The Hot Club of Jupiter

'Monsieur La Robot' album launch

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Last Show: Sunday 5 th February 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join the Hot Club of Jupiter in a celebration of gypsy jazz, from beyond the Asteroid Belt, celebrating the release of their debut album ‘Monsieur le Robot.’ The band formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign - promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn. The band, however, lives on playing their unique mix of gypsy swing, hot jazz and cabaret. The album features special guests including Nigel Price and John Stokes, and reveals a rich and varied sound encompassing New Orleans alongside the boulevards of pre-war Paris - all with an interplanetary touch.

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The Hot Club of Jupiter was formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign, which was promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn. The band, however, lives on playing their unique mix of gypsy swing, hot jazz and songs of middle-class angst and caddish behaviour.

Their debut album - Monsieur le Robot - features special guests including Nigel Price and John Stokes, and reveals a rich and varied sound encompassing New Orleans alongside the boulevards of prewar Paris - all with an interplanetary touch.

Intrepid adventurer violinist Kit Massey has performed all over the globe, playing with the Santiago Philamonia, Chile and studying Karnatic violin traditions in Mysore, India.

Christian Miller is a much sort-after exponent of French and American guitar styles often headhunted by visiting international bandleaders.

The rhythm section of Rory Dempsey (double bass) and Matt French (drums) are veterans of many west end shows but are occasionally allowed to emerge from the sub-terrain darkness of the orchestral pit to lend their infectious swing and uncanny musical telepathy to the Hot Club of Jupiter’s sound.

Band Lineup

Kit Massey (violin/piano/vocals)

Christian Miller (guitar)

Rory Dempsey (double bass)

Matt French (drums)