Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm have worked hard to become one of the leading Swing bands in Europe and regularly performs for major international festivals, prestigious vintage events and swing dances. Past performances include headline slots at Secret Garden Party, Wilderness Festival, Boomtown, Parma Swing Festival, Hep Cats Holiday and Rhythm Riot, as well as large-scale private events for ‘Lush’ cosmetics in Amsterdam, White Mink in Italy, the Royal Northern College of Music’s Summer Ball and the opening of the St. Regis hotel in Mumbai. The band will be closing 2015 in style as the main act in the Clore Ballroom as part of the lavish Hemingway Vintage Festival that will take over the Southbank Centre on New Years Eve.
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 1920’s-50’s. 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.
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 we’re having a great time on stage (and diving into the audience!) that’s because we are! We look forward to seeing you soon.