Fat Sams Swing Band – Bringing Jump-Jive Alive!

Formed in 1984, this Edinburgh based 9 piece swing band is the only professional act of it’s kind with a repertoire embracing both the highly commercial jump-jive music of Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway and Louis Prima, and the swinging sounds of Glen Miller. And that’s just for starters! Perfect as a show stopper guest impresser, your event certainly won’t be lacking energy with Fat Sams Band under the spotlight. Read about the full band story here
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Booking Options…

Fat Sams Band come as a 9 piece act and they can be booked for two 75mins sets or three 50mins sets (for dancing) or two 55mins sets (for concerts).

What do they play?

Fat Sams Band specialise in Jump-Jive, Boogie, Swing, Dance, Swing Dance, Jazz and Blues by well known composers such as Glen Miller, Duke Ellington, Louis Prima, Cab Calloway and Louis Jordan..

  • “A Tribute to Louis Jordan” – The King of Jump-Jive
  • “A Night at the Cotton Club” featuring the early 1920s and 30s music of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway
  • “An evening of Jump-Jive, Boogie, Swing, Jazz and Blues” featuring everything from Glen Miller and Duke Ellington to Fats Domino and the Blues Brothers

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