Pick of the Gigs: May

Get your dancing shoes on!

Have a look and see if you can make any of our top picks for May…

Hot Rod Night ‘Spring Riot’

Spring will have well and truly arrived for the motor enthusiasts of the legendary Ace Cafe London, so why not celebrate by dropping by to check out Hiway 51? This band began playing together all the way back in 2012, since then they’ve had considerable success playing stripped down covers of 50s country and rock classics. The Ace Cafe consistently puts on a string of great events which makes the most of their Rock’n’Roll heritage whilst also appealing to lovers of fast cars, enter a raffle here to win tickets to more great events, like the Great British Tattoo Show in London.

Where? Ace Cafe London, Stonebridge. When? 2nd May 2018 from 6pm. Entry is free.

Just for Kicks Rock’n’Roll Club

Hailing from the Midlands town, Daventry, the fast-paced Retrobaits have certainly made a lot of ground since forming in 2014. In the matter of just a few years they have risen to become one of the busiest groups on the rockabilly circuit with bookings all over the country. The three pieces are signed to Western Star Recordings who they’ve cut one record with so far and have even amassed a modest online following of international listeners. This Rock’n’Roll club convenes once a month and always sees an impressive turnout, making it well worth the trip.

Where? Yaxley Royal British Legion, Peterborough When? 7th May 2018 from 7:30pm. Entry £3.50.

Hiam Rock’n’Roll Club

The South Wales rockabilly 5-piece, Memphis Lee & The Creepers hit the road on a huge tour this year taking in all corners of the UK. Their stop at the Hiam Rock’n’Roll Club gives you a good excuse to drop in at this well established venue. Taking their cues from the likes of Elvis Presley, Eddie Cochran and Billy Fury, this act’s fast and furious brand of traditional R’n’R is well worth experiencing live and you can guarantee that there’ll be plenty of support for them at this popular monthly event.

Where? Hiam Sports and Social Club, Prickwillow When? 12th May 2018 from 7pm. Entry is £8 for non-members.

Swinging Ball

Two of the most energetic Rock’n’Rollin’ bands take to the stage here in what promises to be a night that will be impossible to forget. The Swing Commanders play a broad range of classic rock tunes, upbeat swing and jive, but it’s the way they play them that has furnished them with the reputation that they hold today. ‘Energetic’ and ‘joyous’ are two words that have been used to describe them and with good reason. Supporting them will be Good Rockin’ Tonight, a rock’n’roll outfit that has been entertaining the world for nearly 20 years now.

Where? Longfield Suite, Prestwych. When? 18th May 2018 from 7:30pm. Entry is £15 in advance/£17 on the door.

Rock’n’Roll Riot

A massive lineup of highly regarded performers will be playing at this special charity event raising money for research into the treatment of Neuroendocrine Cancer. Top of the bill are the fantastic Wildkatz who are supported by Relentless, Starlights, Memphis Riders and This Little Girl & Dillicats. Many of these acts exemplify the true spirit of Rock’n’Roll right the way from the wooden crate bothering days of skiffle through to the electrifying psycho-billy of the 80s.

Where? Mayfield Family Club, Louth When? 21st May 2018 from 12pm. Entry is £20 for Adults OTD or £15 in advance. Under 16s £10 OTD or £7.50 in advance.