These seasoned players found the future in the past and the group was born. From Victoria BC, Le Hot Club des Insulaires (The Islanders Hot Club) re-lives the classic era of French and Gypsy Swing music. Modern arrangements and melodic grooves; this trio, sometimes quartet, of vagabonds keeps it swinging all night long.
This lively ensemble plays music in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France. They do not limit themselves to the Django songbook and jazz standards; traditional French gypsy, swing, musette and even Bach and the Beatles inspire their repertoire.
"Soothing soft Melodies and swinging French Chanson, these guys have it all!" - Alliance Francaise, Victoria
"Thank-you for your wonderful musical performances. Le Hot Club des Insulaires gave this evening movement and warmth. - Head of UVic French Dept.
The tempos are always enjoyable and they touch on everything from latin to swing to bolero and tango. Not only will their grooves get you dancing in your seat but the amazing virtuosity of these seasoned musicians is sure to inspire.