Located in the northernmost countryside of the London Borough of Enfield, just inside the M25, Botany Bay Cricket Club, home of Bigboppa's Club, offers its members and guests a view to die for over green belt land and is the ideal setting for a music club.
BIGBOPPA'S CLUB was opened in December 2004 by Mike Deasey. Having seen and heard what great bands were playing regularly at local venues he began to book them to play regularly at Botany Bay Cricket Club where he was a member. There were already two well established jazz clubs, one traditional and one modern, playing weekly to appreciative audiences and BIGBOPPA'S seemed to fit the bill for all-round musical entertainment at one venue.
The second Wednesday of every month began to rock to the great sounds of the 50s played by such local bands as Gold, Benny and the Jetts, Tramline, 5% Proof and The 60s Allstars. Jivers from the Rosedale and Comrades' Clubs in Cheshunt were happy to support Bigboppa's when it started and many are still members today.
These days BIGBOPPA'S is proud to say that some of the country's leading Rock'n'Roll and Rockabilly bands play regularly at the club providing exceptional musical evenings for all those that attend. The groups include The Roosters, Rockin' the Joint, The Sweet Georgia Boys, Boogie Lightnin', The Sidekicks, and The Catfish Kings.
On Wednesday 11th December 2019, the club will celebrate its 15th Anniversary.
BIGBOPPA'S also lists gigs on Lemonrock and rnrgigguide websites.
Admission is just £7 for members and £9 for guests on all Jivin' Wednesdays and annual membership is just £15 for a single person and £23 for a couple. Doors open at 19.30 and the bar closes at 23.00. Bands will usually start playing around 20.45 and will play two sets of around 50 minutes each. There is ample car parking space and drinks are served at club prices. The CASK MARQUE bar has an excellent and varied selection of beers, lagers, ciders and wines and will always feature at least two real ales.
BIGBOPPA'S has a reputation for being a small, friendly, live music dance club so, if you like the music from that era why not come along and see what it's all about. You may even end up having a bop and joining the Club. In-house DJ, Colin 'The Train', gets things started about an hour before the bands go on and keeps things lively during the break. He also plays for around 30 minutes after the show for those who wish to wind down with a mixture of jive and smooch.
On selected Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year BIGBOPPA'S also presents tribute-style shows celebrating the more popular music from various eras especially the 1960s.