Parisian Swing Band

Parisian Swing Band

Parisian Swing are a band from Leicester, U.K. who play music in the style of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club de France. This type of music is also called Gypsy Jazz or Jazz ManoucheIt was first performed and became popular in Paris, in the 1930s and has become associated with a delightful Parisian ambience and wonderful French atmosphere ever since. It is ideal for restaurants and hotels and all events that require good music that isn’t too intrusive and has a real feel-good factor. It is also perfect for weddings, dinner parties and corporate events.

Will Smith, Mike Whittle, Arthur Tyers


Many of the songs we play are jazz standards from the 30s and 40s which fit in well with theme evenings like Peaky Blinders or Great Gatsby.

The line up consists of two guitars, accordion, double bass and vocals although we can do a smaller group if required. Also we can expand the line-up with a top quality violinist and even drums if required.

A recent review of the band in “Music in Leicester” magazine said this of us:

“Listening to the band, Parisian Swing, I was honestly transported to another time and place, taking in the rich sound of the 1930’s Parisian Gypsy Jazz era. “

“The four greatly talented band members performed to an enthusiastic audience that sat at little tables by candlelight and soaked in the atmosphere the musicians created.”

“The band also played Sweet Sue, Honeysuckle Rose, Minor Swing, Just a Gigolo, Douce Ambiance, Lady be Good and After You’ve Gone. The mix was a real treat for the crowd to experience a taste of the best of Parisian Gypsy Jazz. “

“I wish the best for Parisian Swing and hope to hear them again!
Bonne chance mes amis! “


Music in Leicester Magazine January 2019

Kenny Wilson

Contact the band:

Phone: 0782 564 0991



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