This stylish Perth Gypsy Jazz band are the latest wonder, recently forming and quickly establishing a high reputation amongst the Perth and WA music scene.
The Major Swing Project explores a modern variant of the 1930s Manouche inspired gypsy sound, with the music being heavily influenced by Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, as well as the traditional jazz and folk music of Edith Piaf with a European gypsy flavour. Essentially the music becomes sculpture.
The group consists of a varied ensemble of accomplished musicians in their own right including the line up of vocals (sung in 7 different languages), gypsy guitar, piano accordion and saxophone with additions of drums, trumpet and ukulele all within the ensemble. All members of the group have extensive past experience and high rapport amongst the music network in and outside of Australia, having toured Internationally for over a decade. 2 of the members
being from Israel and Germany, bringing the influences from all over the world.
The Major Swing Project has a very diverse world- music inspired repertoire exploring an array of swing, gypsy jazz, folk, country & western, french ballads in an eclectic mix of acoustic styles, reggae and their very own original compositions, all performed with the dazzling virtuosity and passion that is intrinsic to the gypsy tradition.
Available for touring, pub/clubs, venue bookings support acts, special occasions, private parties, school incursions, fairs, festivals, restaurant, boat tours, caravan parks, collaborative creative projects etc…