45 Reviews

"Jonny has performed at hundreds of events throughout the UK, on the BBC period drama 'Peaky Blinders' and for various Celebrities at events, including for Albert II, Prince of Monaco"


Jonny was just fantastic at setting the mood for our evening wedding party to celebrate our wedding which took place in Tuscany earlier in the year. The accordion was the perfect sound to take everyone back to the warmth of the Italian sun even on a cold November evening in England! We had lots of compliments on how great he was, so thank you!

Hope (17-11-18)

Jonny was fantastic. Exceptional playing and a beautiful selection of songs. He was punctual, looked smart and handsome and added a classy touch to our wedding reception. I would highly recommend him.

Tamzin Grayson (5-9-18)

Thank you so much for performing at our opening of Renault Cambridge you were fantastic and everyone commented about you.

Renault Showroom Event (30-8-18)

Thank you so much for your wonderful playing at our wedding on Saturday. It was the perfect surprise for my bride and guests, who all commented how beautiful you sounded. Verity particularly liked the music from Amelie, and many of my guests were telling me their own personal favorites that you played. It has been a seamless process dealing with you all of the way through and I felt very reassured that you would do a professional job. Once again, thank you for your part in making it a perfect day for us both.

John and Verity (Wedding 28-7-18)

Jonny was wonderful. The music was perfect and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. I would highly recommend him.

Celia Chester (40th Anniversary Party 16-6-18)

Jonny was brilliant! He played great music, exactly what we asked for and our guests loved him! Would highly recommend Jonny for any event!

Francesca Peachey (Wedding 11-6-18)

Jonny has been a delight to deal with in the run-up to our wedding. On the day he added to the atmosphere by providing a perfect musical backdrop to a very relaxed and informal gathering. We would highly recommend!

Ian James (Wedding 4-5-18)

Talented Accordionist, very helpful and obliging too. I booked Jonny for my wedding a few months before, we had quite specific requirements as we'd had to pick our wedding music earlier than we thought for the registry office. Fortunately, Jonny was able to play pretty much everything we needed and was willing to learn pieces he didn't know already. In addition, he sent over a sample of the piece I wanted to walk down the aisle to, in advance. On the day he was great, everything went to plan and we had a lot of compliments on the music.

Caroline Timms (Wedding 8-4-18)

Jonny Kerry played the Accordion for us at our wedding in November 2018. From the first point of contacting him and booking he was very professional and friendly. When you're organizing a wedding you really appreciate bookings that are no-fuss and Jonny was definitely that. So many of our guests on the day gave compliments about Jonny's playing. He started playing when we left the ceremony room and it sounded fantastic. He played a mixture of genres but mostly French cafe style, mixed in with some old classics; it added to a great atmosphere. We would definitely recommend Jonny!

David Turgoose (Wedding)

Absolutely thrilled and privileged Jonny was able to come all the way to the Midlands to play at my Aunts funeral. Jonny played beautifully at my Aunts committal then again at the wake. We wanted traditional upbeat accordion music played to celebrate my Aunts life due to a number of children attending in the family, and it being their first funeral. Everyone commented how lovely the funeral was, it wasn't somber at all, and how fitting Jonny's music was. Thank you from all family and wish you all the best and success for the future xxx

Nichola Walters (Family funeral 5-5-17)

Jonny played during the drinks reception at our marquee wedding a couple of weeks ago and was absolutely brilliant. Not only was he entirely professional, but he played a variety of great tunes solidly for several hours straight. We would definitely recommend him.

Kate and Tom Judge

Thank you so much for adding a touch of class to my 40th celebrations, it was perfect, loved every minute and wouldn't hesitate to book Jonny again. Look no further, he's the accordionist for your event!

Mirabel

Jonny played at our Junior Lawyer Parisian themed ball. Everyone was delighted with Jonny's music and he really made it a special evening. I would highly recommend this talented musician to anyone looking to add a touch of class to an evening or for adding a different touch to an event.

Adam Smith (Nottingham Junior Lawyers Division)

We loved the atmosphere created and Jonny was really helpful in playing requests too! Fantastic musician and we highly recommend.

Helga Munger

Jonny played at our wedding and everybody said how fantastic it was! My husband now wants to learn the accordion! Thank you for adding a lot to our special day!

Louise Woffindin

Wow what a performance. Jonny played the accordion at our recent wedding and certainly entertained. All the guests commented on what a fabulous idea it was to have an accordion for a wedding and also what a talent he was. We would highly recommend Jonny for any event.

