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Alexis Kraniou

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London
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London based guitarist / composer and band leader / founder of the gypsy jazz trio Manouche Rouge.

A London based and one of most active gypsy jazz and swing bands in London appearing frequently in places such as the Ned , Primo Bar , write Brothers and many other jazz bars and cocktail bars , Founded by soloist Alexis Kraniou and blended with talents of great singers from the soul and jazz scene , The power Guitar trio will leave breathless Guitar lovers and Django Reinhardt fans , the high energy of the two guitars - Alexis Kraniou and James Aston - the bop edge and the traditinal taste gives a tasty adventurous twist for jazz and swing enthusiasts, while forma the perfect trio to accompany swing dance events and being the house band for such in event clubs like Cahoots /Soho The vocal trio and Quartet has been appearing frequently in places such as the Library / Trafalgar Square and the Boisdale of Belgravia .It also has become the favourite of many private clubs in London, delivering hot jazz in unique style . The band has started appearing in late 2018 in other places in Europe such as Barcelona , Brussels , Athens and north Greece where it has received the warmest reviews about the expertise on the genre and the unique style of delivery .

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I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz
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Instruments:
Guitar, Singer (mezzo soprano)
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Anita P, 7 months ago

Manouche Rouge were just brilliant. We hired them for a party on a barge on the Regents Park Canal and could not fault them at all. Alexis, who leads the group, spoke to me before the event to establish what I was after, and he and the guys did not disappoint. They were very punctual, and they played 3 fantastic sets for us. So many of the guests at the party said how perfect they were for the occasion, including a friend who is a professional musician himself. I genuinely could not fault them at all and would be more than happy to hire them again. Thanks guys for helping make the party the success it was.

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Joel V, 8 months ago

Great on all levels!

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Judith N, 1 year ago

Manouche Rouge were the most coolest, versatile, friendly and fun band. They delighted both the elder generation in the room as well as the kids. They started with background atmosphere and we ended with friends singing along as they made their way through the room. Brilliant! I couldn’t recommend them more highly.. I would definitely use them again. Beautiful voice, they look good and have a fun and festive spirit. Thank you!

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Lia S, 1 year ago

Absolutely top class, would book again and again. Thank you for providing beyond what my expectations were!

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Jon B, 6 months ago

I cannot get across how amazing Afla and the band were when playing at my party! Their energy was incredible and we were dancing non stop. They are able to create a great connection with the audience which reflects in the special atmosphere that is created. I had so many messages from guests saying they couldn't believe how good the band were. Blew all my expectations and I wouldn't hesitate for a second in re booking - they made the party!

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Charlotte A, 8 months ago

Armed with three congas and a djembé, Sackey makes his mastery of his art crystal clear, with mind-boggling solos and strong vocal lines sung in counterpoint with his heavily syncopated drum parts. A fantastic performance and dining experience rolled into one, I can’t wait to return to Pizza Express for further performances, and will definitely be attending Afla Sackey’s next London gig!