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Sin Compas

A glorious combination of Parisian gypsy jazz, Spanish/flamenco and classical influences underpin this superb group, centred around two exciting guitarists, recently heard on the BBC's 'Rick Stein: A Cook Abroad'. Stylish, very stylish - The Times

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  • Event Sin Compas Gypsy Jazz/ Flamenco Guitar Duo Birmingham, West Midlands

Set List / Repertoire

In addition to original music, the group also perform various arrangements and standards (some repertoire can vary dependent on line-up)...

Gypsy Jazz / Hotclub ...
All Of Me - Marks/Simons
Blue Drag - Josef Myrow
Bossa Dorado - Dorado Schmitt
Django's Tiger - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
Djangology - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
Douce Ambiance - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
For Sephora - Stochelo Rosenberg
J'Attendrai - Dino Olivieri
La Gitane - Django Reinhardt
Les Yeux Noirs (Dark Eyes) - Trad.
Minor Blues - Django Reinhardt
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
Montagne Saint Genevieve (Django's Waltz) - Django Reinhardt
Nuages - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
Rhythme Futur - Django Reinhardt

Rose Room - Charlie Christian
Troublant Bolero - Django Reinhardt
Si Tu Savais - Django Reinhardt
Swing 42 - Django Reinhardt

Flamenco - Spanish inspired

Bulerias - Trad./original
Entre dos Aguas - Paco de Lucia
Libertango - Astor Piazzolla
Malaguena Salerosa - Luiz Bonfa

Rio Ancho / Mediterranean Sundance - Paco de Lucia/Al di Meola
Rumba - Trad./original
Spain - Chick Corea
Tangos - Trad./original
Zyryab - Paco de Lucia

Jazz/standards ...
Black Orpheus | Manha de Carnival - Luiz Bonfa
Blues - Miles Davis
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
C-Jam Blues - Duke Ellington
Caravan - Duke Ellington

Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
I'll See You In My Dreams - Kahn/Jones

It Don't Mean A Thing - Duke Ellington
I've Found A New Baby - Williams/Palmer
Limehouse Blues - Braham/Furber
Night and Day - Cole Porter
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Jimmy McHugh
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Sweet Sue - Young/Harris
Take 5 - Desmond/Brubeck
The Sheik Of Araby - Smith/Weeler/Snyder
Them There Eyes - Tauber/Pinkard/Tracey
Topsy - Durham

Classical | Spanish Classical 
Chaconne - JS Bach
Recordos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
Adagio | Concierto de Aranjuez - Rodrigo
Canon in D - Pachabel
Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios - Barrios Mangore
Saeta - Keith Cole

Spaghetti Western Themes - based on music by Ennio Morricone
Kopanitsa - Trad.
Bulgar / Bulgardo / Der Heyser Bulgar - Trad.
La Valse D'Amelie - Yann Tiersen

31 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 4 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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Professional, stylish - would definitely book them again

5 stars - Sin Compas are Highly Recommended booked Sin Compas for their event in Worcestershire May 2019

“Sam and Jamie were absolutley brilliant, would definitely book them again. Great gypsy jazz, created a relaxed but classy touch to an important corporate event, the music added that little bit extra to a successful afternoon. Clients have been asking their name and where they can find them.”

It was a pleasure working with you

5 stars - Sin Compas are Highly Recommended booked Sin Compas for their event

“Many thanks for all your professionalism and brilliance on Saturday. It was a pleasure working with you and I am only sorry that I didn’t get to see you to thank you in person on Saturday. Looking forward to working with you again. ”

Perfect for our event, beautiful.

5 stars - Sin Compas are Highly Recommended booked Sin Compas for their event at Dome Cinema in West Sussex

“Thanks to you and the guys for last night. Perfect for our event, beautiful, fun playing and you coped with the oddball venue admirably. Loads of very positive comments from our guests, not one negative or even lukewarm one.”

