Maria Maria
Olhos Coloridos
O Bebado e Equilibrista
Samba de Uma Nota So' (One Note Samba)
Haja Amor
Sorte Grande
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
La Camisa Negra - Juanes
Havana (Camila Cabello)
Oye Como Va (Santana)
Smooth (Santana)
Bamboleo (Gypsy Kings)
Besa me mucho (Consuelo Velazquez)
Danza Kuduro
Corazon Espinado (Mana)
Guantanamera (Celia Cruz)
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens)
Hot Hot Hot (Arrow)
Quando Quando Quando (Michael Buble)
No Woman No Cry
Hot Hot Hot
Ai Se Eu Te Pego
Oye Como Va
A Namorada
The Beat (Batucada)
I Feel Good
Waka Waka
Crazy In Love
Aint Nobody (Chaka Khan)
Let's Dance (David Bowie)
Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)
All Night Long (Lionel Ritchie)
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)
Uptown Funk (Bruno Mars)
Aint No Sunshine (Bill Withers)
Crazy in Love (Beyonce)
Back to Black (Amy Winehouse)
Hips Don't Lie (Shakira)
Aint No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye)
At last (Etta James)
Be my man (Asa)
Can’t take my eyes (Gloria Gaynor)
Caught up in a rapture (Anita Baker)
Dancing queen (Abba)
Easy (The commodors)
Feeling good (Nina Simone)
I will survive (Gloria Gaynor)
I say a little prayer (Aretha Franklin)
Just the two of us (Grover Washington)
My cherie amour (Stevie Wonder)
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)
You’ve got a friend (Carole King)
Shotgun - George Ezra
Miss You (Rolling Stones)
Light My Fire (Doors)
I Can See Clearly Now (Jimmy Cliff)
Smooth Operator (Sade)
No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley)
One Love (Bob Marley)
All About the Bass (Meghan Trainor)
My Cherie Amor (Stevie Wonder)
Sun Is Shining (Bob Marley)
Put Your Records On (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Walk On By (Dionne Warwick)
Proud Mary (Tina Turner)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk)
Happy (Pharrell)
Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)

Viramundo's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1875
Up to 2 hours£2062.50
Up to 3 hours£2312.50
Drinks reception6 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony6 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner6 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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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.
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Corporate event, Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Concert, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Wedding proposal
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