Hothouse are a gypsy jazz trio forged in the beating heart of London's famous swing music scene through a shared love of Django Reinhardt and the sound of the Selmer guitar. The band is the brainchild of renowned gypsy guitarist and trained luthier Harry Diplock, co-founder of the London Django Collective, an originals project bringing together the top Django players from across the UK. Performing music it’s impossible not to love with irrepressible youthful energy, the trio are among Europe's most respected virtuoso jazz-swing performers. The wonderful chemistry that comes from their longstanding friendship both on and off stage, and their sheer love of playing together, guarantees beaming smiles and tapping toes on every show!
Bringing a fresh and modern take to swing music’s most fun and vivacious style, Hothouse’s set fuses the mid-century sound of Europe and America, intertwining the core repertoire of gypsy guitar legend Django Reinhardt together with the band’s own take on swing greats, as well as some of their own original compositions. The band is often joined by talented friends and virtuoso guests from among the elite of London’s musicians and singers, expanding their trio lineup to a 6-piece band and beyond for a foot-thumping swing dance set.
LINE UP OPTIONS
Hothouse can perform in a variety of line-ups, ranging from a duo up to 6 piece and beyond. The band can perform with or without a vocalist, and as background music or more of a centrepiece to an event. Get in touch to create something truly bespoke for your event.
2x guitars, or guitar + vocalist
2x guitars, plus driving upright bass - the classic and most requested Hothouse trio line-up
As per trio with saxophone or vocalist.
Expand to include any or all of the following: clarinet, accordion, vocalist, percussion
PAST CLIENTS & VENUES
National History Musuem
Brasserie Zedel and Crazy Coqs
Royal Albert Hall (Verdi)
Turin Jazz Club
V.I.P Area Wembley
Goldsmiths Graduates 2017, 2018 and 2019
Django Reinhardt Festival
The music was amazing on Saturday! Harry and Simon played so beautifully in the church it set me and my husband off crying immediately. Their playing at the reception was fabulous too, it makes for such a relaxed vibe. Thank you so much for helping to make it such a happy day!’
‘Wonderful evening, the music was fantastic and everyone involved was highly professional and looked the part! A very special way for me and my wife to celebrate our anniversary, our son Gareth loved the music too. Can recommend hot house to anyone looking for a night to remember!’
‘What a wonderful evening! Huge thanks to Harry for your amazing music -gypsy jazz with a contemporary feel. Many of our friends have since commented on how much they enjoyed the music If you need your party to go with a swing grab yourself some Hot House!’
‘Thank you again for yesterday - perfect genre and set up for what we needed. Thank you!’
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