No stranger to The Rivoli as the big, gutsy, powerful and energetic blues shouting frontman of OoBopSh’Bam!, Jackson returns for the third time fronting his own fantastic band Jackson Sloan & The Rhythmtones.
Jackson Sloan, over the years, has built up a reputation as an exceptionally talented and gifted frontman. Jackson’s love of the music evolved from his parents record collection which led to Jackson attending live gigs both in his own home town of Southend-on-Sea, all over Essex, London and Europe.
“The 100 Club, London was my spiritual home, where I could get up close to my heros, the great blues shouters, Jimmy Witherspoon, Eddie Cleanhead Vinson, Jay Mcshann, Memphis Slim, Champion Jack Dupree, Big Joe Williams. Along with becoming a record collector, this became my passion to try to emulate these great musicians and voices, I got to meet the musicians and talk to them personally – I felt very privileged”
Check out the music for yourself at www.jacksonsloan.com
And yes you can help us to kick the evening into swing by joining in with our warm-up jive dance class for beginners. The class is included in the ticket price and starts at around 8:30pm.