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Hot Shoes are a leading UK swing ensemble that offer a unique entertainment experience for all events including wedding receptions, parties and corporate functions. The in demand 6 piece perform both authentic repertoire from the 20’s-40’s and modern pop tunes in a swing style. If you’re looking for a hot, swinging, vintage party band then look no further!

The band was founded with dancing in mind and their broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events – Hot Shoes are a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!

The band are steeped in the tradition of the 1920s swing era and perform classics such as The Charleston and It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. However, their speciality is performing modern Pop music in a swing style for weddings and parties. Their set includes songs from artists such as; Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk.

As you may have noticed, Hot Shoes have two different female singers. Both singers perform with the band full time as they perform at a large number events throughout the year. They also offer the option of adding more brass or you can choose the slightly smaller five piece version of the band (see booking options).

Hot Shoes have a wealth of experience of performing for clients such as Porsche, GQ Magazine, Diageo and DHL as well weddings all over the UK. They have also had the privilege to play for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla and The Duchess of Cornwall. Furthermore, they’ve performed at Jazz clubs and festivals around the world, including London Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, The 606 Club London, Hay Festival of literature and art and countless more.

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Hot Shoes have a speciality in performing modern pop music in a swing style, perfect for weddings and parties

Have a wealth of experience performing for clients such as Porsche, GQ Magazine, Diageo and DHL

Consist of music conservatoire graduates who regularly perform for dance societies all over the UK

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TESTIMONIALS

Here’s what Hot Shoes – Vintage Swing Band’s clients said:

The band were really helpful when we contacted them before the wedding. On the day they set up with no fuss, and let us borrow their mics for our speeches. Their 3 sets were all really good-everyone was dancing from the beginning until the end, and everyone has been commenting on what a great band they are. They were so full of energy, and even ended up wearing props from our photo booth which added to the fun- the drummer looked great in a fez!
Mr and Mrs Lindon

Thank you so so so much for performing at our wedding! Everything was smooth on the day and I didn’t have to worry about anything which was reassuring. We were so impressed by everything!
Mr and Mrs Navarro

We couldn’t have been more delighted with Hot Shoes performance, the dance floor was packed from the moment they started and stayed that way for the whole set!

They were amazingly relaxed and flexible – exactly what you need on your wedding day when nothing seems to run quite to plan!

The whole experience was great, from the ease of booking to your response to my questions, thank you!

Punctual and professional, I will definitely book them again…

For my 40th birthday last November, I wanted to re-create some swing style magic for myself and my friends. And with the Hot Shoes that’s exactly what I got. The set list was awesome, and you can tell the band love what they do as the sound they produced was wonderful. I cant recommend them highly enough. Two long sets just wasn’t enough! Thanks guys, we had an incredible evening.

The Hot Shoes provided an excellent performance at our Annual Dinner in November 2015. We have a mixed group of professionals attending but the Band appealed to all there. The preparation in advance was very smooth from our perspective and having used Pete’s service before, I could depend on their reliability on the night.

Can I say a massive thank you to you and the rest of the band for all your efforts on Saturday night. The music was superb and many of our guests have commented on the quality and originality of the music. It suited everyone of all ages and everyone was up dancing which was exactly what we were hoping for. The whole experience was great, from the ease of booking to your response to my questions, thank you. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you and will certainly look to book you for any future family celebrations.

The Hot Shoes played at our wedding celebration and were absolutely fantastic. We found the hiring process with Pete very straight forward, with no hiccups at all. The two sets they played were great with ‘I get a kick out of you’ and ‘Get Lucky’ played at our request. The band were lovely and had everyone up and dancing; they definitely made our celebration a night to remember!

Hot Shoes played at our wedding reception, we loved the performance and style. The guys really made the evening special and played our first dance music, which they learnt especially for us. All of our guests commented on how good the music was and how it created the perfect relaxed and fun atmosphere to our wedding reception. Thanks so much it was a perfect end to our wedding day. (Mark Baker)

REPERTOIRE

Hot Shoes – Vintage Swing Band’s Repertoire:

Modern
Get lucky – Daft Punk
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Crazy in love – Beyoncé (Great Gatsby version)
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Valerie – Zutons
Feeling good – Nina Simone
Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
Pencil full of lead – Paolo Nutini
I’m the king of the swingers – Jungle Book
Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles
Just the two of us – Bill Withers
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Smells like teen Spirit – Nirvana
I want you Back – Michael Jackson
Toxic – Britney Spears
Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest
Good Vibrations – Beach Boys
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Suit and Tie – Justin Timberlake
Call me maybe – Carly Rae-Jepsen
All about the bass – Meghan Trainor
Let’s stay together – Al Green

Jive/Rock and Roll
Rock around the clock – Bill Haley
Alright, Ok, You win – Fitzgerald
Jonny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Hit the road jack – Ray Charles
Blue suede shoes – Elvis Presley
Hound Dog – Elvis Presley
Sweet home Chicago – Blues Brothers

20s-40s Classics
It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing – Duke Ellington
The Charleston – James P Johnson
Beyond the sea – Frank Sinatra
At last – Etta James
Basin Street Blues – Louis Armstrong
Alexander’s Ragtime – Irving Berlin
I get a kick out of you – Cole Porter
Is you is or is you ain’t my baby – Louis Jordan
Caravan – Duke Ellington
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
Straighten up and fly right – Nat King Cole
Why don’t you do right – Peggy Lee
Ain’t that a kick in the head – Jimmy Van Heusen
Cheek to Cheek – Irving Berlin
All of Me – Ella Fitzgerald
Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson

Christmas
Jingle bell rock
Santa Baby
Rudolf the red nosed reindeer
Christmas song
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Winter wonderland
White Christmas

PREVIOUS CLIENTS

Hot Shoes – Vintage Swing Band’s Previous Clients:

Porsche
GQ Magazine
Diageo
DHL
Keystone Law
Oxford University
Cranfield University
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
Cardiff University
Celtic Manor Resort
Kilburn and Strode LLP

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