8pm, live music from 9pm
Manière des Bohémiens play improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while.
Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken heart and arranged for 5 young virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, clarinet and double bass whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way. They have been entertaining the folks of Nottingham and beyond for 4 years with their infectious blend of improvised, manouche jazz and rough-edged, virtuosic eastern-european gypsy-folk music.
Formed through a mutual love of gathering round warm bonfires and improvising, Maniére des Bohémiens spent many hours working together on the distinctive swing sound and many more on learning the melodies and developing them through improvisation.
Manière des Bohémiens' current line-up of Rob Rosa - Violin, Roger Rosa & Nicolas Perez - Guitars, Peter Beardsworth – Sax and Mark Houlgate/Mark Lewandowski - Bass have now collectively played over 200 shows which has created a tight, energetic sound which has made people get up on their feet up and down the land. This year was another huge step forwards for the band kicking off with a tour of Berlin and swiftly followed by several festival dates including Fire in the Mountain, Larmer Tree Festival, Towersey Folk, Kendal Calling and capped off with 3 shows at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. They’ve also appeared at Summer Sundae, Limetree, Headstock and the Southwell Folk Festival to name a few. They are regularly the headline act at their hometown Nottingham gigs and are often seen at Nottingham Contemporary and the Malt Cross. They've also had support slots for Polar Bear and Quantic.