What they say

What They Say

If you like our charts please let us know and if you have any constructive comments please let us know. Unfortunately the odd small error does creep through from time to time; if you spot one please contact ordershotshots@gmail.com so that it may be corrected.

Tony Destro, Atlantic City, US

Hi Peter,

Thank You so much I received everything and it all looks great. I received it on both e-mails so it looks like both work. I am confused but any way I really appreciate your help and patience. I really like the way your charts look and so does my band. We worked in the Casinos in Atlantic City for Trump for many years I am also an Elvis impersonator have a swing group and now a Jersey Boys group like Broadway. I will order more charts soon hope it goes a little smoother next time but Thanks again its probably my fault I am not the greatest at computers. I will tell every musician I know about your Company Thanks again Your friend Tony D.

Kelly Bates, UK.

Hello Peter,

Just want to say a huge thank you for your services. I will be wanting more arrangements writing up very soon if that’s ok.

Kind Regards,


Frank Vanbever, Belgium..

Hi Peter,

Thank You for the fantastic service.

Frank Vanbever,
The Cast Band
Brussels Belgium.

Dean Pratt, Australia.

Hi Peter,

Just wanted to let you know that the Bond charts are fantastic. We performed them for a function in Dubai, I haven’t played them yet with the full big band, we only had 2 trumpets, 2 bones and 2 saxes but I’m really looking forward to hearing them with the full band.

Terry Blalock, North Carolina, US.

Hi Peter,

Thanks for your good work and prompt service.

David Butcher, UK.

Hi Peter,

That’s brilliant – thank you so much for pressing ahead with these arrangements. I’m really impressed both with the quality and with how quickly you are able to produce the scores. Looking forward to the other two (Theme from Grease – Franki Valli).

Steve Liptrot, UK.

Many thanks again for an excellent service.

Alan Berry, West End Musical Director, London, UK.

Many thanks, these charts are great! Glad I found you – got me out of a bit of a hole!

Greg Stroud, Australia.

Just a quick thank you for the charts I purchased from you recently. We used
them for our school musical ( based on a Gatsby theme) and they worked
extremely well. Excellent band charts at a very reasonable price. We will
certainly be using some more of your charts in the future! Thanks again
(from down under Australia).

Peter Smart, UK.

These look great,  (Nothing But A Heartache, One Step Beyond, Night Boat To Cairo, I Put A Spell On You) …thanks..

You may recall you arranged Gloria Jones, Tainted Love… for us?  Its one of the most requested pieces in the pad…

Pam Robertson, UK.

Thanks Peter – much appreciated.  I am really impressed with your website and service and the arrangements are fab!  Thank you.


Ian Swatman, Canterbury, UK.

Peter, we did a session on our new charts on Tuesday – absolutely tremendous! They’ll all go in the set Saturday…

Robert Goodman

Thanks Peter, great arrangements, great price.

Kal Vaikla, singer/bandleader

Many thanks for all your help. Actually if it wasn’t for you, this band wouldn’t be going anywhere so a sincere thanks to you for all your help.

Scott Cowie, Presenter/Musician, Talk Music Podcast.

Charts are awesome Peter, thanks so much. Another order coming tomorrow.

Suzanne Donovan, Cardiff,

Just ordered another arrangement from you -We really love playing them!

Apollo Bigband, Berkshire, UK.

We played it last week and it went really really
well (Nobody Here But Us Chickens – Emelie-Claire Barlow).

Diane Robinson, Bambridge Academy, Northern Ireland.

Hi Peter, really appreciate your prompt service.

Rhydian Lewis, Vocalist, New South Wales, Australia.

Hello Peter, congrats on your charts. I used them blind with an in house gig last week and they worked really well thanks.

In The Groove Function Band, one of Britain’s top bands.

Listen to www.hotshotsmusic.com charts being played live on a gig. This band includes some of the country’s star singers, including Louise Warren, Lance Ellington (of BBC TV’s Strictly Come Dancing) and Daniel James. Here’s the soundcloud link: https://soundcloud.com/derek-lawton/sets/itg-live?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=email (please bear in mind it is just a feed taken off the desk but I think it shows firstly, what a great band and singers and secondly that hotshots music charts help produce a great sound. Thanks Derek Lawton for permission to use this.

Steve Liptrot

Many thanks again, Peter, for another great chart (You Are The Sunshine Of My Life)

Graham Murray

Lovely clear charts Peter. Great service, we’ll be back for lots more soon

George Auckland, Manchester.

