A sweet mix of Bossa Nova, Samba and Jazz with a hint of a Jam Band. A smorgasbord of honey-toned,
sultry vocals is accompained by a masterful jazz improvising band often featuring guest artists.
A relaxing and friendly atmosphere is what you'll find at every performance, perhaps derived from this this special blend of groove-oriented Brazilian rhythms.
HypnoSmoothie was a delightful choice for our annual event. They were upbeat yet mellow, diverse and original while also playing some of the Bossa Nova standards we all wanted to hear. Band leader, Pauline, has a beautiful voice and charming presentation, backed up by a cool ensemble of artistic, trendy and professional musicians. They truly live up to their name and I highly recommend them.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 20 - 500 minutes
Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish
What to Expect
Have your guests feel like at a Brazilian beach as hypnosmoothie plays authentic classics and original samba and bossa nova party songs! Minimum 4 musicians for a dance party, duo or trio for a listening room... dancers also available upon request!
The musicians crossed paths during Green Drinks, a sustainable business network meeting, where the idea of bringing live Bossa compositions such as from the great Antonio Carlos Jobim, visiting some traditional Samba and Jazz Standards, also smoothly straddling a gap between a Jam Band genre in live performances, quickly evolved into Hypnosmoothie, Long Island's premier band to deliver this special blend of groove-oriented Brazilian rhythms.
Combining Pauline's unique vocal quality influenced by great singers like the legendary Elis Regina, Caetano Veloso, Marisa Monte and Diana Krall combining life experiences when weaving in stories from her native land, featuring lyrics in both English and Portuguese and remarkable jazz improvisers from Fusion Collective - Mike Ernst and Edgar Mills, the band has been warmly embraced by the local scene.
Environmental awareness is also a priority, where the band donates a percentage of its profits to causes that support global conservation.
Hypnosmoothie is outstanding in providing professional, fun and inspired music for any occasion. We play every event with a sensitive awareness of it's function to enrich, not overshadow, your celebration.
Available for Anniversaries, Birthday Parties, Celebrations, Christmas Parties, Clubs, Community Events, Conventions, Corporate Functions, Cruise Ships, Dinner Dances, Festivals, Fraternity Functions, Fund Raisers, Graduation Parties, Grand Openings, Hotels, Jingles, Movie Soundtracks, Picnic, Private Parties, Proms, Resorts, Restaurants, Reunions, Showers, Ski Lodges, Sorority Function, Studio Session, Temples, TV Soundtracks, Weddings
Past Booked Events
|February 14, 2014||Restaurant|
|Pauline Salotti||vocals, guitar, percussion|
|Carl Obrig||saxophones, pennywhistles, percussion|
|Dan Robins||drums, percussion|
Influences & Inspiration
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Astrud Gilberto, Elis Regina, Marisa Monte, Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Djavan, Joo Gilberto, Diana Krall and many more
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