Hot Club Ensemble
Based in London - 6pc - Gypsy jazz - From £900 (3pc)
The Hot Club Ensemble play Gypsy Jazz – 1930s Parisian café swing in the style of Stephane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt.
The Hot Club Ensemble play Gypsy Jazz and Swing from the 1930’s and 1940’s. The flexible line up unites 6 young musicians across London with a common thirst for gypsy grooves and energy. Guitars, bass and percussion create instant hot club beats covered by soaring violin, clarinet and intertwining melodies, meaning heads will bob and no shoe will be left untapped!
The Hot Club Ensemble add instant atmosphere in any venue, be it large, small, intimate, or vibrant with an array of gypsy repertoire mixed with slow, mellow ballads and jazz classics. They pay homage to Reinhardt & Grappelli to recreate the sound and glamour of a bygone era when the dancehalls, hotels and smokey cafes of Paris were filled with vibrant Gypsy Jazz music.
The band are all experienced professional musicians having graduated from music colleges and universities such as the Royal College of Music, Goldsmiths College, the Kilburn Institute & Leeds university. The perform for events as diverse as receptions, weddings, corporate events & festivals and are equally suitable playing either soulful, subtle background music or sensational swing floor fillers.
Clients include: Ernst and Young, Toyota, Chicago Bears, RIBA, American Express, 2012 Olympics, The Fashon Awards, Sackers
Venues include: Royal Academy of Arts, Chewton Glen, Notley Abbey, Tower of London, The Gherkin, The Sayoy, The Wallace Collection, The Guildhall London, V&A, Science Museum, Old Billingsgate
Although the full band is a 6 piece there are also options of smaller groups from 3pc upwards to suit different budget, playing area and events.
The style of music was perfect for the occasion. We received lots of compliments about you, providing a foot-tapping, lively style whilst not being intrusive to the conversation. We’d certainly recommend you to others.
We could not have asked for more! We were thrilled with their musicianship & professionalism.
We booked the Hot Club Ensemble for our wedding and could not have hoped for a better performance. Whether supplying the music to accompany our meal, or performing a set for the evening entertainment, the talent, musicianship, and enthusiasm of the band was fantastic. Having the band perform was a truly brilliant addition to our big day!
They are wonderful musicians – to the point that I felt a bit guilty having them at such a small event as they deserve a big audience. It was particularly good to have them there when the weather had turned horrible as it really cheered up the day and kept everyone happy. They were great, and really nice lads as well.
Set list / Repertoire
Muskrat Ramble- Kid Ory
Swing 42- Reinhardt
Sunny Afternoon- Davies
Limehouse Blues- Furber/Braham
Je te Veux- Satie
Mahna de Carnival- Bonfa/Sigmund
Bistro Fada- Stephane Wrembel
Tipsy Gypsy- Grisman/Grappelli
And I Love Her- Lennon/McCartney
Don’t Mean A Thing- Ellington/Mills
Si Tu Vois Ma Mère- Sidney Bechet
All Of Me- Simons/Marks
Douce Ambience- Reinhardt/Grappelli
If I Had You- Campbell/Connelly/Shapiro
Minor Swing- Reinhardt/Grappelli
Sweet Georgia Brown- Bernie/Pinkard/Casey
Stomping At Decca- Reinhardt/Grappelli
Georgia On My Mind- Carmichael/Gorrell
I Wanna Be Like You- Sherman/Sherman/Prima
Vendredi 13- Reinhardt
Aint Misbehavin’- Fats Waller
Puttin On The Ritz- Irving Berlin
Wonderful World- Thiele/Weiss/Armstrong