Room to Groove
Latin swing gypsy jazz - swing, gypsy, bossa and acoustic rock with vocals galore and enough congas to build a small shed. Expect fun and banter from this 8-piece band. Featuring 3 guitars, 3 percussionists, bass harmonica and fiddle.
The most relaxed and entertaining jazz you will hear all year - from 1950’s classic songs to the modern age, almost. Room to Groove just live for music and their enthusiasm is infectious.
Steve ‘Shippy’ Shipman - engine room - snare, cymbals, harmonica and shades
Allan ‘Lefty’ Jones - acoustic rock guitar, vocals and a smile
Peter ‘Django’Jones - gypsy swing jazz guitar, the “godfather”
Mal ‘Deano’ Grint - chief crooner, guitar and general bon homme
Rachel Cooper - cajon drum, percussion, ukulele and vocals
Clive Carpenter - congas, bongos, ukulele and hat
Ian Cooper - scouse-mouse, bass at the double, guitar, vocals
Gerhard Kress - fiddle, washboard and hat