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Updated Friday 24th April 2015

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Hey there Guys'n'Gals,

 

Jump, Jive and Wail – Back to Saturday night! YAY!


 The Flynn has decided to give us back Saturday night to run Jump, Jive and Wail as the nightclub they recently

 

ran has been cancelled. 

 

So we are back on Saturday 16th May at The Flynn!



Jump, Jive and Wail will be held on the third Saturday of the month from 9pm to 1am and is still free entry.

 

Come along and join us for the event that you all know and love on Saturday 16th May!
 


 

 

IN THIS UPDATE:-

  • Jump, Jive and Wail! SATURDAY 16th May - The Flynn Hotel

  • Rockabilly Thursday - Thursday 14th May - Rock Lily

  • Roadhouse Rockabilly - every Thursday - Miss Peaches, Newtown

  • Spurs for Jesus - Saturday 25th April - Vic on the Park, Marrickville

  • Atomic HiTones (VIC) - Saturday 25th April - Marrickville Bowling Club

  • Shake, Rattle & Roll - Saturday 25th April - Camperdown Hotel

  • Starr Sisters with The Regent Street Big Band - "Wartime Tea Dance" - Sunday 26th April - Balmain Town Hall

  • Drey Rollan Band - Sunday 26th April - Forrester's Hotel, Surry Hills

  • Throttle Roll - Saturday 9th May and Sunday 10th May - Vic on the Park Hotel (more details to come)

  • George Annual Rockabilly Festival - Friday 9th May to Saturday 10th May - George IV Inn, Picton

  • Rock 'n' roll & Alternative Market - Sunday 17th May - Manning House & Manning Bar

  • Si Cranstoun (UK) - Friday 12th June - Manhattan Bowl Mascot

  • Wes Pudsey & The Sonic Aces Gig Guide

  • Big Blind Ray Gig Guide

  • Barrelhouse Boogie and Blues - every second Wednesday @ Palmer & Co (Next one is Wednesday 29th April)

  • Geoff Bull & The Finer Cuts - East Sydney Hotel

  • Rock Lily gig guide

  • Don Hopkins Gig Guide

  • Ashfield RSL Gig Guide

  • Aston Martinis Gig Guide

  • No Brakes Gig Guide

  • Jive Bombers Gig Guide

  • Bellhops Gig Guide

  • Swing Pit

  • Country Roads with Ronnie Boy on 2RRR

  • Sydney Blues Society Gig Guide

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SATURDAY 16th MAY

 

 

 

 

 

JUMP, JIVE and WAIL!!

 

JUMP, JIVE and WAIL! will be held at The Flynn Hotel, 2a Bligh Street,

Sydney on Saturday 16th May and entry is free. 

 

JUMP, JIVE and WAIL is a fabulous social and dance night of Swing, Jump Blues, Rock'n'Roll

 

and Rockabilly presented by DJ's Limpin' Jimmy and The Swingin' Kitten held on the

 

3rd Saturday of the month.

  The Flynn is located under the Hotel Wentworth and is a very classy venue with a large timber

dance floor, air conditioning and a lovely ambiance. The kitchen will be open from 6pm and they

 have a great menu available.  The venue is very close to all forms of public transport.
 
    Come on down and check out our new venue!
 
 Limpin' Jimmy and the Swingin' Kitten
 
 www.limpinjimmyandtheswinginkitten.com.au
 
 http://www.theflynn.com.au/

 

 

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THURSDAY 14th MAY

 

Rockabilly Thursday at Rock Lily

 

 

Rock Lily

Level 1, Casino,


The Star


80 Pyrmont Street


Pyrmont

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Every Thursday at Miss Peaches, Newtown

 

30th April - Miss Quincy & the Southerly Busters

7th May - Miss Pia Andersen featuring Dan Barnett

Every Thursday From 7pm 

201 Missenden Rd,

 Newtown

www.misspeaches.com.au

 

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SATURDAY 25th APRIL

 

We're back!

It was way too difficult sitting on the sidelines last year so now we're all healthy again, we've hitched the britches and are heading down to the Vic on the Park with our mates, Handsome Young Strangers to once again pay our respect to all the Diggers who fought for our country.

We'll also play some tunes.

Doors at 10am,

HYS: 12:00-3:00pm

SFJ: 3:00-6:00pm

DJ's, Two-Up, beers.

Tops.

Hope to see y'all there. Giddy-Up, Spurs.

