Next Event: Sugar T and the Swells: Saturday January 21st 2017
Tickets on sale now, see calendar below for full details.
Re-booked on the strength of their brilliant first appearance at Jive Party in April 2016, we’re truly delighted to host Sugar T and the Swells once again: one of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit! They deliver classic R’n’B and Rock’n’Roll of the 50s and 60s – the music of Etta James, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, Ray Charles et al – with a 21st century attitude. Equally at home in sweaty dive bars and clubs, dance halls, festivals, or swanky upscale private events, Sugar T and the Swells are guaranteed to get any audience off their feet and onto the dance floor.
The Swells were formed by bassist “Thump” Thompson (founder member of The Darts, who cut his teeth playing with John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf) and trumpeter and front man Ralph Lamb – a born showman who has worked with a host of stars including Tom Jones and Jamiroquai. Check them out here.
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 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.
High octane swinging jazz and blues from this six piece band.
One Jump Ahead are led by singer, saxophonist and songwriter, Kit Packham, accompanied by piano, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet and another saxophone. Kit has composed plenty of his own, critically acclaimed material but normally concentrates on the well-known “covers”, which encourage everyone to dance. At clubs, festivals, dances and other public events he mixes in more original compositions – or some of his wry updated lyrics to jazz standards.
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 many superb original numbers with lyrics that always raise a smile.
Check them out for yourself at www.onejumpahead.co.uk
Oo-Bop-Sh’Bam is without a doubt one of the most exciting and energetic RnB, Boogie, Jump Blues Bands in Europe. 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 and Roll and Jazz festivals in Europe with their unique blend of Jive, Blues, Rock and Roll and Jazz.
The Musicians, all top professionals, have worked with Freddy Mercury, Joe Jackson, Allison Moyet, Hubert Sumlin, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant, Scotty Moore, Alvin Lee, Tony Bennet, Tom Jones and many more.
Our April Jive Party will feature a beginners’ jive class and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from the band.