Fri 14th Dec - Mon 17th Dec
Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend
@ The Victoria Hotel, Torquay
Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend: Mike Sanchez, Ricky Cool & The In Crowd, Devil’s Cut Combo, The Cadillac Kings, Sweet Georgia Boys, Alan & Lisa (Swingstyle), Mike & Mel (Get In The Swing), Steve & Tara (JiveRevive)
This will be Jump Jive & Boogie's third year at The Victoria Hotel. Located in the heart of the English Riviera, the Victoria Hotel is part of family owned hotel group TLH, boasting four hotels on a single 7 acre site with outstanding leisure facilities, including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa and gym, games room and its own pub!
The Victoria Hotel is a popular venue for dance events as it has two beautiful ballrooms, one with a sprung dance floor and the second with a cushioned floor – perfect for dancing. The value price includes three nights half board, all the bands, dance classes and a mulled wine reception. A fabulous pre-Christmas treat!
Mike Sanchez is one of the most exciting and charismatic performers of Rhythm & Blues and Rock 'n' Roll in the world today, pumping powerful boogie-woogie from the piano.
Mike has spent the last four years as a full-time member of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings, fronting the band since 2001 alongside Georgie Fame, Beverly Skeete, Albert Lee, Andy Fairweather-Low and Eddie Floyd on their annual world tours.
Mike Sanchez tour dates
Ricky Cool has been fronting and performing in bands sine the mid 1970’s and is associated with some of the finest music to come out of the West Midlands.
Since then Ricky Cool has fronted and played with a number of bands presenting American and Jamaican music in an authentic and entertaining way. He co-founded The Big Town Playboys, the band that nurtured the talent of Mike Sanchez. Ricky Cool and the Rialto’s became the nucleus of Robert Plant’s first Honeydrippers line up. In Ricky Cool and the Western Swing Allstars, Ricky worked alongside some of the finest musicians in London including B.J.Cole and Bobby Valentino.
Ricky is regarded as one of the finest exponents of Blues and Country style harmonica in the UK and as such he still works with Mike Sanchez and also gigs with rising UK blues star Big Boy Bloater. He has played on recordings by Hank Wangford, Matchbox, Mike Sanchez and even toured with Billy Connolly as can be seen on his ‘Billy Connolly Bites Your Bum’ DVD.
With his new line up, simply called Ricky Cool, Ricky presents a musical mix of original numbers, ska, bluebeat, rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm ‘n’ blues, plus entertainment in the inimitable Ricky Cool style.
Ricky Cool & The In Crowd tour dates
The award winning Cadillac Kings play blues, swing, boogie, jump-jive and rock n roll with the look, sound and intentions of the 1950s. This band has a reputation for wowing their audiences from theatres to dance-halls, from clubs to festivals, across the UK and Europe.
"The UK's premier blues & roots act" - John Clarke, The Times.
"Good time blues at its very best - do not miss these guys" - Lionel Ross, Blues in Britain.
"One of the UK's finest band's in any genre" - Grahame Rhodes, Liverpool Echo.
The Cadillac Kings tour dates