Gwen Hughes & The Retro Kats
“Gwen Hughes & The Retro Kats” are the bee's knees of Gatsby bands bringing back Roaring 20s fun coupled with fresh takes on more contemporary music. This is a band that knows its onions when it comes to keeping the party hotsy-totsy. When you want to wear a boa and get a little zozzled – this band is the cat's (or maybe the KAT’S?!) pajamas.
Come experience the bygone era of Fedoras, cigarette holders and flappers. The 'Kats exhume the excellence of the past hits like "Cakewalkin Babies From Home" and "Sentimental Gentleman from Georgia" then move into crowd favorites like "I'll Fly Away" & "Butter Beans." The band delights in putting contemporary music in this retro setting - songs from ZZ Top, Macklemore & Lewis, Elle King (among others) make their way into the set list, too.
We will solicit audience requests in advance and perform them the same night. Additionally, we have special audience “games” like costume contests and dance-offs. We also have some fun 1920s & 1930s “history games” that bring to life the era that gave birth to jazz and Dixieland music.