Trio Anglais

Trio Anglais is a Reinhardt/Grappelli gypsy swing band, playing one of the most exciting and potent forms of European jazz, emulating the sound of 1930s Paris: with Ali Foyle, violin, Dave Lunniss and Darren Hodge, Guitars. 

Darren Hodge - After picking up the music of Chet Atkins and Merle Travis, Darren has played up and down the country at many shows and festivals including Glastonbury Festival and The London Acoustic Guitar Show, as well as taking part in Sky Arts Guitar Star in 2015. Recently Darren has been playing the music of Django Reinhardt with Trio Anglais and is considered one of the best young guitarists in the country. Darren made a huge impact at Stogumber Festival 2013 when he appeared as support to Cara Dillon.

Dave Lunniss has been an integral part of the UK gypsy jazz scene for many years. He became well known as rhythm guitarist with SWING 39 and BOULEVARD DJANGO, for his performances with Matcho Winterstein and Colin Cosimini, as well as festival gigs in Denmark, Ireland and France.

Ali Foyles comes from a classical background, previously teaching and performing mostly classical music. She played with the folk band “HOPPING MAD”, before moving into swing jazz in 2012 as a vocalist and violinist with local band, THE NIGHT OWLS. She was delighted to discover the talented Dave and Darren and establish her place within Trio Anglais. She has appeared at the Upton Jazz Festival and has been to the Netherlands to study with the internationally renowned jazz violinist, Tim Kliphuis. She brings a lyrical and swinging style to the band that sits perfectly with hot club jazz.

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