Big Band & DJ Links
John Miller & his Orchestra
For the original Big Band experience and the only Big Band performing the music of Glenn Miller with direct family links to the great man himself, in the form of John Miller, his nephew.
Strollin' Steve Ashdown
Disk Jockey, Compere and Events Organiser
Ricardo Gazzini The Jazz Man
Richard Compton aka Ricardo Gazzini is a classic jazz, bebop and swing DJ that’s performed at some of the finest jazz festivals in the UK ie: Twinwood Festival, Isle of Wight and Cheltenham along with many corporate garden parties and outdoor events.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra USA
The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra. Now led by trombonist Larry O'Brien, the present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK
Formed in 1988 in conjunction with Glenn Miller Productions of New York, The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK has maintained the exact line-up on stage devised by Glenn.
Australia 's Glenn Miller Tribute Band
The Australian Glenn Miller Tribute Band was formed in 1995 and is comprised of leading musicians who specialise in performing the Big Band music of the Swing Era.
The Glenn Miller Orchestra Europe
Visit the official site of the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Europe, directed by Wil Salden.
The Syd Lawrence Orchestra
The homepage of the Syd Lawrence/European Swing Orchestra. This fabulous orchestra has been thrilling audiences all over Europe for 35 years.
The Tom Daugherty Orchestra
This excellent 17-piece show and dance orchestra performs a wide variety of music ranging from Big Band to Rock ‘n' Roll to the current music of the day day.
Bill Bakers' Big Band
Bill Baker leads one of the top Dutch Swing bands which recreates the USAAF band sound of Glenn Miller and other contemporary bands.
The Jive Aces
The UKs No.1 Jive and Swing band
Stunning A Capella harmonies and breathtaking dance moves have earned the Extraordinaires a reputation of being one of the most exciting live bands around.
Music & Dance Clubs/Societies/Web Sites
An extremely popular and most comprehensive jive related website.
Cambs & Beds Lindyhop Experience
C&BLE has been in existence since 1996 - teaching dances from the 20s, 30s and 40s in East Anglia. Phone us for more info: 01767 680013.
Jim and Nikki teach at Twinwood, variety of swing styles specialising in collegiate shag. Based in Gloucestershire.
A great website devoted to Jazz and Big Band music. Articles on all your favourite Big Band stars, MP3 downloads, radio stations and more.
Bedford Swing Dance Society
Bedford's local Swing Dance Society. Lessons available for all abilities.
Swingsters teach a variety of dance styles of swing and related music.
The home of swing dancing in Hertfordshire, Essex and homepage of Joseph & Trisha, who are International teachers of Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Blues, 20's Charleston, Tap, Jazz Dance and other related dance styles.
Do you have a favourite type of dance?
Check out this site if your passionate about dance or keen to know more.
52nd Jump Street
Teaching and Performing Lindy Hop in Central and South East London,
Sussex and Surrey.
The Rock Dance Company
There's no need to be a wallflower as TRDC can help you learn new dance styles or sharpen up your old moves and gives you the opportunity to attend events that will blow your socks off.
Nottingham Swing Dance Society
Learn how to dance to the hottest Swing, coolest Blues, and the smoothest Jazz music.
Learn the secrets of dancing with cool and effortless style with Lindy Jazz, the first regular Lindy Hop dance parties in the north east of England.
Modern Jive is a fun way to learn a partnered dance and meet new people.
Learn to dance swing (lindy hop, jitterbug, jive) with Swingland - regular classes, dances and events. Private classes and corporate entertainment also available. Contact Martin on 020-8560 6627 or see our website.
Glasgow Swing & Dance Society
We offer fun and friendly classes in all aspects of Swing dancing for young and old, beginners or improvers.
A London-based jive/swing dance club at The Rivoli Ballroom.
Dunfermline dance Fever
Learn to Swing Dance in Dunfermline!
Organisers in good time Rock`n`Roll events, bringing you holidays around the world and weekend breaks.
An interactive directory for all UK dancing enthusiasts, and most dance styles
An excellent site dedicated to bringing you the best jiving news from around the world.
Northampton Swing Dance Society
Lessons & dances in the Northampton area.
Mad Hatters Swing Dance Club
Swing Dance Lessons & dances in Warwickshire
Co-op Jive is unique. Based on co-operative principles it exists to link, help and support jive dancers. Co-op Jive is also a free information service.
