Sunday, 21 July 2019

Events with 1940sRadio.Com

The team here at are always happy to assist fellow vintage enthusiasts with events small and large. We can help by providing;

  • DJ(s)/compere(s) for a Dance Club event, tea/dinner dance or 1940s/vintage evening;
  • PA for vintage markets, exhibitions or fayres;
  • PA and sound engineer(s) to support bands or vocalists at a vintage event.

We have close links with a number of Dance Clubs, Dance Schools and Re-enactors who may well be able to join us to give your event an even more nostalgic feel.

Take a look below to see just some of the events we are supporting this year. If you would like further details please contact us using the form on the Contact page above or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March 2019

Saturday 23rd, A Spiffing 1940s day out with the Wooburn Jazz band and for the evening dance. Vintage Retreat, Northampton, 

April 2019

Sat/Sun 20th & 21st, WW2 Home front at the Crich Tramway museum. DJ Dave and Sammie J will be visiting on the Sunday, come and say hello.

Sat/Sun 27th & 28th, Festival of Vintage, York. DJ Dave and Sammie J will be visiting on the Saturday, come and say hello and grab a button badge.

May 2019


June 2019

Sat/Sun 8th & 9th, National Trust Clumber Park, 1940s weekend. DJ Dave and will be performing all weekend.

July 2019

Sat/Sun 13th & 14th, Battles for Victory, a living History even at Quex Park, Kent. DJ Dave and will have there own area for the weekend.

August 2019

Fri,Sat/Sun 2nd,3rd & 4th, The Gloucestershire, Vintage & Country Extravaganza. will be performing with guests on the Saturday and Sunday.

23rd to the 26th, will be camping and visiting the Twinwood Festival, if you see us, say hello and dont forget to grab a button badge. 

September 2019 

Sat/Sun 14th & 15, National Trust, Hughenden Manor, 1940s weekend. DJ Dave + Guests will be perfoming all weekend.

October 2019

Sat/Sun, 26th & 27th, Newark Air Museum, 1940s weekend, DJ Dave, and Fiona Harrison will be performing all weekend.

November 2019


December 2019







Gloucestershire Vintage Country ExtravaganzaGloucestershire Vintage Country ExtravaganzaGloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

The 45th Annual Gloucestershire Vintage & Country Extravaganza

South Cerney Airfield, Cirencester 2-4 August 2019

A Vintage Celebration with Something for Everyone!

2-4 August 2019 will see the Stroud Vintage Transport & Engine Club (SVTEC) stage the Annual Gloucestershire Vintage and Country Extravaganza at South Cerney Airfield in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.


Lipstick and Pearls with Sammie J

Written by Sunday, 06 January 2019 12:31 Published in 1940s Radio DJs

Lipstick and PearlsLipstick and Pearls with Sammie J

Tuesday: 01:00am | 10:00am | 05:00pm GMT
Sunday: 03:00am | 12:00am | 07:00pm GMT

A 30 minute show paying tribute to the female band leaders, musicians and vocalists of the 1930’s and 40’s. Sammie J explores the archives of country, blues, gospel, jazz and swing of the era, so be prepared for an eclectic mix of music and facts about the ladies in the spotlight in the first half of the 20th century.

Sammie J fell in love with the music of the era many moons ago and since being a part of family (Sammie J is the Mrs to Mr DJ Dave of Sound of the Forties) she has been keen to ensure the ladies of the era get their fair share of airtime. By day a sensible straight laced HR professional Sammie J enjoys relaxing at 1930s, 40s and 50s events all over the country, dressing the part and even partaking of a stroll or two.


1940s Themed Social Dance1940s Themed Dance with The Ding Dong Daddios & 1940sRadio.Com

26th  October from 20:00-23:00

The Chantry Centre
34-36 Long Street
GL11 4JB

Box Office:

The 1940s Radio Station Team


Newbury Tea Dance with a Twist 2nd September Royal British Legion“Tea Dance with a Twist"

Sunday September 2nd 2018 – Newbury Royal British Legion Fund Raiser

1940sRadio.Com has teamed up with Newbury Royal British Legion for a “Tea Dance with a Twist” on Sunday 2nd September 2018 with our own Dave Dawes spinning the tunes.
With Tea Cake and a licensed bar, it is a snip at £5.00 on the door with FREE entry into our prize draw for a beautiful handmade Memory Bear.


