Membership: Performing Company
“Frankie and Pete performed to packed halls with their upbeat show. Their music is highly accessible, featuring outstanding musicianship and delivered in an approachable intimate style. I whole-heartedly recommend them for Rural Touring” Rosie Cross, Co-Director Highlights Rural Touring, (Feb ‘13) ‘An upbeat, feel-good concert’ Live And Local Musical sunshine from a multi-talented and multi-instrumental duo.” - Leeds Gig Guide “The duo Mambo Jambo are great for community venues..pitching the entertainment and participation just right for a village audience. We loved it. Highly recommended.” Sue Carverhill, Arts Development Officer, Northants Touring Arts ‘Outstanding musicians with a programme to suit all’ Kettlestone Village Hall, 27.11.10 Creative Arts East ‘A super show full of music and good stories. Appealed to our audience from 18 years to 93 years young – a fabulous night. Mambo Jambo were brilliant – would definitely recommend!’ Maplebeck Village Hall – N & S ‘A fabulous musical treat’ Creative Arts East ‘I knew they’d be good but the night far exceeded my expectations – to say everyone enjoyed it is an understatement! Absolutely fantastic!’ Alison Samaloussi, Denton Village Hall, Northants Touring Arts, Nov 11 .
“It has been wonderful to have Mambo Jambo involved with the Library Presents programme. They have been very well received by our audiencesand have been very easy to work with. We look forward to working with them again in the future.” Nathan Jones. Project Co-ordinator. The Library Presents
Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see, a truly unique two-piece with their own rhythmic and joyful sound, a dozen or more instruments, male/female harmony vocals, a friendly stage presence, and a seemingly endless variety of roots, folk and jazz styles up their sleeves – Pete and Frankie have been gathering admirers at shows and festivals the length and breadth of the country. A fabulous musical treat is in store wherever they roll up, their tour bus packed to the brim with sax, guitars, banjo, clarinet, flute, accordion, Cuban tres, Brazilian ukulele, all kinds of percussion including suitcase and spoons, all expertly played.
Mambo Jambo have toured extensively on several of NRTF’s member schemes including Live & Local (3 times), Highlights, Arts Out West (twice), Creative Arts East, Northants Arts, Rural Arts ON Tour, Arts Alive, LiveLincs, Lincolnshire Rural Touring, Village Ventures, Centre Stage, AirInG, and this year, Villages In Action. https://youtu.be/fnEmcMCHWJg ( You Tube clip of a selection of material form a Live & Local concert
They've also toured libraries, and have written a Childrens Show that has been performed at theatres and festivals. Music and Storytelling is another specialism of theirs; They've written music for well loved stories and performed them in live settings. Recently they've produced two digital shows for children in conjunction with Concerteenies.