Acoustic Swing is led by Jonny Hepbir, a self-taught guitarist who specialises in jazz-manouche or gypsy jazz.
He is regarded as one of the most authentic exponents of this style in the country. Jonny has performed on Channel 4, Radio 1, 2 and 4, plus local stations, recorded at Abbey Road and appeared at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
Acoustic Swing specialise in an authentic reproduction of the classic sound of ‘The Hot Club of France’ featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli. The music is immediately recognisable and guaranteed to start feet tapping. Available in duo or trio formats, combinations of two guitars and double bass depending on the requirements of the event. Jonny is also available as a solo artiste.
The band work also as a quartet where the trio are joined by superb Jazz singer Sara Oschlag. Here they combine classic jazz with Parisian Swing playing a mix of swing, jazz and Latin standards along with more modern jazz songs. The music is sophisticated, stylish and cool, proving popular for either dancing or lounging. The quartet with vocals works particularly well for weddings.
The Quintet and more
The line up can be added to with additional instruments including Violin, accordion, clarinet and saxophone.
The musicians have performed for countless quality events including Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terence Conran, Roman Abramovich, Paul Merton’s wedding (Have I Got News for You), Mark Williams (The Fast Show, Harry Potter), Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock’s wedding (Hello! Magazine),Royal Bank of Scotland, Sainsburys, Marquis of Salisbury, Victoria and Albert Museum, O2, British Museum, Birmingham International Jazz Festival, Django Reinhardt Festival 2013 in Samois-sur-Seine, France
"You guys are good… really good" Sir Paul McCartney (Christmas party, December 2011)
"Everybody loved swinging to your guitars and we had so many people telling us just how brilliant you were. It was perfect. A shame it couldn’t go on forever, but it’s good to be left wanting more… Many thanks once again" Hollie & Luke Walker - wedding