Welcome To The Electro-Swing Ball!


ESB Presents Electro Swing Vs Ghetto Funk

Electro Swing Vs Ghetto Funk

 So then my darlings… who fancies a dance???

As you know we absolutely love putting on our big full-on Electro Swing Ball events with all the glamour and decadence that goes with it, however we don’t want to do them too often or it’ll take all the fun out of it. That said, the last one was so good that we’re missing you all terribly and we’d like to see you again very soon. We’ve also noticed that there’s a distinct lack of cool events locally for people who simply want to dance to good music with good people. Therefore, we’d like to try something a little different ……. we have decided to launch a club night that hopefully we can run on a more regular basis so we can all spend more time together.

So…. (drum role please) …. we are delighted to introduce… our shiny new thing …… ‘The Electro Swing Ball Presents!’


For our first club night we will of course be playing lots of our signature style music electro swing, complimented by the sound of ghetto funk. If you haven’t heard this name before, you can compare it to how electro swing combines vintage and 20s / 30s swing era with modern dance music; this is the same in Ghetto Funk except here producers are raiding the goldmines of 70s and 80s funk, soul, hip hop and disco. Trust us, it’s perfect party music and you’ll have already heard some of it played at the Electro Swing Ball nights, usually right at the end.

If this first party is a success then we’d like to propose that you guys help choose the theme for the next club night. Our favourites so far are latin carnival, world music party, balkan & gypsy fiesta or perhaps a combination of them all?! Do give us your feedback please!


This time we’re not in a grand ballroom or a historic hall. Instead we’ve chosen a small but perfectly formed party space that we can transform with our visuals, lighting and decor. Filled with our gorgeous crowd, we know we can re-create the incredible atmosphere we all feel at our full-scale events. Still, we do like to keep a few tricks up our sleeve, so this time we won’t be revealing our venue in advance. Instead we are asking everyone to meet us in the Square in the centre of Shrewsbury at 7-45, and then at 8-00 on the dot we shall walk the short distance to the venue itself together. Why? Well, one we thought it would be fun, and two we will then be able to get the party going right from the start of the evening!


As always it is entirely up to you how you wish to dress; but as this is a club night rather a Ball then our dresscode isn’t strictly vintage. Instead we would say wear something that makes you feel delicious (Jo says she’s still going to wear a dress!).


Before buying tickets do ensure that you can be in the Square in Shrewsbury by 8-00 on the 8th of April at the very latest.

So if you’re sure you can meet us then head on over to Brown Paper Tickets, where you’ll find our tickets under ‘The Electro Swing Ball Presents Electro Swing Vs Ghetto Funk’ priced at just £10 each.


One final thing to say … the capacity is very small and strictly limited for this event; so you need to get on it and get your tickets fast! Once they’re gone, they’re gone!

We do hope you can join us for what will be an intimate and joyful evening of pure love and dancing.

We can’t wait to see you and your loved ones on our dancefloor again!

Love, love, love from all at the Electro Swing Ball xxxxx


The Electro Swing Ball Spectacular!!!

The Electro Swing Ball Spectacular!!!

Electro Swing Ball SpectacularHey hey beautiful ones, we are thrilled to announce the details for our next event the Electro-Swing Ball Spectacular!!

On Saturday 19th November we will be returning to the scene of our very first Electro-Swing Ball and hosting an absolutely spectacular evening of pure love, vintage glamour and spellbinding entertainment!

Doors open at 7pm and Jazz Jive Swing are kicking off the evening at 7.30pm with their wonderfully fun style of dance class – so don’t forget your dancing shoes.

In terms of DJs we are thrilled to welcome back the King of the electro-swing scene C@ in the H@, the fabulous Doctor Hooka of Shindig fame who will funk us up ghetto style and Emma Clair founder of Prohibition, Manchester who will delight us with twinkly tunes aplenty.

