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Beleza

Overview

  • 2-3 piece Brazilian band
  • Female lead vocals, Guitar, Double bass
  • Extensive repertoire of classic Brazilian songs
  • Can tailor a performance to suit the mood of your event

Price Range

Prices range from £250 to £800

About

Beleza is a trio made up of vocals, guitar and double bass. Beleza specialise in bossa nova, samba, and other Brazilian pop styles. With an extensive repertoire including many classic Brazilian songs and original compositions, Beleza can tailor a performance to suit the mood of your event.

Singer Alyss Rose has a background in jazz, blues and pop, and has been singing Brazilian songs in Portuguese since 2002. She has developed her own distinctive voice whilst maintaining a sense of rhythm and phrasing that is true to the Brazilian styles.

Guitarist Julian Harris began his career playing funk, rock and jazz, before falling in love with Brazilian music. He has studied samba and bossa nova with contemporary guitarists in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, and also plays cavaquinho and guitar with Manchester-based bateria, Republic of Swing, who specialise in upfront Rio samba and samba funk.

Bassist Nicki Dupuy is an accomplished player with a special interest in Brazilian music. Whilst travelling in Brazil, Nicki played in maracatu bands, learned Brazilian percussion, and researched and wrote papers on North-Eastern Brazilian music. Nicki also plays jazz, Balkan, Cuban, soul and groove. She studied Music Performance at The University of Salford, and Community Music at Goldsmiths College, London.

Beleza's influences include artists and songwriters such as Astrud Gilberto, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Joao Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto, Joyce, Sergio Mendes, Baden Powell, Djavan, Gilberto Gil, Caetano Veloso, and Jorge Ben.

Where are they based?

Beleza are based in Manchester and regularly play around Greater Manchester and the North West.

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Lineup

Trio consisting of female lead vocals, guitar and double bass. Also available as Duo (vocals and guitar)

Standard Set Time

  • 2 x 45 minutes
  • 3 x 30 minutes

Booking Options

  • Trio: vocals, guitar and double bass
  • Duo: vocals and guitar

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