Transatlantic Hot Club with guest Tara Minton

Sunday 21st April 2024: 8pm
Melville Centre, Abergavenny

The Transatlantic Hot Club is joined by a special guest - the wonderful Tara Minton on voice.  Expect to hear Swing classics, Django standards, and Latin Bossa Nova explored with a totally unique take on the style of Grappelli and Reinhardt.

The Transatlantic Hot Club was formed by Ben Creighton Griffiths  and Adrien Chevalier in 2013 when they met whilst both performing at ‘Journées de la Harpe’ - a harp festival on the French Caribbean islands of Martinique, Guyane, Guadeloupe, St Anne, and St Lucia. The following year they began an annual tradition of performing in Cardiff and have been expanding this into a full tour ever since. In 2019 they adopted the Transatlantic Hot Club name.

As well as returning to the French Caribbean in 2016 and 2022, the Hot Club has performed widely in the UK.  It has also performed at the World Harp Congress in Cardiff in 2022. In France, The Transatlantic Hot Club has performed at the Camac Space and Le Piano Vache in Paris, as well as at the Conservatoire Zino Franscescatti (La Ciotat) and Le Lido (St Raphael) in the South. In 2023, it recorded its first album at Zoot Studios in Paris to be released in 2024.

Violin - Adrien Chevalier
Harp - Ben Creighton Griffiths
Bass - Ashley John Long
Vocals - Tara Minton
Melville Centre