High Street, Lewes, BN7 1XL

Vintage Hot Swing with Swing de Ville

Happening on 02/04/2015

Swing DeVille play an exciting blend of Swinging Gypsy Jazz, the roots of which are in American Swing and the dancehalls of 1930’s Paris. Their music is exuberant, instrumental and largely improvised around familiar songs from the era.
A comfortable reference point is the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli’s Hot Club De Paris, but this is no tribute band. Swing DeVille take the music of this genre and spin it around again adding a hard rhythmic edge to timeless melodies. Numbers such as, ‘Crazy Rhythm’, Duke Ellington’s ‘Caravan’ and Fats Waller’s ‘Honeysuckle Rose’, will take The Pelham Arms back to the
heyday of the Swing Era..
The quartet comprises, Brian Powell and Nilf Solberg on guitar, Mike Piggot on violin, and Simon Russell on double bass.