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  • Biography

    This exciting new all-acoustic trio consists of three of London’s finest musicians, coming together from varying musical backgrounds to pay tribute to Parisian culture of the twenties and thirties with a heart-warming repertoire of Gypsy Jazz classics, American songbook standards, and maybe the odd Musette waltz and Paso Doble thrown in for good measure. In particular, the band features the forward-thinking compositions of
    Gus Viseur, the only accordion player to ever play in the Quintette Hot Club de France with the great Django Reinhardt. The trio features Mike Guy (accordion),
    Christian Miller (guitar) and Eric Guy (double bass).

    Mike's Biog
    Over the past fifteen years, Mike has been involved in a wide variety of musical genres and performing situations, and currently maintains a busy schedule as professional performer on accordion and piano/keyboards, as well as working as a musical director and composer/arranger.
    Originally from Melbourne, in 2004 Mike spent a few months in the Caribbean before moving to London, where he has worked with a host of UK and international talent including Sophie Solomon, The Puppini Sisters, Nina Ferro, Osvaldo Chacon, Roberto Pla, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Spike Orchestra and others.
    Mike performs regularly at a host of venues throughout central London, including the Quecumbar, the 606 Club, the Vortex, the Spice Of Life,
    Pizza Express Dean Street, the Pheasantry and others, as a freelance musician with a variety of different ensembles.

    Christian's Biog
    Having traded Astronomy for jazz, Christian Miller has played guitar with the broadest possible spectrum of British jazz musicians – ranging from traditional jazz star Adrian Cox, to contemporary nu-jazz virtuoso Robert Mitchell and taking in bop, swing, fusion, world jazz and gypsy jazz along the way. He has worked many of the top musicians in UK including Heidi Vogel, Mike Mondesir, Alex Garnett and Ian Shaw, as well US swing scene favourite Gordon Webster.
    Equally at home on electric and acoustic instruments, his current projects include the Shirt Tail Stompers, Kit Massey’s Hot Club of Jupiter, the Balagan Café Band, the Melange Collective and his own trio.


    Recent Clients

    Wedding, Dorney Court, Windsor.

    Birthday Party, West Dulwich.

    TW12 Jazz Festival

    Cafe Verdi, Royal Albert Hall

    Quecumbar, Battersea

    Ritzy Cinema, Brixton

    Ivy House, Nunhead

    Archduke Restaurant, Waterloo

  • Prices

    Trio pricing

    £425.00

    Standard line-up is trio of accordion / acoustic guitar / double-bass, although this can be reduced to duo (accordion/bass) or solo accordion. Combinations of different ensembles (e.g, solo accordion early evening followed by trio later etc) available on request. Basic rate is £150 per musician, plus 15% booking fee and VAT charged on total, plus £10 travel expenses per musician, for a three-hour maximum call. Any time over this period charged at £50 per hour per musician plus VAT and booking fee charged on total. Any driving distance greater than 50 miles from SW8 5BP is charged at £200 per musician including above.

  • Technical Requirements

    As the trio is all-acoustic and entirely mobile, very little is required. A power socket would be the only equipment needed for minimal amplification.

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  • Reviews (4)

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    Catherine and Ed, Battersea.

    about 1 year ago

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    We happened to see the duo version (accordion and upright bass) performing outdoors at a local market and enjoyed it so much we decided to hire the same format for our Sunday afternoon wedding party, held in the foyer of a Victorian-era town hall now used as an arts centre. The musicians were prompt in arriving and performing and took up very little room at the venue. Their swinging tunes and gypsy-influenced sounds worked just as well indoors as background music, especially in the vintage atmosphere of the foyer. We would certainly recommend them to anyone after a small group of live musicians playing vintage-style Jazz.

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    Ruth (Heppinstall Function, 11/6/16)

    about 1 year ago

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    We booked the trio for our combined 40th birthday and housewarming and they were a great choice. They were simply amazing! Their vintage acoustic sounds really set the party swinging and created such a lively atmosphere that even the rain didn't stop us from dancing in the garden! Highly recommended and would definitely book them again - really professional and exceptionally talented musicians!

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    Rachel (Dorney Court, Windsor)

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    The trio performed at our venue outdoors on the North Lawns for an afternoon wedding reception. Their style of music and performance was perfect for the venue and event. Halfway through it started to rain so we moved the event indoors and they were able to continue quite easily and quickly with a minimum of fuss. We thoroughly enjoyed their performance and look forward to booking them again for similar events in the near future.

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    Anne (Windsor, Berkshire)

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    We hired the trio for our daughter’s wedding reception mid-afternoon drinks before dinner. It was outdoors in the intimate gardens of a stately home, and their gypsy jazz sounds and stylish performance fit the mood perfectly. Halfway through the reception it started to rain, so the event was moved indoors, which the trio adapted to quickly, and they continued to provide a great atmosphere until the dinner commenced. We really enjoyed their music and would be happy to recommend them to anyone.’

