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Duo handbalance
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Duo handbalance

A magic ambience with our beautiful girls. Don't miss a chance to have the best night!
Acrobatic handbalance duo combines grace, style & gravity-defying agility both in the air and on the gro...
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5 (4 Reviews)
From £350
Violinist Moderne
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Violinist Moderne

A professional violinist will create a beautiful atmosphere throughout your event
Violinist Moderne has quickly established himself as one of the leading wedding violinists in the NorthWest o...
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5 (7 Reviews)
From £350
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Their music is creative and unique, often complimented by harmonica, effects and keyboards!
Essence are a vocal and guitar duo operating all across the UK. Essence are a professional duo with...
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5 (10 Reviews)
From £400
Just Love
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Just Love

Fun, stylish and modern party band available for every event
Just Love is a seriously stylish party starter, setting dancefloors alight all over the UK and internationally! They mind-blowing...
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5 (12 Reviews)
From £1450
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Bossa nova

Bossa Nova

Bossa nova music at your party, wedding or corporate party? Bossa nova is a music style that originated in Brazil, around the 50’s of the 20thcentury from the samba and was influenced by jazz music. Bossa nova actually sounds like jazz, warm and sensual, always calm and never aggressive. Bossa nova became very popular all over the world and received particular attention from American jazz musicians, mainly saxophonists who love this style of music. Saxophonist Stan Getz, who scored huge successes, the greatest with the duo album Getz / Gilberto. Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra made albums that were completely dedicated to Jobim's work. Numerous compositions by Jobim have become standards. The music of the legendary composer is still performed worldwide by various artists. Our Bossa nova and jazz artists are inspired by this beautiful genre and can play your favourite Bossa nova songs. [Evenses]("entertainment professional services") offer a selection of professional Bossa nova bands and duos you can book.

In the footsteps of Joao Gilberto: Bossa Nova History

During the late fifties of the 20th century in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a spark happened. On the many tropical beaches of the Brazilian metropolis, students, artists, and musicians are increasingly coming together, looking for a beautiful, modern, but above all relaxed way to share their shared passion for samba, for the beach, and of course for love: to celebrate yourself. The result? A new, calm form of samba, based on a combination of traditional Brazilian music and rhythms, American jazz, and a new way of writing music, in Portuguese.

Brazilian singer, guitarist, and songwriter Joao Gilberto is generally seen as the founder of the bossa nova, along with the slightly older Antonio Carlos Jobim, better known as Tom Jobim and known in his own country as O Mito (The Legend). The world famous song Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema), like hundreds of other songs, is by Jobim's hand. A more extensive bossanova family soon began to form around these two figures. Songwriter Vinicius de Moraes, from the lyrics of Garota de Ipanema, jazz pianist Sergio Mendes, from the hit Mas Que Nada, and guitarist Roberto Menescal, whose biggest hit O Barquinho are certainly absolute classics in Brazil.

Rio de Janeiro was not the only place in Brazil where the bossa nova started to gain popularity in the 1950s, but it was the city that best embodied the feel of the music. The many nightclubs, beach culture, and generally more laidback lifestyle in Rio made the perfect cradle for the bossa nova. One of the legends about the origins of the bossa nova tells us that the genre was "discovered" by an American music industry executive while on vacation and happened to hear a performance by Tom Jobim and Joao Gilberto. The theory that the bossa nova mainly originated because American jazz musicians in Rio started to work together with the local musicians, however, sounds a lot more plausible to us.

Regardless, by the early 1960s, Americans were also increasingly under the spell of the bossa nova. This trend culminated with a grand bossa nova concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. Less than two years later, the famous American jazz musician would write probably the most famous bossa nova song ever, The Girl from Ipanema, along with Joao Gilberto, his wife Astrud as the singer, and Tom Jobim on the piano. In short, the biggest names of the bossa nova together on an American song and an entire album. This album, called Getz / Gilberto, eventually hit the US charts for 96 weeks, and the song The Girl from Ipanema quickly became the second most played song in the world, after the Beatles' Yesterday.

Even if you were not or are not really familiar with the genre, it could very well be that you recognize different bossa nova hits, at least by their rhythms. In addition to The Girl from Ipanema, there are, for example, Mas Que Nada, the original 1966 song by Sergio Mendes which he again released very successfully in 2006 in collaboration with The Black Eyes Peas, and Chega de Saudade by Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes.

This type of Brazilian jazz does absolutely well at dinners, summer parties and weddings, to name but a few examples. We certainly recommend booking bossa nova for the right occasion.

