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Parisian Swing Band

Parisian Swing are a band from Leicester, U.K. who play music in the French Style. Expect “Le Jazz Hot” and Romantic French Ballads and Popular Songs from the 1930s to the 1960s.

Parisian Swing are a versatile and accomplished group consisting of Accordion, Vocals, Violin, Guitar, Bass and Drums. They can play as a full band or stripped down as a smaller ensemble if required depending on the occasion. Small group is ideal when quiet, atmospheric background music is required. The large ensemble are very entertaining and great for dancing to.

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Review “Music In Leicester” Magazine

Here is a recent review of the band by Jesse Mann in Music in Leicester Magazine:

“If you had asked me where I was on Saturday 5th January, I would have been inclined to say at a club in the heart of Paris. Listening to the band, Parisian Swing, I was honestly transported to another time and place, taking in the rich sound of the 1930’s Parisian Gypsy Jazz era.
Being the first band to perform at The Musician in Leicester this year, they certainly kicked off 2019 with a SWING!

The four greatly talented band members performed to an enthusiastic audience that sat at little tables by candlelight and soaked in the atmosphere the musicians created.

My favourite song of the night had to be Autumn Leaves, originally by Edith Piaf, which Parisian Swing played with beautiful romantic justice. The audience was transported to a café in Paris with Kenny Wilson’s French vocals and accordion tying the scene together with Parisian passion.

The band played 18 songs from 8:30 onwards with a break halfway in which Music in Leicester was able to interview Mike and Kenny who were buzzing from their first half.

With a quick ‘one-two-three’ the band were off in full swing with upbeat lifts that you couldn’t help tapping and nodding your head too.
The band also played Sweet Sue, Honeysuckle Rose, Minor Swing, Just a Gigolo, Douce Ambiance, Lady be Good and After You’ve Gone. The mix was a real treat for the crowd to experience a taste of the best of Parisian Gypsy Jazz.

After two ‘last’ songs from the band (as the audience asked for more) the evening concluded at 11 and I’m sure many people will be having jazzy-dreams for a long time to come!
I wish the best for Parisian Swing and hope to hear them again!
Bonne chance mes amis!

Watch this video, by Kevin Gaughan, of The Parisian Swing band perform at this gig.
Watch this video of Jessie Mann interviewing Kenny Wilson and Mike Whittle from The Parisian Swing band. Music in Leicester Magazine January 2019

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