Bombay Bicycle Club Always Like This with the London School of Samba at All Points Festival - photo of them onstage

Bombay Bicycle Club performing their hit ‘Always Like This’ with the London School of Samba to close the All Points Festival 2021

London School of Samba came in with a bang at the All Points East Festival at Mile End Park on the August bank holiday, reuniting with headliners Bombay Bicycle Club.  By special invitation, the LSS bateria stormed the stage to play their thrilling brand of Brazilian samba on the band’s final number – a climactic performance of their hit ‘Always Like This’. The crowd went wild, dancing to the samba infused beats.

Bombay Bicycle Club Always Like This Rocked the Main Stage!

Bombay Bicycle Club Always like This - photo of the cover of the single release showing the band

Bombay Bicycle Club Always like this

“I couldn’t have been happier, the work the band put in at rehearsal was phenomenal”, said London School of Samba bateria director Mestre Fred Turuka. “Everyone knuckled down, we sang it at the tube station and played it together for the first time in front of the band. Frontman Jack Steadman remarked ‘you’ve never played this together before?’. And we hadn’t. Incredible!.”  

London School of Samba + Bombay Bicycle Club Played Four Times

Bombay Bicycle Club originally spotted the LSS in 2009 at the Thames Festival, parading with Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel, and invited the school to collaborate on a reworking of ‘Always Like This’, their hit that first blew up at the Glastonbury 2010 festival. Then the Bombay Bicycle Club invited the London School of Samba to some of their fantastic gigs. LSS and BBC joined forces at Koko in Camden in 2010, Glastonbury 2010, Underage Festival 2011 and now the All Points East festival 2021. 

The London School of Samba is available to book for festivals and events all over the UK, Europe and beyond.  For now, here are some Youtube videos of the collaborations between the London School of Samba + Bombay Bicycle Club over the years.  

Bombay Bicycle Club Always like this – KoKo 18 December

Here are some of the YouTube comments about the performance of Bombay Bicycle Club Always like this with the London School of Samba!  “BRAZIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL … Samba and Rock – Great mix!!”.  “Those drummers are awesome!”. “Good show LSS ! I wish I was there…”.  “Oh My God!!! This is amazing!”

Bombay Bicycle Club – Always Like This (Glastonbury 25-6-2010)

This is what one of the members of the London School of Samba said about playing with Bombay Bicycle Club Always like this track.  “This was the best moment on my life, thank you Bombay for giving us the chance to perform on such a big stage, in such a good atmosphere, with such good people!” (Flo Rosset).  Here some of the other the great comments, “Brazilian Music + Bombay Bicycle Club = OMG!”.  “A Glasto 2010 highlight for me, what a performance!”. “This version with SAMBA BRASILEIRO is very elegant !!!”

Bombay bicycle club – always like this @underage fest ’11

Sorry for the quality of the video! The person filming was very excited about this gig and jumping around!  Everyone who was at the show was singing, dancing and jumping in the air!  The Bombay Bicycle Club Always like this with the London School of Samba brought down the house!  Here is a link to more details about this London School of Samba Gig with Bombay Bicycle Club.

Always Like This – Bombay Bicycle Club @ All Points East 30-08-21

Always Like This” is the second single from Bombay Bicycle Club, and the first from their debut album I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose. The single was released on 13 April 2009 and has become a festival favourite! This clip is from the Bombay Bicycle Club and London School of Samba at the All Points Festival Monday the 30th of August 2021.  The crowd went crazy when the band starting playing “Always like this”!

Useful links to check out for Band.

Here are some useful links for the band Bombay Bicycle Club.  You will be able to find their website, youtube, facebook and Instagram pages below.  We also have a link to hire the London School of Samba for your party!  The Samba School is available for all kind of gigs big or small across London and the UK.  We have played various festivals across Europe over the years and also at the Hong Kong New Year Parade.


London School of Samba Serving The Community Since 1984

London School of Samba - photo of the members of the school with drums and dancers

The London School of Samba Performance

The London School of Samba has been helping people experience Brazilian Carnival Arts since the early 80’s. We provide weekly classes and workshops covering samba dance, samba drumming, costume-making, and more in a fun and friendly way.

The London School of Samba (LSS) is the UK’s first samba school with a rich history dating back to 1984.Our mission is to entertain, educate, and engage the public in traditional Brazilian carnival arts for cultural, social and educational benefit. The London School of Samba love sharing the joy and high energy of our samba dance and samba drumming classes with everyone in London and beyond!

Each year we participate in the famous Notting Hill Carnival and many other wonderful festivals and parades, live shows and gigs across London, the UK and the world! We are linked to Brazil through our godmother school Mocidade – 2017 Rio Carnival Champions! We have been featured in many magazines, newspapers, and TV shows in the UK. You might have seen us on Strictly Come Dancing or Britain’s Got More Talent.


Contact London School of Samba Hire the Band or Join a Class

You can hire the London School of Samba for your party or festival!  We will add loads of energy and make it a real night to remember! Our professional Samba Show will have you off your seat and dancing the night away!  If you interested in learning to play or dance samba in London, then come on down!  The London School of Samba are a friendly bunch of samba loving people!  We offer classes for all levels for dancing and drumming here in London.

Therefore if you are looking for samba dance classes in London or samba drumming classes in London, you have come to the right place. Don’t worry if you have never played an instrument or not sure how to dance Samba!  We will teach you everything you need to know!  Here are our contact details below to contact the London School of Samba.