On Saturday 24th February, The Jive Aces present a 12-hour marathon of non-stop jive, swing and rock ’n’ roll at Worthing’s Assembly Hall. For the sixth year running, they invite their audiences to jump, bop and stroll on the huge dance floor to five of the top roots and vintage bands around. There will also be various DJ’s, vintage stalls, a bar and food available throughout the day.
The line up this year features The Jive Aces, Mike Sanchez & The Portions, The Class of ’58, Aisha Khan & Her Rajahs and Bamboozle, plus DJs Mouse, Terry Elliott and Jivin’ Man.
Having earned a reputation of being the best entertainers around for over 20 years, the Jive Aces have established themselves as the UK’s top jive and swing band. They are considered one of the hardest working bands in the business with over 300 shows a year, and they have just returned home from a six-week USA tour. Renowned for their high-energy jump and spectacular stage show in their hallmark yellow suits, the band’s repertoire stretches from the timeless tunes of the swing era to the glitz of the Rat Pack, with a dash of rhythm & blues, swinging jazz and the roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll. They feature songs made famous by such greats as Louis Prima, Cab Calloway, Benny Goodman, Bobby Darin, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr. and Ella Fitzgerald along with a wide selection of originals taken from their albums.
Having gained steady success year on year they became the first live band to reach the semi-finals of “Britain’s Got Talent” famously putting grumpy Simon Cowell “in a good mood” followed by a performance for Her Majesty The Queen as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
They have received many awards for their contribution to music and extensive charity work including The Derry International Music Award and The Variety Club Award for supporting the “Say No To Drugs Say Yes To Life” campaign for over a decade. Their multi award-winning music video “Bring Me Sunshine” has gone viral with over three million views on YouTube, including the prestigious Telly Award. A U.S. doctor, who has even been prescribing the video to lift patients’ spirits.
Tickets for The Big Jive All Dayer at the Assembly Hall are available to purchase by calling the Worthing Theatres box office on 01903 206 206 and online at worthingtheatres.co.uk.