 

Vic on the Park Hotel

2 Addison Road,

Marrickville
 

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SATURDAY 25th APRIL

 

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SATURDAY 25th APRIL

 

 
Camperdown Hotel

138 Parramatta Rd,

Camperdown

8PM to 12am

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SUNDAY 26th APRIL

 



The Regent Street Big Band will be playing their first gig for the year backing the ever wonderful

 Starr Sisters in commemoration of the ANZAC day centenary.

We will be celebrating by hosting a wartime themed tea dance with the band playing a whole lotta

 swing music from the period for you (bring your dancing shoes). Also, while you're enjoying the

 music, help yourself to tea and coffee as well as freshly baked scones, cupcakes and ANZAC

 biscuits!

Where: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street Balmain

When: 26th April 2015. Doors open 2:30pm, Music starts at 3pm -5:30pm

Cost: $20 at the door. Free for kids under 16

Alcohol free event

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SUNDAY 26th APRIL

 

 

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SATURDAY 9th May & SUNDAY 10th May

 

THROTTLE ROLL

 

Throttle Roll is back at The Vic Enmore for what could possibly be the best custom and

classic motorcycle show the world has ever seen!

Save the date  MAY 9 & 10, 2015.

 

 

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FRIDAY 8th MAY to SATURDAY 9th May

 

 

BD Productions, proudly presents The First Annual Rockabilly Festival @ George IV Inn taking over the pub and celebrating all things rockabilly; the cars, the dancing, the fashion, the bikes, the music, the beer and the vibe.

Die-hard Rockabilly fans will be in heaven and those new to the genre will find plenty of colour, movement, life and music to entertain you for hours. Let the kids run wild on one of the many activities, and treat yourself to a trip back in time.

The event will be held at the heritage George IV inn hotel (Argyle Street) and will be filled with live music and an all day dance floor, hot rods, custom bikes, fire breathers, jumping castle, face painting, retro market stalls, airbrush tattoos, pin up girl contest, kids hot rod corner colouring in competition. Heaps of prizes plus so much more.........The activities and festivities are for free, whilst car and bike entry for the Show 'n' Shine is pay at the gate.

Kicking off Friday 8th May 2015 at 8.30 pm with Voodoo Rhythm Shakers opening up what will be the start of a huge event not to be missed. Flowing into Saturday 9th May 2015 from 11am be ready to rock your socks off with a fun filled day...

This event will be MC'd by Australia's Leading Motor Show Announcer and Honorary Member Just Auto Legends " PINKY" who will also be DJ throughout the day providing you with 50's and 60's rock 'n' roll. Highly recognised rockabilly bands Voodoo Rhythm Shakers and Rock Cat Rock will be performing live. If you haven't seen these cool cats before get ready for one hell of a show.

If it's custom cars and bikes that get your engine reving you won't be disappointed. For those interested in entering their car or bike in the Show 'N' Shine on Saturday 9th May 2015, cars will be $10 and bikes $5. Entry paid on the day of event. Top ten trophies up for grabs. Vehicles must be registered to be eligible for trophies. Simply register on the day. Entrants must be in by midday. Trophy winners will be announced 4pm. Must be present to receive trophy. Email bdp181@gmail.com  for more details.

For those girls who want to parade, here's your chance to showcase your own personal pin up style and have fun doing it. Wear what you want, vintage or retro, swimwear or winterwear, she devil or angel. Be yourself and strut your stuff. Prize up for grabs for the Rockabilly Queen.

If it's vintage wares, rockabilly clothing or all things cool and collectible, spend some time wandering around the Retro Market Stalls. To register your interest in holding a market stall at this event please email bdp181@gmail.com  for stall fees and details.

More info to come.. Don't forgot to lock this one in, gonna be huge!!!

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SUNDAY 17th MAY

 

 

Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market at Manning Bar & House Manning Rd, Uni of Sydney provides an exceptional and unique shopping experience and a fabulous day out for everyone. Part market, part music festival, part meeting place - Featuring a Massive Ska vs. Rockabilly entertainment line-up in May.

Over three floors and across two giant courtyards you will find: Fashion galore, rock ‘n’ roll, alternative, vintage, handmade and unique clothing for men, women and children, jewellery, accessories, posters, artwork, tikis, homewares, collectables, retro hair and make-up stylists, vinyl LPs cult DVDs and more. When you are not shopping up a storm you can dance to your heart’s content in Manning Bar or kick back with the coolest retro tunes in the laid-back Tiki Bar and international food court, take dancing lessons, or admire the classic and vintage vehicle display. There’s also a café, bars, and giant outdoor games the kids will love.


