The Cool Cats

from£1,165

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The Cool Cats are the perfect atmosphere enhancer and promise to jazz-up your special event large or small, from corporate events and dinners to parties, receptions and weddings.

The band's huge repertoire covers a huge range of musical styles appealing to all age groups, from mellow ballads through to classic soul, pop and Motown. Whatever you're looking for, Abba, The Beatles or Marvin Gaye, The Cool Cats promise to deliver with professionalism, style and panache!

We were so delighted with The Cool Cats - they were brilliant at keeping the party going and getting everyone dancing! Alex, Wedding, Henley-On-Thames

Some of The Cool Cat's most prestigious performances have taken place at The Royal Automobile Club, City Hall for The Major of London, and HSBC Headquarters in Canary Wharf.

The band are available either as an instrumental jazz band or with lead female or male vocals in varying line-ups right through from a quartet to a nonet. For some more inspiration, you may like to browse our other jazz bands in London.

Performance info

Line-up Female vocals; sax; guitar; bass; drums
Performance duration 2 x 60 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)
Lighting Yes (included in price)

Booking options

Song requests
Add £50
The band are happy to learn and perform a request (e.g. first dance), subject to suitability
Add keyboards
From £245
Piano and synths for a bigger sound
Add male vocalist
From £245
For shared lead vocals, harmonies and a varied repertoire
Add trumpet
From £245
For solos and an authentic soul and R&B sound
Add tenor saxophone
From £245
For extra impact
Extra performances
Add £60 per musician
Extend the band’s sets by half an hour

All Blues - Miles Davis
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Alone Together - Arthur Schwartz
Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
Billie's Bounce - Charlie Parker
Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk
Body And Soul - Johnny Green
But Not For Me - George Gershwin
Bye Bye Blackbird - Ray Henderson
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Cherokee - Ray Noble
Chicken, The - Pee-Wee Ellis
Come Rain Or Come Shine - Harold Arlen
Darn That Dream - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Days Of Wine And Roses - Henry Mancini
Donna Lee - Charlie Parker
Easy Living - Ralph Rainger
Fever - Davenport-Cooley
Footprints - Wayne Shorter
Four - Miles Davis
Freddie Freeloader - Miles Davis
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You - Don Redman
Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
Giant Steps - John Coltrane
Girl From Ipanema, The - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Have You Met Miss Jones? - Richard Rodgers
How Insensitive - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
I Remember You - Victor Schertzinger
In a Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
In Your Own Sweet Way - Dave Brubeck
Just Friends - John Klenner
Lady Bird 1 - Tadd Dameron
Like Someone In Love - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Lover Man - Davis-Ramirez-Sherman
Lullaby Of Birdland - George Shearing
Mac The Knife - Kurt Weill
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Joe Zawinul
Mr. P.C. - John Coltrane
My Favorite Things - Richard Rodgers
Night In Tunisia, A - Dizzy Gillespie
Oleo - Sonny Rollins
On Green Dolphin Street - Bronislau Kaper
On The Sunny Side Of The Street - Jimmy McHugh
Recordame - Joe Henderson
Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
Segment - Charlie Parker
So What - Miles Davis
Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - Sigmund Romberg
Solar - Miles Davis
Someday My Prince Will Come - Frank Churchill
St. Thomas - Sonny Rollins
Stella By Starlight - Victor Young
Stormy Weather - Harold Arlen
Straight No Chaser - Thelonious Monk
Summertime - George Gershwin
Take Five - Paul Desmond
Take The A Train - Billy Strayhorn
Tenderly - Walter Gross
Tenor Madness - Sonny Rollins
There Is No Greater Love - Isham Jones
There Will Never Be Another You - Harry Warren
Tune Up - Miles Davis
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
What Is This Thing Called Love - Cole Porter
Yardbird Suite - Charlie Parker
26-2 - John Coltrane
Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller
Airegin - Sonny Rollins
All Of Me - Gerald Marks
All Of You - Cole Porter
All The Way - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Along Came Betty - Benny Golson
Angel Eyes - Matt Dennis
Anthropology - Charlie Parker
April In Paris - Vernon Duke
Ask Me Now - Thelonious Monk
Autumn In New York - Vernon Duke
Bags' Groove - Milt Jackson
Be-Bop - Dizzy Gillespie
Beatrice - Sam Rivers
Bemsha Swing - Thelonious Monk
Bewitched - Richard Rodgers
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Blue In Green - Miles Davis, Bill Evans
Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
Blues For Alice - Charlie Parker
Cheek To Cheek - Irving Berlin
Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn
Cheryl - Charlie Parker
Child Is Born, A - Thad Jones
Come Fly With Me - Jimmy Van-Heusen
Come Rain Or Come Shine - Harold Arlen
Conception - George Shearing
Confirmation - Charlie Parker
Countdown - John Coltrane
Cry Me A River - Arthur Hamilton
Daahoud - Clifford Brown
Desafinado (Original) - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Dolphin Dance - Herbie Hancock
E.S.P. - Wayne Shorter
East Of The Sun - Brooks Bowman
Embraceable You - George Gershwin
Epistrophy - Thelonious Monk, Kenny Clarke
Eternal Triangle - Sonny Stitt
Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Fascinating Rhythm - George Gershwin
Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum - Wayne Shorter
Flintstones - Hoyt Curtain
Foggy Day, A - George Gershwin
God Bless The Child - Herzog-Holiday
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Charles Mingus
Groovin' High - Dizzy Gillespie
How Deep Is The Ocean - Irving Berlin
How High The Moon - Morgan Lewis
I Can't Get Started - Vernon Duke
I Could Write A Book - Richard Rodgers
I Hear A Rhapsody - Fragos-Baker-Gasparre
I Love You - Cole Porter
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free - Billy Taylor
I've Got You Under My Skin - Cole Porter
If I Were A Bell - Frank Loesser
Impressions - John Coltrane
In Walked Bud - Thelonious Monk
Indiana (Back Home Again In) - James Hanley
Infant Eyes - Wayne Shorter
Inner Urge - Joe Henderson
Invitation - Bronislau Kaper
Isotope - Joe Henderson
It's Only a Paper Moon - Harold Arlen
Jeannine - Duke Pearson
Jordu - Duke Jordan
Joshua - Victor Feldman
Joy Spring - Clifford Brown
Juju - Wayne Shorter
Killer Joe - Benny Golson
La Vie En Rose - Louiguy-Piaf
Lady is a Tramp, The - Richard Rodgers
Lazy Bird - John Coltrane
Let's Call The Whole Thing Off - George Gershwin
Little Willie Leaps - Charlie Parker
Love For Sale - Cole Porter

