Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

The Rivoli Ballroom

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Description

Saturday 10 February 2018 and 3 other Saturdays
20:00 - 01:00
£17
Live Music, Something A Little Different, Activity, Date Night
Live Music, Rhythm and Blues, Jazz
Over 21. 18-20? Contact us first via jiveparty.com

Fancy putting on your glad rags and dancing in the fabulous retro Rivoli Ballroom – with a live band, DJs and a beginners’ jive lesson to kick the evening into swing? Our ever-popular monthly Jive Parties have a lively buzz, and the best jive, swing and original R&B music around. Jive Party is for beginners and experts alike. Or you could just come along as many do and soak up the atmosphere, enjoy the music, watch the dancing and drink at pub prices in one of the most iconic venues around. No pressure to dance - but you’ll probably want to.  

The Rivoli really is such a wonderfully nostalgic blast from the best of the past and when combined with the authentic 40's and 50's sounds of live bands and amazing djing between the sets at Jive Party it really does turn into a magical night. If you don't believe us then check out our recent customers' comments.

Bands coming up are
2018 Dates

January 20        JG & The Ultimates
February 10       Joey & The Jivers
March 17            Kai Hoffman Kombo
April 21               Miss Annie & The Midnight Shift
May 19                 TBC

A bit about JG & The ULTIMATES!

We’re thrilled to invite JG & the Ultimates back
 to The Rivoli on January 20th 2017. This truly rockin’ rhythm &
blues band is fronted by guitarist, Jay Gipson. Jay has been performing
now for 30 years in a variety of bands, guises & genres.

“It wasn’t until I began to play at the many vintage events that I discovered there was this whole community of people who danced jive, lindy and swing and were also so enthused and dedicated to the ‘Vintage’ sound, dance, era & lifestyle.”

Says Jay, “I’ve always loved ‘blues, jazz & soul’ of all kinds and it’s what I’ve listened to and been into the most since I first picked up a guitar. But
 it wasn’t until I began to play at the many vintage events that I discovered there was this whole community of people who danced jive, lindy and swing and were also so enthused and dedicated to the ‘Vintage’ sound, dance, era and lifestyle.”

The music and style of ‘JG & the Ultimates’ is immersed in the retro sounds of the 50’s & 60’s but with a strong leaning towards the bluesy side of rock & roll, jump blues & R&B. The band comprises seasoned musicians who also have played and play for a long list of other well known
artists including the Drifters, The Four Tops, Mike Sanchez, The Glen Miller Orchestra, Laura B, The Drugstore Cowboys, Si Cranstoun, Dexter
Shaw, West Weston, Ray Gelato, Jools Holland Orchestra, JD McPherson and Barrence Whitfield.

Our February Jive Party will feature a beginners’ jive class and DJs to kick off the evening, followed by two sets from the band.

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Location

The Rivoli Ballroom
350 Brockley Road, London, SE4 2BY



Nearest station:
Crofton Park (Rail)

Terms

1. The ticket holder voluntarily assumes all risks and danger incidental to the event for which the ticket is issued, whether occurring prior, during or after the event. The ticket holder voluntarily agrees that the management, venue, event participants, DesignMyNight (WFL Media Ltd) and all of their respective agents, officers, directors, owners and employers are expressly released by the ticket holder from any claims arising from such causes.
2. Tickets are issued subject to the rules and regulations of the venue.
3. Please check your tickets, as mistakes cannot always be rectified.
4. Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the promoter, team, performer or venue for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled, please contact us for information on receiving a refund from the responsible party. If the event was moved or rescheduled, the venue or promoter may set refund limitations. It is your responsibility to ascertain the date and time of any rearranged event.
5. The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of the patrons.
6. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed.
7. We regret that tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded after purchase.
8. Tickets are sold subject to the venue or promoter's right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
9. If this ticket is re-sold or transferred for profit or commercial gain by anyone other than the promoter, venue management, DesignMyNight or one of their authorised sub-agents, it will become voidable and the holder may be
refused entry to or ejected from the venue.
10. The venue may operate a No Smoking Policy.
11. The promoter, venue management and DesignMyNight accept no responsibility for any personal property.
12. The event listed on the purchased ticket is strictly for ticket holders who are over 18 years of age. Identification may be required.