Featuring:-

The Rocksteady Ratpack - Few ensembles in the history of the Australian pub scene music have individually or collectively had a larger impact on the sub-culture scene than the members of The Rocksteady Ratpack. As individuals, the band members’ imprint can be heard on an astonishing number of recordings that together amass an impressive and important historical portfolio of Australian Ska. Featuring Members of The Allniters, Club Ska, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, The Porkers, Backy Skank and The OzSkas.

The Detonators - Australia’s high priests of Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll The Detonators are back at the market for the first time in 2 years. Their lethal combination of rockabilly, blues and early rock ‘n’ roll is simply not to be missed. The Detonators have toured to all corners of Australia, played all major blues and roots festivals more than once and have ventured into Europe with their high powered original show. Dancing shoes and drinking arms are compulsory for any good time Detonators show.

Backy Skank - This red-hot nine-piece act are the hip masters of blues, ska and reggae. The band behind many successful Ska vs. Rockabilly events returns to whip you into a state of Skankin’ enthusiasm.

and

The Cruisin’ Deuces – Born out of a love of traditional Honky-tonk, Western Swing and Rockabilly music. The Cruisin’ Deuces blend the southern twang of Telecasters with crying steel guitars and driving bass, bringing the sounds of Texas, Memphis and Nashville to Sydney for a hootenanny you'll never forget.

Plus DJs – Limpin’ Jimmy and the Swingin Kitten, Wally Wally, Rockin’ Marc Rondeau, and the Crimplenes.

Plus MC – Limpin’ Jimmy

Plus Rockabilly Dancing Lessons - If you’ve always wanted to give Rockabilly dancing a try, there’ll be a class for beginners held at the market between 11.00am and 12.00pm. Taught by two of Australia’s leading rock ‘n’ roll dance instructors, Bruce Elder and Margie ‘The Swingin’ Kitten’, it’s just $10 per class, which includes entry to the market. No need to bring a dance partner – just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes! Pre registration for classes is required, email Bruce at
enquiries@swingoutsydney.com  by May 14 to register for the class.

Entry to the Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market is $5, with kids under 12 FREE. Nowhere else in Sydney offers this much bang for your buck.

http://www.rocknrollmarket.com.au/

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FRIDAY 12th JUNE

 

SI CRANSTOUN

http://www.sicranstoun.com/

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WES PUDSEY & THE SONIC ACES

 

GIG GUIDE

 

Fri Apr 17  

Gig at Torque Bar, memorial for Carmen Desira

 

Fri May 29  

Gig at Club Marconi 8pm-midnight

 

Sat Oct 24  

 Gig at the Entrance Hotel for Chromefest 

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BIG BLIND RAY

 

GIG GUIDE



27 March 2015 - 10PM @ Spring St Social - No Cover

Big Blind Ray and the Good Time Rhythm n Blues Band perform 3 sets.
Spring St Social

110 Spring St Bondi Junction
Ph: (02) 8065 2998

Web: https://www.facebook.com/SpringStreetSocial

www.bigblindray.com

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"BARRELHOUSE BOOGIE & BLUES”

“Barrelhouse Boogie and Blues” featuring Miss Pia Andersen and special guests

Every 2nd Wednesday night at Palmer & Co, Abercrombie Lane, Sydney

7pm to 11pm – free entry  

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Geoff Bull and The Finer Cuts

Every Sunday 5pm to 8pm

East Sydney Hotel

Corner Crown & Cathedral Streets, Woolloomooloo

Ph 9358 1975

www.eastsydneyhotel.com

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Level 1, Casino,


The Star


80 Pyrmont Street


Pyrmont

 

GIG GUIDE

 

No relevant gigs for April

  http://www.star.com.au/sydney-nightlife/Pages/rocklily.aspx

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 DON HOPKINS

 

 

Gig Guide

 

 

April 2015




Sat 18 April Central Hotel Shellharbour City 7.00 - 10.30pm
Dr. Don’s Double Dose
3 Memorial Drive, Shellharbour City, NSW 2529 (02) 4296 6619
www.centralhotelshellharbour.com.au

 

http://www.donhopkinsmusic.com/

 

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ASHFIELD RSL

 

 

 

Gig Guide



374 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield  



 

Friday, 24th April 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Flaming Stars

 

 

Friday, 1st May 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Drey Rollan Band

 

 

Friday, 8th May 8:00PM to 12:00AM - No Brakes

 

 

 Friday, 15th May 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Roc-A-Tac

 

 

 


http://www.ashfieldrsl.com.au/events/ 

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THE ASTON MARTINI'S

 

 

 

Bringing a touch of Vegas to you!

