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Sambalanco are made up of four seasoned musicians hailing from as far away as Mozambique and Brazil. They play some of the best samba, bossa nova and Afro Brazilian Jazz in the UK.

Great live music and rhythms – the members of the band were truly professional and a great addition to our corporate event! TAP, Private Event, Manchester

Sambalanco draw their influences from Joāo Gilberto’s harmonic complexities, Airto Moreira’s experimental rhythms and Jorge Ben Jor’s laid back approach!

Samabalanco offer smaller line ups including a solo vocalist/guitarist, a duo and a trio to suit any event, as well as solo, duo and trio acoustic acts.

Performance info

Line-up Male vocals/guitar; bass; keys; percussion/drums
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Deduct bass
Deduct £365
Deduct keys
Deduct £365
Deduct drums
Deduct £365
Add brass section
Add £735


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Chico Buarque - Samba De Orly
Clube Do Balanćo – Krioula
De Savoya - Ma Na Na
Djavan - Fato Consumado
Elis Regina - Meio De Campo
Elis Regina – Bala Com Bala
Erasmo Carlos - Mane Joāo
Gilberto Gil - Chiclete Com Banana
Joāo Donato – A Rā
Joāo Gilberto - Só Danço Samba
Joāo Gilberto – Desafinado
Joāo Gilberto – Doralice
Jorge Ben Jor - Roberto Corta Essa
Jorge Ben Jor – Umbabaraumba
Marcos Valle - Água De Coco
Marcos Valle – Os Grillos
Marcos Valle – Valeu
Milton Banana Trio – Cidade Vazia
Moacyr Santos – Naná
Nicola Conte – Groovy Samba
Sêrgio Mendes – Magalenha
Seu Jorge - Samba Rock
Seu Jorge – Carolina
Tamba 4 – Palladium
Tania Maria - Tá Tudo Certo
Tim Maia - Guiné Bissau, Moçambique E Angola
Tim Maia - No Caminho Do Bem
Tom Jobim - Água De Beber
Toquinho - Tarde Em Itapoā
Wilson Simonal - Nem Vem Que Nāo Tem
Zequinha De Abreu - Tico Tico No Fubá

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Samabalanco is one of the finest Brazilian bands in the UK today! They have the perfect mix of all the best Brazilian music past and present - Brazilian Jazz, Samba Rock and Bossa Nova. The singer is not only is he a great musician, but also a young Brasileiro who knows and loves his musical heritage. With their virtuoso African drummer locked-in with the rhythm section, they are the perfect hard-hitting but also soulful small Brazilian combo. Ideal for big festival stages and small intimate nightclubs. I have booked them in the past for both and they have never come up short. Definitely worth checking out if you love Brazilian music.”

Lubi, Festival, Manchestser, 2019

“These guys have got the chops, good vibrations and swing to make any occasion groovy with their presence!”

Nina, Private Event, Manchester, 2018

“Great live music and rhythms. The members of the band were truly professional and a great addition to our corporate event! I would highly recommend them.”

TAP, Private Event, Manchester, 2015

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