The 1940s Radio Station Team

Tagged under Tea Dance Swing 1940s

Learn to dance with JustJive.Com

Lesson 2 – 24/04/2018

A register was now place made up from last week’s attendees and although there was a small drop in numbers there was still a very healthy turnout.

Our instructors quickly took control from the stage and we had a recap on last week’s lessons which sort of agreed with what we had been practicing at home, but at this stage had no point of reference.

However this was rectified towards the end of the evening’s class where we were allowed to video the instructors demonstrating the complete sequence. Please note the video was allowed for personal use only and not for re-distribution.

The Jockey

The Jockey was another addition to the Rock Step sequence and allowed for a change of direction with a few twirls now thrown in for good measure. The lesson itself consisted of a similar amount of steps to the previous week and combined with the Rock Step we now have something to allegedly find our way around the floor with.


Roaring Forties takes to the floor with JustJive.ComRoaring Forties Takes to the Floor Dance with JustJive.Com

Dance Your Way to Fitness

My wife and I have three super fit international circus performers for sons with strict diets to match, and It seems the collective were not over impressed with my eating habits. As a consequence, my years of slovenly diet were unknowingly transformed with the stealth elimination of meat and dairy by “she who must be obeyed”. This healthier eating eventually took off five stone without any real hardship, but that also came with muscle tone issues.

Picking the Right Exercise

Simple light exercise addresses this issue and although once a keen runner I now have more respect for my knees so I needed to find a sustainable alternative. Swimming was my first thought but that would exclude “she who must be obeyed”, and it was time we found an outside interest together. Having recently undertaken a cracking joint venture with JustJive.Com their enthusiasm was just the inspiration I was looking for.


The Crooner Years with Don McDermott

Written by Tuesday, 13 March 2018 06:40 Published in 1940s Radio DJs

1940s Radio Presenter Don McDermottThe Crooner Years
with Don McDermott

The Crooner Years

Don McDermott’s new show for 1940s Radio is a mix of hit numbers sung by the great crooners from the 1930s, running right through into the 50s. So settle in to listen to Frank, Bing and all the legends!

Don is a crooner himself, as well as a trained radio presenter. A transplant from the United States, he’s immersing himself into the UK vintage scene and loving every minute of it.

Monday 1:00am - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 3:00am - 1:00pm - 7:00pm

Contact Don Mc Dermott

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Fiona Harrison - A Voice in a Million

Written by Tuesday, 06 March 2018 09:52 Published in 1940s Radio DJs

Fiona Harrison 1940s Radio An Audience With Fiona Harrison

Second Week -  Every Month

Tuesday and Sunday

03:00am | 12:00pm | 07:00pm GMT

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1940sRadio.Com Presenter Fiona HarrisonFiona Harrison Joins the 1940sRadio.Com Team

An Audience With Fiona Harrison

Fiona Harrison joins the 1940s Radio team bringing a ladies touch to the schedule.

Fiona Harrison is a soprano and costume artist with an intuitive understanding for all things 40s. Highly respected on the 1940s scene for her vocal versatility and authenticity, Fiona regularly performs songs from this era in authentic uniforms and glamorous costumes of the period. Widely acknowledged as “Britain’s finest Professional 1940s Entertainer” Fiona has gained a reputation for her outstanding showmanship and gorgeous glamour. 

Her trademarks are her superb musical arrangements and close harmony work. This she does by recording the two harmony parts onto her backing track and then singing the melody line live in performance making her act unique and unlike any other.
With 11 fabulous forties shows to choose from Fiona has become the artist of choice headlining at many events in the UK and Northern Europe.


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