Rockabilly Dance Lessons Gig Guide & Newsletter
Corporate Entertainment Testimonials

Updated Thursday 26th February 2015



Hey there Guys'n'Gals,



Jump, Jive and Wail – changes nights!

 We regret to inform the friends of Jump, Jive and Wail that effective immediately we will be unable to hold our favourite event of the month on a Saturday night.  

There has been a recent change of corporate direction of the venue resulting in Saturday nights at The Flynn becoming a VIP club night. However The Flynn management are very keen to keep Jump, Jive and Wail so they have offered us a Sunday evening. 

We have had so many positive comments about Jump, Jive and Wail at this venue and we also think it’s the perfect space for our event. So we have decided to give Sunday evening a run and we hope that you will continue to support us and that it will be a success. 

So we are launching the new day and time slot on Sunday 8th March at 6pm.  

Jump, Jive and Wail will be held on the second Sunday of the month from 6pm to 10pm and is still free entry. Come along and join us for the event that you all know and love on Sunday 8th March at 6pm.

 Jump, Jive and Wail – the new way to end the weekend! 




  • Jump, Jive and Wail! Sunday 8th March at 6pm - The Flynn Hotel

  • Roadhouse Rockabilly - every Thursday - Miss Peaches, Newtown

  • Lucky Luke & His Shooting Stars Gig Guide

  • Wayne "The Train" Hancock (USA) & The Rechords Tour Dates - March

  • That Red Head plays The Django Bar- Thursday 5th March - Django Bar, Marrickville

  • The Allniters Vs. The Porkers - Friday 6th March - Manning Bar / Manning House

  • Matt Black & The Phat Cats - Friday 6th March - Coogee Diggers

  • Sons of Sun - Saturday 7th March - Camelot Lounge, Marrickville

  • Sirens Big Band - Thursday 12th March - Camelot Lounge, Marrickville

  • Hetty Kate Quartet - Friday 13th March - The Foundry, Ultimo

  • Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market - Sunday 15th March - Manning Bar / Manning House

  • Charity Rockabilly night for Carmen Desira featuring Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces, No Brakes & Hellcat III - Friday 17th April - Torque Bar & Grill

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

  • 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 4th March)

  • 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

  • Marrickville Bowling and Recreation Club Gig Guide

  • Swing Pit

  • Country Roads with Ronnie Boy on 2RRR

  • Sydney Blues Society Gig Guide






SUNDAY 8th March  








JUMP, JIVE and WAIL! will be held from 6pm to 10pm at The Flynn Hotel, 2a Bligh Street,

Sydney on Sunday 8th March and entry is free. 

The next few dates are as follows - pop them in your diary or planner!


Sunday 12th April



Sunday 10th May


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





Every Thursday at Miss Peaches


Feb 26th - Pia Andersen

March 5th – Bridie King & the Miss Peaches House Band

March 12th – Cruisin’ Deuces

March 19th – Alex Hahn & the Blue Riders


Every Thursday From 7pm –

201 Missenden Rd,



Lucky Luke and His Shooting Stars

Gig Guide



Oxford Tavern,

1 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham

2pm to 5pm


Oxford Tavern,

1 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham

2pm to 5pm



153a King Street, Newtown






Supported by THE RECHORDS






THAT RED HEAD Plays The Django Bar

We are excited to be playing for the first time at the Django Bar at the wonderful Camelot Lounge!

Come along for two sets of laid back rock'n'roll, blues and some quirky originals.

Doors: 6pm
Music: 8pm

$10 pre-sale and $15 on the door.
Delicious food (including pizza!) available.
Fully licensed – NO BYO

Django Bar

1st floor,

Camelot Lounge

19 Marrickville Road (Corner railway Parade)






The Allniters Vs. The Porkers


Barfly Promotions & Ska Beat Pictures present

Tonight’s Heavyweight Main Event…




With special guests

The OzSkas vs.Project Collective Ska

Plus DJs Wally Wally and Prince Vince

Sydney will be ska’d for life when this crackin’, skankin’ line-up of heavyweights take centre stage to battle it out for Ska supremacy at Sydney Uni’s Manning Bar on Friday March 6. Bigger, bolder and brassier than ever, the most successful ska act in Australian history, The Allniters, are still ‘allriters’ decades on from turning the 80s live music scene into one rude, raucous party with their stomping rhythms and contagious sense of fun. The whole nation caught the Ska bug as their album D-D-D-Dance went gold after two weeks and hits like Montego Bay topped the charts. The Allniters have lost none of their upbeat energy, and the 2015 line-up features most original members from a band of 10!

