One of the early pioneers of electro swing, retro remix and world beats in the UK, Jon Bongly is a force of positive energy spinning remixed beats including funk, soul, blues, ska, UK Garage and assorted electronica. He also likes pulsing techno and wriggling tropical beats
In2019 Jon played at Glastonbury, The Isle Of Wight Festival, Latitude, YNot, Give! and Sundown festivals. He has performed regularly at Boomtown, Womad, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Artisti in Piazza and Django Festivals in Pennabilli, Italy, and Cloud Cuckoo Land, as well as Festival Number 6, Glade, Strawberry Fair, Harlequin Fayre, Big Love, Bimble Bandada and Small World festivals, with numerous sets at the London Remixed Festival. He supported Parov Stelar at a sold-out gig at the Forum in Kentish Town, London, and travelled regularly to the famous Babylon Club in Istanbul to perform marathon Friday night sets. He supported French act 'Zaz' in KüçükÇiftlik Park, performing before a crowd of about 8,000
He has played alongside: Parov Stelar * The Correspondents * Dirty Honkers * Swing Republic * Sweet Life Society * Gypsy Hill * Bart & Baker * DJ Chris Tofu * Kormac * Grant Lazlo * Dutty Moonshine * Phil Mac * Jamie Berry * Electric Swing Circus * Kid Kasino & Shea Soul * Odjbox * World's Tallest DJ * C@ In The H@ * Big Swing Soundsystem * Elle & The Pocket Belles + Mista Trick * Jamie Berry * Ecklectic Mick * The Chicken Brothers...
He was a seasoned regular behind the decks at the legendary Electro Swing Club in London, as well as having a five-year residency at The Magic Garden in Battersea, and run regular nights 'Secret Swing' and 'Swing Loaded'