This Sydney Band performs a great mix of Cool Swing and Classic Soul with a touch of class and lots of energy.

Dressed to kill these guys will get the party started and fill the dance floor. Blend the soulful singing of Steven Howard with

the hardest Swingin’ Rhythm section in town then sprinkle with hot horn lines....

The Aston Martinis deliver the coolest sound around and will have you coming back again and again.

....Shaken AND Stirred!

GIG GUIDE

APRIL

Thur 23rd - Palmer and Co 7-10

Abercrombie lane, Sydney

Sun 26th - Victoria Room 7-10

Darlinghurst, Trio Gig

 May

 Sat 2nd - Corrimal Hotel 9.20-11.20

Illawarra Jazz Festival, Full band

http://www.illawarrajazzclub.com

 

Sun 3rd - Victoria Room 7-10

Darlinghurst, Trio Gig

 

Thur 7th - Palmer and Co 7-10

Abercrombie lane, Sydney, Quartet

 

 http://www.theastonmartinis.com/index.html

 

 

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  NO BRAKES

 

Gig Guide

May


Friday 1st Ramsgate RSL Club 181 Ramsgate road Sans Souci 8:00pm-11:30pm


Friday 8th Ashfield RSL Club Liverpool road Ashfield 8:00pm-12:00am


Saturday 16th Club Taree 121 Wingham Rd, Taree NSW 8:00pm-12:00am

June


Friday 12th Ashfield RSL Club Liverpool street Ashfield 8:00pm-12:00am


Saturday 27th Camden RSL 23 Cawdor Road Camden 8:00pm-12:00am

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Gig Guide


May 2015

Friday 1st
Club Marconi - 8pm

Sunday 3rd
Illawarra Jazz Fest., Corrimal Hotel, Corrimal - 1pm

June 2015

Sunday 7th
Collaroy Beach Club - 4.30pm

www.jivebombers.com.au     

 

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GIG GUIDE

 

Sunday 19th July, 2015
12:30pm-3:30pm

Cronulla RSL Club
38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW

 

 

www.bellhops.com.au

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The Swing Pit - 2nd and 4th Friday of the Month

Swing Pit occurs on the 2nd and 4th each Friday; a beginner focused night for those who feel they need a bit more confidence in social dancing. All dancers from Beginners to Advanced are most welcome at both events! Swing Pit Live is a great venture where we bring live bands to social dancing at the Swing Pit. Check it out.

 

A little secret hip dance floor in the heart of Newtown. A great mix of music, DJs and dancers. The class before the social night is anchored by different teachers and it is a great way to break the ice and meet some dancers before the evening really gets under way!

If you are a new dancer, go and enjoy watching some of Sydney's finest swing dancers in action.  The Swing Pit has had many international and interstate guests who rave about the vibe and is known as the swing event not to be missed!
 
Each Swing Pit on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month will be beginner focused with classes fun and simple to get those starting off in swing a chance to learn some moves to practice throughout the evening.

 

 

Location: St Stephen's Newtown
189 Church St Newtown (off King)

Class Times: 8.00pm - Swing dancing class open to all levels
9.00pm - Social dancing until late


Costs: $15 for a class
$6 for social dancing only (free if you join in a class)


More Info:
http://syd.swingpatrol.com/event-item/5/the-swing-pit---2nd-and-4th-friday-of-the-month.php

 

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For lovers of Blues music, Harpin' Hugo (Hugo Pfandler) compiles a great Blues Gig guide

 

for the Sydney Blues Society at

www.sydneyblues.org

 

Harpin' Hugo can be contacted  gigs@sydneyblues.org

 

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Folks,  that's all for now. 

 

Lotsa love to you all, Limpin' Jimmy and The Swingin' Kitten

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Jim - ph 0419 498 578 or email limpinjimmy@primusonline.com.au or Margie - ph 0410 668 995 or email swinginkitten@primusonline.com.au