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◂◃Jon Bongly▸▹ One of the early proponents of Electro Swing, retro remix and world beats in the UK, Jon is a force of positive energy spinning anything with a swing, and other retro remix including ghetto funk, ska, big beat and glitch. He also likes pulsing techno and wriggling tropical beats.

Recently, Mr Bongly supported Parov Stelar at the Forum, London, and at Boomtown Fair, as well as playing sets at the London Remixed Festival, repeat performances at Womad, Glastonbury, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Pennabilli's Artisti in Piazza and Django Festivals in Italy, as well as regularly travelling to the famous Babylon Club in Istanbul to perform marathon Friday night sets, and as warm-up DJ for French act 'Zaz' in KüçükÇiftlik Park, performing before a crowd of about 8,000.

He has played alongside: Parov Stelar, Zaz, The Correspondents, Dirty Honkers, Swing Republic, Gypsy Hill, Bart & Baker, Kormac, Grant Lazlo, Dutty Moonshine, with repeat performances at Womad, Glastonbury, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Pennabilli's Artisti in Piazza and Django Festivals in Italy, as well as Boomtown, Festival Number 6, Glade festival, Cafe de Paris, Passing Clouds.

He is a seasoned regular behind the decks at the legendary Electro Swing Club at the Book Club (London) as well as having a two-year residency at The Magic Garden Pub, Battersea, running regular nights 'Secret Swing' and 'Swing Loaded'.

upcoming gigs:

5 - 8 June 2014
Artisti in Piazza Festival, Pennabilli, Italy.

20 June 2014
DJing swingy beats at Hot Club de Swing at the Hare & Hounds, Birmingham. £7.00 adv, MOTD. 9pm

26 - 29 June 2014
Glastonbury: DJing swingy beats in a field, in Heaven, on the Hell Stage and at the Bar of Ideas.

Sunday 27 July 2014
W O M A D - Molly's Bar, Charlton Park, Wiltshire. 9pm - 4am.

1st - 4th August, 2014
Cloud Cuckoo Land Festival

7th - 10th August, 2014
Boomtown Fair

selected recent gigs:

Saturday 22 March 2014
Fox & Firkin: DJing electro swing and vintage at The Burning Glass album launch at The Fox & Firkin. 316 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6JZ. Free entry.

Friday 14 March 2014
Count Bassie's Electro Zing - The POW, Brixton. 8pm - 3am.

Saturday 8 March 2014
DJing retro remix at InSpiral Lounge, Camden. 9.30pm - 1.30am.

31 December/1st January 2014
Belfico Osteria, Pennabilli. 1am - 4 am.

Saturday 28 December 2013
Mr Bongly plays Django Festival, Hot Club Amarcord, Villa Amarcord, Pennabilli, Italy.

Friday 27 December 2013
Swing Loaded: DJing electro swing and vintage remix + special guests at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

Saturday 14 December 2013
Fox & Firkin: DJing electro swing and vintage remix supporting Land of Giants. 316 Lewisham High St, London SE13 6JZ. Free entry.

Saturday 7 December 2013
Electro Swing Club: DJing electro swing and vintage remix + special guests at the POW, 467-469 Brixton Road, London SW9 8HH. 8pm - 3am. £5.00 advance & before 10pm. £10 after 10pm.

Saturday 23 November 2013
London Remixed Festival: DJing electro swing and vintage remix at the Strongroom Bar, Shoreditch.

Friday 25 October 2013
Swing Loaded: DJing revamped retro rhythms alongside Rumpsteppers at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

8th - 11th August 2013
Swing City (The Mayfair Ballroom) at Boomtown Fair - Matterley Estate
Ovington Down, Hampshire.

2nd - 4th August, 2013
Cloud Cuckoo Land Festival

Sunday 28 July 2013
WOMAD - Molly's Bar, Charlton Park, Wiltshire. 10pm - 4am.

Saturday 6 July 2013
Super Ape feat. J. Bongly: DJing retro remix at Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road London Dalston E8 4AA.

26 - 30 June 2013
Glastonbury: DJing swingy beats in a field at the Glade Lounge, on the Hell Stage and at the Bar of Ideas.

22 June 2013
Imperial College summer ball: DJing revamped retro beats.

15 June 2013
Electro Swing Club at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 2am.

14 June 2013
Electro Swing Club, Bristol at the Full Moon and Attic Bar, 1 North Street, Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3PR. 8pm - 2am.

6 - 9 June 2013
Artisti in Piazza Festival, Pennabilli, Italy.

