The Hot Club of Hulaville has recorded its first studio album entitled Django Would Go
This album features their most popular and well-seasoned selections
from two years of performing in Hawaii's most prestigious venues to
sell-out audiences, along with original content. On this album The Hot
Club of Hulaville also hosts two renowned guest artists Paul Mehling and
Gonzalo Bergara, they appeared in a very limited engagement in Honolulu
during their all-too-short stay.
Hot Club music has direct
origins from the gypsy virtuosos who played the Parisian dance halls,
bistros, and cafés of the 30's and 40's. These musicians took American
Dixieland Jazz and Swing, blended it with European Tangos and the dance
hall Musettes of the day, creating a formidable musical concoction that
became the World Music of its time. Just about every top-flight band in
America rewrote and rearranged large sections of their repertoire to
accommodate this hot new style. This Hot Club Music went on to greatly
influence American Jazz, Pop, Swing, and even crossed over to Hawaiian
Jump, and American Country Western... Even Rock and Roll traces roots
back to these rhythmic and melodic giants.
Hot Club music's major
exponent, gypsy guitarist Django ReinhardtReinhardt, became one of the
greatest and most influential musicians of his time. From humble origins
and catastrophically challenging events, his influence is felt even to
this day with countless festivals, bands, compositions and recordings in
his honor. It seems like every jazz guitarist, of all stripes, spends a
lot of time on him... gets schooled. Sometimes, their whole career is
spent in a conscious or unconscious homage to him. Coincidentally, 2010
is Django's Centennial
and is being even more seriously celebrated the world over
The Hot Club of Hulaville
band - in keeping with the best traditions of gypsy djams
and Hawaiian kanikapila
- is bringing in Paul Mehling
from San Francisco and Gonzalo Bergara
Argentina by way of Los Angeles. They are exceptional stars in the
gypsy pantheon and not to be missed during their short stay here in
This includes the Swag!! This is no simple Jewel Case...
We have toys...
Inside this unprecedented and critically acclaimed Package of goodies are:
a letter from a love struck fan,
Interview with the Gypsy himself on arrival in Honolulu,
A map of his travels...
The effects of a man and his journey...
Bios and pix of the band and its exotic recording locale
You will love the music and the art. Django in Paradise.