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Harp Bazaar was born in the minds of Tara Minton (harp&vocals), Duncan Menzies (fiddle) and Filippo Dall’Asta (guitar) in London in late 2015.
The three musicians met on a session and embarked on a unique musical experiment:
to combine the majestic and delicate sound of the harp with the speed and erratic energy of traditional Gypsy swing.
As well as regularly performing at weddings, corporate events and private parties, the band has performed at Le QuecumBar, London’s most famous Gypsy jazz venue, held a year-long residency at North London’s favourite music pub – The Boogaloo, toured Italy twice and performed at the Royal Albert Hall in April 2017.
Harp Bazaar’s repertoire ranges from Gypsy jazz music by Django Reinhardt to traditional jazz tunes by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter and Nat King Cole, as well as songs by Bobby McFerrin and Stevie Wonder re-arranged in Swing style.
Welcome to the new world of Harp Bazaar, something you’ve never heard before!
Gypsy Dynamite are an authentic Gypsy jazz ensemble who since 2001 perform unique and fresh arrangements of traditional Gypsy swing, Italian and Spanish music on two guitars and vocals (bigger lineups available).
They are a highly sought-after Gypsy jazz band for wedding gigs, corporate and private events.
Gypsy Dynamite have recorded their own album at “Le QuecumBar”, the most prestigious Gypsy jazz venue in Europe, and were featured in Portobello Radio and London One Radio.
As well as performing regularly in the UK, they have toured in France, Italy, Malta and Russia, and played at many illustrious venues including the House of Parliament, Brasserie Zedel, Tower of London, Union Chapel, Novikov, the Century Club, Brasserie Toulouse Lautrec, Le QuecumBar, The Forge, Gaucho, Cahoots, The Hideaway and the Green Note.
They often team up with prodigy guests from London’s top music scene, expanding their lineup up to a 6-piece band.
Gypsy Jazz meets classical!
An exciting collaboration between Gypsy Dynamite and The Ayoub Sisters, performing Gypsy jazz tunes with a classical twist.
The Scottish – Egyptian multi-instrumentalist sisters Sarah and Laura Ayoub are being heralded as the new sound and faces of the classical and crossover worlds. Discovered by Mark Ronson, the girls were invited by Classic FM to make their Royal Albert Hall debut at Classic FM Live. After their thrilling performance, they were immediately signed by Universal Music‘s iconic label Decca Records, in a unique joint venture with Classic FM.
Crimson Rogue is an acoustic duo that rearranges modern songs such as “Sorry”, “7 Nation Army” and “Sunny” in Gypsy jazz style.
Fronted by Lorena Dale, an Australian Vocalist living in London.
Described as “powerful”, “dynamic” and “full of soul”, this Aussie songbird knows how to pack a punch!
Available for functions, private parties and weddings.