31 May 2013
Supporting the Parov Stelar Band at the Forum, 9-17 Highgate Rd, Kentish Town, London NW5 1JY. 9.30pm - 10.30pm.

Friday 10 May 2013
SWING ELECTRIQUE: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Chris Tofu, Fred Balkayou, DJ Shefitza and Elle & the Pocket Belles at Flyover Portobello, 3 - 5 Thorpe Close, London W10 5XL. 9pm - 3am. £5 B4 10pm, £8 after.

Thursday 9 May 2013
Cabaret Voltaire: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Don Johnston in Bournemouth.

Sunday 5 May 2013
Swingamajig: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside The Electric Swing Circus, Odjbox and Pierre, Dutty Moonshine, Madame Electrifie's Discotech, DJ Switch and the Killer Dillers at a one day Urban Festival in Digbeth, Birmingham.

Friday 3 May 2013
DJing retro remix at InSpiral Lounge, Camden. 9.30pm - 1.30am.

Friday 26 April 2013
Swing Loaded: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Lamuzgueule & Chris Tofu at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

Saturday 23 March 2013
The Beggar's Banquet Spring Swing: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Dutty Moonshine & Texas Radio at the Luna Park, Fish Island, Hackney Wick. 7pm - 1am. £25.00.

Friday 22 March 2013
Secret Swing: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Smokey Taps & Fred Balkayou at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

Thursday 28 February 2013
DJing Electro Swing and Retro Remix on the CookingByCandlelight show on Reel Rebels Radio, 8.30pm - 9.15pm.

Saturday 23 February 2013
DJing Electro Swing and misc electronica at 2.15am, Small World Winter Warmer, Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane SE14 4ST. 10pm - 10am.

Friday 22 February 2013
Secret Swing: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Smokey Taps & The World's Tallest DJ at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

1st February 2013
Rumpus, Islington Metal Works, 7 Torrens Street, EC1V 1NQ. Behind Angel Station

Friday 25 January 2013
Secret Swing: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Top Shelf Jazz at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

Saturday 19 January 2013
Electro Swing Club at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 2am.

Friday 4 January 2013
Mood Swing at the Brown Derby, 336 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4PP.

Monday 31 December 2012
DJing Electro Swing and misc electronica at midnight, Small World NYE party, Complex, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham. SE15 3SN. 9pm - 10am.

Saturday 15 December 2012
Electro Swing Club at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 2am.

Friday 14 December 2012
Secret Swing: DJing electro swing and vintage remix alongside Benoit Viellefon and Jamie Berryat the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £5.00 entry after 8pm.

6 December 2012
Bonobo at the Electric Social, Brixton, SW2 5SP London

7 December 2012
Mood Swing at the Brown Derby, 336 Kennington Park Road, London SE11 4PP.

Saturday 24 November 2012
Green Queen Music 5th Birthday Party at Tipsy Bar, .

Friday 23 November 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing alongside Little Violet and Les Go at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £3.00 entry

Saturday 17 November 2012
Electro Swing Club at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 2am.

Friday 16 November 2012
DJing vintage remix at InSpiral Lounge, Camden. 9.30pm - 1.30am.

Friday 23 October 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing alongside The Swing Ninjas and Les Go at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £3.00 entry

Friday 12 October 2012
Akbank Caz Festivali: DJing at White Mink (Elektro Swing) @ Babylon Lounge, Istanbul. 10.30pm - 3am. TL10 entry.
Babylon İstanbul, Şehbender sokak No:3 Tünel, Asmalı Mescit, Beyoğlu, 34430 Istanbul, Turkey

Saturday 12 October 2012
Electro Swing Club at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 2am.

Friday 28 September 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing alongside Elle & the Pocket Belles and The Chicken Brothers at the Magic Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG.

15th - 16th September
Festival Number 6, Portmeirion, Wales

13th September
Prohibition Live at the Electric Social, Brixton, SW2 5SP London

27th - 29th July 2012
Molly's Bar, WOMAD, Charlton Park, Wiltshire.

Wednesday 27 June 2012
Pozitif Günler Festival
Kadırgalar Yokuşu No.5 Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park Maçka, IstanbulTurkeyShow on Map

Sunday 24th June 2012
Sunrise Festival Solar Dance Stage, Bruton, Somerset.

Friday 22nd June 2012
Secret Swing: Fabulous swing night with Smokey Taps, Odjbox, Jon Bongly and Bastardo Brothers, at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £3.00 entry

16th June 2012, 8pm & 2am
Remix Rollerdisco, Glade Festival, Norfolk.

