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.
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Back for a second appearance this year after storming the Rivoli in February, JG & the Ultimates provide the blistering rockin’ rhythm & blues on June 15th 2019. The band is fronted by guitarist, Jay Gipson who has been performing for 30 years in a variety of bands, guises & genres. If anyone knows how to put on a show and keep the dance floor full, it’s Jay.
“It wasn’t until I began to play at the many vintage events that I discovered there was this whole community of people who danced jive, lindy and swing and were also so enthused and dedicated to the ‘Vintage’ sound, dance, era & lifestyle.”
Says Jay, “I’ve always loved ‘blues, jazz & soul’ of all kinds and it’s what I’ve listened to and been into the most since I first picked up a guitar. But it wasn’t until I began to play at the many vintage events that I discovered there was this whole community of people who danced jive, lindy and swing and were also so enthused and dedicated to the ‘Vintage’ sound, dance, era and lifestyle.”
The music and style of ‘JG & the Ultimates’ is immersed in the retro sounds of the 50’s & 60’s but with a strong leaning towards the bluesy side of rock & roll, jump blues & R&B. The band comprises seasoned musicians who also have played and play for a long list of other well known artists including the Drifters, The Four Tops, Mike Sanchez, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Laura B, The Drugstore Cowboys, Si Cranstoun, Dexter Shaw, West Weston, Ray Gelato, Jools Holland Orchestra, JD McPherson and Barrence Whitfield.
Our June Jive Party will feature a beginners’ jive class and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from the band.
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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