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FiddleBop! Sparkling songs and tasty tunes... 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. Rich with instrumental pizzazz and tangy vocal harmonies, and all lightly seasoned with wit, repartee and banter.

Dave at a gig. Photo: Judy Waldman

We love what we play, and it shows!

And (please excuse us, we're about to blow our own trumpet) that's 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: the delicate instrumental explorations of John Coltrane's exquisite "Naima", or the tender and nostalgic close-harmony vocals of "Here, There, and Everywhere" for example. And music which, when it shows its Gypsy jazz roots, can most definitely be hot unto cooking. FiddleBop will get those feet stomping and get that heart thumping (in a good way, of course) for the traditional Gypsy tune "Dark Eyes", when we're searing though Dizzy Gillespie's "A Night In Tunisia", and for our funky take of oldie-but-goodie "Sweet Georgia Brown". Yaaay!

Paul on keyboard. Photo: Jo Davies

But don't — as the saying goes — just take our word for it: see our reviews.

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So how about FiddleBop cookin' up some tasty jazz at your event or party?

We cost less than you might think... Why not email us or phone us (01982 560726 or 07968 950870) for a quote?


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