Rockabilly Dance Lessons Gig Guide & Newsletter
Corporate Entertainment Testimonials

Updated Tuesday 26th May 2015



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 20th June 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 20th June!




  • Jump, Jive and Wail! SATURDAY 20th June - The Flynn Hotel

  • Roadhouse Rockabilly - every Thursday - Miss Peaches, Newtown

  • Memory Lane Festival - Sunday 7th June - Bundeena Bowlo

  • God save the Queen featuring Snowdroppers and Rumjacks - Sunday 7th June - Lansdowne Hotel

  • Spurs for Jesus - Sunday 7th June - Botany View Hotel

  • Damn right I've got the Blues & Roots - Friday 12th June - Vanguard, Newtown

  • Rock Cat Rock - Friday 19th June - Ramsgate RSL

  • Satellite V - Sunday 21st June - Shady Pines

  • Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market - Sunday 26th July - Manning House & Manning Bar

  • Kitty, Daisy & Lewis (UK) - Saturday 1st August - Metro Theatre

  • Fifties Fair - Sunday 23rd August - Rose Seidler House

  • One Velvet Evening featuring Tex Perkins & Justine Clark - The Factory, Marrickville

  • Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox - Thursday 3rd September - Metro Theatre

  • Gangsters' Ball - Saturday 5th September - Metro Theatre

  • Wes Pudsey & The Sonic Aces Gig Guide

  • Barrelhouse Boogie and Blues - every second Wednesday @ Palmer & Co (Next one is Wednesday 27th May)

  • 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





SATURDAY 20th June








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

Sydney on Saturday 20th June 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



28th May - Satellite V

Every Thursday From 7pm 

201 Missenden Rd,









June 7 - The Lansdowne plays host to God Save The Queen mini festival.

All Day and Night music mayhem featuring:
the snowdroppers
The Rumjacks
Born Lion
The Stiffys
The Mountains
The Cherry Dolls
The Persian Drugs and more to be announced in coming weeks.

King St Tattoo will be set up giving out flash tats on site all day for chump change.
Awesome food and drinks.
full day of fully sick!

get your tix before they run out:













"Damn Right I’ve got the Blues and Roots!"

A night of traditional blues with a bit of a spin-off in a few different directions: 3 bands, 3 treatments.

Tickets are $18.80 and are available from

or call on 02 9557 9409

The Blues Preachers:

Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals were chosen by Yoko Ono as runners up in the John Lennon 70th. Birthday Anniversary Song writing Contest for their song about the GFC "Divine Justice Coming Down". They will make you want to get up and dance with their joyful country and ragtime blues, and send a shiver down your spine with their atmospheric feels, echoing and paying homage to the sacred sounds of early artists such as Blind Willie Johnson and The Reverend Robert Wilkins.

Bonnie Kay and The Bonafides

Here is a unique sort of soulful and sassy package of blues and roots : Open it! Bonnie Kay, a contemporary America n singe r/songwriter from Philly who landed in Australia via Tokyo, uses acoustic, fingerpicking, slide -guitar techniques, plus a voice reminiscent of blues icon Bonnie Raitt's, to deliver her own red-hot, sexy sound. Her Bona fide companions ? Matt Russ ell adde d depth and support to the sound when the two became a duo. Wayne Rigby made the duo a trio with his saxophone and flute , taking the dance to a sobbing heap on the floor and then lifting it up into a foot-stomping, hollering hootenanny . Add Jed Wesley Smith on double bass , Peregrin Chiara on drums and Tanya Bethune on trumpet and you’ve got additional elements of jazz, soul and funk- a Bona fide Band with a capital B. That, there , is the whole truth.


Sugar Bowl Hokum

Rewinding the musical clock to a time when cocaine and reefer were legal, modern womanhood was redefined ,the first sexual revolution was under way and blues was the pop music of the day, Sugar Bowl Hokum perform songs that draw on these themes. Comprised of PKon double bass, Tim O, Driscollon percussion, Michael Meissner on acoustic guitar &ukulele, Gray Read on Harmonica &Cassandra Woodfield on vocals and kazoo, their sound is bluesy&ragtime with some early jazz and swing overtones. The line up is often augmented by trumpet. Their music has been played by specialist DJ’s on community radio stations

Tickets are $18.80 and are available from

or call on 02 9557 9409





Ramsgate RSL

Corner Ramsgate Road and Chuter Avenue,

Sans Souci






Satellite V at Shady Pines


Shop 4 

256 Crown Street, Darlinghurst

6pm to 9pm

Free entry


SUNDAY 26th July





KITTY, DAISY & LEWIS - Metro Theatre


Described as “a gift to those of us who still believe in magic” (The Observer), London siblings Kitty, Daisy & Lewis Durham are super talented songwriters/musicians

Their music background is rooted in the tradition where songs are handed down and sung at family gatherings playing any instrument they lay their hands on. They have sold over a quarter of a million albums worldwide, sold out headline tours, have opened shows for major bands including Coldplay and Stereophonics and the trio is also set to take to the stage in July at Fuji Rock Festival.

