French gypsy swing virtuosos La Mauvaise Réputation are Australia’s most authentic interpreters of the wild rhythms and passion of 1930s Parisian hot jazz and the beautiful melodies of classic French chanson – sung en français, bien sûr.
A four piece ensemble of vocals/guitar (Paul Gillett), accordion (Salvatore Greco), double-bass (Enzo Ruberto) and the extraordinary talents of internationally-acclaimed manouche guitarist Jon Delaney, the group’s repertoire specialises in the timeless songs of Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Serge Gainsbourg and Jean Sablon and the unique sounds of Django Reinhardt.
La Mauvaise Réputation have performed at festivals, jazz clubs, private functions and high-profile events across Australia including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Brisbane Festival, OzManouche, Inverloch Jazz Festival, Kingston Arts Centre, National Gallery of Victoria, Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Viva Victoria Multicultural Festival, Queen Victoria and Coburg Night Markets, Boite World Music Café, Northcote Social Club, Spotted Mallard and the Paris Cat Jazz Club. They have also performed live on ABC Radio National’s The Music Show and many other radio programs across Australia.
In 2011 they released their début album Tours Eiffel en Plastique. Their second album Bad Reputation was released in 2014.