The Hot Club of Cambridge


The Hot Club of Cambridge was formed in 2003 and have since played at a range of events and venues around Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. The music is up-beat and uplifting and the rhythms are infectious.

Over the last six years the band has played at several social events at Cambridge Universities, Churches, charity, corporate and private parties. The band had residencies at the Black Cat Jazz Club and the Elm Tree, performed at the 1000 year walk at Oxford University, Jazz in the Park in Cambridge and live radio slots in Cambridge and Northampton. The Hot Club is a perfect band for weddings and functions.
A selection of feedback from our gigs:

“Very many thanks for playing for my husband’s 40th birthday do last weekend – everyone thoroughly enjoyed the music! One friend wants to buy a CD, and another wants to persuade her husband to ask you to play for her 40th party! “

“Hi! I heard you play in Histon last weekend and you were FANTASTIC! I'd love to know when you're next performing in Cambridge so that I can hear you again and bring all my friends! “

“We just wanted to thank you for your fantastic music at our wedding. Not only were the dancers happy but we've had positive feed-back from those listening round the edge. We were on a high and playing the CD you gave us for several days after the party – now we need to find an excuse to have another one! “

The core members of the band are Iain Mann, Will Ballard and Chris Marriott. They met whilst busking in Cambridge city centre.
The band made a CD in 2005 with Colin Borrill on lead guitar and Nye Parsons on double bass. Colin and Nye still guest with the band but the usual line up now is with John Wheatcroft on lead guitar and John Trowsdale on double bass. Ron Wilson has recently been a guest of the band.
Iain Mann : violin/vocals
John Wheatcroft : lead guitar
John Trowsdale : double bass:
Chris Marriott : rhythm guitar
Will Ballard : rhythm guitar.
The band is available for gigs - please email for information on fees and availability.

A CD of 10 tracks is available. We plan to record another early in 2010.
We can provide a sample MP3 by email. .


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