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A glorious combination of Parisian gypsy jazz, Spanish/flamenco, eclectic world and classical influences underpin this superb group, centred around two exciting guitarists, performing worldwide alongside an intriguing mix of multi-instrumentalists

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Set List / Repertoire

In addition to original music and compositions, heard on BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and BBC 1, ITV and Channel 4, the group also perform a number of exciting arrangements and standards (some repertoire can vary dependent on line-up)...


Gypsy Jazz / Hotclub


Bistro Fada
- Stephane Wrembel (from ‘Midnight In Paris’)
Blue Drag - Josef Myrow
Bossa Dorado - Dorado Schmitt
Dinah - Harry Akst
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
Joseph Joseph -
La Gitane - Django Reinhardt
La Muchedumbre - Les doigts de l’homme
Les Yeux Noirs (Dark Eyes) - Trad.
Metro Swing - Titi Winterstein
Metal Hurlant - Les doigts de l’homme
Minor Blues - Django Reinhardt
Minor Swing - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
Montagne Saint Genevieve (Django's Waltz) - Django Reinhardt
Noto Swing - Lulu Reinhardt
Nuages - Django Reinhardt/Stephane Grappelli
Oriental Shuffle - Reinhardt and Grappelli
Place de Broukere - Django Reinhardt
Rhythme Futur - Django Reinhardt
Rose Room - Charlie Christian
Troublant Bolero - Django Reinhardt
Si Tu Savais - Django Reinhardt
Song d’Automne - Archibald Joyce
Swing 42 - Django Reinhardt

Flamenco – Spanish – South American

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
Tico-Tico - Zequinha de Abreu
Zyryab
- Paco de Lucia

Jazz/Standards

All Of Me
- Marks/Simons
Armando’s Rumba
- Chick Corea
Black Orpheus
| Manha de Carnival - Luiz Bonfa
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
C-Jam Blues - Duke Ellington
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Django - John Lewis / MJQ
Dream A Little Dream Of Me - Schwendt/Andre/Khan
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
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piath
Le Poinçonneur des Lilas - Serge Gainsbourg
Limehouse Blues - Braham/Furber
Mr Sandman - The Chordettes
Night and Day - Cole Porter
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Jimmy McHugh
Ornithology / How High The Moon - Charlie Parker
Puttin’ On The Ritz - Irving Berlin
Song For My Father - Horace Silver
Sweet Sue - Young/Harris
Take 5 - Desmond/Brubeck
Tea For Two - Vincent Youmans
The Sheik Of Araby - Smith/Weeler/Snyder
Them There Eyes - Tauber/Pinkard/Tracey
Topsy - Durham

Classical/Spanish Classical

Adagio
| Concierto de Aranjuez - Joaquin Rodrigo
Canon in D - Pachabel
Chaconne
- JS Bach
El cant dels ocells (‘Song of the Birds’) - Pablo Casals
Etudes - Villa Lobus
Gnossienne No.1 - Satie
Koyunbaba - Domeniconi
Mallorca - Albeniz
Recordos de la Alhambra - Tarrega
Sons de Carilhoes (‘Sounds of Bells’) - Joao Pernambuco
Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios - Augustin Barrios Mangore

World/Various

Ajde Jano - Trad.
Bulgar / Bulgardo / Der Heyser Bulgar
- Trad.
Kopanitsa - Trad.
Que nadie sepa mi sufrir de Cabral (‘Amor de mis amores’) - Ángel Cabral
(La Foule - Edith Piath)

Astraken Café - Anouar Brahem
Banker's Banquet
- Rabih Abou-Khalil
Parfum de Gitane - Anouar Brahem
Rabou Abou Kabou - Rabih Abou-Khalil
Talwin - Anouar Brahem
The Astounding Eyes of Rita - Anouar Brahem

Dzis Do Ciebie Przyjsc Nie Moge (Polish Partisans’ Lullaby)
Hej Sokoly
O Mój Rozmarynie
Pije Kuba

