Aces on Broadway. To Yaxley next and the Just For Kicks club, and a well populated hall for the Rhythm Aces. Now it’s been forever since we’ve seen this trio, with Pete Lyth the sole original member, slinging his trusty orange Gretsch. Backing him up, Chevy Coles on bass and Mike Cookson on drums. DJ for the night was the venerable Joe Chapman’s ‘Steady as a Rock’ record hop, resident at the club and always has the best selection for this audience.
The Rhythm Aces, looked sharp in their black drape suits although, the set list isn’t all slewed to the British sound. Sure it plays a big part, however they opened with some Rockabilly classics, ‘Johnny Burnette’s ‘Sweet Love on my Mind’, The Big O’s ‘Mean Little Mama’ and Eddie Bond’s ‘Rockin’ Daddy’.
Sure when you see these guys, you get a satisfying slice of British sounds, like the classic resonance of Johnny Kidd ‘Shakin All Over’, and Billy Fury’s ‘Turn My Back on You’ and to top off the first set, Vince Taylor’s oft covered ‘Brand New Cadillac.
After a set of cool tunes from Joe on the decks, the second set picked up where the first left off with Johnny Kidd’s ‘Please Don’t Touch’ and featured the like of Tommy Steele’s ‘Rock With The Caveman’ and ‘Take Me Back Baby’ representing the British sound. I’d kind of forgotten their own sounds, but it was great to hear ‘78rpm’ ‘Tunnel of Love’ and ‘Carry On Ted’ (with not a sliding whistle or Sidney James in sight!).
Not sure that some of the crowd ‘got’ the Aces’ sound, draped up officiandos were loving it, be it the British sound or the likes of Chuck’s ‘You Can’t Catch Me’ and ‘Maybelline’. Solid show from the trio.
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A massively respectable 160 peeps showed up, most of them must’ve been before us as we had the last space in the car park. Karl, played some ace music throughout including some absolutely cracking R&B, and more than one tune, we’d not heard before. Always good when a DJ surprises you with a nugget from the ‘50’s you’re not familiar with, and better still, when it’s a top dance tune.
Two sets from the stage, well presented for the dancers in the hall, classic tunes like ‘Hard Headed Woman’, ‘Pocketful of Rainbows’, ‘Completely Sweet’ and the Vincent tribute ‘Jumping With Gene’. I think the second set let loose a bit more with the standout ‘High Class Lady’ a notable fave for the crowd. Cool Eddie Cochran and Ricky Nelson sounds as you would imagine with a Darrel set, rumbling along with the Gretsch guitar sound, and a the Enforcers on point too.
It’s a spacious venue at Burton, and a good crowd populated it pretty quickly, some in Halloween garb to add confusion when people approached. Ghosts and goulies aplenty on the dancefloor, and a series of A grade tunes from Eddie.
The Jive Romeros, five guys with immense talent, producing a tight sound, top drawer for dancers. Just about every tune filled the floor, and many of them, you’ll only hear done this well by this band. Snooky Lanson’s ‘Hey Stop (Let Me Off This Bus)’, Tony Crombie’s ‘London Rock’ and ‘Red For Danger’, plus Tommy Steele’s ‘Elevator Rock’ for just a few examples.
The Romeros are made up of Richie Crabtree on double bass, alongside the demonstrative Zac Zdravcovic on lead guitar and Johnny Wallace on sax (flawless solo instrumental Henry Mancini track). Damon Clarridge beats the skins while lead vocals is supplied as always by the venerable Martin Clarke. ‘Bim Bam’ hit the spot, as did ‘Sweet Sue’, Marlon and Johnny’s ‘Kiss Me’, the brilliant take on the King Brothers’ ‘Si Si Si’. If they don’t end with ‘Here Comes the Green Light’ there’ll be words.
There’s a new EP in the pipeline for the Jive Romeros, the Bettajive Review had a preview of it, and I gotta tell you, it’s a peach!
We're going to keep online and telephone booking open as long as we can, and at least until Sunday, so if you still need to book, please do it now to save yourself time at check-in.
We're really looking forward to seeing you all at the world's biggest R&B party!"
Onto Frisking the Whiskers, new for 2019. A place where it's all about the finest music for listeners and dancers alike.