Organiser

Jive Party

Graham and Ken at Jive Party

http://www.jiveparty.com

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The two guys who run Jive Party - Ken and Graham - have been putting on these great nights for over 20 years now!! They are just about getting the hang of it!! Keep up the great work. The venue is simply unique- if you haven't been to the Rivoli then it is worth visiting simply to experience it -and that's before you enjoy the bands,dj sets and of course the dancing. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on November 28th, 2017
5
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One of the most beautiful venues in the whole country, let alone London. Amazing and friendly staff. crowd that come here are very nice and dancers are of all abilities. Re someone's previous comment re experienced dancers taking over the whole floor, agree this does happen a bit but it's also novice dancers that leave elbows out when spinning and also decide to try a carry a full drinks tray across a busy dance floor..... You can always find some fault but this is a truly wonderful place. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-11-18
by on November 20th, 2017
5
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2 person(s) found this helpful

Fantastic evening of jive. One of my fave places Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-04-15
by on November 15th, 2017
5
1 person(s) found this helpful

Laura B fantastic really great evening. Just a pity some dancers can't be a little more considerate of those around them. They may be good but they don't own the entire floor space. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 26th, 2017
4

The price for tickets is too high and tgere was no aircon. The music was too laud too. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 25th, 2017
3

Love it brilliant every time I go !! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

Fantastic night, music and atmosphere was great!!! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

Fantastic venue, if you are in to the 50's and dance this is a must. Laura B was superb. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

Good night great music and dancing Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
4

The Rivoli has to be the most beautiful venue in London - a true gem. A fantastic band and a warm, friendly atmosphere make this a very special night. I loved it. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

I had the best night in a long time. Great venue, staff are great, band was excellent, it gets hot, sure, if you’re dancing your sox off. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

A very enjoyable night. I have emailed the Rivoli Ballroom asking whether they have Swing Dance nights. As we are swing dancers, and love the 30’s and 40’s music, it would be fantastic if there was a designated Swing Dance event. Thank you. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

Jive party at the Rivoli Ballroom was absolutely brilliant! I was there with friends for a birthday celebration otherwise I don’t think I would’ve ever thought to go. Lots of people were dressed in their amazing jive outfits, the music was fabulous and even I got into the dancing! The ballroom itself was a wonderfully old-time shabby chic with original fixtures and the staff were really friendly. All round an amazing night! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

The evening was most enjoyable from start to finish. I loved it! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

I always enjoy Jive Night. A good idea to get some friends together and go, especially if you aren’t that confident in your dance skills but you can dance with people outside your group without too much trouble. The bands are always great and the music choices appropriate to the era with a few modern ones thrown in. The best thing about the Rivoli though is the fact that it’s never been remodeled. It’s like stepping back in time and all the original details are incredible. It is such an amazing venue! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-10-21
by on October 24th, 2017
5

Large good quality floor and drinks are at pub prices, and not expensive pubs. Doormen are very polite and professional as are the bar staff, ticket seller on the door, and the iconic owner of the Rivoli, Bill, who is now in his eighties. The place is often used for location shoots for movies about the forties and fifties, and is located immediately opposite Crofton Park Railway station, so it's easy and only fifteen minutes to get to from the Elephant and Castle or Victoria. The bands are always good, and the beginners dance lesson is competently run.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

George, thanks for stopping by to leave a review - we appreciate it and are so glad you enjoy out Jive nights so much. We're gunning for that 5th star though, what do we need to do to get it?
by on October 16th, 2017
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1 person(s) found this helpful

Great venue and atmosphere!! The friendliest crowd in London. Don't miss the dance lesson at the bigging great ice breaker to meet new friends. Dress retro or you' ll feel out of place.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Thanks Laura! Hope you enjoy our bands and music too - and thanks for the 5 stars!!
by on July 23rd, 2017
5
1 person(s) found this helpful

Great night in an amazing venue. Good priced drinks and a great band. I am not an experienced dancer but there were many there who were very helpful and happy to take me for a spin and show me some steps. Just a pity that there were less men that women during the dance class as it would have been nice if everyone could have had a partner. Invite your male friends everyone! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-07-15

