Natty Congeroo and The Flames of Rhythm
A sizzling sextet of killer-diller-thrillers who mix swing, jazz, rhythm and blues for one red-hot prohibition party as we welcome back Natty Congeroo and The Flames of Rhythm.
This highly entertaining combo have worked hard to become one of the leading Swing bands in Europe with performances at a host of great venues and major international festivals including Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival, Boomtown, Parma Swing Festival and the Hemingway Vintage Festival at the Southbank.
The band is led by the legendary showman Natty Congeroo; a popular, stylish and flamboyant Singer/Dancer/DJ and all round Hep Cat who has been performing at the top of his game for many years. The players: The Sizzle, The Killer Diller, Lá Bass, Dr Kitch and La Mamba provide unrivalled levels of excitement and astonishing musical skill that is an explosive mix once the show gets started. If the band look as if they’re having a great time on stage (and diving into the audience!) that’s because they are!
The Flames have earned a reputation as a top festival/party swing band for their high-energy performances and immersive crowd experiences. The repertoire of the band is a combination of tight original numbers and explosive interpretations of classic hot jazz, swing, rhythm ’n’ blues and gospel numbers from the golden era of this music in the 1920s-50s. As well as a reputation for a hot authentic sound the band is well known for its unique sense of style and presentation with its members dressed to the nines in sharp and eccentric tailored vintage attire.