Muthaiga Country Club Centenary Ball 2013 British Rat Pack

The Sensational British Rat Pack‘s Legend of Swing vocal cast of Paul Hayden, Joe Corrigan, George Anthony, Val Kelly and Kirsty Elsley entertain members of the Muthaiga Country Club who celebrated their Centenary Ball 2013.

Centenary Ball 2013
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British Rat Pack News

British Rat Pack Legend of Swing Live CD released

Swinging news as Legend of Swing CD “Live at the Grove” is now available on-line at the following link; British Rat Pack on the ITunes Store.

This is a Live recording from the Legend of Swing premier!
The CD has a fresh British lilt with swing music at its core from inception to Vegas while continuing  into this millennium.

Hosted by Paul-Hayden with the fabulous performances of Joe Corrigan, George Anthony, Val Kelly, Ian Gomes with the Legend of Swing orchestra.

The Legend of Swing CD can now be purchased on ITunes

Tracks include;

1 Birth of the Blues

2 He’s a Tramp

3 Mr Bo Jangles

4 Pennies for Heaven

5 Cry Me a River

6 Kick in the Head

7 Me and My Shadow

8 My Baby Just Cares for Me

9 Nice and Easy

10 Let There Be Love

11 Moon Dance

12 Minnie the Moocher

13 Leroy Brown

14 The Lady Is a Tramp

15 Mack the Knife

16 Sing Sing Sing (Instrumental)

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Legend of Swing, British Rat Pack, Trade Mark

The British Rat Pack and Legend of Swing deliver fabulous shows every time! Our name is our trade mark Official document enclosed.

Allowing Swing Musicians and performers to continue Trading Rat Pack style shows without hindrance 🙂
For our public/clients; We endeavour to stop others trading on our concise name and excellent reputation.

The Rat Pack trade mark removed

Paul-Hayden of The Legend of Swing and British Rat Pack Shows has gained the “British Rat Pack” trademark! The opposition, Flying Music have had “The Rat Pack” trademark removed.

Paul-Hayden exclaims; “Though the British Rat Pack are not tribute artists this will allow anyone freedom to trade using “Rat Pack” in their title. Which is good news all round for the entertainment industry”!

The Rat Pack is Back!

After their recent tour The British Rat Pack and Legend of Swing shows have now gained a much larger following. Paul-Hayden’s original production has created ripples far beyond the Rat Pack tribute industry as this was the first show to cover various swing music from the begining to current day.

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“Swing music has continued to evolve as this show has proven beginning at the Cross Roads in the 1920’s with an acappella of “Hush” Paul-Hayden exclaims. “I wanted the Legend of Swing show to include music that has constantly been over looked such as He’s a tramp by Peggy Lee. Leroy Brown which is a Rat Pack classic and How do you keep the music playing by Tony Bennett”.

The set often changed to include other amazing songs as well as the following;

Birth of the blues (Sammy Davies Jnr). Let there be love (Nat King Cole). Sway (Dean Martin). Pennies from Heaven (Louis Armstrong). Cry me a river (Michael Bublé). Mr Bo Jangles (Sammy Davies Jnr). Nice and easy (Frank Sinatra). My baby just cares for me (Nina Simone). Moon dance (Van Morrison. Michael Bublé). Me and my shadow (Frank Sinatra). Minnie the moocher (Cab Calloway).Sing sing sing (Benny Goodman). Send in the clowns (Stephen Sondheim). Berkeley Square (Bobby Darin). L O V E (Nat King Cole). Night and day (Cole Porter Frank Sinatra). Witchcraft & You make me feel so young (The Rat Pack). Fly me to the moon (Frank Sinatra). I’m lost (Nat King Cole). In the wee small hours (Frank Sinatra). Till (Tony Bennet. Ain’t that a kick in the head (The Rat Pack). Leroy Brown (The Rat pack). The lady is a tramp (The Rat pack). Mack the knife (Bobby Darin).

Legend of Swing website
Legend of Swing - From the Cross Roads to Vegas

Having finished the tour the show can be booked by contacting; UK 01438 833222 and via
There is also some fabulous video footage of the show that can be viewed on both the Legend of Swing and British Rat Pack websites.

Bournemouth, Whats On

The massive “Legend of Swing”
Bournemouth Pavilion     Friday 22nd July 2011  7.30pm
Box Office: 0844 576 3000
Link to (Bournemouth Pavilion Seating Plan)

Swing sensation Paul-Hayden of The British Rat Pack Presents; A massive cast of 25 in the much acclaimed “Legend of Swing” show. This show will take you on a breath taking journey performing the greatest swing hits and music ever written.

