Dave Doyle

Dave Doyle is a swing dancer, dance teacher, and journalist based in Yorkshire, England. Write him at [email protected]. Find him on Twitter @DaveDoyleComms.

Shirt Tail Stompers

The Shirt Tail Stompers Celebrate Ten Years

Looked at one way, Shirt Tail Stompers are a “London-based jazz and swing band” (so says their website). Looked at another way, they’re better described

Vitality 5

The Vitality Five are Perfectionists with Pep

For some musicians, good enough just ain’t good enough—only perfection will do. In his autobiography Trumpet on the Wing, Joe Manone remembers Bix Beiderbecke chastising

savoy ballroom

Stompin’ at the Virtual Savoy

Famed Harlem Ballroom to Throw Open its (Digital) Doors Once More In May of 1937, around 4,000 swing fans crowded a ballroom to see two

Scott Cupit Swing Dancing

More Swing Please, We’re British

British politicians are the bad jazz musicians of Europe. Smugly self-absorbed, they honk tone-deaf, repetitive solos out all time and tune with their confused, Continental

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Nicola Farnon Sings and Swings!

Nicola Farnon is surely living most musicians’ dream. In demand throughout Europe, the well-travelled jazz singer and bassist toured Ukraine last month. She has played


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