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Jump Jive & Boogie Weekend: Si Cranstoun, The Swing Commanders, Earl Jackson Four, The Ding Dong Daddios, Rockin' the Joint, Sweet Georgia Boys, Pat da Kat
The Carrington House Hotel is well known for dance events and has a magnificent ballroom with a large dance floor, as well as a second substantial dance floor for additional classes.
Featuring live music, DJs and all-day dance classes with Mike & Mel of Swingsters, Paul & Debbie of Get in
The Swing and Ian & Suzanne of Dance Diversity.
Si Cranstoun is an original modern day underground superstar of the South London streets. He possesses a vocal talent that has been compared to the likes of Jackie Wilson and Sam Cooke, while his music offers an uplifting blend of northern soul, Motown and vintage pop.
Brilliantly capturing the look and feel of soul’s golden era, Si Cranstoun exudes of all the energy and verve you would expect from the best of the genre.
Chris Evans recently described him as combining “A squeeze of The Bee Gees, a bit of Billy Joel, a dash of Dean Freidman, and a ripple of Rodriguez.”.
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'The Uk's finest Jumpjive, Cowboy Jazz, Blues and Western Swing Band' (Thwaites Empire Theatre). Top specialist musicians, five voices, thirteen instruments. They really are the cats with the cream of Forties classics, so just sit back and sample the sweet Swing sensation that is - The Swing Commanders!
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A band from Reading with a solid authentic mix of swing, jump jive and a touch of rock 'n' roll from the '40s and '50s.
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Rockin' The Joint are a popular three-piece rock 'n' roll band, already well established on the national scene with a line-up consisting of vocals / guitar, drums and the all essential ingredient for authentic '50s music - slap bass.
They like to tackle the various styles that developed within the rock 'n' roll genre- from the US Rockabilly style through R&B influenced harder edged material, the British beat, to harmony filled Doowop, and classics from Bill Haley, Johnny Burnette and Elvis.
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