Our Shows

Spatz & Co Showband is exactly that – a band for shows – and so our preferred direction is that of Concerts, Cabaret, Theatre and stage, although now and then we happily accept function style gigs where our music is used as background for buffet style receptions/ cocktail parties/ themed functions, weddings etc.

Our music spans 60 years from the late 1920’s to the 80’s, a period that was collectively so very rich in terms of melody, but also in terms of the musicianship of both writers and performers - indeed almost all of today’s popular music can be traced back to the influences that came out of that era.

Swing tempos, blues favourites; the best of melodic ballads, instrumental classics – all played with style, a sense of theatre and fun, and an obvious love of performance!

Our shows cater for a genuine mix of taste and musical style - from the purely instrumental music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and the Big Band era, to the strong vocals of Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin - to the later styles of James Last, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber, Monty Sunshine, and the songs of Ray Charles, Harry Nilsson, Gerry Rafferty, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Sting, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Michael Buble – all done to arrangements specifically written for our Showband ensemble and invariably performed with a Spatz & Co twist.

We may be only eight in number, but a typical concert will see us perform on up to 20 instruments ensuring constantly changing sounds and style of play – variety maintains audience interest, and the range of music covered ensures something for most tastes.

We appreciate that a show must be as compelling visually as it is musically – our stage sets are “dressed” to reflect the show theme or style of music being featured – we provide and use stage lighting and each playlist is carefully constructed to suit the particular audience or occasion.
Photography by James Bennett Studios, Emma Martin and David Gillan
For bookings or enquiries please contact Roy Mac - 07802 162 290 or roy@spatzandco.com