  • ABOUT

    Biography

    This exciting new all-acoustic trio consists of three of London’s finest musicians, coming together from varying musical backgrounds to pay tribute to Parisian culture of the twenties and thirties with a heart-warming repertoire of Gypsy Jazz classics, American songbook standards, and maybe the odd Musette waltz and Paso Doble thrown in for good measure. In particular, the band features the forward-thinking compositions of
    Gus Viseur, the only accordion player to ever play in the Quintette Hot Club de France with the great Django Reinhardt. The trio features Mike Guy (accordion),
    Christian Miller (guitar) and Eric Guy (double bass).

    Mike's Biog
    Over the past fifteen years, Mike has been involved in a wide variety of musical genres and performing situations, and currently maintains a busy schedule as professional performer on accordion and piano/keyboards, as well as working as a musical director and composer/arranger.
    Originally from Melbourne, in 2004 Mike spent a few months in the Caribbean before moving to London, where he has worked with a host of UK and international talent including Sophie Solomon, The Puppini Sisters, Nina Ferro, Osvaldo Chacon, Roberto Pla, the National Symphony Orchestra, the Spike Orchestra and others.
    Mike performs regularly at a host of venues throughout central London, including the Quecumbar, the 606 Club, the Vortex, the Spice Of Life,
    Pizza Express Dean Street, the Pheasantry and others, as a freelance musician with a variety of different ensembles.

    Christian's Biog
    Having traded Astronomy for jazz, Christian Miller has played guitar with the broadest possible spectrum of British jazz musicians – ranging from traditional jazz star Adrian Cox, to contemporary nu-jazz virtuoso Robert Mitchell and taking in bop, swing, fusion, world jazz and gypsy jazz along the way. He has worked many of the top musicians in UK including Heidi Vogel, Mike Mondesir, Alex Garnett and Ian Shaw, as well US swing scene favourite Gordon Webster.
    Equally at home on electric and acoustic instruments, his current projects include the Shirt Tail Stompers, Kit Massey’s Hot Club of Jupiter, the Balagan Café Band, the Melange Collective and his own trio.


    Recent Clients

    Wedding, Dorney Court, Windsor.

    Birthday Party, West Dulwich.

    TW12 Jazz Festival

    Cafe Verdi, Royal Albert Hall

    Quecumbar, Battersea

    Ritzy Cinema, Brixton

    Ivy House, Nunhead

    Archduke Restaurant, Waterloo

  • PRICES

    Prices

    Trio pricing

    £425.00

    Standard line-up is trio of accordion / acoustic guitar / double-bass, although this can be reduced to duo (accordion/bass) or solo accordion. Combinations of different ensembles (e.g, solo accordion early evening followed by trio later etc) available on request. Basic rate is £150 per musician, plus 15% booking fee and VAT charged on total, plus £10 travel expenses per musician, for a three-hour maximum call. Any time over this period charged at £50 per hour per musician plus VAT and booking fee charged on total. Any driving distance greater than 50 miles from SW8 5BP is charged at £200 per musician including above.

  • TECHNICAL

    Technical Requirements

    As the trio is all-acoustic and entirely mobile, very little is required. A power socket would be the only equipment needed for minimal amplification.

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  • Reviews

    Reviews (4)

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    Catherine and Ed, Battersea.

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    We happened to see the duo version (accordion and upright bass) performing outdoors at a local market and enjoyed it so much we decided to hire the same format for our Sunday afternoon wedding party, held in the foyer of a Victorian-era town hall now used as an arts centre. The musicians were prompt in arriving and performing and took up very little room at the venue. Their swinging tunes and gypsy-influenced sounds worked just as well indoors as background music, especially in the vintage atmosphere of the foyer. We would certainly recommend them to anyone after a small group of live musicians playing vintage-style Jazz.

    avatar

    Ruth (Heppinstall Function, 11/6/16)

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    We booked the trio for our combined 40th birthday and housewarming and they were a great choice. They were simply amazing! Their vintage acoustic sounds really set the party swinging and created such a lively atmosphere that even the rain didn't stop us from dancing in the garden! Highly recommended and would definitely book them again - really professional and exceptionally talented musicians!

    avatar

    Rachel (Dorney Court, Windsor)

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    The trio performed at our venue outdoors on the North Lawns for an afternoon wedding reception. Their style of music and performance was perfect for the venue and event. Halfway through it started to rain so we moved the event indoors and they were able to continue quite easily and quickly with a minimum of fuss. We thoroughly enjoyed their performance and look forward to booking them again for similar events in the near future.

    avatar

    Anne (Windsor, Berkshire)

    about 1 year ago

    10.010.0

    We hired the trio for our daughter’s wedding reception mid-afternoon drinks before dinner. It was outdoors in the intimate gardens of a stately home, and their gypsy jazz sounds and stylish performance fit the mood perfectly. Halfway through the reception it started to rain, so the event was moved indoors, which the trio adapted to quickly, and they continued to provide a great atmosphere until the dinner commenced. We really enjoyed their music and would be happy to recommend them to anyone.’

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