Pick of the Gigs: June

Summer’s here so why not celebrate with a boogie?

Dance the night away at one of our top picks this month…

Boppin’ in Bolton

Although you might not associate Bolton with Rock’n’Roll music, there’s a fast-growing love for the genre amongst the pub-goers of this Northern city. With demand high, R’n’R covers band are flocking to the city, The Roadrunnerz are the latest to do so. This Northwest based three-piece are well established and always worth a look, playing a string of classic hits from Chuck Berry to The Space Cadets. Make sure to get down there early to grab some food and a pint!

Where? Old Three Crowns, Bolton When? 2nd June 2018 from 7pm. Entry is free.

Rock Around the Dock

This long-running Jive club has had to cut the number of their events down due to a fall in demand, despite this they continue to organise events and their Record Hop is one of the best in the country. Compered by experienced disc jockey, Cj the DJ, expect a fun-filled night of R’n’R and Rockabilly classics that are sure to put a smile on your face and a skip in your step. Whilst this might not be the most hotly attended event of the year, the dancing will be impressive as ever.

Where? Park Pavilion, Essex When? 12th June 2018. Entry £10.

Rockabilly vs. Psychobilly

This series of self-explanatory gigs continues at the atmospheric The Salty Dog, with two quality acts facing off against each other which should make for a fantastic night’s entertainment. The Jack O’ Bones have worked hard to build their stellar reputations over many years which has resulted in them taking headline slots across the UK at some of the biggest Psychobilly nights, they’re joined by Hobo King and The Freight Train who have been working hard trying to build a following of their own.

Where? The Salty Dog, Northwich When? 22nd June 2018. Entry £7.

Ronnie Rockets’ Video Hop

What’s better than a packed dance floor with some fantastic Rock’n’Roll tunes? How about adding a massive video screen to the occasion! Ronnie Rocket has been providing the people of Halifax with a regular event to get their jive on at for the last two years and it’s proven to be quite the success. The R’n’R lovers of the local area have been filling the floor every month, so you can guarantee a good night out with some truly enthusiastic punters to beat.

Where? Siddal Ex-Servicemens Club, Halifax When? 23rd June 2018. Entry £5.

Go Johnny Go

One of the most established R’n’R bands on the circuit today, Go Johnny Go’s repertoire has to be heard to be believed. Covering some of the biggest selling artists of the greatest generation of rock artists, they’ve played at events all over the country and also supported major legends such as Showaddywaddy. Although you’ll usually find them at weddings accompanied with themed iced sculptures, they do play the occasional public gig – make sure not to miss them!

Where? Ivy Leaf, St. Ives When? 30th June 2018. Free entry.