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VINTAGE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2017
THE TORCH CLUB
Step into the exciting and high voltage glamorous world of the decadent 1930s and leave the cares of the 21st Century behind you as Alex Mendham & his Orchestra take you back in time.
In between the live music, DJ Daddy Rich spins the vinyl; Hoc and Mark are on hand to guide you through the steps of some light-hearted period party dances, and the dance floor is open to all.
After midnight, The Clore Ballroom transforms into an intimate cabaret club with more live performances, dancing and great music from a bygone era.
Alex Mendham & His Orchestra
This young vibrant orchestra will showcase hot rhythms & sweet melodies in an evening of unforgettable music. The beautiful Dunlop Sisters and charismatic Alex Mendham will serenade you with the evocative, haunting and witty lyrics of timeless standards from the likes of Gershwin, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin & more performed in the Orchestra’s immersive silver screen spectacle.
Popular DJ and record collector, Daddy Rich will be bringing some of his favourite vinyl from the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s to The Torch Club. He prides himself on selecting only the best music from the vaults, guaranteed to have you swinging all night.
Mark & Hoc
This fabulous teaching team specialise in dances from the 1920s to ‘40s and run regular classes in Beds and Cambs. They’ll introduce The Torch Club to some of the novelty dances from the period, such as The Palais Stroll & Lambeth Walk.
Claire Austin aka Voodoo Doll
Voodoo Doll is your hostess for the evening, making sure all runs smoothly and introducing you to all the wonderful entertainment lined up.
LET IT ROCK
Rare London appearance from Britain’s Kings of Be-Bop, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jive and Swing!
Authentic sounds of the ‘50s from one of the finest R’n’R bands around, The Jive Romeros are sure to keep the dance floor full with their infectious swinging mix of classic American and early British rock ‘n’ roll. Guaranteed to get your feet tappin’ and put a big smile on your face!
Throughout the evening, top Jive Dance Teacher, Andrew Hall, will lead you through the jive basics and some of the more eccentric dances of the 1950s, whilst DJ Mr Jinx will keep you jumpin’, jivin’ & boppin’ at all other times.