The Jive Kats give you the best of Swing Jazz combined with classic Rock ‘n’ Roll and Jive – and even Pop and Funk. This is the perfect band for a Vintage 1950s night. Get ready to Jive the night away!

“Ratpack, Jive and Rock ‘n’ Roll showcasing five of the finest swingers in Britain…”

The band is young, vibrant and edgy, yet equipped with the stage experience to deliver dynamic entertainment. The standard Jive Kats repertoire iincludes swing jazz, vintage jive, classic rock’n’roll and even some modern pop and funk.

Dressed to kill in Vintage style, not only looks good but has plenty of musical experience. The talented five-piece ensemble have played for television shows, corporate events, weddings and parties across Europe. Trumpet and saxophones feature over electric guitar backed by double-bass and drums, topped by superb vocals.

The Jive Kats supply lighting for both stage and dance floor. A high-specification PA system is provided to reproduce pitch-perfect sound both for their live performance and for background music before and between their sets.

Five-piece swing, jive and classic rock’n’roll group
Passionate, professional and dressed to match
High-specification PA system and lighting rigs




Swing And Jive

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
  • Ain’t Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Louis Jordan
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Big Ten Inch – Bull Moose Jackson
  • Blood-Shot Eyes – Wynonie Harris
  • Boogie All Night – Alvin Lee
  • Buona Sera / Marie Marie – Louis Prima
  • Caledonia – Louis Jordan
  • Cat-Fish Boogie – Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • Choo-Choo-Ch’ Boogie – Louis Jordan
  • Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  • Earth Angel – The Penguins
  • Five Guys Named Moe – Louis Jordan
  • Flip Flop Fly – Joe Turner
  • Grandma Plays The Numbers – Wynonie Harris
  • How Long Must I Wait For You – Joe Jackson / Louis Jordan
  • I Like My Baby’s Puddin’ – Wynonie Harris
  • I Wanna Be Like You (King Of The Swingers) – Louis Prima
  • In The Mood – Glenn Miller
  • It Ain’t The Meat – The Swallows
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) – Duke Ellington
  • Jack You’re Dead – Louis Jordan
  • Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Let The Good Times Roll – Louis Jordan
  • Minnie The Moocher – Cab Calloway
  • Night And Day – Frank Sinatra
  • Night Train – Jimmy Forrest
  • One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer – Amos Milburn
  • Paper Moon – Ella Fitzgerald
  • Pencil Full Of Lead – Paolo Nutini
  • Pennies From Heaven – Bing Crosby / Louis Armstrong
  • Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson
  • Reet Petite And Gone – Louis Jordan
  • Ride, Daddy, Ride – Fats Noel
  • Route #66 – Nat ‘King’ Cole
  • Saturday Night Fish Fry – Louis Jordan
  • Shakin’ Mother For Ya – Champion Jack Dupree
  • Sleep Walk – Santo And Johnny
  • Smack Dab In The Middle – The Jacks
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right – Nat ‘King’ Cole
  • Stray Cat Strut (Pink Panther Theme) – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Summertime – Billie Holiday
  • The Dirty Boogie – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • This Boy – The Beatles
  • This Cat Is On A Hot Tin Roof – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • This Ol’ House – Brian Setzer Orchestra
  • Tuxedo Junction – Manhattan Transfer
  • Zoot Suit Riot – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies

Rock’n’Roll And Funk

  • Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  • Blue Suede Shoes – Elvis Presley
  • Brickhouse – The Commodores
  • Good Golly Miss Molly – Little Richard
  • Hard To Handle – Otis Redding
  • Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick – Ian Dury And The Blockheads
  • I Feel Good – James Brown
  • Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry
  • Long Train Running – The Doobie Brothers
  • Mess Around – Ray Charles
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Night Train – James Brown
  • People Say – The Meters
  • Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
  • Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry
  • Rock Around The Clock – Bill Haley And The Comets
  • Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
  • Standing On Shaky Ground – Chris Farlowe
  • Twenty Flight Rock – Eddie Cochran
  • Why Did You Do It – Stretch

Festive Seasonal

  • Auld Lang Syne
  • I’m Dreaming Of A White Christmas
  • Jingle Bells
  • Santa Claus Is Coming To Town


  1. Naomi & Oscar’s Wedding Anniversary

    Just a quick message to say thank you so much for a fantastic evening on Saturday. You guys were brilliant, the music was spot on and everyone has commented on how great you were. We will definitely be recommending you to others in the future!

  2. Julia – Head of Communications, Marketing and Events at Mitie Music

    Thanks again for playing at the event. Everyone had a great night and loved the music. We will definitely keep you on our list for other events that we’re doing.

  3. Martin Dansey – CEO of Find a Better Way Charity

    It is us who should be thanking you. You entertained everyone quite brilliantly even though we kept you waiting. We will be happy to book you again. With best regards.