About us

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Evoking the sound of 1930s Paris, The Hot Club brings you sizzling gypsy jazz tunes from the golden era of swing. Rooted in the style of Django Reinhardt, this band of musicians will get your feet tapping!

We perform all over the UK, including London, Surrey, Hertfordshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath, Somerset, Devon and Dorset.

The Hot Club performs in a number of different combinations to suit your event. Anything is possible between a guitar duo all the way up to a full swing ensemble of 6 or more musicians.


Founded by guitarist Alex Bishop (left), the Hot Club consists of Bradley Laming (guitar), Lewis Dickenson (guitar), Oli Fenton (guitar), Steve Laming (clarinet), Ian Jackson (double bass) and Aaron Catlow (violin). Spread across the south of the UK they began a regular meet up at The Pound's own gypsy jazz jam session - run by Alex - as well as at various music festivals and local jam sessions, sharing a passion for the music of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli, and everything 'Gypsy Jazz'. Playing together regularly at concerts and private events they have developed a broad repertoire of swing tunes that will keep your party going all night!