Rhythm Junction London

Imperial College Concert Hall


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Saturday 5 September 2015
19:00 - 00:00
Tickets £18.00
Festival, Live Music, Something A Little Different, Themed Nights
Jazz, Live Music, Retro

Rhythm Junction London - a celebration of live vintage music and dance.

Reviving the glamour of the Swing Era, Rhythm Junction London will feature two of the hottest swing and jive bands in the country. London’s hep cats are invited to come down for a jam-packed night of swinging rhythms, revelry and jazz spirit.

Brought to you by the team from the Down for the Count Swing OrchestraRhythm Junction London is taking place at Imperial College Concert Hall, which for one night only will be transformed into a vintage dance hall.

The night starts with a 30-minute dance lesson from vintage jazz dancer Nikki Santilli - she'll be teaching you jazz moves that you'll love, whether you're an experienced dancer or have never danced before!

Afterwards the amazing Swing Commanders will take to the stage to play an awesome set of West Coast Swing, boogie-woogie, 50's jazz and more.

Then Down for the Count will blow you away with a great set of big band swing classics from the 1920s to the 1940s.

With DJ support from House of Amelia and a licensed bar open all evening, Rhythm Junction London is sure to be a swinging vintage night out.

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Imperial College Concert Hall
Beit Quadrangle Prince Consort Road, London, SW7 2BB

Nearest station:
South Kensington (Tube)


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Down for the Count Festivals

Down for the Count are a swing band and events organisation team based in North London. They regularly perform for vintage events and dances across the country, and also organise live music nights and festivals.


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Super fun evening! Down For The Count were excellent, as always! The Swing Commanders were great too. And I'm really glad my friends convinced me to get involved with the line dancing, cos although it wasn't what I was used to, it was really good fun - and that's what a great night out is all about! Looking forward to next year's Rhythm Junction already!
by on September 13th, 2015
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Thoroughly enjoyable evening! We have seen Down for the Count many times now and they never fail to fill a dance floor, but the Swing Commanders were an added bonus! Fantastic watching all the dancers too, so thanks everyone, and let's do it again soon.
by on September 7th, 2015
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This was an epic night. When Down for the Count plays, you know you are in for treat! Excellent ability to entertain not only ears but also dancers! The whole dancefloor was packed with dancers. What can be better? Down for the Coung playing together with The Swing Commanders! That was epic night and you should cry if you missed it!
by on September 7th, 2015
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I missed the class but Nikki Santilli always gives a good class no matter the level. The venue was an attractive one with a good floor for dancers. The Swing Commanders played an eclectic mix of music and it was good to hear a range of western swing instrumentation (inc. violin and steel guitar) and harmony vocals. Not sure that the "dosey do" dance was right for a swing evening as it made it feel more like a ceilidh than a swing dance event. As ever 'Down for the Count' had a very good handle on what makes a good swing night. The MD did admit 50 mins or so into their set that they had run out of music. (Might be an idea to work up some other numbers perhaps?) An improvised number and route 66 with the Swing Commanders rectified the situation. A ticket price of £18 isn't cheap (but it came in less than some Swing Patrol events) but two large bands on a Sat. night ain't gonna come cheap. All in all a pleasant evening and this outfir deservce to be supported for putting another swing option in the calendar. BB

Reply from Rhythm Junction London

"Hi Brian, thanks for your review and we're glad that you had a good night. It was great to see so many people there dancing and enjoying live music. We know that a "dosey do" isn't to everyone's tastes, however a country dance like that is a great way of getting everyone warmed up and involved - especially for the people there who had not danced swing before, and something a little different for the swing dancers too! As for your other comment, there might have been some confusion for which we apologise. Because Down for the Count started 5 minutes early, we had time to add some extra numbers into our set (something we very rarely get to do!). We had planned to do the special "Route 66" encore with the Swing Commanders and had wanted to leave plenty of time for this, but had actually left more than we needed this time.
by on September 7th, 2015

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