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We won "Best Band" at the Boisdale Music Awards!

On Wednesday 12th September, Jools Holland and Ferne McCann hosted the annual Music Awards at Boisdale of Canary Wharf in association with Hennessy, Montegrappa, Yamaha Music London, and Double Dutch Drinks. It was an incredible night rich with the very finest music from all…

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The Big Jive All-Dayer 2019

The full lineup has now been announced for the Big Jive All-Dayer 2019 and we have an awesome poster design by Chris Wilkinson who did our last two album covers.

  • The Jive Aces with special guests
  • Si Cranstoun

Saint Hill Charity Concert 2018

Join us on Sunday 7th October for another charity concert gala spectacular! 

Doors open & Champagne Reception: 4:30 pm 
Concert starts at 6:00 pm 

Venue: Saint Hill Castle, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JY. 

We will have a special…

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A Night For Lonnie

We had a fantastic time at the "A Night For Lonnie" show at the Union Chapel in London on Monday night. Thanks to Peter Donegan for inviting us to be a part of this event which also included Billy Bragg…

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Lindy Hoppers Delight

Moseley Dance Centre, 572-574 Moseley Rd, Birmingham B12 9AA

Saturday evening dance only tickets available for £10!

Lindy Hoppers Delight is a weekend of intensive Lindy Hop instruction under the tutelage of our very special guest instructors Jo Hoffberg and Kevin St Laurent. Kevin and Jo are true legends of the modern Lindy Hop scene, and we feel very privileged to be hosting them here in Birmingham for the very first time.

The event will include 10 hours of instruction with Kevin and Jo and a Saturday night dance featuring live music. During the workshops students will be working with their own partner. We believe this is a great way to facilitate the learning experience as well as inspiring students to practice and continue working on the material after the weekend is finished.

Saint Hill Gala Charity Concert

Saint Hill Manor, Saint Hill Rd, East Grinstead

Doors open & Champagne Reception: 4:30 pm Concert starts at 6:00 pm

Venue: Saint Hill Castle, Saint Hill Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4JY.

We will have a special Master of Ceremonies once again this year!

The performers will include: The Jive Aces with special guests Victoria Bass and Lottie B! From the vocal trio "Leading Ladies" and star of London West End's musicals "Beautiful" and "Chess" - Cassidy Janson R & B Singer from the Caribbean - Michele Henderson Rock Singer-Songwriter - Morten Lucas Internationally Celebrated Violinist - Alexander Markov Acclaimed Recording Artist - Jesse Campbell Complimentary tickets are available for you and all your guests.

We would be very grateful for donations towards the charities on the night. Donation boxes will be available at the door for contributions.

This year's worthy causes are: • The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance • The East Grinstead Rugby Club • The East Grinstead Cricket Club • East Grinstead Age UK • The Crowborough Community Centre

For complimentary tickets, please apply to Liz Ostermann by email on info@hubbardfoundation.co.uk or call 07535 169 303.

After Party for the IAS Event

Saint Hill Manor, Saint Hill Rd, East Grinstead

You are invited to join us as we celebrate and honour humanitarian achievements of the past year.

• Dynamic multimedia presentation • Presentation of awards for exemplary charitable work • Reception and entertainment • Dress Code: Formal

Proceedings starts at 4:30pm Event starts at 7:00pm We play after the main event.

Boisdale Music Awards

Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place West, London, E14 4QT

HOSTED BY JOOLS HOLLAND

On Wednesday September 12th 2018 Jools Holland will take to the stage at Boisdale of Canary Wharf to present the third annual Boisdale Music Awards - a celebration of some of the greatest entertainers in the world of Jazz, Blues and Soul. In attendance will be a host of luminaries who are destined to add their own individual sparkle to the evening. Full line up to be confirmed.

Enjoy a sumptuous three-course dinner followed by the Boisdale Music Awards ceremony hosted by the inimitable Jools Holland.

A Night For Lonnie

Union Chapel, Compton Terrace, London, N1 2UN

A Night For Lonnie Donegan

Finally. After way too long, we have a great follow up concert to the ‘Rock Island Line’ memorial concert for Lonnie Donegan back in 2004.

The late ‘King of Skiffle’ and ‘Godfather of British Rock n Roll’ whose hits include ‘Rock Island Line’, ‘Pick a Bale of Cotton’ and ‘Jack of Diamonds’ – to name a few – inspired so many artists from The Beatles to the Rolling Stones, from Van Morrison to even The White Stripes’ Jack White – names Lonnie as one of his major influences.

Billy Bragg’s latest hit book which is flying off the shelves – ‘Roots Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed The World’ – is centred around the importance Lonnie Donegan had in almost single headedly changing the British music industry from his first hit ‘Rock Island Line’ and creating the ‘teenager’.

Joining us for this this very special event will not only be Billy, but a host of other great names including but not limited to: Ralph McTell, Chas and Dave, The Jive Aces, Chas McDevitt, Chris Difford, Vince Eager, Deborah Bonham, along with Nora Guthrie, daughter of seminal American folk writer, Woody Guthrie – whose songs provided Lonnie with several hits – and The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra

All these wonderful guest artists will be backed by the surviving members of Lonnie’s band of the last 40 years and the night will be hosted by Lonnie’s sons, Peter and Anthony Donegan, as well as some special guest hosts including broadcaster & author, Mike Read.

All proceeds go to assisting Lonnie’s grandson get his ABA therapy for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

This one off special concert will take place at beautiful and evocative Union Chapel in Islington, London.

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