Catspaw Authentic Entertainment - v ery special entertainment for special events. Check out our workshops - especially the range of story workshops. Or make your party an event to go down in history with one of our shows from the Dark Ages, Medieval, Viking, Elizabethan periods. Our wedding listings offer something a little different for stag and hen and wedding entertainments.


"Louche" - false, spurious, dodgy, not what it says on the tin

"Manouche" - French Gypsy group from which Django came, as in "Jazz Manouche"

With an informal performance style, and able to work as anything from a trio to a septet, acoustic or amplified, Louche Manouche are a versatile and entertaining band for any situation.

Formed late 2005 as a result of Nic Bradford and Chris White meeting and discovering a shared ambition to play in the style of the classic Hot Club de France. Originally an informal session, the band was greatly enhanced by the addition of violinists Colm Murphy and Chris Bluemel, and given some gravitas when Guy Marshall came onboard with the bass. The icing on the cake was discovering that Pete Minkey had a fondness for the music, and he adds some different textures with mandolin and flute. Most recently, we've been joined on clarinet by Duncan Brown, and for a bit of variety.