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Acoustic roots duo MAMBO JAMBO


“Mambo Jambo, A Joyous whirlwind of Roots Music!”


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Acoustic Roots Duo Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see; a truly unique two-piece performing their lively, joyous mash up of roots, world, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions.

With Frankie on sax, vocals, clarinet, flute, guitar and percussion and Pete on guitar, vocal, ukulele, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), banjo, accordion and between them all kinds of percussion including suitcase and spoons!
Pete and Frankie have been gathering admirers at shows and festivals the length and breadth of the country. A fabulous uplifting musical treat is in store wherever they roll up, their tour bus packed to the brim!


Pete and Frankie have appeared on various BBC Local Radio shows, BBC Look North, the BBC Symphony for Yorkshire and MTV Asia. They’ve played gigs in Havana, toured France, Ireland and Sweden, and festivals in Borneo and Portugal.

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Mambo Jambo also deliver workshops; see their workshops page plus have a Children & Family Show (https://youtu.be/QcFlR80994M). We work in collaberation with others eg. PRSf New Music Biennial, Kirklees Year Of Music, Hull Maritime, Sight Support, Concerteenies, Libraries, Museums, Universtiy Research Projects, The Ideas Fund

“The sheer enthusiasm and joy of their music, along with their wonderful musicianship and great stage presence combine to create an act that will undoubtedly go down a storm wherever they play!” Jim McLaughlin, Musicport Festival Director

“Really brilliant! So uplifting” BBC Radio Derby

“A fabulous musical treat! ” Creative Arts East

“Rays of sunshine and infectious energy; Holmfirth Arts Festival audiences loved them!” Bev Adams, Holmfirth Arts Festvial Director

“Musical Sunshine from this multi-talented and multi-instrumental duo” Junction, Leeds Gig Guide

“An upbeat, feel-good concert” Live And Local Touring

“Mambo Jambo are quite simpy two of the most talented and entertaining musicians around..” Will Richardson, Hunsley Acoustic Music


Press & Technical Info

Press & Technical Info

Promoters Package for Festivals & Venues:

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‘The Nonsense Show’ for Children & Families:

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Some of the venues and festivals we’ve played at include:

Sidmouth Folk Festival; Shetland Folk Festival; Costa Del Folk Festival, Portugal; Miri International Jazz Festival, Sarawak, Borneo; Cork Jazz Festival; Broadstairs Folk Fest; Beverley Fest, Musicport Festival ; Knockengorroch World Ceilidh; Hull Freedom Festival; Musical Study Trips to Havana Cuba – Arts Council; Salon Rosada in Havana, Cuba with ‘Estrellas Cubanas’; Grassington Arts Festival; Moonbeams; La Voix Des Pays Fest, France; Jersey World Music Festival; Helmsley Folk Festival; Bellingham All Acoustic Festival (BAAfest); Rochester Sweeps Festival; Abergavenny Food Festival; Aylesbury Global Street Beats; Bridlington Arts Festival; Zimbo Tropical, Brazil; World Picnic, Milton Keynes; Dublin Carnival; Winfest (supporting Ska Cubano); Royal Horticultural Society Show, Cardiff; Trees/ParksFor Life, London;  Hull International Students Association; RICS Annual Party, Leeds Art Gallery; PRSF New Music Biennial Festival, World Travel Market Excel, Kirklees Year Of Music,

Hard Rock Café, London; Hull Truck Theatre; Gulbenkian Theatre, University of Kent; Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight; The Junction, Goole; Birmingham MAC; Birmingham NEC; Gala Theatre, Durham; Jersey Arts Centre; Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond; Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax; Barnsley Civic Theatre; Regents Street Xmas Lights; Leeds University; Hilton Hotel Park Lane; Belfry International Golf Course; Indigo @ O2 Arena; Emirates Stadium; British Medical Association (BMA); opening ceremony of new BBC building; Yorkshire Sculpture Park; St Donats Arts Centre; The Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; Peel Centenary Centre, Isle Of Man; Thirsk Courthouse; Helmsley Arts Centre; Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery; Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester; Ferens Art Gallery; Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth; tour of Channel Islands Arts Centres; Epsom Derby; Doncaster St. Leger; Sedgefield Acoustic Club; Bellingham All Acoustic Club; Processed Pea Folk Club, The Bell Inn, Bath; Prince Albert, Stroud; The Canteen, Bristol; Brudenell Social Club, Leeds; Crooked Billet, Henley; Suddaby’s Beer Festival; Olympic Torch Procession, West Park, Hull, etc. etc. etc……

Mambo Jambo

Rural Touring Schemes: Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire ‘Centre Stage’ and Nottinghamshire Rural Touring Scheme, ‘Creative Arts East’,‘Village Stages’ and ‘Homegrown’, Rural Touring in Norfolk and Suffolk; Northants Touring Arts; Arts Out West, W.Cumbria; Highlights, Northumberland, Co. Durham and East Cumbria; Rural Arts, North Yorks; Villages In Action, Devon; AirInG, Gloucestershire; Artery, East Yorkshire
BBC Radio Leeds, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Humberside, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Northants, BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Derby, BBC Radio Jersey; appeared in the BBC Symphony For Yorkshire

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