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The Revolutionaires
Mar 21 @ 8:00 pm – Mar 22 @ 1:00 am

Jumpin’ Hot 50’s Rhythm n Blues!

Established within the ‘hotbed’ of the North East music scene in the UK, the Revolutionaires power out jumpin’ hot rhythm & blues in their own indomitable hard hitting style. And there’s better place to appreciate this band than The Rivoli Ballroom, with its unique interior and spacious dance floor where you can strut you stuff in true 50’s style.

Over the last decade The Revolutionaires have established themselves on the UK and European Rockin’ circuit, as well as the Blues scene. They have toured extensively both home and abroad, performing at festivals alongside artistes such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Sting, Tom Jones, Hugh Laurie, Jimmie Vaughan, Robert Cray, Walter Trout, Eric Bibb, Albert Lee, Snake Davis and Dave Edmunds.

Think Louis Jordan, Big Joe Turner, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Roy Brown. Then mix in some harder and more aggressive influences from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Duke Robillard, Jools Holland and Mike Henderson – now you’re getting close to the sound.

The band has recorded five CDs to date, containing a collection of Hot Rockin’ R&B tracks. Each CD captures the ‘rawness’ and sheer energy of the band, who like to give their performances a ‘hard-edged’ vibe!

So ‘get yourself down’ to the Rivoli on March 21st, ’cause, in the words of the Ronnie Molleen tune…

….” We’ll be rockin’ up a storm tonight! “

Jive DJs, a beginner’s jive class, 2 licenced bars and the amazing interior of the Rivoli add to the enjoyment of the night.


Phot0: John Ashton
Sarah Mai and her band
Apr 18 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 1:00 am

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.

April 18: Sarah Mai

Introducing the second new band of the year to Jive Party: Sarah Mai! New to us but not new to the music scene, Sarah is a massive fan of vintage music and dancing so she’s going to fit right in. With a powerful yet velvety voice, she knows how to deliver a song with passion and energy and supported by her excellent rock n roll musicians on bass, piano, sax and drums you are guaranteed a great night if you love your swing, jive and rock n roll.

For a sample, check out the band on YouTube.

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.