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Upcoming Shows

West Side Theatre
West Side Theatre, 1331 Main St., Newman, CA
Hot Club Faux Gitane returns to the West Side Theatre! Doors open at 7, the show starts at 8.
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Music in the Plaza
1010 10th Street, Modesto, CA
Come enjoy live music and a street fair in Modesto's 10th Street Plaza!
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Private Event
Modesto, CA
Want us at your party or other event? Drop us a line!
Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House
500 9th St., Modesto, CA
Moon & Sixpence Music and Art House is located just a few blocks from the main strip of downtown Modesto, in the Cooks Marketplace center at 500 9th St. (next to El Sol restaurant.) Doors at 6:30 PM, concert at 7:00 - $15 at the door.

About the Band

Hot Club Faux Gitane* is an acoustic swing band from Modesto, California that plays in the Gypsy jazz tradition of Django Reinhardt and his Quintette du Hot Club de France. HCFG includes the rhythm/lead guitars and acoustic bass typical of the style, but adds mandolin, bassoon, clarinet, and the occasional melodica and C-melody saxophone. They also augment the standard Gypsy repertoire with original compositions, jazz standards, and even Latin tunes. The band's unique blend of instruments and music adds new vitality and freshness to an old favorite genre.

*Roughly translated, our name means "Hot Club of the Fake Gypsies." Yes, we know it's not proper French.

John Ady

John Ady

Billy Gay

Billy Gay

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Dave Wells

Dave Wells
bassoon/clarinet/C-melody sax

Gary Williams

Gary Williams


Hot Club Faux Gitane is available for all manner of concerts, private and public events, weddings, etc. If you're interested in booking the band, please drop us a line: