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.
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.
Fronted by vocalist Miss Annie, The Midnight Shift are a Bournemouth-based 1950’s-style 7-piece roots rhythm & Blues band who have headlined at Jive Party on a number of occasions and we can’t wait to hear and see them back on the Rivoli stage.
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!
The combination of Miss Annie’s belting voice, the wailing horns and the thumping rhythm section gives this band an authentic sound of explosive 1950s Rhythm & Blues!!! Not a night to be missed if you love your jive and original roots R&B.
Jive DJs, a beginner’s jive class, 2 licenced bars and the amazing interior of the Rivoli add to the enjoyment of the night.
Back for their fourth time at Jive Party, we’re truly delighted to have Sugar T and The Swells providing the entertainment for us this December, rounding out another year of the best live jive, swing and R&B in the Capital. Sugar T are 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.
As usual the night kicks off with a jive class aimed at beginners followed by two sets from the band and DJs filling in.
Fancy putting on your glad rags and dancing in the fabulous retro Rivoli Ballroom – with a live band, DJs and a beginners’ jive lesson to kick the evening off? Our ever-popular monthly Jive Parties have a lively buzz, and the best jive, swing and original R&B music around.
Peachy Beat will be providing the live music on our first Jive Party of 2020 at The Rivoli. Peachy Beat came about through a shared love of Rock ‘n’ Roll – the band lives and breathes the music of the 1950s and 60s, between them having performed in many No. 1 National shows including Dreamboats & Petticoats, Cilla The Musical and Roll Over Beethoven. Their repertoire features the biggest hits of an era that knew how to party, from the classic Rock ’n’Roll of Elvis and Little Richard to the
unforgettable sound of The Everly Brothers, Motown’s finest and much more. Their female lead vocalist doubles on tenor sax and with their signature three part harmonies, Peachy Beat recreate that timeless jiving groove that is guaranteed to keep you on the dance floor.
So come along to the iconic chandeliered, totally unique Rivoli Ballroom, soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the music, and dance the night away.
As usual the night kicks off with a jive class aimed at beginners (8:30pm-9pm) followed by two sets from the band and DJs filling in.
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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