Gypsy Swing Band in London
The Gypsy Swing Band are a group of professional musicians with a shared love of the European swing of the 1920s and 30s that was originally made famous by the groundbreaking guitar and acrobatic violin of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli.
The Gypsy Swing Band are able to bring this infectious and unique music to your event, and in a number of live configurations: Guitar duo Trio (with double bass) Quartet (with violin) Quintet (with the addition of female vocalist).
Their repertoire includes all the classics standards of the genre such as Minor Swing, Nuages, Sweet Georgia Brown, Swing 42, Swing Gitane as well as some less traditional but equally effective numbers they’ve picked up on the way. And of course they are always happy to take requests, anything goes!
Sample Set List
Minor Swing (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
All Of Me (Gerald Marks)
Bossa Dorado (Dorado Schmitt)
How High The Moon (Morgan Lewis)
Swing de Paris (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
Isn’t She Lovely (Stevie Wonder)
Limehouse Blues (Douglas Furber)
Upside Down (Paloma Faith)
Sweet Georgia Brown (Bernie/Pinkard)
Douce Ambiance (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
China Boy (Boutelje)
It Don’t Mean A Thing (Ellington/Strayhorn)
Black Orpheus (Luis Bonfa)
Dark Eyes (trad. Russian)
Stompin At Decca (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
After You’ve Gone (Henry Creamer)
Blue Drag (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
Aint Missbehavin’ (Fats Waller)
Honey Pie (The Beatles)
Swing 48 (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
Just The Way You Are (Billy Joel)
Michelle (The Beatles)
Swing 42 (Reinhardt/Grappelli)
Part Time Lover (Steve Wonder)
Swing Gitane (trad. Gypsy)
Cantina Band Theme (John Williams – Star Wars)
La Vie en Rose (Edith Piaf)
Prince Ali (Alan Menken – Aladdin)
I Wanna Be Like You (Sherman – The Jungle Book)
“Thank you so much for your wonderful contribution to our wedding. Your glorious music contributed immeasurably to the joyousness and overall ambience of the day.”
-Richard Strange – Wedding Reception
The Gypsy Swing Band added a touch of style and sophistication to start off the evening and again into to the early hours of our Grand Vienna Ball. Really set the mood, both as a duo and as a quintet. Very professional, I would not hesitate to recommend them.
-Emma (Oxford and Cambridge Club, Masque Ball)
Worth every penny! Professional, early, unique style, talented individuals!!!! Added great dimension to any event.
– Sherriann (Buckinghamshire New University, Gatsby Themed Ball)