From a very young age they have been inspiring audiences and gathering an impressive fan base from Amy Winehouse and Eagles Of Death Metal to David Lynch and Dustin Hoffman.





Fifties Fair at Rose Seidler House



Fifties Fair returns to the iconic Rose Seidler House for its 20th year!

To celebrate, for a limited time only, you can snap up tickets at a reduced early bird rate of only $35 each.

Secure your tickets to be part of the most swinging event on the calendar. Shop for authentic 50s fashion, furniture and vintage wares or get styled by experienced vintage hair stylists. Then join in the fabulous Fifties Fair fashion parade for the chance to win first prize.

Party along to jive and rock ‘n’ roll dancing demonstrations by Swing Time Australia, music by DJs Limpin’ Jimmy & Swingin’ Kitten, and more to be confirmed.

Tuck into food and snacks by Porteño, Madame Pop and AllPress Espresso, and admire the displays of classic cars.

Come inside and marvel at Rose Seidler House, Australia’s iconic 50s home, with its original furniture and fixtures.

Getting to Fifties Fair is easy. We operate a free vintage shuttle bus on the day between Turramurra Station and Rose Seidler House, thanks to Sydney Bus Museums.

And if you can’t wait, remember that Rose Seidler House is open every Sunday from 11am – 4pm

Early bird tickets are limited and are available until 24 May or until sold out.

Full ticket price, after 24 May:

Adult $49
Members and concession $39
Group (4 or more) $35 each

Buy your $35 early bird tickets now





One Velvet Evening brings together Tex Perkins and Justine Clarke celebrating the songs of Lee Hazlewood

and Nancy Sinatra. The shows will take in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney this August.

With voices like silk and leather and the backing of a truly great band, these two old buddies breath new life into songs like Summer Wine, These Boots Are Made For Walking, Sugartown and Some Velvet Morning.

Tickets On Sale Friday 22nd May - 10:00AM









Nice Events & Mister Dibley presents:


- Australia/New Zealand tour 2015 -

Following a sold out tours across the US and the UK, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox have announced their first Australian tour – to arrive on our shores in September 2015.

29th August Powerstaion, Auckland
30th August Bodega, Wellington
2nd September Panthers, Newcastle
3rd September Metro Theatre, Sydney
4th September Anitas, Wollongong
5th September The Tivoli, Brisbane
6th September GC Arts Centre, Gold Coast
9th September The Forum, Melbourne
10th September HQ, Adelaide
11th September The Astor, Perth

There is a very good possibility that you may have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox on an array of social media platforms. These clever and talented performances have likely shown up on Facebook walls, twitter pages and more, no doubt captioned with glowing praises for their uncanny ability to take a contemporary pop hit and reincarnate it into a superb, vintage-flavored songbook standard from the last century.

Imagine a Beyoncé, Britney Spears or Taylor Swift song reworked as if they were earmarked for Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, or Nina Simone and accompanied by a rousing mini-big band that sounds like a cheekier Benny Goodman Orchestra on Red Bull.

After their cover of Miley Cyrus’ "We Can't Stop" racked up over 12 Million views on YouTube, Bradlee and his revolving door of seemingly endless talent have become the go-to YouTube channel for music you have to hear. Last month Postmodern Jukebox reached over 2 million subscribers on YouTube and amassed over 232 million views. They have recently been turning Taylor Swift into vintage cabaret with their take on Blank Space, jazzing up Meghan Trainor’s All About the Bass, adding a 70’s soul vibe to Backstreet Boys I Want It that Way plus making a powerful vocal/piano version of Hozier’s Take Me To Church.

Just like with their popular videos, each song in PMJ's live concert bridges the gap between generations, providing fresh, yet familiar-sounding tunes that appeals to all ages. Influential website
describes Post Modern Jukebox as ‘a vintage filter on today’s Top 40’ whilst 
calls it a ‘viral music empire ... making original content that everyone knows the words to.” Writers and reviewers across the world agree that this is one musical experience that transcends the ages and should not be missed.


