Have a Speakeasy Christmas with Swingaroo

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Overfed Prestonians with a hankering for a dance have been invited to swing off some of that festive stodge at a vintage bash.

The Speakeasy Bootleg Band, right, play a Christmas Swingaroo at the Vintage Dancehall in Ashlar House, Saul Street.

The Speakeasy Bootleg Band are purveyors of the “finest quality bootleg music since records began, distilled and bottled in New York and Chicago, but consumed wherever finer things are appreciated”.

They play a heady mix of jazz, jive and Harlem swing, vintage sounds of the Cotton Club and Birdland, the illegal drinking haunts of prohibition Chicago and countless rent parties, with driving bass, explosive drums and sophisticated witty vocals.

This is the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Louis Jordan, Cab Calloway, Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, and Art Blakey, the music which drove Tin Pan Alley and created the Great American Songbook.

On top of all of that, there will be the usual swing and rock and roll music from our resident DJs, cupcakes, taxi dancers and even a close work magician mingling with you, for a special treat.

Entry is £8 adults, £6 NUS, and £4 for under 16s.

For more details go to www.swingaroo-vintage-dancehall.co.uk/ or email info@swingaroo-vintage-dancehall.co.uk