March 19 2011: The Cadillac Kings

The Cadillac Kings

Following the normal format, our March Jive Party will feature a beginners’ jive class and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from The Cadillac Kings. “Featuring six of the UK’s top blues & roots musicians, The Cadillac Kings play music inspired by the sounds & styles of the ‘40s & ‘50s. A mix of mostly original songs with a few well-chosen covers from the likes of T-Bone Walker, Roy Brown & Champion Jack Dupree have made the band firm favourites on both the blues & jump-jive scenes. With their stunning musicianship & exciting stage act, this is a band that knows how to entertain audiences across the board, from arts centres to dance-halls, from intimate clubs to major festivals.”

Booking is advised as numbers will be limited.

 


February 12: Juke Joint Jump

Back again following on from a stupendous night in September, Juke Joint Jump will be heating up the Rivoli with another blast of good time jump jive, swing and old fashioned R&B. Taking their lead from Big Joe Turner, Wynonie Harris, Louis Jordan, Roy Brown, Bullmoose Jackson and Amos Milburn, the guys will be adding their own inimitable style on top, with even a touch of latin in some of the group’s self penned songs. At Jive Party, tracks from their album are regular favourites, including the title track ‘Woman Stop Flappin’ Yer Gums’!

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January 15: Ding Dong Daddios

Sat Jan 15 2011: Ding Dong Daddios Tickets on sale here.

Jive Party swings into the new year with the Ding Dong Daddios, bringing you the most dancable tunes from the swing heydays of the ’40s and ’50s.

Get ready to take a Choo Choo Ch’Boogie runaway train ride from Five Guys Named Mo all the way to Mac the Knife, passing through Istanbul (not Constantinople) on the way!

As usual there will be a Jive lesson for beginners to kick off the evening, then you can practice your dance skills on one of the best sprung maple dance floors in the country.

(We will do our utmost to stage the event as described but due to the possibility of bad weather or other circumstances beyond our control, details may change.)


Dec 18 2010: Tonight’s event and the snow

Stop press: unfortunately Laura B and the band have transport difficulties and will be replaced tonight by Gary Priestley and the Prime time Orchestra performing their Buble-esque show.
Come along for a great night!


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