Some Like It Hot Swing Jazz

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Roll back the years to the magical time when Frank Sinatra and Nat ‘King’ Cole were the undisputed superstars of popular song. As the glitzy, glamorous world of Hollywood was harnessed to the supreme songwriting talents of the smash-hit Broadway musicals, you’ve got Swing Jazz.

“Classy arrangements of iconic ‘Ratpack’ standards rekindle the spirit of ’30s and ’40s style, making the music really swing…”

Some Like It Hot Swing Jazz presents the perfect musical combination, delivering high-class entertainment both in relaxed easy-listening style and more up-tempo for dancing, at all types of social occasion like wedding receptions, birthday parties, family celebrations or corporate events.

Tasty trombone and stylish piano sustain the melodic and harmonic development of each number, all punched along by feisty bass and drums. Add in the dulcet tones of Serena Howard-Douglas and you end up with the perfect partnership to deliver a polished, sophisticated performance.

Looking for tasteful background music for a drinks reception, over a formal dinner or at a more intimate party or celebration? The Mike Kemp Trio (comprising piano, bass and drums) present all the well-known jazz standards (and maybe a few of the less familiar tunes) in instrumental form.

Some Like It Hot Swing Jazz carry a high-quality PA system, adaptable to produce an excellent sound in all venues, in order to balance, amplify and enhance their music. You can look forward to fine arrangements, expertly performed and beautifully presented. So sit back, relax and enjoy!

Some Like It Hot offers you an atmosphere of cool sophistication with a polished presentation of classic Swing Jazz delivered with real sparkle.

  • All the glitz and glamour of iconic Hollywood and Broadway hits
  • Either a trio or a four-piece, depending on your requirements
  • Fully-equipped with a high-quality PA system for a great sound



Swing Jazz Classics

  • Ain’t No Sunshine
  • All Of Me
  • All That Jazz
  • Almaz
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Beyond The Sea
  • Blue Moon
  • But For Now
  • Can I Get A Witness
  • Can’t Turn You Loose
  • Cheek To Cheek
  • Closest Thing To Crazy
  • Come Fly With Me
  • Crawling Up A Hill
  • Cry Me A River
  • Don’t Leave Me This Way
  • Easy
  • Embraceable You
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Everybody Needs Somebody
  • Fever
  • Flamingo
  • Georgia On My Mind
  • Get Happy
  • Get Ready
  • Get Up Offa That Thing
  • Gimme Some Lovin’
  • Have I Told You Lately That I Love You
  • Have You Met Miss Jones?
  • Hold Back The Night
  • Hold On, I’m Coming
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I Got You (I Feel Good)Fly Me To The Moon
  • I Heard It Through The Grapevine
  • I Remember You
  • I Thank You
  • I Wish
  • I’m Beginning To Wonder
  • I’m Ready / Help Me
  • I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  • If I Were A Bell
  • Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
  • Just The Way You Are
  • Killing Me Softly
  • Knock On Wood
  • Let’s Face The Music
  • Let’s Stay Together
  • Let’s Stick Together
  • Love Letters
  • Lovely Day
  • Mack The Knife
  • Mad About The Boy
  • Mama Told Me Not To Come
  • Midnight Hour
  • Misty
  • Moon Dance
  • Move On Up
  • Mr Bojangles
  • Mustang Sally
  • My Girl
  • Need Your Love So Bad
  • New York State Of Mind
  • Night And Day
  • Old Devil Moon
  • One For My Baby
  • Papa Was A Rolling Stone
  • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag
  • Paper Moon
  • Pearl’s A Singer
  • Piano Man
  • Pick Up The Pieces
  • Play That Funky Music
  • Respect
  • Rock Me Baby
  • Route 66
  • Sex Machine
  • Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay
  • Someone To Watch Over Me
  • Soul Man
  • Soul Sister, Brown Sugar
  • Stormy Weather
  • Straighten Up And Fly Right
  • Summertime
  • Superstition
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Sweet Home Chicago
  • Sweet Talk
  • ‘SWonderful
  • Take Five
  • Take Me To The River
  • Tea For Two
  • Teach Me Tonight
  • Tears Of A Clown
  • Tenderness
  • That’s The Way I Like It
  • The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • The Lady Is A Tramp
  • They Call Me Mr Pitiful
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • Too Hard To Handle
  • Tracks Of My Tears
  • Treat Her Right
  • Unchain My Heart
  • Under My Skin
  • Walking The Dog
  • What A Difference A Day Made
  • What A Little Moonlight Can Do
  • You Can Leave Your Hat On
  • Your Song
  • ….and plenty more….


  1. Laura’s Family Meal

    Everybody was delighted with your music during the meal. We loved it and will certainly recommend you. You have a lovely way at the piano and how does Geoff manage to sing and play at the same time? Great talents, all the best.

  2. Mike’s Private Gig

    Many thanks for the great gig last night, absolute superb selection of numbers, which we all enjoyed, and coupled with stylish playing that was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Please convey our thanks to the rest of the band for some outstanding work; we’re all looking forward to your next visit!

  3. Mark’s Party

    There is a delightful quality to their music; the term that comes to mind is ‘old school’. It was a pleasure featuring them.