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Yes - come on guys! Dive in! (Not literally!) To be fair it's usually pretty well balanced male- female. Thanks for leaving a 5-star review Olivia, much appreciated.
by on July 17th, 2017
5
1 person(s) found this helpful

Good band. Dj: improvement needed Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-07-15

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Hi Gilles - what would you like the DJ to play? We'll see what we can do.
by on July 17th, 2017
3

Great as always, been going regular for over 4 years. But I feel that numbers attending have dropped gradually over time due to the increase in the ticket cost. Fairer cost , I feel would be £12 on line, £15 on door. Also the marjority of guests cannot dance, so I feel that when the band is off stage, the music should change tempo to slower jive as taught in the taster class. Its can be very hard to dance all night to a fast rock and roll or fast swing beat when you try to dance with beginners. Hopefully these comments will be taken note of as I genially feel it would improve the experience of those attending , and they will come back. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-07-15

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Hi Leslie, so glad you enjoyed the night. The numbers do tend to drop as we go into and through the summer months, partially due to other attractions like Wimbledon and BBQs etc! We take your point about slower numbers from the DJ - last Saturday we had a guest DJ who is used to playing to a crowd of experienced dancers and so played his usual up-tempos set - however we'll take your point into consideration when we are there next. You ticket price suggestions unfortunately would have us running at a loss and so would be unsustainable, but I don't see why we shouldn't run a special offer now and then to certain people such as our regular customers - leave it with us, we'll have a think about that,
by on July 17th, 2017
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A great fun night with brilliant dancers and a great band (Miss Annie & the Night shift) All set in such an amazing dance hall. Myself and my wife will definitely be back again for more. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-07-15

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Thanks Stephen your remarks are much appreciated.
by on July 17th, 2017
5

Great night - fab band and great DJ (JC from France!) Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-07-15

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

JC is always popular - shame we couldn't get that 5th star from you but come back and see if we deserve it next time!
by on July 17th, 2017
4

very hot and no aircon. - so more fans would have been good.... Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-06-17

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

We have two large fans either side of the stage great for cooling off, and fans in two of the bar doorways, but you're right it does get hot in the summer. Spare shirt recommended...
by on June 19th, 2017
3

It was great! the music was really nice and i had a great time. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 30th, 2017
5

DJ sets slightly too loud Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 23rd, 2017
4

Excellent night as always, thank you for making this happen Rivoli :) Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Great band and great dancing Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Great as usual love coming to the Rivoil Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Only my second time there but I love it, the music was brilliant, had a great time dancing and it felt like a great environment Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
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The evening was such a happy and positive time. My partner and I had not danced together in this kind of way before and we had no previous jive experience so it was wonderful not to feel intimidated but rather to enjoy a lovely freedom to have a go! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
4

Brilliant night! Great band and fantastic party atmosphere. Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Fab night! Great band and lots of classy dancers .... Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
4

Always a perfect night, with great music and a birlliant atmosphere Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

A brilliant night as always. A fabulous band and great dancers in a gorgeous venue. The only thing that could improve it would be air conditioning! Visited The Rivoli Ballroom on 2017-05-20
by on May 22nd, 2017
5

Keeping the jive alive! It's fabulous and one of my favourite venues for dancing with probably the best live band acoustics. People make the effort to dress for The Rivoli Ballroom and the bands are top notch. Even bar prices are reasonable. As Jackson Sloan says "Keeping the jive alive". Never stop.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Thanks for your lovely comments Iain. The Rivoli Ballroom is indeed a special venue. The band tonight is particularly suited for the Rivoli too.
by on May 16th, 2017
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1 person(s) found this helpful

Amazing venue and night. Been to this place twice and always leave with a smile on my face and an unforgettable experience. Looking to book my 3rd time now, jive on.

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Hi Cezar I'm sure you won't be disappointed tonight either. Juke Joint Jump always bring the house down. See you later. All the best Graham
by on May 15th, 2017
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1 person(s) found this helpful

An incredible venue and an amazing night. Even the security staff are friendly. Love the music love the ballroom

Reply from Jive Party @ The Rivoli Ballroom

Totally agree :-)
by on January 1st, 1970
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