A new club in the Huntingdon Area for people wanting to learn how to dance to Swing music from the 1930's to current style swing & big bands.Set up by Paul & Fae (formerly teachers with Cambs & Beds Lindyhop Experience)
Dance Jive Modern Jive
A great way to meet new friends, and great exercise (without the hard work!)...Come along with a partner, or on your own. Over 200 people a week in the Shropshire & North Wales area enjoy learning Modern Jive the DanceJive way.
Lindy Hop Solent
Lindy Hop classes and events in the Solent area of Southern England, UK Dance Crave This site contains hundreds of jive move descriptions catalogued and rated which you can browse, list and print. If you have been caught by the dance bug and are itching to learn / view / brush up on as many moves as you possibly can, this is the place for you!
Learn to Lindy in Leicestershire
With Shauna Richardson & Dave Towers' Lindy Hop Club. We hold regular classes for all levels with a beginners hour which really is for beginners!
LeRoc In And Around Bristol
For information about classes in Bristol and the surrounding area, and for the latest news on the upcoming dances and LeRoc social events.
If you like swing or jive in whatever form, or like to party and looking for that special DJ, be it a wedding, 40th or other then get in touch. I am a DJ and organiser and promoter of Jive Junction music and dance events.
Paris Rock Club
We provide rock 'n' roll/jive dance classes in London, have a fashion wear department, and organise a monthly 50's style party with or without live music.
Learn how to dance with cool and effortless style at Durham's first regular Lindy Hop event. Weekly lessons for complete beginners & monthly social dances.
Get in the Swing
Paul & Debbie Jackson run Lindy Hop Classes on Tuesdays at Steeple Morden Village Hall, nr Royston Herts. We also run regular social Swing Dance Night's & sunday workshops in Lindy Hop & Charleston. Steeple Morden also had an RAF airfield in WWII & the history of which you can find at: www.steeplemorden.com/SteepleMordenAirfield.htm
Revolution dance co-launched the dance competition ‘Chance 2 Dance' in Blackpool. Since then there have been regulars teaching all over Europe in countries such as; France, Spain, Italy and Turkey besides all over the UK! Weekly lessons & monthly dances held in Cheshire
A new club in Essex dedicated to the sights and sounds of vintage music, sophisticated dancing, lifestyle and culture that are attributed to western Europe/North America between the period 1930s to 1950s.
Vintage Clothing & Memorabilia
Vivien of Holloway produce gorgeous Vintage 1940s and 1950s reproduction clothing, made in London. They pride themselves on good old-fashioned customer service.
With period perfect fabrics and cuts only slightly adapted from genuine vintage styles, in Vivien of Holloway you can be transformed into a cheesecake pin-up, a femme fatale, a saucy Mad Men-era office girl, or a WWII working girl – the choice is yours!
Discover Vintage Fairs and Events
Experience Quality Vintage and Take a Step Back in Time. Discover Vintage specially select stall holders from across the country with excellent Vintage Fashion & Home wares from the 1900's- 1970's. They retail quality Vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, jewellery, home wares and furniture at competitive prices.
Freddies of Pinewood sell vintage and reproduction clothing. Reproduction jeans, dungarees, trousers, tops and jackets from the 1940s and 1950s.
Made to measure custom clothing for all styles of dance including 1940s Swing & Vintage Style, Jive, Lindy Hop, Salsa, 1950s Rock 'n' Roll, ballroom, theatre and stage attire.
Heyday! Vintage Style Clothing. Quality replica vintage fashion from Heyday! (Shona van Beers)
We are a Mother and Daughter Duo Lynda & Alys Rock Follies has grown from a love of Fashion, Fabrics and all things Vintage.
Dead Mens Spex
Dead Men's Spex is a family run business with a 20 year history of working within the optical trade. They supply the best quality vintage frames to our customers. All frames are therefore dismantled, cleaned, polished and re-assembled in our own workshop to make sure you are going to get a frame that is in the best condition possible.
Second Hand Rose
Second Hand Rose is Worcester's Premiere Vintage Shop offering a hand picked selection of men and women's clothing from 1930s onwards, for all occasions.
1940's costume hire. From WWII uniforms to civilian dress, guaranteed to make you look spectacular for the events at the historic RAF Twinwood!
Exclusive handcrafted gifts inspired by the 1930s, 1940s and the 1950s
Station 109 specialise in providing WWII militaria, 1940s vintage fashions and period household items for collectors, re-enactors and all those involved in the 1940's retro scene.
Your Vintage Life
From your wardrobe to your home, wedding and tea party we love all things vintage; from the Art Deco 20s/30s, the New Look 40s and the kitsch 50s we have it all here in our vintage online emporium.
