The Jive Aces music video for the Morecambe and Wise classic “Bring Me Sunshine” from their forthcoming album “King of the Swingers”
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Britain’s Got Talent stars, The Jive Aces are the best Jive & Swing band in the UK. Together for over fifteen years, this extremely popular six piece group have performed at thousands of festivals, theatres and events throughout the UK, Europe and USA, as well as Japan, Israel, Africa and the Caribbean, totaling at over 30 countries in all!
The band is renowned for their high energy Jump Jive music dazzling costumes and spectacular stage show. They combine a mixture of fresh arrangements of swing/Jive/R&B classics – songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Dean Martin, Big Joe Turner and Sammy Davis Jnr – along with superb swinging originals.
In 2012 the Jive Aces reached the semi-finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” – the first live band ever to do so! After wowing Simon Cowell, Alesha Dixon and David Walliams with their show-stopping audition of “Jungle Book” favourite “I Wanna Be Like You”, they made national news as “the band that put Simon Cowell in a good mood”!
They have received roaring praise from the Britain’s got talent judges, with comments such as:
“Absolutely Brilliant! That really put me in a good mood.” – Simon Cowell
“A Ray of Sunshine!” “I loved The Jive Aces.” – Alesha Dixon
In addition to BGT, they have made hundreds of TV and radio appearances including a residency on BBC Radio London’s “Late Show” and TV appearances on “The Alan Titchmarsh Show”; “Children in Need”; “Come Dine With Me Royal Wedding Special”; CNN; “Good Morning Los Angeles”; Channel 4’s “Holy Smoke”; BBC Radio 2; “DNA Stories”; “Wakey, Wakey Campers”; JazzFM; “A Swingin’ Christmas” (USA PBS Special); “I Fatti Vostre” (Rai Uno, Italy) “Big Show Sic” (Portugal); and many more.
The Jive Aces have also worked with many of the top names in the business, including John Travolta, Status Quo, Isaac Hayes, Van Morrison, Jamie Cullum, Count Basie Orchestra, Keely Smith, Priscilla Presley, Kirstie Alley, The Proclaimers, Kenny Ball, Hayley Westenra, Chuck Berry, Tony Christie, Lee Evans and even Busted, to name just a few.
The band has performed at countless major events including: “In Full Swing” at The Royal Albert Hall (when they headlined and sold out the iconic venue’s first ever swing dance); The Berkeley Square Ball; Trafalgar Square; Glastonbury Festival; Queen Charlotte’s Ball (3 times); Montreux Jazz Festival (5 times); Lovebox Festival; Grand Order of Water Rats Annual Ball (3 times); Hop Farm Festival, Society of Distinguished Songwriters Ladies Night (twice); City of London Festival; The Ryder Cup; Cannes Film Festival (official party); Henley Festival; Conservative Party Conference (twice) and have performed to HRH Prince Philip at The World Pony Carriage Championships and to HM The Queen during the Diamond Jubilee tour.
The Jive Aces were the recipients of a number of awards, including the prestigious “City of Derry International Music Award”, previous recipients being Van Morrison and Jools Holland. They also received a special award from the Variety Club of Great Britain, for their contributions to entertainment and charity.
The band has released nine albums, including the latest “King of the Swingers – A Salute to Louis Prima” and their albums have featured guest appearances from the likes of Chick Corea, Mark Isham, Kenny Ball, Mr Acker Bilk and Toni Elizabeth Prima.
With their high energy music, bright stage suits, wild stage show, irresistible humor and sheer professionalism, the Jive Aces will quickly get any audience on their feet – or dancing in their seat! Each and every show is guaranteed to go with a swing!
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