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The Tomcats

Music

Overview

  • Jazz Quartet
  • Vibrant and Professional
  • Male Vocalist
  • The Great American Songbook, latin, swing, bebop, cool jazz and funk
  • Piano Bar for dining background music

Location

The Tomcats are based in Reading and regularly gig across Berkshire and the South East of England.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 1 hour sets.

About this Act

A vibrant and energetic jazz quartet comprising of experienced professional musicians,playing a wide variety of their interpretations of jazz standards (swing, latin, bebop),cool jazz, The Great American Song Book, contemporary jazz and funk.

The Tomcats have played at many restaurants, bars and functions and have the ideal sound to make a great atmosphere at any function, event or party.

Tom Harker - Trumpet & vocals

Has been running jazz bands since a teenager one of which played in the Plymouth international jazz and blues festival, experienced in functions, has played in the Pendulum jazz orchestra and Devon youth jazz orchestra and won bursaries at Dartington International Summer School on courses with Keith Tippet and Herbie Flowers.

Paul Glover -Drums.

Paul's reputation as a solid, versatile and hard working drummer has brought him huge success, including international tours, major festival appearances and national radio and television appearances.Paul was a full time member of Pure Reason Revolution the progressive-electronic-rock outfit, touring the UK, Europe and the US and playing on two studio albums.Paul has recently been playing for Scroobius Pip, one of the UK’s leading spoken word/hip hop exponents and has enjoyed the success of sold out tours of the UK and Ireland, extensive European tours and highly anticipated appearances at some of the UK and Ireland’s largest festivals. Paul has had a life long passion for Jazz and regularly plays in various jazz groups.

Luke Burnett Smith

Bass - Professional musician covering a wide variety of styles in different bands within Reading

Nick Currie - Piano - Up and coming talent in jazz piano, Nick has played with many jazz outfits, with such infectious sounds and creativity he looks to go far as a professional jazz musician.

Set List

The best is yet to come
Come fly with me
Fly me to the moon
Cry me a river
I get a kick out of you
But for now
Mack the knife
It’s only a paper moon
Don’t get around much anymore
Have you met Miss Jones
Satin Doll
Blame it on my youth
A fine romance
My romance
Girl from Ipanema
How insensitive
In walked Bud
The chicken
Mr. Clean
I mean you
Sandu
Pent up house
Bouncing with Bud
Stella by starlight
Song for my father
Blue bossa
Yama
Well you needn’t
Bernie’s tune
Lil’ Darlin
All blues
St. Thomas
No moon at all
Sidewinder
C.C. Rider
Summertime
Comin’ home baby
African market place
Au Privave
Billie’s Bounce
Freddie Freeloader
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Tenor Madness
Ladybird
One by One

Lineup

  • Jazz quartet consisting of vocals/trumpet, piano, bass and drums.

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