Our team of DJs
Elisabetta Piro was born in Palermo, Italy where she now organises La Pinta Brava milonga in El Tango Club tango school.
She spent some time in Argentina, where she was DJ in lots of milongas in Buenos Aires and Rosario.
She now travels all around Europe as a DJ, playing in the most popular milongas and events in Rome, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Munich and elsewhere. This year, we are lucky to have her attending the Cheltenham International Tango festival for the first time.
Elisabetta's DJing is based around Golden Era Orquestas from which she mixes rhythmic and melodic tandas.
Diego Doigneau was born in Buenos Aires where he studied theatre and music which he continued to study in London. He has been the resident DJ at Negracha Tango Club since 2009 and organised Tango Etnia for 3 years.
Diego has been a tango DJ in several European festivals and most major London and UK milongas and festivals including: Milonguero Nights (Moscow), River Tango Festival (London), Sur Encuentro Milonguero (Mallorca), Milonga de la Luna (Barcelona), Milonga Arrabalera , Carablanca, El Porteñito, Milonga de la Luna (London), Tango at Spitafield, London Red Rooms, Tango Lounge - Nottingham, Rojo y Negro, La Divina Milonga, Septonathon (Eton), London Tango Long Weekend, Milonga Porteña, Zero Hour at The Dome, Tango Terra, The Light, Ardingly International Tango Festival, Reading, Milonguero Nights at Leicester Square - London, Stardust Milonga, Los Angelitos, Tango Instinct, Milonga Bohemiene. In Buenos Aires he has been a DJ at Practica X, Viva la Pepa and El Motivo. He has been a DJ in festivals in Mallorca, Moscow, Birmingham, Reading, Brighton, and Edinburgh.
Diego first DJed for us in 2017 and we are lucky enough to have him back again for this year's festival.
His DJing is mainly based around Golden era Orchestras although he also DJs regularly at Negracha tango on their contemporaneo dance floor, where he plays orchestras from the 60s onwards with touches of electro and other non-tango tunes.
Ewa is originally from Poland, but is now based in London. She is a regular DJ at several of the London venues, including Corrientes, Pavadita, The Crypt, The Dome, Negracha and The Light.
She has been invited to DJ at European events including in Paris, Oslo, Warsaw, Łódź, Angoulême, Palermo, Geneva, Moscow, Yalta, Amersfoot, Barcelona and Sitges. In the UK, she has played at Edinburgh, Rivertango and Spitalfields and at the CITF in 2017. We are delighted to be able to say that she will once again be sharing her music at Cheltenham International Tango Festival, this time on the Sunday evening.
Ewa plays traditional tango, with an emphasis on creating different moods and musical textures to bring a range of emotions to the dancers.
Leroy Tango Cat
Anyone who has regularly attended our Cabaret Parisien Ball (or even goes back to when it was called something we are no longer allowed to call it) will be aware that Leroy Tango Cat was there from the very first one. We couldn't picture a major event like the Cheltenham International Tango Festival without some of Leroy's music, so he will be there to provide some of his usual flair!
Leroy is a teacher, performer and DJ who is much loved across the south of England and beyond. He is based in London, but has taught regularly in Oxford and is always a welcome visitor in the west of England, most notably in Cheltenham and Hereford. As a teacher, he brings a unique smoothness to tango and as a DJ, he brings an eclectic mix of music into the tango world and has always made our Summer Ball an event to be remembered!
He is back by popular demand to the Cheltenham International Tango Festival!!
To Eduardo, like many other "Porteños" of Buenos Aires, tango is a form of expression that transcends both dance and music. It is pure poetry!
Eduardo has danced and taught around the globe and is one of tangos pioneers outside Argentina. He was the first of that nationality to teach in Vietnam and Cyprus as well as the first in Lillihammer (Norway) and Xhanti (Greece).
He developed his skills in Buenos Aires with maestros like Cieri, El Negro Alcibiades and Claudia Bozzo to name but a few. He has danced in traditional shows from BA nightclubs and shows in the Café Tortoni to dancing tango with a modern take in "Una Noche en Buenos Aires" at the Opera House in London.
Eduardo was the first tanguero to use tango as a therapy (tangoterapia) in the famous "Hospital Neuro-Psiquiatrico Borda" in Argentina.
He has also experiemented with theatre as an actor, dancer and choreographer both in his native Argentina with "Gardel, El Mesias" and in other countries such as with "Drag Richard III" at Riverside, London.
His quest is to now share his "pure tango poetry" with dancers in his beloved Bristol and across the southwest of the UK.
The UK's best Argentine import, Eduardo is well known across the south of England for his superb teaching skills. This year, we allow you to see his other great skill as a tango DJ!
Paul has been dancing tango around the world with his wife Maureen for 13 years. They are based in Bristol and were hosts at Halo Tango for 8 years where Paul was resident DJ.
Paul is a regular guest DJ at the Tango Feast in Devon and will be returning for a fourth year to the Cheltenham International Tango Festival.
Rob Jessop is one of our homegrown tango talents and often DJs at our events. He started his DJ career in the salsa world where he still regularly DJs and dances, but has expanded into the world of tango.
Rob has been a DJ at the festival each year and has agreed to bring his lovely music to you once again this year.