There were many many highlights at this, the twentieth Rockabilly Rave, and you can read all about it in the weekender reviews section of this website.
It was a lot of hard work, and at times a little scary getting the photos to illustrate the review, especially as bottles and glass tumbled off the stage as Jake Calypso launched himself into his show. But as always, the Bettajive Review was in the thick of it. Enjoy the read.
Then right at the beginning of this month (just slipping under the wire before this blog) was the Jump Back Boogie presentation at Witham Public Hall. At this exceptional venue, was an equally exceptional act, The Shooting Stars.
A very versatile and talented five-piece this lot,much of their set (like Scotty Baker) is original material, although they played an ace tribute to the recently departed Scotty Moore.
What was shocking though, was the dismal attendance! And it seems that some clubs in the past couple of weeks have reported low attendances. For a tenner at JBB, you got five hours entertainment, with a live band and DJ, in a super venue. We checked out our local cinema for a comparison, cheapest seats being £11.50, for a film that lasts less than an hour and a half. As the kids seem to be able to justify everything by mentioning this at the end of each statement 'Just sayin'.
And we'll be there!!
The twentieth Rhythm Riot takes place at the end of the year. Freezing cold Camber Sands at the moment seems a long way off, but as I write this, there are less than 130 days to go!
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