Tracey Wood

Jonny played at our wedding, and we - and all the guests - loved his music. He created a great atmosphere, which was perfect for our garden and marquee setting. We had a number of French guests, and they were very impressed with his repertoire. Wonderful!

Claire and Tom

Jonny was just what I was after for our country wedding- beautiful background music that suited our style and theme perfectly. On another note, he has been a delight to deal with from start to finish. I would highly recommend him and would love to work with him again. Thank you so much, Jonny!

Victoria Bowman (Wedding on Dartmoor in Devon)

Jonny brought a very different and unusual style to our event. Hugely talented and an absolute delight to watch and listen to. His playing is mesmerising and I would highly recommend him.

Jane Brighton (Imagination)

Jonny performed at our wedding in the Peak District. We wanted some background music and Jonny fitted the bill perfectly. Jonny's cafe style music worked so well, moving around the guests in a non-intrusive fashion. 4 weeks on and guests are still saying how much they enjoyed it. The biggest recommendation would come from my dad, a musician with 50 years experience, he could not speak highly enough of Jonny. Jonny was professional and friendly from the start, I would not hesitate in recommending him

Glenn & Jo (Wedding)

We have used the services of Jonny Kerry on two occasions and have been impressed on both. Jonny is a very capable and adept musician who goes out of his way to ensure the audience gets a great performance. He certainly set the mood creating a 'Parisian' feel for both our European themed Ball and Valentines Dinner events respectively. Punctual and reliable, and great value for money, you will not be disappointed if you book him.

Mark Day (RAF Wittering Summer Ball)

Jonny is great: he plays mean jazz accordion and is a delight to have around. Really made our afternoon in the garden for our guests and made a great atmosphere. It was Autumn Leaves that hooked me in.

Richard Fry (Private party)

Jonny’s performance was excellent and really helped the family with the whole atmosphere, I would definitely recommend him for any event and I will be calling him in the future. Everyone who I asked loved the music and thought it brought something memorable to the day. Many thanks, Dom

Dom Forte (Italian Funeral)

Huge thank you to you all for making our Wedding day so special! Everyone has commented on how great the music was, I feel our first dance was also a huge success so thank you for all your help with that and learning our song request at such short notice. We have already been recommending Cafe Manouche to all our friends. Thanks again!

James W (band review)

Unfortunately being the bride I missed part of Jonny's performance however my groom and guests have assured me he played beautifully. Jonny played for our guests before the ceremony, during the ceremony and our drinks reception. He played everything he said he would and it sounded absolutely wonderful. I had concerns about which pieces of music (especially played with an accordion) would be suitable for the ceremony itself and Jonny sent me sound clips of his suggested pieces. He did not disappoint, in fact, I was so relieved to have booked him, he settled my nerves from the moment we spoke as I'd had nightmares of iPods and sound systems letting me down. Jonny gave us the best of both worlds, a classical sound for the ceremony and more upbeat accordion music for the drinks reception. Again, our guests absolutely loved it, they were rather disappointed we hadn't booked him for the whole day. Booking and arrangements were hassle free and very straightforward and Jonny's requirements have easily accommodated a chair and power socket. I would highly recommend him to anyone considering booking an accordionist, worth every penny.

Assunta Bibbo (27-10-18)

We booked Jonny for our Italian themed wedding in July and he was absolutely amazing! He learned a new song for the bridal walk down the aisle and communication with Jonny in the lead up to the wedding was second to none. Jonny made our day really special and we couldn’t recommend him highly enough!

Vicky & John (27-7-18)

Jonny was excellent. His music created a really nice, relaxed atmosphere for our drinks reception and many of our guests have commented on what a great addition to the day Jonny was.

Emily & Ryans Wedding (14-7-18)

Jonny is a fantastic Accordion player and effortlessly exuded such rich quality for our dinner evening. Jonny is a professional and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks, Jonny you made the evening fantastic!

Cambridge University Dinner (2-7-18)

My 70th birthday party was planned and able to be an out of doors buffet lunch party for the extended family. As a musician myself, I didn't want to have recorded music but someone live to add atmosphere without being over-dominant. It occurred to me that an accordionist playing Parisian style café music would be the perfect thing to have, and so Jonny Kerry proved to be. He played two forty minute sets of exactly the right kind of music, and also took the trouble to learn a piece I had composed especially for the occasion. His friendly and approachable manner encouraged virtually every guest to engage him in conversation at some point. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him if you're looking for a reliable, top-flight accordion player.

