FaT Samba

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Based in Freshwater and Totland, on the Isle of Wight,  we are a strong community-based band, who create a loud and vibrant atmosphere wherever we play. Our gig list encompasses many carnivals and special events. We have played at events such as Yarmouth Old Gaffers, the Island Games, V-Dub Festival, Robin Hill events and Yarmouth Guy Fawkes parade. We are also available for fundraising and charity events as well as private functions.

Gigs 2018 to 2022

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We are a community samba band based in Freshwater and Totland, Isle of Wight, with members mostly from the West Wight, Cowes and Newport.
We play various styles of Samba - Rio-style, Samba-Reggae, Afro-Cuban, Congado and Maracatu, with influences from other musical genres.
We are always looking for new members of all abilities and ages!
The band is open to any age, but under-sevens may find it too challenging.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult throughout the rehearsal and at events.
Rehearsals are on Mondays from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, at Totland Church Hall, The Broadway, Totland. PO39 0BW
You don't need to be able to read music, or own an instrument as we offer a full training programme in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we can loan the appropriate instrument throughout your membership.
Cost is £4-00 per adult member per rehearsal attended, under 18s and students £1-00, and with your first session free!
The band is a non-profit making community band.
FaT Samba play all around the Island in numerous carnivals and other events and we are proud to support many charitable events such as Walk the Wight, Sporting Bears and Kezia Kindness.

Newport Carnival 2022. Pic by Pamela Parker of Isle of Wight County Press Newport Carnival 2022

Rehearsals:
Mondays at 6-30pm to 8-30pm. Totland Church Hall, The Broadway, Totland PO39 0BW
Rehearsals every Monday 2022 ( NO REHEARSALS in August ) Restart on Mon 5th September
Next Gigs:2022
Ventnor Main CarnivalWednesday 10th August 7-00pmVentnor
Freshwater Bay Lifeboat DaySaturday 13th AugustFreshwater Bay RNLI
Yarmouth CarnivalSaturday 13th AugustYarmouth