This is a great chart (The Beat Goes On – Buddy Rich) note for note with the Buddy Rich/Cathy Rich version. I’ve just ordered 4 more charts from you it was so good!

Derek Lawton, In The Groove.

Great chart Peter!

This was recorded off the desk in Manchester the day after I bought it. We just ran it on the gig – so it shows it works!!

End of the night too!




Andy Stevenson

Thanks Peter, top service as ever.

Neil Shatliff

Just a quick message to thank you for the charts. They are fantastic, work really well.

Julian Godley

Brilliant, I look forward to coming back to you soon.

Steve Liptrot

Many thanks for another great arrangement..

Marvin Thomas, GoMagnifico Music, Wales

Thankyou so much, once again, for your prompt response and delivery – you’re a legend!

Ian Swatman, University Of Kent, UK

Peter, we’re loving the charts, they’ve all gone into our set. The funky numbers have given us a real variation to the swing part of our set, great for weddings/parties.

Reg Sylvester, Canada

I certainly appreciate you putting your talent to work to make all this music available to groups like ours, because where else are we going to find these pieces? I feel so lucky to have your charts in our folders, and I always feel confident that we’ll sound good when we play one of them.

So thanks, really.

Paul Wyer, Manchester

Thanks for the charts. They look great and very faithful to the arrangements I was looking for. Love the new look website too.

Paul Stone, singer  (12 special charts for Paul’s new album ‘The Reprise Of Swing)

Incredible talent and delivers exactly what it says on his musical tin. Peter is a pleasure to work with and ahead of the times with his approach to clients needs.

Easy to read, great charts! Being a pro horn himself he knows the script on the live scene and the charts show it. A great guy and a great talent that delivers every time.

Paul Stone

Paul Burnside, Utah USA (Recipe For Love, Hey Now, Holiday Road)
Peter, we performed these songs for 600 people last night and they were great. Everyone loved them, so thanks for writing them out for me.
Paul Riley, trombonist, Royal Engineers Regiment Bigband. “I cannot describe in words how impressed I am with Emily, (bigband trombone feature) I have gone through it a few times myself and it is truly great what you have achieved”.
Mike Richards Bigband, Kent. “I thought it was about time that I wrote and thanked you for the superb service, quality of the arrangements and value for money that you give.
In our Function Band “Firebird” over 75% of the arrangements that we use are from Hot Shots Music and they have all worked first time on gigs!

Keep up the good work”.

Paul Holgate. SoSinatra Tribute, UK’s top Ratpack tribute singer said:
“The Site looks good, Chart was great too thanks!” (Beyond the Sea)
Pete Moore Band, Hong Kong Said:
“Apart from your obvious skills as a gifted arranger, you have been fantastic at helping me take a song from the idea stage to a charted piece. Thanks for all your help”
Andy Stevenson, The Kommitments/ Amy Wynehouse Tributes said:
“Excellent service as ever”
Jack Shaunessy, Bournemeouth said:
“I thought I’d write to let you know how well your charts worked on our gig last Saturday, they brought the house down”
Lewis Fisher, London said:
“Thank you so much for a prompt response to everything! Really appreciated.”
Luke Anthony, London said:
“I appreciate your efficiency”
Margaret Alcock, Edinburgh said:
“You’re a star!”
Joe Fimmano, RF Entertainmemt, Sydney, Australia said:
“Peter, thankyou for the charts. I am a writer myself and these charts are great. I have bought charts from other competitors for much much more and the detail, with string parts, lyric sheets and overall writing of your charts are fantastic. I bought another version of Save the Last Dance – Buble- that cost me 10 times more with the promise of the string parts and the acoustic guit parts and they weren’t there, not transcripted at all. Great value for the work you’ve put in”.

Jeff Hooper – Swing Easy Band
Finding hotshots music couldn’t have been more timely. My 7-piece swing band has been the ‘tour band’ for the BBC Strictly Come Dancing UK Tour – so we were in the market for lots of new charts for the 62 dates this year, and similar next year!

Our gig pad now looks like the “Hotshots catalogue” which under the scrutiny of 7 seasoned pro musos is testament in itself.

We have commissioned Hotshots to arrange a few charts for exactly our line-up – and we are performing them regularly – and they work!

We will be talking to the guys about some charts for my big band – and are really excited about that!

The professionalism and great value of their products is so welcome to working bands who are trying to keep it live in this ever changing profession.

Long may the dots flow out of hotshots!
Thanks guys.