Testimonials

We can put on a pretty good show. Here’s what people have been saying about us…

Sol Samba drummers at Aylesbury Roald Dahl Festival

“Sol Samba provide the perfect start to the Parade…with a fantastic roar of sound and colour.”
Dan Clucas, Community Development Officer, Aylesbury Vale District Council

“Sol Samba has a special place at the heart of Cowley Road Carnival as a vibrant, visual and vivacious centre piece to the Carnival procession.”
Paul Wolf, Cowley Road Works Trustee

Sol Samba dressed as astronauts

“Sol Samba were incredible at our leaver’s ball. They were vibrant and energetic – a really uplifting, interesting and inspired performance that brought the Brazilian flair out in all of us.”
Oxford Brookes Architects’ Ball organizer

“Sol Samba have been an essential ingredient to Aylesbury’s Roald Dahl Festival over many years”
Dan Clucas, Community Development Officer, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Sol Samba dancers at Aylesbury Roald Dahl Festival

“The rich cultural roots that Cowley Road Carnival draws on from within the diverse local community is matched by the firm grounding that Sol Samba has in the Brazilian carnival tradition.”
Paul Wolf, Cowley Road Works Trustee

“The enthusiasm that your group brings to the event is awesome. The drumming and dancing is so exciting and fills the streets with energy and noise.”
Aylesbury Carnival organizer

Sol Samba drummers dressed as farmers at Aylesbury Roald Dahl Festival

“Please pass on my thanks again to the band for Sol Samba’s great performance at my birthday party. I’ve lost count of how many people said how much they enjoyed the band!”
Comments from a private party organizer

“Oxford is blessed to have Sol Samba generating these fine rhythms, here within our city”
Paul Wolf, Cowley Road Works Trustee

Sol Samba gig at The Zodiac

“The band was fantastic on the day and really created that carnival atmosphere!”
Alison Drummond, Oxford City Council

“Loved the drumming and the energy you brought – even hard-coring it through the rain – respect.”
Alex Towler, Food Owned by Oxford pop-up market

Sol Samba dancer Melisa Akdogan on May Morning

“Everyone loved Sol Samba!! You guys were great and really helped build up the atmosphere.”
Balliol College Ball organizer

“I feel very lucky that you all came and did such a great set for us. I had so many compliments about your band! We would definitely love to have you back in the future.”
Sam Burgum, Nor Lye Musical Festival

“As ever, it was great to have you there and, as ever, you were terrific.  The costumes were absolutely amazing. The effort that you go to,  to make the event special is massively appreciated.”
Dan Clucas, Community Development Officer, Aylesbury Vale District Council

“Just to say how greatly having your music at our Garden Party added to the spirit of fun and colour of the event. To have you walking and playing as we proceeded downstream from the club to the garden party venue at The Isis Farmhouse was great. To walk and play at the same time brought a whole new level of enjoyment to the event and firmly set the tone for what turned out to be a super evening.”
Peter Travis, Chair, Falcon Rowing & Canoeing Club

“the friendliest group I have met in all the time I have joined activities”
Mary, new band member, January 2015

Sol Samba at Thame Carnival

“You lot are unbelievable! Thank you so much for agreeing to do this. You’re going to make Thame very happy.”
Peter Andre on ITV2’s Peter Andre: Here 2 Help

“aural howitzers”
Catweazle1 in the Oxford Mail comments section

“Please thank everyone at Sol Samba on my behalf and from everyone in Aylesbury. Sol Samba were fantastic on Saturday. The ideas and the enthusiasm that you bring to the event and the show that you put on are absolutely brilliant. Thank you all so much.”
Dan Clucas, Community Development Officer, Aylesbury Vale District Council

Sol Samba parading through Oxford on May Morning

Sounds pretty impressive, right? Want to book us for a gig? Contact us here for details.