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The Manouchetones - Gypsy Jazz Ensemble


Micky Dunne was first introduced to the music of Django when he visited the annual festival at Samois sur Seine more than 20 years ago...and he has never looked back! Equally at home on lead guitar or rhythm it is the latter where Micky found his calling he has been in demand for visiting musicians in the North West ever since. After spending 4 years touring the UK alongside the amazing Gary Potter he has worked with many of the top players on the Gypsy & Jazz scene including Romane, Gary Potter, Robin Nolan, John Jorgenson, John Wheatcroft, Daniel John Martin to name a few. Micky graduated from Salford University with a first class honours degree and is available for private lessons, sessions and workshops.


Karl Webb has been involved on the Liverpool music scene for more than 20 years. After forming numerous original bands in his younger days, Karl returned to his studies at LIPA gaining a first class honours degree and a special recognition award. Karl went on to form two critically acclaimed groups who were signed to Ninja Tunes (LOKA & Super Numeri). Equally at home tearing up a Hendrix track or playing Django note for note Karl brings a virtuosity to the band and an incredible amount of knowledge. Karl is available for private lessons.


"Count" John McCormick is something of a legend on the music scene in the North of England. During the 70's John was bass player and musical director of legendary folk group The Spinners with whom he travelled as far as Australia to sell out performances. John has played with some of the finest players in the UK and Ireland and regularly plays festivals all over Europe. The past 10 years or so has seen John and Micky provide the rhythm section for many players visiting Liverpool and the North West and they have a great understanding of each others playing. Nick-named Count because he never misses a beat John brings an innate sense of timing and provides the perfect anchor that the soloists can swing from as well as being a first class soloist himself!