The Easy Rollers w/ Dr Sid + Ollie & Anna
Monday, 20 May 2019
19:00 – 23:00
Live 7-piece swing band with Dr Sid, who'll be spinning the finest vintage tunes for your dance floor enjoyment. Plus support from Leeds-based duo Ollie & Anna!
£5 advance / £7 on the door
THE EASY ROLLERS
Grab your dancin’ shoes ‘cos the 20s are here to stay!
Taking you back to the golden age of jazz, The Easy Rollers are a roaring seven-piece vintage jazz band performing hits from the speakeasy bars of the Prohibition era. Based in Manchester, and all award-winning graduates from the Royal Northern College of Music, they have had audiences jumpin’ and jivin’ on dance floors across the country!
The group began to unfold in 2015 when Alex and Dani discovered their mutual interest in trad jazz. At first, the intention was to play through some tunes for fun but it wasn’t long before they invited other musicians to join them, eventually forming a house band for the inaugural Brodsky Jazz Jam - this was the start of The Easy Rollers.
Since then they have been steadily building a reputation as one of the hardest working swing bands in the north of England, with appearances at Manchester Jazz Festival, Spinfest, Buxton Festival, Manchester Day, Brecon Jazz Festival, Marsden Jazz Festival & the Edinburgh Fringe. Alongside music festivals, The Easy Rollers have also organised their own UK tours, sharing their enthusiasm for this music through gigs, lindy hop events and theatre shows.
In Christmas 2016 they released their first single ‘Santa Baby’, followed by a debut 5-track EP in 2017. Highlights to come in 2019 include a return to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and a UK tour planned for later in the year.
‘They present the music of their chosen era with verve, showmanship and great technical skill’ - The Jazz Mann
Dr Sid is a DJ, lindy hop dancer and lover of vintage clothes. He has graced stages at events and festivals all over the world, entertaining crowds with his selections of dance music from the last 100 years.
"There are two kinds of music, good music and the other kind… I play the good stuff"
ANNA & OLLIE
A mesmerising guitar and vocals duo from Leeds specialising in the finest old time jazz, blues and swing.
LEAF , 113–115 Portland St , Manchester