Dafino Vino Crveno - Trad / Vlatko Stefanovski, Miroslav Tadic
Gajdarsko Oro - Trad / Vlatko Stefanovski, Miroslav Tadic
Jovano, Jovanke - Trad / Vlatko Stefanovski, Miroslav Tadic

Improvisations based on Ragas:
Raag Charukesi
Raag Darbari
Raag Yaman

Cantina Band (Star Wars) - John Williams
Cheburashka - Vladimir Shainskiy
Chura Liya Hai Tumne
La Valse D'Amelie
- Yann Tiersen
Music from The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - Ennio Morricone
The Godfather Waltz / Theme - Nino Rota

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
  • Excellent 31
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

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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Prices

Price from £545 + travel from West Midlands

Based on 2 members performing 2 x 60 minute sets

  • West Midlands From £545
  • Wales From £625
  • South West From £673
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  • East of England From £678
  • North West From £678
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  • Yorkshire and the Humber From £678
  • North East From £861
  • Scotland From £1,043

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Lineup

Default lineup: 2 members

Duo (Standard): Guitars, Guitars (+ Arabic Oud if requested)
Trio: Guitars, Guitars (+ Arabic Oud if requested); plus one of Double Bass/Trumpet*, Clarinet/Sax/Flute*, Violin
Quartet: Guitars, Guitars (+ Arabic Oud if requested), Double Bass; plus one from Trumpet, Clarinet/Sax/Flute*, Violin, Cajon/Percussion
Quintet: Guitars, Guitars (+ Arabic Oud if requested), Double Bass; plus two from Trumpet, Clarinet/Sax/Flute*, Violin, Cajon/Percussion

(*Multi-instrumentalists subject to availability)

Full Biography

"Stylish, very stylish …" - THE TIMES

"A very tasty gumbo indeed. Their ever widening crazy-quilt of influences … delightful … swinging … unerringly lyrical." - JAZZWISE



A stylish and eclectic mix of instrumental music - from the evocative Parisian gypsy hotclub of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli, to Spanish and flamenco-inspired sounds of Paco de Lucia & Chick Corea; the evocative Arabic Oud music of Anouar Brahem and Rabih Abou-Khalil to pieces from the Balkans, Eastern Europe and South America, plus arrangements of jazz and classical standards with intriguing contemporary originals

Popular as a duo (2 guitars), trio and quartet through to 7 musicians, with a flexible line-up including Double Bass, Trumpet, Sax/Clarinet/Flute, Violin and Cajón/Percussion

Recent private performances include the Palais des Festivales in Cannes, France; Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons; Blenheim Palace; Highclere Castle; The Royal College of Art; Holland Park Orangery; London's Cafe de Paris; ExCeL; Earl's Court; Il Bottaccio; the Grosvenor House Hotel, to a wonderful collection of intimate parties, weddings and events across the UK and Europe.

Highly recommended for drinks receptions, wedding ceremonies, wedding breakfasts, or simply adding a sophisticated and exciting touch to events indoor and out - a blend of both lively and laid back material

Drawing 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 2, 3 & 4, BBC 1 and Channel 4 television, live on Jazz FM, National Theatre, South Bank Centre and Royal Albert Hall, to tours around Europe's theatres, festivals, concert halls and arts centres

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, and the moody Arabic Oud. Touching on the influences of such varied artists as Paco de Lucia, JS Bach and Anouar Brahem, the group also perform their own music and arrangements, moving through jazz, gypsy, hotclub, flamenco, contemporary classical and eclectic world music influences.

Centred around the two guitars of Sam and Jamie, the group can expand to include Double Bass, Clarinet, Sax, Flute, Violin, Trumpet and Cajon/Percussion, featuring several multi-instrumentalists.

Flexible, friendly, fun, adaptable and inventive, Sin Compás are popular as a 2-5 piece band for weddings, drinks receptions, private bookings and corporate events, with performances happily tailored both musically and logistically, from two longer sets to several shorter sets, playing acoustically or with gentle amplification.

 

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