Looking for a good time in April?
Check out our pick of April’s R’n’R nights right below…
Rockin’ By The Sea – Burnham
The Old Pier Tavern is one of those great seaside boozers that truly encapsulates what is great about a decent British pub. Just back from the charming seaside promenade, this old school Tavern features some of the best Rock’n’Roll bands at their Rockin’ By The Sea gig. This month brings Woolacombe outfit Borderlines, a Jerry Lee-style crew that promise some fast-paced covers to bop to. Support comes from DJ Dynamite and DJ Rockape.
Phil Haley & His Comments – Nottingham
After being told for a lifetime how much he resembles legendary R’n’R man Bill Haley, Phil set up his tribute band in 1995 and has since seen his group go from strength to strength. In addition to covering many of the classic songs that Jive fans will be sure to know, the band also has a string of their own numbers which they have recorded in Australia of all places! Bringing with them an electrifying stage show complete with bespoke lighting design – this will be a show not to miss!
Blue Cats w/ Norm & The Nightmarez – Cannock
The Blue Cats are considered by many to be one of the greatest groups to have come out of the British Neo-Psychobilly scene of the 1970s. Amongst several of their peers they pioneered the production of original R’n’R whilst staying true to the spirit of their influences. They might be a little more grey behind the ears but they can still play as hard as they did back then. They’re supported by Norm & The Nightmarez a pyschobilly band that has been relentlessly touring for the last few years now.
Jay Bluehorn & The Telephones w/ Paulie Victory – Bolton
If you’d have told Jay, an oven cleaner of three decades, that he had what it took to become one of the most celebrated Rock’n’Rollers in Bolton’s history he probably would have pointed you to his stellar oven cleaning reviews and told you that he’d already found his calling. Still, head to The Jeweller’s Crown on a Thursday evening and you’ll likely find him in the corner rocking out with his band, The Telephones. This month you can catch him performing a one-off show with the fantastic Paulie Victory playing support duties.
The Chicken Shack – Leytonstone
The Plough & Harrow, in Leytonstone is one of those brilliant pubs that makes as much effort with its regular events as it does with its beer. Each month there are a slew of things to do for members and non-members alike, including tribute acts, comedy shows and The Chicken Shack, their monthly Rock’n’Roll and Rockabilly club night. April brings The Riverboys, a well-established group that has been active since the 80s. Expect to see some impressive jiving on display, but don’t be afraid to join in yourself!
Pyle Rock’n’Roll Club – Bridgend
Two great singers from two excellent rockabilly groups will be playing at the Royal British Legion Club in Pyle. John Lewis from the legendary Rockabilly band The Rimshots will be playing a special solo show, whilst Marc ‘Pummy’ Pumford from The Killer Dillers will also be on hand to play a set. Stick around after the sets to check out the Welsh heat of the Atomic Festival Jive Competition, the two winners will get free entry into the next stage of the competition.