Purrfect Weddings ...

Looking for ideas and inspiration for a wedding jazz band or wedding swing band?  Ask us about:

- solo piano,

- songs for the first dance,

- our lounge duo perhaps followed by the swinging quintet, 

- or the jazz trio followed by the disco, 

- or our swinging six-piece followed by a set of party jazz, swing, latin and funk,

- or options for playing MP3s and sorting out lights for the evening for you.

 

 

Wedding Jazz Band

Wedding Swing Band

 

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

The Hipcats jazz trio at Wick Farm near Bath, Wiltshire

Matara Centre, Gloucestershire

Lauren and Ralph decided they wanted The Hipcats six-piece to really get the party going.  The band waited for the guests to finish dessert and then set up in around 40 minutes as everyone moved to get coffee and stretch their legs.  The first set then started with some laid-back jazz just before the bride and groom had their first dance to 'What a difference a day made' (made famous by Jamie Cullum).  They then launched into a classic jazz and swing set which had everyone dancing.  This was followed in the second set by a party mix of jazz, swing, latin and funk - the dancefloor was full all night!  The bride and groom had also prepared MP3 tracks to play at the end of the evening and has asked The Hipcats to arrange extra equipment and lights for an MP3 disco for the final hour.

A few days later, lead singer Nick received a lovely email:

"FABULOUS

Hi Nick.  Yes I am shouting fabulous.  We all loved the set you played for Lauren and Ralph at Matara.  Superbly soulful, magically musical - it got people bobbing, swinging, singing and on their feet.  Great stuff.

Thank you.

Jonathan and Alison (Mother and Father of the bride)"

 

 

 

 

Marquee near Abingdon

Jos is a big music fan and wanted just the right band for his wedding including a specific request for trumpet.  The Hipcats sorted out a great line-up and did two sets of jazz, latin, swing and funk which had everyone dancing all night.  The Best Man summed it up: 

"You guys were brilliant and really made the evening - thank you so much."

Clevedon Summer Wedding

Lara & Michael contacted The Hipcats to see if we could sort out a jazz/swing band followed by a disco for their wedding at Clevedon Hall.  We organised a classic trio which include double bass, piano and vocals and then arranged the disco through one of our trusted partners.  The band and the disco arrived, as agreed, at 6.15pm, just as the speeches and dessert had finished.  We then set up side-by-side as the guests were relaxing and the band started their first set at 7pm.  During the break, the disco played suitable music and the band then played through to just before 9.30pm when the disco took over. 

 "You guys were great, just what we wanted," said Lara.

 

Orchardleigh House, Wiltshire

The bride had found The Hipcats online and felt they would be perfect for reception drinks and during dinner.  The line-up was vocals, piano, double bass and saxophone and the band was originally planned to be outside - unfortunately the weather wasn't great but it is relatively simple for a line-up without drums to be moved as the double bass can easily be carried, the piano is a top quality keyboard with a great sound but quite portable, and the sound system is quite compact - the band relocated to the entrance hall and entertained the guests as they arrived.  We then had a brief break and moved into the dining area where we played relatively quiet jazz as everyone ate.  Staci emailed Nick when she got back from honeymoon:

"Hi Nick.  So sorry I didn't get to speak to you much at the wedding - was all a bit crazy! We had a great time and everyone really raved about you guys! Think it went down a treat!  So just wanted to say thank you very much and I'm sure we will see you again at some point!"

 

 

 

Wedding Jazz Band for hire

Wedding Swing Band for hire

 

 

 

 

 

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