Viramundo

Brazilian musicians and dancers for hire.
Viramundo, Brazilian band for hire for all the sound and colour of Rio carnival. Experienced musicians, can be accompanied by fabulous dancers in sexy costumes.

Thanks for recommending Viramundo to us for this year’s festival – Paul, the band and dancers were tremendous.

Amanda Hasdell – The Howden Festival
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Viramundo's Bio

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

Viramundo pride themselves 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’.

The basic sextet features:
Paul Rumbol: British 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’.
ElisangelaMahogany
The 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 Osmir
A 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.
Marcelo Andrade
Marcelo 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.

Matheus Nova
Matheus 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.
Marius Rodrigues
From 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.

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

Viramundo 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. Engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 and entertainment for the Brazilian national football team’s games.

They have also been chosen to play private functions for such names 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 also have a drumming group (batucada). This formation is mobile & can be used amplified for big events or acoustically for outdoor events.
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 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.


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 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.

Viramundo 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.

Testimonials

A great big thank you for the help you gave us hiring the band Viramundo for our wedding reception. The band really set the atmosphere and it was the perfect wedding reception and that was partly down to ‘Viramundo’ …. Thank you once again.” John & Esther Haworth – wedding

Viramundo were brilliant – thanks for your help.” Michaela Deasy – Clarke Willmott, corporate event

Thank you so much for the recommendation of the band, they were very well received and everybody thought they were fabulous.” Vassoulla Aristoleous – party

Thanks for recommending Viramundo to us for this year’s festival – Paul, the band and dancers were tremendous.” Amanda Hasdell – The Howden Festival

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