The Hipcats have performed at many fantastic events.

We specialise in delivering the performance and the set list that suits exactly what you want - whether you are looking for fresh and cool or classy and classic.

Classic Tunes

Contemporary Tunes

Vintage Tunes


Latin grooves


Classic tunes

We have over 150 classic songs in our repertoire  - many from what is referred to as 'The Great American Songbook'.  Click here for the full song list if you would like to choose the songs you would like us to play - we can also add tunes if there is a particular favourite you would love to hear.

We can perform every song in a variety of different ways using influences from all our favourite artists, whether it's the crooning of Bing Crosby, the swinging sounds of Frank Sinatra, the cool sound of Dean Martin or the more contemporary approach of Jamie Cullum or Michael Bublé.  

We also offer classics from the likes of Bacharach, Van Morrison, Andy Williams and others (and ask us about our brilliant pianist who, with his classical training, could play wonderful classical music at your wedding ceremony or drinks reception).




Gatsby, vintage jazz, swing & jive

Planning a vintage event and looking for that 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s feel?  We can play a great mix of classic tunes with that jazz, swing and jive feel.  More on vintage jazz & swing here




Electro-swing & jive

We have played a range of electro-swing events over the last couple of years and many of the songs we perform are great in that style - expect that backbeat that keeps you dancing all night!  More on electro-swing here



Cool and contemporary songs

We can offer a second set which includes cool, contemporary and more funky and groovy tunes - get some inspiration here with some of our modern and contemporary songs .  Expect a taste of latin & funk with a Stevie Wonder meets Austin Powers kind of groove - Lord have mercy!  More here




Rat Pack & Hollywood

Add some Hollywood glamour to your event with classic songs from Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.  Cool, classy, sophisticated and great fun! 





Sinatra & Bublé

Pick a set list based on some of the great tunes performed by Frank Sinatra & Michael Bublé for a truly swinging event.  Download our song list for more information here.






Latin grooves

We can't help but put cool latin-jazz and touches of salsa and bossa nova into our set list - it's just too good.  Ask us to tailor the band to this kind of music and if that is the feel you are looking for.  More on latin grooves here











Acoustic Jazz

We often get ask to play at events or locations where there is no electricity or there are noise restrictions.  Don't worry, we have the perfect line-up and equipment so get in touch and ask.





Great band & great disco

Hire the band and disco at the same time.  There are a number of options including using the band sound system for your own iPod, laptop, etc, or you could book the full Hipcat disco.  Ask for more information.


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Helpful extras

We can also offer use of the PA for speeches if required and will also provide music on MP3 during any breaks.  A popular option is the facility of providing music on MP3 rather than a disco being booked, or providing the full Hipcat disco.  Please contact us to discuss your event and we will be happy to deal with any questions or queries.

Also you could:

- discuss your wedding with us and how we could help out with the first dance;

- ask us about events and how we could help you with a PA for speeches, a disco or background music if required;

- ask us about our Rat Pack and swinging Christmas band;

- or anything else - we're very helpful!


Click here for the full jazz, swing and more song list

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Listen to some great music!

Listen or download our upbeat mix of tunes including 'Moondance', 'Nature Boy' and 'Sway'.
Listen or download our mellow mix of tunes including 'In the wee small hours of the morning' and 'I've got you under my skin'.

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Video:  you will find a selection of video below - jazz & swing, vintage, cool & contemporary, upbeat & swinging, laid-back & relaxed. 








Our most requested tunes

These tend to be the tunes that crop up most in our set list.


The first set often includes:

When I fall in love

Bear necessities

Fly me to the moon


The Love Cats

Blue moon

I've got you under my skin

Let there be love

They can't take that away from me

Save the last dance for me

The girl from Ipanema

Mack the knife

Hit the road Jack



Second set often includes:

Can't buy me love

Happy (Pharrel)

Get Lucky 

Uptown Funk 

Tainted love

Oye como va

Mas que nada


La Bamba

Watermelon Man


King of the swingers


Choose your own set list here!


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