Tag Archives: Swing

The Friday Night Whoopee With Smitty’s Big Four

27 May

What are you doing This Friday? The Secret Showcase Presents… are delighted to announce that Smitty’s Big Four will be taking to the stage at St. Moritz Club London for The Friday Night Whoopee on the 30th May and we can’t wait!

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Smitty’s Big Four is the feisty little brother of the Kansas Smitty’s House Band. While the House Band draws its main inspiration from Count Basie’s hard swinging late night jam sessions in 1930s Kansas City, the Big Four is interested in the music of Sidney Bechet and the upbeat swing of New Orleans. The Big Four’s unique combination of trumpet, soprano sax/clarinet, guitar and bass, separates the group from traditional Dixieland groups with the omission of drums and piano. This streamlined formation allows the band to navigate New Orleans and swing standards with unparalleled energy and tightness while maintaining the melodic integrity of the canon. The band features Pete Horsfall, Giacomo Smith, Dave Archer, and Ferg Ireland.

Join Samantha Pink Panther and friends for the best live music in town and the hottest 45s, Special Guests include Tim Hellzapoppin of Hellzapoppin Club.

Doors at 10pm, band will be on around midnight and we will be partying till 3.30am.

£6 before 11.30 £8 After. Advance Tickets available here

Here is what The Kansas Smitty House Band feel like in full swing!

…and a sneaky taste of the Big Four!

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The Secret Showcase Presents…A New Years Eve Party with Kansas Smitty’s House Band

19 Dec

I’m incredibly delighted to announce that The Secret Showcase Presents… will be hosting a very exciting New Years Eve Party at RibeiraPicture 7

After a successful year featuring illustrious acts The Golden Boys and CC Smugglers. We are delighted to announce that The Kansas Smitty’s House Band will transport us back in time and provide us with a number of tremendous live sets to celebrate.

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Inspired by the swinging, hedonistic atmosphere of the one American city that overcame the Great Depression. The Kansas Smitty’s House Band are the fresh answer to London’s booming ‘speakeasy jazz’ scene. The Smitty’s House Band features an ever shifting line up of London’s best musicians put together by band leader on alto sax and clarinet Giacomo Smith. Hot off the back of sold out shows at Ronnie Scotts, The Vortex, Peckham Liberal Club & The Servants Jazz Quarters and unfettered by pretensions of academic authenticity, it is not just another vintage dress up party. They’re putting danger back in jazz.

What’s more, host and resident DJ Samantha Pink Panther will feature an assortment of the best old time Jazz, Swing, Jump ‘n’ Jive, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Soul and Rhythm & Blues dancing tunes on 45s, accompanied by a compilation of silent films.

Fancy something tasty! Grab yourself a refreshing Mint Julep, Kansas Smitty’s very own special recipe or something else equally as mouthwatering from Ribeira’s South American inspired food and drinks menu. Food service finishes early but resumes again in time for breakfast.

Dust of your threads and dig out your best dancing shoes. Please come and join us in our magnificent celebrations for a truly unforgeable start to the new year.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Guarantee your place at the party now and Book your tickets HERE at Design My Night for £10 or pay £15 on the door subject to availability

TSSP NYE BACK

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