Cry me a River, Mack the Knife, He’s a Tramp, In the Mood, New York, Fly me to the Moon, are brought to life by the UK’s finest swing vocalists Paul-Hayden, Joe Corrigan, George Anthony, Val Kelly along with a truly amazing 16 piece BBC / Westend Big Band and special guests including the stunning Vegas Show Girls.

The Legend of Swing charts the most incredible story of Swing music – from The Birth of the Blues to Big Bands including the captivating music that found its homeland in Las Vegas. This fabulous show has everything from Sinatra to Bublé and should not to be missed!


Corporate Entertainment

The Fabulous Legend of Swing show by Paul-Hayden of the British Rat Pack literally  rocked or rather swung Leamington Spa theatre last night with such an incredible cast of high end corporate entertainers that included Paul-Hayden, Joe Corrigan, George Anthony, Val Kelly and special guest Kirsty, The Legend of Swing  orchestra and Vegas Show girls proved that a non tribute show was the best thing happening in swing music for music lovers.

Revellers were blown away by the live music entertainment that this production offered and delivered.

The charming Paul-Hayden gave a prequel of the forth coming performance as the show opened with the acappella “Hush” highlighting the pure vocal talent that was in store for those in attendance.

These Head line soloists proved so much amazing talent with mind blowing harmonies as a vocal unit as well as incredible solo performers.

This show had a class above all other swing shows. The natural fun on stage filled the theatre while in addition the Big Swing Band /Orchestra were mind blowing, punchy and concise.

As far as journeys are concerned The Legend of Swing show covered everything from the 1920’s Crossroads into this millennium. They brought to life in a very unique way the smash hits that were made famous by Billie Holliday, Glenn Miller, Marilyn Monroe and The Rat Pack.

There were no pretentious tribute performances as this entertaining show is fit to bring Las Vegas into this millennium.

Val Kelly bounced the house with Peggy Lee’s “He’s a tramp”. George Anthony grooved the audience with Nat King Coles “Pennies from Heaven”. Joe Corrigan rocked the boat with Bublé’s “Cry me a river”, while Paul Hayden truly punched out “That’s life” in a unique manner that the great Frank Sinatra would have been proud of.

The Legend of Swing show has always incorporated some very special guests along the way including; Ian Gomes, Mim Grey and on this occasion the fabulous Kirsty singing “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” with gorgeous burlesque show girls amongst others on stage that brought the house down.

The Legend of Swing orchestra are a real who’s who when it comes to the support they have given to many celebrities as BBC and Westend musicians. This great sixteen piece Big Band was led by the brilliant Musical Director “Duncan Lamont” who opened the second set with beautiful instrumental renditions of “Glenn Miller’s” Sing sing sing and In the mood.

The Legend of Swing production was written by Paul Gittins and co director Joe Corrigan. It has continually pulled in an incredible line up of the United Kingdom’s top corporate vocal entertainers, a blistering big band orchestra and fabulous dancing show girls from the Vegas Show Girl act.

After the show at Leamington, Paul announced that this production will now be made available to the high end of corporate entertainment and party planning sector which is the music entertainment industry from which he is accustomed having performed for Royalty, Coutts and the like.

“Though we have always blown away all audiences in attendance at the theatres, this production only came to light because of our successfully working the corporate entertainment sector. Therefore it is only right after this tour that the high end of corporate entertainment and hospitality should benefit from the Legend of Swing production”.

We say “That if you the public want to see a show that has cost many thousands in the making then go to the final public showing in Bournemouth on the 22nd July because unless as with the previously entertained Coutts top 80 who make a cool £ million on every heart beat you will probably not get the chance to see the show again unless on television”.

The Legend of Swing show corporate entertainment that was made available to the masses with our compliments and those compliments of corporate entertainment companies.

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and to contact.

Telephone Paul Gittins U.K. Production on; 44  (0) 1438 833222




Leamington Spa Theatre tickets selling fast

The fabulous Legend of Swing tickets for this Saturdays show on the 28th of May are selling fast, like hot cakes.

This Massive swing production by Paul-Hayden of the British Rat Pack has been and continues to blow audiences away with some of the greatest live performances, songs and orchestrations ever performed this millennia.

These high end corporate entertainers supported by an amazing sixteen piece BBC Westend orchestra and Las Vagas Show Girls are not to be missed as the show covers everything that is great in swing music from; The Rat Pack, Billie Holliday, Nina Simone, Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, Glenn Miller, Nat King Cole,  Bobby Darin, Tony Bennett to current day chart smashes “Cry me a river” by Michael Bublé.

Forcasting a full house now is the time to contact the box office for an unbelievable night out.  Telephone 01926 334418 or go online at Leamington Royal Spa Theatre