JEFF HOOPER AND THE FAT CHOPS BIG BAND
Formed in the mid-1990s, the Fat Chops Big Band is a highly accomplished line-up playing the modern big band repertoire. Guests with Fat Chops in concerts or on recordings have included the cream of British jazz musicians – Mark Nightingale, Alan Barnes, Peter King, Bruce Adams, etc. – plus such celebrated singers as Lee Gibson and Matthew Ford. This time it’s the international singing star Jeff Hooper who in his early days appeared with such legends as Matt Monro, Morecambe and Wise and Stephane Grappelli. His distinctive vocal style was honed in many years with the Syd Lawrence Orchestra.