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The Hot Shoes

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The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements!
Vintage jazz band
Brentford
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond. The band was founded with dancing in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events the Hot Shoes is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well! The Hot Shoes often perform as a quartet or quintet for more cozy intimate gigs, but we are more in our element as the 'full throttle' 6 piece band heard on the recordings. The core element of our music is based on the 1920s swing style, including classic swing 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. However, we also cater for a larger audience by performing up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more. The Hot Shoes was founded in 2014 by two recent graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Pete Komor and Jack Perry-Cockings. Pete and Jack have lead bands that have performed at many Jazz clubs and festivals, including London Jazz festival, Brecon Jazz festival, Langnau Jazz Nights Switzerland, The 606 Club London, the Vortex, Hay Festival of literature and art and countless more. We have also had the privilege to play for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and other prestigious events for clients such as GQ magazine.

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:
Christmas, Film / TV music, Electro-Swing, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues, Dixieland, Cabaret
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

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
I want you Back - michael Jackson
Toxic - Britney Spears
Lets stay together - Al Green
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
Don’t need no doctor - Ray Charles
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
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 Jordan
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
Hello Dolly - Herman
At last - Etta James
Ain't that a kick in the head - Jimmy Van Heusen
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Christmas
Jingle bell rock
Santa Baby
Rudolf the red nosed reindeer
Christmas song
Have yourself a merry little christmas
Winter wonderland
White christmas
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Vocals, Sax, Trumpet, Guitar, Double bass and Drums. We also have a 7 piece option that includes and extra Sax, or reduced 4/5 piece options to suit all budgets.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know! If you would like to alter the length of time we will be playing for let us know and we can adjust the fee if necessary.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer music in-between our sets for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we can provide this for an additional cost.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as our PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

Can you roam around while you perform?

Unfortunately with our full lineup we are unable to roam, but the reduced versions of the band may be able to move around between songs!

Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?

Our set lists are crafted from many performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?

Our PA and lighting system is included in your quote. If you have specific requirements we are arable to hire and set up additional equipment, but we may have to pass some of the hire cost on to you.

Can you learn song requests before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £100 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1250
Up to 2 hours£1500
Up to 3 hours£1875
Available services
DJ set
+£190

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Imogen A, 1 year ago

We booked the Hot Shoes for our dirty 30s birthday shin dig, and they made our event what it was - we were so impressed. We've had guests ask us where we found them! They had us all up and dancing, and the sets were over all too soon. Thank you so much to Peter and the rest of the band, you were amazing.

From other customers:

Client, 5 years ago

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!

Client, 5 years ago

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

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