Default lineup: 4 members
Quartet: 2 x Guitars, Double Bass, Bass Clarinet, Clarinet & Vocals.
*Additional Drums & Keyboard are also available for a larger line-up (please see booking options).
With their line up of two guitars and double bass, uniquely fronted by clarinet, bass-clarinet and vocals; this extremely popular Swansea band has been bringing audiences across Wales and the rest of the UK to their feet.
Playing feel-good, accessible, Gypsy Swing Jazz and Latin music, Paris Affair base their style on the Hot Club of France. Strongly influenced by great artists such as Django Reinhardt and Benny Goodman; Paris Affair draw upon a myriad of other influences to create a set list which includes plenty of virtuosic guitar licks, eloquent clarinet, bouncing bass lines and vocals in several languages.
Between them, Paris Affair clock up years of professional experience at a high level in many different fields: from rock and folk, to pop and classical. Individually, they have worked with artists such as Terry Hall, Cerys Matthews, Shakin’ Stevens, Simon Rattle and Max Boyce, and have made numerous recordings, live television appearances and radio broadcasts in a plethora of venues and circumstances all over the world. Together they've performed extensively at festivals, functions, exhibitions, parties, restaurants, schools (giving classes as well as performances), pubs and jazz clubs, town halls, temples and tents!
Delivered with a heartfelt and irresistible joie de vivre, Paris Affair create a unique, sophisticated and widely appealing sound which will entrance you and your guests.