Swing & Jive band

Jeff Hooper Band

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About Jeff Hooper Band

Swing & Jive band
Newport
Public liability insurance of £5 million

• 1974. Won ITV’s New Faces aged fourteen, singing a Perry Como song. • Appearance on The Golden Shot. • Interviewed on national TV by Sally James, alongside David Cassidy. • Joined Steve Hare and the Bunnies Showband • Joined pop/rock band “Penthouse” • Became Compere/Singer at The Double Diamond nightclub. • Worked with Tommy Cooper, Bob Monkhouse, The Three Degrees, The Drifters, Tony Christie etc.…… • Preformed at The Sands Hotel Las Vegas • Joined the Syd Lawrence Orchestra as lead vocalist and remained for 10 years. • Toured nationally and internationally appearing at all major theatres and concert halls. • Regular broadcasts for BBC Radio 2 from Manchester and London. • Worked with Ernie Wise at Royal Festival Hall. • Wrote and presented LIVE “Bandwagon” (a specialist jazz and big band programme) for BBC Radio Wales. (10 years) • Represented Great Britain and the BBC in the International Festival of Song on three occasions. • Toured UK and Middle East with Matt Monro • Toured with Frankie Vaughn • Toured with Mel Tormé • Toured with Vince Hill • Live regular appearances on “Pebble Mill at One” • Wrote and presented “Primetime Diary” for HTV. • Big Band special with Spike Milligan as guest presenter. • Managed by Derek Bowman, (David Essex’s manager) • Runner up, in International “Starsearch USA Hollywood. • Presented Roy Noble, Owen Money, Mal Pope shows on Radio Wales. • “Friday Night is Music Night” show live on Radio 2 • Formed a Big Band show ‘A Swing Affair” paying tribute to the great singers. • Live “Big Band Special” Radio 2 from Gleneagles Hotel. • Six-week series for Radio 2 “A Swing Affair” which I wrote and presented. • Requested to sing at St David’s Hall for a Remembrance Concert in which the late Diana Princess of Wales attended. • Sang for Diana Princess of Wales at a private charity lunch. • Entertained dignitaries at the Opening of National Assembly of Wales. • My Big Band chosen for TV broadcast with Prince Charles and Camilla as VIP’s, singing alongside Katherine Jenkins and Aled Jones. • Celtic Manor resort show with Chris De burgh and Charlotte Church. • Appeared with the Woody Herman Band visiting from America. • Interviewed Tony Bennett in his Suite at the Dorchester Hotel. • Interviewed Jack Jones at St David’s Hall for BBC. • Received phone call from Hal David of prolific songwriters Bacharach and David. • Recorded 42 new songs written by Hal David and John Cacavas. • “Bluebird” used in a TV commercial for Skoda cars. • “Winter Warm” used in a Jeep TV commercial in USA and Europe. • “Time and Time Again” used in a VW car commercial in Italy. • “The Very Thought of You” recorded and sang on BBC Eastenders programme. • Regular appearances at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club London. • Voice over recordings which includes impressions. • Society and celebrity weddings and events nationally and internationally. ie Gloria Hunniford. • Invitations from Jazz Festivals. • Performed “Puttin’ on the Ritz” for a McDonalds TV commercial. • Performed with my Band at the 02 Arena for the Monty Python and Robbie Williams concerts. • Entertained on Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria and invited to sing on the final voyage of the QE2. • Appeared on “London Salutes Sinatra” with Michael Ball at Hammersmith Apollo, followed by a LIVE ‘special’ for BBC Radio Wales. • Tour of Mexico performing in televised filled stadia with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. • Formed “Swinging with the Stars” featuring the Top of the Tops Orchestra, performing hits from the Singing Super – Stars. • Formed Tony Bennett show to celebrate his 90th birthday. • ITV Wales “My Way’ Documentary on my life • 40 year career talks and presentations “An evening with” • My company is “Colla Voce Ltd” whereby I provide live music and shows from trios to Big Bands, for any event.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Jazz, Blues, Swing
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Cruise, Birthday party
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Song list

All the great big band swing songs plus much more.

Reviews

From customers:

Kay B, 1 year ago

Amazing sounding band, very professional.

Tony B, 4031 years ago

Jeff and the band were fantastic, I would highly recommend them, very professional and classy!