Rockabilly Dance Lessons Gig Guide & Newsletter
Corporate Entertainment Testimonials

Updated Monday 23rd March 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. 

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 12th April at 6pm.

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



  • Jump, Jive and Wail! Sunday 12th April at 6pm - The Flynn Hotel

  • Roadhouse Rockabilly - every Thursday - Miss Peaches, Newtown

  • Drey Rollan Band - Thursday 26th March - Miss Peaches Newtown

  • Cruisin' Deuces - Monday 30th March - Opera Bar

  • Jake Shimobukuro (USA) - Thursday 9th April - The Basement

  • Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz - Saturday 11th April - The Basement

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

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

  • Drey Rollan Band - Sunday 26th April - Forresters 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

  • Si Cranstoun (UK) - Friday 12th June - Manhattan Bowl Mascot (more details to come)

  • Lucky Luke & His Shooting Stars Gig Guide

  • 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 1st 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

  • Marrickville Bowling and Recreation Club Gig Guide

  • Swing Pit

  • Country Roads with Ronnie Boy on 2RRR

  • Sydney Blues Society Gig Guide






SUNDAY 12th April   








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

Sydney on Sunday 12th April 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





Every Thursday at Miss Peaches, Newtown


March 26th – Drey Rollan Band


Every Thursday From 7pm 

201 Missenden Rd,









Cruisin' Deuces



The Cruisin’ Deuces were born out of a love of traditional Honky-tonk, Western Swing

and Rockabilly music. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, the boys blend the southern

twang of Telecasters with crying steel guitars and driving bass.

The soulful harmonies of Dr Zane Banks (lead guitar) and Mr Jordan C. Thomas (upright bass)

 and their burning solos blend with the mournful wail of the pedal steel and bring the sounds

of Texas, Memphis and Nashville to Sydney for a hootenanny you’ll never forget.


Opera Bar

Lower Concourse Level,

Sydney Opera House

9247 1666

7:30pm Free entry







Jake Shimabukuro, a wizard with the ukulele, returns on an Australian tour with his most ambitious and magical album yet, Grand Ukulele, produced by genius producer Alan Parsons (Dark Side of The Moon, Abbey Road).

He found fame initially on YouTube with his rendition of George Harrison's 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' which led to collaborations with the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Bette Midler, Yo-Yo Ma, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Levon Helm, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Les Paul, Dave Koz and Chris Botti.

In a relatively short career, Jake Shimabukuro has already redefined a heretofore under-the-radar instrument, been declared a musical "hero" by Rolling Stone, won accolades from the disparate likes of Eddie Vedder, Perez Hilton and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wowed audiences on TV (Jimmy Kimmel, Conan), earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis, and even played in front of the Queen of England.

Forget everything you know about the ukulele - let Jake Shimabukuro open your mind to his incredible and magical uke-world on his Australian Tour!

The Basement,

7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay

Ph 9251 2797







Guitarist Hank Marvin has achieved legendary status the world over. From his early days with The Shadows, through to his forays into everything from rock 'n roll to swing and gypsy jazz, his technical skill, precision and rhythmic integrity brings us music that invades the soul. Marvin's quartet 'Hank Marvin Gypsy Jazz' features virtuoso accordionist Nunzio Mondia, stand out rhythm guitarist Gary Taylor and guest bassist, Robbie Pisano. Debut album 'Django's Castle' is flying high in the USA Jazz charts.


"All guns fully loaded - this is a treat all around" (Hall Of Fame - Top 100 Reviewer - Brady Harp)

"Marvin plays it as though it's the only sound he's been perfecting his entire life. Melodically and rhythmically the tunes and performances are sophisticated and sublime." (Pop Culture Classics by Paul freeman)

"Marvin stands well out on every cut, Taylor the true swingin' rhythm section. Mondia sandwiched in between, but a guy who comes out with killer solos as well, complementing Marvin or carrying on the melodics - in essence, playing Grappelli to Marvin's Django. Forget about me choosing a favourite track, as every single cut is dauntingly gemlike." (Fame Review by Mark S. Tucker)

Don't miss the opportunity to hear this amazing quartet and one of the world's most renowned guitarists and in an intimate setting.

The Basement,

7 Macquarie Place, Circular Quay

Ph 9251 2797








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


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







SATURDAY 9th May & SUNDAY 10th May


THROTTLE ROLL - Save the date!


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.






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!!!












Oxford Tavern,

1 New Canterbury Rd, Petersham

2pm to 5pm



153a King Street, Newtown









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 





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




“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





No relevant gigs for March






Gig Guide



March 2015

Thu 26 March
Spring St Social Bondi Junction 7pm
Isaiah B Brunt CD Launch with Don Hopkins
Dinner & Show $25 Bookings 02 9389 2485
110 Spring Street, Bondi Junction

Fri 27 & Sat 28 March
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











Gig Guide

374 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield  



Friday, 27th March 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Flaming Stars


Friday, 3rd April 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Juke Box Jive



Friday, 10th April 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Matchbox



Friday, 17th April 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Roc-A-Tac



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







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


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

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