Rock n Roll and swing jive 

 

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Gig guides and info
UK Rock Magazine Lots of info and great links. Venues, bands, gear. every thing.
Rhythm Riot. .

      Camber Sands weekender November. We checked out the venue from the air. Vintage flights from Lydd airport !

Maggie's BlueSuedeNews Rock 'n' Roll Magazine. Everything rock n roll !
UK gigs

UK rock n roll gig guide

Lyndas list Comprehensive  listings of all jive events.
Planet Jive Jive news , links, hits guide
Dance diary Jive events...Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire
Good Rockin tonight  radio Good Rockin tonight  is the weekly Rock'n'Roll program on the legendary Radio Caroline
RnR Forum Forum for RockíníRoll Enthusiasts/Teddy Boys
Street Swing Good info site for swing & Lindy
  Clubs & dance venues in the south east  with live bands and record hops including swing and Lindy hop in SE UK
. Rock n roll venues .
Shoreham In a quiet spot near the centre of Shoreham Get here early, there is a queue by doors opening at 8pm. Seats are filled fast. Good band plus Resident DJ, Toms Running Wild record hop plays a good mix of records/CDs. Saturdays monthly Phil or Zoe 01903-243392 Club website
The Horseshoe Inn Running Wild record Hop  Rock 'N Roll Club every Monday Night from 8pm til 10.45pm £4.00. The Horseshoe Inn. Windmill Hill near Herstmonceux. E Sussex BN27 4RU Tom  01825 872610 tom.runningwild@gmail.com
Folkestone, Dover & Deal Rock 'N' Roll Club 50s rock n roll, strolling and bopping. . Lots of lively dancing, most dancers dressed for the occasion. A good bar including real ale. Perhaps the most enthusiastic and  energetic were the children...100 members in their own club. The club takes part in contests, has a float of a pink Cadillac ! Well worth a visit or more.. 

Pete.  01303-245683 or  07714 279532Pam & Jim 01303-257786 Club website

Beauwaters

A  nice venue tucked away in the "dodgy" end of North Fleet, Gravesend. Good large dance floor. Carpeted seating areas. Separate bars. Run by "comedy" Pete Bruce who  plays a good selection with the record hop. A lively crowd and well attended popular venue.  Live bands twice monthly. Separate large bar area. Lots of off road parking Sundays  8pm Twice Monthly Nelson Road. Northfleet. DA11 7EE .

Pete Bruce 01322-407110 or  01474-359222

Kalamazoo  jive 

 

A truly brilliant venue and club. A buzzing dance floor with all styles. One of the few clubs where there is a true mix of  rock-n-roll, lindy hop and swing jive. A good sized dance floor and plenty of seating but it gets crowded so get there early. A warm welcome from Janneke (above) and a good balance of music with resident DJ Colin (below) . They occasionally have theme nights.  Bring your own booze. Starts 8pm Saturdays. Mostly twice monthly. St Mary's Hall in Surrenden Road, (entrance to the right of the church down a slope) Brighton, East Sussex.  Tel: 01273 560480

Kalamazoo website  

 

Cuxton Rock'n'Roll Club No current info. Please contact organisers 01732 780076/07836 669349, mrandmrsg1@btinernet.com
Reading 3Rs A spacious venue. Lots of room to dance. In a quiet backwater outside Reading. Ample safe parking if you want to take a classic car. A mix of dance styles but mostly R-n-R. Good live bands each month. At Reading Civil service Club. Burghfield. 3rd Friday Mick & Ce - 0118 9842664 
Horsham Classic rock n roll, rockabilly, swing jive and  rockin' blues.  Large dance floor in an old dancehall and ex territorial army building. Cheap bar and hot food. Drill Hall.  Denne Rd  
Horsham . Sussex
Open  7.30pm-11.30 +
Tall Paul  07966 526 260

 

Basingstoke RnR club Westside Community association, Paddock Rd, South Ham. Basingstoke. Last  Friday monthly. 7.30pm - 11.30pm Brian Wrightson 01256 462305 or Don Ayers 01256 410306
Hove "Kingsway" 330, Hove E. Sussex.BN3 4LW Saturday monthly. 7-1am info-  07745 453765
Clifton Arms Chaldon Rd. Coulsdon. Caterham, Surrey. Saturdays  Terry the Ted 01883 343525
ACE CAFE Original Ace Cafe London. Rockers & rock n roll venue. Big classic transport meeting place. .
  Canterbury, UCA a regular monthly spot with Jive lessons, a band and Cabaret or Burlesque. PEvans@ucreative.ac.uk
Maidstone Maidstone's monthly 1950s rockin' club. The InkBar, 15-17 King Street, Maidstone, ME14 1BA
. Time: 7.30pm - midnight
StuGoddard@btinternet.com 
Newbury Monthly from 1 Feb 2014. Liberty Newbury Rock n Roll club. Live bands. At 187 Greenham Business Park. RG19 6HW harrietdrury90@gmail.com
SWING & Lindy VENUES
Jump For Joy Hastings- St Leonards.  quarterly and  East Coast swing workshops...............at Cinque ports swing jive
No Name Jive Classes at Biggin Hill, Sevenoaks & Caterham. Good lively club Julie Candy 07804 593 503
Now Thatís Jive West Coast Swing  Congaroo club Godstone and more. A good friendly club...Recommended. Mostly Tuesdays plus other events.
52nd Street jump  Regular classes in Central London, Crawley, Horsham, and Brighton .
1940s society Sevenoaks/ Otford/ several dances each year .

Bands and DJs and Spivs     This section under construction

The New Foxtrot  Serenaders  is a seven-piece British Dance Band featuring popular songs and dance music from the 1920s to the 1940s. The music conjures up memories of great singers and songwriters such as Bessie Smith, George Gershwin, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmichael, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin and many more  
Viv the Spiv.    Iain Dawson plays an authentic wartime Spiv from South London. Great for 40s events  
  2 Hound Dogs record hop....2Dj's.Rock n roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues....more. Maidstone based....Good fun ! Tel: 07706 10600  &  01622 790166

 

Revolutionaires From the North East  jumpiní hot rhythm & blues. Really entertaining both visually and musically.  
The Alleycats  a polished 6 piece outfit  playing a very broad cross-section of 50's rock'n'roll. 
Sugar Foot Stomp . Jump jive, Swing , blues. A good 6 piece band in Kent with classic cars
"A Band" play classic 50's Rock'n'Roll at functions, weddings and clubs.
Lots of bands Band links site
Running Wild record Hop
  Tom  01825 872610 tom.runningwild@gmail.com  
Dance gear, CDs etc
Phil & Zoe's Swingtime. Great rock n roll jive outfits  
Bim Bam records A good site for all the oldies  
Character Skirts Made to measure dance skirts. Fast service  
Daddy O's A great supplier of retro gear in the USA  
Teddyboycollared Teds site  
An interesting page about dance etiquette  on the  Jive Hive site  
 

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