Manchester School of Samba - Hire Us

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Hire MSS

If you would like to hire the band then drop us an email or give us a ring (contact details bottom right of this page).

The typical band suitable for most indoor and outdoor events consists of 2-8 dancers and 10-15 drummers. If that is not suitable for your requirements then take a look at the alternatives below.

Full Parade Band

A full band consisting of typically about 20 drummers, 10 dancers and an optional brass section and gigante puppet.

Club/Cafe Band

A 10+ piece band comprising elements of the above, suitable to play a PA type set, indoors or outdoors as required.

Typically a small band using lightweight drums and handheld percussion. For a heavier club sound, a collection of surdos may be what you are looking for.

Pagode Band/DJ

5-8 musicians play a variety of instruments, rhythms and songs from Brazil. "Pagode" (pronounced Pa-go-adje) are the sort of acoustic instrumentals played at home or in a small bars using hand held percussion, guitars and voice or brass or flute. Intimate warm and informal. DJ Agogo can also play a scintillating Brazilian based set.


From ambitious development projects such as Manchester 5000 to more specific projects in schools (St Bede's - Soundtrack and sound effects for Julius Caesar;New Charter Academy - S American Samba Project taking 230 children through the process of Brazilian Carnival from conception to performance using dance, percussion, costume & giant puppets) or Teambuilding for up to 300 for corporate clients (Halifax, MFI, Rossetti & Radisson Hotels) or by working with other professional arts organisations (The Whalley Range All Stars, Community Arts Workshop, Swamp Circus Theatre) or corporate entertainment companies (With, Absolute Entertainments, Active Imagination, Xtreme Pursuits Ltd) MSS are capable of adapting their skills to suit whichever idea you have in mind.


If you would like MSS provide guidance to the basics of Brazilian drumming or dancing then you can choose between a half or a full-day workshop or short course (in how to combine dance, percussion, costume and giant puppets to form a Carnival troupe). All instruments provided by MSS. A great way of pulling your team together in a fun setting be it a school, community, youth or corporate group!