Akimbo is all askew. It's messing with pop, playing with jazz, and finding space in time. Created from a love of complex simplicity, angular harmony and serious fun, Pedro Velasco and Nell Greco lead this pedal-tastic project, seeking out the sweetest musical spots that often hide in plain sight. Inspired by the likes of Tom Waits, The Dirty Three, Eva Cassidy and Bill Frisell, Akimbo play the music they love, whether original or covered, and are ever in flux.
Nell & the Hot Mess Muggers
Nell & the Hot Mess Muggers is a manouche-inspired swing ensemble that loves to stir hearts and souls – and gets people up on their feet dancing. Since 2013, they've crafted their performance to combine gypsy-jazz with chanson Française and swing standards from the 1930s-50s. The effect is music reminiscent of a time when jazz was sung in bars with ease, and when style and substance were linked arm-in-arm, like age old friends.