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Charlie Hearnshaw band offers swinging jazz & latin.
They also have a substantial French repertoire.

The band features Charlie on clarinet & sax and, if requested, on piano too.

The core of the band is a duo of clarinet & guitar to which they can add other musicians including bass, drums, congas/percussion.

Repertoire, in a nutshell, is jazz, swing, latin & French chansons.

They also play arrangements of classical pieces and pop songs, mostly for weddings.

Charlie on tenor sax. He also plays alto ,
soprano and various clarinets.

Below are some tracks from a live album
by the Latin Jazz Quintet

Is the band suitable for your event?
If you are considering Charlie's band but would like more info, for example...

a) it is the right kind of music?
b) how many musicians would be best?
c) how much does it cost?
d) how loud will it be?
e) any other questions...

... you could always discuss your event with Charlie without making a commitment; he will be happy to offer advice but won't try to do a hard sell.

Au contraire, if he feels that his band is not right for you or that he cannot offer the repertoire you would like he will decline the booking.

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landline 01884 840 015
mobile 07543 836 121

Weddings
For your wedding ceremony and for drinks & photos afterwards we recommend our duo or trio. Have a look at our weddings pages.

Munjenta Café Latin Jazz Quintet , playing dancy latin jazz and swing, would be our initial recommendation for the evening of your wedding: after speeches and before the disco starts.

Piano Trio
Charlie also offers a classic piano trio of piano, bass drums or piano, bass, guitar/vocals.

A duo of piano and bass or solo piano are other possibilities.

 

 

Munjenta Cafe instruments
Charlie's band matches the acoustic
volume of his unamplified clarinet.

How loud is the band?

The band does not play very loud. If they are playing for a function (wedding, party etc) they like guests to be able to chat comfortably while the band is playing. If they are giving a concert people will be listening so they do not need to play loud.

Charlie usually plays his sax and clarinets acoustically, i.e. no microphone and his band play at low volume to suit.

The singer has a mic of course so they bring a small PA. You may of course opt for an entirely instrumental program with no singing.

The bass and guitar use amps, so the band is not usually entirely acoustic, although they could be if there is no power.