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Updated Tuesday 15h April 2014








Hey there Guys'n'Gals,


We are very pleased to announce that we have found a new venue for JUMP, JIVE and WAIL!


We will be launching JJW at The Flynn on Saturday 17th May. We have permanently moved the event from The Lansdowne Hotel where we ran it successfully for just over 2 years. However it was time for a change and we have found what we think is the perfect venue. Judging by the response of our trial night "Jumpin' at the Flynn" on Saturday 5th April, those who attended had very positive comments about the venue, the earlier start time and the change of night to a Saturday.


So please come along on Saturday 17th May to JUMP, JIVE and WAIL!

at The Flynn Hotel, 2a Bligh Street, Sydney


9pm to 1am and free entry


JUMP, JIVE and WAIL! will now be held on the 3rd Saturday of every month at The Flynn.

(Please note there will be no more held at The Lansdowne Hotel).







  • Jump, Jive and Wail! Saturday 17th May, The Flynn Hotel (NEW VENUE)

  • Rockabilly Dance Workshops - May and June dates

  • Mikelangelo's Two Faced Weekender - Saturday 19th April and Sunday 20th April - Shady Pines and Frankie's

  • James Cotton Blues Band (USA) - Wednesday 23rd April - The Basement

  • Torque Bar & Grill Gig Guide

  • Bonnevillains - Saturday 26th April - Matraville RSL

  • The Western Distributors - Sunday 27th April - Gasoline Pony, Marrickville
  • Garterbelts and Gasoline, QLD - 2nd to 4th May

  • A Man called Stu - Friday 9th May - The Basement

  • Throttle Roll - Saturday 10th May and Sunday 11th May - The Vic, Enmore

  • Rock n Roll & Alternative Markets - Sunday 1st June - manning Bar and House, Sydney Uni

  • Slim Jim Phantom (USA) & The Fireballs - Monday 9th June - The Factory Theatre

  • Wayne "The Train" Hancock (USA) - Friday 8th August - The Factory Theatre

  • Ray Beadle & the Silver Dollars - Every Thursday - Miss Peaches, Newtown

  • Tequila Twins - Every Sunday in Summer - Corner House, Bondi

  • ForeignDub every Sunday at The Newtown Hotel from 4pm

  • Barrelhouse Boogie and Blues - every Wednesday - Palmer & Co

  • Drey Rollan Band Gig Guide

  • Geoff Bull & The Finer Cuts - Corridor, Newtown & East Sydney Hotel

  • Rock Lily Gig Guide

  • Strictly Swingin' at Dome

  • Ashfield RSL Gig Guide

  • Aston Martinis Gig Guide

  • No Brakes Gig Guide

  • Jive Bombers Gig Guide

  • Flaming Stars 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















JUMP, JIVE and WAIL! will be held from 9pm to 1am at The Flynn Hotel, 2a Bligh Street, Sydney

on Saturday 17th 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 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




Our favourite comment after our "Jumpin' at The Flynn" night,


"It's just like Hotel Chambers but better"!



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Beginner Rockabilly Dance Workshops






Sunday 18th May 2014 - 1pm to 4pm



Sunday 15th June 2014 - 1pm to 4pm



Beginner Refresher Rockabilly Dance Workshops






 Sunday 25th May 2014 - 12 noon to 1:30pm



Sunday 29th June 2014 - 12 noon to 1:30pm



Intermediate Rockabilly Dance Workshops






 Sunday 25th May 2014 - 2pm to 4pm



Sunday 29th June 2014  - 2pm to 4pm






St Stephen's Church Hall, 189 Church Street, Newtown. (opposite Mechanic Street)




Further Details:


Click on the Rockabilly Dance Lessons link at the very top of the page for further details or on this hyperlink


Swingin' Kitten on 0410 668 995 or 












Grammy Award Winner, JAMES COTTON will be bringing his pure, raw soul-wrenching blues harp to Australian Audiences for the very first time. And be sure of this .... you haven’t heard harp-playing until you have heard JAMES ‘SUPERHARP’ COTTON play his harmonica.

