LA BOUCHE MANOUCHE

- VINTAGE JAZZ - 

ABOUT US

LA BOUCHE MANOUCHE

We are a vintage jazz band influenced by the chic and sophisticated era of the jazz age and beyond.  Our repertoire is rooted in the sound of gypsy jazz, with swing tunes from Django Reinhardt, as well as traditional gypsy swing tunes, charlestons, French chansons, bal musette and classic jazz standards from the Great American Songbook.

We're based in London and perform throughout the UK for events including festivals, corporate functions, garden parties, birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.

 

We usually perform as a quintet with our core sound based on the original Quintette du Hot Club de France. Please get in touch for duo, trio, quartet line ups

- Where are you based?

London/South East UK

 

- Where do you play?

We mostly play in London, the South/South East, but travel all over the UK and take bookings abroad.

 

- How long do you play for?

It varies depending on the event we're playing. Two 1 hour sets or 3 shorter sets of 40 minutes within a three hour period usually work well.

 

- What events do you perform at?

Everything from weddings/civil ceremonies, private/corporate events to boat parties, restaurants and festivals.  We love small and intimate venues, as well as large parties, so get in touch if you love live music!

 

- Do you play requests?

Absolutely.  Please send in your requests 2 weeks prior to your event.

- How much do you charge?

The full quintet starts from £990. Please contact us for a full quote for your event or for duo, trio or quartet line ups.

Our repertoire features gypsy jazz classics and Broadway gems including songs by Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.  Here's some of our favourites:

  • Sweet Georgia Brown

  • La Vie en Rose

  • Night and Day

  • Georgia On My Mind

  • Besame Mucho

  • Mack The Knife

  • Summertime

  • Honeysuckle Rose

  • Ain't Misbehavin'

  • Minor Swing

  • Misty

  • Body and Soul

  • Cry Me a River

  • Caravan

  • I Got Rhythm

  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore

A selection of our repertoire here

We love playing for all kinds of events in all kinds of venues 

Some of the venues we have performed at include:

  • Merchant Taylor's Hall

  • Worship Hall

  • St James Palace

  • Queen Elizabeth Hall

  • Westminster Abbey

  • Michelham Priory

  • Emmanuel College Cambridge

  • Hunsdon Hall

  • Hoxton Hall

  • Cafe Rouge

  • Windsor Castle

  • and many more including gazebos, marquees, bars, clubs and lounges!

© 2017 LA BOUCHE MANOUCHE       Photography & Cinematography by Elizabeth McCrorie Shand / Sound by Tom McCarthy