Next Event: Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones – Saturday September 16th 2017
Tickets on sale now, see calendar below for full details.
No stranger to The Rivoli as the big, gutsy, powerful and energetic blues shouting frontman of OoBopSh’Bam!, Jackson returns for the fourth 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 his own home town of Southend-on-Sea, all over Essex, London and Europe.
“The 100 Club, London was my spiritual home, where I could get up close to my heros, the great blues shouters, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Jay Mcshann, Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, Big Joe Williams. Along with becoming a record collector, this became my passion to try to emulate these great musicians and voices, I got to meet the musicians and talk to them personally – I felt very privileged”
Check out the music for yourself at www.jacksonsloan.com
And yes you can help us to kick the evening into swing by joining in with our warm-up jive dance class for beginners. The class is included in the ticket price and starts at around 8:30pm.
Another 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 on vocals and some of the best authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe whose credentials speak for themselves. Comprised of members from many bands who have played the circuit across the UK, Europe, USA and even Japan. Laura’s all-star band includes members of Ocean’s Seven, Juke Joint Jump, Sugar Ray’s Flying Fortress, The Big Six, Alabama Slammers, The Mike Sanchez Band and Jools Holland’s R’n’B Orchestra, to name but a few. Also featuring the amazing Chris Corcoran on guitar, Lady Laura and the guys guarantee a big beat sound and performance to match many of the great R’n’B artistes of the fifties. Why not check them out at www.laurab-music.co.uk
As usual the night kicks off with a jive class aimed at beginners followed by two sets from the band and DJs filling in. Booking recommended.