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THE HIP MO’ TOAST BIG BAND

IT'S THE CLASSIEST, SWINGIN'EST AND, LET'S FACE IT, CHEESIEST BAND IN TOWN!
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Think Peggy lee, Doris Day and Julie London, think Sinatra, Sammy and Dino, think Louis Prima, Brian Setzer, Glenn Miller and Count Basie – it’s all here in the same generous dollop of the créme of Perth’s jazz musicians. The contagious rhythms of The Theme from The Blob and Perhaps, Perhaps will have you cha-cha-cha-ing all the way to Carioca-ville! Raucous blues numbers or slick swing tunes made famous by the likes of Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald and Quincy Jones will see you bopping and shuffling ’til way past last Martinis.

Led by award-winning jazz vocalist Libby Hammer, the fourteen piece ensemble swings in straight from the big band era with a truly BIG sound, boasting four saxophones, three trumpets, two slide trombones, a groovy guitar, tinkling piano, the booming double bass, pounding drums and the jazz chanteuse herself. And when this veritable hatful of young talented musicians gets together, the number one item on the agenda is fun!

THE HIP MO’ TOAST BIG BAND was formed in 1998, specifically to play at the Perth Zoo’s Centenary Celebrations and they soon found themselves in demand at parties and venues around town, landing a Friday residency in the hazy surrounds of the Greenwich Bar beneath His Majesty’s Theatre. Following the closure of The Greenwich, they took their roof-raising antics to the Varga Lounge, staying for an unbelievable 15 months and recording their first EP, “Hip Mo’ Toast Big Band Live”, a perfect testament to the vibe this band creates. After five years lighting up Perth stages, the party got into full swing with the release of the full-length Mischievous Girl, a raucous collection of recordings, both original and traditional, full of jazz standards, cha-chas, mambos, and magnums full of mischief.

HIP MO” TOAST won the Perth Jazz Society Award in recognition of “artistic excellence in performance and outstanding contribution by a group in the area of innovation and jazz advocacy”. The quintet won the Western Australian Music Academy Industry Association Awards for Best Original Jazz Act for six consecutive years. As well as it’s two record-breaking residencies, THE HIP MO’ TOAST BIG BAND’S sought after blend of sophistication and playfulness has been presented at the Perth Jazz Society, The Fly By Night Club, Victory In The Pacific Day and for repeat performances at the Nocturnal Industry Ball and Joondalup Festival as well as numerous gala events, outdoor concerts, festivals and for many distinguished private clients.

WHEN THE HIP MO’ TOAST BIG BAND ROLLS UP, IT’S TIME FOR THE MANHATTANS TO START FLOWING AND THE COUPLES TO START SWINGING, BECAUSE THERE’S NO PARTY LIKE A HIP MO’ TOAST BIG BAND PARTY!

SAMPLE REPERTOIRE

SLOW DANCE ROMANCE

‘Round Midnight

As Time Goes By

Cry Me A River

In The Wee Small Hours Of The Morning

Lush Life

Mood Indigo

Moonglow

My Funny Valentine

Only You

The Nearness Of You

The Very Thought of You

So In Love

Time After Time

 

EIGHT TO THE BAR, SHUFFLE AND JUMP

Alright, O.K, You Win

As Long As I’m Singing

Boogie Blues

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

Everyday I Have The Blues

Green Onions

Hey Ba Ba Re Bop

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby

Jump, Jive and Wail

Opus One

Out Of Nowhere

Sing, Sing, Sing

Swing Swing Swing

Zoot Suit Riot

 

LAND O’ MAMBO

Evil Ways

Hot Time Mambo

Mambo Italiano

Mambo Jambo

Oye Como Va

Stardust Mambo

 

 

 

AYE CARUMBA, IT’S THE SAMBA

Brazil

Brazil

Chili Sauce

A Lot Of Livin’ To Do

Mambo #8

Sway

Tequila

Tico Tico

 

IT AIN’T OVER ‘TIL IT’S BOSSA NOVA

Chega De Saudade

Fever

Green Eyes

On the Street Where You Live

Peanut Vendor

Slightly Out Of Tune (Desafinado)

The Look Of Love

 

ONE, TWO CHA CHA CHA

Cha Cha Baby

Chi Chi Cha Cha Cha

Kiss Of Fire

La Cucaracha

Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps

Stop Thief

Whatever Lola Wants

 

INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ

A Night In Tunisia

Broadway

Four Brothers

Hot Canary

Hot Toddy

Jumpin’ at the Woodside

Lean Baby

Moanin’

Sermonette

Soho Strut

Woodchoppers’ Ball

RING-A-DING DING, MEDIUM SWING

All Of Me

Almost Like Being In Love

Around The World

A-Tisket A-Tasket

Bad Habits

Blacksmith Blues

Blue Skies

Destination Moon

Don’t Be That Way

A Foggy Day

Glory of Love

Green Eyes

I Can’t Give You Anything But Love

I Only Have Eyes For You

I’m Beginning To See The Light

I’ve Got A Feelin’ You’re Foolin’

I’ve Got You Under My Skin

It Don’t Mean A Thing

It’s Only A Paper Moon

Just You, Just Me

The Lady Is A Tramp

L-O-V-E

Mack The Knife

My Baby Just Cares For Me

My Hometown

My Wee Bonita

On A Clear Day

Pick Yourself Up

Route 66

Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night

Stompin’ At The Savoy

Straighten Up and Fly Right

That Old Black Magic

This Can’t Be Love

Too Close For Comfort

Top Hat, White Tie and Tails

Volaré

 

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS – UP SWING

Johnny One Note

Old Devil Moon

Sweet Georgia Brown

Thou Swell

Twisted

What is This Thing Called Love?

 

SLEAZY AND EASY, BLUESY ‘N CRUISY

And the Angels Sing

Big Spender

Black Coffee

Blue Moon

Clean ‘n Easy

Do Nothin’ Till You Hear From Me

Fly Me To The Moon

Hard Hearted Hannah

I Said No

I Just Want To Make Love To You

Jam on Toast

Night and Day

Sentimental Journey

That Old Devil Called Love

That’s My Style

The Boy From Ipanema

Why Don’t You Do Right?

World On A String

Yes Indeed

 

DIXIELAND AND THE FORTIES

Ac-cent-tuate The Positive

Baby Won’t You Please Come Home

Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen

Chattanooga Choo Choo

I’ve Got A Gal In Kalamazoo

Pennsylvania 6-5000

String Of Pearls

A Toast To You

When The Saints Go Marchin’ In

 

FLAVOUR OF THE FIFTIES

At Last

Heartbreak Hotel

Rock Around The Clock

The Jazz Police

 

SENSATIONAL SIXTIES

Love Potion #9

Mercy Mercy Mercy

Mischievous Girl

Sidewinder

Soul Bossa Nova

Spinning Wheel

 

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