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April 16th 2022: Laura B plus Special Guests

Our December 2021 Jive Party WAS all set to be better than ever because not only was Laura B back with her fabulous band, but she’d invited special guests.

The good news is that it’s been rescheduled for April 16th 2022!

Joining Laura on-stage for a blistering night of good time, jive, swing and R&B will be Ian Gillon Jr (a hot Jive Party favourite already as leader of his own band Juke Joint Jump) and Jackson Sloane (lead singer with The Rhythmtones and also no stranger to The Rivoli). Jackson and Laura put on a spectacular show together at the Twinwood Festival 2021. If you were there you won’t want to miss!

You’d have to be comatose not to enjoy this line-up with some of the very best musicians in the country recreating that authentic 50’s sound. Couple that with  the iconic chandeliered, totally unique Rivoli Ballroom, for a perfect run-up to your festive celebrations.

The night kicks off with a jive class aimed at beginners (8:30pm-9pm).

Our admission price is slighly higher this month, to cover the costs of extra musicans.

Cancellations: If the event cannot go ahead as planned, we will re-allocate your tickets to a future Jive Party event. If you are not happy with that you can let us know and we will refund you the cost of your ticket.

COVID-19: Your ticket purchase is subject to acceptance and compliance with any government rules or recommendations that may apply on the date of the event. You may be asked to prove your COVID vaccination full-dose status. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, been told to self-isolate or believe you may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 then please do not attend. Contact us beforehand and we can move your ticket to another date.

Ian Gillon at The Rivoli
Jackson Sloane
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March 19th 2022: The Cadillac Kings

For our March JIVE PARTY we’re thrilled to welcome back The Cadillac Kings to the Rivoli stage.

Tailor-made for the Rivoli Ballroom, the Cadillac Kings are firm favourites on both the blues & jump-jive scenes. 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.

If the event cannot go ahead as planned, we will re-allocate your tickets to a future Jive Party event. If you are not happy with that you can let us know and we will refund you the cost of your ticket.

COVID-19: Your ticket purchase is subject to acceptance and compliance with any government rules or recommendations that may apply on the date of the event. In addition you may be asked to prove your vaccination status. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, been told to self-isolate or believe you may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 then please do not attend. Contact us beforehand and we can move your ticket to another date.

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Feb 12th 2022: Ruby and The Dukes

Our February JIVE PARTY heralds the return of the Ruby and The Dukes!

The band, fronted by lead singer Ruby who hails from Lithuania, specialises in 40’s & 50’s RocknRoll, Blues, RnB, Rockabilly and Retro Swing – playing classics by Ruth Brown, Varetta Dillard, Etta James, Wanda Jackson, LaVern Baker, Koko Taylor, Little Richard and Bill Haley to contemporary hits by Imelda May, the Stray Cats and The Postmodern Jukebox.

The 5-piece band also features the vintage Gretsch guitar of Chris Thorn. Highly experienced on the 6-string, Chris has played the world stage at Glastonbury, supported the Yellow Jackets, recorded a live album at Ronnie Scott’s and played played live with chart toppers Mint Royale! Chris’s love of vintage guitars and classic valve amps has always complemented his natural tone and feel, perfectly suited to playing the blues, swing and rock’n’roll with Ruby and The Dukes.

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.

If the event cannot go ahead as planned, we will re-allocate your tickets to a future Jive Party event. If you are not happy with that you can let us know and we will refund you the cost of your ticket.

Check the band out on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn0_Mb8kS78

COVID-19:
 Your ticket purchase is subject to acceptance and compliance with any government rules or recommendations that may apply on the date of the event. In addition you may be asked to prove your vaccination status. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, been told to self-isolate or believe you may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 then please do not attend. Contact us beforehand and we can move your ticket to another date.

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Jan 15th 2022: Joey and The Jivers – postponed.

Sadly our January JIVE PARTY with the magnificent Joey & The Jivers has had to be postponed to a future date. Tickets already sold will be reallocated to our event on February 12th. If that is not acceptable to you, you can ask for a refund by sending your name and booking reference to contact@jiveparty.com

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Dec 18th: Laura B plus Special Guests – postponed

Our December Jive Party WAS all set to be better than ever because not only was Laura B back with her fabulous band, but she’d invited special guests!

Sadly the event has had to be postponed until April 16th 2022. If you have already purchased a ticket, look out for a replacement heading your way by email – or you can request a refund.

Anyway… Joining Laura on-stage for a blistering night of good time, jive, swing and R&B will be Ian Gillon Jr (a hot Jive Party favourite already as leader of his own band Juke Joint Jump) and Jackson Sloane (lead singer with The Rhythmtones and also no stranger to The Rivoli). Jackson and Laura put on a spectacular show together at the Twinwood Festival 2021. If you were there you won’t want to miss!

You’d have to be comatose not to enjoy this line-up with some of the very best musicians in the country recreating that authentic 50’s sound. Couple that with  the iconic chandeliered, totally unique Rivoli Ballroom, for a perfect run-up to your festive celebrations.

The night kicks off with a jive class aimed at beginners (8:30pm-9pm).

Our admission price is slighly higher this month, to cover the costs of extra musicans.

Cancellations: If the event cannot go ahead as planned, we will re-allocate your tickets to a future Jive Party event. If you are not happy with that you can let us know and we will refund you the cost of your ticket.

COVID-19: Your ticket purchase is subject to acceptance and compliance with any government rules or recommendations that may apply on the date of the event. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, been told to self-isolate or believe you may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 then please do not attend. Contact us beforehand and we can move your ticket to another date.

Ian Gillon at The Rivoli
Jackson Sloane
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November 20th 2021: JG & The Ultimates

Jay Gipson’s fabulous band JG & The Ultimates were due to play Jive Party in May 2020 – then COVID struck! We’re thrilled to be able to welcome them back a mere 18 months later on November 20th 2021.

JG & the Ultimates are a Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues band formed and fronted by guitarist Jay. He’s been playing guitar & performing for 30 years, playing live at Viva Las Vegas, Atomic Festival, Twinwood, and the Secret Garden Party. His musicial style 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.
If that’s your bag, 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.

If the event cannot go ahead as planned, we will re-allocate your tickets to a future Jive Party event. If you are not happy with that you can let us know and we will refund you the cost of your ticket.

COVID-19: Your ticket purchase is subject to acceptance and compliance with any government rules or recommendations that may apply on the date of the event. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, been told to self-isolate or believe you may have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19 then please do not attend. Contact us beforehand and we can move your ticket to another date.

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September 18th 2021: Peachy Beat

All being well, we will be kicking Jive Party back into life on September 18th 2021 and the first band to be back on the Rivoli stage is local band Peachy Beat.

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.