The Hot Club of Jupiter formed to provide the music for the 2013 Renault Clio online ad campaign, which was promptly judged too lewd for public consumption and withdrawn.
The band however, lives on playing their unique mix of gypsy swing classics, hot
jazz and original songs.
Intrepid adventurer violinist Kit Massey has performed all over the globe, playing with the Santiago Philamonia, Chile and studying Karnatic violin traditions in Mysore, India.
Christian Miller, the self styled “Django of the South Circular”, is a much sought-after
exponent of French and American guitar styles often headhunted by visiting international bandleaders.
The rhythm section of Rory Dempsey (double bass) and Matt French (drums) are veterans of many West End shows but are occasionally allowed to emerge from the subterranean darkness of the orchestral pit to lend their infectious swing and uncanny musical telepathy to the Hot Club of Jupiter’s sound.
The band’s brand new debut album, “Monsieur le Robot”, features special guests including Nigel Price (gtr) and reveals a rich and varied sound encompassing New Orleans alongside the boulevards of prewar Paris. The album launched to a sold out crowd at London’s Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean St. and BBC Radio 3 featured the band in a live session.