The U.K.'s No.1 jive & swing band!
Apologies for the lack of August newsletter, the road miles seem to have eaten up time rather quickly! Here is the latest news and upcoming goodness!
Summertime Swing 2015 Roundup (And Other Charity Events)
Summertime Swing was an absolute howling success yet again. Thanks to everyone that contributed in selling tickets, setting up the stage, selling raffle tickets (including the Mayor of East Grinstead!), donating raffle prizes, DJing, performing or just attending and joining in the fun all for good causes!
We managed to raise £5,000 for the charities which were Age UK East Grinstead, East Grinstead Sports Club and East Grinstead Lions charities.
As you can see it was a glorious and packed day! Save the date for next year, Sunday 7th August. We are working on some VERY special guests and early bird tickets will be available soon from www.jiveaces.com/summertimeswing.
Following that in August we did three more charity events raising £2,500 for C.O.P.S. (Care of Police Survivors), £500 for the Hubbard and charity in Little Clacton and help Crowborough Hospital raise nearly £13,000 at their annual fête!
Edinburgh Fringe Roundup
Another fantastic few days at the Fringe this year with special guests Cassidy Janson AND The Three Belles (man that stage was cramped! Thanks to the Assembly team for being great, Merv Stutter and Lili La Scala for having us on their respective variety shows and friends old and new that came to one or more of the four shows.
We even got to see a bunch of great shows including The Missing Hancocks, Movin' Melvin Brown, Samantha's Backstage Cabaret and several variety shows which included acts such as Damian Clarke, Piff the Magic Dragon, Heather Holiday (crazy sword swallower) amongst others.
We'll be back next August with more swingin' Fringe craziness so watch out for dates!
Ronnie Scott's Another Sellout!
Last week we played at Ronnie Scott's. arguably the most famous jazz club in the world right in the heart of London's Soho. Yet again we maintained our 100% track record of sell-out shows there.
We were even joined by our new friends Kevin McNally (Pirates of the Caribbean, Supernatural, Turn, Valkyrie) and his wife Ohyllis Logan (Downton Abbey).
The atmosphere, crowd and food are all amazing there so if you want to join in the fun then book early as it sells out months ahead. Our next date is Saturday 7th Feb and tickets are available from www.ronniscotts.co.uk.
The Big Jive(s)
Some great Big Jive events coming up soon. 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 on February 27th next year (tickets make great stocking fillers folks!), 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.
New Album and Upcoming Single
We have had some great feedback on the new album that it is doing what it says on the sleeve and making people very happy so thank you all for letting us know!
We have had several plays on BBC Radio 2 on Clare Teal, Elaine Paige and Desmond Carrington's shows so far as well several regional BBC stations along with live performances and interviews.
Also, we are releasing the single of the Charlie Chaplin classic tune "Smile" from the album on 25th September with an accompanying music video which we filmed in Hollywood and Downtown LA featuring a host of amazing characters and cameos. More details soon!
In the meantime you can subscribe to our Youtube channel to be updated of our new videos as we have several in the works at www.youtube.com/jiveaces. Make sure you change your subscription preferences to be notified.
Coming up in November we are heading back Stateside! Starting in Florida then heading to DC before being joined by the lovely Satin Dollz for Christmas shows in NC, VA, DE, KY, IN and MI!
In January 2016 we hit PA, NYC and several dates in FL with special guest Cassidy Janson (see below).
Further ahead we have a longer tour in April 2016 with 15 shows taking in WI, MN, NE, CO, KS, MO, IA, IN, WI, SD and PA with special guest Makinna Ridgway!
All details for this year in the Gig Guide below or for 2016 on the website at www.jiveaces.com/gig_guide
Congrats To Cassidy!
We'd like to say a huge congratulations to the little girl with the huge voice, Cassidy CJ Janson who has been singing with us for the last year and a half.
She will be starring in the multi Olivier award-winning West End musical, "Beautiful" playing the lead role of Carole King!
Don't worry, she gets Sunday's off so we'll still be able to steal her for shows at Ronnie Scott's, The Hideaway, Summertime Swing and any other Sunday shows not too far from London.
Her first show is on November 30th so go along and see her!
Tickets and info beautifulmusical.co.uk.
The Jive Aces Gig Guide
N.B. updates, corrections and further ahead dates can be found at www.jiveaces.com/gig_guide)
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