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••• July 2015 •••

 
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IN THIS ISSUE...
Pleasure Island Movie Summertime Swing Swingin' Soundie
Glasto Collapso The Big Jive(s) Gig Guide

It's Summer! The weather is rather fab, you must have all been playing "Bring Me Sunshine" lots! It's also nearly War and Peace Revival time which we will be at every day but there's lots more...

"Pleasure Island" Movie

We're in a movie! I'll say it again because it is so cool; WE ARE IN A MOVIE!!!

Directed by our friend Mike Doxford, "Pleasure Island" follows a mysterious man, Dean, who returns to his home town of Grimsby after many years abroad in the Army. His arrival is met with animosity, particularly from his father, an avid pigeon racer. Dean is drawn back to confront his demons, and confess a secret to a childhood friend, Jess, only to discover she has been struggling since the untimely death of her husband. Whilst attempting to raise her child and battling a crumbling economy and dearth of opportunities, she is pulled into a harsh underworld. Dean must help her, throw her a lifeline, but the situation only darkens. When their lives are threatened he will do all it takes to make sure she is safe.

We play... a band. The footnote to this story is that Mike directed and edited the music video for "La Dolce Vita" which was the song we played in he film living up tot he tag line of the movie

The film is released on August 14th so check out the film's Facebook page for more info www.facebook.com/PIFILM2014

Summertime Swing 2015

It's only two weeks away and as usual the last minute ticket frenzy has started! As mentioned last month the charities we are supporting this year are Age UK, the East Grinstead Sports Club and Eat Grinstead Lions Club.

We also have a very special addition to the lineup this year, Mr Phil Crosby Jr, jazz crooner and grandson of none other than Mr White Christmas himself, Bing Crosby. Now we really do has jazz!

Our other guests include the impossibly talented Swedish Queen of swing, Gunhild Carling, The Rockabellas, Cassidy Janson and the East Grinstead Ukulele Club making a return by popular demand. We also have DJs Eight Beat Mac and Jivin' Man spinning the wax.

Sunday 2nd August from 3pm to 8pm at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH19 4JY (MAP).

As usual we have BBQ, classic cars, vintage stalls, bar, food and drink and most importantly, MORE TOILETS!

So come along for a great day out of vintage music and dancing in a beautiful setting and support worthy causes at the same time! Get your tickets now from www.jiveaces.com/summertimeswing. Under 12s are free and there is even a group discount available for parties of ten or more.

Swingin' Soundie - Ukulele Swing

We recently popped into the Youtube studios in London to shoot a quick video for our original song, Ukulele Swing. We were joined by The Twin Swing dancers to create an homage to the soundies of the 1940's.

Check out the video on our Youtube page at HERE and don;t forget to subscribe to the channel to get updates on new videos as we have more coming soon!

Big thanks to The Twin Swing, Mike Doxford for running camera, Kala Ukuleles for supplying the ukes, Trevor James for the Tenor and all the staff at the Youtube Space London!

"Glasto Collapso" Goes Viral

Our recent show at Glastonbury on the Field of Avalon main stage was made all the more memorable recently by a rather interesting incident...

Due to the short turn around time between bands at these festivals we had to use the "house" keyboard and stand. Unfortunately their equipment was not up to the furious pounding of Vince "Professor" Hurley as during his handstand routing on his feature number, "Fish Fingers" the stand collapsed right underneath him!

This did not stop him though and he finished the song without missing a not!

Luckily we caught the moment on camera and posted it right away at which point the story went viral and was picked up by the Mirror, the Telegraph and dozens of blogs and news sites around the world!

The Big Jive(s)

A bit of advanced warning for a couple of our Big Jive events. First up on Friday 5th November we are back at the Witham Public Hall with the swingin' western sounds of Lynette Morgan and Her Blackwater Valley Boys.

We also have a DJ and stalls there so it'll be a great night of head to head Western and Swing! Tickets are available from: www.withampublichall.co.uk.

Then even more warning for next February 27th, it is the return of the Big Jive All Dayer at the Worthing Assembly Hall. We have been sold out for the last three years running so get your tickets early (as they also make great Christmas presents!).

We'll be joined by Laura B and her band, Earl Jackson and his band, The Devil Cut's Combo and The Barnstompers form Holland. Plus as usual we will have DJs, vintage stalls and food and drink available all day, huge dance floor and plenty of dancing!

Tickets are on sale now at worthingtheatres.co.uk or call 01903 206206.

