- Saturday, July 2, 2016
7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Swing Dance Company hosts Laura B in her fantastic 8-piece band. Having built a fantastic reputation at many major events playing 1950s style good time Rhythm’n’Blues, Laura B and Her Band will be a perfect fit at our 1950s Themed Summer Ball.
With our May 7th 1940s dance selling out in record time we urge you to book early for this next feature event.
Laura B at The Royal Festival Hall
This 1950s Themed Ball is open to all, whether you want to spend all night dancing or prefer to kick back and watch the show. Our celebrated Swinging Balls have been held at Admiral Lord Nelson School for 14 years and they have built a splendid reputation, attracting the UK and Europe’s finest jive and swing bands along with huge attendances.
Laura B’s band are made up of some of the finest authentic sounding rhythm and blues players in Europe, band members have played with the likes of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, The Mike Sanchez Band and Blue Harlem. They like to get us down with classic rhythm’n’blues from the early 1950s, Laura draws inspiration from female vocalists such as Etta James, Wynona Carr and Big Maybelle.
Laura B and Her Band have played have performed at prestigious venues and festivals including London’s famous 100 Club, at London Royal Festival Hall, Twinwood Festival, Vintage at Goodwood, Rhythm Riot, Hemsby Weekender and Hep Cats Holiday plus festivals in Holland, Belgium, Italy and Spain.
Our Swinging Balls are more than just a live band event though. Guests are invited to dress appropriately for the 1950s theme – but keep it light-hearted, this is a theme evening and just for fun! Our team will be busy dressing the venue especially for the night!
The band will be supported by swinging DJs and a warm-up lesson. The DJ team will play a great mix of swing, rock’n’roll and rhythm and blues music. The evening will be kick started with a warm-up class, suitable for all levels. Don’t miss out on this fantastic night of live entertainment, music and dancing, book your tickets now!
The venue offers a spacious dance floor, ample seating and tables plus an inexpensive fully licensed in-house bar operated by our own friendly dancers. Being just a few minutes away from the A27/M27 near the Eastern Road in Portsmouth, the venue is easy to reach from far and wide – we always attract dancers from all over the South. The venue has a large car park.
Our Swinging Balls have featured some of the finest performers for dancers such as The Regular Joes, The Jive Aces, Mike Sanchez, Si Cranstoun, King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys and The Swing Commanders have all appeared at our Swinging Balls over the years. We’re confident that this evening will bring just as much joy to attendees.
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