Nell & The Hot Mess Muggers are fresh out of the recording studio! Beloved by Francophiles across London, they bring a heady fusion of gypsy-jazz and chanson favourites to the Green Note for their debut album launch, Sous le Ciel de Paris.
Nell Greco found her voice while amongst friends, singing and dancing nights away in London’s secret salons to some of the hottest swing in town. In 2014, she assembled what she affectionately calls her ‘Muggers’ – guitarists Pedro Velasco and Harry Diplock, and double bassist Casper Hoedemaekers – and since then they’ve played extensively all around the UK and abroad.
For Sous le Ciel de Paris, they’ve created a distinctive sound that draws on the influences of gypsy-jazz masters and swoon-worthy swing legends. The songs were carefully chosen to celebrate a golden age of music, with a hefty dose of personal expression that draws from more contemporary sounds, too. Adding to their unique sound on this album are guests, Mike Guy on accordion and Robert Fish on clarinet.
Come enjoy the music, and you might find yourself taking a little joie de vivre home with you.