Sambossa | Brazilian Quartet

Sambossa is a London based group that presents all the sounds & rhythms of Brazil in a small band format. Compact but very powerful, with music ranging from sultry Bossa Nova & grooving Afrofunk to blistering Samba, they have the ability to delight both the listener and the dancer.

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Sambossa are a unique UK based Brazilian music quartet that presents the sounds & rhythms of Brazil in a small band format.

Compact but very powerful, with music ranging from sultry bossa nova & grooving afro-funk to blistering samba, they have the ability to delight both the listener and the dancer.

Their repertoire can include:

  • Original music: All 4 members of the band being band leaders & accomplished composers in their own right.
  • Authentic versions of the most well-known Brazilian & Latin classics.
  • And soul & pop classics inventively re-invented in Brazilian rhythms.


Carolina Lelis from Sao Paulo on vocals, whose amazingly beautiful voice, captivating energy & sensational stage presence brings a new dimension to the band. Born into a family of musicians she also has a degree in acting, has recorded her own albums and in 2018 participated in The Voice Brazil.

Marcelo Andrade from Rio de Janeiro. Hugely talented, multi-instrumentalist playing beautiful & colourful lines on saxophones, violin, melodica and flute.

Paul Rumbol from London. Band leader and guitarist. Paul has immersed himself in World & Brazilian culture from an early age and has been collaborating with the most talented Brazilian performers for more than 25 years. He also plays the cavaquinho (small Brazilian guitar) & sings. Paul utilises guitar synthesiser to bring a full sound to this small line up and enables them to present a complete sound without using any backing tracks.

Xavier Osmir from Sao Paulo. Driving, grooving percussion and vocals. Very experienced as a percussionist, singer & bandleader in his own right.


“Just a quick email to say thank you so much for the music yesterday, you guys were great!! Five star service from start to finish. Great musical talent, everyone really enjoyed the music and thought it was perfect for the day. Please can you thank your band members and we hope to meet again.”

Sergio Afonso

“What a pleasure it was to work to you!

I would like to say thank you very much for all your support on my event!

The band were fantastic, extremely professional, and super beautiful and nice! The band were completely in line with the music, therefore having a very successful show. The crowd could not have enough of their energy! It really was an absolute pleasure to watch your performance!

I am looking forward to our next event!”

Daniela Queiroz, Sambossa Bournemouth Carnival

“Sambossa played for our private party & were fantastic. Everyone commented on how great they were. We will be re-booking them again.”

Dido Goldsmith

“Sambossa have performed for us at private events on many occasions & we have found them to be fantastic. Punctual, flexible, easy to get on with & they sound & look amazing.”

Marta Wright

“We have booked Sambossa for several events here at The Wimbledon Club. They were fantastic & so versatile. Able to provide quality background music but also create a party & get everybody dancing when required. They look & sound fantastic, are very punctual & low maintenance. 5 stars.”

Paulo Santos, Wimbledon Club

“Sambossa played at my birthday party & they were marvellous. They had the crowd dancing all night, look amazing & have a superb & full sound for a quartet. I look forward to next opportunity to book them.”

Cris Medeiros

“Thanks so much to Sambossa for making our anniversary party such a great success. Fantastic musicians and fabulous singer.”

Anthony Miller

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the wonderful band for their fabulous performance at Stowe on Saturday night. Their performances were amazing and went down so well with all the guests. They all absolutely loved it and got really into it. Guests were up from their tables and dancing. Their costumes were great and they were all very flexible and had a lovely attitude. As always they were all a pleasure to work with.”

Camilla Davidson-Houston

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

John & Esther Haworth


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