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••• September 2012 •••

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IN THIS ISSUE...
Trafalgar Square ParalympicsNew Album Pre-Order Bring Me Sunshine Prescription
Summertime Swing Roundup Big Jive All-Dayer Returns Gig Guide

Well, it's the end of Summer (in the Northern Hemisphere anyway) and we're finally starting to get some sun in the UK! All that "Bring Me Sunshine" playing is paying off!

BT London Live at Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar SqAfter playing for the BT London Live festival in Victoria Park, we had the honour of being invited to play at Trafalgar Square in the heart of London, right under Nelson's column as part of the BT London Live celebrations for the Paralympics.

Thousands of people gathered to watch the show in front of the biggest version of our logo ever displayed!

Scottie from Swing Patrol was also on hand to teach a huge Charleston to the hundreds of dancers who turned up to dance in this iconic location.

 

 

Pre-Order New Album NOW!

Album coverOur brand new album, "King of the Swingers: A Salute To Louis Prima" is available to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk right now and will be shipping in December!

CLICK HERE to pre-order from Amazon.co.uk NOW for only £9.99!

The 16 track album features some Louis Prima and Keely Smith favourites, a few lesser well-known Prima songs and also our hit version of "Bring Me Sunshine" as we felt the great man would have done it.

It also features special guest artists including Toni Elizabeth Prima, Louis and Keely's daughter, dixieland jazz legend Kenny Ball, Ray Gelato, Marco Palos from Louis Prima Jr's band, Rebecca Grant, The Flirtinis and Hossam Ramzy on percussion.

We are aiming to get 1000 pre-sales of the album so please order it and tell all your friends to do the same.

The new music video for "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" with Rebecca Grant is also nearly ready so keep an eye on our FaceBook and Twitter for updates!

Bring Me Sunshine Prescribed By Doctor!

prescriptionWe recently stumbled upon a blog where someone had posted the prescription they had received from their doctor in Seattle. To our surprise and delight, the doctor had written out an official prescription for "The Jive Aces: Bring Me Sunshine"

Read the full blog post HERE for the whole great story and be sure to share it!

You never know what the power of sunshine can do!

 

Summertime Swing Results

Summertime Swing 1Summertime Swing on 19th August was absolutely amazing. We had the highest ever attendance at 1300 people so a huge thanks to everyone that helped organise, promote, sell tickets, bring classic cars, BBQ burgers and everything else!

A huge thank you to our special guest performers which included Ray Gelato, Si Cranstoun, Rebecca Grant and The Swing Kids as well as surprise impromptu performances from Kai Hoffman from Kai's Cats, Annie Young from the Regular Joes and fellow Britain's Got Talent semi-finalist Analiza Ching.

We raised a total of £8125 for the charity which tops last year's total of £7000 raised. The money will be presented to the RNLI in October as part of the Saint Hill Charity Concert which we are also playing at so watch out for details of that soon!

Summertime Swing 2

In the meantime, check out the full picture gallery by CLICKING HERE.

The Return of the Big Jive All-Dayer

Big JiveIt's back, it's big and it's all day! We are excited to announce the return of the Big Jive All-Dayer and we have a great new venue for the event at the Worthing Assembly Hall.

Join us on Saturday March 2nd from 1pm to 1am for 12 hours of non-stop jumpin'!

We have a huge dance floor and plenty of space for vintage stalls. Joining us so far are Si Crantsoun and his band and The Regular Joes with DJ Jivin' Man with more to be announced soon!

Tickets are available on-line now from HERE or by calling 01903 206 206.

 

Gig Guide

Plenty of new gigs since the last newsletter so please have a good look through the list so you don't miss one near you!

