Kai’s Cats

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Dressed to kill in Vintage style, Kai’s Cats are an exceptional six-piece dance band performing the very best of ’40s and ’50s swing and jive.

“Compelling performances of the cream of authentic swing and jive classics…”

Hailing from Boston, USA, today Kai Hoffman fronts one of the best swing and jive bands in the UK. This versatile ensemble have performed at world-famous jazz clubs all across the country, and offers a flexible line-up of musicians depending on requirements. The exceptional musicianship and style awareness of the band provides the perfect accompaniment to a vintage event. A dynamic, vivacious performer, Kai Hoffman is known to fans as the Queen of authentic vintage vocals, with a critically-acclaimed solo album under her belt.

The full line-up consists of piano, double-bass, drums, trumpet, saxophone and vocals – although this can easily be tailored to suit your event. For small, more intimate gatherings, Kai’s Cats can perform as a piano/vocals duo, or for a fuller effect, augment in stages right up to the complete six-piece band,. Kai’s Cats have played in all sorts of venues, from outdoor festivals to The Royal Albert Hall, and will always make sure the best possible sound quality is achieved. The band brings a PA system to balance, amplify and further enhance their performance, and the guys will be more than happy to dress sensitively to complement your event.

Add a sparkling touch of glamour to your special event with this exceptional American-born jazz singer and her outstanding swing ensemble.

  • The cream of Swing and Jive classics, transporting your party back to the ’50s
  • Flexible line-up, from a duo to a full six-piece band
  • Fully-equipped with a top-quality PA system 

Jazz Standards

  • A Foggy Day
  • Alone Together
  • Billie’s Bounce
  • Black Coffee
  • Body And Soul
  • Centrepiece
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Come Rain Or Come Shine
  • Cry Me A River
  • Days Of Wine And Roses
  • Dream Dancing
  • East Of The Sun
  • Embraceable You
  • Everything Happens To Me
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Fever
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Gee, Baby, Ain’t I Good To You
  • Georgia
  • God Bless The Child
  • Good Morning Heartache
  • Green Dolphin Street
  • Here’s That Rainy Day
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Hushabye Mountain
  • I Could Write A Book
  • I Didn’t Know What Time It Was
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I’ll Never Smile Again
  • Imagination
  • I’m Beginning To See The Light
  • I’m Glad There Is You
  • I Only Have Eyes For You
  • I Remember You
  • I Thought About You
  • It Could Happen To You
  • I’ve Got The World On A String
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin
  • Look For The Silver Lining
  • Love For Sale
  • Lover Man
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Mad About The Boy
  • Miss Otis Regrets
  • Misty
  • Mood Indigo
  • My Baby Just Cares For Me
  • My Funny Valentine
  • My Heart Belongs To Daddy
  • My Man
  • My Romance
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Night And Day
  • No Moon At All
  • Old Black Magic
  • Old Devil Moon
  • On A Clear Day
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay
  • Over The Rainbow
  • Pennies From Heaven
  • People Will Say We’re In Love
  • Polkadots And Moonbeams
  • September In The Rain
  • Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
  • Sometimes I’m Happy
  • Star Eyes
  • Stormy Weather
  • Summertime
  • Sweet Georgia Brown
  • The Best Things In Life Are Free
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • The Nearness Of You
  • The Very Thought Of You
  • These Foolish Things
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Unforgettable
  • What A Wonderful World
  • When I Fall In Love
  • When Sunny Gets Blue
  • Where Or When
  • You’re Nobody ’Till Somebody Loves You

Reviews (2)

  • 5 out of 5

    Ann

    May 16, 2015 - 9:31 pm

    A thoroughly enjoyable, lively, sassy whirlwind of songs, sung and played well, delivered with an assertive feel.

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  • 5 out of 5

    The Stage

    October 20, 2014 - 8:24 pm

    Reigning over the whole vintage-themed shebang is resident vocalist, the Queen of Swing – Kai Hoffman.

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