In addition to sporting one of the best band names in the North-west, Hotcha! have, over the past ten or so years, established themselves as the foremost gypsy jazz group in the area. For those unfamiliar with gypsy jazz who may like to know what to expect, the first thing to say is that it has little to do with giant hoop ear-rings, flowing scarves and calf-length leather boots – in other words, the Hollywood image of the European gypsy. But the music is based on the sound of the incredibly talented and influential Belgian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, who in the 1930s teamed up with the French violinist Stephane Grappelli to form the Hot Club de France. These far-from-kindred souls took the jazz world by storm, and there are still innumerable bands playing in their style but introducing new tunes and influences from other forms of music, thus keeping the tradition alive and fresh. Hotcha! is a fine example of this, and we guarantee that you’ll enjoy their brand of quiet, swinging, heartfelt jazz in the ideal acoustic setting of the Roundhouse.
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The line-up is: Heath Lavery (violin)
Jon Moore (lead guitar)
Alan Pill (rhythm guitar)
Frank Grime (double bass).