Eight O’ Five Jive
Eight O’ Five Jive has enough energy to power a fleet of ’57 Cadillacs, with more than adequate fuel to ignite any stage on fire with their driving sound of swingin’ blues and early rock ‘n roll.
Reminiscent of the classic era of the late 1940’s to the late 1950’s, where men wore fedora’s and strong women with attitude ruled the cocktail dress, ‘jump jive’ defined an era of music and dance.
Classic tunes by Freddy King, Mabel Scott, Wynonnie Harris, Etta James, Louis Jordan and more (along with some similar stylized original compositions), define Eight O’ Five Jive as a creative ensemble of jump and swing blues. A few well-placed, steamy jazz standards round out the sound, but also invite an intimate moment to linger over a martini or a sloe gin fizz.
Eight O’ Five Jive redefines this exciting era not lost in time, but alive and jivin’ with classic and rare material that is well suited for dinner and drinks, but best suited for tapping feet and a lively dance floor.
Eight O’ Five Jive is a dynamic five-piece band, and the members are:
Lee Shropshire Vocals
Andy Scheinman Guitar
Duane Spencer Cocktail Drum Kit
Bill Bois Bass Guitar
Patrick Mosser Saxophone
“Jump-Blues Masters…” —Stephen Trageser/Nashville Scene
“Eight O’ Five Jive, a group that blends “swingin’ blues and early rock ‘n roll”, with a hint of jazz—they’re sure to get you on your feet.” —Examiner.com
“I got to see Eight O’ Five Jive for the first time today, at Brown’s Diner, and enjoyed their show. They play a lot of songs that I played on Nashville Jumps, plus some originals and some they’ve gleaned from other places. Exciting, swinging jump music.” — Pete Wilson, Nashville Jumps, WRVU radio
“Thank you Eight O’ Five Jive for making it an awesome inaugural night for the Blue Tomato . . . you were awesome and we can’t wait to have you back!” — Bo Hussing, Blue Tomato, Watertown, TN.