ArtBar: Spyglass Gypsies
Guitar, accordion, clarinet and double bass
Harking back to the speakeasy clubs of the 1920s and 1930s, Spyglass Gypsies faithfully recreate the sounds of the Parisian ‘hot clubs’, in particular the stylings of gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France.
Combining traditional ‘Manouche’ repertoire with tasteful originals and gypsy-influenced modern classics, Spyglass Gypsies deliver an energetic and playful performance, displaying all the subtleties and nuances of a highly communicative and intuitive ensemble, while still retaining the fire and passion of the gypsy jazz style.
Image: Spyglass Gypsies. Clockwise from top-right: Richard Ashby (guitar), Andrew Scott (accordion), Loretta Palmeiro (clarinet/saxophone), Shannon Haritos (double bass)