Manouche is a term derived from the Romany gypsies of Europe, what we in Australia call gypsy jazz.

This fine band has been put together by it's individual members as an exercise in small group swing.

Feel the Manouche has a 'world music' feel. Through it's use of double bass, guitar, accordion & fiddle, the band

achieves a strong melodic groove that can take on gypsy waltzes, swing jazz, choro and many other flavours of music from

our diverse planet. We invite you to sit back and 'Feel the Manouche'.


The return to Colbourne Ave of George Washingmachine on violin, ukelele & vocal, with Arthur Washington on guitar, Clare O’Meara on acccordion, violin & vocal, and Stan Valacos on double bass.