Peter Young (Private Party 6-5-18)

We hired Jonny for our wedding to play at the reception. My only regret was that I was the bride and couldn't fully enjoy his performance as I was busy running around having photos taken, talking to the guests and so on. Our guests absolutely loved him, we highly recommend Jonny.

Daria Tkacheva (Russian Wedding 3-4-18)

Jonny played at my Mum's Parisienne themed birthday party and was absolutely fabulous! He was very flexible with timings and played wonderfully which made the party truly feel like a night in Paris.

Nicole Pattrick (Birthday Party 13-1-18)

Thank you so so much for Saturday. Everyone was raving about the accordion and what a great choice for fun drinks reception music!! You even got a special mention in Geoffs speech and a huge round of applause!

Jacqui Legeyt

Absolutely Fantastic. Jonny played at our wedding and everybody loved him. The French style music he played was exactly what we wanted and everybody thoroughly enjoyed it. Jonny was playing in Nottingham that evening but managed to come to Cambridge and play for us on our special day. What a nice chap. thank you Jonny.

Lewis Andrews (Wedding)

A massive thank you to Jonny for playing our wedding in July, we wanted a relaxed feel to the day as it was in our parents garden and Jonny really helped to achieve this. As well as providing the low key entertainment we were looking for while bringing an element of our favourite times in France he was friendly and professional. Thanks again highly recommended.

Jack and Samantha Bunning

Jonny has played at The Bustard several times with The Hot Club of Lincoln bringing a French feel to the evening. His playing is outstanding.

The Bustard Inn

We are a charity for older people. Jonny played at our French themed BBQ for around 40 clients average age 78yrs. Jonny's playing and repertoire were perfect for the day but he didn't just play and add to the atmosphere he interacted with the clients in a friendly and personable way. He certainly contributed significantly to the success of the day.

Steve Brewer (Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid)

Jonny was the perfect welcome for our guests and really helped provide the atmosphere we wanted for our outdoor, vintage themed wedding reception. He played perfectly and entertained the guests for two hours. Apart from the great music he was also a really nice guy and arrived in good time before our guests arrived, he really did add something special to our already super special day! Thank you Jonny!

Chris & Heather Frost (Private Wedding)

We held a corporate Italian themed dinner in May this year in Harrogate. Jonny arrived in good time to set up and check the brief for the evening. He wandered amongst the tables playing his accordion with great flair and style. The music he chose to play fitted in with our theme and sounded fantastic! Our guests really enjoyed the evening and it would not have been the same without Jonny!

Debbie Evans (Corporate Italian themed dinner)

We were looking for some interesting entertainment for during our wedding reception. I contacted Jonny and from the outset he was friendly, informative and totally professional. On the day Jonny performed two sets, as previously arranged. He was well received by all our guests, many commenting on his skills and repertoire. If you are looking for something a little different, classy and professional then I would have no hesitation in recommending Jonny.

Jacqueline Winslow (Private Wedding)

We were very pleased to hire Jonny Kerry for our wedding. He was a pleasure to deal with whilst organising the wedding. On the day he did a great job. His playing is lovely and he created the atmosphere we were hoping for during the build up to the ceremony and after. Thank you very much.

Dr S J Kaye (Private Wedding)

Jonny gave a great performance of European and Latin classics for us at our Community Street Party. He wowed us with his fluency and technique and ensured the event was a fantastic success. We would certainly recommend Jonny to anyone looking for an accomplished accordionist - you won't be disappointed!

Matt Niblett (Street Party)

Loved having Jonny Kerry perform for us as part of our Italian themed celebrations. What a lovely atmosphere it created and our diners loved him. Very much enjoyed working with Jonny and can't wait for him to return back to the restaurant for our Beaujolais Nouveau evening.

The Town House Bar & Restaurant Bawtry

Smart professional young musician. Catered his music and style to our particular request ie Italian theme. Highly recommended

Cam Garzia (Private party)

Thank you Cafe Manouche for performing at our daughter's wedding, you were wonderful and I am still getting comments from guests about you. Your performance was even better than your online profile and you really did create a fantastic atmosphere. We will be following you and hopefully making a live show soon. I cannot overstate how good this band is and would not hesitate to recommend.

A. Burton (Review for Café Manouche)

Cafe Manouche are delightful and we'd recommend them to anyone. On top of being super people to deal with, their music was all that we expected and more. They were booked for our Street Party to celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday and everyone loved them. We had the combination of voice, guitar, accordion and double bass and this got the whole street dancing and calling out for more when it was time for them to finish. We wouldn't hesitate in booking them again.

Street Party Team (Review for Café Manouche)