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Kal's Kool Kats

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Kal's Kool Kats

An excellent 9 piece vintage swing band led by Kal Vaikla (sax, vocals and having successfully fronted many of the midlands big bands) now brings you the very best in live music from the swing era.
Playing a range of dance styles from the 20's Charleston vaudeville days through to the swing era and 50's rock n roll along with two excellent vocalists.
Superb stage presentation and lighting creates a wonderful wow factor at any event.
We will always (where appropriate) look to involve the audience by providing simple dance step tuition to really engage them to make your event 'go off in style'
We play all across the UK and Europe for Weddings, Parties, Corporate events and numerous themed events such as Great Gatsby and Gangster and Molls.
We take our Band reputation very seriously so that we can guarantee you a simply fantastic time!!

Act Information

Line-up

A 9 piece vintage swing band comprising Trumpet, Saxes, Drums, Rhythm Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano and Double Bass with 2 excellent vocalists (male and female)

Extra Line-up(s)

Will provide a 3 or 4 piece combo for pre dinner reception playing mellow ballads either instrumental of vocal.

Also included

Full PA system scalable from 2 x 600Watts output DB Technologies Speakers and Allen & Heath Mixer unit up to 30kWatt rig for outside music festivals (and any level required in between)
All lighting included and set to run from standard 13A play sockets.
All PAT tested and PLi to £10M

Location

Midlands based and will travel to these areas: South East, South West, Midlands, North East, Wales.

Previous Clients

RetroFestival, Sausage and Cider Festivals Leicester, Northampton
Sausage and Cider Festival with Clare Teal –numerous War themed events, Pickering, Saddleworth Yanks, Great Central Railway, GWR -
Wicksteed Park – Big Swing Dance – repeat 3 years on run
Monica Madgewick – Boogaloo promotions- Bounemouth Jive weekender
Featured in a major film release.
Rolls Royce club Derby
Saddleworth Yanks – Big swing Dance – Repeat booking
HIMMS – Medical conference – Olympia, London – repeat booking
NHS confed meeting – Lancaster Hotel London
Thorne swing era dance – Thorne –
Crowle and Ealand swing dances – repeat booking
General Electric company–Global swing party – Grosvenor House hotel London
Philips company – corporate party
Jensen Owners club
Shell corporate event
Texaco – Corporate event
Great Central Railway – National 40’s event - Loughborough
Evesham Town Hall – Swing Dance - Evesham
Various swing

Testimonials

fantastic vintage swing band - guaranteed to create a fantastic buzz with the crowd and playing fantastic music

-Gatsbyswing


A brilliant vintage swing band - guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and creating a superb atmosphere. Their music and stage presentation is of the highest quality and they just know how to engage the audience. First class

well well, I watched this band in action at Great Barford and can tell you they are superb. The presentation with lights and suits is second to none and really creates that atmosphere and the music was really well played and an excellent mix as well. The floor was packed from start to finish. I thought they were outstanding A++++
Caro F. (Cambs) 10/10

watched Kal's Kats play at Pickering War weekend last year at Pickering and at Whitby Metropole - They were superb and great news that they are booked again for 2016 - I'll be there.
Michelle (Pickering War weekend) 10/10

Sian Lawley-Rudd - Had a fab time watching all the great dancers and listening to the fab music from Kal's Kats tonight! — feeling entertained at Willington Rock n Roll Club. Had a great time, the live music was brilliant and I joined in on the Charleston xx
Sian Lawley-Rudd 10/10

An unbelievable, amazing, totally super, absolutely fabulous, Wickedly Super Dooper, tremendous night with Jeanette Markl David Markl Kalamazoo big band , and many more friends at The Tower Ballroom

What a superb night - music and entertainment by these guys was just first class. Highly recommended band and really know how to get the party going - wonderful feedback from everyone.
Krishna Pancholi (Great Gatsby party night BrowneJacobson Llp) 10/10

Hello all, Just a quick email to congratulate everyone on a really successful night on Friday. Wayne and the team, you were fantastic entertainment and we're really grateful your support and professionalism in working together with the Kal's Kat's band and us to make the night go so well. Louisa and Krishna, once again well done and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Thank you for asking us to be a part of it with our good friends Kal and his fantastic Kats. We hope to work with you again. Red & Ginger
Red & Ginger (DancewithRed&Ginger) 10/10

Wow, wow, wow - simply fantastic. They hit the switch and boom it just went off. The audience danced like crazy and were sweating like mad - the main chap Kal was in amongst the audience whooping then up showing them dance moves and singing some fab music - I wish I'd recorded this - they should be on TV! This is the best night we've ever seen at this club in all the years - Kal's Kats - just superb. Happy new year for 2017 all and get these guys booked for your event. You won't regret it - Peter H. Manager 
Peter Harris (Kirk Hallam social club Xmas party 2016) 10/10

We had Kal's Kats play for our wedding party in a Great Gatsby style - they were absolutely fantastic. Their stage presentation was so authentic and the lighting really created the mood. So much more than we expected. Thankyou guys xx
Sara Henley (Our wedding at Kelham Island Museum, Sheffield) 10/10

