Gypsy Jazz with Douche Manouche ft. Hanna Von Thera
Douche Manouche serves up their jazz: hot driving rhythms, daredevil solos and soaring vocals.
Founded in 2013, by guitarists Mike Skinner and Robert Strobl who met at one of KL's infamous open-mic nights at The Warehouse bar, getting together to explore the music and techniques of the great gypsy-jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and played every open-mic going. Only a few months after forming, the duo discovered vocalist, Mathilde Limal, again courtesy of The Warehouse.
Since forming, the band have been quickly flooded with offers to host open-mic evenings, play at upmarket cocktail bars and at various events, Douche Manouche was born. Their repertoire consists of popular swing tunes from the 30’s and 40’s with many of the compositions of the legendary Django Reinhardt. They perform regularly in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
From a very young age, Hanna trained intensely in singing, dancing and acting. She further developed her passion for music and flair for performances by performing as the lead vocalist with her band in various gigs in Austria.
During her studies in Musical Theater Performance at the Performing Arts Academy in Vienna, she starred in several major musical performances, including Disney's Alice in Wonderland and Aladdin, which were held in the prestigious Wiener Stadthalle.
After graduating, she pursued her career as a musical theater actress and singer in Austria and Germany.
Hanna's repertoire mainly consists of Pop, Jazz and Chanson sang in English, German, French, Spanish and Malay. Her distinctive style has been evolving since she travels extensively in Asia and Europe and fuses her own music with those influences through her collaboration with local musicians.
Catch Douche Manouche live at Ril's Bar on Friday 22nd April!