Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats are a versatile 3 to 7-piece band, depending on budget and musical needs playing Big Band Swing, Retro Swing, Blues, Rockabilly and 50s Oldies. The group plays everything from Benny Goodman and Louis Prima to Muddy Waters, Big Joe Turner, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimmy Reed, and Chuck Berry to Elvis, and has released 4 critically acclaimed CDs. Flattop Tom has played venues such as The Rose Bowl, The House of Blues, and The Derby, as well as corporate and private parties, and weddings. To watch video clips of live performances at the above mentioned clubs and elsewhere, visit Flattoptom Dot Com, where you can also listen to sound clips. This band will rock your socks off. You cannot hear this music and not want to dance.
Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats are a group of energetic, talented musicians dedicated to keeping traditional Swing and Blues alive since 1992. In addition to being the band leader, Flattop Tom is a professional swing dancer who performed in the movies Swingers, and Shout! with John Travolta, and performs live dance exhibitions on most shows. Professional swing dancers can also be included to add to the atmosphere, as well as teaching a basic swing dance lesson, if desired. The band can provide a complete PA system and play CDs or iPods during breaks.
The band has shared billing with The Beach Boys, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Royal Crown Review, The Black Crows, Kim Wilson, William Clarke, Rod Piazza, Charlie Musselwhite, Billy Boy Arnold, Taj Mahal, James Intveld, James Harmon, The Palladins, Bill Elliott Swing Orchestra, Jan & Dean, Dick Dale and many others. Other venues the band has played include Angel Stadium, Doheny Blues Festival, Long Beach Blues Festival, Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Festival, Redondo Beach Lobster Festival, BB King's, Blues Hall in Athens, Greece, Club Daddy-O in Vancouver, Canada, and countless others.
Flattop Tom and His Jump Cats have placed many songs in movies including Baby Mama, Three Weddings And A Funeral, Mama Mia, and others.
Flattop Tom is one of the top harmonica players in the world and has been sponsored by Hohner Harmonicas since 1994.