What an EPIC night! A group of us travelled from Bedworth to Derby to dance to Kal's Kats for their Xmas dance - bloody fantastic night!!! I wish I could dance to these guys every day!! Sam
Samantha Luna Louise (Strictly jitterbug) 10/10

What can I say - we attended the weekender and on Saturday watched one band and many of us were disappointed and were ready to leave but wanted to wait to see this band called Kal's Kats. We didn't know what to expect and hoped they would be better than the previous band and boy were we in for a treat. Kal's kats are simply fantastic!!! There 250 people in that room at the Royal Bath Hotel and everyone danced the entire night through. we were delighted and cannot praise this band highly enough, really excellent. Thankyou Kats - you outdid yourselves 
Terry Hughes (Jump jive weekender Bournemouth) 10/10

Thankyou so so much to you and Kal’s Kats - just pure quality entertainment. You should be on the telly. We will be in contact soon to arrange another dance - feedback is beyond any what we have had from any band- 
Terry Lloyd (Oakleigh Lodge royal British legion - Notts) 10/10

Hi Kal Thank you. I can't believe we raised so much money. Thank you and your Kats for amazing entertainment and I apologise that they were left hanging around. Everyone I have spoken to loved the music and were asking who you were. I will put your details on the Dancing with Karen page. It would be great to work with you again and Kalamazoo would really work for one of our dances as well - you guys are just fantastic !! 
Karen Creswell (Dancing with a Karen -Swadlincote relay for life and cancer research UK) 10/10

Tell you what folks - these guys have two band Kalamazoo dance Band and Kal's Kats - we had Kalamazoo here a few weeks ago for our 40's event and we have Kal's Kats playing for New Year's Eve - they are simply first class - we were blown away by their talent, top quality music and how they worked the audience participation was second to none. Just fantastic!!!! If you are planning an event and want it to be remembered by everyone, then either Kal's Kats for. Jump jive and swing Dance or Kalamazoo for a Glenn Miller and rat pack style dance - just love love love you guys!!!
Sheridan Morris (7 Lakes country park) 10/10

Blimey these guys are superb!! They played an outside concert for us as part of the weeks music festival and they got the place rammed - folks were sitting on the walls to get a view - what a band and will definitely be back here again - swing revival at its best!!
Chris - manager at Fishpond Matlock Bath (Fishpond pub - Matlock Bath) 10/10

What a great night at evesham town hall. Kals Kats were absolutely incredible. Loved every moment of it :D xxxx Would absolutely 100% recommend this band to anyone - brilliant !!!
Jade Freemen (JazzJiveSwing - Evesham) 10/10

Exhausted after an absolutely fantastic night dancing to the brilliant Kals Kats at Evesham Town Hall. Huge thanks to Sarah and Rob for organising. Thanks to everyone for the dances, giggles and very silly mom

Highlights

Authentic swing era stage presentation and lighting wow factor
We create and excellent party atmosphere with audience involvement.
fantastic themed events to suit the client e.g. Great Gatsby

