Vancouver’s Hot Club of Mars has been swinging for a few spins around the sun (a dozen earth years or so), though things have been really heating up with the addition of chanteuse Deanna Knight.  Adding a magic sparkle to the sound “D” writes tunes with as much pizzazz as when she delivers them! This high-energy acoustic 7-piece inspires toe tapping and dancing to some fabulous old Gypsy jazz tunes of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s.
Charlie Knowles "kicks the cat" with finesse while guitarist Steve "Bugzy" Szabo keeps the rhythms chugging. Martian Ambassador Michael Dunn and jazz veteran Don Kellett on lead guitars spin their sweet Djangoesque lines, and resident windgod Mark Dowding keeps those Martian desert winds blowing hot, while violinist Tom Neville channels the spirit of Django's brilliant colleague, the late, great Stephane Grappelli.

In our Listening Space page on this website, you can hear Deanna and the group on their hot new debut CD, Gypsy Fire! Samples of a few tracks from the CD are now providing the background music on this web page*.