Apart from performing with my band line-ups around the country, I also play quite a few SOLO GYPSY JAZZ GUITAR gigs around Kent. This is a great alternative if space, sound or budget restrictions are an issue. I still have the same Parisian Swing two-guitar sound in the style of Django Reinhardt but in a slightly more compact form.
This set up is popular for wedding receptions, private parties, events that need background music as well as bars, restaurants, bistros, wine bars and micro pubs.
Based in Margate, I've played at many of the local spots including Turner Contemporary Margate, Buoy & Oyster Restaurant, The Lifeboat Cider & Ale House, The Chapel in Broadstairs, The Hop & Huffkin In Sandwich, The Sandwich Folk & Ale Festival, the Black Cat Bar & Grill, the Bistro at Lympne Castle and Winter Gardens Margate to name a few.
I also have an ongoing residency with the quirkiest bar in Margate, the amazing Fez micro pub. I'm usually playing there solo as Jonny Plays Django! or with METRO VIPERS the powerhouse Kent-based acoustic swing trio. I even shot all the recent JONNY HEPBIR TRIO & QUARTET videos there, check out the link to see the amazing decor and listen to our music.
Here's a couple of pics from my Jonny Plays Django! gigs.
Having been a professional Gypsy Jazz guitarist for over 22 years, I also teach and coach many other players in this style from beginner right through to advanced levels.
I've been fortunate to have had many unique playing experiences with some of the world-class Gypsy masters and this has given me some invaluable insights into playing the pure Django style.
If you are interested in learning Gypsy Jazz guitar please feel free to contact me to discuss your requirements.
I offer one-to-one day sessions at my home in Margate, workshops and Skype sessions.
Here's my last teaching promo video (pre-beard), there'll be some more soon...
JONNY HEPBIR is available to hire for weddings, private parties, corporate functions and public events throughout the UK and abroad.
His enviable client list includes the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terence Conran, Roman Abramovich and Kool & The Gang and he has played at venues & events from The Ritz to Paris and Morocco.
Click HERE to read letters from past clients.
Jonny is also a respected Gypsy Jazz guitar tutor with lessons available one-to-one or via Skype. Please click HERE for more details.
To hire Jonny Hepbir for your event, please call +44 (0)7712 332967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jonny can also be hired with his Duo, Trio, Quartet (with or without vocals) and Quintet.
Please click HERE for more information.