JAMES COTTON has collaborated with the likes of Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Janis Joplin, Johnny Winter and Muddy Waters. He's also opened for/ sat-in with The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, Santana, Steve Miller, Freddie King and BB King just to name a few... It's no wonder he was given the name 'SUPERHARP' early on - a name that lives on to this day.

In Melbourne, he is performing with Buddy Guy & Charlie Musselwhite at the Palais, but in Sydney he is performing a very special & intimate performance at the Basement on Wednesday 23 April.

"Since 1966 James Cotton has been carrying the Chicago sound to the world. On 'Giant', he pours 75years of living into that harmonica and out comes devastating and powerful blasts of notes undiminished by age." - USA Today

"Cotton can blow like hell...dazzling."- Chicago Sun-Times

Don't miss this opportunity to see this bona fide blues legend "Superharp" up close and personal in this one off setting for a raw, lung-bursting, harp-spitting night - Prepare to get blown away. 



29 Reiby Place, Circular Quay

Ph 9251 2797




153 - 165 Parramatta Road, Concord

Gig Guide


 Friday 25th April - 12pm to 12am


Queens B’day Long weekend
Sunday 8th June - 3pm - $20
- Hi Boys (Qld)
- Mescalero (Nsw)

Labour Day Long Weekend
Sunday 5th October - 3pm - $20
 Shotdown From Sugartown (WA) - (Rusty Pinto, Jay McIvor, Jonathon Mathews)
- Pat Capocci Combo (Nsw)






The Western Distributors

featuring Andy Travers and Cathy Wearne


The Gasoline Pony

Marrickville Rd

Marrickville (nr cnr Victoria Rd and nr Sydenham Station)

3pm and free entry


MAY 2ND TO 4TH 2014




A Man Called Stu aka Stu Arkoff, former frontman of cult-icons Zombie Ghost Train, returns to the live music world with a new band. It's a welcome return for the darkly charismatic singer and his new 'Swampy-tonk' sound : surf-swamp meets classic 50's country and honky-tonk.

Stu's influential style has seen his music featured in movies, documentaries and tv shows including the hit American southern vampire series 'True Blood'.

A Man Called Stu has a killer live sound featuring local music royalty Roy 'Big Daddy' Payne (Don Walker, The Whiteliners) on pedal steel, Jordan C. Thomas on double bass and Danny Heifetz (Mr Bungle, Link Wray) on drums.

Swampy, twangin' and hauntingly good.



29 Reiby Place, Circular Quay

Ph 9251 2797






Throttle Roll: Not your typical motorcycle show

Picture this: It’s 1950. At the local hangout, Rockers in Daddy-O shirts and winklepickers are lounging by their stripped-back, garage-built motorcycles. The tunes are up on the juke box and rockabilly rebels are jiving like the bomb’s about to drop.

If the style of music and motorcycles gives you a special kind of feeling … You’re a Throttle Roller.

Throttle Roll is an annual celebration of custom motorcycle and Rockabilly culture, showcasing Australia’s biggest array of Café Racers, Bobbers, classic and custom bikes as well as Rockabilly music, fashion and dancing.

It is an event that pays homage to each individual bike and celebrates the relationship and creative link between bike and rider.

Some of the bikes on show are home-built, some shop-built and some are even top-floor-of-an-apartment-block-built-using-the-assistance-of-six-people-to-carry-it-down-six-flights-of-stairs-built.

True story.


Time and a Place

Throttle Roll is now being held over two days. The Saturday is the showcase event consisting of live music, djs and a celebration not to be missed. The Sunday is Mother’s Day as well as our hang over cure. Bikes, jazz, a bit of blues and recovery beers.

May 10 – Saturday – 12PM – Late
May 11 – Sunday – 12PM – Late

On the Sunday big screen:  Stories of Bike  Premiere 7pm – Australian Premiere of Why We Ride 7.30pm

Location: The Vic, Enmore. 2 Addison Road. CNR Victoria Road, Enmore.

Enmore is a short stroll from Newtown or Sydenham Train Station. By Short Stroll we mean 10 – 15 Minutes.

