Coda Luna

Coda Luna


20's and 30's Jazz and Swing meets contemporary beats and choruses.


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.


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

Set List

Song list: Twilight, Hai la drum, W.O.D, Folie a Deux, Honeysuckle Moonbeam, Rant, Thief of Hearts, Frosty Sleaze, Snailcat Swing.

Our set is currently 30-50 mins depending on what is required. There is also new material in the pipeline. All of our material is our own apart from Hai La Drum which is a reworking of a trad.gypsy tune. We also like to encore with various covers.