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A trio of tunes from the multi-talented Graham Hughes

The star of our lockdown showcase today is Graham Hughes, a multi-instrumentalist who has prepared a trio of tunes for your delectation.

Muscrat Ramble, Graham Hughes and Dickie White

Kid Ory’s classic, Muscrat Ramble, with Dickie White playing banjo and singing, Graham Hughes playing his “Flugabone”, double bass and singing. (A flugabone is rather like a forward facing baritone horn, or a bass trumpet, of a compact valve trombone). Recorded in Banbury and London over ‘lockdown’ in April 2020.

“Hopeful Melody”, by Graham Hughes, mixed and mastered by Adam Hughes

Inspired by the amazing trombone gospel choirs in New York and around the USA, Graham’s own melody recorded in his front room.

Joyful Melody

A follow up from his “Hopeful Melody”, a Joyful one this time. Again with 8 trombones, sousaphone and drums, but this time featuring the wonderful drumming of Bubu, recorded in his studio in Harringey, London. Filmed in Graham’s back yard, and Bubu’s studio.

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The Brass Volcanoes are a funky, energetic brass / jazz band from London formed and led by Graham Hughes. Brass and saxophones backed by drums and a sousaphone play a repertoire (including many original compositions) conjuring up the sounds from New Orleans, Latin America, Caribbean, Eastern European, funk, blues, jazz and more.

Champagne Swing perform music inspired by the great recordings of Django Reindhardt. We play a selection of swinging jazz standards, traditional gypsy folk tunes, french musette, walzes and bossanovas. The cheerful swing of the music with a light bounce creates a relaxed, happy atmosphere.

The Tea Dance / Strict Tempo Dance Band covers anything from a strolling acoustic band, to a swing band for dancing, to a traditional jazz band for an audience, to a band for a tea dance or anything else!

Or contact us if you’d like to book an act for a socially distanced performance.