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.
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!
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 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.”
“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!”
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