The Jive Bombers


"these guys can really swing and they know how to play for dancers" - Frankie Manning, creator of the Lindyhop, dance icon

The Jive Bombers

" the band played a major role in creating a great ambience and contributed tremendously to the smashing success of the evening" - Anne Held, Executive Director, Swiss Ball, Hilton Hotel

"Thank you for making our Black Tie Dinner at The Intercontinental a fabulous night." - Peter Drake, General Manager, National Partnership Ltd, Intercontinental Hotel

"Thank you so much for performing for us at the UNSW 50th Anniversary Ball. The Band was great and everyone enjoyed themselves; seeing everyone on the dance floor was evidence to this" - Corinna Wong, UNSW Student Guild, Roundhouse

"Just a short note to say how much we enjoyed your band on Sunday night at the golf club during the Wintersun Festival." - Sandy Ivory, Sunshine Coast Rock n Roll, Wintersun Festival, Coolangatta

"Once again a fabulous night’s entertainment by the Jive Bombers and we look forward to a return visit in the near future." - Jill Mayhead, Festival Co-ordinator, Mackay Festival of Arts

"Clare and I had a fantastic night and ‘the band’ made the evening." - Paul & Clare Butler, Wedding, St Patricks Hospitality College, Manly

"the best party band on the circuit" - Peter Batey OAM, Director Coolac Festival of Fun

"After having listened to your whole performance at the recent Manly Food & Wine Festival, my wife and I decided to move to Sydney from Zimbawe. How many bands do you know that have made people move country?" - Chris O’Connor, email, Manly Food & Wine Festival

"The most entertaining jazz act in Australia today" - John Speight, Director, Manly Jazz Festival

"Thank you and all the band for a great gig - lots of positive vibes on your playing." - Trevor Barqway, Synchro Marketing, Round Midnight

"You will remember that five minutes after sitting down at the tables, the first couple started to dance, and the dance floor was crowded during the whole function" - Anne Held, Executive Director, Swiss Ball, Manly Pacific Parkroyal Hotel

"This band is awesome!" - Sally Richmond, Sass, Sony Corp., Millioneth Play Station, Fox Studios

Australia's Premier Dance Band



Sydney's swingingest band the JIVE BOMBERS are proud to announce their song "Jungle Jive" was named Most Performed Jazz Work at the 75th APRA (Australasian Performing Rights Association) Awards on May 28.

This award is based on how much airplay an Australian composition gets on community, local and national radio, which would make Jungle Jive the most popular Australian "trad" jazz composition in the last 20 years.

Written by bass player Chris Stafford and trumpeter Pete Morand, Jungle Jive, with its throbbing tom-toms seems to have struck a chord (or two) with Australia's most diverse radio audience: ABC listeners.

In fact the song appears on the ABC's annual Airplay CD -- compiled from listener requests -- alongside the works of such great artists as bluesman Taj Mahal and country siren Kasey Chambers.

As Angela Catterns said after playing Jungle Jive the other morning, "Love a drum solo for breakfast -- don't you?"

You gotta love the ABC.

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ROCKERS ON A ROLL! Jive Bombers score again

Two weeks after their song Jungle Jive was named Most Performed Jazz Work at the 2001 APRA Music Awards, AUSTRALIA’S SWINGINGEST BAND the Jive Bombers have won two more awards - this time for rock n roll! At this year’s Wintersun Rock n Roll Festival in Coolangatta on Queensland’s Gold Coast, the Jive Bombers were named Best Performing Band. In addition, their original composition J.B. Boogie was voted the Best CD Track on Sun 6, the official Wintersun compilation album for 2000.

Both Jungle Jive and J.B. Boogie first appeared on the Jive BombersSwing That Cat CD, together with three other originals and seven cover versions ranging in style from 40s swing to rockabilly, from 50s blues to contemporary jazz-funk and latin. Thanks to the band’s solid live following and extensive airplay on ABC radio, both regional and national, Swing That Cat has already sold out four pressings - an impressive feat for an independently produced album.

The Jive Bombers are currently preparing material for a third album and cementing their reputation as Australia’s hottest dance band. Jazz or rock n roll, whatever it is the Jive Bombers play, these rockers are on a roll!

Australia's Premier Dance Band
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