March 30, 2017

we've been asked to run a few different versions of a well known song. It started off as one version and has now morphed into 7 different versions - but all the same song. funny thing is, that you hear one version and think, oh, that's great and then you play another a...

March 29, 2017

It always amazes me with the dynamics of folks within a band, especially with respect to set up and pack away. there are essentially three categories

1. Those that get there early and help set up as much as possible as well as their own kit. They are always there at the...

March 16, 2017

Blimey, it can be soul destroying at times - you get new arrangements and hope they'll sound great and of course some do, but the issue is in many case when you try to shoehorn a big band arrangement into a little big band set up and you run the risk of 'gaps' and expo...

March 12, 2017

What a cracker - we played a Great Gatsby night last night and it was a belter - always amazes me when the 'caged beasts' suddenly unleash themselves upon the dance floor - they come out like cows who have seen grass for the first time (no offence intended of course) a...

March 11, 2017

I remember back in the late 90's I was working with a company that saw me across to the U.S on many occasions and I saw an advert for two bands at different times one called Swing Nouveau (saw them in Milwaukee) and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (saw them in California). Swing...

March 11, 2017

Blimey, takes a heck of a time running all the lights, PA system, Mixing desk etc etc through the PAT testing but obviously needed and so tonight we head across to Hosiery Mills to give Paddy's (our sax player)  mum and her friends a little taste of Great Gatsby - will...

Here is the montage of Kal's Kats checkin' in with a few numbers  - take a look

Looking forward to tomorrow night when we Kal's Kats plays a fab Great Gatsby party for our very own Sax player - Paddy Shaw. His Ma and her pal are sharing a birthday party and Laura Brookes and Kal's Kats will be tearing the roof off in our ignitable vintage swing ba...

March 10, 2017

Kal's Kats had a great rehearsal Wednesday just gone - we had our very own 'pro' photographers Marie and Syl recording Kal's Kats playing a number of tunes from the vintage swing era - it was a pleasure to play those numbers and to edit the footage into a nice little s...

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