Default lineup: 3 members
Standard Line-up Trio: Female Vocals, Guitar & Double Bass
* Larger line ups also available (see booking options).
The Futuristic Gramophones blur the line between present and past, modern pop and hot jazz!
Formed in 2014 by the three world class musicians Francesca, Aliocha and Giovanni, the Gramophones are a jazz trio based in London that brings a mixture of old timeless jazz classics from the 1920's and modern pop hits rearranged in the same vintage fashion.
In their shows, nothing is left to chance. Everything, from the choice of the repertoire, to the visual style, is carefully chosen to take the venue and the audience to an alternate reality where Taylor Swift shares the stage with Louis Armstrong, where Bessie Smith jams with The White Stripes, and Benny Goodman swings with Meghan Trainor.
Perfect for evening receptions and parties, or larger venues, The Futuristic Gramophones are ready to be the main wow-factor at your event! With their perfectly designed party package, the band can include a drummer in their standard line up (for that bigger sound) plus provide a 2000watts PA system and quality lighting! See booking options for more details.
Want something a little different to surprise your guests? The Futuristic Gramophones can offer 1 x 45 minutes completely unamplified, meaning they can roam around your event, serenading your guests!
Uplifting and exciting, the trio’s roaming set works wonders for breaking the ice, welcoming guests and setting the tone for the rest of your evening. Perfect for drinks receptions or as a welcoming band at the entrance of your venue, The Futuristic Gramophones are happy to tailor their roaming set to suit your exact needs. See booking options for more details.
Meet The Band:
Meet the three top class musicians that are going to take your events to the next level.
Francesca Confortini - Vocals
Francesca Confortini is a versatile international performer with a strong background in Musical Theatre, Funk, Soul and Jazz.
After graduating at the Performing Arts Academy of Milan, Italy (SDM - la Scuola del Musical) and taking part in different shows such as "Fame! The Musical" and "A Chorus Line", she has toured around Italy with her band 7s8 and then moved to London in order to achieve a bachelor degree in Popular Music Performance at the Insitute of Contemporary Music Performance.
Her experience includes studio sessions, recordings, voiceovers for radio ads and live performances with international artists and producers such as Leif Searcy, Paolo Costa, Paul Turner, James Lawrence, Giuliano Dottori and many others.
Aliocha Thevenet - Guitar
Aliocha Thevenet is a world-class guitarist/composer, with an international record of success in musical contexts from rock and pop to indian music, soul and R’n’B to jazz.
His portfolio includes live performance, studio and session work with some of the most popular artists and producers, including : Andy Sheppard, Jocelyn Brown, Kuljit Bhamra, Noël Akchoté, Jeremy Stacey, Ramon Goose. Grammy award winning producer Steve Power and many others.
He has performed at prestigious venues such as : Wigmore Hall, Ronnie Scott, the Spice Of Life, the Troubadour, St James Theater, Bush Hall, Sunset (Paris) and Lyon Opera House (France), just to name a few.
Giovanni Cresseri - Upright Bass
Giovanni is a young and experienced bassist and double bassist from Milan, Italy.
After graduating at one of the most prestigious schools in Italy, the N.A.M. of Milan, he moved to london and went further on with his studying, obtaining a Bmus Bachelor Degree at the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance.
He has ever since played all around London and UK with some of the most important Jazz and Blues artists, such as Eugene Bridges, Greg Miller, Marta Capponi, Giulio Romano Malaisi, Arturs Reirs and many others.
His background is very rich and diverse, crossing over different genres and styles, and his playing has been influenced by musicians like Ron Carter, Paul Chambers, Jimmy Blanton, Ray Brown and James Jamerson.