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Gypsy jazz band

Amuse Manouche

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About Amuse Manouche

A bite-sized gypsy jazz band with a big sound
Gypsy jazz band
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We're a bite-sized gypsy jazz band with a big sound! Based in Brighton, 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 1930s Paris, with lightning-fast guitar riffs, pulse-racing rhythms and soaring Ella Fitzgerald-inspired vocals. With just two guitarists, one singer and a huge gypsy jazz repertoire we can bring a classic hot club atmosphere to any event at an affordable cost- we can all fit in one car, plus we can squeeze into some pretty small places! Supersize the band by adding extra instrumentalists - popular choices include double bass, violin and clarinet.

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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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Song list

After You've Gone
Ain't Misbehavin'
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
C'est Magnifique
Cheek To Cheek
The Christmas Song
Come Fly With Me
Cruella De Vil (101 Dalmatians)
Dark Eyes / Ochi Chernye
Deed I Do
Dream of You
Do Nothin Til You Hear From Me
Do You Know What It Means?
Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Dream Of You
East Of The Sun
Everybody Loves My Baby
Exactly Like You
Fly Me To the Moon
Foggy Day, A
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 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'll See You In My Dreams
I'm Beginning To See The Light
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
Making Whoopee
The Man I Love
Mean To Me
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
The Nearness Of You
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Night And Day
Old Devil Moon
One Mint Julep
One Note Samba
Our Love Is Here To Stay
Out Of Nowhere
Pennies From Heaven
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps
Puttin' On The Ritz
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
They Say It's Wonderful
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.


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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From customers:

Kate B
5 months ago, for a Private event in Brighton BN1
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5 out of 5

We use Amuse Manouche for a number of events that we organise and every time they are great! People always comment on how brilliant the music is.

Anna W
9 months ago, for a Birthday party in East Grinstead RH19
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5 out of 5

We loved having Amuse Manouche play for my Dad's 70th. They were friendly and professional, the music was excellent and everyone was dancing by the end! Our guests were full of compliments. Highly recommended!

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