Many times we get re-booked for events at some of the great venues we’ve played at over the years . Recently we found ourselves heading back to Cambridgeshire for a fantastic party. We have had the pleasure of playing with different BAND LINE-UPS at the beautiful estate that is Childerley Hall for weddings before. Generally our clients will book us but this time the lovely family that run the Childerley Estate decided that the JONNY HEPBIR QUINTET with sax/clarinet and violin was the perfect combination to provide the hot swinging sounds for a very special celebration!
With three generations of the Poulton family owning and running the estate for many years it was time for a BIG party for 400 relatives and friends. Also, historically, the manor house lawn where we play was the setting for a meeting between King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell 370 years ago when they were on good terms just before it went sour and the English Civil War kicked off!
Apparently Charles stayed in the house for the meeting and his room has been kept exactly the same since then. Word has it that he was a good guest and loved strolling around the gardens, however, reports are that his dog wasn’t such a well-behaved guest. Chewing furniture and putting a few parcels down around the place didn’t go down well.
With amazing food, cocktails, champagne, emotional words from the family, fabulous weather and fine swing jazz, the evening got better and better. Ending with an awesome fireworks display provided by the same company that did the Millennium fireworks in London in 1999.
Although we don’t have a video for this particular Instrumental Quintet line-up, mix and match combinations can be arranged with our Gypsy Jazz Trio as the main ingredient providing the solid rhythmical core. Here is a popular video our Quintet with vocals and sax playing the classic ‘I’ll See You In My Dreams’.
The JONNY HEPBIR QUINTET are available to hire for weddings, private parties, corporate functions and public events throughout the UK and abroad. The Quintet can also be hired with either accordion, violin or clarinet/sax. It’s also possible to have a full instrumental Quintet. Please email or call for details.
Their enviable client list includes the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Terence Conran, Roman Abramovich and Kool & The Gang and they have played at venues and events from The Ritz to Morocco and the Isle of Sark. Click HERE to read letters from past clients.
To hire the Quintet for your event, please call +44 (0)7712 332967 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The band can also be hired as a Duo, Trio, and Quartet (either vocal or instrumental). Jonny Hepbir can also be hired solo. They can also play acoustically for smaller events and where noise-restrictions apply. Please click HERE for more information.