CAPTIVATING CROWDS SINCE 1989

Formed in the late 80's, award winning group Viramundo are the UK & Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin band. We bring together a glittering array of the best International performers & talented Brazilian artists.

We pride ourselves in being an exciting stage & recording band that can augment the basic sextet to include keyboards & horn section. Get the real carnival experience by adding extra percussionists forming our own independent 'bateria'.

Raise the bar further & include our beautiful dancers & capoeira artists to complete the show. We present only the best Brazilian performers available in Europe.

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WHAT WE DO

FESTIVALS

WEDDINGS

PARTIES

We love playing festivals & moving the crowds at world music, folk, jazz & pop events inc. Notting Hill Carnival, Wom@tt, Kaya & Cambridge Folk Festival.

We'll get everybody dancing on that special day with a repertoire of well known Brazilian & Latin classics mixed with international pop hits.

Playing authentic Brazilian/Latin music like samba & salsa  or more general dance music. We'll  bring Brazilian sunshine no matter the weather.

CORPORATE FUNCTIONS

EVENTS

SHOWS

Guaranteed crowd-pleasers at functions for large companies such as Virgin, Nike & Red Bull to smaller more up & coming companies.

We're always excited to perform at a number of special events like football stadiums, Grand Prix arenas & charities.

We can also put on music & dance shows in theatres, art centres, pubs & clubs all over the world.

YOU CAN BOOK THE BAND, DANCERS, DRUMMERS & CAPOEIRA, ALL TOGETHER OR SEPARATELY

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WE CREATE THE AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN/LATIN VIBE

Formed in the late 80's, award winning group Viramundo are the UK & Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin band. We bring together a glittering array of the best  international performers & talented Brazilian artists.

We have appeared in and recorded many TV broadcasts over the years and have extensive experience playing festivals, functions and clubs, University Balls and all the top hotels in the UK . We have also performed in countries such as United Arab Emirates, France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark and Singapore.  Engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 and entertainment for the Brazilian national football team's games.

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We present the best Brazilian performers available & for larger events often team up the OI BRASIL dance troupe featuring ANTONIO (Tonhão do Pandeiro), a fantastic performer from Rio, who is a dancer/juggler/percussionist and all round charismatic entertainer.

We have also been chosen to play private functions for such V.I.P's as Mick Jagger, Madonna, Jamie Oliver and Versace. Band members have recorded with such diverse artists as Basement Jaxx, Alcione, Airto, Stevie Winwood, Quincy Jones, Shakira, Michael Bublé, and Ed Motta to name but a few. We have also recorded 5 CD's: Pra dançar, Tribal, Real Sounds of Brazil, Brazuka Beats & Brazuka Reimagined .

VIRAMUNDO DRUMMERS & DANCERS

Viramundo also have a drumming group (batucada). This formation is mobile & can be used amplified for big events or acoustically for outdoor events.

Our dancers are the best, most talented, professional, glamorous & authentic Brazilian samba dancers available in Europe & they can be booked with or without the stage or drumming bands.

The drumming group is made up of the finest Brazilian percussionists & work as a self contained act, with a group of Viramundo's dancers or a part of a package including stage band & dance show. They have performed in a large range of events including  sports stadiums, Carnivals & Grand Prix's

Their CV's highlight their considerable experience working in many high profile shows & theatre productions & includes work on TV shows such as Strictly Come Dancing, Paul O'Grady, The One Show, Comedy Gala Show & Graham Norton.

CAPOEIRA PERFORMERS

Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It was developed in Brazil after coming over in the traditions of the African Slaves.

We work with the best capoeira performers available & they can be booked to do shows on their own or as part of a Brazilian Show package along with the stage band, dancers or drumming group.

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MEET THE EXTENDED VIRAMUNDO FAMILY. WE LOVE WHAT WE DO

THE BASIC SEXTET

Paul RumbolBritish born, London based guitarist & singer. Founder of Viramundo & band leader, Paul has also been working with a number of other bands & artists in the Brazilian/Latin/World music fields. He is also renowned for playing the 'Cavaquinho'.

ElisangelaMahoganyThe dynamic & glamorous performer hails from Salvador, BA, Brazil where she sang & performed with the samba-reggae & afro bloc bands of Salvador. She is also a model, dancer & has an amazing ability to communicate & involve audiences.

Xavier OsmirA fantastic percussion player & singer, Xavier has been an integral part of the band since the early 1990's. Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, he is also a talented songwriter, contributing songs to Viramundo & other bands including the London School of Samba.

Marius RodriguesFrom the state of Rio Grande do Sul in the south of Brazil. Marius has been living & working in the UK for decades & is renowned as a master session drummer who can excel both live & in the studio playing virtually any style of music.

Matheus NovaMatheus has been the band's bass player since 1995 having arrived in the UK from Bahia, Brazil. Famed for his impeccable groove & finely sculpted bass lines he has become one of the most in demand bassists in Europe & regularly tours Europe.

