Events Diary

Kit Packham 'One Jump Ahead', the Rivoli Ballroom Jive Party

Jan 16th 2016: Kit Packham’s One Jump Ahead

High octane swinging jazz and blues from this seven-piece band led by vocalist and saxophonist Kit Packham. The band has an amazing horn section and their repertoire extends from Rat Pack numbers and jump/jive rhythm & blues to classic rock’n’roll songs and self-penned numbers with lyrics that always raise a smile. Highly recommended. Check them out for yourself at www.onejumpahead.co.uk

Laura B and her Band at The Rivoli Ballroom

December 19th 2015: Laura B & Her Band

If advance sales is showing closed, don’t worry, we have tickets for sale on the door tonight… come on down. Once again we can look forward to a night of brilliant rockin’ and honkin’ rhythm and blues from Laura B and her superb septet, in the upbeat style of Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle and Lavern Baker. This eight-piece good time, Rhythm and Blues/Swing band features the extraordinarily talented Laura B...

Oobopsh'bam at The Rivoli

November 21st 2015: Oo-Bop-Sh’Bam!

Oo-Bop-Sh’Bam!, without a doubt one of the most exciting and energetic RnB, Boogie, Jump Blues Bands in Europe, return to make the dark November night a helluva lot brighter. We’ll be reliving the good time spirit of ‘rent party’ rhythm n blues and reviving the days of honkin’ hollerin’ rock and roll from the 50’s. The band have become Festival Favourites headlining at many of the top Jive, Blues, Rock...

Si Cranstoun at The Rivoli Ballroom

October 17: Si Cranstoun

‘Wow !! How Good Is Si Cranstoun !!’ – Chris Evans on the Radio 2 breakfast show And how good indeed having scored three hits on the Radio 2 play list on Warner Records with his fusion of Vintage Pop & Motown. Hailed as the ‘King Of Vintage’ by The Express & with a powerhouse voice that’s been compared to Jackie Wilson, Si unashamedly writes tunes with that familiar vibe...

The Cadillac Kings

September 19th 2015: The Cadillac Kings

“The Cadillac Kings have got it all – A guitar player whose T-Bone Walker licks and cranky chordings sound as natural as his piercing slashing south Louisiana sound. A harp player who can make it bark and yelp and still get soulful in the solos. A rhythm section that adds a rich lushness to the whole thing. A piano player whose main aim in life is to shorten the gap...

captain-redeye

August 22 2015: Captain Redeye and The Hoods

It’s a big fat welcome to Captain Redeye and the Hoods who are making their debut for Jive Party at the Rivoli Ballroom this August. (Please note it’s the 4th Saturday in August not the usual 3rd Sat). Forged in the gin-joints and speakeasies of Leeds in early 2001, Captain Redeye and the Hoods are purveyors of highly-refined vintage Gangster Swing, taking a heavy influence from the bands of the...

laura-b

Sat July 18 2015: Laura B & Her Band

This eight-piece good time, Rhythm and Blues/Swing band features the extraordinarily talented Laura B on vocals. Look forward to a night of brilliant rockin’ and honkin’ rhythm and blues from Laura B and her superb septet, in the upbeat style of Ruth Brown, Big Maybelle and Lavern Baker. Laura’s band features some of the best authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe whose credentials speak for themselves. Comprised of...

metrotones

Saturday June 13th 2015: The Metrotones

The Metrotones have been making great Doo-Wop sounds since 1990 and they know how to put on a polished note-perfect performance, as seen last October at their first live show for Jive Party at The Rivoli. We’re delighted to welcome them back and rest assured, the vocalists are backed by a great line up of musicians including bass, sax, piano, guitar and drums. If you like your Doo-Wop you’re certainly...

Mez and the Fezzes, Jive Party - Rivoli Ballroom

Saturday May 16 2015: Mez & The Fezzes

This seven-piece rocking Rhythm & Blues /Swing band has an all-star line up of Europe’s most accomplished Rhythm & Blues and Jazz musicians. Led by drummer Mez Clough, the Fezzes comprises members of The Jools Holland R&B Orchestra, the Si Cranstoun Band and Madness’s horn section and between them they have played live and recorded with BB King, Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, Solomon Burke and Imelda May to name but...

jackson-sloan

April 18th 2015: Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones

No stranger to The Rivoli as the big, gutsy, powerful and energetic blues shouting frontman of OoBopSh’Bam!, Jackson returns for the third time fronting his own fantastic band Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones. Jackson Sloan, over the years, has built up a reputation as an exceptionally talented and gifted frontman. Jackson’s love of the music evolved from his parents record collection which led to Jackson attending live gigs both in...