We are thrilled to welcome The Last Chance Ragtime Band back to the Oxford Swing Festival! The Last Chance Ragtime Band is a group dedicated to putting jazz on the dance floor. Their musical inspirations are the New Orleans Jazz Bands of Frenchman Street, and LCRB plays music especially crafted for swing dancers from greats such as Jelly Roll Morton, Ella Fitzgerald, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Louis Armstrong and Hoagy Carmichael. They are popular with dancers all over the UK and went down a storm at OSF 2015. Welcome back chaps!
Heather Jayne and the Red Shoes are well-known to dancers in Reading – just down the road from us! Taking their inspiration from Swing, Blues, Jazz and sweet Soul, Heather and the Red Shoes know how to get you swinging out. Heather is a dancer herself and she and the band play with swing dancers in mind! They are a very talented three piece band and after last year’s grand opening on Friday night we are excited to welcome them back for OSF 2017!
This band was born out of passion for the electric Chicago and Texas blues from ’60s and ’70s. Marco (Paris-based guitarist, singer, composer) and his brother Alessandro (London based recognized drummer) decided to form an explosive team at the service of an original repertoire in the style of Chess, Stax and Motown.
Among the many original compositions, there are some exceptional “covers” as “Chain Of Fools” and “Back Door Man” faithful to the original Willie Dixon’s version, but also the world acclaimed “Kiss” by Prince in a surprising shuffle rhythm.
The Cinelli Brothers, a new generation of passionate musicians of Blues, Soul, Rhythm and Blues and true lover.