Natty Congeroo & the Flames of Rhythm
Natty Congeroo and the Flames of Rhythm are one of the leading Swing bands in Europe and beyond, and regularly perform for major international festivals, prestigious vintage events and swing dances.
Past performances include headline slots at Summer Jamboree (It), Secret Garden Party (UK), Wilderness Festival (UK), Latitude Festival (UK), Shakedown Club (Bahrain), White Mink (UK), Boomtown (UK), Bestival (UK), Parma Swing Festival (It), Hep Cats Holiday (UK) Twinwood (UK) Zaragoza Las Armas (Sp) Zaklęte Rewiry (Pol)
Isigny Swing (Fr) Is There Hop (Switzerland) Mumbai LLW (Ind), Spring Festival-Beijing (China), Lindy Cake (Ger) Outono Festival (Sp) Parma Swing Festival (It) and Rhythm Riot (UK).
Main act in the Clore Ballroom as part of the lavish Hemingway Vintage Festival that took over the Southbank Centre on New Year’s Eve 2014- 2015 & 2016-17.
The Flames have gained a reputation as a top festival/party Swing band for their high-energy performances and immersive crowd experiences. The repertoire of the band made up of tight original numbers, with a selection of and explosive interpretations of classic Hot Jazz, Swing, Rhythm ’n’ Blues and Gospel numbers included from the golden era of this music in the 1930’s-40’s. As well as a reputation for a hot authentic sound the band is well known for its unique sense of style and presentation with its members dressed to the nines in sharp and eccentric tailored vintage attire.
The band is led by the legendary showman Natty Congeroo; a popular, stylish and flamboyant Singer/ Dancer/DJ and all round Hep Cat who has been performing at the top of his game for many years. The players provide unrivalled levels of excitement and astonishing musical skill that is an explosive mix once the show gets started.