We are a 6 piece dance band playing Jitterbug, Jive and Lindy Hop

Our mission is to get you up on the dance floor & beating the boards

 

Some film Noir STYLE Images

We are inspired by the Film Noir period & we provide a sound and a look that harks back to the matinee idols of the silver screen like the wise cracking Sam Spade or Philip Marlow.

JIVENIKS : Noun

 

Solid Gone Gators with a Film Noir Attitude.

Alright, Alreet, Alroot...ZOOT!

we draw on material by

Louis Jordan Louis Prima

 plus other Rhythm & Blues Artists of the 1940s-1950s ending up where Bill Haley & a Presley come in. There is a touch of the Rat Pack on occasion too.

We believe music should groove hard at tempos fit for Lindy Hop, Jive and Swing dancing. We love to see the joy on dancers' faces as they dig our jive, throw shapes and cut a rug like Doug the Jitterbug.

Meet The gators

Iain Mackenzie  Is a singer with a zinger of a voice.

His delivery is as sharp as his suits  and his sophisticated tone is drier than a martini.

He has entertained audiences world wide with his tight phrasing and his silken  vocal stylings,

combined with matinee idol good looks he's one hip shape in a drape.

FAT CAT

Iain Mackenzie  

Is a singer with a zinger of a voice.His delivery is as sharp as his suits  and his sophisticated tone is drier than a martini.

 

He has entertained audiences world wide with his tight phrasing and his silken  vocal stylings,combined with matinee idol good looks he's one hip shape in a drape.

The Jiveniks  can also be booked for special occasions and events with "Hot Rokin' Diva" Kai Hoffman. Fat Cat and Kai ran Kai's Cats together for many years  and have hundreds of arrangements to draw on for your Listening & Dancing Delight. If it is a  really big event both singers  can perform individually, for contrast, and in duet numbers. Special musical arrangements can be commissioned  for first dances etc. and for that unique moment a new song in the swinging style can be composed.

also Available with Kai Hoffman