We have played at events and venues across the UK and internationally, both big and small.  We are very experienced with working with different venues and are relatively low maintenance in terms of what we need which is basically some electricity and enough space for the band (without drums this can be relatively small and even with drums we can work in larger or smaller spaces); we are happy to play outside but generally would need to be under some kind of cover - playing under direct sunlight or rain both has its own challenges!  We are punctual and will not annoy anyone with unnecessary or noisy soundchecks - we will also ensure that clients are happy with the music and the sound levels.

A recent example of an event was The American Museum's 50th lunchtime gala which was attended by the likes of Winston Churchill's daughter Lady Soames, Angela Ahrendts the CEO of Burberry and Duran Duran's John Taylor. We played music before and after lunch, put on some suitable MP3 music while guests were eating and then our PA was used for the speeches (which included a personal message read out on behalf of Barack Obama).

In October 2012 The Hipcats were asked to provide a cool lounge duo at the new Bond movie premiere, Skyfall.  The guests were treated to canapés and cocktails as the film finished whilst The Hipcats provided some suitably smooth jazz.  More information here on weddings and events.

Here is a small selection of some our favourite venues, events and partners:

Brasserie Blanc

Lyncombe Lodge Hotel

Calcot Manor

Matara Centre

Thistle Hotels

Marriott Hotels

Harvey Nichols

@Bristol

Bristol Harbourside Festival

Colston Hall

Bristol University

Oxford University

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Malaysia International Jazz Festival

Lake Garda Jazz Festival

Glastonbury Festival

 

 

 

You can read about some other events we have done at weddings or events, alternatively have a look at jazzyandswinging.blogspot.co.uk 

Please contact us if you would like to discuss anything further.

 

Photo:  The Hipcats jazz and swing trio at Wick Farm, Bath, Wiltshire.

The Hipcats jazz trio at Wick Farm near Bath, Wiltshire

 

 

 

 

Need some ideas or inspiration?

Want to know a bit more about some of the fabulous weddings and events we've done?

Take a look here:

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Photo:  The Hipcats jazz trio - double bass for jazz and swing at Wick Farm, Bath, Wiltshire.

Jon at a wedding at Wick Farm near Bath, Wiltshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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