They created an atmosphere we had always hoped for

5 stars - Sin Compas are Highly Recommended booked Sin Compas for their event in London

“Courteous, professional, friendly, very presentable, hugely talented, sounded superb! They created an atmosphere we had always hoped for and everyone said how brilliant the night was with Sam & Jamie’s performance, They really helped to make the evening what it became and it is something we will not forgot in a hurry. We’d have them again in a heartbeat. To Sam and Jamie, thank you ever so much”

Guests were most impressed

5 stars - Sin Compas are Highly Recommended booked Sin Compas for their Wedding at Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in Cumbria

“Our sophisticated and worldly guests were most impressed as were we”

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Price from £548 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £548
  • South West From £625
  • Wales From £625
  • East Midlands From £652
  • South East From £652
  • East of England From £678
  • North West From £678
  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £678
  • North East From £861
  • Scotland From £1,043

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Default lineup: 2 members

Duo (Standard): Guitar, Guitar
Trio: Guitar, Guitar; plus add one of Double Bass/Trumpet (multi-instrumentalist); Clarinet/Sax; Violin
Quartet: Guitar, Guitar; plus add two of Double Bass; Trumpet; Clarinet/Sax; Violin
Quintet: Guitar, Guitar & Double Bass; plus add two from Trumpet; Clarinet/Sax; Violin; Percussion

Full Biography

* An eclectic mix of instrumental music - from the evocative Parisian Café gypsy hotclub of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, to Spanish and flamenco inspired material of Paco de Lucia, plus arrangements of jazz and classical standards and intriguing contemporary originals.
* Popular as a duo (two guitars) and trio (two guitars with Double Bass, Trumpet, Clarinet or Violin), up to seven musicians.
* Recent bookings include performances at the Palais des Festivales in Cannes, France; Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons; Blenheim Palace; Highclere Castle; The Royal College of Art; Holland Park Orangery; Cafe de Paris; ExCeL London; Il Bottaccio and the Grosvenor House Hotel.
* Highly Recommended for drinks receptions, wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, or simply adding a sophisticated and exciting youthful touch to corporate events - a blend of both lively and laid back material.
* Inclusive use of a high-quality Mackie sound system
* Recently performed on BBC1's Politics Show, a live session for Jazz FM, and their new recording for EMI Production Music being featured on BBC TV's 'A Cook Abroad', with Rick Stein.

Sin Compás draw from the musicians of the critically acclaimed TG Collective who have received a string of fine reviews for their appearances at the Cheltenham and Manchester Jazz Festivals, BBC Radio and TV, National Theatre, South Bank Centre and Royal Albert Hall, to tours around the UK's theatres, festivals, concert halls and arts centres.

Stylish, very stylish .... THE TIMES ****

A triumph... THE SUNDAY TIMES ****

Bold, expressive playing that's liberatingly inventive... SONGLINES ****

As refreshing as it is infectious... JAZZWISE ***

Dazzling dynamic... THE METRO *****

Their music brings a classy and youthful edge to the traditional gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, alongside lighter arrangements based around jazz standards and classical pieces, with a further dimension bringing the more upbeat and expressive Spanish and flamenco inspired music.

Centred around the two guitars of Sam and Jamie, the group can expand to include Double Bass, Clarinet, Flute, Violin, Trumpet and Cajon/Percussion.  Touching on the influences of such varied artists as Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt, JS Bach and Horace Silver, the group can also perform the own music and arrangements, moving through jazz, gypsy, hotclub, flamenco, film and contemporary classical influences.

Sin Compás are popular as a duo or trio for weddings, drinks receptions, private bookings and corporate events, with the trio featuring multi-instrumentalist Percy on Double Bass and Trumpet, who has performed with a range of popular artists, from Jamie Cullum to Elbow.

Performances can be easily adjustable, with two longer sets or three to four shorter sets, flexibly based around two hours playing.  A high quality Mackie PA system is included, suitable for small to medium sized venues.  Background music in a similar style can be played between sets, or pop your iPod through their PA during breaks!

Recent bookings have taken Sin Compás to Barcelona and Cannes, The Palais des Festivales, Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons, Blenheim Palace, Highclere Castle, The Royal College of Art, Holland Park Orangery, Cafe de Paris, The Grosvenor House Hotel and Il Bottaccio in Mayfair, in additional to many small and intimate wedding and private performances.

Recent clients have included MIPIM, Vodafone, BBC, RBS, The Royal Show, Firmdale Hotels, Epsom Races Ladies Day, Hotel du Vin, The National Gallery, Mercer, Glencore UK, The National Trust and Toyota.


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