The Chicago Swing Katz

New Orleans to Swing. Happy ‘Good-Time’ music

A six piece band to entertain you and your guests.

Our Recent Work

Corporate Event Video

This video was taken at The Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth, Shropshire. 

Public Event Video

This video was taken at The Wightman Theatre, Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

Misc. Videos By the Band Members.

'Polkadots & Moonbeams'

This is a classic tune. The lyrics are unusual and the story is about about a man who meets a 'pug nosed' girl at a garden dance. They later get married and no doubt have lots of 'pug nosed' children.

Derek Harrison

Derek is the consummate entertainer. He recorded a range of videos over the 'lockdown' and here is one of them. Others are on his YouTube channel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7axhyob7LY

Our Recent Work

Petite Fleur

Jeff plays a tune written by Sidney Bechet. But it was the Monty Sunshine version recorded when he was with the Chris Barber band which hit the 'pop charts'. "This is my version. I hope it does credit to the composer and great musicians who have played this over the years."

Kansas City Man Blues

Here is a great blues tune from the Jazz Age composed by Clarence Williams and released in November 1923 as a recording by 'Clarence Williams Blue Five'.

Here, Jeff has recreated the tune as a 'solo' piece. 

Our Recent Work

I'm Beginning to See the Light

As the first news of the vaccine success started to emerge I decided to celebrate a possible new beginning for us all.

A Closer Walk With Thee

Here is a classic New Orleans tune which is also featured in the James Bond Movie, 'Dr No'. Here is a band put together by the drummer - the late Len Davies. We were ready to start an outside concert and the heavens opened on us. we quickly put this together in a nearby church kindly offered to us by a local vicar.