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UK'S HOTTEST ROCK*N*ROLLING SKYJIVER ROCKIN DAVE TAYLOR TO ENTERTAIN
HOLLYWOOD'S ELITE AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL


On 15 May 1998, the sky is no longer the limit at the Cannes Film Festival. Rockin Dave will skydive with his ‘Skyjivers’ parachute display team onto the prestigious City’s Palm Beach, to the delight of the high-flying film stars. In the evening, this image of a black-quiffed Rock*n*Roll pianist/ singer and entertainer will step on stage with his 10-piece Jump Jive & Swing show band to perform his inimitable trademark cabaret act - playing his full size piano with virtually every part of his body. Standing on his head. Tilting the 200 kg instrument across his body while lying on the ground. Or perhaps performing an acrobatic somersault off the top of the piano.



SOCIETY'S BEST KEPT SECRET

While performing in a London club, Rockin Dave was approached by a Royal Aide, wondering whether he would be interested in performing at a "Society Bash".

This was the start of Rockin’ Dave’s act as the Society Party Circuit's best kept secret, offering the ultimate in showmanship to an impressive guest list, which might have been copied directly from the pages of Who's Who. He has topped the bill at the wildest Society's all night champagne parties. The floor show is packed with energy and excitement and the electrifying atmosphere generated by him forms a striking contrast to the mechanical, computer-ridden beat of the 90s.

On an occasion when Dave was touring the Far East, he was flown back specially to perform at a birthday party in Surrey, and out again the next day to resume his Asian tour! Another evening, he received a telephone call in the small hours of the night. A distinguished voice at the end of the line said he was arranging a small get-together with some friends and wanted to hire Dave to perform to the lads on his private yacht... that very night!

Rockin' Dave has come a long way since the early days in Nottingham, working on the assembly line in Raleigh. With classical piano tuition behind him, Dave wanted to specialise in Boogie Woogie. He has shared the stage with the likes of Bill Haley and Chuck Berry and eventually found himself in Finland where he was to become an overnight sensation while taking part in a national talent competition! Dave has entertained ecstatic audiences around the world, from Russia to the Philippines, from the Hurlingham Club in London to the 'Fiesta de la Merce' outdoor festival in Barcelona, with an audience of more than 100,000 people.

THE ULTIMATE JUMP & JIVE

When booked at a music festival in Scandinavia, Rockin Dave challenged fate by skydiving from 10,000 ft. onto the roof of a multi-storey building in the town centre, climbed down a skylight and, to onlookers' delight, found himself behind the bar of a local pub! Not one easily lost for words, with the parachute over his shoulder and still dressed in a full skydiving outfit, he casually placed his order for a pint of beer!

With Rockin Dave, Jump & Jive has reached new dimensions - and no-one does it quite like him...

 

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