First dance suggestions

Amazed – Lonestar
Bless the Broken Road – Selah/Melodie Crittenden/Rascal Flatts
Don't Stop Believing – Journey
Everything – Michael Bublé
Hey Ya – Outcast
I'm So Excited – Pointer Sisters
Let's Stay Together – Al Green
Ob La Di Ob La Da – The Beatles
Side by Side – Gus Kahn and Harry M. Woods
With or Without You – U2
Your Love is King – Sade

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

10

“A fabulous band, great fun and really slick. Very professional in every way.”

10

“We would like to thank you and The Cool Cats for a fantastic evening. We had an extremely enjoyable night that was enhanced by your band's music. The feedback we have received is glowing. Thank you for helping make our day so special.”

10

“Great band who really lived up to our expectations and kept our evening going with excellent live music. Feedback from our guests was wholly positive - a great balance of tunes, played well by great and personable musicians. Worked with The Richmond Jazz Trio to ensure with double sets each that we had live music all night.”

10

“The Cool Cats were first class and really enjoyed by all. The highlight of all was to see them pick up on the musicality of my eleven year old niece! A fantastic, professional and sensitive band. Very highly recommended.”

10

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for your performance at my father in laws wake. The reaction we have had from everyone was great. We thought you judged the mood superbly and put on a great gig at what obviously was an unusual function. We think you all sounded fantastic and we are so glad that we booked you as a quintet and got the true sound of the band. Probably the most moving moment of the day was the rendition of the last post with all Bobs army pals standing to attention (not a dry eye in the place) and a fitting farewell. None of them had heard it on the sax before but to a man the approval was unanimous. Once again a big thankyou and our sincere wishes for you all for the future, we will be singing your praises to anyone who needs a band.”

10

“My biggest applause went to The Cool Cats, no wonder the Bard wrote: O, it came o'er my ear like the sweet sound, that breathes upon a bank of violets.”

10

“A brilliant band that provided a broad range of music. An excellent, strong performance from the vocalist together with some fine instrumentals. Leader, on saxophone gave a strong performance with many solo improvisations showing off his skill and versatility.”

10

“We just wanted to write to express our sincere thanks. We had so much fun and all the songs you played were spot on. Everyone commented how much fun they had and great the band was. Thank you so much!”

10

“Professional, polite band members. Very flexible in their music choices and responsive to the mood of the party on the night. Played off the crowd really well. Overall we were really pleased with them. We would definitely book them again.”

10

“They were fabulous and highly professional. They played great music and listened to parental anxieties getting the mood just right. Fabulous, thank you guys!!”

10

“After looking through the many acts that Function Central had to offer, we chose The Cool Cats based on their repertoire they showcased on their web page. We wanted a band that could provide cool jazz funk background music, but get the party started as the night went on and they certainly did. They were excellent. Their music live was fabulous and completely made the evening perfect. They were professional and friendly. We could not fault them. Our guests have all since said how wonderful the band were on the evening. Thank you Cool Cats for making our Wedding Evening Reception perfect.”

10

“We hired The Cool Cats and were very satisfied. They were very professional and friendly!!!”

10

“We opted for the five-piece band, including a female lead singer, for our daughter's wedding reception in a marquee in our garden. We were extremely impressed by the band. They were talented musicians and singers, they conducted themselves in a very professional fashion and their performance was the perfect ending for a wonderful and memorable day. Their communication before the event was good and somehow they managed to set up all their equipment without me noticing their arrival. I would, without any reservations, highly recommend the band. Thank you.”

