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••• March 2015 •••

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Big Jive All-Dayer Round-upSwingtime USA Tour The People's Strictly Upcoming UK Gigs
La Dolce Vita Video/Single Summertime Swing 2015 Tickets New Album Coming Gig Guide

It's been a couple of months since the last newsletter but that's because we have been incredibly busy. We are currently on tour in Florida so read on for the latest...

Big Jive All-Dayer 2015 Round-up

The Big Jive All Dayer on Feb 14th was another sell-out and what a fantastic day of non-stop jivin'!

Thanks to all the great performers: Si Cranstoun, The Ding Dong Daddios, The Three Belles, The Bevin Boys and Cassidy Janson. The DJs: Ian GI-Jive Hartley, Gypsy John and Slick Nick. Sussex Swing for the dance lesson and to all the staff at the Worthing Assembly Hall and everyone who helped promote the event and sell tickets. And lastly to all who attended to make such a great atmosphere.

Check out the photo gallery on our Facebook page HERE.

Next year's event is on Saturday 27th February, 1pm to 1am and tickets are already available from the Worthing Assembly Hall site at

So far we have booked the fantastic Barnstompers, a fantastic hillbilly boogie band from Holland and the Devil's Cut Combo from Kent.

More acts will be announced as we book them but if you have any suggestions then please let us know!


Our "Swingtime" Theatre Tour Blazing Through the USA selling out shows!

We started off the tour 17 degress below zero in PA, NJ and NY before heading down to sweltering Florida where we are currently touring. Its been a blast so far along with Makinna from the Satin Dollz as guest singer and the Tinseltown Jitterbugs which consists of Yuval Hod and Jul Slavikas and Minn Vo and our very own Carleene (also included Gary and Sue from DC early in the tour).

Shows still to go are:
Sat Mar 14th, 7:30pm - University of Florida Performing Arts Auditorium, Gainesville, FL -
Fri Mar 20th, 7:30pm - GottaSwing Charlotte, Chantilly Hall, Charlotte, NC -
Sat Mar 21st, 8:00pm - Piedmont Hall, Martinsville, VA -
Sun Mar 22nd, 8:00pm - GottaSwing, Sherwood Center, Fairfax, Virginia -
Wed Mar 25th 7:30pm - Hazleton Concert Series, Hazleton Area High School, Hazleton, PA -
Fri Mar 27th - Jive Fest, Rialto Ballroom, Montreal -
Sat Mar 28th, 8:00pm - The Grand, Wilmington, DE -
Sun Mar 29th, 3:00pm - Adelphi University Concert Hall, Garden City, NY -

People's Strictly

Last week we made a "surprise" appearance on The People's Strictly as part of the reveal for Trishna Bharadia as she was introduced to her dance pro Aljaz Skorjanec and her first dance, the jive!

We had a blast playing for them at the Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes and supporting Comic Relief, you can see the video by clicking HERE. You can also see her great performance in the competition doing the jive wearing our favourite colour HERE!

Back The UK

We're back in the UK mid April and we have some great shows lined up, the first of which is our Swingtime show in the UK at the Civic Theatre in Chelmsford on the 16th April.

We also have two (yes count em, TWO) Big Jive events lined up, The Swing Cats Ball in Prestwich on 24th April with Lynette Morgan and the Blackwater Valley Boys and then on the 25th April in Nottingham with Ricky Hunter's Jump n Jive Swing Band. All details in the gig guide below!

La Dolce Vita Video/Single

We have been getting some great feedback on our latest video for the new single, "La Dolce Vita", glad you are enjoying it! If you didn't get a chance to see it then go to now where you can watch the video, download the MP3 from iTunes and see behind the scenes photos of the video shoot. Don't forget to share the video with your friends on Facebook and Twitter etc!


New Album

The new album, "Spread A Little Happiness is almost ready! it features some classic tunes as well as several original songs all on a very happy theme, in fact we'd like to think we are bucking the trend of most every other artist by making it our "brightest" yet!

"La Dolce Vita" mentioned above is featured on the album as well as the Charlie Chaplin classic, "Smile" for which we have a new music video coming soon.

More details on the exact release date will be announced so watch this space!


Summertime Swing 2015

Tickets are now on sale for Summertime Swing 2015 on Sunday 2nd August at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex.

We currently have an early bird special on for a few more weeks only so grab your tickets quick from

Special guests are yet to be announced but as usual we will have some great performers, DJs, big dance floor, BBQ, classic cars, vintage stalls, bar, food and drink and proceeds to charity.

We will also have... MORE TOILETS!

Get your earlybird tickets now!



