The Morellos

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In the 1930s, exuberant swing violinist Stephane Grappelli and spell-binding gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt created an electrifying ‘Hot Club’ style fusion on the Champs-Elysées in Paris. Together they mesmerised the crowd, conjuring up a hypnotic world of mystery and excitement.

  “Exotic gypsy ‘chutzpah’ liberally seasoned with ritzy American ‘pzazz’ – it’s Swing Jazz magic, Parisian-style…”

The European gypsy soul brings the richness and magic to this music, but another continent triggers the intimate ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ honesty which introduces its unique, bubbling, exciting edge. The glitzy romance of American jazz and blues lit the spark that set this creative fusion in motion.

A trio of violin, guitar and double-bass, The Morellos present a fine melodic blend of this legendary Paris Swing, liberally punctuated with Latin-American rhythms, interspersed with Mainstream jazz. Expect all the genre classics – ‘Dinah’, ‘Sweet Sue’, ‘Georgia’ or ‘It Don’t Mean A Thing’.

Though the instruments are acoustic, an inconspicuous PA system balances and elevates the sound. Extensive experience, complete reliability and great enthusiasm for their music come together with The Morellos, creating a relaxed, resonant yet sophisticated atmosphere at any event.

Looking for the romantic elegance and light-hearted fun of Paris in Springtime for your party? The Morellos offer you their classic Parisian Swing.

  • Classic blend of Parisian and American Swing
  • Talented trio, perfect for an intimate occasion
  • Acoustic, but a PA can be provided if required

The Morellos perform attractive, innovative instrumental versions of well-known (some less well-known) Swing and Mainstream Jazz classics.

Reviews (4)

  • 5 out of 5

    Sienna & Nick's Wedding

    March 31, 2015 - 2:57 pm

    We were overwhelmed with compliments about The Morellos, they were professional, talented and helpful and made our day truly special.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Laura Davison's Wedding

    September 18, 2014 - 9:03 am

    I wanted to drop you a note to say how much everyone enjoyed The Morellos’ playing at our wedding on 14th September. They were really good and the style of music was just what we wanted. I’m so glad they were free to play for us. Thanks for your help with organising it all. 

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  • 5 out of 5

    Dave's Party

    February 2, 2014 - 10:25 am

    Just a quick note to say how grateful we were to you for playing at our party. Couldn’t have asked for a better band.

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  • 5 out of 5

    Daisy's Drinks Reception

    January 25, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Thank you so much for delighting us with your music, you set a beautiful tone to the reception.

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