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The Big Jive All-Dayer Another Epic Hit! 

A massive thanks to everyone that came to the Big Jive All-Dayer 2018. It was packed! This is why we do it, all your smiling faces (and aching feet!). 

A big thanks to our venue, Worthing Theatres Assembly Hall and the admin and tech staff, always a pleasure to work with. Dan at Offslip for the sound. Graham and Lauren our roadies, Richard, Val, Nicola, Andy and all the Hungarians for help on the door etc and to Peter the champion ticket seller.

A huge thanks to our bands DJs and guest performers, Mike Sanchez, Aisha Khan, The Class of '58, Bamboozle, Cassidy Janson, The Satin Dollz, The Duettes, Lottie B, Lucky Will, Mouse, Terry Elliot and Jivin’ Man. 

And lastly a big thanks to Vivien of Holloway for supplying all our guests’ gorgeous dresses!

You can see a whole gallery of photos on the dedicated Big Jive All-Dayer page!

Merry Christmas and a Swingin' New Year! 

That's all folks from our "Swingin' The Holidays" show in the USA. Thanks to Makinna Ridgway and Chris Wilkinson for joining us and to Yuval Hod & Juls Slavikas for hopping up for the last two shows too!

 
See you all on New Year's Eve at the St Petersburg Coliseum, FL.

Tickets at http://newyearswing.com or from Swing Gang Tampa Bayor Swing Time.

Swingin' Across the USA 

Right now we are in the middle of our US tour with only a few more dates to go in South Carolina and Florida before the end of the year. Check out the dates in the gig guide.

To prepare you for Christmas, here is our tribute to the great Bing Crosby (you may recognize the tune from a pop song a couple of years back...)

And don't forget you can get that track as a download as well as all our CDs from the STORE!

New Music Video Out Now - Rock 'n' Roll Movie Star 

Don't delay, click on the link below to check out the brand new music video for "Rock 'n' Roll Movie Star! Our 

The Jive Aces present "Rock 'n' Roll Movie Star, a mind-bending tribute to 50s B-Movie Sci-Fi madness with an Inception-style plot all in three minutes! 
From the album "Diggin; The Roots Vol.1: Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" available from the STORE.

A HUGE thanks to:
Makinna Ridgway & Tony Saddul
The Satin Dollz - www.satindollz.com
The Hollywood Hotshots
Vivien of Holloway - www.vivienofholloway.com
Fun Flicks - www.funflicks.com
Reese's Vintage Pieces
Jason Kaplan
Chris Wilkinson (poster design)
And extra special thanks to all our friends for dancing and bringing the cars!

Strictly Sunshine 2 

If you read our last blog entry you’ll have seen the announcement regarding Strictly Come Dancing. Well, on Saturday’s show which was week four of the competition, Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton did the quickstep to our arrangement of Bring Me Sunshine  and they were an absolute knockout! What an amazing performance! Have a watch of the clip below...

Strictly Sunshine! - UPDATED - 

UPDATE:

We also found out that last week (Week 3) of Strictly Come Dancing, Gemma Atkinson and Aljaž Škorjanec danced to "Bare Necessities" which was a note for note recreation of our arrangement from the "Spread A Little Happiness" album! We worked with Aljaž a couple of years ago on the "People's Strictly" charity show. Check out the video below!

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It has just been announced that Susan Calman and Kevin Clifton will be doing the quickstep to our version of Bring Me Sunshine on Week 4 of Strictly Come Dancing this Saturday!

Tune in this Saturday 14th October on BBC One or log onto the iPlayer at www.bbc.co.uk and cheer them on and send them a vote!

Cassidy Janson's New Album 

Our lil' sis who sings with us whenever we can snag her from her "proper" jobs is going from strength to strength! After her leading role playing Carole King in the West End hit musical came to a close in August, she immediately started working on a very special album with fellow West End stars, Beverley Knight and Amber Riley. The album is called "Leading Ladies: Songs From The Stage" and is available to pre-order now and out in November.You can see Cassidy belt it out with us several times over the next few weeks.

29th Sep 10:30pm - Rendezvous Casino, Southend 

1st Oct, 1:00 pm - Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London

8th October, 7:00 pm - Saint Hill Charity Concert

21st October, 7:30pm - Jumpin' at the 100 Club

4th November, 7:00pm - Remeberance Day, RBL Worcester Park 

5th November, 2:00pm - The Hideaway, Streatham

All details on the Gig Guide.

And don’t forget she sings two tracks on our new album, "Diggin' The Roots Vo.1: Rockin' Rhythm & Blues" available from our store!

She also has her very own brand new website at www.cassidyjanson.com and also her own Facebook Page and she is on Twitter and Instagram as @CassidyJanson.

From Snake City To Twinwood! 

What an amazing weekend! Right after we touched down from Colombia (four flights to get home!) we flew right to Slangerup in Denmark for the Snake City Jazz Festival for the first time. 

A lovely little town about 45 minutes drive from Copenhagen and they have a great jazz festival there, a little similar to Upton Jazz Festival" with Marquees set up in a field and several venues in the town. 

We played two shows to packed audiences and made a lot of new friends. 

Check out the picture of Ken with some serious branding on the bass! 

Then we flew on Sunday back to Heathrow and headed to Bedfordshire to a very sunny and packed Twinwood festival! 

We had special guests Cassidy Janson, Antonio Socci and Lottie Beattie join us for a great laugh on stage to a huge crowd. 

Lovely to see all our friends from all over the world and great to see Mike Sanchez again after performing with him at Summertime Swing a few weeks ago! 

This week we are in London rehearsing for a potential Louis Prima related project and this weekend we are at Rayner Rock n Roll in Tadcaster and the Tower Ballroom in Middlesborough. All details from the Tour page!

 

Summertime Swing Smashes All Records! 

Wow, over 1,500 people at Summertime Swing! Highest ever by a long way and we have raised a LOT for The Not Forgotten Association and other local charities. Still counting the pennies so update soon! 


So many people to thank! Our artists: Mike Sanchez, Peter Donegan, Cassidy CJ Janson, Rebel Dean and Miss Amy Baker plus DJs Eight-Beat Mac & Swing Out Si. PA from Novum Audio Visual Limited, stage from Event Hire Professionals Ltd, live recording from Offslip - Live Band Recordings, video from SlingShot Productions. 


All the car owners, stall holders and volunteers Graham, Lauren, Richard, Val, Emilio, Gill, Roger, Andy and anyone else we have forgotten. Anyone that put out flyers or have the event a plug, especially Peter who sold a bunch of tickets! 
Big thanks to the staff at Saint Hill Manor for sponsoring and hosting the event! 
Pics soon (when we get back from Scotland, Columbia and Denmark!).

For anyone that attended, please fill out our feedback survey so we can improve for next year! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NTHTX89

Jam with Peter Donegan 

Last Sunday at the Hideaway in Streatham, Peter Donegan, son of the legendary Lonnie Donegan jumped up for a couple of songs. Here is the first one, "Jack O' Diamonds"! Don't forget to go to our channel at http://www.jyoutube.com/jiveaces and subscribe to it as that helps us make more videos!

Don't forget Peter will be joining us for Summertime Swing next week on the 6th August in Sussex. You can get tickets and info on that from our dedicated Summertime Swing page right on this website!

You can get more info on Peter's performances and his new album "Superman" from his site at www.peterdonegan.com.