Event Description

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and a liberal sprinkling of high-energy folk, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Influenced by a cocktail of musical traditions, from Gypsy jazz to Klezmer, Celtic, Balkan and beyond, they bring their own unique character and expressive energy to an array of original compositions alongside imaginative interpretations of a selection of classic jazz tunes. Their highly entertaining and engaging live show is full of beautiful musical interplay, irresistible melodies, and intriguing improvisations, all played with a light-hearted and playful spirit.

Featuring the soaring fiddle playing of Gina Griffin, the masterful double bass of Ron Phelan, and the bouncing rhythm and hot lead guitars of Sam Stennett and Tom Brydon-Smith, The Schmoozenbergs formed in Bristol in 2012, and have delighted audiences at venues and festivals across the UK for the past decade.

2024 sees the release of their second album of original music. This new album, entitled ‘Mouse’, follows on from their 2019 album release ‘Awaken’.


“Upbeat good time music” (Songlines Magazine)“Played throughout with much gusto…projects an infectious joie de vivre that will, no doubt,
healthily up any heartbeat” (Morning Star)
“They have us racing around, peeking into other worlds… tapping toes and grinning from ear
to ear” (Bristol24/7)
“a voyage of delight, a foot tapping whirl of expressive energy” (Liverpool Sound and Vision)
“Unashamedly good time, beautifully played music” (Fatea Magazine)
Recent Live Review (2023)


The Schmoozenbergs

Sunday 28th July 2024
8:00 pm

£15 Advance; £17 Doors