Interview: Jive Talkin’

What’s the energy level of the band like these days? 
The band is still pumping and the energy levels are high.

You guys perform plenty of retro songs. What is the most contemporary song you’ve played?
Yes, we do love retro songs because there is quality in this kind of music. We do play the latest hits from Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Daft Punk, Maroon 5 and the likes.

Playing alongside greats such as B.B. King and Gloria Estefan must’ve been memorable for the band. Who is an artist the band would pay to perform with?
That would be, without a question, Sting.

Do you think your band would be open to bringing in new blood in the name of longevity?
Yes, we do like to inject new blood in the band when the time calls for it and hopefully this will keep the group going for decades to come.

Social media is such a huge tool for marketing these days. Have you guys jumped onto the bandwagon?
We have our Jive Talkin’ fans facebook page and the website ( We keep in touch with our fans by constantly updating with the latest news, events, photos of the band through social media.

One word to describe yourselves?

Catch Jive Talkin’ every Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10:30pm till late at Fern & Kiwi.