Home of 40's and 50's handmade dance orientated footware.
Rock n Roll - Retro clothing and footwear.
in Essex; stocking a large range of Dance Shoes for Jive, Swing & Ballroom along with other dancewear and accessories
Showcase galleries of Europe based pin-up with vintage style clothing and accessories shop.
Kingdom of Dance
Huge selection of fabulous dancing shoes & clothing. Also cds and dvds available in their online shop.
Rocacha Tailoring was founded in 1980, specializing in retro & vintage styles. The company soon built up a reputation for top-quality Zoot Suits, Drapes, Box Jackets, Peg Pants et al and at affordable prices. All available to buy in their online shop.
Nina's Hair Parlour
The first and only retro / vintage hair specialist salon in the UK. (London based)
Leather jacket themes - custom airbrush artwork.
After The Battle
Published quarterly since 1973, After The Battle magazine explores the battlefields of yesteryear with ‘then and now' comparisons. Also available are hard-back books covering the two World Wars, videocassettes of classic wartime documentaries, and the ‘Wheels and Tracks' magazine series.
Britain's top-selling aviation monthly, this is your one-stop shop for the latest in aviation news, pictures and merchandise.
The Barnstormer is the live music and entertainment handbook covering Northamptonshire and surrounding counties: www.thebs.co.uk
From vintage clothing to retro furniture, and from classic films to custom cars—plus retro pinups, too—sate your hunger for the best in vintage Americana at RetroRadar.com!
Maggies Blue Suede News Rock ‘n' Roll Magazine
A monthly magazine, covering the rock 'n' roll scene in the UK.
A long established full colour quarterly Elvis Presley magazine produced by Lynne Brooker and Peter Lucas. Guaranteed that once you pick up one of our magazines, you will not put it back down.
Military Collections and Re-enactment Societies
TTS Military Conservation Group
The TTS is a group of volunteer enthusiasts of World War 2 militaria. Visit this site to view a sample of vehicles and displays from their extensive collection.
The Airship Heritage Trust. An important reference to aviation in Bedfordshire, including info on the R101 and R100 and all other British built airships, plus the famous Cardington Hangars.
The Historical Advice Bureau 30-45
Historical Consultancy, a unique advice service about life in the first half of the 20th century and especially the years 1930 - 1945.
A group of re-enactors who portray the Homefront during Britain's finest hour. They do not do this to glorify war but to remember those who lived through this terrible time. They hope to educate and entertain as well as having a good time.
Home Front Friends
Re-enactors who offer a range of historical interactive talks, educational workshops, living history re-enactment performances and museum interpretation. Specialising in the W.W.1 / Edwardian , W.W.2 British home front and the post war austerity period.
Places of Interest
Fort Morgan Museum
Glenn Miller spent his high school years in Fort Morgan, Colorado. Take a virtual tour of the Fort Morgan Museum and learn about the heritage of Morgan County.
306th Bombardment Group Museum
The 306th Bombardment Group Museum, Thurleigh is situated just a couple of miles from the Twinwood Airfield Control Tower Museum
The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society
The Glenn Miller Birthplace Society is a non-profit organisation founded to promote the music and memory of Alton Glenn Miller.
Rougham Airfield is situated two miles east of Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, UK.
Keith Hill Studios
The stunning artwork of Keith Hill, Official Artist to the United States 8th Air Force Memorial Museum Foundation.
The Official Sound and Radio Provider at the Glenn Miller Festival and other Twinwood events
Nose Art Panels
Replica Nose Art from Iconic Aircraft of the 20th and 21st centuries.
General useful information can be found such as local accommodation, transport, tourist information, etc.
Somewhere to go in Bedfordshire
Hen and Hammock
Garden hammocks and hammock chairs made from 100% cotton: www.henandhammock.co.uk
Icom (UK) offer a comprehensive portfolio of radio transceiver, receiver, navigation and computer products o go in Bedfordshire
Skymasts Antennas are a world class manufacturer and installer of high quality base station antennas
Walk2Live is an annual sponsored walk run by, and for the benefit of, primary schools. Walk2Live promotes the importance of healthy exercise while raising much-needed money for the school and / or a local charity of the school's choosing
A travel web directory.
Pollytone has been established since 1991 as an independent record label and music event promotions company. We specialize in Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly, Swing Jive & Country.
Traditional Music Web directory. Comprehensive gig guides, festivals, musicians, bands, instrument makers, discussions boards, etc
Caravan & Camping Clubs
The Bedfordshire Centre of the Caravan Club