The last time this incredible and beloved band took the stage at Twickenham Jazz Club, they received a well-deserved standing ovation. The energy, musical prowess, and sheer expertise they delivered were nothing short of remarkable. For those who are new to their music, brace yourselves for an extraordinary experience rooted in the essence of the Great Hot Club tradition. Their sound carries the timeless echoes of legends like Stefan Grappelli, Django Reinhardt, Stuff Smith, and Slim Garland.
Picture subtle Gypsy Swing melodies, presented in an almost intimate acoustic manner. And that’s not all – the performance is adorned with touches of violin history and astonishing innovations in playing rare instruments.
The band’s leader, Mike Piggott, has earned a spot among the finest swing jazz fiddle players in the world, as proclaimed by the esteemed New York Jazz Times.
Nils Solberg, the guitarist and vocalist, boasts a musical journey peppered with collaborations alongside luminaries like Bryan Ferry, Nigel Kennedy, Clare Teal, Fapy Lafertin, Gary Potter, and Ralph McTell. His prowess as a jazz guitarist, vocalist, soloist, accompanist, and recording artist remains in constant demand.
Our bassist, Pete Morgan, whose extensive career in performing and recording speaks volumes. A blend of humility and talent, he’s garnered respect from fellow musicians and audiences alike. He encapsulates his musical philosophy perfectly: “The musicians who inspire me the most are the ones who play like themselves, with real humanity.”
And the drummer, Rodders Brown – a man of few words but boundless rhythm. His drumming is simply infectious, a seamless fusion of smiles and swing that keeps the groove alive.
So, “Forget Your Troubles, Just Get Happy“.
Join us in a musical journey that’s all about leaving your troubles behind and embracing happiness. Get ready to tap your toes, as we promise to envelop you in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that’ll make you feel right at home.