I was in town with my boy on Saturday & we came across you and your drum band – awesome!!! I have to admit the beat hit me to the core & all I wanted to do was cry cos it was so primal & uplifting – cracking!! And Franklin loved it too 🙂

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Thank you on behalf of Mr Producer and John Lewis for your performances in the opening event. The weekend went really well with Samba Galêz being a very prominent and much talked about feature – you certainly managed to get everyone’s attention and create a buzz around town.

Please pass on my thanks to the whole group, it was a pleasure to work with you. We look forward to working with you again soon.

Many thanks,

Tristan Williams, Project Manager / Rheolwr Prosiectau, Mr Producer

For years, I’d seen Samba Galez shaking their stuff on the streets of Cardiff and perking up the days of grey and weary shoppers. After seeing them perform a storming set after the ’99 France-New Zealand Rugby World Cup final, they always held a special place in my heart. When planning our wedding, my (now) husband and I knew we wanted to create a surprise for a guests that would really get the party started – and I looked no further than Samba Galez.

Right from the start, the band were taken with the idea of performing at a wedding, and truly got involved. Our wedding was to take place at the National Museum of Wales, so it all seemed fitting – given that the band are a national treasure themselves. They worked collaboratively with us and subtly eeked out exactly what we wanted, taking the time out for reccies and conversations about our mad idea, and helping us to build our vision. They didn’t mind me sitting in on sessions to have a listen, or taking calls at weird times of the day about ‘where exactly to stand’. What really set Paul and Zoe apart was that they greeted Ben and I with a level of enthusiasm that matched our own! Planning it with them was all part of the fun.

On the day, they delivered 200%, with band members even turning up with wedding hats and party regalia. Even our oldest guests were up and rocking. On both a personal and a professional level, I recommend Samba Galez with my whole heart. If you want an event that doesn’t feel too corporate or stuffy, give them a call. Thank you, Samba Galez, for bringing our idea to life and truly making our wedding.

Joanna Burhill

I would like to thank Samba Galez for their performances at Blackwood Summer Festival. The crowd loved them and nothing was too much trouble for them. See you next year!

Sarah-Kate Ackerman, Blackwood Summer Festival Organiser

A big thank you to you all for performing at our event in Cardiff to raise money for ‘Teenage Cancer Trust’.

You brought a lot of energy and positive vibe to the event and all the guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.
We are very grateful to you for supporting our charity!

Sara Sirati – Teenage Cancer Trust

I want to say a MASSIVE thanks to everyone on behalf of the Oxjam team and myself! Yesterday was absolutely brilliant!

My personal highlights were The Silver Rocket Club, Brooke, Whistling Biscuits, Dead Residents and Samba Galêz bringing a real carnival atmosphere to Womanby Street!

Thanks a million from the whole team and see you next year!!!

Hugh Russell, Oxjam Events Logistics Coordinator

We booked Samba Galez to mark the end of our Walk4Life event along Cardiff Barrage – as the weather turned out to be dreadful, we realised we had made a very good choice! The music and dancing was a great end to a very wet walk, and the atmosphere lightened considerably when we heard them. If it wasn’t for the rain we would have stayed and danced longer!

Ramblers Cymru

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone at Samba Galez for making the Awen Project so special!

I’ve had a wealth of positive feedback from the audience and the parents of the young people involved. Thanks so much for your input and help organising everyone

Kate – Awen Project