They are probably the UK’s best-loved gypsy swing ensemble, playing music it’s impossible not to love with infectious energy, virtuosity and joy. They are residents at many of London’s top live music venues and have performed for some of the world’s most glamorous private parties and events. Celebrities, reviewers, industry press and private clients have lined up to shower them with praise, with Sting, Rory Bremner, KT Tunstall and the late great Jack Massarik numbering among their fans.
Trio Manouche’s set brings together the core repertoire of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt with the band’s own foot-tapping arrangements of trad swing greats such as Nat King Cole, and bandleader Simon Harris’s highly acclaimed original material. The trio often team up with virtuoso guests from among the elite of London’s musicians and singers, expanding their lineup to present Manouche – a powerful swing dance band of 6-piece upwards.