The main feature of the evening is the premier of DJR and Liberty Pink’s live audio visual show ‘The Story of Swing’ which showcases the history of the style we now call electro-swing. Starting from the 1920′s and coming up to the current day we evolve the history of this genre that has combined the music of the past with the club sounds of the present in such a unique way. With a sophisticated mix of stunning visuals, high energy electro-swing and live performance – this is not to be missed!

As always we will emerge you in the unique decadence of the Electro-Swing Ball and surround you with incredible circus performers and beautiful burlesque.

Our dress code is to simply feel spectacular; think 1950s movie star high glamour, 1920s swing and flapper, feather boas, red lipstick, high heels and faux fur, so so dapper gentleman and beautiful ladies!

Tickets are priced at £18 (plus booking fee) and are available from http://electroswingball.brownpapertickets.com/

So what are you waiting for my little darlings? Spread the word, gather your loved ones and start planning your outfit because the Electro-Swing Ball is coming to town wooooooohhhhhhhhoooooooooooooo!!

Dress up, feel the love and get your swing on!!

Love from all at the Electro-Swing Ball xxxxx


The Electro Swing Ball is Back!

The Electro Swing Ball is Back!

On 19th November the Electro Swing Ball is returning to it’s spiritual home in the stunning ballroom of the Lion Hotel, Shrewsbury. We are beavering away and will be announcing the line-up very soon, but rest assured we will be pulling out all the stops to make this one our best ever! Beautiful times are coming darling electro-swingers xxx


The Darkside of the Electro Swing Ball

Darkside of the Electro Swing Ball

Join us for an evening of incredible electro-swing gorgeousness!

Ladies and gentlemen get ready for a night to remember as we get deeper, darker and down right naughty with the baddest boys of the electro-swing scene Dutty Moonshine!!! Fresh from their tours in America and China, these boys fearlessly combine swing with hip-hop, house and pretty much anything else to make you dance. We are utterly delighted to be bringing these guys to the Shire – now it’s up to us all to show them some serious love!

Keeping us all in check will be the delicious Liberty Pink who will be singing, entertaining and teasing (and apparently guys and girls she is feeling particularly feisty right now!). The night will also feature the exclusive premier of DJR’s live VJ set ‘Swing the Silver Screen’ and our tame Bertie Dastard ahas promised us faithfully that he will swing our brains out!! Naturally we can’t honour the darkside without including the cheekiest of Burlesque and believe us when we say that we have got the most exquisite lady to tantalise and delight you all!

Soooooooooooooooooo fabulous electro-swingers, tickets are strictly limited for this; at only £12 per person we expect to sell out.


Tickets are only £12 for this and you can buy them in person from The Bellstone, Shrewsbury.

Alternatively e-mail us at tickets@electroswingball.com giving us your full name, address and how many tickets you require. We will accept payment via bank transfer to account number: 01195531 sort code: 11-07-01 or a cheque made payable to Mr David Rickard posted to 54 Comet Drive, Shrewsbury SY1 4AZ. Please include £1 per order for postage and packaging. We will send your tickets out once your payment has cleared.

Spread The Word!

If you’ve enjoyed our events in the past please help us to spread the word – so invite all your friends and loved ones and let’s make this evening incredible!

If you would like to keep up to date with all the latest developments keep an eye on the facebook invite and our facebook group.

The only thing left to do then will be planning your outfit and getting ready to feel the love ….. the Darkside of the Electro-Swing Ball is coming!!!!!!!!!!! Love, love, love xxxxxxxxxx ♥ ♥ ♥


Swingamajig 2014

Swingamajig 2014

Looking For Your Next Swing?

The Electro Swing Ball will be returning very soon with our next dose of swing and glamour. In the mean time if you’re feeling that you need some electro-swing action come join our very own DJR, the Electric Swing Circus and the cream of the electro swing scene at Birminghams’ custard factory on the 4th of May. There’s an incredible lineup of acts and it runs right through from 2pm until 5am the following morning. DJR will be on the main stage inbetween all the headline bands so please come and say hi and then make lots of noise!