The Jive Aces Gig Guide

N.B. updates, corrections and further ahead dates can be found at

Date/Time Country/Town Details

Sat Mar 14th,
USA, Gainesville, FL

“Swingtime”, University of Florida Performing Arts Auditorium, 3201 Hull Road, Gainesville, FL 32611-2750 (tickets and info from 352 392 2787 or with special guests The Tinseltown Jitterbugs lindy hoppers

Fri Mar 20th,
USA, Charlotte, NC

GottaSwing Charlotte, Chantilly Hall, 2101 Shenandoah Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (tickets $15 from

Sat Mar 21st,
USA, Martinsville, VA Piedmont Hall, 215 Starling Ave, Martinsville, VA 24112, USA (tickets and info from (
Sun Mar 22nd,
USA, Washington DC

GottaSwing, Sherwood Center, 3740 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 (tickets $20 adv/$30 on door from WITH DANCE FLOOR

Wed Mar 25th
USA, Hazleton, PA

Hazleton Concert Series, Hazleton Area High School, 1601 W. 23rd Street, Hazleton, PA 18202 (tickets and info from

Fri Mar 27th,
time TBC
Canada, Montreal

Montreal Jive Fest, Rialto Ballroom, 5723 Avenue du Parc, Montreal, Canada (tickets and info from

Sat Mar 28th,
USA, Wilmington, DE The Grand, Wilmington, 818 North Market St, Wilmington, DE, 19801 (tickets and info from
Sun Mar 29th,
USA, Garden City, NY

Adelphi University Concert Hall, 1 South Ave, Garden City, NY, 11530-0701 (tickets and info from

Thurs Apr 16th,
England, Chelmsford

Swingtime show, Civic Theatre, Duke St, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1JG (tickets £18/£16 conc. from 01245 606505 or

Fri Apr 17th,
England, Newbury

Liberty Newbury Swing Dance, 187 Main Street, Greenham Business Park, Newbury, Berks, RG19 6HW (tickets £12 adv/£15 on door from WITH DANCE FLOOR

Sat Apr 18th,
England, Haverhill

Sturmer Hall, Sturmer Nr. Haverhill, Suffolk, CB9 7XD (tickets and info from WITH DANCE FLOOR

Sun Apr 19th,
England, Streatham

The Hideaway, 2 Empire Mews, Streatham, London SW16 2ED, (tickets £12 from WITH DANCE FLOOR

Thurs Apr 23rd,
England, Burton

The Brewhouse, The Brewhouse, Union Street, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 1AA (tickets £15/£13 conc. from

Fri Apr 24th,
England, Manchester

Swing Cats Rides Again, The Longfield Suite, 3 Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1AY (tickets £15 adv from With Lynette Morgan and the Blackwater Valley Boys and DJ GI-Jive. WITH DANCE FLOOR

Sat Apr 25th,
England, York

Festival of Vintage, Racecourse, York, YO23 1EX (tickets £10 for day ticket; £18 for weekend pass from

Sat Apr 25th,
England, Nottingham

The Big Jive Notts, Festival H all Leisure Centre, Hodgkinson Road, Kirkby-in -Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 7DJ (tickets £14 adv from or £16 on door, group discount of 10+ £12.50 ea.) With The Ricky Hunter Big Band, Large dance floor, free parking. WITH DANCE FLOOR

Sun Apr 26th,
England, Harlow

The Playhouse Theatre, Playhouse Sq. Harlow, Essex, CM20 1LS (tickets and info from 01279 431 945 or

Fri May 1st N. Ireland, Derry Derry Jazz Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland (tickets and info from
Sat May 2nd N. Ireland, Derry Derry Jazz Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland (tickets and info from
Sun May 3rd N. Ireland, Derry Derry Jazz Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland (tickets and info from
Mon May 3rd N. Ireland, Derry Derry Jazz Festival, Derry, Northern Ireland (tickets and info from
Thurs May 14th,
England, Hendon RAF Veterans Day, RAF Museum, Graham Park Way London, NW9 5LL (free entry)
Sat May 23rd,
England, Chelsea

Chelsea Flower Show, The Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Rd, London SW3 4SR (tickets and info

Sat May 23rd,

England, London

Boisdale of Canary Wharf, Cabot Place West, London, E14 4QT(tickets and info from

Fri May 29th,
England, Gloucester

Wall's Sports and Social Club, Hammond Way, Barnwood, Gloucester, GL4 3HG (tickets £12 in advance from

Sat May 30th,
England, Brighouse

Ritz Ballroom. 73 Bradford Rd, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 4AD (tickets and info from or 01484 720058)

Sunday May 31st,
England, Hornby

Hornby Institute, Main St, Hornby, Lancaster LA2 8JR (tickets £15 from 015242 22227 or

Thurs Jun 4th England, Chelsea

Royal Hospital Chelsea Founders Day Event (By invitation only)

Fri Jun 5th,
Wales, Abergavenny

Borough Theatre, Cross St, Abergavenny, Monmouth, NP7 5HD (tickets £15/£13.50 from

Sun Jun 7th,
England, London

JW3, 341-351 Finchley Road, London, NW3 6ET (tickets and info from

Fri Jun 12th,
Wales, Swansea

Swansea Int'l Jazz Festival, Dylan Thomas Centre, Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR (tickets £15 from With
Laurence Cottle Quarte

Sun Jun 14th,
England, London

Ronnie Scotts, 47 Frith St, London, W1D 4HT (tickets £25-£40 from

Fri Jun 19th,
England, Dartford

Orchard Theatre, Home Gardens, Dartford, DA1 1DE (tickets £36 including 3 course meal

Sat Jun 20th,
England, Bournemouth

The Big Jive Bournemouth, The Hub, Brock Way, Verwood, Dorset BH31 6WW (tickets £15adv/£17 on the door from 01202 828 740 or With The Regular Joes

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