Margate Caves Launch Party | Jonny Hepbir Plays Gypsy Jazz Guitar



It was great to be invited to play DJANGO REINHARDT STYLE SWING GUITAR at the MARGATE CAVES THANK YOU PARTY recently in Kent.


Margate Caves has been an 8-year project that finally came to fruition in 2019 thanks to the tireless work of the team, volunteers and sponsors behind it.


The evening was a great success for everyone involved and I was happy to play some foot-tapping tunes while guests enjoyed the prosecco, canapés and the caves themselves.


Alongside myself, there was renowned British fashion historian, Amber Butchart on the decks spinning tunes, Petra Hadjuchova on piano and Rosa Guilfoyle in the caves with voice and harmonium.


It was very cool to spot local gal and top artist Tracey Emin amongst the crowd.


Jonny Hepbir Gypsy Jazz Guitar At Margate Caves Event In Kent
Jonny Hepbir Gypsy Jazz Guitar At Margate Caves Event In Kent

About MARGATE CAVES.


Originally dug as a chalk mine in the 18th century, the Caves have been welcoming visitors since 1863 but were closed in 2004. Since 2011, campaigners determined to save the Caves have gained major funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Heritage Lottery Fund.


The money raised has enabled the The Margate Caves Community Education Trust (TMCCET) and the Friends of Margate Caves to contract geotechnical engineers to conserve the Caves and ensure they conform to all modern Health & Safety criteria, while a specialist conservator has brought the site’s vibrant murals back to life, undoing years of damage.


Jonny Hepbir Gypsy Jazz Guitar At Margate Caves Event In Kent