Down For The Count & Kai Hoffman at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Hi all, so I went to this event called “Live & Let Jive” hosted by Kai Hoffman on Thursday.

As always, I shall start with traffic rant right? It was really aweful! What took me 50 minutes to get home, took me around 2 hours to get there. I had to drive through central London … and there were roads closed … ferraris tail-gating, sudden swerves due to idiots not driving safely and changing lanes with no signal or just cutting me off, lots of traffic dodgers, etc … a journey full of adventures I might say 😀

So anyway, I got to the venue at around 7:50 PM. I managed to hear a few last songs from Down For The Count. From my past experiences hearing this band, I can tell you that they always do top-notch work! One of their songs include “I’m just a gigolo” which is probably the best song and I got to hear it on Thursday! Not only that but they improvised it to make it more Easter-themed which was amazing! I wasn’t fast enough to grab a selfie with the band unfortunately 🙁

Then we had jive class. I didn’t do it, I was kind of resting (while I had no dances prior class 😀 ) and I prefer lindy hop anyway. They didn’t seem to rotate but they did quite a few moves!

Then we had some DJ music and then Kai Hoffman got onto the stage. She has a fabulous voice and the tempo of the songs she sings is just perfect – some slow, a lot medium, some fast. Exactly what I love! She also manages to engage with the crowd. There was this song where we had to sing a particular phrase. It was awesome when everybody could make it sound so cool and then there was me … not getting in time … not even once … 😀

The venue itself is quite small. It would be alright if I could dance Balboa, there could fit like 10-20 couple that way. There were also many people doing solo … with drinks in their hands. It’s a bit dangerous when you have to watch out and not to bump into somebody who has a drink but then I guess it wouldn’t be my fault if somebody dropped their drink(s). I had a great time nevertheless.

Kai & Don
Kai & Don

To sum it up, I shall be regular from now on. It’s on first Thursday of every month. I am off to London Lindy Exchange in May but this should not clash with the next Live & Let Jive event. I may have to use tube next time as driving is a bit tiring … not the driving bit but rather avoiding whacking people over when they cross roads randomly in masses.

And as always, a selfie/groupie (I’m still not sure whether it’s selfie or groupie 😀 ) with the hostess herself.

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Don Mazonas

Don Mazonas

CEO & Founder at Don Markets Limited
Hello, internet marketing (blogging) and swing dancing are two of my biggest passions. Combining them both was a good idea to spread the word about awesomeness of swing dancing. For more information about me, please check the "about" section of this blog.
Don Mazonas

Don Mazonas

Hello, internet marketing (blogging) and swing dancing are two of my biggest passions. Combining them both was a good idea to spread the word about awesomeness of swing dancing. For more information about me, please check the "about" section of this blog.

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