The Big Apple Dance Band/Jack Calloway & His Jazz Hounds
Our Friday band were formed on the bandleader’s return from New York – specialising in the American style of Hot Jazz thriving in New York during the 1920’s and 1930’s. Bandleader Mr Jack Calloway is a larger than life Bristol legend who will no doubt keep you fully entertained and dancing as he takes you back in time for the evening!
Our Saturday band, the quartet of two guitars, violin and double bass conjure up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with the energy of a campfire jam session.
From Glastonbury Festival to neighbourhood bars, from Arts Centres to street corners, The Schmoozenbergs have enjoyed showcasing their skills far and wide since forming in 2012 and their gigs in Bristol always attract an eager crowd of dancers.
Their Django Reinhardt inspired hot jazz provide the ideal setting to get your feet high on bal, we couldn’t imagine having a Balboa festival in Bristol without them!
Peanut Shuffle Club
Our Sunday band! Bristol-bred swing – that sweet early jazz, designed to dance to.
Led by the female vocals of Elly Hopkins and spirited gypsy guitar of Jay Singh, Peanut Shuffle Club breathe their own exuberant energy into hits from the 20s, 30s and 40s – moving to the rhythm of the streets of New Orleans,
Hard times swing tunes to fill your heart with gladness and your boots with dances!