 

The Jive Aces Gig Guide

N.B. updates, corrections and further ahead dates can be found at www.jiveaces.com/gig_guide)

Date/Time Country/Town Details

July
Wed Jul 22nd,
12:30pm
England, Folkestone The War & Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk)
Thurs Jul 23rd,
12:30pm
England, Folkestone The War & Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk)
Thurs Jul 23rd,
7:00pm
England,
Tunbridge Wells

Jazz on the Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells (FREE RNTRY, info from www.pantilestraders.co.uk)

Fri Jul 24th,
12:30pm
England, Folkestone The War & Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk)
Fri Jul 24th,
7:30pm
England, Folkestone The War & Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk)
Sat Jul 25th,
12:30pm
England, Folkestone The War & Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk)
Sun Jul 26th,
12:30pm
England, Folkestone The War & Peace Revival, Folkestone Racecourse, Stone Street, Westenhanger, Hythe, CT21 4HX, Kent (tickets and info from www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk)
Sun Jul 26th,
4:15pm
England,
East Grinstead

East Court Jazz Festival, East Court, College Ln, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 3LT (info from www.eastcourtlive.co.uk) FREE EVENT

Fri Jul 31st,
8:00pm
England, Bournemouth

Onstage at Pier Approach, Seafront, Bournemouth (FREE EVENT)

August
Sun Aug 2nd,
3:00pm
England,
East Grinstead
Summertime Swing, Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JY (tickets available now from HERE) With Special guests Gunhil Carling, Phil Crosby Jr., The Rockabellas, Cassidy Janson and the East Grinstead Ukulele Club plus DJs, BBQ and more!
Thurs Aug 6th,
9:00pm
Ireland, Galway

Monroe's, 14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland (tickets €10 adv, €12 on door from www.monroes.ie)

Sat Aug 8th,
9:00pm
Northern Ireland, Derry

City Hotel Ballroom, Queens Quay, Londonderry, Derry BT48 7AS (tickets £10)

Wed Aug 12th,
8:00pm
Ireland, Dublin The Grand Social, (The Loft), 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 (tickets €10, info from www.thegrandsocial.ie)
Sat Aug 15th,
7:45pm
England, South Shields

Customs House Theatre, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES (ticket £16, £15 Conc., £14 Friends from www.customshouse.co.uk)

Sun Aug 16th,
7:30pm
Scotland, Glasgow

Rock Til U Drop, Grand Ole Opry, 2-4 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 1HS (tickets £12 from www.jiveaces.com/boxoffice)

Mon Aug 17th,
7:30pm
Scotland, Edinburgh

EdFringe, Assembly Festival, George Square, EH8 9LH (tickets and info from www.assemblyfestival.com or www.edfringe.com) With special guests Cassidy Janson & The Three Belles

Tue Aug 18th,
7:30pm
Scotland, Edinburgh

EdFringe, Assembly Festival, George Square, EH8 9LH (tickets and info from www.assemblyfestival.com or www.edfringe.com) With special guests Cassidy Janson & The Three Belles

Wed Aug 19th,
7:30pm
Scotland, Edinburgh

EdFringe, Assembly Festival, George Square, EH8 9LH (tickets and info from www.assemblyfestival.com or www.edfringe.com) With special guests Cassidy Janson & The Three Belles

Thurs Aug 20th,
7:30pm
Scotland, Edinburgh

EdFringe, Assembly Festival, George Square, EH8 9LH (tickets and info from www.assemblyfestival.com or www.edfringe.com) With special guests Cassidy Janson & The Three Belles

Fri Aug 21st,
8:00pm
England, Edenbridge

Festival Theatre at Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 7NG (tickets and info from www.heverfestival.co.uk or 01732 866 114.)

Sat Aug 22nd,
7:30pm
England, Ramsey

Ramsey 1940's weekend, The Camp, Wood Lane, Ramsey, Cambs, PE26 2XB (tickets and inf from www.ramsey1940s.co.uk)

Sun Aug 23rd,
7:00pm
Englansd,
Little Clacton

Charity Concert in aid of the Hubbard & Harvey Charity, Village Hall, 25 The Street, Little Clacton, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, CO16 9LQ (tickets £10/£8.50 Senior Citizens from McColls Newsagents. Info from 07535 169 303)

Fri Aug 28th,
9:00pm
England, Sheffield Park

Elephant Cafe, Trading Boundaries, Sheffield Green, Nr Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3RB (tickets and info from www.tradingboundaries.com)

Sat Aug 29th,
6:45pm
England, Twinwood

Twinwood Festival, Twinwood Arena, Twinwood Road, Clapham, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AB (tickets and info from www.twinwoodevents.com)

Sun Aug 30th,
7:30pm
England, Bromley

The Warren Metropolitan Police Sports Club, Croydon Road, Hayes, Bromley, Kent BR 2 7AL (tickets £15 from jiveaces.com/boxoffice)

