We mentioned this great bunch of very enthusiastic people last year and from what we can see, they have gone from strength to strength. We can guarantee you’ll have a fantastic night of Jump, Jive & Swing with JUNCO SHAKERS.

South Wales Swing Syndicate or “SWINGDICATE for short, has put this and many other brilliant nights together. What we love about them is they are a not for profit community of like minded individuals who came together because they love the dancing, music, fashion, and culture of the 1930’s 40’s and 50’s. You’ve gotta love passion like that, haven’t you?

SWINGDICATE run regular dances and other social events throughout the region for the benefit of everyone. Membership is completely free (and you know we love a bit of free at SOUTH WALES LIFE), and as they’re a non profit organisation, the benefit to you is you get to hear about events first, whilst also getting discounted or even free entry to some selected events. To keep things swinging along however, they need lots of your support.

The next SWINGDICATE event is in June (all being well) with a bit of skiffle swing and rhythm & blues. JUNCO SHAKERS bring roots music alive with a mixture of their own original songs and a tip of the hat to the past.

The guys are are a 4 piece, Southampton based band, formed 5 years ago. Taking influences from 50’s rock n roll, skiffle, reggae, blues, and jazz artists such as big Joe turner, Leadbelly, Lonnie Donegan and Louis prima. The JUNCO SHAKERS are……

  • Mitch RatcliffeDouble Bass & backing vocals
  • Ben GunnVocals, Washboard 2 ways, Harmonica & Banjolin
  • Sam La PennVocals & Guitar 
  • Pop GunnGuitar & vocals 

You can check out the guys right here. JUNCO

Although they’re based in Southampton they’ve built a strong fan base across the south coast and are now quickly making their way around the UK. Miss them at your peril. The second evening evening of Jump, Jive & Swing, with JUNCO SHAKERS at the Severn View Social Club in Caldicot on Saturday 13th June between 7:30pm and midnight. Tickets are £8 and you just pay on the door.

Just remember, SWINGDICATE is run by volunteers and all proceeds from their events go towards bigger and better bands and venues. For more details go here SWING

And if Swing is your thing, you may like to check out these other groups close by……

Incidentally, SWINGDICATE contacted us by email and their event is up here for you all to see. You can do the same. events@southwaleslife.com


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