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 Cadillac Kings are firm favourites on both the blues & jump-jive scenes, and tailor-made for the Rivoli Ballroom. Six of the UK’s top blues & roots musicians, playing hell for leather on the Rivoli stage – a recipe for an unforgettable night if you love to jive and swing your feet to rhythm n blues. The Cadillac Kings play music inspired by the sounds and styles of the ’40s & ’50s, with a mix of mostly original songs and a few well-chosen covers from the likes of T-Bone Walker, Roy Brown & Champion Jack Dupree.
“Now here’s that rare thing – a British band who can cut the mustard! Powered along by a top class rhythm section, with wild harp and standout guitar. Stick in their authentic hollering vocalist and you’ve got a pretty hot combo! They’re good!!” – Ken Smith, Red Lick Records
“Breath-taking West Coast swing, hugely enjoyable with brilliant vocals, excellent harp, guitar and keyboards and a rock solid rhythm section. In a word – exhilarating!”
Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain Magazine (Dragon Blues Fest. Wrexham)
“Entertaining, authentic & infectious – The Cadillac Kings’ high energy swinging R&B is enough to put a foaming head on a pint of real ale! This is pure good time music that left The Darlington Arts Centre audience dizzy, long after they’d left the building.”
Darrell Parsons, Blues in Britain
“The Cadillac Kings have amassed a large following which is entirely down to their own special brand of no-nonsense musicianship and sheer hard work. On-stage you get nothing less than 100 % from this band.
These guys swing like they were born in the trees!”
Judge Jones, Blues Freepress, Hull
As usual the evening starts with a jive class aimed at beginners, followed by a DJ set, two sets from the band and a final hour of DJ’ing to 1am. Licenced bar.
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.
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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