Marcelo AndradeMarcelo is an award winning multi-instrumentalist & songwriter from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He has been working with Viramundo since 2005 & has formed a successful song writing partnership with band leader Paul Rumbol. Also has his own band African Tree.

THE FULL LINE UP INCLUDES

Charlie LewisCharlie studied music at one of Brazil’s most prestigious music schools. Since returning to his native city of London in 1999 he has become a regular on London’s thriving live music scene playing with various soul, funk and Latin bands throughout the UK.

FernandaAndradeOnly arriving in the UK in 2017 Fernanda has quickly established herself as a fantastic, charismatic & much in demand singer in London. She is from the Brazilian interior state of Tocantins & has experience with big Carnival bands in Brazil.

Carlos FuentesCarlos is a hugely experienced & highly accomplished Chilean percussionist who has played with many top artists & was a founding member of the London School of Samba. Carlos played on the 'Brazuka Beats' CD & is often in Viramundo's live line-up.

ADDING A HORN SECTION FOR FULL DYNAMICS

Graeme FlowersUK trumpeter, graduated from the London College of Music in 2000. The list of artists in which he has collaborated, recorded or toured with is enviable: James Taylor Quartet, Lisa Stansfield, Quincy Jones, Shakira, Michael Bublé,  Jools Holland, to name a few.

Giuliano PereiraA highly accomplished & vastly experienced musician from São Paulo, Brazil. He plays alto sax & flute in the band & is renowned for his amazing solos. He is also a well known jazz player & has released his own highly rated solo album entitled 'Inner Space'.

Patrick KennyPatrick is a trombonist specialising in the jazz, latin, blues and classical disciplines. Patrick recorded on the Brazuka Beats CD for the band & is 1st choice on trombone when Viramundo are able to add a full horn section on live shows.

THE PERCUSSION SECTION (BATUCADA)

Tonhão DoPandeiroAntonio (Tonhão) is a fantastic, performer from Rio who is a Dancer/Juggler/Percussionist & all round charismatic entertainer. Running his own music & dance group 'Oi Brasil' who regularly collaborate with Viramundo on large events.

Fabio De OliveiraDescribed as having the perfect mix of Brazilian passion and British sensibility, Fabio’s natural feel and broad understanding of various musical styes makes him one of London’smost versatile and in demand drummers, currently touring with George Ezra.

Xande OliveiraXande is a drummer and percussionist of 15 years experience playing, teaching and recording different styles of music. He has been working as a teacher and session musician in London since 2007. He also worked for educational theatre groups in Brazil.

FABULOUS VOCALISTS

Tiane CostaTiane is a hugely talented singer from Santa Catarina Brazil. Viramundo were fortunate to have her guest sing on some tracks on their CD 'Brazuka Beat's' & also played some live dates together. A regular visitor to the UK & always a welcome guest in the band.

Rebeca VallimLead singer with Viramundo from 2006-2016 & featured on the CD's 'Real Sound Of Brazil' & 'Brazuka Beats'. The award winning singer is currently back in her native Rio but returns to the UK from time to time to perform with Viramundo,

Leandra VarandaLondon based Brazilian singer Leandra has built a superb reputation in the UK, touring and recording with Brazilian groups. Leandra combines many influences in a style that has been compared to Brazilian artists such as Marisa Monte and Zizi Possi.

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Winner of "Best Musical Band" in the Brazilian International

Press Awards& Wom@tt Best of British award for

pioneering achievements in the United Kingdom presenting

African, Caribbean & Latin music & culture.

Formed in the late 80's, award winning group. Viramundo are the UK & Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin band. We bring together a glittering array of the best   international performers & talented Brazilian artists.

 

We pride ourselves in being an exciting stage & recording band that can augment the basic sextet to include keyboards & horn section. Get the real carnival experience by adding extra percussionists forming our own independent 'bateria'.

 

Raise the bar further & include our beautiful dancers & capoeira artists to complete the show. We present only the best Brazilian performers available in Europe.

Formed in the late 80's, award winning group Viramundo are the UK & Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin band. We bring together a glittering array of the best   International performers & talented Brazilian artists.

 

 

We have appeared in and recorded many TV broadcasts over the years and have extensive experience playing festivals, functions and clubs, University Balls and all the top hotels in the UK and have also performed in United Arab Emirates, France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark and Singapore. Recent engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 and entertainment for the Brazilian national football team's games.

Formed in the late 80's, award winning group Viramundo are the UK & Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin band. We bring together a glittering array of the best   international performers & talented Brazilian artists.

 

We have appeared in and recorded many TV broadcasts over the years and have extensive experience playing festivals, functions and clubs, University Balls and all the top hotels in the UK and have also performed in France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark and Singapore. Recent engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 and entertainment for the Brazilian national football teams games.

CAPTIVATING CROWDS SINCE 1989

WE CREATE THE AUTHENTIC BRAZILIAN/LATIN VIBE

WE LOVE TO

PUT ON A SHOW

EUROPE'S LONGEST ESTABLISHED

BRAZILIAN/LATIN GROUP