Europe's longest established Brazilian/Latin group & winner of
Best Musical Band in Brazilian International Press Awards
Formed in 1989 VIRAMUNDO are Europe`s longest established Brazilian/Latin band. Led by British born guitarist/singer PAUL RUMBOL. Paul has gathered together a glittering array of top International performers in the last 20 years or so & currently features some of the most talented Brazilian artists in Europe.
XAVIER OSMIR (percussion/vocals), ELISANGELA MAHOGANY (vocals) MARIUS RODRIGUES (drums), MATHEUS NOVA (bass), CHARLIE LEWIS (keys) GIULIANO PEREIRA (alto sax & flute) & MARCELO ANDRADE (sax & flute)
The band have recorded 4 cd's: PRA DANÇAR, TRIBAL, REAL SOUNDS OF BRAZIL & BRAZUKA BEATS on their own label & in 2013 Paul Rumbol used all the members of the band to release his solo cd REFLECTIONS.
Voted BEST MUSICAL BAND IN BRAZILIAN INTERNATIONAL PRESS AWARDS in 2013.
2011 saw the band presented with the prestigious Wom@tt Best of British Samba dancers uk award for pioneering achievements in the United Kingdom presenting African, Caribbean & Latin music & culture.
Viramundo have appeared in & recorded many TV broadcasts over the years & have extensive experience playing festivals, functions & clubs, University Balls & all the top hotels in the UK and have also performed in France, Italy, Germany, Algeria, Armenia, Sweden, Denmark & Singapore. Recent engagements include the Bahrain Formula 1 event 2012 & entertainment for the Brazilian national football teams games.
They have also been chosen to play private functions for such names as Mick Jagger, Madonna & Versace.
Band members have recorded with such diverse artists as Basement Jaxx, Alcione, Carmel, Airto Moreira, Stevie Winwood, Mica Paris, Da Lata & Ed Motta to name but a few.
Viramundo can augment to include keyboards, sax, trombone, trumpet or full horn section.
The group often works with dancers: featuring spectacular Carnival Samba costumes, sensual mulata dancers, Capoeira (Brazilian Acrobatic Martial Art Dance), Lambada, Afro-Brazilian Dance, Brazilian North Eastern Folkloric dances and much more.
Viramundo also works together with the OI BRASIL dance troupe featuring ANTONIO (Tonhão do Pandeiro), a fantastic performer from Rio de Janeiro who is a Dancer/ Juggler/ Percussionist & all round charismatic entertainer.
A few Testimonials
"Viramundo absolutely nailed it tonight at the festival in the castle, that was something else, so much fun!"
Matthew Jones - Kaya Festival
And a fab night it was too, my aching feet are the proof! Everyone loved the band and gorgeous dancers. Thank heavens or I would have been in trouble for recommending you!! 5 stars
Had great feedback regarding your performance last week, thank you so much for everything.
"I would just like to say a huge thank you for organising the incredible Viramundo for my Birthday Party last Saturday. They were fabulous, talented, funky and friendly. Their Dancer was amazing, in her jewelled outfit and feathered headdress and was the icing on the cake. They contributed to one of the best nights of my life. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone and thank you for the recommendation. Please would you pass on my thanks to them all."
Jules Farthing - private party
"Viramundo were brilliant – thanks for your help."
Michaela Deasy - corporate event
"I would like to thank you for an absolutely cracking gig and DJ set on our wedding day last weekend! Everyone really loved it, as you could probably tell and the live set was magical. As a bride on my wedding day one would expect I would say that anything was magical, but for me the music was the best bit. I could really let loose and really enjoy the wedding after all the stress.
Would you be able to send through the set list of what the band played, if you have one? Although I was on the dance floor the whole time it's all a bit of a blur at the moment.
It was great meeting you and I hope you guys enjoyed the gig too and had a good time. Many thanks again"
"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
"Thanks for recommending to us for this year’s festival – Paul, the band and dancers were tremendous."
Amanda Hasdell – The Howden Festival
"Viramundo were superb, they sounded & looked amazing & really got the crowd going"
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
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