22/11/2014 – Swingatto-Singing in the Rain (2014)

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Gypsy swing trio channel Django for intimate gig

Last night I had the pleasure to witness something that will long remain in my memory. Swingatto. If you like the music of Django Reinhardt, you seriously need to check them out. During their sets, they played some of the finest Gypsy Swing I’ve ever heard. Each song was played the passion and respect they deserved, but this isn’t surprising given the calibre of Antonio Feula, Matt Dibble and Miko Ambrogini.

While Swingatto (loosely translated Swing Cats) have only been playing together since February 2014, they are very familiar with each other, and the London music scene. This familiarity works well as they are able to improvise and extend pieces flawlessly and with effortless cool.

A special mention should be given to the venue. Old Mary’s is a basement bar/speak easy that specialises in cocktails and interesting beers. The basement is allegedly…

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