KAI Hoffman is drawn to voices.

The jazz and cabaret singer was drawn to her first voice when she was 16-years-old.

Originally from Boston, Kai who now lives in London,explained the first voice she heard which hit all the right notes was Ella Fitzgerald.

The second voice was Jerry Lee Lewis singing ‘Great Ball of Fire’, followed by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, Elvis and Fats Domino.

She said: “I realised I wanted to be a jazz singer when I listened to Ella Fitzgerald. I could feel the love in her voice and as a teenager her voice got to me.

“I loved the sound of her voice, it was if she had a smile on her face when she was singing.

“I was brought up watching the Hollywood movies like The King and I and The Wizard of Oz. I used to sing in a choir at school and when I went to college I studied classical music. It wasn’t until my early 20s when I had come to London and was playing in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra I rediscovered jazz singing.”

This passion for jazz singer and rock ‘n’ roll from the 1950s, has got Kai where she is today.

And that is having been jiving, rocking and swinging in the UK for over ten years with Kai Hoffman and her Kombo.

She said: “I love performing in front of a live audience. I love being in front of people and seeing their reactions to a show full of jive, Boogie-Woogie, rock ‘n’ roll and lindey hop.”

Kai has released two solo albums, the first called Hey Boy! Hey Girl! which is duet with her and Ray Gelato and the Giants.

The second is called Luckiest Girl Alive, which features 14 tracks.

You can now hear and see Kai Hoffman and her Kombo as they will be at the Westlands (Cabaret and dance floor) in Yeovil at 8pm on Saturday, February 16.

But what can the audience expect? Kai said: “I hope they have a fantastic night out and can have a dance if they want. It will be a great show to listen to.”

This event has cabaret style seating around a large dance floor. Band from 8pm. Pre-show dining is available from 5.30pm

Tickets £15. Book online at westlandsyeovil.co.uk or call 01935 422884.