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Back for their fourth time at Jive Party, we’re truly delighted to have Sugar T and The Swells providing the entertainment for us this December, rounding out another year of the best live jive, swing and R&B in the Capital. Sugar T are one of the slickest, sexiest, most entertaining bands on the circuit! They deliver classic R’n’B and Rock’n’Roll of the 50s and 60s – the music of Etta James, Dinah Washington, Little Richard, Johnny Otis, Ray Charles et al – with a 21st century attitude. Equally at home in sweaty dive bars and clubs, dance halls, festivals, or swanky upscale private events, Sugar T and the Swells are guaranteed to get any audience off their feet and onto the dance floor.
The Swells were formed by bassist “Thump” Thompson (founder member of The Darts, who cut his teeth playing with John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf) and trumpeter and front man Ralph Lamb – a born showman who has worked with a host of stars including Tom Jones and Jamiroquai.
As usual the night kicks off with a jive class aimed at beginners followed by two sets from the band and DJs filling in.
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 our first Jive Party of 2020 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.