Bringing serious grunt to the bill, The Porkers are in rip-snorting form and ready to take on The Allniters. They’ll be coming at us with the 'wall of noise' they've brought to Soundwave 2014 and other festival stages around the globe since spearheading the ‘third wave of Ska’ in the late 90s. The Porkers pack a punch with their skanky Jamaican rhythms and melting pot of Reggae fused with Funk, Punk and Metal riffs, sometimes all in the same song! Just add beer to the super-energetic stage show from the men of pork.

With Special Guests: The OzSkas rockin’n’skankin your socks off with their kick-arse brand of Ska/Rocksteady/Reggae. You can’t sit still once this six-piece hit the stage to pump out their explosive mix of classics and originals, with a line-up featuring some of Australia's most respected names in Ska and Reggae. But can they out-skank their opponents, Project Collective Ska? Influenced by 60s Jamaican Ska, this Sydney nine-piece features a blazing horn section and crazy rhythms that never fail to get the crowd jumping. DJs Wally Wally and Prince Vince will keep the party jumping in between acts.

Doors open 8pm

Presale tickets available now through $30 + BF

Manning Bar, Manning House, Sydney University









"Sons Of Sun"


Camelot Lounge, Marrickville



rock and roll play about Sun Records, Memphis, and the artists that started their careers there. After a sell out show in May, Sons of Sun returns to the Camelot Lounge.

Told through the character of its founder Sam Phillips, his assistant Marion Keisker, and the famous musicians that Sam recorded, this Australian show features a three piece live band fronted by John Kennedy, performing thirty-five songs from Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and many more. The tenacious Sam Phillips is played by Sydney actor, Matt Charleston, with co-stars Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine taking on multiple roles from Sam’s assistant Marion Keisker to Howlin’ Wolf.

Sydney’s weekly The Music magazine described the show as, “An impressive troupe of professionals developing a rarely heard narrative with enthusiasm and simple creativity.”
The show seamlessly blends the narratives and songs to produce a compelling, original and heartbreaking blend of rock’n’roll theatre.

Sydney musician John Kennedy, of Love Gone Wrong fame began developing the Sons of Sun idea in 2011 with the release of his Sons of Sun Vol 1 CD. Award winning Melbourne playwright Kieran Carroll (The Giraffe’s Uncle, 3XY OR I DIE!) has written an accompanying script to Kennedy's beautiful renditions.

Written by Kieran Carroll from an original idea by John Kennedy
Starring Matthew Charleston, Victoria Beck and Ben Maclaine
Music performed by John Kennedy, Steve Broughton and Murray Cook

$35 | 7.30pm, 9pm show

Table bookings for groups of 8 or more only – email us for table reservations AFTER you have prebooked…

Delicious food (including pizza!) available. Fully licensed – NO BYO

Please book carefully – as no refunds, credits or exchanges on tix!

All ages welcome (but under 18′s must be accompanied by an adult)







Following up from their sold-out show at Camelot last November, 17-piece super-collective, Sirens Big Band, return with long time collaborator and mentor, Sandy Evans.

Known for their exciting and engaging live shows, Sirens melds jazz with Middle Eastern, Latin and African grooves, creating original big band music from composers within and outside the band.

Sirens have performed at many major festival across Australia including Sydney Festival (2011, 2012), Brisbane Festival, Darling Harbour Jazz and Blues Festival with Jeff Duff, Canberra’s Capital Jazz Project and SIMA International Women’s Jazz Festival with US saxophonist, Claire Daly.

This is the first time Sirens will share the stage with legendary Australian saxophonist, Sandy Evans. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Evans reinterpret the Sirens repertoire.

“The Sirens are… all-funky and all-embracing in their influences… It is a combination you won’t get anywhere else and they are one of Sydney’s – if not Australia’s – treasures”

Camelot Lounge

19 Marrickville Road,

Corner of Railway Parade, Marrickville

7pm to 11pm





Back at Foundry 505 in Ultimo with three of my favourite super swinging musicians.

James Sherlock (guitar)
Brendan Clarke (double bass)
Andrew Dickeson (drums)

The Foundry

616 Harris Street, Ultimo

(02) 9211 9442






Barfly Promotions & the University of Sydney Union

Present the

Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market

at Manning House and Manning Bar

Manning Road, University of Sydney

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Doors open 10.30am

Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market has morphed into a monster event and a must-do on Sydney’s event calendar. The March 15 entertainment line-up features Big Sandy with Los Straitjackets, these incredible performers from across the Atlantic are simply unmissable!

Part market, part music festival, part meeting place, this is one of Sydney’s most unique shopping experiences and a fabulous day out for everyone

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.

The March entertainment line-up features;

Big Sandy with Los Straitjackets (USA) – The legendary Californian singer leaves his Fly-Rite band at home to reunite with his buddies Los Straitjackets for a surf and rock spectacular! The result is a dynamic and exciting show with slices of surf, rockabilly, 60s groove, rock and soul that leaves crowds howling for more. Big Sandy has toured continuously for over 25 years and is a torchbearer of American roots music. As a singer, songwriter, bandleader, and entertainer, Big Sandy has few contemporaries.

