Dancing and all that jazz!

SOUNDS of different kinds will be on the bill as three bands play original material at a Biggleswade pub on Saturday (December 10).

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th December 2011, 1:54 pm

Scar City, Coarse and Ratpigeon will all be on the bill at The Red Lion in London Road.

Good time rock, rhythm and blues will also be on the agenda at the venue on Thursday (December 15) when Tie One On perform.

Over in Langford, progressive rock tribute specialists The Kurmujun will be playing at The Plough on Saturday.

Rhythm and blues and classic rock will be on the agenda at The Wrestlers in Langford on Saturday when Jack play.

On the same night Potton and District Club will be the place to be for a Take2 Xmas Partymood night, where pop will be the sound.

Entry is £2 for non-members.

In Sandy the musical agenda for the weekend starts at The Sir William Peel on Friday, where The Scallywags will be taking to the stage.

Gig goers can expect to hear classic covers as well as original material.

Popular Abba tribute act Almost Abba will be playing at The Roundabout Club in the town on Saturday, while Will Mak will perform at The Lord Roberts on the same night.

Will has been described as a heady cocktail of James Morrison, John Legend and Jamie Cullum.

He blends the sounds of these artists and adds a twist of his own to create a unique package of soul, funk, power pop and other styles besides.

The White Hart Hotel in Shefford will be the venue for a performance by Paul Adams on Friday.

A regular on the Chronicle Country circuit, Paul plays covers of classic tracks from a wide variety of artists and eras.

Anyone who wants to make their Friday night go with a swing can also check out a new event in Bedford next week.

Swing Dance Friday will take place at Esquires on December 16 and the night promises to be a sensational one.

The night will feature swing DJ Mick The Knave and will include live sets from Bedford’s very own Last Chance Ragtime Band.

The Last Chance Ragtime Band is a brand new group dedicated to getting Jazz back on the dance floor.

Taking their inspiration from the New Orleans Jazz Bands the group play blues and jazz standards from legends such as the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael.

So if you want to stomp your feet, clap your hands and have a retro boogie on the dancefloor this is the night out for you.

The night is being held in association with www.swingsters.co.uk and dance teachers Mike Amin and Mel Lipman will be on hand to show you how all the dance moves should be done.

Swingsters’ Bedford drop in beginners class, which is followed by a freestyle session and an improvers’ class is held at 8pm every Wednesday at Shortstown Village Hall.

The cost is £7.

Swing Dance Friday starts at 8pm in Holy Moly’s and finishes at 2am.

Tickets cost £5 in advance and can be bought from Danny’s Bar.

To find out more about this and other events in the Esquires calendar visit www.bedfordesquires.com