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Champagne

Overview

  • Upmarket Cocktail Band
  • Repertoire consists of jazz classics and songs from the great American songbook
  • Perform as a quartet or trio
  • Ideal for drinks receptions and background dinner sets

Location

The band are based in Edinburgh but will travel for events.

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 50 min sets

About this Act

Champagne comprise the cream of Scottish musical talent and will add a little cool and seriously sophisticated background music to any special event. Perfect for weddings or corporate drinks receptions or any other event you require background jazz. Have a look and listen to the video up to the right and get in touch with Freak Music if you have any further questions.

Hamish McGregor - Sax & Clarinet

Known best for his ‘white clarinet’ and leader of Edinburgh’s famous Fat Sams Band, Hamish has been a mover and shaker in the Scottish music scene for neraly 50 years. Over this time lead bands ranging in style for Motown & Soul / Dixieland and Trad. / Pop, JumpJive & Swing. In his career to date, Hamish has toured with various bands in most countries in the world – U.S.A. & Canada, Europe and the Middle East. Champagne is his latest ensemble and he is very confident that clients will delight in the quality of presentation and professionalism which has been his hallmark over the years.

Tom Finlay - Keys

Tom has played in the jazz scene for many years accompanying some of the greats in the jazz scene like ex Ray Charles singer Barbara Morrison, Warren Vache, Scott Hamilton, Acker Bilk, Ken Peplowski, Joe Temperley, Al Cohn, Lee Konitz, Benny Golson, Bob Magnusson and many more.

Roy Percy - Double bass

Roy has been a professional musician for over twenty years. He has appeared in bands ranging in style from the New Orleans tradition to Swing, Big Band and Jump-Jive. As well as touring UK and European Festivals, Roy has been a frequent transatlantic visitor. Nearer home, he has backed many visiting international jazz musicians.

Bobby Stewart - Drums

Bobby has performed with most of the Edinburgh and central Scotland band leaders over his illustrious career. Known for his big smile – Bobby adds that essential ingredient to the Champagne mix.

Set List

Just The Way You Look Tonight
Sway
Have You Met Miss Jones
I left My Heart In San Francisco
The Girl From Ipanema
Mack The Knife
Can’t Take My Eyes Of You
It Had To Be You
What A Wonderful World
We Have All The Time In The World
Moon River
Fly Me To The Moon
Stranger Of The Shore
Petite Fleur
Sweet Georgia Brown
A Kiss To Build A Dream On
Exactly Like You
I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
Just Want To Dance The Night Away
Loch Lomond
Pennies From Heaven
plus songs from the great American Song Book.

Lineup

  • Sax, Piano, Bass & Drums

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