From nostalgic '80s tunes to ‘the finest gypsy jazz in the Cotswolds’, there's plenty to get up to in the area this week.

With a band performing instruments made entirely out of car parts and a gathering for some traditional singing, music enthusiasts in particular have lots of options if they have some spare time.


First up, Bledington Village Hall is hosting Churchfitters on Friday (March 1) from 7.30pm.

The group's unique name is as eclectic as their instrument range, which includes a motorcycle petrol tank, a musical saw, and a Mercedes Benzouki made from hubcaps.

The band has received praise from some star-studded plaudits.

Dave Pegg, of folk band Fairport Convention, said: "The most musically inventive group I’ve seen for decades, absolutely brilliant."

Singer-songwriter Mike Harding added: "I went to Poppleton near York last night to see the Churchfitters they were stunning, a packed hall cheered them to the roof slates."

Gold II - Club Tropicana

Gold II will perform an evening of '80s bangers to "banish those winter blues".

This nostalgic evening will take place on Saturday (March 2) from 7pm at Chipping Campden School.

Partygoers can expect a night of non-stop hits performed by Miami Vibe, the UK's most in-demand '80s wedding and party band.

Although it hails the name of Club Tropicana, be aware drinks aren't free, with profits from the bar funding the 2024 Cotswold Olimpick Games.

Swing from Paris

Swing from Paris, often referred to as "the finest gypsy jazz in the Cotswolds", will be playing from 7.30pm on Saturday (March 2) at the Cidermill Theatre.

The UK quartet, inspired by the great swing bands of the 30s and 40s, will perform their own unique version of music by Gershwin, Piazzolla, John Lewis, Django Reinhardt, and Stéphane Grappelli.

The band has appeared on BBC's Hairy Bikers and at major jazz festivals across the country.

Moreton Traditional Sing 2024

Lastly, at Moreton's Fire Service College, there's a traditional sing from Friday to Sunday (March 1-3).

The gathering serves as an opportunity to meet some of the country's leading singers of community-learnt songs passed down the generations.

Accommodation for the event is all ensuite, and the site has an array of facilities to support visitors dietary and accessibility requirements.