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Fat Sam's Swing Band



  • Nine piece swing big band.


Based in Edinburgh but play regularly throughout Scotland and across the UK.

Standard Set Times

  • Two 60 minute sets.

About this Act

Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, but working world-wide, Fat Sams Swing Band occupies a niche in today's jazz-world that is virtually unique. Formed by Hamish McGregor towards the end of 1984, the band went 'live' on Valentines Day - 14th February 1985, and is one of the only professional standard 9-piece outfits working on a regular basis with a repertoire embracing - on the one hand the highly commercial 'jump-jive' music of Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima, and the swinging sounds of Glen Miller, to the small and big band music of the middle-period Ellington, Basie, etc..

This breadth of repertoire, allied to highly-professional production, appearance and musical arrangements, permits the swing band to perform equally well in commercial function work (where the 'jump-jive' element predominates) and in Jazz Clubs, concert and festival work (where the instrumental element is greater).

Versatility and variety is the band's 'by-line' and is such that it offers a wide variety of musical sounds and styles in its performance. Allied to a strong presentation, the band is both a highly polished jazz-based Showband and a serious interpreter of mainstream jazz.

Whether you are putting together a specialist Jazz Festival or club programme, or require a lively and entertaining swing band for a function, dance or cabaret date, 'Fat Sams Swing Band 'can provide an exciting and suitably structured performance to meet your requirements'

Fat Sams Swing Band also offers three speciality programmes for concert or cabaret dates:


- 'A Tribute to Louis Jordan', the King of Jump-Jive,

- 'A Night at the Cotton Club', featuring the music of early Ellington and Calloway - 1920's and 30's,

- 'An evening of Jumpjive - Boogie - Swing - Jazz - Blues - R & B, from Glen Miller and Duke Ellington to Fats Domino and the 'Blues Brothers'

that's FAT SAMS SWING BAND. Don't miss these foot tappin' finger snappin' shows.

Led by Hamish McGregor and his white Clarinet, the band has toured world wide bringing its lively and entertaining style of 'Jazz' music to thousands.

Set List

You name it, they can play it - everything from the highly commercial 'jump-jive' music of Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima, and the swinging sounds of Glen Miller, to the small and big band music of the middle-period Ellington, Basie, etc..

They can also play a huge selection of pop floor fillers if you're not looking for a whole night of swing.

Jazz & Swing...

50 Cents.
9.20 Special.
A Fifth Of Beethoven.
Airmail Special.
All For The Love Of Lill
All Of Me.
All The Way.
Alright O. K.
Apple Honey.
April In Paris.
Bad Bad Leroy Brown .
Basically Blue.
Basin Street Swing.
Beyond The Sea.
Big Fat Mamas Are Back In Style.
Big Ten Inch.
Black Butterfly.
Blue Lou.
Blues For Stephanie
Body & Soul.
Buona Sera.
Change My Plan .
Corner Pocket.
Danny Boy.
Don’t Roll Those Bloodshot Eyes.
Down By The Riverside
Down For Double.
East of the Sun.
Ellington Medley.
Embraceable You
Every Day I Have The Blues
Everybody Eats.
Fat Sam Boogie.
Fat Sam From Birmingham
Fats Domino Medley
Five Guys Named Mo.
Five Months Etc.
Flat Foot Floozie.
Flight Of The Foo Birds.
Flying Home.
Four Brothers.
Gigolo/No Body.
Glen Miller Medley.
Guitar Boogie.
Harry James Medley
Have You Met Miss.Jones
Hey Baba Rebop
Hey Now Hey Now.
Honeysuckle Rose.
Hoots Mon.
How Long Must I wait For You.
Hungry Man.
I Can’t Get Started
I Want A Roof Over My Head
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Is You Is.
Isn’t She Lovely.
It Had To Be You.
Jack You’re Dead.
Jeeps Blues.
Jumpin’ At The Woodside.
Jumpin’ Jive.
Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
Jungle King.
Kick In The Head.
Kid From Red Bank.
Lazy River.
Lester Leaps In .
Let The Good Times Roll.
Lil’ Darlin’.
Loch Lomond.
Lover Man.
Mack The Knife.
Makin’ Whoopee.
Mambo No.5.
Meet Me With Your Black Drawers On
Minnie The Moocher.
Mood Indigo.
Moten Swing.
Nat Cole Medley.
Night Train
Nosey Joe.
Old Fat Sam.
Old Man River.
On The Sunny Side Of The St.
One O’clock Jump.
One Sweet Letter.
Opus 1.
Over The Rainbow.
Pink Champagne
Prima Medley.
Reete, Petite & Gone.
Rockin’ In Rhythm
Roll’em Pete.
Safronia ‘B’.
Salt Peanuts
Saratoga Swing.
Saturday Night Fish Fry.
Seven Come Eleven.
Shape In A Drape.
Shiny Stockings.
Sinatra Medley
Sing Sing Sing.
Sittin’ On It All The Time.
Skin Deep.
Sophisticated Lady.
St. Louis. Blues
Stompin’ At The Savoy
Stranger On The Shore.
Summer Wind
Sure Had A Wonderful Time Last Night.
Sweet Georgia Brown.
Swingin’ Back.
The Angels Sing.
The Dripper.
Two Blocks Down.
Walk Between The Raindrops.
What’s The Use Of Getting’ Sober.
Whirly Bird
Woodchoppers Ball.
You Know I Care.
You Know It Too.

Blues Brothers...

Intro / Can't Turn You Loose / Goin' Back To Miami.
Flip Flop & Fly.
Mustang Sally.
Peter Gun Theme.
Blues Bros. Medley.
Every Body Needs Somebody.
Soul Medley.
Minnie The Moocher .
Soul Finger.
Jailhouse Rock.
Green Onions
Soul Man.
Perry Mason/Cell Block No.9.
Reete Petite.
Sweet Home Chicago.
Ray Charles Medley.
Bill Haley Medley.
James Brown Medley


Bend Me / Keep on Runnin’ / Proud Mary
Sweet Caroline / Hi-Ho Silver Lining
If Paradise
James Brown Medley
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Love Is In The Air
Elvis Medley
Uptown Girl
Dance The Night Away
Sir Duke
I’m So Excited
Tom Jones Medley
River Deep
Motown Medley
Dock of the Bay
You To Me Are Everything
La Vida Loca


  • 9 piece band consisting of Clarinet/Saxophone/vocals, Trumpet, Trombone, Alto/Baritone Saxophone, Tenor saxophone, Guitar/vocals, Bass, Keys and Drums.


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