The Jukebox club has been running in Witham, Essex UK for 10 years having celebrated its anniversary last year. Julie who runs the club works very hard at keeping it going and always puts on the best bands and DJ's on the scene.
However shortly after the anniversary and with a great line up of Christmas gigs booked the regular venue closed, Julie was not deterred however and with much hard work and helpful friends managed to put on gigs in a nearby town pub as a temporary measure.
A new venue has been secured, its above a bowling alley, airconditioned with food available.
The relaunch party was held on 7 February 2009 with both the Mojo Kings and Slim Slip & the Sliders playing.
The place was packed, heaving with people who turned up to show their support for the club and Julie, I saw people there that I had not seen in 15 years!
Mojo Kings were first on, for those not familiar with them, they push the boundaries of Rockabilly to the extreme, fusing 60's trash, garage and blues into the mix. What you get is hard powerfull driving rhythms. Their album 'Got The Devil in Me' is reviewed on this site and they played a large quantity of that, however the slip in some unusual offerings with a cracking version of Paint It Black. Its not 'rockin' but hey this show how the guys aren't affraid to push the limits. A great hours set.
Slim Slim & the Sliders, are more rockin in a traditonal sense but are happy to heat it up and present 50's standards in a way that lifts them to the present day, material from their album 'Go Wild;, also reviewed elesewhere on the site, were featured and they literally had the dance floor jumpin, especially on the strollers. With Love Me as an encore, great stuff.
Look forward to seeing both bands back soon, the DJ for the evening, Little Carl did an excellent job, between bands the floor was packed.
The Jukebox is a 'proper' rockin club, if your in Essex or London, support it! This is the website,
All forthcoming gigs are on the Events page be there if you can there's some great nights lined up.