Musical sunshine from a multi-talented, multi-instrumental acoustic roots duo: an upbeat, feel-good concert mixing sounds and styles from around the world with wonderful banter and a great stage presence. 'An extremely listenable criss-crossing of world music boundaries… nice!' fRoots Magazine ______________________________________________________________________ Frankie Banham: sax, vocals, clarinet, flute, guitar, percussion | Pete Jack: guitar, vocal, ukulele, tres, accordion, suitcase(!) This friendly and exceptionally talented duo takes you on an exciting and joyously vibrant musical journey, mixing styles and rhythms from around the world. With sweet and strong vocal harmonies, infectious music and inspired compositions, they transport audiences with sounds from Cuba, New Orleans, Brazil, Eastern Europe and Latin America, as well as bluegrass and boogie. To describe their music as 'feel-good' is an understatement - it's the sort of music that sends you home with a smile on your face and a spring in your step at the end of the night! Frankie and Pete have performed and studied in Salvador in Brazil, and Havana - where they gigged with established Cuban musicians. They have toured internationally and perform regularly at festivals such as Shetland, Sidmouth, Broadstairs and Beverley Folk, Cork Jazz Festival, Knockengorroch World Ceilidh, Musicport and Miri Jazz in Borneo. In 2010 Mambo Jambo appeared in the 'BBC Symphony For Yorkshire'. ______________________________________________________________________ 'Absolutely Tremendous! Really brilliant sound; so uplifting!' BBC Radio Derby 'The sheer enthusiasm and joy of their music along with their wonderful musicianship and great stage presence combine to create an act that will undoubtedly go down a storm wherever they play.' Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival
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