Monday 26 March 2018

The Hipcats - Cheltenham Festival Official Jazz Band - BBC News 2018

The Hipcats continue to entertain the crowds at Cheltenham Festival with their brilliant jazz and swing.

Around 300,000 people attended the world-class event in 2018 with The Hipcats being covered by all the major TV stations including three appearance on BBC1 news and the BBC News Channel - more here:

Thursday 8 June 2017

The Hipcats - introducing a great new page of themed ideas.

The Hipcats are still the first choice for weddings and corporate events if you are looking for a touch of style and glamour.

They have now introduced a new page on their website which gives you some great ideas for themes for  your wedding, party or event.

They have a specialist Gatsby line-up, they do a great 1940s theme and, of course, they have all of the classic Rat Pack music to hand too.

Check out their new page and get in touch!

They event give you an idea of some of the great celebrities of the time and the dances that went along with it.

The Hipcats - purrfect for your themed wedding!

This year The Hipcats have been chosen for a number of themed weddings - everything from the 1920s to the 1950s and with a touch of Hollywood Glamour thrown in too.

They have a brilliant set list for many themes so get in touch and find out more!

Thursday 16 February 2017

The Gatsby Jazz Band - solo pianist, duo, trio or quartet for hire.

The Gatsby Jazz Band are well-known for their sensational jazz and swing dance band.  You can also book their brilliant pianist, duo, trio or quartet.

Check it out here or visit the website

The Gatsby Jazz Band - great new video.

It's been a crazy couple of years for The Gatsby Jazz Band - there seems to be a real love of 1920s and 30s style at the moment and The Gatsby Jazz Band are perfect for a themed event.  Check out the new video here and get in touch with them at

Friday 19 August 2016

The Hipcats star in Don't Tell the Bride - the inside story ...

The Hipcats were excited to get the call that they had been asked to star in Don't Tell the Bride - a show where the groom had two weeks to organise a wedding on a fixed budget without the bride being told anything about it.  It has recently moved from the BBC to Sky 1 and has a huge following.

The Hipcats were asked as they wanted the evening to end with some great jazz and swing with a 1920s feel but also with some contemporary grooves to get people dancing - the band was very happy to oblige.

In terms of the booking, it was all agreed just four days before the wedding date!  Wedding bands are usually booked anything from 6 to 18 months in advance but not this time.  Luckily, the band were free, helped by the fact it was a Friday rather than a Saturday.

Over those four days there were conversations with the groom and the team at Sky and a key thing that had to be done was clear the songs the band were going to play as some of them were allowed to be broadcast and some were not - interestingly King of the Swingers, Bear Necessities and Sway were struck off the list but Hit the Road Jack, Cheek to Cheek and Moondance were fine.

The final set list wasn't approved until 8.30am the morning of the wedding!

The band travelled to Brighton that day, meeting the crew and checking out the venue and were interested to see the whole process at work.  It seemed to be genuinely how it was on TV, the groom had organised the 1920s themed event, bought his wife the wedding dress and the whole day had gone really well.

The people at Sky were very unobtrusive, to the extent that they had small HD cameras and no lighting and so could have been any wedding video team rather than broadcasters.

The band performed two sets which the crowd loved, to the extent that the bride felt that she really needed to join the band onstage with backing vocals - a certain amount of alcohol may have encouraged her but she had a great time.  Unfortunately the cameras had left at that point and they also missed the food fight at the end but by then the band were safely in their cars and ready for the ride home.

Overall it was a great experience and Chris, the groom, expressed his huge thanks to the band for contributing to a brilliant day.

Transmission date yet to be confirmed.

Tuesday 27 October 2015

The Cool Nachos - new promotional video! Groovy Baby!

The Cool Nachos have just released a new promotional video for their unique brand of jazz, funk, latin & groove.

They are available for weddings and events so get in touch with them at

Based in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, The Cool Nachos have played at top events including Glastonbury Festival.  They are happy to travel and have performed at venues across the UK.

They are a VERY groovy band!