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Dec 17th 2016 @ The Rivoli Ballroom

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Saturday, December 17th, 2016
8:00 PM
The Rivoli Ballroom
London, United Kingdom
Some tickets will be available on the door at £20 but as this is one of our more popular months the advice is to buy now.

This event is a jive dance party night with live music from the above band. It's set in one of the few remaining original decor ballrooms remaining in London, The Rivoli Ballroom. An amazing and nostalgic venue. A blast from the best of the past. Beginners welcome to this wonderful, friendly and inclusive event.

Making their Jive Party debut we welcome JG & The Ultimates.
They are a rockin' rhythm & blues band formed and fronted by guitarist, Jay Gipson. Jay has played guitar & been performing now for 30 years in a variety of bands, guises & genres. Performed live at Viva Las Vegas, Atomic Festival, Twinwood, Secret Garden Party & many other shows & clubs in the UK & across Europe. Jay released two solo albums in 2003 and 2006 and also collaborated on several other artists releases. But it's his time over the past four years that have really helped shape his latest musical venture. "I've always loved 'blues, jazz & soul' of all kinds & it's what I've listened to and been into the most since I first picked up a guitar. But it wasn't until began to play at the many vintage events that I discovered there was this whole community of people who danced jive, lindy & swing and were also so enthused and dedicated to the 'Vintage' sound, dance, era & lifestyle." The music & style of 'JG & the Ultimates' 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. The band comprises of seasoned musicians who also have played & play for a long list of other well known artists, some of which include the Drifters, The Four Tops, Mike Sanchez, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Laura B, The Drugstore Cowboys, Si Cranstoun, Dexter Shaw, West Weston, Ray Gelato, Jools Holland Orchestra, JD McPherson, The Bobbettes, Barrence Whitfield & Will Young

Our December Jive Party will feature a beginners' jive class (8:30-9) and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from the band.

The debut album, JG & the Ultimates- Ripe on the Vine is available for £10 (+ p&p) from Wangtone Records. For more information or to order a copy, simply email a request to or contact 'JG & the Ultimates' on their Facebook page.