The Sparrows of Paris / Les Moineaux de Paris
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gypsy jazz, vintage french chansons and authentic 1930s jazz-musette with singer, accordion, guitar, double bass sometimes clarinet
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
We own a PA system
Les Feuilles Mortes / Autumn Leaves
Melodie au Crepuscule
Les Yeux Noirs / Dark Eyes
Javas - popular dance of the 1930s and 40s
Chez Raymond (Les Moineaux de Paris)
J’Suis Mordue (Edith Piaf)
La Der des Der (Fréhel)
La Java (Arletty, Mistinguett)
La Java Bleue (Fréhel)
La java de Cézigue (Edith Piaf)
Si Vous Étiez Un Coquin (Fréhel)
Valses Musette and Valses:
A Paris Dans Chaque Faubourg (Lys Gauty)
La Mer (Charles Trenet)
Mon Amant de Saint Jean (Lucienne Delyle)
Sous Le Ciel de Paris (Edith Piaf)
Sous Les Ponts de Paris (Lucienne Delyle)
Sur Les Quais du Vieux Paris (Lucienne Delyle)
Mon Homme (Mistinguett)
Parle Moi d’Autre Chose (Lucienne Boyer)
Si Tu Reviens (Rina Ketty)
Ménilmontant (Charles Trenet)
Edith Piaf - Chansons:
La Goualante du Pauvre Jean
La Vie En Rose
Mon Manège à Moi
Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
Do you have different line-up options?
yes we can perform as a duo with singer and accordion, as a trio with singer accordion and double bass or singer, guitar and double bass, as a quartet with singer, accordion, guitar and double bass or singer, guitar, double bass and clarinet and as a quintet with singer, accordion, guitar, double bass and clarinet
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.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
How much time do you need to set up?
20 minutes or less
Can you roam around while you perform?
this can be arranged for a duo
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?
the quote includes a small PA for up to 80 people or a medium size room. We have found in the past that larger events or outdoor events already have their own PA system organised so we do not provide a large PA system.
Can you learn song requests before the event?
We are happy to prepare some new songs if the timing between the booking and the performance allows.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
Our French Bal Musette set (jazz-musette and french chansons) which recreates a vintage french social dance atmosphere is perfect for outdoor events and parties / weddings as we provide music which is fun to dance to or just have in the background. Our gypsy jazz and french chansons set is perfect for events where background music is required.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
French Ambassador's Residence in London The Royal Academy of Art Outdoor Event outside Paris - Bal du Commerce The Olympia for the France Show Old Mary's Bar at The Mitre in Lancaster Gate The Green Note in Camden BOZAR in Brussels The Verdi Room at The Royal Albert Hall Brasserie Blanc, London The Central Hall at St Thomas' Hospital
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Edith Piaf, Django Reinhardt, Frehel, Mistinguett, Arletty, Lucienne Boyer, Damia and all the great gypsy jazz and jazz-musette musicians of the 1930s
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
French Ambassador's Residence in London
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
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