Ultrafox combines the muscular driving rhythm of the manouche and lyricism of Hot Jazz to tender ballads, waltzes and their own compositions.
Ultrafox was formed by well known guitarist Peter Baylor over six years ago and has built a growing reputation of one of the finest swing bands around, seeking their inspiration from the famous ‘manouche swing’ of The Hot club of France featuring Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelly of pre-war Paris. Their music is characterised by the muscular hard driving swing of gypsy style acoustic guitars laced with lyrical yet fiery solos. Hot swinging jazz, tender lyrical ballads, French melodies, gypsy waltzes and original compositions make up the band’s extensive repertoire. Ultrafox create an atmosphere of elegant swing and exuberant, dynamic dance tempo jazz.
Peter Baylor – guitar, vocals
Brennan Hamilton Smith – clarinet
Sam O’Halloran – guitar
Jono Brown – bass