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Kal's Kats (Vintage Swing band UK) - RetroFestival 2017
About Vintage Vie
An excellent duo of Laura and Kal who perform with 5 other band line ups offering a programme of music and dance from the 20’s to 50’s swing
Public liability insurance of £10 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
1920s era music, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Jazz, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Swing
20’s Anything goes
20’s I went a marvellous party
20’s Puttin’ on the Ritz
20’s Red Right Hand
30’s Blue Moon
30’s cheek to cheek
30’s paper moon
40’s Say Si si
40’s wartime medleys
40’s In the Mood
40’s Mack the Knife
50’s On revival day
50’s Leroy Brown
50’s How d’you like your eggs
50’s something Stupid
50’s Buona Sera
50’s shake rattle n roll
50’s Flip flop Fly
50’s As long as i’m moving
50’s Ay la bah
50’s teardrops from my eyes
50’s Big time operator
50’s stupid cupid
50’s This Train
50’s Reet Petite
50’s sweet nothings
Do you have different line-up options?
yes - we have Vintage Vie as our vocal duo singing 20’s to 40’s to 50’s but we can also offer a solo sax player as well as a range of band line ups for Glenn Miller, Soul and Motown, Peak Blinders, Great Gatsby and 50’s jive swing
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
We are happy to discuss and understand that these things happen. Never been a problem so far. Happy to work with you to ensure it is right.
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
“Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free. If you'd like a DJ service via our PA after the final set until the venue closes, we provide this for an additional £100.”
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?
“Yes - we either perform acoustically or with microphones so we can move around freely.”
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Our set lists are crafted from countless 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. We usually require a minimum of 3 by 2m space to perform”
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 £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc. ”
What do your clients love most about your performances?
They really enjoy our stage presence and the fact that we really enjoy what we do and interact with the audience and also teach them all the dance moves to get them involved
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
We have performed at numerous venues across the UK and Europe from small private functions to large corporate events including at the London Excel venue and also various large festivals including RetroFestival, Peaky Blinders events, 40’s wartime events and 50’s swing events
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
a range from Great Gatsby to Peaky Blinders and Irving Berlin to Glenn Miller and Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Ruth Brown, Nina Simone
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Probably at the Carfest for Chris Evans BBC radio 2 with 25,000 attendees
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£350|
|Up to 2 hours||£400|
|Up to 3 hours||£500|
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