10

“We were so delighted with The Cool Cats - they were brilliant at keeping the party going, getting everyone dancing and they were so calm and professional in getting set up without any disruption to our guests. They played several encores at the end as our guests were so happy they just wanted to keep dancing! I couldn't recommend them highly enough.”

10

“The band were great - they were all really friendly and played a fantastic set. The guests really enjoyed the set, while the band worked really well to co-ordinate things with the DJ who was playing immediately after them. The band were a really nice bunch and were happy to chat to guests on the evening - the band were recommended to us and we would definitely recommend them to others.”

10

“Thank you and your colleagues in 'The Cool Cats' for the music you played for my 60th birthday party on Sunday. It was absolutely brilliant, and I only regret that chatting to so many old friends and with so many things to do that I didn't get to listen properly, as I would have liked. However, the consensus was that your 3 sets were just right and most enjoyable with excellent song performances. Thank you for the never-ending version of 'my baby just cares' and the fact that you were so unobtrusive setting up. So thank you once again for the delightful contribution you all made, and best wishes for plenty of business and success! So thank you once again for the delightful contribution you all made, and best wishes for plenty of business and success!”

10

“We were very happy and impressed with the Cool Cats' performance at our wedding. They were friendly, professional, extremely talented and got all the guests involved with the dancing. They were flexible to our needs and ensured the evening was made personal to us. I would definitely recommend them to others.”

10

“I have nothing than the highest praise for The Cool Cats. Their demeanour before and during the wedding reception was highly professional. The band leader and I had a long chat before the event in which I placed my request for the band's time of arrival and set-up. When all our guests came into the reception room the band was fully set-up and ready to go. Their sense for volume of the performance was spot on. Their gig during the meal which lasted for several of hours was just at the right volume to be loud enough to be enjoyed and shaked to in your seat if you wanted or quiet enough if you'd like to not having to shout across the table during conversation. Everyone loved the look of the band and the quality of performance. I am very pleased to have made this booking and would recommend the band to everyone who's looking for the right sort of swing/jazz/latin entertainment for a function or a wedding. Their contribution to a wonderful wedding was immense! Thanks a lot to all the members of the band.”

10

“The band were fantastic - everything we wanted! They were very professional and played exactly what we asked them to from their playlist. There was no 'chatting' between songs - each song ran into the next which was ideal to keep people on the dance floor. We also appreciate that they learnt 'nobody does it better' for our first dance. It was played and sung beautifully. Thank you The Cool Cats!!!”

10

“This band were absolutely amazing, we hired them for our wedding and we loved them from the beginning as we had heard their demos on the website and thought they would suit our wedding perfectly. They were just fantastic, all their songs were sung with such enthusiasm and the lead singer was fantastic. The musicians really helped set the tone for our wedding party. They had everyone dancing the whole night and still now everyone continues to tell us how fantastic they all were. So many of our guests said it was the best music they had danced to at a wedding. My husband and I felt they showed a lot of respect when playing our song for the first dance, we asked them to sing Sade Your love is King, and the lead singer was better than Sade! We were absolutely delighted with the band and would definitely book them again for another function. In fact one of our guests asked for their contact details for her husband's birthday, but we told her to go though the website. Also we didn't want her to copy us! Really fantastic band! They deserve a lot of recognition for their talent.”

10

“I hired the cool cats to play at my 30th birthday party at The Dorchester. They were extremely timely, well attired and a pleasure to converse with, exercised very sound artistic judgement about the choice of songs, did their job very well thereby reducing my stress levels. And their performance was appreciated by a gathering of lifelong jazz fans. I am very glad I picked them and I would pick them again, no hesitation.”

10

“The decision to choose a band is somewhat daunting when you are planning a wedding. I wanted a band to play throughout the canapes reception, the sit down meal through to our first dance - having a band, even if for a few hours, makes it much more special. I singled out The Cool Cats based on the songs I could sample on Function Central. The lead singer has a beautifully soft voice and the band itself was extraordinarily excellent. All our guests extremely enjoyed having them and we cannot thank them enough for giving that atmospheric feel to the venue. It was everything we wanted and, I dare say, it exceeded all our expectations - we are hard to please! To put it simply, Mark and I consider ourselves very lucky to have had them performing on our special day.”

10

“The Cool Cats were a fantastic part of our wedding. We were blessed with clear skies and so they performed al fresco to a very appreciative crowd. We were especially grateful for their efforts in agreeing to learn "With or Without You" for our first dance and we were not disappointed by the result. We would certainly recommend them to others for weddings or any other event where good quality live music is required! We were also very happy with Function Central where we received good service and speedy responses.”

10

“We were very pleased with the Cool Cats, they provided a great backdrop to our reception and set up and packed up with a minimum of fuss. We were also very happy with Function Central, easy to discuss requirements and arrange booking in advance, decent confirmation of the arrangements and happy with the price and payment process.”

10

“Thank you all so much for a wonderful evening - your music really made the party extra special! We loved the variety of songs and all our guests mentioned how much fun they had.”

10

“The Cool Cats were a pleasure to deal with, when we and our guests arrived at the venue, they had set up and were ready to play, and boy could they play! The vocalist was superb. A truly professional band. Many thanks to them.”


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