Sweet Meg & the Wayfares
From the smokey cabaret halls of Montmartre to the dingy bars of prohibition-era New York, Sweet Megg and her Wayfarers explore the sultry and sometimes crass music of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Featuring songs from Edith Piaf, Fats Waller, Billie Holiday and more, the Wayfarers are sure to bring their rabble-rousing, fun-loving sound into every piece they perform. Featuring Megg Farrell (voice), Ryan Weisheit (saxophones), Brandon Vetrano (guitar), and Abe Pollack (upright bass) as well as many special guests.
Jason Benjamin and the Lime Juice
Jason Benjamin is a New York City-based trumpeter, bandleader and songwriter. Specializing in hot jazz from the 1920s and ‘30s, Jason co-founded the Red Hook Ramblers with clarinettist Marshall Wilson in 2005. The band blazed the hot jazz revival in NYC and became an in-demand act in the burlesque and swing dance circuit.
Bliss Blood is a musician and songwriter born in Omaha, Nebraska. She lived and worked in Houston, Texas before moving to New York City in 1996. She has written and recorded two albums with virtuoso guitarist Al Street, five albums with New York jazz band The Moonlighters from 2000–2009, and six albums from 1988–1995 with Houston noise rock band Pain Teens. She has also appeared on recordings with The Melvins and many other groups.
Marcus Milius The Milkman & Sons
Traditional Blues And Prohibition Jazz Mixing originals with the classics and serving an assortment of acoustic instruments including vocals, harmonica, violin, guitar and bass.
The Milkman & Sons is a Brooklyn based band that plays Traditional Blues and Prohibition Jazz. They are known for their ability to take audiences in a musical time machine by playing the music of such varied notables as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Django Reinhardt, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Fats Wallers, Hoagy Carmichael and Little Walter as well as original music written in a similar style. While the band is always fronted by singer, harmonica player and guitarist Marcus Milius it usually features violinist Karl Meyer and bassist Luc Decker. As a trio they have earned a reputation for artfully creating an intimate ambiance and still being able to bring a room to life with contagious energy. They developed this craft playing up to six nights a week at local bars, restaurants and events.
Marcus Milius - harmonica, guitar and throat
Karl Meyer - violin
Luc Decker - acoustic bass
Lighly inspired by the Hot Club Quintette du France period of Django Reinhardt's music career, also drawing ideas and sounds from old Italian and European Folk music. Guest appearances by Abe Pollack, Pooquette,Brandon Vetrano, Mary Alouette, Alex Simon, Molly Densmore, Dana Suchow, and Cèleste Hèrmione, we like to cook, SWING SWING SWING-
Luca Fadda , Le Fanfare's co owner put together the house band that inspired the restaurant concept .