Palace Avenue Swing - featuring Cherise Adams-Burnett have come a long way since we discovered them in the deep south of London and showcased them in the West End and we're just as pleased as they to have them back to Opus One. The band are in big demand for their musicianship and consequently their appeal to Lindy Hoppers around the globe. Palace Avenue Swing takes inspiration from the swinging small groups of the 1930-50s such as the Count Basie Octet, Louis Armstrong All-Starts, and Teddy Wilson, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw small combos to name a few. These groups were distilled down from their respective Big Bands to a rhythm section and a few key horn players out front. Featuring the wonderful Cherise Adams-Burnett on vocals, and channeling the spirit of Billie, Aretha, Ella, Peggy Lee, Nancy Wilson and more.
Palace Avenue Swing fill the dancefloor with Lindy Hoppers swinging out in style!
We have a beginners Lindy Hop / swing class suitable for absolute beginners at 7.15. Every patron has the chance of winning a free entry next month, ask Anna on the front desk for details. Our Art Deco dancehall has been recently renovated with a new wood floor and air conditioning (unheard of in swing clubs in Britain). The high quality of the band and class reflect the entrance fee of £15 (or £12 unwaged) for the whole evening.
Bring your your good selves, wear something comfortable and flat-ish shoes. Some dancers love to dress up and some don't, so wear what you like. We provide endless glasses of water and liquorice allsorts.
You can come on your own or with friends. Opus One was voted the friendliest club in Britain 2017 and we're already on our way to win that coveted award in 2018.
8.00 DJ Al Pizazz (The DJ formerly known as Alex) starts us off on the social dancefloor.
8.30 Palace Avenue Swing onstage.
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- ☆☆☆☆☆ We (two Dutch ladies) were looking for somewhere good to dance in our two-day visit to London and we feel very lucky to have found Opus One. Such a warm welcome... and that floor! - Willemijn Witte.
The Opus One Aficionados.