Inspired by the Italian guitarist "Marco Gorelli","Lupacante" has now been created and are touring right now. They are a five piece jazztastic, swingarithic funk manouche band that perform reguarly in London.
Evolving from just a small seed you can see how far they have come. Heres the video from there first performance as a five piece instrumental band.
They are now a six piece with vocals and flute, growing even bigger from the depths of West London. You can check out there sounds here!
Christine our beautiful butterfly. Talented with the voice of an Angel sent from Luxembourg, Christine gives Lupacante a incredible twist on Jazz/Funk Vocals.
She is here in London studying at Brunel University working hard everyday but still makes time for some Funky tunes with the crew.
We love our little princess here in Lupacante and what can you say about her style?.. Look at those Glasses!
Gerogia our musical genius flautist/vocalist and pianist has be sent from the depths of Suffolk to join a hard dancedelic, funkytastic band.. as the prophecy goes.
She is studying music day and night, thinking of new musical ideas and implementing them into our tunes and melodies. She has classical influences but is now been turned to the dark side playing lots of Jazz and Funk.
Georgia has some unusal and interesting ways of playing her flute and all can be heard on our soundcloud.
SNOOP DOG is in the house! Well thats what everyone seems to call this man. Straight from Bristol(India) Jay is our Funkedelic bass player, slapping and popping away to give Lupcante a groove thats always kicking.
He also performs with Bhangra legends RSVP and Les Deux guitares. His inspiration comes from the gypsy jazz god "Django Reinhardt" and his first instrument is the guitar.
He is now wearing his most usual burgundy knitwear performing up and down the UK, screwing those lightbulbs and wearing those two tone brogues.
Look out for him! Hes on the loose!
Master Marco! Our Italian stallion from the city "Turin" is studying Maths. Yes Maths, how else do you think he calculates his notes to be some melodic and perfect on his guitar.
Marco has always had a musical shine to him since a young age playing, rock, blues, funk and jazz. He also has a hidden talent of classical guitar and performs solo often as well.
Marco and Jay met 2 years ago when this all began, planting the Lupacante seed of funk into the earth of London just ready to be showered with water and sunlight from the rest of these fantastic musicians.
You can hear Marcos personal sounds on MARCO GORELLI soundcloud.
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Joel is our Human Metronome of which can play anything. This man would be a machine if it wasnt for his golden heart.
He has played drums for years now and has experience in musical performance with many other musicans. He focus's in Jazz and Funk, really keeping everything tight and steady in Lupacante.
Joel is studying sport science and Brunel University and really enjoys keeping fit and active.
See if you can catch him on an early morning jog!
JONO? The sexy sax man him self!?
Jono is really the reason why any females acknowledge our presence. As well as being irrestiable, Jono has been playing the Saxaphone for a while now.
He busts some incredible solo's and they just keep coming in Lupacante, from funky riffs and blues licks.
As an areospace engineer, Jono calculates the precise moments to be able to make time for Lupacante and really rocks out when hes on stage.
See if you can find him at our next gig... He will be swamped in the crowd of women at the front of the stage.