Gypsy jazz band

Amuse Manouche

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About Amuse Manouche

A Brighton-based gypsy swing band with a 1930s Parisienne Hot Club sound.
Gypsy jazz band
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We're a Brighton-based gypsy swing band with a 1920s-1940s Parisienne Hot Club sound. We’re available to play at venues, weddings, celebrations, and other special events around the UK and internationally. Expect a recreation of the heady atmosphere of Django Reinhardt's Paris, with lightning-fast guitar riffs, pulse-racing rhythms, and soaring Ella Fitzgerald-inspired vocals. Supersize the band by adding extra instrumentalists - popular choices include violin, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, and snare drum.

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Gypsy jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Amuse Manouche's Song list

After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehavin'
Alexander's Ragtime Band
All Of Me
All Of You
Autumn Leaves
Beautiful Love
Bei Mir Bistu Shein
Bernie's Tune
Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
Blue Skies
Body And Soul
But Not For Me
Bye Bye Blackbird
C'est Magnifique
Cheek To Cheek
The Christmas Song
Come Fly With Me
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Cry Me A River
Dark Eyes / Ochi Chernye
Deed I Do
Dream of You
Do Nothin Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means?
Doin' The Uptown Lowdown
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Dream Of You
East Of The Sun
Easy To Love
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Fly Me To the Moon
Foggy Day, A
From This Moment On
The Girl From Ipanema
Guess Who's In Town
Has Anybody Seen My Gal?
Have You Met Miss Jones?
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
He's A Tramp (Lady and the Tramp)
Honeysuckle Rose
How High The Moon
I Ain't Got Nobody
I Can't Give You Anything But Love
I Found A New Baby
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I Got Rhythm
I Just Found Out About Love
I Love Paris
I Put A Spell On You
I Remember You
I Surrender Dear
I Thought About You
I Wish You Love
I Won't Dance
I'll See You In My Dreams
I'm Beginning To See The Light
I'm Confessin' That I Love You
I'm Hip
I'm Old Fashioned
I've Got A Crush On You
I've Got You Under My Skin
If I Didn't Care
If I Were A Bell
In A Mellow Tone
Is You Is (Or Is You Ain't My Baby)
It Could Happen To You
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
It's A Sin To Tell A Lie
It's Only A Paper Moon
Just One Of Those Things
Kansas City
Keepin' Out Of Mischief Now
Lady Be Good
The Lady Is A Tramp
Let It Snow!
Let There Be Love
Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
Let's Face The Music And Dance
Let's Fall In Love
Let's Get Lost
Let's Misbehave
Love For Sale
Love Me Or Leave Me
Lover Man
Lover, Come Back To Me
Lullaby Of Birdland
Lullaby Of The Leaves
Mack The Knife
Making Whoopee
The Man I Love
The Man With The Bag (Everybody's Waitin' For)
Mean To Me
Moonlight Saving Time
Moon River
The More I See You
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness Of You
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night And Day
No Moon At All
Old Devil Moon
One Mint Julep
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Out Of Nowhere
Pennies From Heaven
People Will Say We're In Love
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Puttin' On The Ritz
Rhode Island Is Famous For You
Robbin's Nest
Round Midnight
So Nice (Summer Samba)
Santa Baby
Shiny Stockings
Sister Sadie
Sleigh Ride
So Danco Samba
Social Call
Some Of These Days
Some Other Time
Star Dust
Stompin' At The Savoy
Sweet Georgia Brown
Swing That Music
Take The 'A' Train
Taking A Chance On Love
Tea For Two
Teach Me Tonight
That Old Black Magic
That Old Feeling
Them There Eyes
There Will Never Be Another You
There'll Be Some Changes Made
They All Laughed
They Can't Take That Away From Me
This Can't Be Love
Thou Swell
The Way You Look Tonight
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
What Is This Thing Called Love
When You Wish Upon A Star (Pinocchio)
Why Don't You Do Right?
Winter Wonderland
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
You're Driving Me Crazy
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients say that they love our high-energy performances and our high levels of musicianship.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Brighton Bootlegger, Brighton Speigeltent, Cafe Du Jardin, The Circle

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Django Reinhardt, Ella Fitzgerald

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes! Our most popular line-ups are the trio (2 x guitarist 1 x vocalist) and the quartet (1 x double bassist, 2 x guitarist, 1 x vocalist) but depending on budget optional add-ons include clarinet, violin, accordion, and saxophone.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event just let us know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes, we can provide an iPod service before and between sets for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

Our trio and quartet bands take very little time to set up. We can set up in 5-10 mins although we usually arrive 30-45 mins before the performance.

Can you roam around while you perform?


Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA system is included in your quote. The quartet can comfortably fit in a 2x2m space, maybe even less. Just let us know if space is a factor and we'll see what we can do.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you for an extra fee.

Amuse Manouche's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£625
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£675
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Amuse Manouche's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Marie-Sophie R
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Amuse Manouche were simply brilliant. They played at the weekend at my birthday event and were perfect, all my friends commented on how fantastic they were, and how great the ambience was. Their musicianship is excellent (we had a trio: Sam the vocalist, with a lovely voice, and guitar and double bass) with a great range of songs- I had asked for a mix of gypsy and jazz numbers. They were also great to deal with. My only regret is that they were 'background' music, as I wish I could l have spent the whole evening just listening to them!

Reply from Amuse Manouche
1 month ago

Thanks for the kind words Marie-Sophie, we had a blast too!

From other customers:

Barney F
8 months ago, for a Corporate event in Ship St
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5 out of 5

Amuse Manouche played in the garden for our Brighton event. They created a great atmosphere for everyone that attended and we got a lot of positive feedback on the day. They sounded great and had a nice mix of music.

Arianna C
8 months ago, for a Corporate event in Lower Beeding
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5 out of 5

We had Amuse Manouche performing during an informal but very important dinner with prestigious guests. All the members are very talented as well as extremely kind and friendly. They tried their best in especially difficult circumstances [Background: This event was planned to follow Goodwood Festival, which was unfortunately cancelled due to adverse weather conditions], for sure their participation, patience and incredible great mood really made the difference in our event.

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