The Hot Shoes is an energetic swing ensemble, that guarantees to get your feet tapping with their exciting arrangements from the swing era and beyond.
The band was founded with Lindyhop and Swing Dancers in mind, but we find that our broad repertoire is popular with all ages and tastes. Ideal for weddings, parties and dance events the Hot Shoes is a professional, experienced and entertaining band that always goes down well!
The core element of our music is based on the 1920s swing style, including songs such as the Charleston, It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing and Is you is or is you ain't my baby. However, we also cater for a larger audience by playing more up to date chart songs by artists such as George Ezra, Beyonce, Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and many more.
The Hot Shoes often perform as a quartet, for more cozy intimate gigs, but we are more in our element as the 'full throttle' 6 piece band heard on the recordings. We perform with a either a male or female singer, If you have a particular preference just let us know and we'll take care of it! There is also the option of having 2 singers, please get in touch to find out more.
Devil’s gonna get ya - Bessy Smith The Charleston - James P Johnson I get a kick out of you - Cole Porter Is you is or is you ain’t my baby - Louis Jordan Our love is here to stay - George Gershwin Caravan - Duke Ellington Anything Goes - Cole Porter Straighten up and fly right - Nat King Cole Why don’t you do right - Peggy Lee Rock around the clock - Bill Haley It don’t mean a thing if it ain't got that swing - Duke Ellington That old devil moon - Burton Lane Hello Dolly - Herman At last - Etta James Ain't that a kick in the head - Jimmy Van Heusen
Get lucky - Daft Punk Happy - Pharrell Williams Crazy in love - Beyoncé (Great Gatsby version) Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Valerie - Zutons Feeling good - Nina Simone I'm Yours - Jason Mraz Billie Jean - Michael Jackson Marry You - Bruno Mars Pencil full of lead - Paolo Nutini I'm the king of the swingers - Jungle Book Call me maybe - Carly Rae-Jepsen All about the bass - Meghan Trainor Suit and Tie - Justin Timberlake Just the two of us - Bill Withers Thriller - Michael Jackson Isn't she lovely - Stevie Wonder Smells like teen Spirit - Nirvana
Jive/Rock and roll
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley Alright, Ok, You win - Fitzgerald Jonny B Goode - Chuck Berry This little girl of mine - Ray Charles Hit the road jack - Ray Charles Don’t need no doctor - Ray Charles Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
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