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New Blues Venue for Boogaloo

Toorak 300dpiWe are delighted to announce a new venue for a Boogaloo Blues Weekend for 19th – 22nd June 2015 at The Toorak in Torquay.
We ‘road-tested’ the Hotel for three days earlier this week and found it to be a delightful hotel close to the sea with clean comfortable rooms, great food and excellent service.
The price will be £204 for 3 nights half board including a scrumptious Full English breakfast and a four-course dinner including coffee and fudge.  There are also some upgraded rooms available.
We have 14 single rooms without a supplement, so if you want one of those do get in touch soon!
As usual a £50 deposit per person secures your place.
The Toorak is owned by Torbay Leisure Hotels and the seven-acre complex includes swimming pools, a spa and gym, a Bistro and it’s own pub.
Torquay is also a lovely place to stay with superb scenery, friendly locals, quirky shops and great weather.  No wonder it’s just been voted as the third best place in the country to stay after London and Edinburgh!

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Stevie Nimmo Trio at Farnham Maltings 20th March 2014

Stevie_Nimmo 2You’re in for a treat on Thursday 15th March when fabulous guitarist and singer Stevie Nimmo appears in the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings.  As one half of Scotland’s highly respected ‘Nimmo Brothers’, Stevie Nimmo has been a well known and respected figure throughout the blues and roots world for over 15 years. Having toured extensively with the critically acclaimed blues rock outfit over the last few years, as well as taking to the road in a stripped back, acoustic format, Stevie is now setting out on a new adventure in a full-on, electric, no-holds-barred trio format. Don’t miss this chance to catch an artist at the top of his game doing what he does best – standing on stage playing his own music in his own passionate, inimitable fashion. You will not be disappointed!
‘Man that guy can sing!’David Grissom (Storyville)
‘Stevie’s voice is at times gritty, other times emotional but all times perfection!’ Maverick magazine
Tickets cost £12 each and doors open 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.  For ticket reservations, click here.

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Jump Jive & Boogie in Bournemouth March 2014

CARRINGTON JJB 2014 LOW RES FRONTWe have a stunning weekend of jump jive bands and dancing at The Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth 28th to 31st March.  The weekend is headlined by the fabulous Revolutionaires and we also have charismatic frontman Jackson Sloan with his new band The Rhythmtones, plus the 11-piece Regular Joes, The Cadillac Kings and Greggi G & His Crazy Gang.   Super-cool DJ Pat da Kat is MC for the weekend and we have all-day dance classes in Lindy, West Coast Swing and more from Mike & Mel of Swingsters, Paul & Debbie of Get in The Swing and Ian & Suzanne of Dance Diversity.

All for the great value price of £179 per person for three nights half board, and with single rooms available at no supplement!   To book ring Boogaloo on 01252 793430.   For more details visit our Jive page .

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Robin Bibi Band + special guests at Farnham Maltings Thurs 13 Feb

IMG_2907Superb guitarist and singer Robin Bibi and his excellent band will be appearing in the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings this Thursday 13th February, along with special guests including Tim Hain, Earl Jackson, Saiichi Sugiyama, Dave Raphael and Chloe Christmas.
This is an early Valentine’s celebration as well as a birthday celebration for yours truly and Robin’s partner Angela Christmas.  Free entry for those with birthdays between 10th and 14th February and free cake for all, so do come and join us!   Reserve tickets at www.boogaloopromotions.com/tickets or just come along.  Tickets cost £10 and doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.

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Stompin’ Dave’s Blues3 at Farnham Maltings Thurs 6 Feb 2014

blues3_picThe incredibly talented Stompin’ Dave appears in the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings this Thursday 6th February.   For those who don’t know Stompin’ Dave, he plays guitar, banjo, electric violin, harmonica and piano (all brilliantly!)  He also ‘flat foot dances’ (like tap dancing) on a board while playing one of the said instruments, quite often with the instrument behind his head, between his legs or tossed in the air!   He’s absolutely brilliant and funny too!   Stompin’ Dave is ably supported by award-winning drummer Sam Kelly and Earl Jackson on second guitar and bass.   Three great personalities!  Do join us for a massive night of entertainment and great musicianship.  Tickets cost just £10 and you can reserve your place and pay on the night.  Doors open at 8.15 pm for a 9.00 pm start.  For ticket reservations, click here:  http://www.boogaloopromotions.com/tickets.    The full address of Farnham Maltings is Bridge Square, Farnham GU9 7QR.

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John Otway at Farnham Maltings

OtwayWindmill-lgDon’t miss out on a wonderful night of music and wackiness on Thursday 23rd January in the Cellar Bar at Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham GU9 7QR with the genius that is John Otway and his fabulous band!
Famously known as ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll’s Greatest Failure’ or the ‘Man with Two Hits’ (‘Cor Baby I’m Really Free’ and more recently ‘Bunsen Burner’), tonight John will front his ‘Big Band’. An uplifting experience and a great way to start a new Boogaloo year!
Tickets cost £12 and you can reserve and pay on the night.    Reserve Tickets

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