MANIÈRE DES BOHÉMIENS
Manière des Bohémiens play energetic and improvised Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli influenced Gypsy Jazz and Eastern European swing. They are the most debauched, ecstatic and downright amazing live band you will have seen for a long while.
Gypsy jazz played with the jaunty abandon of a misspent youth and a broken heart arranged for 6 young virtuoso musicians who travel around playing the violin, guitar, sax and double bass whilst dipping in and out of Parisian alleyways and absorbing pieces of the colourful lives they meet along the way. They have been entertaining the folks of Nottingham and far beyond for many years with their infectious blend of improvised, manouche jazz and rough-edged, virtuosic eastern-european gypsy-folk music
Martha Hill is a Newcastle based singer/songwriter from Scotland who fuses elements of folk, blues, pop and reggae into one big melting pot of rhythmic guitar and soulful vocals.
Martha is currently working with local cellist Ceitidh Mac, as we as multi-instrumentalist Nick Tyler. The three are working together to create a fusion of folk, blues and electronic music (with the occasional hint of rock and roll), drawing influence from everything from Tom Waits to Alt-J.
Martha continues to play at venues all over the country, supporting bands like Holy Moly and the Crackers, The Buffalo Skinners and The Urban Voodoo Machine