In Association with Shades of Soul Ltd

Peter Golding’s Cafe Django

'Gypsy Jazz & Hot Harmonica Swing From Django to Harlem'

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Last Show: Saturday 17 th June 2023

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Cafe Django is inspired by the unique spirit of Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt’s Hot Club de France’s famous music of the 30s/40s, as well as blues, big band and 50s swing favourites.Peter’s early harmonica inspiration was Larry Adler the harmonica virtuoso who recorded 4 tracks with Django and Peter was subsequently proud to be invited to play at the  'Celebration of Larry Adler’s Life’ to a celebrity audience. Cafe Django has played many venues including L’Escargot,The Arts Club-Dover Street, Le Quecumbar, Momo’s, Brassiere Toulouse Lautrec and Gaz’s Rockin’ Blues Soho. Their Red Hot & Live CD is the result of a fabulous gig at favourite venue The Chelsea Art Club.

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The Band  features all leading musicians and is one of the world’s few (maybe only) harmonica led gypsy jazz swing bands, especially with its motto "It’s Party Time”! So come on down to the Pheasantry and enjoy a fun and musical evening. Our  May 2022 gig was a Full House..!

PG says “With Cafe Django I have the privilege to play with some of UK’s finest and well known musicians of the style and whilst true to the soul of the music we also love including blues, jump, big band and sometimes Duke Ellington, Ray Charles  and Hank Williams music,  with the same fervour and integrity as gypsy jazz.. It’s the feeling and commitment that makes it all ring true..So let’s Swing and  Rock and sometimes Dance..

Band Line Up

Peter Golding (harmonica / vocals)
David Ahmed (guitar) "The Duke Of Django"
Frank Bidulph (violin) “The Viscount of the Violin"
Jake Maun (guitar) "Le Maestro Jeune”
Pete Watson (accordion) "Le Grand Squeezer"
Santiago Horro (double bass) “The Rocking Slapper"
Christine Lockhart (special vocalist) "The Lady Songbird"