last update 08.10.05

If you wish to book a band for a social event, a wedding or a corporate function,
contact Charlie or Maxine by email or phone 01884 840 015.
If you are calling from outside the U.K. phone 00 44 1884 840 015.

We'll quickly be able to ascertain what kind of live music you are looking for.
Even if you are not sure about this yourself at the moment.

If we can't help, either because all of our musicians are already booked or because we don't play the style of music you are looking for, then we may be able to pass you on to someone who can.

We're based in the South West of England.
We play regularly in the locality, and tour in England and abroad.
For details of upcoming gigs open to the public, see our giglist

Some of the bands available are these.
Projet Brassens Quartet French chansons, swing & original tunes
Charlie Hearnshaw Quartet & Quintet Jazz standards & originals
Maxine Green Quartet Jazz standards and originals
Hearnshaw/Barrett duo Jazz & classical instrumentals
Hearnshaw/Green duo Jazz songs & instrumentals
Munjenta Café Sextet Latin jazz
Nutloaf Barn dance band
Projet Brassens Quartet
Projet Brassens Quartet
Inspired by the great French songwriter Georges Brassens, Projet Brassens performs jazz influenced arrangements of his songs. The band also presents what they describe as 'nouveau Hot Club' swing (based on the style made famous by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, with modern influences from World Music and contemporary jazz), and their own original songs.
Georges Brassens was and is as famous in France as, for example, The Beatles or Oasis are in Britain. Twenty years after his death, popular musicians of diverse styles (pop, rock, latin, indie, jazz and classical) are re-interpreting his songs, and his following and repute are growing internationally. He is considered one of the greatest songwriters of the twentieth century.
Très French, très jazz. This band can offer concert performances with a cabaret-style presentation for audiences. More informally, the Quartet can also provide the atmosphere and swing for French-style events, celebrations and weddings. The Quartet have released two well-received CDs, La marine (2000) and Le vent (2003) can hear mp3 samples via the links.
basset clarinet/clarinet/alto saxophone
double bass
"Sexy, soulful, rhythmic, funny....a stirring example of how music can transcend language barriers."  North Devon Journal

Charlie Hearnshaw Quartet and Quintet
Charlie Hearnshaw
Original jazz tunes and songs written especially for the band, world music, jazz realisations of works by J.S. Bach, jazz standards and American jazz classics.
The Quartet is an instrumental group:
clarinet/alto saxophone
double bass.
The Quintet adds vocals/rhythm guitar/hand percussion
"....there is a kind of joy which communicates itself to the listener....this is the kind of music which gives me the most pleasure."  Alun Morgan, jazz critic
mp3 (recorded live)

Maxine Green Quartet
Maxine Green
The Quartet performs jazz standards and our own new jazz songs, plus swing, Latin and French songs and instrumentals. We choose from this repertoire to suit the occasion.
voice/rhythm guitar
clarinet/alto sax/basset clarinet
double bass
mp3 (recorded live)

Hearnshaw/Barrett duo
Hearnshaw/Barrett duo
Jazz, swing and classical pieces. This instrumental duo has developed its repertoire over ten years of playing together.

clarinet/ alto sax/ basset clarinet
The Hearnshaw/Barrett Duo has released two CDs, Slotang (1999) and Jazz Bach & Beatles (2002).
There is more information about the Hearnshaw/Barrett duo at their website.

Charlie Hearnshaw and Maxine Green
Jazz, swing, latin, tango, and French chansons. Instrumentals and songs, standards and originals.
clarinet/basset clarinet/alto sax
This duo has played together for eight years, toured extensively in France, and released a 2 CDs Sailing By (2000) plus Jazz and Waltzes (2005).
"The combination of sublime clarinet and saxophone playing from Charlie Hearnshaw and delightful vocals from Maxine Green, who sings with a wonderfully light, yet seductive touch..."
Western Daily Press
mp3s recorded live
Diamonds are a girl's best friend
Take five (instrumental)
Reggae cruising (original song, music Charlie Hearnshaw, lyrics Maxine Green)
Putting on the Ritz (instrumental)
La non-demande en mariage
You don't know what love is

Munjenta Café Sextet
Charlie Hearnshaw
For music with a Latin flavour, hot Brazilian-style jazz and cool bossa novas.
alto sax/clarinet
voice/rhythm guitar
lead guitar

Specialising in English folk music for dancing and listening.
A caller to explain the dances and trio of musicians doubling on various instruments:
accordeon/guitar/violin/ voice
double bass/ violin
Just the job if you wish to have a barn dance.
If you can't find exactly what you want on this page, contact us - we may be able to organise another band to suit your particular requirements. However, please note that we don't perform pop, rock, heavy metal or disco music.
There may be an opportunity for you to hear the band live .
For dates and details of public performances see our giglist.
links in english
Projet Brassens' front page
Projet Brassens' homepage...o0o...Georges Brassens...o0o...Projet Brassens Quartet
CDs & mp3s...o0o...Lyrics and translations...o0o...Scores
Giglist...o0o...Book a band...o0o...Photo gallery
Projet Brassens needs you!...o0o...Sponsor Projet Brassens

liens en français
La une du Projet Brassens
Projet Brassens' page d'accueil...o0o...Georges Brassens...o0o...Projet Brassens Quartette
Projet Brassens' disque de début...o0o...Paroles et traductions...o0o...Partitions
Disques et mp3s...o0o...Activités éducatives...o0o...Photo galerie
Projet Brassens a besoin de vous!...o0o...Parrainez le Projet Brassens

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....or if you prefer to speak to us on the telephone
call 01884 840 015 for Charlie Hearnshaw or Maxine Green