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

Date/Time Country/Town Details

September
Fri Sep 14th England, London Queen Charlotte's Ball, London (Private Event)
Sat Sep 15th,
9:30pm
England,
Weston-Super-Mare
Rewind 50’s & 60’s Weekend, Sand Bay Leisure Resort, Beach Road, Kewstoke, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS22 9UR (tickets and info from 01934 428 200 or www.martynleisurebreaks.co.uk)
Sun Sep 16th,
2:00pm
England, Enfield Enfield Tea Jive, Durant's Park, 120 Hertford Road, EN3 5AX (FREE EVENT!)
Thurs Sep 20th,
8:00pm
England, Romford

The Brickyard, 222 South Street, Romford, Essex RM1 2AD (tickets www.the-brickyard.co.uk or 01708 743167)

Fri Sep 21st,
8:45pm
England, Derby

Rolls Royce Club, Moor Lane, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9HY (tickets £6 adv from 07813 533 558 or £7 on door)

Sat Sep 22nd,
7:30pm
England, Redditch

The Sunshine Tour, Palace Theatre, Address: Alcester Street, Redditch, Worcestershire, B98 8AE (tickets £15/£14 concs, from 01527 65203 or www.redditchpalacetheatre.org.uk)

Sun Sep 23rd
3:00pm
England, Leeds

Bibi's Italianissimo, Criterion Place (Off Sovereign Street), Leeds, LS1 4AG (tickets and info from 0113 243 0905 or www.bibisrestaurant.com)

Sun Sep 30th,
7:00pm
England, Ilford

Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1BT (tickets £15/£14 concs/£13 members from 0208 553 4466)

October
Fri Oct 19th,
7:30pm
England, Swadlincote

Conkers, Rawdon Road, nr Swadlincote, S. Derbys, DE12 6GA (tickets £15 from 01283 216633 or www.visitconkers.com)

Fri Oct 26th,
8:00pm
England, Herstmonceux

Hot Rhythm Club, The Horseshoe Inn, Windmill Hill, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 4RU (tickets £12.50 adv from www.discojive.com 01323 449896, 07986 981317 or £14 on door)

November
Sat Nov 3rd,
7:30pm
England, Psadena

Pasadena Ballroom Dance Assoc, Grace Hall, 73 N. Hill Ave, Pasadena, CA (tickets $20 from www.pasadenaballroomdance.com)

Fri Nov 9th,
8:00pm
USA, Los Angeles

Cicada Club, Oviatt Building, 617 South Olive St, Los Angeles, CA, 90014 (tickets $20 from www.cicadaclub.com)

Sat Nov 10th,
7:00pm
USA, Los Angeles

Pulp Fiction Reading Night at the Golden Age Theater, 7051 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028 (tickets $10 from www.goldenagetheater.com) The story is "The Drowned City", a martime adventure about deep sea divers looking for the ruin of a town flooded in 1600's.

Wed Nov 14th, USA, Warren (OH)

Warren Civic Music Season, Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave NW, Warren, OH 44483 (tickets and info from www.warrencivicmusic.com)

Fri Nov 16th,
8:30pm
USA, Washington DC

Gottaswing Dance, Dulles Hilton, 13869 Park Center Road, Herndon, Virginia (tickets and info from www.gottaswing.com)

Sat Nov 17th,
8:30pm
USA, Washington DC Spanish Ballroom, Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, Glen Echo, MD 20812-1200 (tickets and info from www.gottaswing.com)

Tues Nov 27th,

England, Chatham

Brook Theatre, Old Town Hall 5 The Brook, Town Centre, Chatham ME4 4SE (tickets and info from 01634 338 338)

Fri Nov 30th,
8:00pm

Bishop's Stortford

The Rhodes Arts Centre, 1-3 South Road, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3JG (tickets £14 from 01279 651 746 or www.rhodesbishopsstortford.org.uk)

December
Sun Dec 2nd
time TBC
England, Bromley

Bromley Christmas Parade and Tree Llghting Event, in front of Primark (FREE EVENT)

Fri Dec 21st,
7:00pm
England, Farnham

Christmas Swing dance, The Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, (tickets and info from 01252 745444)

Fri 7th December England, Brighton

Walk of Fame 10th Anniversary Celebration, Grand Hotel, 97-99 King's Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2FW (tickets £100 inc 3 course meal from 07824 515 218 or manon@walkoffame.co.uk or www.walkoffame.co.uk)

 
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