September
Fri Sep 4th,
8:00pm
England, Bromsgrove

Artrix Theatre, Slideslow Dr, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire B61 1PQ (tickets £15 from 01527 577 330 or www.artrix.co.uk)

Sat Sep 5th,
11:00pm
England, Folkestone

Folkestone Jive, The Grand Burstin Hotel, The Harbour, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1TX (tickets and info from 01733 324 283 or www.holidayrock.co.uk)

Sun Sep 6th,
1:00pm
England, London

Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT (tickets £25-£40 from www.ronniescotts.co.uk)

Fri Sep 11th England, London Queen Charlotte's Ball (private event)
Sun Sep 13th,
4:00pm
England, Rotherham Rotherham Jazz & Folk Festival, Rotherham Show, Behind Clifton Park Museum, Clifton Park, Clifton Lane, Rotherham, S65 2AA (FREE ENTRY)
Fri Sep 18th,
7:30pm
England, Chingford

National Jazz Archive Fundraiser, Assembly Hall, Station Rd, Chingford, London, E4 7EN (tickets £17 from www.nationaljazzarchive.co.uk or 020 8502 4701) With support from Swing Museum

Sat Sep 19th,
7:30pm
England,
Great Yarmouth

St Georges Theatre, King's Street, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2PG (tickets £16 from 01493 331484 or www.stgeorgestheatre.com)

Sun Sep 20th,
2:00pm
England, Streatham

The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED (tickets £12 from www.hideawaylive.co.uk)

Sat Sep 26th,
time TBC
England, Sand Bay

Kings of Rock n Roll Weekender, Pontins Sand Bay Holiday Park, Beach Road, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 9UR (tickets TBC)

October
Sat Oct 24th,
evening
Ireland, Cork

Cork Jazz Festival, Metropole Hotel, Cork, Ireland (tickets and info from www.guinnessjazzfestival.com)

Sun Oct 25th,
afternoon
Ireland, Cork

Cork Jazz Festival, Metropole Hotel, Cork, Ireland (tickets and info from www.guinnessjazzfestival.com)

Sat Oct 31st,
7:00pm
England, Plymouth

Western Union Jive Club, The Woolwell Centre, Darklake Lane, Woolwell, Plymouth, PL6 7TR (tickets and info from www.westernunionjiveclub.co.uk)

November
Fri Nov 6th,
8:00pm
England, Witham The Big Jive Essex, Witham Public Hall, Collingwood Rd, Witham, CM8 2DY (tickets £14 adv from 0845 017 8717 or www.withampublichall.co.uk or £16 on th night)
Sat Nov 7th,
9:00pm
England, Bournemouth

Jump, Jive & Swing Weekend, Royal Bath Hotel, Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2EW (tickets and info from www.ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk)

Thurs Nov 26th
evening

USA, Washington D.C.

Kennedy Centre, 2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566 (tickets and info from www.kennedy-center.org)

Fri Nov 27th
USA, Washington D.C.

Gottaswing, Dulles Hilton Hotel, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, VA (tickets $20 adv/$30 on door from www.gottaswing.com)

Sat Nov 28th USA, Washington D.C.

Gottaswing. Spanish Ballroom, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812-1200 (ticvkets $20 on door, info from www.gotaswing.xom)

December
Tues Dec 1st,
4:00pm
USA, Wilmington, NC

Swing'n The Holidays, Thalian Hall Centre for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC, 28402 (tickets an info from www.thalianhall.org) With The Satin Dollz

Tues Dec 1st,
7:30pm
USA, Wilmington, NC

Swing'n The Holidays, Thalian Hall Centre for the Performing Arts, 310 Chestnut St, Wilmington, NC, 28402 (tickets an info from www.thalianhall.org) With The Satin Dollz

Thurs Dec 3rd,
4:00pm
USA, Richmond VA

Sarah Belle November Theatre, Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond, VA, 23227 (tickets and info from www.wcrichmond.org) With The Satin Dollz

Thurs Dec 3rd,
7:30pm
USA, Richmond VA

Sarah Belle November Theatre, Westminster Canterbury, 1600 Westbrook Ave, Richmond, VA, 23227 (tickets and info from www.wcrichmond.org) With The Satin Dollz

Sun Dec 13th,
3:00pm
USA, Jackson, MI

Swing n The Holidays, The Potter Centre, Jackson Community College, 2111 Emmons Rd, Jackson, MI (tickets and info from www.jccmi.edu/events) With The Satin Dollz

Sat Dec 20th,
7:00pm
England, Farnham

Christmas Swing dance, The Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR (tickets £14 adv/£16 on door from 01252 745 444 or www.farnhammaltings.com)
WITH DANCE FLOOR

 
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