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“Vintage Fashion, Ronnie Scott’s and Walking Down the Aisle.. Kai Hoffman

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

I’ve been swinging and jiving and jazzing here in London for almost ten years – and the scene is amazing!  Having decided to make the trip from the USA across the pond (first to Germany and then to London, because of lurrrrve, of course!) – I feel incredibly lucky to be part of such a brilliant music scene. London has absolutely everything in terms of music genres, there’s something AMAZIng to go and listen to, every single night of the week – and the retro scene is HUGE!! I haven’t always been a vintage diva, I have to say – although I’ve always, always loved dressing up –  but the combination of swing jazz, gorgeous fifties dresses and the whole idea of glamour – that elusive and enticing quality —- love it, love it, love it!!!! The last couple years, especially, I’ve teamed up with the Queen of the Vintage Empire herself, Vivien of Holloway, and haven’t looked back – her dresses, all the different styles, halternecks, circle skirts, pencil dresses, the best wide-legged comfy trousers I’ve EVER found – why would a curvy lady want to wear anything else? You put on one of her dresses and it’s like being transported back to Hollywood circa 1953. Love it!! Anyway… got a little excited there! Back to jazz……..

This April, my band Kai’s Cats is going to be playing our sixteenth month of ‘Zoots & Toots’ residency at Ronnie Scott’s Upstairs Bar –  (myspace.com/zootstootsflutes)!’. What an amazing time it’s been! We’ve had all sorts of themes – Hawaiian, Las Vegas, Under  the Sea, etc.etc.–, we’ve had candy girls, top DJs, gorgeous models wearing Vivien of Holloway’s fabulously dresses, jive classes …– and loads and loads of fun.  We even got to put on an awesome, New York-themed New Year’s Eve party at the club – and I  got invited to come downstairs and sing a couple of numbers with the King of Swing himself, Ray Gelato!  Since then, I’ve sung with Ray over at the 100 Club , and we’re even planning a show together! Woohooooooooo!!

Of course, along with Zoots & Toots, I’ve had loads of other amazing musical moments in the last few years – I absolutely love singing for weddings, and have had so many wonderful, wonderful days! Performing for weddings can be incredibly emotional – especially when I get to sing the bride down the aisle.  For a traditional wedding, often it’s a classical soprano who gets to sing for one of the most important events in a person’s life and I’m always thrilled when I’m asked to sing as a jazzy alternative!!! Aside from the pressure of performing at your absolute best – I absolutely love singing that first walk-down-the-aisle song – I’ve almost cried a few times, it’s such a beautiful moment.  I’ve sung so many gorgeous, gorgeous songs, especially ballads, for walking down the aisle, Etta James’ At Last, the First Time Ever I Saw Your Face… It Had to Be You.. I can feel an entirely separate blog coming on about brilliant wedding songs!! So I’ll stop there for the moment…  I love singing that first dance song in the evening too. More on weddings soon…. ”

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Find a Wedding Supplier UK

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

www.myukweddingdirectory.co.uk is a great resource for online wedding planning.

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Band Hire for Belgium

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

We provide bands for hire in Belgium from the UK for parties, corporate events, weddings and MOD and RAF officers parties. Just contact us for further details of what we can offer you.  Our services are more affordable than you think, and we can tailor our packages to suit your budget.

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Band Hire for France from UK

Saturday, March 20th, 2010
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new wedding directory

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

www.myukweddingdirectory.co.uk

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last minute wedding band hire

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

We have several options for last minute wedding or party bands for hire in the UK.

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event organiser bands

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

If you are planning an event or are an event organiser looking for a live band supplier, then please feel free to contact us for information on the wide variety of acts we have available to hire.

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Jazz bands for Hire in UK

Monday, March 15th, 2010

  

Jazz bands are perfect for dinner parties, weddings, special occasions, conferences and corporate or private functions. Our jazz bands can be booked or hired for events in the UK and Europe.

 

Jazz music covers many different styles. We have traditional covers bands, New Orleans, and Dixieland styles made famous by Louis Armstrong and British performers like Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk.

 

We have a large selection of Gypsy Jazz bands. This style is very upbeat, jolly and continental and is ideal as background music at garden parties, weddings and corporate events.

 

We have many Swing Jazz acts too. This incorporates the music of the 30s and 40s and includes the Big Band styles of Glenn Miller and Count Basie. Swing is also associated with the “Crooner” bands and we can provide musicians who cover songs in the style of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.

 

The agency also has a great selection of Jive bands. Jive is a style made famous by Louis Jordan and celebrated in the hit show “Five Guys Named Mo”. Including elements of swing and Rhythm’n’Blues, Jive is ideal for dancing and gives a real upbeat feel to the occasion.

 

Many of the acts that we have cover several of these genres within their repertoire, so if you are looking for a band that plays a variety of different jazz styles, please let us know and we can assist you with your selection. In addition we have a few bands who play jazz/swing and pop so please let us know your requirements.

Jazz band hire

Jazz band hire

We are specialists in Jazz band hire, supplying Pizza Express nationally as well as providing musical entertainment for numerous Weddings and corporate events. We have various Jazz bands for hire and can provide artists from solo jazz pianists to larger ensembles.

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looking for a wedding band?

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Finding a wedding or party band at the right price can be hard. Don’t worry, we can help you find your ultimate party band from our wide selection of fabulous acts. Just let us know your requirements, and we will find the entertainment that is best for you and your event.

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The ultimate and the intimate wedding bands for hire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

If you are looking for the best priced bands for your wedding celebration then look no further than our Jazz band section. We offer some great last minute acts as well as background dinner jazz acts, jazz soloists such as piano players, guitarists and even jazz harpists.

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