Fancy some dancing in the fabulous retro Rivoli Ballroom – with a live band, DJs filling in and a beginners’ jive lesson to kick the evening into swing? Our ever-popular monthly Saturday nights have a lively buzz, great jive, swing and original R&B music.
Jive Party is for beginners and experts alike, at The Rivoli Ballroom, Lewisham in London. We’re usually there on the 3rd Saturday in the month (exceptions being February and August). Jive Party is run by dance enthusiasts who book the venue and the bands, promote and organise the nights.
Click the artist’s names below for more details of each upcoming event.
The feedback was simply amazing after their first Jive Party gig in February 2018 and our only regret is it’s taken us so long to book these boys back for a repeat performance – all I can say they are a busy band and no wonder. Joey and the Jivers have distinguished music careers behind them and pride themselves on delivering a dynamic set of songs from the 50’s and 60’s with all the authentic sounds, feels and emotions from the heyday of rock an roll.
Band-leader Joey has a fine trained voice and loves to belt out out all the hits while at the same time his fingers fly over the keyboard of his piano. Joey is supported
by Sean on lead guitar, Steve on bass and Joe ‘the sticks’ on drums.
Joey and The Jivers come highly recommended by experienced dancers and as we’ve already seen, they will keep the Rivoli jumping and the floor packed.
JIVE CLASS FOR BEGINNERS
As usual, the night will feature a beginners’ jive class and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from the band.
Jive Party favourites and why not?? When you’re guaranteed a night of superb rockin’ and honkin’ rhythm and blues from Laura B and her 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.
Questions? Get in touch
All Jive Party enquiries: tel Graham 020 894 62664 or Ken on 020 8240 1548.
All Rivoli Ballroom enquiries not related to Jive Party: please contact the venue direct on 0208 692 5130.
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