Your host, Jo Green, looks forward to welcoming you and our jaunty Compere,
Lucky Uncle George, will be introducing you to some of best bands and DJs!
We promise you a genuine and comprehensive mix of Jazz Swing and R&B and some other little treats thrown in, to keep your ears and feet happy all
weekend. Our guys know how to keep you entertained and there really
will be something for everyone.
Shake Rattle and Roll are full throttle into 2019, here's what they have to say. We enjoyed a really succesful event in 2018! To celebrate 17 years of bringing the best Rock’n’Roll acts to the Shake Rattle & Roll stage, we are proud to announce another unbeatable All Star Line Up!
The Bands are: From the USA Marcel Riesco presents The Rockin' Roy Orbison Show, Darrel Higham & the Enforcers, Mark Keeley's Good Rockin Tonight, The Heartbeats, Lucas & the Dynamos, Earl Jackson, The Firebirds, Richie & The Rockets, Greggi G & the Crazy Gang, The Buddy Holly Show, The Sweet Georgia Boys, The Runawayz, The Jets, Scott Elvis, The Roosters and Rockhouse.
And some words from Humdinger now. THE Vintage Vacation for the Heppest Cats & Kittens!
Voodoo Doll and McLaren Music are proud to present their first collaboration and it's going to be a Humdinger!
This will be an adults only weekend of great 1940s and 1950s music, hanging out with good friends, the chance to make new ones, dance your socks off, learn some new fancy footwork & dance technique, maybe learn some new dances altogether, wear some of your finest vintage, buy some cool “new” threads or dapper shoes, get your hair done, see some favourite live bands and/or get introduced to some new artists, relax with a drink, laugh, chat, party until dawn plus much, much more! Everyone is welcome at this festival, come along and be sure to join in all the fun.
The final gig of the year, is the now traditional beano at Witham Public Hall, with Jump Back Boogie making a return to Essex for New Year's Eve. this year, it's five DJs spinning the wax, and tin I guess, at one of the best venues in the county.
The Jive Aces present another stomping all-dayer at the Worthing Theatres Assembly Hall.
12 hours, 5 bands, 3 DJs and 1 huge dance floor! the full line-up:
The Jive Aces + special guests
Si Cranstoun & his band, JG & the Ultimates, Sister Suzie & the Right Band, Dylan Kirk & The Killers
DJs Howard Cox aka Mr Jinx and Claire "Voodoo Doll" Austin and Terry Elliott's Sentimental Journey.
Claire and Neil Seabrook present Hot Rock n Boogie #2 and say, After the amazing success of our first Hot Rock n Boogie weekender in May 2018, we are getting ready to bring you an even bigger and better weekend for 2019!
Join us for a fabulous trip back in time to the 1950's with headline acts playing throughout both days for your pleasure PLUS amazing DJ's to keep you all up on the dance floor!
Set in Springfields Events Centre, Spalding Lincolnshire the site offers plenty of FREE parking.
New for 2019 in the North West, Southport Rumble. Click on the link and you'll find all the information you need about this great, new rockin' weekender, held at the Pontins site, Southport. Easy access from all major UK cities.
Events starts Friday evening with three top bands. Saturday and Sunday each feature five pulsating bands, together with the Uk's top DJs spinning the wax between sets
And finally, the Rockabilly Rave, which sets the bar so high, the line up speaks for itself. Check it out by clicking the flyer
Based in Norfolk East Anglia , United Kingdom, we have been on the 1950s scene in the uk for over 38 years travelling to many venues across the UK and also weekenders, The Nashville Boogie and the High are just 2 of our overseas adventures
Our range of vintage Lucite style bags and colour matching earrings are hand made.
Bags like the Premier and elegance ranges are totally designed by Si Line Vintage and all bags are marked with the makers name and an individual number, we strive not to produce lots of bags all identical , instead we will feature something different on each bag, this could be colour, latch, handles or lids.
During November 2018 there will be 2 more designs added to the stylelite bag range and a further in December.
Well thats it for another month folks, if you want to advertise with us, have us review your event or record, give us a shout. We still have several CDs and vinyl to review, so keep checking back.
Cheers til next time