White Mischief regulars will know that our shows are full of unforgettable happenings around the venue as well as on the main stages. By way of a few spontaneous sets around the building, Ta Mère will share their inimitable gypsy jazz up close and personal.
So who are Ta Mère? Three guys-about-town, on the town, getting down and swinging hard. A creation by special request of the BBC for the 2007 Glasgow Film Festival, they’ve been catapulted from these auspicious beginnings onto the London scene.
Embrace the sultry evening, suffused with the hint of yesteryear and awash with a fresh undercurrent crackling and sparkling away. Champagne flutes fully charged, and ice cubes clinking happily in their tumblers, dance those troubles away to the latest sensation.
Spanning all from slow grind, through jump jive and touching on the jazzy boogie and eclectic points in between, allow Ta Mère to escort you away from the mundane and sweep you up into a state of bubbling hilarity and joy as the joint gets jumpin’. Laissez les beaux temps rouler…
Ta Mère plays popular music from the 1910s, 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, French ball musette, gypsy swing, russian and balkan traditionals, bluegrass, Classic films soundtracks, cuban, tango, blues, jazz, bossa nova
What People say:
“Ta Mere exploded off the radar at Stranger Than Paradise on October 6th, 07 with their unique renditions of old style vaudeville gypsy romany and swing from the early 20th century, captivatingly cool , sleek and sexy, this string trio care well equipped to play sophisticated tea parties to dusty dance halls and transform you into another world… stranger than paradise.”
(Amanda Rodgers, Club Promoter www.strangerthanparadise.net)
“Ta Mere rocked the Weird and Wonderful tent at the first ever BBC Film Festival in Glasgow on September 9th with their unique brand of gypsy swing jazz. Their colourful presence and cheerful demeanor easily won over the crowds – a gig not to be missed!”
(Katy Leech, BBC Associate Producer)
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