For more information go to the Swingamajig website.


Feels The Love – The Photos!

Feels The Love – The Photos!

Julie-lou Weston-iArtizan has done it again and come up with another incredible set of photographs of everyone looking beautiful and glamorous at The Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love. All of the photographs are available to see on her website at iArtizan.

The night was so photogenic and you can truly see the professional quality of all the  images she has taken. Therefore if you see some photos that you like, please support her and purchase them so that you can enjoy them for years to come. Be honest, how often do you get the chance to buy professional photographs whilst looking so glamorous?

All photographs are copyright to iArtizan and should not be displayed anywhere else. If you wish to use an image as a profile photo on facebook, you have Julie’s permission to do so as long as they are not altered in any way and image is credited to either www.iartizan.co.uk or Julie-lou Weston-iArtizan.


Didn’t We Have A Ball?!

Didn’t We Have A Ball?!

Well my darlings ….. thank-you, thank you, thank YOU!! You all made this Electro Swing Ball the most incredible evening ever.

We feel so honoured and proud of how the Ball has been embraced by all our beautiful guests and how you have all taken it and make it into such a fabulous event. We truly feel that the entertainment is a small part of the evening and that it is you, dear guests who make it so special. Thank-you from the bottom of our hearts for your enthusiasm, your love, your encouragement, your smiles and your cheers!

Huge love and respect to our sensational performers…

James & Bridget from Jazz Jive Swing – how much fun are you guys?! The dance lesson provided a great start to the evening and James you are a brilliant compere, hats off to you sir.

The beautiful ladies from CircusMASH… you gave us something truly fabulous and special.

The sensational Electric Swing Circus – you are truly THE headline band; you delighted our crowd and made the dance floor bounce! Thank-you all so much.

Gorgeous Luna Diosa – your performances were classic, seductive and ravishing.

White Rose what can we say? You captivated us with your Isis wings, you painted us all beautifully and together with our inspiring ringmaster Gav Noir, you helped us to create the perfect backdrop to a wonderful evening. Much, much love darling ones.

The mighty DJR who (as promised) played the happiest, most fun tunes to ever grace a swing dance floor.

Supabad, you funkster of swing you, we just loved your set and you made us all dance, dance, dance.

Bertie Dastard quite simply you are fearless and we’re in awe.

And a special thank you goes to Sav our projectionist for seamlessly setting the scene and taking us back to a bygone era  and the whole team from Oakengates Theatre, a pleasure as ever.


Darling guests we would be absolutely delighted to hear your feedback and comments about the evening, so please leave it here or on the facebook group.

So be in no doubt that we love you all, we had a Ball and we can’t wait until the next time!!


Excited much? Here comes the Ball!

Excited much? Here comes the Ball!

Dancing shoes at the ready … the Ball is nearly here! We cannot begin to tell you how excited we are here at ESB HQ – we simply can’t wait to swing, swing, swing Valentines stylee! We are making our final preparations and the show is ready to explode, oh my goodness darlings ones this is going to be an incredible night! So let’s down to business …. have you decided what to wear? Have you invited all your beloved ones? Have you got your high heels and red lipstick to hand? And more to the bloody point have you got your tickets?!! Seriously guys you absolutely cannot miss this one – we’re going to blow your mind! Love from all at the Electro-Swing Ball xxx


Tickets are available from the Oakengates Theatre website or from the box office on 01952 382382. If you use the website and would like to purchase the coach travel from Shrewsbury or Wellington please note that you have to select a ticket in both the lower part and a coach ticket in the green section at the top.

If you have any problems booking please let us know through the contact form and we’ll help!


The coach will leave from next to the Abbey in Shrewsbury at 7.15pm  and 7.35pm from Wellington swimming pool car park. The coach home will be make two trips, the first at around 11.45pm for anyone who is ready to head back, and a second trip at 1.00am for those who want to stay until the end.

