Louche diva Jo Swan has her own way with classic jazz and blues songs and with her trusty hounds of lounge, Ruth Hammond (organ and backing vocals) Nick Pullin (guitar) and Matt Jones (drums) they are equally unafraid to venture into the darker corners of cabaret as well as mash up the cheese counter of pop. Jo and Nick’s long term musical partnership dates back to the 90s and in 2002 their art-rock band Ilya was signed to Virgin Records. Alongside their original music there have always been projects like this that allow the pair to indulge in distinctive twists to some of their favourite songs that span the last 75 years. Jo Swan And The Hounds Of Lounge are Bristol’s cream of the crop and with Jo’s stunning, soulful voice, Nick’s unique guitar style, Ruth’s exceptional keyboard playing and Matt’s groovy and innovative drumming you can expect the unexpected from this very distinctive quartet.