Los Straitjackets (USA) – When it comes to high-energy rock’n’ roll surfin’ sounds, nobody matches the power of these mystery men in their Mexican wrestling masks. Formed in Nashville, these Grammy nominees have 19 albums under their belt and pack dancefloors the world over. What surprises do they have in store this time?

Pat Capocci – Lock up your daughters - Australia's greatest Rockabilly Delinquent is back to tear up the Manning Bar with his raw, fiery energy.

Mother Truckers – Mother Truckers’ blend of raw rockabilly, stompin’ swamp and more takes you cruising down Route 66 and straight on to Vegas.

Plus DJs – Rockin’ Marc Rondeau, Rod Almighty, The Crimplenes, and Solid Gold Hell. Plus MCs – Wolfman Dan and the Rockabilly Rhino

AND! 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing Beginners Class - Always wanted to give Rock ‘n’ Roll Dancing a try? There’ll be a class for beginners between 11.00am and 12.00pm. No prior dance experience or dance partner is required. Class cost is only $10 per person and includes market entry fee. Pre-registration for classes is required. Email Bruce at  by March 12 to register.

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.

For more information, including performance times, visit

CONTACT: Tiffany Palmer, 0411 592 378,









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  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  for stall fees and details.

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







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 



01 March 2015

6PM @ Shady Pines Saloon - No Cover

Big Blind Ray and the Good Time Rhythm n Blues Band
Shady Pines Saloon

Shop 4, 256 Crown Street Darlinghurst NSW 2010



13 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:



“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  


Geoff Bull and The Finer Cuts

Every Sunday 5pm to 8pm

East Sydney Hotel

Corner Crown & Cathedral Streets, Woolloomooloo

Ph 9358 1975


Level 1, Casino,

The Star

80 Pyrmont Street









Don Hopkins Gig Guide




February 2015



Fri 27 & Sat 28 Feb 


Cosmopolitan Cafe, Double Bay 7 - 11pm

Don Hopkins at the grand piano

2/Shop 6, 2-22 Knox Street,

Double Bay NSW 2028 (02) 9362-1881


Sun 1 March


Dee Why RSL, Flame Lounge 6.30 - 9.30

Don Hopkins at the grand piano





Ashfield RSL Gig Guide

374 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield  

Friday, 27th February 08:00PM to 12:00AM - Flaming Stars



Friday, 6th March 08:00PM to 12:00AM - Drey Rollan Band

Friday, 13th
March08:00PM to 12:00AM - No Brakes

Friday, 20th
March08:00PM to 12:00AM - Roc-A-Tac

Friday, 27th
March08:00PM to 12:00AM - Flaming Stars 






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!



 Thur 26th - Palmer and Co 7-11

Abercrombie lane, Sydney









Gig Guide

Monday 9th Seniors week kick off (Niffty fifties) Sydney CBD St Marys Cathedral Grounds (opp Hyde Park) 11:00am-1:00pm

Friday 13th Ashfield RSL Liverpool Street Ashfield 8:00pm-12:00am

Saturday 14th Just Rock dance school social (Brisbane) Brisbane 8:00pm-12:00am

Saturday 28th Kurri Kurri Nostalgia festival (Weston workers club) Kurri Kurri 8:00pm-12:00am

Sunday 29th Kurri Kurri Nostalgia festival (Main Stage) Kurri Kurri Check Program


Friday 3rd Narrandera Hot Rod Run Narrandra TBA

Saturday 4th Narrandera Hot Rod Run Narrandra TBA

Sunday 5th Narrandera Hot Rod Run Narrandra TBA

Friday 10th Ashfield RSL Club Liverpool street Ashfield 8:00pm-12:00am

Friday 17th Carmen Desira Hope for all foundation Charity Torque Bar and Grill Concord 8:00pm-11:30pm


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


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




Gig Guide

 March 2015

Saturday 7th
Penrith RSL Club - 2pm

Sunday 15th
Collaroy Beach Club - 4.30pm

April 2015

Sunday 5th
Central Coast Leagues Club, Parkview, CC Jazz League - 2pm

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 







Sunday 19th April, 2015

Cronulla RSL Club
38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW


Sunday 19th July, 2015

Cronulla RSL Club
38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW



91 Sydenham Road (Cnr Fitzroy Street), Marrickville


Free Live Music - Sunday from 4.30pm to 7:30pm




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:












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


for the Sydney Blues Society at


Harpin' Hugo can be contacted




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 or Margie - ph 0410 668 995 or email