Next Event: Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift – Saturday July 15th 2017
Tickets on sale now, see calendar below for full details.
Fronted by vocalist Miss Annie, The Midnight Shift are a 1950’s-style 7-piece roots rhythm & Blues band. It’s the band’s first Jive Party gig and we can’t wait to hear them on the Rivoli stage. We’ve been playing their CD at Jive Party for some time; now we get the real thing.
The band features tenor and baritone saxes, guitar, piano, double bass and drums – plus highly stylish Miss Annie whose incredible voice is like Ruth Brown, Etta James, Irma Thomas, Lavern Baker and Annie Laurie rolled into one!
Making a very welcome return to the Rivoli stage this August, Boston, Massachusetts-born Kai Hoffman is a versatile, vivacious performer inspired by the sounds of the 1950s whose music possesses, in the words of one critic, “an insatiable joie-de-vivre rare in these cynical times” (Stephen Graham, Marlbank).
Her second solo album, Luckiest Girl Alive – a mixture of rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll, with a dose of ’50s New Orleans thrown in – ranked in the top ten by Blues Matters Magazine, and is “…ideal for a good ol’ knees up or rollicking shimmy on the dance floor…” according to London Jazz News.
Having toured and recorded with Ray Gelato and the Giants and sung with the fantastic rhythm and blues aces Blue Harlem, Kai is fast gaining a reputation as an electric live act, now backed by her Kombo, all seasoned musicians in the jazz, jive and rythmn n blues styles. Not only and extremely talented vocalist, Kai is also a keen lindy hopper, and has performed for dancers at many well-known UK venues and events. She has also been gaining steady international acclaim, with two recent shows at the Metropolitan Room in New York City – the #1 jazz and cabaret room in New York – and performances at the Blue Note Milano, the Rome Rockabilly Festival, Vintage in Porto in Genoa, and the European Jazz Expo.
Jive DJs, a beginner’s jive class, 2 licenced bars and the amazing interior of the Rivoli add to the enjoyment of the night.