"Gordon Webster meets Hetty Kate" – the album launch.
WHEN: Thursday 10 April 2014 | Facebook
VENUE: Czech House: 497 Queensberry St, North Melbourne | MAP
DOORS OPEN: 8:30pm
COST: $25 entry (or $15 if you did a Swing Patrol class beforehand)


On the eve of BBS, Swing Patrol is delighted to host the launch of this exciting swing jazz album. Get set for a fabulous night of swing dancing as Gordon and Hetty and their band play tunes of all tempos from this eagerly awaited recording, which will be a must for every dancer's music collection.

 




Friday "Battle of the blues bands"
WHEN: Friday 11 April 2014
VENUE: Revolt, 12 Elizabeth st, Kensington VIC. | MAP
DOORS OPEN: 7:30pm for registrations
DANCE LESSON: 8pm Complementary class with Mikey Pedrosa.
MUSIC: 4 of Melbourne’s best blues bands & DJs (Band starts at 9pm).
COST: $45 or FREE with a BBS pass
DRESS: Casual
BAR: Licensed venue. Strictly no BYO

An Australian first, we have 4 blues bands battling out to win the crowds hearts! Each band will play one super 45mins set starting with the award winning “Dreamboogie”, followed by “Sweet Lowdowns”. Then we’ll hear from “Georgia Brooks & her blues brothers” and last but not least, the chart topping, “Mr Black & Blues”. To kick-start the amazing weekend catch up with friends, both old and new, setting the tone for the biggest Blues dancing event of the year!

 


 



Friday Late "Bessie's Blues Bar"
WHEN: Saturday 12 April 2014
VENUE: Agent 284, 284 Smith St Collingwood.| MAP
DOORS OPEN: 1am - 3am
COST: Free entry
DRESS: Casual
BAR: Licensed venue. Strictly no BYO


A small local roadhouse joint playin' low down blues usually on a Thursday will be open for our Friday after party! You'll hear everything from the early pioneers, classic tracks, and contemporary artists at this intimate downstairs bar. You'll be transported to the deep south by PBS DJ Matthew Frederick who's DJing from original records.

 




Saturday "Gordon Webster All Stars"
WHEN: Saturday 12 April 2014
VENUE: The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street, Nth Melbourne | MAP
DOORS OPEN: 7:45pm
MUSIC: Gordon Webster LIVE & our best DJs (Band starts at 8pm)
COST: $50 or FREE with a BBS pass
DRESS: Formal
BAR: Liquid Infusion Bar. Strictly no BYO

He’s back! By popular request we have the ultimate musician for blues dancing, New York pianist Gordon Webster! He is unparalleled in passion and skill. Get your outfits ready for a classy, stylish evening fit for the 1930s ballroom. Full of new material from a day of workshops, you’ll be busting to dance all night long. Keep an eye out for dance performances throughout the night!

 


 



Saturday Late "Jonno Zilber & Sean Loughran duo"
WHEN: Saturday 12 April 2014
VENUE: Forever Dance Level 1, 432 Church St
Richmond | MAP
DOORS OPEN: 11:30pm
MUSIC: LIVE Blues & DJs
COST: $20 or FREE with a BBS pass
DRESS: Casual
BAR: BYO water & soft drinks only

At the late night things are going to get a little swampy as cutting guitars and jungle drums sweep you through till dawn. This dynamic duo smashed it last year and had everyone raving!

 


 



Sunday "Hetty Kate sings the blues featuring Gordon Webster"
WHEN: Sunday 13 April 2014
VENUE: The Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street Nth Melbourne | MAP
DOORS OPEN: 7:45pm
MUSIC: Gordon Webster LIVE & our best DJs (Band starts at 8pm)
COST: $50 or FREE with a BBS pass
DRESS: Smart Casual
BAR: Liquid Infusion Bar. Strictly no BYO

Hetty Kate has captured the hearts of blues lovers all over Australia and has returned from recording in NY! Slow it down, relax and be swept away by her velvet voice. This will be your last chance to grab that person you've been hoping to dance with all weekend.


Sunday Late "Gordon Webster solo"
WHEN: Sunday 13 April 2014
VENUE: Czech House, 497 Queensberry Street, Nth Melbourne | MAP
DOORS OPEN: 12:00am (midnight)
MUSIC: Gordon Webster Solo & Australia’s best DJs
COST: $20 or FREE with a BBS pass
DRESS: Casual
BAR: BYO water & soft drinks only


Gordon will sweep you up and take you to a magical place you'll never want to leave. Flying solo on a grand piano will be "music for the soul & inspiration for the feet. Dance till you drop as BBS sways to a 'grinding' halt …