What do you get when you put a cabaret performer, a Scotsman, a retired bobby, a Morris Minor enthusiast and two Brightonians together?
None other than the finest and funniest international society band this side of the 30's.
Formed in 2013, Bristol, by cabaret performer Jack Calloway, the Parlophonians have become one of the most sought after acts on international cabaret, burlesque and swing dance scenes. Known most as international purveyors of hot jazz and syncopated music of the 1920's, 1930's and early 1940's.
The ensemble were quickly of popular demand by national and international swing dance communities, festivals and competitions for their authentic portrayal of early jazz dance bands. However, Calloway's natural showmanship and their added, mutual passion and authenticity for slower, raunchy numbers soon gained the attention of the international cabaret and burlesque scenes.
Taking inspiration from both the early British and transatlantic dance orchestras alongside the comic works of Spike Jones and his City Slickers, The Parlophonians have built an unmistakable reputation as true showmen.
Their collective showmanship and passion for entertaining has astounded audiences across the globe.
Pictured: Gus Dolding (Guit.), Paul Archibald (Dr.), Bill Frampton (Bass.),
Terry Williams (Trm.), Matt Hurst (Tr.) & Jack Calloway (Cl.)