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"An eclectic night at The Latest"

Live ambient electronica, folk and gypsy swing on the same bill? Surely it can't work. Yet somehow it all came together in a night of eclecticism at The Latest Bar.

Opener Argument About Yellow kicked off proceedings with a warmly received set. Their ambient loops are nicely complimented by live acoustic instruments,that bring the music to life.

Next came Scenic Routes; a melodic folk band boasting some nice clarinet lines and a singer with a gruff captivating voice.

But it was headline Gypsy-Swing act Coda Luna that most were here to see and on this evidence it is not hard to see why. The opening number set the standard: a virtuosic piano intro leading into a thundering tune peppered with brilliant salvoes from violin, clarinet and guitar. The quality never dipped and by the end the crowd were chanting for more. Undoubtedly one of Brightons premier live acts. - latest7


We hope to self-release a four track e.p mid-feb.



Tim Boyce (keys, vocals), Thomas O'Grady (trombone) and Jonny Wildey (bass) first met studying music at Sussex uni and first joined musical forces in a live dub band (Dub Octopus) The three formed a musical understanding and when Tim decided to form big beat gypsy-swing act Coda Luna in early 2009 Thomas and Jonny were the first names on his list.

The three then hand-picked multi-instrumentalist Emma Gattrill for clarinet, saxophone and vocals, Tom Cox a guitarist who already had a big reputation on the Brighton live scene and powerhouse drummer Jamie Boyce. The final piece in the puzzle was provided when Marcin; a classically trained violinist who has played in symphonic orchestras in Poland happened to see a gig and offered his services. Although a relative newcomer to the Brighton scene. Coda Luna have already cemented a reputation as a must-see live act.

With diverse tastes and influences: Tim is currently scoring a backing soundtrack for a DVD of a Pablo Neruda reading. Emma also plays in the acclaimed folk band Sons of Noel and Adrian and Jonny produces electronica/dubstep under the moniker Alphabets Heaven. Together they are inspired by the music of Django Reinhardt, lil Hardin Armstrong et al. as well as the music of the noughties and beyond, and hope to combine the two into something new and provoking.

'undoubtedly one of Brighton's premier live acts' Brighton Latest magazine.