We’ve made many friends around the globe since our formation in 1984 and a lot of people have written some very lovely things! Here are some of our favourites:

‘THE BEST OF JAZZ’, BBC Radio 2, Humphrey Lyttelton
“I do recall enjoying at The Edinburgh Jazz Festival one of the sessions played by a very crisp and professional little band, playing in the Louis Jordan style, the very popular Edinburgh Band – Fat Sams Band”.

‘JAZZ JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL’, Mike Shera
Reporting on the Edinburgh Jazz Festival: “Of the local bands, the best I heard was Fat Sams Swing Band – a tight nine-piece that swung like mad, playing Jordan, Gaillard and Calloway material with neat arrangements and an excellent singer”

‘SACRAMENTO JAZZ JUBILEE’, California, USA
“Fat Sams Swing Band is a regular favourite at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. The swing band’s performances are exciting and energetic, leaving the audiences on their feet clamouring for more!”

‘GUINNESS JAZZ FESTIVAL’, Cork, Ireland
“Fat Sams Swing Band – This nine-man power house of sound and energy rocked Cork to its foundations with the jumpingest jive music ever heard in the Festival Club … really classy presentation … all action group”

‘STORYVILLE HAPPY JAZZ CLUB’, Helsinki, Finland
“Fat Sams Swing Band – This nine piece ‘jump-jive’ swing band, hailing from Scotland, reproduced the music of the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s with great style and pzazz – a great hit in the Club”

‘HEINEKEN MUSIC FESTIVALS’, Middle East
“It was a delight to witness Fat Sams Swing Band in action happy entertaining music covering a wide variety of styles”