Hire a bossa nova band for your wedding, corporate party or reception

It is possible to book a DJ with our bossa nova band for a swinging end of the evening. You are assured of hiring an excellent formation by reserving a bossa nova band at Evenses, the formation consists of very professional musicians. Our music groups are booked daily for events, festivals and parties. All music groups are selected for their quality, enthusiasm and experience. You want to be sure of a stunning wedding party or staff party? Simply request a no obligation quote or call our office for more information. We are available and would like to help you with looking for the right bossa nova artist for your event.

What is included in the price?

Everything required for a successful performance is beach standard included. So the price is all-inclusive and there are no additional costs. Included are:

  • Screened, professional entertainment
  • Money back guarantee
  • Travel expenses
  • VAT
  • Replacement entertainment in case of illness
  • Online wish list
  • Personal event manager
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Assembly and disassembly (if required)
  • Light and sound technology (if required)
  • Other necessary equipment (if required)
How is the price determined?

The price mainly depends on the following factors:

  • The desired duration of the performance
  • Travel time and travel costs
  • Any lighting and/or sound technology required
  • Any waiting and preparation time
  • The group size
  • Familiarity of the act.

Ultimately, every party is unique. Therefore, we are happy to discuss your requirements in advance and can make an appropriate tailor-made proposal.

How is the quality of the entertainment guaranteed?

A specially trained team does advance screening of our entertainment. Here, we look at:

  • experience,
  • training,
  • price-quality ratio,
  • representativeness,
  • originality
  • reliability in keeping appointments.

What else we do:

  • All acts are previewed through demos and live performances.
  • Personal introduction before acts can perform on behalf of Evenses
  • Our entertainment also has an online portal where they can view all the information and requirements of your booking at all times
  • We call and text the entertainment prior to the booking for a final check
  • We only work with entertainment that we stand behind ourselves and that meets our quality standards. In all other cases, they do not appear on our website.
  • As we have been in business for almost 15 years, we have a good long-term cooperation with almost all our entertainment
What is the process of a booking?

Our job is to completely unburden you so that you end up having a successful party. This is how you achieve a successful party:

  1. Look at our website and choose the entertainment you like. Difficult to choose? Contact our team and we will help you find the right option
  2. You will receive a no-obligation proposal. Does it not quite fit your needs? Let us know and we will try to adjust it. Is the proposal to your liking? Then you can indicate that you wish to book.
  3. You can submit your wishes and other details online. We will make an agreement and invoice. This can be paid and signed online. We will schedule all the entertainment correctly. We will get in touch shortly before booking.
  4. We're all set. We are going to make it a successful occasion!
How can I cancel?

Do you want to cancel unexpectedly? Please contact us, we will then try to resolve it as best we can for both you and the entertainment you have booked. In consultation, we usually come to the best solution.

This is our standard cancellation policy:
After you have confirmed your booking, you have 14 days of reflection time. You can then cancel, without giving any reason, free of charge. This only applies to bookings beyond 45 days on the day of booking.

If the cooling-off period has expired, or the booking is made within 45 days, we will charge a cancellation fee. You can take out cancellation protection at the time of booking for 6.8% of the booking amount.

Cancel without cancellation protection:
20% up to 90 days or more before booking
40% up to 31 days before the booking
60% up to 14 days before booking
80% up to 7 days before booking
100% up to 0 days before booking

Cancellation with cancellation protection:
up to 90 days before booking
20% up to 31 days before the booking
30% up to 14 days before the booking
40% up to 7 days before the booking
50% up to 0 days before the booking
With flexible cancellation, if the supplier agrees, the Client can move the booking date once free of charge.

For well-known artists, we adhere to the cancellation conditions as they apply with this party.

How does payment take place?

You can make your payment via our secure online environment. We use the payment provider Mollie for this. You can choose from all common payment methods.

  • Ideal
  • Bank transfer
  • Credit card
  • PayPal
  • Apple Pay
  • Sofort Banking
  • Bankcontact
  • KBC/CBC pay button
  • Belfius Pay Button

You can choose the following payment terms:

  • 100% deposit in advance
  • 50% when booking is placed, remaining 50% 14 days before booking
    For companies only:
  • Pay 30 days after booking (2.9% surcharge)
  • Pay 60 days after booking (6.8% surcharge)
What if my party cannot go ahead because of Corona?

Would you like to book entertainment, but not sure if your party date can go ahead? With us, you can move your booking free of charge at any time if your party cannot go ahead due to government measures. We offer this guarantee completely free of charge!

What if last-minute it turns out the act cannot perform?

We always have a backup option available. Our team is available 24 hours a day. If the entertainment you have booked is unable to perform due to force majeure, we will do everything we can to make it happen. Because we have such a large network, we always succeed.

Guaranteed quality
Personal service
Always-playing guarantee
10.000+ events experience
Do you want your party to succeed?

Whatever your event or celebration, we are here to make your special day a truly memorable one.



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