Carioca Brass - 4 to 8-Piece Brass Band

If you love the carnival vibe and want a bit of Brazilian culture fused into your wedding day, Carioca Brass are the ones to book! With one-of-a-kind arrangements on popular hits, this brass band is sure to bring an ear to ear grin on your guests' faces. Carioca Brass honour the tradition of the Brazilian 'bloco' (street band), which celebrates life through music, entirely fitting for your wedding day, and certainly something deliciously alternative and unexpected too!


– Brazilian-inspired brass act based in London

– 4 to 8-piece brass band

– Trumpet, alto sax, tuba, & drum kit

– Over 50 songs in their repertoire

– Bring the energy of the Rio de Janeiro carnival to your wedding


About The Act

Viva o Carnaval! This brass band is a super fun addition to any occasion. A brilliant surprise for your wedding guest, and sure to get everyone smiling and singing along to favourite tunes. Formed in 2018, Carioca Brass celebrates the Brazilian tradition of the carnival. When the band performs the incite the street carnival feeling and gets people swaying their hips and stomping their feet in rhythm.

The band leader, on trumpet, is Brazilian himself and has studied in the renowned Julliard School in New York. Now in London, he set up Carioca Brass, and created one-of-a-kind arrangements of well-known songs and now are performing them at weddings, corporate events, and festivals. The band has even taken their performance overseas to Capri, which is quite an accomplishment in such a short space of time from band formation.

This brass-rich band honours the ‘bloco’ tradition of street bands mobilising crowds at a carnival. Book Carocia Brass and watch and listen to them mobilising your wedding guests into celebration mode!


Lineups & Prices

– 4-piece (trumpet, alto sax, tuba, & drum kit): £1075

– 5-piece (trumpet, alto sax, trombone, tuba, & drum kit): £1225

– 6 piece (trumpet, alto sax, trombone, tuba, & 2 x drummers): £1375

– 7-piece (trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax or extra trumpet, trombone, tuba, & 2 x drummers): £1525

– 8-piece (trumpet, alto sax, tenor sax or extra trumpet, trombone, tuba, & 3 x drummers): £1875


Performance Length

– 2 x 45 mins



– An ‘off the menu’ song request

– A tailored setlist from over 50 songs

– Arrival from 1pm, finish at 6pm as standard – if you’d like to book the band for different times, don’t hesitate to get in touch


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

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

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

It really was an amazing evening, would happily book you again for future events!
Natalie Diggle, 2018

Great energy, amazing music and so much fun!!!Lorenza de Paola, 2018

Everybody really enjoyed the band!!!Ben Aspinall, 2018

Carioca 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!Robyn, 2018

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! – Jo Yeeles, 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.Simon Chance, 2018

@Carioca 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!!!Stephanie Power, 2018
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