- Oakland, CA
- Jazz Band
- Travels up to 200 miles
- $200 - $2500
Bistro Moustache plays French Café Music, a mix of Manouche, Gypsy Jazz, Musette, Swing, and French songs.
You'll be transported to an evening of French Café music straight from the terrace of a Paris Bistro, a Guinguette on the Marne river or a Bal Musette on the banks of the Seine.
Just as if Charles Trenet, Jacques Brel, Yves Montant, Georges Brassens, Serge Gainsbourg, Tino Rossi, Edith Piaf, Boris Vian, Django Reinhardt, Gus Viseur and Jo Privat were together for a magical evening.
We also play Polkas, Tangos, Auvergne Bourrées and Celtic folk.
We feature accordion, guitars, mandolin, flute and clarinet and all the songs are sung in French by a native Parisian Chanteur.
We hired for just one person and Olivier was punctual, very friendly, talented, and accommodating. Thank you so much!
Response from Bistro Moustache: French Cafe Music:
Thanks Timothy, it was a pleasure to play for for this party, you were a very welcoming host and everyone was super nice. Happy birthday to Sebastien again.
What to Expect
We will entertain the guests, either as background music during the dinner or the ceremony. We can also play for dancing.
We bring our P.A. and because we have a lot of experience playing weddings and parties, we are very self-sufficient and will not get in the way of the event.
* Olivier Zyngier: vocals, guitar, mandolin
Paris born Olivier Zyngier founded Bistro Moustache specifically to showcase the French café music, a genre he (re)discovered long after moving to the United States. He previously applied his guitar fingers to varied musical styles, including Bluegrass, Western Swing, Country, Gypsy Swing, Irish folk, Klezmer, Balkan. He is a founding member of the Baguette Quartette French orchestra, and numerous other bands such as the Mandorian Candidates mandolin trio, Swing Tonic, a western swing band, French Toast a traditional folk ensemble, and many more. He also currently plays guitar with Douce Ambiance, upright bass with the Redwing Bluegrass band, and mandolin with the elusive Instant Klezmer Mandolin Orchestra.
* Charlie Hancock: accordion
After cutting his teeth playing disco & punk rock in 1970's Los Angeles, Charlie Hancock has lived for the last 30 years in the Bay Area, playing piano & accordion mostly for folk and swing dancers. He is a member of the quartet Euphonia and several contra dance bands, and has recorded with Sylvia Herold, Cathie Whitesides, Ray Bierl, & Holly Tannen. He studied jazz piano with Mark Levine.
* Richard Southwick: guitar, clarinet
Born in Boston, Richard joined his first band when he was 16, and had to sneak into the clubs to play under the suspicious gaze of club owners. Since then, he's played up and down both US coasts, and in England. He's played in a wide variety of jazz, blues and R&B groups, on guitar, saxophone and clarinet.
Additional Booking Notes
We just require 3 chairs and 1 electrical outlet.
Past Booked Events
|September 22, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
À Bicyclette, Yves Montant
À Paris, Francis Lemarque
Le Bal De La Marine, François Deguelt
C'est Si Bon, Jean Sablon
Coeur Vagabond, Joseph Colombo
La Complainte De La Butte, Mouloudji
Les Copains D'Abord, Georges Brassens
Le Déserteur, Boris Vian
Domino, Louis Ferrari
Les Feuilles Mortes, Yves Montant
La Foule, Edith Piaf
Les Herbes Folles, Patrick Bouffard
Il Est Cinq Heures, Jacques Dutronc
Indifférence, Tony Murena
J'Attendrai, Django Reinhardt
Je M'Suis Fait Tout Petit, Georges Brassens
Je N'Attends Plus Rien, Fréhel
Je Suis Seul Ce Soir, Lucienne Delyle
Ménilmontant, Charles Trenet
Mon Amant de Saint Jean, Edith Piaf
L'Orage, Georges Brassens
Passion, Tony Murena
Pigalle, Georges Ulmer
La Plus Bath Des Javas, Barbara
Le Plus Beau Tango Du Monde, Tino Rossi
Le Poinçonneur Des Lilas, Serge Gainsbourg
Les Poules Huppées, Gilles Chabenat
Reine De Musette, Emile Vacher
Rêve Bohémien, Jo Privat
Si Tu Savais, Georges Ulmer
Sous Le Ciel De Paris, Juliette Gréco
Vesoul, Jacques Brel
... and much more...
Influences & Inspiration
Django Reinhardt, Charles Ternet, Gus Viseur, Edith Piaf, Yves Montant, Baguette Quartette
we can use our own P.A. or plug in to the existing sound system. We don't need much in the way of stage props, just enough space for 3 chairs and a mike stand.