Rio Brass

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Reviews: 9
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Rio Brass was founded in 2018 with the intention of bringing the tradition of Carnival Blocos to London. Every year thousands gather in Rio streets and clubs to celebrate Carnival and to listen and party to the music of the many different Blocos "street bands" that the city has to offer. With that in mind, trumpeter and founder of Rio Brass Gabriel Dias, who is originally from Rio and has studied music at the Juilliard School in New York created the group by arranging and rehearsing popular songs from both the UK and Brazil. Rio Brass has the mission to honour the Bloco tradition of celebrating music and life in Europe. Viva o Carnaval!

9 Reviews
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Kerry Secker

Oct. 19, 2019

Thank you SO much for playing Saturday! You were absolutely fantastic and we all had a great time. Our feet and voices are still sore from the dancing and singing! Thank you!


Cindy Towers

July 27, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful performance on Saturday, the guests loved every moment of it, please pass on our compliments to the rest of the band.


Stephanie Power

May 18, 2019

@Rio Brass - You were amazing! Thank you for making mine and Simon's wedding day exactly how we had hoped- if you are thinking about booking these guys, make sure you do- they are great, spread the word!!!


Simon Chance

May 18, 2019

Thanks so much to you guys for playing for us on Saturday - you guys were all brilliant, and everyone loved it. The day wouldn’t have been the same without the band there.


Jo Yeeles

May 11, 2019

"Thanks for an incredible performance. You guys were everything we hoped for and more.
I've already received lots of requests to have you back!"



Oct. 26, 2018

Rio Brass were great - fun music that got everyone up dancing! They were great to work with, communication and planning was all really straight forward. Would definitely recommend!

Services From Rio Brass

Rio Brass

5 Piece Band 2 X 45 Minutes

Trumpet + Alto Sax + Trombone + Tuba + DrumKit This quote is for our five piece band to play two sets of 45 minutes.
From: £1100 per event
Rio Brass

4 piece band - 2 X 45 Minutes

Trumpet + Alto Sax + Tuba + Drumkit This quote is for our four piece band to play two sets of 45 minutes.
From: £920 per event
Rio Brass

7 Piece Band 2 X 45 Minutes

Trumpet + Alto Sax + Tenor Sax + Trombone + Tuba + Drumkit + Brazilian Percussionist This quote is for our seven piece band to play two sets of 45 minutes.
From: £1480 per event
Rio Brass

6 Piece Band 2 x 45 Minutes

Trumpet + Alto Sax + Trombone + Tuba + DrumKit + Brazilian Percussionist This quote is for our six piece band to play two sets of 45 minutes.
From: £1280 per event
Rio Brass

8 Piece Band - 2 X 45 Minutes

2 trumpets + alto sax + tenor sax + trombone + tuba + drumkit + Brazilian percussionist This quote is for our eight piece band to play two sets of 45 minutes.
From: £1640 per event
  • Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
    Brass Band that combines Brazilian rhythms with Pop Music from all over the world.
  • What are the highlights of your career?
    Performing in Capri, Italy in August of 2018
  • What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
    Brazilian Rhythms
  • What kind of events do you usually serve?
    Weddings, Corporate, Festivals, Birthday Parties and Outside Events
  • How long do you play for?
    2 sets of 40 minutes
  • How much space do you require?
    Stage to fit either 4 players including full drum kit or 7 players, depending on the booking.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    If requests are made in advance we should be able to add your favourite song to our growing song list which already includes lots of songs that make people get up and dance!
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    One break of at least 20 minutes

Set List/Services

• Shape of You - Ed Sheehan
• Sexual Healing - Hot 8 Brass Version
• Despacito - Luis Fonsi
• Girl From Ipanema - Tom Jobim
• Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
• Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
• God Only knows – The Beach Boys
• The Only Way is Up - Yazz
• These Days - Rudimental
• Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
• Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
• Crazy in Love - Beyonce
• Lean On – Major Lazer
• We Are Family - Sister Sledge
• Hey Ya - Outkast
• Frevo Mulher - Zé Ramalho
• Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
• Heaven – DJ Sammy
• Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield
• Gorgeous - Taylor Swift
• Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
• Cheap Thrills - Sia
• Heart Of Glass - Blondie
• Rhythm is a Mystery - K-klass
• Sua Cara - Anitta
• Tiny Dancer - Elton John
• Anunciação - Alceu Valença
• Get Lucky - Daft Punk
• Havana - Camila Cabello
• Fio Maravilha - Jorge Ben Jor
• La Vida Es Un Carnaval-Celia Cruz
• God’s Plan - Drake
• Happy - Pharrel Williams
• They Don’t Care About Us - Michael Jackson
• Something Just Like This - Coldplay
• Isso Aqui Tá Bom Demais - Dominguinhos
• Vai Malandra - Anitta
• Bum Bum Tam Tam - Mc Fioti
• Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
• Chove Chuva - Jorge Ben Jor
• Tempos Modernos - Lulu Santos
• Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
• I Wanna Dance with Somebody - Whitney Houston
• Girl from Ipanema - Tom Jobim
• Soul Bossa - Quincy Jones
• Beat It - Michael Jackson
• Bang - Anitta
• Passionfruit - Drake
• Tico Tico - Ernesto Nazaré
• Bala Com Bala - Elis Regina
• Linha de Passe - João Bosco
• Aquarela do Brasil - Ary Barroso
• Twist and Shout - The Beatles
• Pra Frente Brasil - Miguel Gustavo
• Tristeza - Sérgio Mendes
• Mais Que Nada - Jorge Ben Jor
• Passionfruit - Drake
• Pais do Futebol - Unknown