Repertoire

Repertoire

Swing Standards
Jumpin' at the woodside
Sing Sing Sing
Pencil full of lead
Dr Wanna Do
That Man
Zoot suit riot
When You're Smiling
Put a lid on it
Mess around
Shake Rattle n roll
Big Time Operator
Ain't nobody here but us chickens
Kansas City
I got a woman
It should have been me
If you were the only girl in the world
I wanna be like you
Jump Jive and Wail
Just a gigolo/i ain't got nobody
Hoots Mon
Hey Now Hey Now
Happy Birthday boogie
Hallelujah
Go Daddy o
Fools fall in Love
Barrelhouse Boogie
Buena Sera
Candyman
Choo choo ch' Boogie
Fine Brown Frame
Flip Flop and Fly
Ballin' the Jack
Don't roll those bloodshot eyes at me
Stompin at the savoy
Nothing's too good for my baby
Baby workout
I'm in the mood for love
Carina
T'Aint watcha do
Diga Diga Doo
Big time Boppin'
Liquid Lunch
Caledonia
Calloway Boogie
Completely
Five guys named Mo
Bring Me Sunshine
Charleston
Inside out
Somewhere over the rainbow
As long as i'm moving
Dance for Evermore
Minnie the Moocher
BBVD Swing Medley
All I do is dream of you
C Jam Blues
Woodchopper's Ball
720 in the books
This business of love
Recipe for Love
Tuxedo Junction
Conga
I wonder where my baby is tonight
The Continental
King of the Road
Reet Petite
Big noise from Winnetka
Pennsylvania 6-5000
Hey Boy Hey Girl
When i get low I get High
Ol' Macdonald Had a Farm
In the Mood
Tequila
La Dolce Vita
Mambo no 5
Dancin' Fool
I just wanna make love to you
Me and Mr Jones
Jive at 5
Let the good times roll
Sweet home chicago
Night Train
Mambo swing
Bei Mir bist du schon
Carioca
a night like this
Dipsy Doodle
Rockin Robin
Runaround Sue
James Last medley 10
American Patrol
Birth of the Blues
On revival Day
White Cliffs of Dover
Singing in the rain
Bye Bye Paris
Ay La Bah
Talk to Me
Lovin' Machine
Till the well runs dry
Lover Please
This train
Bring it home to me
Sweet Nothings
I Love to Boogie
Wigwam
Barefoot
Rudolf the red nosed reindeer
It’s a low down dirty shame
Good Morning Judge
Rock n roll waltz
All I want for Christmas
New York
Lets stay together
Just wanna dance the night away
Putting on the Ritz (Robbie Williams Style)
Putting on the Ritz (other Style)
Loves been good to me
Big Band Swing
Jealousy
Mack the Knife
Little Brown Jug
James Last Medley 10
The Gay Gordons
In the mood
C Jam Blues
Bad Bad Leroy Brown
Bei Mir Bist du Schon
as time goes by
American Patrol
Woodchoppers Ball
Dipsy doodle
Birth of the Blues
Moten Swing
All I do is dream of you
The Lady is a tramp
You make me feel so young
Blue Moon
720 in the books
A fine romance
Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square
String of pearls
Adios
Adios Cha cha
That's Life
All shook up
Almost like being in Love
Three Little sisters
St Bernard Waltz
Moon River
Moonlight serenade
Love
This masquerade
moonglow
andrews sisters medley
Slow Freight
Night Train
Around the world
Proud Mary
Quickstep medley
New york
Benny Goodman Medley
Hamps Boogie
Avalon
Pensylvannia Polka
Runaround sue
Perfidia
Stardust
At Last
Bandstand boogie
The continental
King of the road
Shake Rattle and roll
The nearness of you
Jumpin at the woodside
Kalamazoo
rock n roll medley
Blue Tango
Charmaine
Hot Cha Cha
La Cumparsita
La Paloma
Quick step medley 4
More
whatever will be will be
some enchanted evening
Zing went the strings of my heart
Dream a little Dream
Witchcraft
Yes my darling Daughter
S'wonderful
Song of India
Night and Day
Girl from Ipanema
Bossa Medley
Apple Honey
Intermission riff
Take the A Train
Don't get around much anymore
Don't be that way
Hello Dolly
Perfidia
At Last
Big Spender
Beyond the Sea
That old Black magic
Jacob Jones
Sunrise sunset
Little Boat
Mood Indigo
rock around the clock
Diane
with a song in my heart
The very thought of you
Tuxedo Junction
Bossa Medley
Opus one
Anything goes
King Porter Stomp
Begin the Beguine
Let's Dance
Moon River
as time goes by
Just one of those things
Fascination
Syd Thompson Barn Dance
James Last Medley 4
Anniversary Waltz
just one of those things
Dear Heart
Barn Dance Medley 2
A certain smile
Everytime we say goodbye
Boogie Woogie Bugle
The Veleta
Blues on Parade
South Rampart Street Parade
Auld Lang Queen hes a jolly good
High Society
Tennessee Waltz
A nightingale sang in Berkeley square
Manhattan
I'll never smile again
String of pearls
Tuxedo Junction
Lovely Lady
The Last Waltz
T'aint what ya do
fools fall in love
The Hustle
sing sing sing
chicago
Tea for two
Big Noise from Winnetka
It don't mean a thing
It's only a paper moon
Boogie Woogie Bugle boy Vocal
Isle of Capri
A tisket A tasket
it's time to say Goodnight
Button up you overcoat
Summertime (can be tenor solo)
Making Whoopee (also tenor solo)
Goodbye to Rome Arrivecerci Roma
sleigh ride
have yourself a merry xmas
As Long as I'm moving
That Man
Nothing's too good for my baby
Fine Brown Frame
Just want to Make love
This Guy's in Love
Charade
Just a gigolo
Blueberry Hill
Bye Bye Blackbird
Ciribiribin
Colonel Bogey
Harbour Lights
Bill Bailey
The Lady is a tramp
A fine Romance (Lally version)
Beyond the Blue Horizon
That old Black magic (Lally Version)
Glenn Miller Medley
Say Si Si
Tico Tico
Apple tree
Fence me in
Rum and coca Cola
In the Mood
Accentuate the Positive
All Of Me
At Last
Autumn Leaves
Cheek To Cheek
Fly Me To The Moon
G.I. Jive
Georgia On My Mind
Girl From Ipanema
How Insensitive
I Just Wanna Make Love To You
Night And Day
Putting On The Ritz
Someone To Watch Over Me
Stellar By Starlight
Summertime
Take The A Train
Why Don't You Do Right

Extra Costs

The price brackets above should be used as a guide only as all quotes are bespoke.


Performance times for most acts except Tributes and some other Unique performers are usually 2 x 60 minute sets or 3 x 40 min sets.

(If you require the act to perform longer than these times you may incur extra costs.)

Travel costs vary depending on the act and will be included to the quote given to you by our agents.

Our acts would usually expect to arrive around 6pm and to be finished around midnight.

(If you need the act to arrive earlier or finish later there may be extra costs but these can be negotiated.)