Parking: Street Parking is available. We are currently working with council to ensure Addison Rd in close proximity to the venue is Motorcycle Only parking on the Saturday.


Bands & Entertainment









Slim Jim Phantom continues to inspire and excite audiences worldwide; with a sound, style and image that remains as fresh today as it ever was, Phantom has cemented his place among rock royalty. Considered by many as the coolest drummer in rock n roll, Phantom’s influence is still clearly felt on today’s music scene with countless rockabilly drummers imitating his pioneering stand-up style.

Joining him on the upcoming tour is Australian psychobilly band, FIREBALLS; Eddie Fury, Joe Phantom, Pete Speed and Dylan Villain will join the bill as main support, for what promises to be the year’s most not-to-be-missed psycho-rockabilly extravaganza. (* Fireballs will not be appearing at the QLD shows).

Slim Jim Phantom has secured his place as a true rock n roll icon. As the legendary drummer for the Stray Cats Phantom, alongside band mates Brian Setzer and Lee Rocker, spearheaded the neo-rockabilly movement of the early 80s. With a love for 50s rock n roll the Stray Cats took inspiration from the bygone era and mixed with their youthful energy and aggression produced the updated hard-edged rockabilly sound that saw them conquer London, Europe and later the US, gaining fans among the likes of Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Robert Plant along the way.

By the late 70s Jim was playing in bands with school friend and bassist Lee Rocker and they soon joined forces with guitarist Brian Setzer. The rest as they say is history. During downtime from the Stray Cats Jim has worked with some of the world’s top artists and has played a part in many successful groups; notably “Phantom, Rocker and Slick” featuring guitarist Earl Slick which produced two popular albums, “The Swing Cats” featuring guitar ace Danny B Harvey and “Dead Men Walking” an all-star affair which boasted original members of The Sex Pistols, The Cult and Big Country among the line-up. Jim also enjoyed a stint playing with The Killer, rock n roll originator, Jerry Lee Lewis.

The Factory Theatre
105 Victoria Road, Marrickville
Box Office: Phone (02) 9550 3666




Supported by Twilight Rhythm Boys + Lucky Luke & His Shooting Stars

Like the comfortable crackle of a Wurlitzer jukebox, Wayne Hancock is the embodiment of traditional rockabilly, hillbilly boogie and swing

Wayne’s uncompromising interpretation of the music he loves is what defines him: steeped in traditional but never retro; bare bones but bone shaking; hardcore but with a swing.

Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock released his debut album ‘Thunderstorms and Neon Signs’ in 1995. His second album, ‘That’s What Daddy Wants’, was recorded in three days and gained such wide recognition that it was taken aboard the space shuttle Columbia. Hancock has continued to tour and record, releasing a further eight albums, many of which have become classics amongst music fans and musicians alike.

Authenticity and sincerity have been the cornerstones of Hancock’s writing and music since the start of his career. His refusal to compromise his vision and sell out his music has earned him a fiercely loyal following. The phrase most frequently echoed throughout his career is “Wayne Hancock is the real deal”.

Wayne ‘The Train’ Hancock is touring Australia as part of the GreazeFest Kustom Kulture Festivals, and will be performing at The Factory on Friday August 8, supported by the Twilight Rhythm Boys and Lucky Luke & His Shooting Stars.

$44 + booking fee


(02) 9550 3666


On sale now @ The Factory Theatre _____________________________________________________________________


 EVERY Thursday night at Miss Peaches, Newtown

Miss Peaches

Upstairs at the Marlborough Hotel,

201 Missenden Road, Newtown (Corner of King Street)

8pm to 11pm

Free entry



TEQUILA TWINS at The Corner House, Bondi

281 Bondi Road, Bondi


Free entry





Your Sundays at The Newtown Hotel just got dubbed - 'King St Dub'.

Every Sunday from 4pm

Brought in for the task of bringing you the fresh riddims is
Foreigndub & Friends.

Playing all styles of reggae and dub from around the globe.

Specials on the night with $10 Carlton Jugs and great food available.

