Looking serious DJing at the second Hep Cats Holiday in Weston-super-mare. This has quickly become the best swing and boogie weekend in the UK.
Bude Class 09
We have a great time each year teaching lovely people at Bude Jazz Festival.
On Stage with Gaz Gaskell
At Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall in a star studded night celebrating 50 years since Buddy Holly appeared there.
On stage with The Jive Aces
We've done dozens of shows with the Aces and every one is a thrill. Love 'em.
On the set of Sunday Life - BBC TV
With Louise Minchin and Colin Jackson
Derry Jazz Festival with the Jive Aces
This was in 2008 on our 4th visit to this great jazz fest.
Ian with Keely Smith
Louis Prima's wife and foil in the great Las Vegas days. Toni, Louis's daughter and Keely have become great friends
Sheilagh dancing with Jimmy Cricket
This was at a Variety Club of Great Britain event. Jimmy is actually a nippy dancer as well as a terrific comedian. And there's more ....
With Frankie Manning
We had a few lessons with Frankie in the UK, met him in The Cotton Club, New York and also in Avalon, California on his 90th.
Ian with Ray Benson
Ray has been the driving force behind Asleep at the Wheel, keeping western swing alive for well over 30 years. Tall guy!
On stage with the Swing Commanders
It's been a pleasure to watch this wonderful band go from strength to strength.
Ian with Sam Butera
Sam's great sax playing, arranging and wild personality enhanced Prima's shows. 'Happy music'.
Approaching Turkey, Texas
On one of our pilgrimages to the home of Bob Will for a western swing booster.
With Rusty Franks
Rusty's dance nights are a must in L.A. A wonderful dancer whatever style she dances and a great host.
Dancing at Sam's
We make a b-line to Sam's Burger Joint whenever we get to San Antonio, Texas. Monday's swing.
On Catalina Island
Alfresco dancing on the island off the coast of California!
Knutsford Jazz Festival
15 years dancing on concrete takes it's toll of the knees!
Swing Cats Ball
Our annual Swing Cats Ball has been a sell-out every year since No.1. March 2010 is No.8
Me and She
My favourite picture of us not moving!
Teaching at Kentwell Hall
Always a receptive 200+ dancers in the amazing setting of Kentwell Hall in Suffolk. We have appeared here for many years dancing with Syd Lawrence Orch, John Miller, The Glenn Miller Tribute Orchestra and more.
With Johnny 'Running Bear' Preston
We were priviledged to meet Johnny Preston backstage at a Rock and Roll revival show at The Palace Theatre. Bobby Vee, Little Eva and Brian Hyland completed the bill.
Wichita Falls Legends of Western Swing Festival
Dancing with The Swing Commanders at Legends of Western Swing Festival in Wichita Falls. What an amazing reception the band received throughout Texas in 2008.
SWING TANZEN VERBOTEN
A photo taken on Ramsbottom Station on an East Lancs Railway 1940s Weekender was used as an album cover by German swing septet 'Swing Tanzen Verboten' on their CD 'Swing Alive'.
Printworks first Swing Day
BBC covered the first Swing Event at the Printworks, Manchester a few years ago now.
There is nothing more inspiring to see and hear these veteran western swing artists playing like they're teenagers. Bob Wills is still the King!
Haworth 40s weekend
A few years ago dancing in the street at Haworth.
On stage with The Memphis Belle Band at Blackpool Tower Ballroom. Every Friday night for two seasons
Higham Hall Class Jan 2010
Higham Hall is a beautiful Centre in Cumbria where a variety of courses are undertaken. This is our lindy class members of Jan 2010. Well done folks.
Floralia Country Festival
On stage in Ousterhaus, Holland at Floralia Country Festival. As Usual the Swing Commanders stole the show.
Another shot at the All-dayer event at Lakeside, Frimley Green
Dancing in Nantwich
Dancing in the street as part of Nantwich Jazz Festival
Sheilagh at Swing Cats Ball
A terrific picture of Sheilagh taken at The Swing Cats Ball, Stockport in March 2010.
GEM theatre Texas
At the Bob Wills festival we had a bop on stage of the Gem Theatre.
With Dave Alexander and Carolyn Wills
Another shot at the Gem Theatre in Turkey Texas with Dave Alexander, leader of a great western swing big band and Bob Wills daughter Carolyn
Jumping at Keighley
May 2010 at the Swing Dance at Keighley as part of the Howarth 1940s Weekend.
Way out West in Ulverston with a group of northern entertainers to visit the home of Stan Laurel.
Royal Albert Hall
We were lucky enough to be asked to dance at 'In The Swing' - Londons biggest ever swing night. Here is one of the shots taken by Jeremy Sutton
Royal Albert Hall
Another shot at The Royal Albert Hall 'In The Swing' night taken by Jeremy Sutton
Sitting on a bench opposite the Houses of Parliament on a freezing day ready to take part in the 'London Rhythm' video. Check it out on You Tube.
Dancing with Keely
In Paris at the fabulous Caveau de la Huchette jazz club dancing with singing legend Keely Smith.
The Lost Chord
On the last night cabaret at Bude Jazz Festival 2010 I did my usual here caught by Roger Coles
Jive Aces and Satin Dollz
After touring the UK with the Jive Aces the lovely Satin Dollz have a farewell party at our house before their flight back to California