Manouche are probably the UK's best-loved gypsy swing ensemble. They enjoy residencies 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 alike have lined up to shower them with praise: they have numbered among their fans names such as Sting, KT Tunstall, the late great Jack Massarik and BBC's In Tune. They play music it's impossible not to love with awe-inspiring virtuosity, infectious energy and joy.
Trio Manouche's set brings together the core repertoire of gypsy guitar legend Django Rhinehardt 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 very frequently team up with virtuoso guests from among the elite of London's instrumentalists and singers, expanding their lineup to present Manouche – a powerful swing dance band of 6-piece upwards.
Since forming in 2005 Trio Manouche have become regulars at the best-known venues and festivals across the UK, popping up at Ronnie Scott's, King's Place and Barbican Hall; Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Boomtown & The Mostly Jazz Festival. They enjoy residencies at famous jazz and private clubs including The 606 Club, Le Quecumbar, Vortex, Mayfair Arts Club, Annabel's, Green Note and Brasserie Zedel.
In 2013-14 alone they performed for private events in Berlin, Moscow, Hong Kong, Puglia, Rome, Stockholm, and of course countless beautiful parties on their home turf. Recent private engagements include the wedding of Alice Rothschild & Zac Goldsmith; a garden party for Lord & Lady Bamford; New Year's Eve 2013 at Oxfordshire's The Wild Rabbit and MGM Networks' annual party, to name a few.