Come down, get involved and join in on the fun.

Entry is Free.

We will be giving away every week (randomly from the ppl that click attend on FB)

a meal for 2 on the Sunday of the event. (ppl to be notified by private message on the weekend)


“Barrelhouse Boogie and Blues”

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

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

7pm to 11pm – free entry  









Geoff Bull and The Finer Cuts



Every Thursday night from  7:30pm to 10:30pm

Corridor, 153a King Street, Newtown. Ph 0422 873 879!__site 



Every Sunday 5pm to 8pm

East Sydney Hotel

Corner Crown & Cathedral Streets, Woolloomooloo

Ph 9358 1975


Level 1, Casino,
The Star
80 Pyrmont Street


No relevant gigs for the month of April.


All Star Jazz Nights at Dome

  Level 1, Entry from Cleveland Street

Corner of Crown Street and Cleveland Street

Surry Hills NSW 2010

Ph 9699 3460

Doors open at 6pm. Main Band begins at 7:30pm. Cover charge.


  Thursday April 17th - Dan Barnett and Friends
 Thursday April 24th - Gabby Birmingham, Wane Kelly, Brendan Clarke, and Andrew Dickeson



Ashfield RSL Gig Guide


374 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield

Friday, 18 April 08:00PM  Vintage Overdrive

Friday, 25 April 08:00PM  Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces

Friday, 2 May 08:00PM - Voodoo Rhythm

Friday, 9 May 08:00PM - Matchbox

Friday, 16 May 08:00PM - No Brakes

Friday, 23 May 08:00PM - Roc-A-Tac

Friday, 30 May 08:00PM - 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 17th April - Palmer and Co 7-11

Thur 24th April - Palmer and Co 7-11 

Sun 27th April - RSYS Kirribilli 12-3


Thur 1st May - Palmer and Co 7-11 

Thur 8th May - Palmer and Co 7-11 

Thur 15th May - Palmer and Co 7-11 

Fri 16th May - Camden RSL Club 8-12

Thur 22nd May - Palmer and Co 7-11 

Thur 29th May - Palmer and Co 7-11












Friday 25th


Torque Bar and Grill Parramatta rd Concord 12pm-1pm

Friday 2nd


Camden RSL 23 Cawder Street Camden 8:30pm-12:00am

Friday 9th

Commercial Club Albury 618 Dean St Albury NSW 2640 9:00pm - 1:00am





Gig Guide


Saturday 26th
St Marys Band Club - 8.30pm


Saturday 3rd
All Shook Up Dance Studio Charity Ball, Maitland Town Hall

Sunday 18th
Harbour Cruise, Rhythmboat Cruises, departs 11.45am King St Wharf, $55pp includes buffet lunch. Bookings 98793942


Saturday 14th
Rock n Roll Charity Ball, Central; Coast Leagues Club

Sunday 22nd
Cronulla RSL Club - 12.30pm











Saturday, 19th of April 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 26th of April 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Friday, 02nd of May 2014   Ashfield RSL   8:00pm
Saturday, 03rd of May 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 10th of May 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 17th of May 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 24th of May 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 31st of May 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 07th of June 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 14th of June 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 21st of June 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm
Saturday, 28th of June 2014   Eastern Suburbs Legion Club   8:00pm







Sunday 20th April

Cronulla RSL, 38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla

12:30pm to 3:30pm - Free entry


Friday 11th July

Burwood RSL, 96 Shaftesbury Road, Burwood

8:30pm to 12:00am - Free entry


Sunday 20th July

Cronulla RSL, 38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla

12:30pm to 3:30pm - Free entry





91 Sydenham Road (Cnr Fitzroy Street), Marrickville


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


SUNDAY 20th April - Roadrunners


SUNDAY 27th April - Hunter & Suzy Owens


SUNDAY 4th May - Cartwheels (VIC)


SUNDAY 11th May- Satellite V


SUNDAY 18th May - Blackhill Ramblers (VIC)


SUNDAY 25th May - Cash Only

SUNDAY 15th June - Roadrunners



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