December 7 2013 Latest news:
By Alan Davies
Sunday, August 25, 2013
A YELLOW-SUITED jive band who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent will be swinging by Stevenage next month.
The Jives Aces, renowned for their hot, swinging music and energetic stage show, visit the Gordon Craig Theatre on Sunday, September 8 as part of their King of the Swingers tour.
The band made the semi-finals of ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent last year, famously putting judge Simon Cowell “in a good mood” at their BGT audition.
Their appearance on Britain’s Got Talent was followed by a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations last summer.
They were recently on the Alan Titchmarsh Show performing their incredibly successful single Bring Me Sunshine, the music video for which has had more than two million views.
The Jive Aces also headlined, and sold out, the first ever swing dance show at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In their hallmark yellow suits, they have a repertoire of covers and their own material that stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era to the glitz of the Rat Pack, along with a dash of rhythm ‘n’ blues.
They perform songs in their unique upbeat style, tracks made famous by artists such as Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr and Ella Fitzgerald.
And The King of the Swingers show is an uplifting performance, paying tribute to jazz legend Louis Prima.
The Jive Aces have also worked with Van Morrison, Kenny Ball, John Travolta, The Proclaimers, Jamie Cullum, Priscilla Presley, Mike Batt, Guy Chambers, Kirstie Allie, Acker Bilk, Chris Barber and Juliette Lewis to name just a few.
Their show at the theatre in Lytton Way, Stevenage, starts at 7.45pm and tickets for the evening cost £16.
Visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk for more details.