The Hipcats feature some of the UK's finest musicians who have played with the best and for the best. They have a variety of line-ups to suit your needs, from the cool lounge duo sounds of a vocalist and pianist, to their swinging size piece.
Since the 1920's, Jazz and Swing has been the most smooth and classy thing to have at an event. From the exciting sounds of Louis Armstrong and Fats Waller to the crooning of Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, the mellow sound of Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday and the cool Rat Pack sounds of Frank, Dean and Sammy - this music has been the soundtrack to the 20th Century and remains just a fresh in the 21st, with artists like Harry Connick Jr and Michael Buble continuing the great sound. This is what The Hipcats do.
The Hipcats are musicians with years of experience but who bring an exciting and contemporary feel to the classic music of Jazz & Swing, making it as fresh today as it was when first performed by the great artists of the past. They have all working with other great musicians and performed at major events. Some of the experience includes being trained by the international pianist Jason Rebello, working with the great Oscar Peterson, accompanying Ella Fitzgerald and even recording with the like of Noel Gallagher.
Members of the band have played at events as diverse as The American Museum's 50th birthday celebrations, Marlborough and Cheltenham Jazz Festivals, the Miri International Jazz Festival and Glastonbury Festival. Other clients have included Brasserie Blanc (for Raymond Blanc), Harvey Nichols, Thistle Hotels and Hotel Du Vin.
Typical Line-Ups Include:
Vocals & Piano - Lounge Style
Vocals, Piano & Double Bass - Classic Trio
Vocals, Piano, Saxophone or Trumpet - Mellow Trio
Vocalist, Piano, Double Bass, Saxophone or Trumpet - Mellow Quartet
Guitar, Piano, Double Bass, Saxophone or Trumpet - Instrumental Quartet
Vocals, Piano, Double Bass & Drums - Rhythm Quartet
Vocals, Piano, Double Bass, Drums, Saxophone or Trumpet - Classic Five Piece
Vocals, Piano, Double Bass, Drums and Horn x 2 - Classic Six Piece