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Gypsy Swing Band

Gypsy Swing Ensemble is a swing band who have performed unique and fresh arrangements of traditional Gypsy swing, Italian and Spanish music on two guitars, since 2001. They are a highly sought-after Gypsy Swing / Jazz band for wedding gigs, corporate and private events. Gypsy Swing Ensemble 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, The Gypsy Swing Ensemble have toured in France, Italy, Malta and Russia, and played at many illustrious venues including the Houses 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.

Gypsy Swing Ensemble are also able to add two incredible singers who can perform alongside the gypsy swing band. Dom Durner as their male singer and Francesca Confortini as the bands female singer.

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Traditional Gypsy twist to classic Swing Bands

Recorded their own album at Le QuecumBar

Performed at the Houses of Parliament

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Here’s what The Gypsy Swing Ensemble’s clients said:

“We would like to say a massive thank you to Contraband Swing. You guys were absolutely superb at our wedding last week and went down a treat with our guests!!”
– Maise & Steve, Wedding, East Sussex

“Contraband Swing… One of the most incredibly talented bands we’ve ever seen perform live. Every song draws in the listener with their energetic and animated performances. Contraband Swing will blow your mind!”
– Ed, Music Agency, UK

“When I feel I want to dream I play Santana’s Salvador and Black Magic Woman, when I feel I want to dance and be happy then I play Contraband Swing’s album. It continues to bring me pleasure.”
– Raficq, The Poetry Society and Planet Poetry


The Gypsy Swing Ensemble’s repertoire:

Bobby McFerrin – Don’t worry be happy
Nat King Cole – L.o.v.e.
Perhaps perhaps perhaps
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Edith Piaf – La vie en rose
Henri Betti – C’est si bon
Pink Martini – Sympathique
Serge Gainsbourg – Javanaise
Cab Calloway – Minnie the moocher
Louis Prima – Just a gigolo
Ben Bernie – Sweet georgia brown
Fred Buscaglione – Buona Sera Signorina
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
Benny Goodman – Sing sing sing
Paolo Conte – Via con me
Dean Martin – Mambo italiano
Duke Ellington – It don’t mean a thing
Charles Trenet – Menilmontant
Michael Buble – Sway
Disney – I Wanna Be Like You
Disney – Everybody Wants to be a Cat
Irving Berlin – Puttin on the ritz
Louis Armstrong – On The Sunny Side of the Street
Joe Goodwin – When you’re smiling
Louis Armstrong – Let’s call the whole thing off
Renato Carosone – Tu vuo fa l’americano
Soft Cell – Tainted Love


The Gypsy Swing Ensemble’s previous clients:

Royal Albert Hall
Tate Modern
The National Gallery
Tower of London
Houses of Parliament
Union Chapel
In & Out Club
5 Hertford Street
Century Club

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