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Canterbury Jazz Band Hire | Jonny Hepbir Gypsy Jazz Duo At Top Music Industry Songwriter's Wedding

Updated: Oct 9, 2019

Jonny Hepbir Gypsy Jazz Duo Playing At Song Writer James Newman's Wedding In Canterbury Kent

It was great to get a call from award-winning, music industry performer and songwriter James Newman who was after a Django Reinhardt style guitar duo to entertain guests at his wedding. James opted for the JONNY HEPBIR GYPSY JAZZ DUO as the perfect choice for the big day.

We had a fabulous time playing hits from the 1930's and 1940's in our distinct Gypsy Jazz format to an audience steeped in current music trends. The duo got a lovely reception from everyone there with foot-tapping, dancing, compliments and more than a few scrutinising gazes from a musician or two.

What was really nice, when initially talking to James, was his attention to detail. He was very specific about the 'era' of Django's career he was after, sound-wise. A Post-war, mid-40's to early 50's sound, rhythmically very boppy with that slight, almost electric tone on the guitars.

This was no problem for us as we can reproduce this quite easily with our set-up. We even chose many of the tunes that Django recorded over this period to give that authentic feel.

Here's a picture of some snazzy cars and the chilled area where we played straight after the ceremony. Congratulations again to James and Cleo, thanks for having us!

Here's the JONNY HEPBIR TRIO with 'Topsy' the classic swing tune that Django recorded a couple of times during his career and a popular Gypsy Jazz number.

The JONNY HEPBIR GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR DUO are available to hire for weddings, private parties, corporate functions and public events throughout the UK and abroad.

Their enviable client list includes the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terence Conran, Paul Merton, Roman Abramovich and Kool & The Gang to name a few.

The band have played events at venues such as The Ritz, The Shard, Telecom Tower, The British Museum, The Army & Navy Club Pall Mall, Blenheim Palace plus many more.

They also perform internationally at events in countries such as France, Germany, Holland Belgium, Morocco and even the Isle of Sark.

Click HERE to read letters from past clients.

To hire the Duo for your event, please call +44 (0)7712 332967 or email

The band can also be hired as a Trio, Quartet or Quintet (all instrumental or with vocals). Jonny Hepbir can also be hired as a solo guitarist.

They can also play acoustically for smaller events and where noise-restrictions apply.

Please click HERE for more information.



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