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.
Long-time favourites OO-BOP-SH’BAM have been recognised for some time as one of the best UK and European, 1950’s Style Rhythm and Blues, Jump Blues, boogie and Rock and Roll bands. They are based in London but have performed all over Europe at festivals and private parties.
They took their name from that great jazz classic by Dizzy Gillespie. The musicians in the band have all been influenced by those amazing 1950’s RnB and Swing bands that featured rocking rhythm sections and honking saxophones – artists like Wynonnie Harris, King Curtis, Roy Brown, Rosco Gordon, Fats Domino, Fats Waller and many others. The great blues nd rock n roll artists of those times like BB King, T Bone Walker, Johnny Guitar Watson, Elvis Presely, Bill Hayley and the Comets, Little Richard, and many more have all played their part in shaping the authentic sound of Oo-Bop-Sh’Bam!
Our April Jive Party will feature a beginners’ jive class and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from the band.
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 May 18th 2019 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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