We’ve timed the coach so that everyone will arrive in time for the Jazz Jive Swing dance lesson so please make sure you’re on time! We will not accept responsibility if you’re running late or miss either of the coaches home.



2011-2013 – The Video!

2011-2013 – The Video!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen!

Now I know how much you all enjoy a jolly good tease so we’ve made this little video to celebrate our previous events and whet your appetite for the upcoming and rather marvellous Valentines’ Ball! Gather your loved ones, convince your friends, get your tickets and help us to shout it from the rooftops – THE ELECTRO-SWING BALL IS COMING!!

Love, love, love xxx


The Ball Is Coming…

The Ball Is Coming…

Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love Poster
We’re delighted to introduce the poster for The Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love. Once again featuring the beautiful artwork of Gary William Matthews we think that it looks gorgeous. Gary’s newest creation is called Valerie Blue and once again we will be exhibiting her along with his other work in the Gallery area on the night of the Ball.

To see the full event description go The Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love and the facebook invite is here.


The Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love!

The Electro Swing Ball Feels The Love!

There’s love for all at the Electro Swing Ball!

Here at the Electro Swing Ball we love the feeling and atmosphere that is created by you all at our events. So to celebrate this our Valentines Ball is about love in all it’s forms. If there’s someone you love bring them – be it your family, your best friend, your sweetheart, or if no one is available, come and join our beautiful electro swingers and share their love. Valentines should be a day for everyone so come be entertained and dance the night away!

Love is a many splendid thing…

You can expect a sensational evening of live performances, swinging DJ’s, beautiful burlesque performers, cheeky boylesque (oh yes – it’s time for equality!), circus performances and all sorts of vintage tinged treats to entertain and delight.

Electric Swing Circus

Electric Swing CircusOur headline band will be the incredible seven piece The Electric Swing Circus who have been playing to huge audiences throughout the UK and Europe. They have established themselves as the UK’s most exciting electro-swing band and will be bringing their award winning show of cool 20′s swing, fused with gypsy jazz, bass and beats.

Oakengates Theatre

We are delighted to be hosting this Ball at Oakengates Theatre in Telford and this will give us the opportunity to create a visual performance that will blow your top hats off. We like to move each event to a new venue because it creates a different atmosphere each time and we’re hugely excited by what Oakengates Theatre allows us to do. If you haven’t been there before they have a great stage for our performers and we’ll be pulling the seating back to create a large dancefloor. Most importantly we will be projecting some incredible visuals that will literally blow you away. You will have never seen a theatre looking like this before!

We will also be putting on a coach to the venue with pickups in Shrewsbury, Wellington and Telford Town Centre to ensure that you don’t have to drive if you don’t want to!

Get ready… because there’s love for all at the Electro Swing Ball!


The Ball In The Park – The Photos!

The Ball In The Park – The Photos!

Julie-lou Weston-iArtizan has been an incredible supporter of the Electro-Swing Ball ever since the beginning and has spent her evenings documenting and photographing everyone looking so beautiful and glamorous. Once again she has produced a stunning set of photographs and these are now available to see on her website at iArtizan.

The Ball In The Park was so photogenic and you can truly see the professional quality of all the  images she has taken. Therefore if you see some photos that you like, please support her and purchase them so that you can enjoy them for years to come. Be honest, how often do you get the chance to buy professional photographs whilst looking so glamorous?

All photographs are copyright to iArtizan and should not be displayed anywhere else. If you wish to use an image as a profile photo on facebook, you have Julie’s permission to do so as long as they are not altered in any way and image is credited to either www.iartizan.co.uk or Julie-lou Weston-iArtizan.


The Ball In The Park – The Video!

The Ball In The Park – The Video!

Injoi TheVibe Video Spectacular!

It’s here! We’re delighted that Injoi TheVibe have recorded all the fun and excitement from our recent Ball and have now put together a gorgeous video showing off all the glamour and excitement. Thank-you Gavin and Rose!