La Luna & the Gadjos – French Gypsy swing. Django to Piaf


February 25


03:00 pm - 05:00 pm

Event Category:

events in te puke


The Incubator Creative Hub

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The Incubator Creative Hub

Historic Village 17th Avenue

Tauranga, New Zealand

Come and join in a fabulous afternoon / evening of French song, fun and gypsy swing with NZ’s premier vocal manouche band, La Luna & the Gadjos.

This event will be presented by the Jam Factory and the Tauranga Jazz Society on Sun 26 Feb as part of their Bite-sized Tour.
Chanteuse La Luna (Caro Manins) sings vintage Piaf with nerve and verve together with classic songs from the steamy hot clubs of Paris. Sax-man Roger Manins adds plenty of New Orleans soul, and also on show are the gypsy talents of: Phillip Beatson – lead guitar, James “le Prof” of the burning violin, Steve Sherry – la pompe, Eamon E.Wells – contrabass .
This event will be the first musical performance in the outdoor amphitheatre at Historic Village, Tauranga

Recreating the steamy hot clubs of Paris to the drama of Piaf, La Luna & the Gadjos perform an irreverent mix of French gypsy mayhem (or ‘Manouche’) coloured with the sound of New Orleans jazz.
This traditional French music of the 30’s is played with authentic feel, passion and their own New Zealand twist, led by the multilingual talents of La Luna (Fr: the mad one) who sings vintage Piaf and gypsy classics with verve, nerve and joie de vivre.
La Luna & the Gadjos are New Zealand’s premier vocal French gypsy band and combine traditional Manouche and Chanson such as La Vie en Rose, J’attendrais, Douce Ambiance, and L’accordeoniste, with classic swing numbers such as Puttin on the Ritz and Swing Brother Swing.

(If wet the event will be held in the Incubator.)

Tickets $20, kids under go FREE Time: 3pm
Door sales will be available .


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