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The Hot Shoes

Music

Overview

  • Vintage swing band
  • Repertoire of old classics plus a good smattering of more modern pop with a vintage twist
  • Perform as a 6 piece with female vocals.
  • DJ option

Location

The band are based in London, but frequently gig across the whole of the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 45 minute sets with a 20-30 minute break. Longer or shorter sets are available upon request.

About this Act

The Hot Shoes is an lively swing band, that guarantees to get you up on your feet with their exciting arrangements of icons of the swing era, as well as modern day chart toppers. Ideal for weddings, parties and corporate events the Hot Shoes is a fun-filled, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down with a bang.

The band's core style is based on 1920s swing, including well known songs such as the Charleston, It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing and Is you is or is you ain't my baby? among others. However they also include numbers for a more modern audience by playing more up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more.

 

Set List

20s-40s Classics:-
Devil’s gonna get ya - Bessy Smith
The Charleston - James P Johnson
I get a kick out of you - Cole Porter
Is you is or is you ain’t my baby - Louis Jorda
Caravan - Duke Ellington
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Straighten up and fly right - Nat King Cole
Why don’t you do right - Peggy Lee
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
It don’t mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington
That old devil moon - Burton Lane
Hello Dolly - Herman
At last - Etta James
Ain't that a kick in the head - Jimmy Van Heusen

Jive/Rock and roll:-
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
Alright, Ok, You win - Fitzgerald
Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry
This little girl of mine - Ray Charles
Hit the road jack - Ray Charles
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley

Modern:-
Get lucky - Daft Punk
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Crazy in love - Beyoncé (Great Gatsby version)
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Valerie - Zutons
Feeling good - Nina Simone
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Pencil full of lead - Paolo Nutini
I'm the king of the swingers - Jungle Book
Call me maybe - Carly Rae-Jepsen
All about the bass - Meghan Trainor
Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake
Just the two of us - Bill Withers
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Smells like teen Spirit - Nirvana

Lineup

  • 6 Piece band consisting of a vocalist (female), double bass, saxophone, trumpet, jazz guitar and drums.
  • 7 piece band - as above with both vocalists
  • 5 piece band - as 6 piece band without either the trumpet or saxophone

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