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Acoustic roots duo MAMBO JAMBO

Acoustic Roots Duo Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see; a truly unique two-piece they’ll take you on an exciting and joyous musical journey bringing together sounds from 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 suitcase! Pete and Frankie have been gathering admirers at shows and festivals the length and breadth of the country. A fabulous musical treat is in store wherever they roll up, their tour bus packed to the brim!

"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

"A fabulous musical treat!"

Creative Arts East

“Mambo Jambo are quite simply two of the most talented and entertaining musicians around. Their welcome return visits are always a sellout way in advance of their concerts which is a tribute to them as artists! The audience never cease to be enthralled and captivated by their versatility and their warm, entertaining delivery and exceptional talent. Once seen...never forgotten!!!”

Will Richardson, Hunsley Acoustic Music Club

“Absolutely Tremendous! Really brilliantsound; so uplifting!"

BBC Radio Derb

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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; Cornucopia Festival; Hull International Students Association; RICS Annual Party, Leeds Art Gallery; PRSF New Music Biennial Festival
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……

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 Jersey; appeared in the BBC Symphony For Yorkshire (2010)

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