The Hotshots perform a mix of swing, blues and rock ‘n roll which has seen them become the go-to band of the underground swing scene in Cape Town.

They have performed for many Speak-Easy and prohibition-themed parties and for corporate events including the Playboy South Africa V.I.P. Media Launch and the launch of Ryk Neethling’s Red Wine at Val de Vie.

The Hotshots is fronted by vocalist, Haydn Gardner, whose passion for this genre of music is matched only by his beautiful tone and suave, swingin’ attitude! Haydn is backed by some of the top musicians in Cape Town: Jason Reolon (keyboard/piano), Dan Shout (saxophone), Romy Brauteseth (double bass) and Jonno Sweetman (drums).

The main goal of the Hotshots is to have a good time and to teleport their listeners on a journey; bringing new, fresh life to old jazz standards whilst re-arranging modern hits with more swingin’, funkier grooves!


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