Tickets -





GANGSTERS' BALL - Metro Theatre


So what exactly is the Gangsters’ Ball?

Well for starters it is not a sit-down dinner or theatre show. It is a faithful recreation of a 1930’s style Speakeasy Club, so you can walk around the venue, dance, gamble, get your hair & makeup done at the styling parlour, have your portrait taken at the photo booth, grab a cocktail or two and mingle with your friends. We encourage attendees to partake in every aspect of the show and experience all the fun and mayhem of 1930’s & 40's entertainment and culture.

VIP ticket holders will be treated to gourmet canapés and decadent treats in their exclusive VIP viewing areas.

Each year over 3,000 Mobsters, Molls and Flappers step back in time to a bygone era. An era when men wore three-piece suits, fedora hats and silk ties, women wore feathers, furs and pill box hats, big bands ruled the airwaves and gangsters ruled the streets.

The Gangsters’ Ball is 5hrs of interactive and non-stop entertainment where the audience is as much a part of the show as the performers. Featuring the biggest names in Cabaret, Sideshow Vaudeville, Burlesque, Magic, Illusion and Big Band Swing, it is an event like no other and one not to be missed.

Every show also features one of Australia’s best Swing Bands, Swing/Rock 'n' Roll DJ’s, The Gambling Den - with Poker, Roulette and Black Jack tables, Pin-up models, merchandise stalls, cocktail bars, vintage styling parlour, photo booth and much, much more...







Fri May 29  

Gig at Club Marconi 8pm-midnight


Sat Oct 24  

 Gig at the Entrance Hotel for Chromefest 



“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










Gig Guide



May 2015

Fri 29 & Sat 30 May Cosmopolitan Cafe, Double Bay 7 - 11pm
Don Hopkins at the grand piano

Sun 31 May Botany View Hotel, Newtown
Sydney Blues Society’s Monthly Blues Jam
Don Hopkins, Rob Grosser & Illya Szwec
597 King Street, Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9519 4501










Gig Guide

374 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield  


Friday, 29th May 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Flaming Stars



Friday, 5th June 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Juke Box Jive



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



 Friday, 19th June 8:00PM to 12:00AM - Roc-A-Tac



Friday, 26th June 8:00PM 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!



 Thu 4th & 18th - Palmer and Co 7-10

Abercrombie lane, Sydney, Quartet


Sat 6th - Camden RSL Club 8-12

with DJ Grizzly Adams, Full band


Sun 7th & 14th - Woollarah Hotel 6.30-9.30

rockin' sunday arvo with 4-piece band


Sun 21st - Briars at Greenlees 12-3

Ian Parade, Concord, Trio Gig


Fri 26th - Penrith RSL Club 8-11.30

great dance floor, Full band








Gig Guide


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

Friday 19th Gunnamatta Pavilion (Fund raiser) 39-41 Nicholson Pde Cronulla 6:30pm-11:30pm

Sunday 21st Towradgi Beach Hotel 170 Pioneers road Wollongong 3:30pm-6:30pm

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


Friday 10th Ashfield RSL Club Liverpool road Ashfield 8:30pm-12:00am

Saturday 11th Burns Club ACT (South side Rockers Social) 8 Kett Street, Kambah ACT 8:00pm-12:00am

Friday 17th Penrith RSL Club 8 Tindale street Penrith 8:00pm-11:30pm

Saturday 25th Port Kembla Leauges Club(Footloose Rockers Socail) 4 Wentworth street Port Kembla 8:00pm-11:30pm




Gig Guide

June 2015

Saturday 6th
Guildford Leagues Club - 7.30pm

Sunday 7th
Central Coast Leagues Club, Parkview, CC Jazz League - 2pm

Sunday 21st
Collaroy Beach Club - 4.30pm

Sunday 28th
Cronulla RSL Club - 12.30pm


Friday 3rd
Penrith RSL Club - 8pm

Saturay 4th
Private Function, Bankstown Sports Club

Friday 24th
Ashfield RSL Club - 8pm

Saturday 25th
St Marys Band Club - 8pm


Sunday 23rd
Collaroy Beach Club - 4.30pm    







Sunday 19th July, 2015

Cronulla RSL Club
38 Gerrale Street, Cronulla NSW



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