FiddleBop plays jazz of pretty much every kind, from all eras... daily-bread jazz from the 1920s (when "jazz was king"), chilli-hot swing and bop from later decades, and jazzy-flavoured sides of classic pop and of songs written just yesterday.
Only the finest ingredients go into FiddleBop's sparkling songs and tasty tunes. Savour that fluent instrumental pizzazz, those tangy vocal harmonies, all lightly seasoned with wit, repartee and banter. And Gypsy zing!
We love what we play, and it shows! Which is — please excuse us, we're about to blow our own trumpet (and mix our own metaphors) — one reason why audiences love FiddleBop's "jazz with Gypsy zing", our unique beggars-in-velvet flavour of jazz music.
Music which can be sweet and chilled: such as our delicate instrumental explorations of John Coltrane's exquisite "Naima", our bluesy take of Thelonious Monk's "Round Midnight", our nostalgic close-harmony vocals in "Here, There, and Everywhere", and during Jo's late-night-mood composition "Thirteen-and-a-half Days In The Desert".
And music which, with its roots firmly in the Gypsy jazz tradition, can most definitely be hot unto cooking. FiddleBop will get your feet stomping and your heart thumping (in a good way, of course) during "The Charleston", for the traditional Gypsy tune "Dark Eyes", for the John Coltrane Quartet's interpretation of "My Favourite Things", and when we're searing though Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia". Yaaay!
But don't — as the saying goes — just take our word for it: see our reviews.
- Joanna Davies (guitar and vocals)
- Dave Favis-Mortlock (violin, viola, flute and vocals)
- Paul Stevens (keyboard and vocals)
- Graeme Lamble (fretless bass guitar and vocals)
So how about FiddleBop cookin' up some tasty jazz-from-all-eras at your event or party?
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