French music from Melbourne, Australia - gypsy swing & chanson française

March 2021: We are very sad to announce that our founding member Jon Delaney passed away after a long battle with cancer. Jon was a musical giant and he taught us everything we know about jazz manouche. La Mauvaise Réputation is his band and it always will be.

We miss him so much: not only his musicianship, but also his fierce intelligence, his warmth and his dark and glorious sense of humour. A man like Jon will never be forgotten. There are, without exaggeration, people across the world mourning his loss. Jon we’re thinking of you now and always, and sending our love to you and your wife Karen and son Connor.

Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais
Et tes larmes n'y pourront rien changer
Comme dit si bien Verlaine, “au vent mauvais”
Je suis venu te dire que je m'en vais