Thursday 31 May 2012
Parov Stelar after-party at The Purple Turtle London NW1 1TN. Literally just across the road from Koko - let the good times roll with pure electro-swing from DJ Jon Bongly, Future Swing Stories and Kiwistar ( France ). 11pm - 3am.

Friday 25 May 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing with Kitten & the Hip, Sweet Life Society, Myko du Mal and Bastardo Brothers, at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. £3.00 entry

Saturday 19 May 2012
It's Like Jell-O On Springs: DJing electro swing after an exciting night of burlesque and cabaret starring those burlesque beauties, the Jell-O Girls! The Battersea Mess & Music Hall, 49 Lavender Gardens London SW11 1DJ. 7pm - midnight. £5.00 entry

Friday 27 April 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing with Swingrowers, Ruth Bloomers, and Bastardo Brothers, at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. Free entry

Friday 14 April 2012
Little Blue Ball: DJing electro swing at Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road London Dalston E8 4AA. 8pm - 3am. £5 before 10pm. £8 after.

Friday 23 March 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing with Phil Mac and Bryan Ceronie, at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am. Free entry

Friday 9th March 2012
Sun Rooms, Southend.

Saturday 25th February 2012Small World Winter Warmer, Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe, 133 Rye Lane SE14 4ST. 10pm - 10am

Friday 17th February
DJing electro bongly swing at Balkan Bebop, Living Bar, 443 Coldharbour Lane SW9 8LN. 9pm - 4am. Free entry.

Friday 27 January 2012
Secret Swing: DJing bouncy swing with Ruth Bloomers and Bryan Ceronie, at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 4th Saturday of the month. 8pm - 2am. Free entry

Friday 6th January 2012
DJing Electro Swing & misc electronica at Babylon Lounge, Junal Sokak No:4 Tunel, Asmal Imescit, Beyoglu, Istanbul 80040, Turkey. 11.30pm - 3.30am.

Saturday 31 December 2011
DJing bouncy swing remix at the Small World NYE, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane SE14 4ST. 10pm - 10am.

Saturday 17 December 2011
Electro Swing at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 4am.

Saturday 10 December 2011
DJing bouncy swing at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am.

Friday 25th November 2011
DJing Electro Swing & misc electronica at Babylon Lounge, Junal Sokak No:4 Tunel, Asmal Imescit, Beyoglu, Istanbul 80040, Turkey. 11.30pm - 3.30am.

Saturday 19 November 2011
Electro Swing at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, Shoreditch EC2A 4RH. 8pm - 4am.

Saturday 12 November 2011
DJing Electro Swing and misc electronica at Small World Winter Warmer, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane SE14 4ST. 10pm - 10am

Friday 29 October 2011
DJing bouncy swing at the Secret Garden pub, 231 Battersea Park Road London SW11 4LG. 8pm - 2am.

Friday 21 October 2011
DJing electro swing at Istanbul Jazz Festival, Babylon Lounge, Istanbul 11.00pm - 3.30am.

Saturday 15th October 2011
DJing electro swing at Istanbul Jazz Festival, Babylon Lounge, Istanbul 11.00pm

Thursday 13th October 2011
DJing electro swing at Istanbul Jazz Festival, Babylon Lounge, Junal Sokak No:4 Tunel, Asmal Imescit, Beyoglu, Istanbul 80040, Turkey 10.30pm.

Wednesday 12th October 2011
DJing electro swing at the SABANCI MUSEUM Emirgan Mh. Sakıp Sabancı Caddesi 42, 34467 Istanbul. 7.30pm.

5-7 August 2011
DJing in the Cuckoo Club speakeasy and also the main stage at Cloud Cuckoo Land, Somerset.

Sunday 24 July 2011
DJing on the Global Local stage at Ealing Global Festival. 2pm - 9.15pm.

Sunday 26 June 2011 11.30pm
DJing at the Glade Lounge, Glastonbury Festival

Friday 17 June 2011
DJing electro swing at Balkan Sonik, Inspiral Lounge, Camden

Saturday 4 June 2011
DJing on the Global Local stage at London Green Fair. 2pm - 7pm.

Friday 4th March 2011
DJing Electro Swing & electronica at
La Reve, Café de Paris, Leicester Square.

Friday 11th February 2011
DJing Electro Swing & electronica all night (!) at Rumpus III. Super Secret location, 2 Minutes' from Brick Lane, London

Saturday 1st January 2011
Small World NYE party, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane SE14 4ST. 2am.

Sunday 26th December 2010
Boxing Day Balkan Bash at the Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall, with the Max Pashm Yiddish remix and Balkan boombox band!

jon bongly ▸▹   Jon Bongly, Brixton, South London

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