Charlie Hearnshaw band offers swinging jazz & latin.
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.
Below are some tracks from a live album
Is the band suitable for your event?
a) it is the right kind of music?
... 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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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.
A duo of piano and bass or solo piano are other possibilities.
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.