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Gui Tavares Band

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Gui Tavares is a Brazilian songwriter and music professional based in London who produces and coordinates many of his own projects and shows and works in partnership with other individuals and organizations both in London and around the world. In addition to his significant work as a performer.

Before living in London, in 2000, he performed with Bosco de Oliveira at Barbican on the same night as João Gilberto, the big name of Bossa Nova. Since then, his international concerts have been very successful in the UK, Spain, Japan, Italy, Argentina, and Brazil. He wrote songs and produced some tracks for the group Jazzinho, which had some big names as Jazz: Ed Motta, Max Middleton, and Jim Mullen.

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Gui played in different venues in London with Xantone Black (Amy Winehouse and Omar), songwriter and singer. He worked in the production of an event in Canning House – London with Carlos Lyra and Marcos Valle.

In Brazil, he performed with Joyce and Clara Moreno on a TV show for the country. His group had performed in many festivals, such as Salisbury, Hackney, Carnaval Del Pueblo, Luton, London City Fest, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Hampstead Heath, Queens Park, and others. He also, performed in gigs, and venues, such as Jazz Café, Pizza Express Jazz Club, 606, Rich Mix, and Somerset House. He recently performed with the orchestra in the role of Tom Jobim at Cadogan Hall. Also, he plays in commemorative events, celebrations, parties, and weddings alone or with a group.


A selection of songs to fill the set. We can tailor the setlists to your event, please let us know your preferences!

Song Request – Please inform ahead of time!

  • Agua de Beber (English and Portuguese) – Jobim
  • Alfie – Bacharach
  • All Night Long – L. Richie
  • All the Things You Are – Jerome Kern – Oscar Hammerstein
  • Autumn Leaves – Joseph
  • Kosma – Jacques Prévert
  • Baila Morena – Zucchero
  • Beija–Flor – Olodum
  • Bossa-Nova – Various – Tom – Vinicius
  • California Dream – Mamas and the Papas
  • Can’t Take My Eyes off You – Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio
  • Cantaloupe Island – Herbie Hancock
  • Carnival Songs – Various – Braguinha
  • Celebration – Kool and the Gang
  • Chan Chan – Buena Vista
  • Chorando Se Foi – Kaoma
  • Close to You – Bacharah
  • Cold Heart – Elton John & Dua Lipa
  • Come with Me – Tania Maria
  • Corcovado (English and Portuguese) – Jobim
  • Don’t Worry Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me – Fabian Andre and Wilbur Schwandt and Lyrics by Gus Kahn
  • Estate – Bruno Martino
  • Hot Hot Hot – Arrow
  • Forró – Esperando Na
  • Janela – Various – Gil
  • Garota de Ipanema (English and Portuguese) – Jobim
  • Gipsy Kings: Bamboleo, Djobi Djoba, Volare – Gipsy Kings
  • God Only Knows  – Beach Boys
  • Got to Be Real – Cheryl Lynn
  • Happy – Parrel
  • I Am a Believer – The Monkees
  • If I Ain’t Got You (Instrumental) – Alicia Keys
  • Is This Love – Bob Marley
  • Kissing You (Instrumental) – Des’ree
  • La Bamba – Gipsy
  • La Primavera / Me Gustas Tu – Manu Chao
  • Let’s Dance – David Bowe
  • Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
  • Like a Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
  • Mamma Mia – ABBA
  • Mas Que Nada – Jorge Ben
  • Moon Dance – Van Morrison
  • My Cherie Amour – Stevie Wonder
  • One Note Samba (English and Portuguese) – Jobim
  • Pop MPB Brazil 70ths, 80ths, 90ths
  • Rock with You – Michael Jackson
  • Sambas Various – Chico Buarque
  • September – Earth Wind and Fire
  • Smooth – Santanna
  • Stand by Me – Ben E. King and Written by Him, Along with Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
  • Summer Samba (English and Portuguese) – Marcos and P. S Valle
  • Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
  • There’s Nothing Like This – Omar
  • Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  • Toda Menina Baiana – Gil
  • Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  • Valerie – Amy Winehouse
  • Velha Infância – Tribalistas
  • Waves (English and Portuguese) – Jobim
  • What a Difference a Day Makes – María Grever
  • What a Wonderful World – Bob Thiele (as “George Douglas”) and George David Weiss & Louis Armstrong
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • You Gotta Be – Des’ree
  • You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

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A Felicidade

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Pizza Express

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Summer Samba

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2012 Olympics

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Provided By Act

Full system.

Background music playlist to be played before, between and after sets. Specific playlists can also be sent to the band upon request.

Required By Act

Booking Options

A FREE song request that is not on the set. Please make sure you give us plenty of advance so Gui can learn and perfect it!

From his experience, he can adapt to the customer’s needs. Highlights of hist past work:

  • Punctuality – when arriving at the place, preparation is necessary, so that everything starts in due time. Sometimes a site visit beforehand works.

  • Quality of the music, meeting the needs and requirements of the client.

  • Respect for contractors, guests, and everyone in general, creating a friendly atmosphere.

  • Attractive prices, where there may be negotiation, depending on the event.

  • Suitable clothes for each event, depending on the customer’s request.

  • Always pay attention to customer satisfaction, from hiring to completion of work.

As a solo player, I have an international repertoire, with background music, special events, celebrations, and upbeat music.

We have several options for guitar/vocal duos combined with percussion, flute, sax, keyboard, bass, and other instruments.


We use microphones for voice and flute/sax. The selection of songs can be according to the customer’s needs. We can do instrumental and/or singing voice.

We have a variety of options for each event with different combinations of musicians and repertoires.

The full band can be for special themes like the one in the video, but also corporate celebrations, large parties and custom repertoire.

Performance Times

2x 60 minute sets

3x 45 minute sets


Martyn & Susie Wedding, South London Gallery

“There couldn't be anything better than listening and dancing to Brazilian music. I felt that the show was vibrant and brought me a lot of joy. Many thanks to Gui Tavares and his musicians for this evening.”

Samantha Jones Corporate event, Greenwich

“We would certainly like to have Gui Tavares's band for next year. The song selection was really good, plus he played a couple of requests that we made. I saw the guys tonight playing at our event. I heard the music as I was coming down the stairs. For the moment it just made me want to dance and then, after enjoying the music, I met the musicians after, and they were a lovely bunch of guys. I recommend them to anyone, as I love listening to their music.”

Diana Wedding, Surbiton

“We were extremely pleased with the band performance at our wedding, in fact, we think it was one of the best investments in the party, brought a sophisticated and upbeat element to the party atmosphere! Gui Tavares was a lovely character to deal with, very responsive and interactive during the playlist setup, giving his input on amplification and sound setup on the island where the event was to happen to maximize the performance perception. I can say his suggested playlist contains the classiest bossa nova and local popular music, as well as some pop and international hits, it certainly pleases all crowds. I was impressed with their punctuality and reassurance throughout the process, as well as the quality of their delivery. They seemed to play the songs with their hearts, and of course, the guests realize it, it was a huge success!”