Monday, April 30, 2007


It's back to the Jive Aces home county of glorious Essex! We played at the Bewick Suite at the Swan Hotel and it was packed. We even had a couple of Essex guests, Laura Blake singing and Henry Herbert on piano. They have just started a band together called Laura B and the Moonlighters. Check out thier Myspace page at or thier soon to be up website at
We also have a couple of vids of the evening on our Youtube page at


A return the the very plush Pigalle Club in Picadilly, London tonight and it was jammed. We had a visit from lindyhop champs Ryan and Jenny Francois (who you may have seen teaching the Big Apple recently on the Paul O'Grady show) whoc we coaxed into space defying display on the dancefloor!


What a mad day! First we get up at the crack of dawn and head to our very sunny capitol to perform at the Saint Georges Day Festival in Covent Garden. It was great and thousands of people turned out. We also had the fabulous Jiving Lindy Hoppers perform with us ( Also, Alan Hayward came down with a team of linedancers to film a performance of the "Jive Aces" line dance. Check it out on our dedicated linedance page at

Check out the slideshow.

Then we quite literally threw the instruments in the van and bolted up to Rochdale Town Hall for the Bully's Big Beat Ball. What a fantastic building the town hall was. Big Boy Bloater opened the show for us with Ian Hartley spinning the wax. Well done to Terry and his gang for a great night!

And a big thank you to everyone who helped us with the mad logistics to make both performances possible.

Sunday, April 22, 2007


After a very sunny "Say No To Drugs" event in Stevenage, Mark Feld invited us back to his Rockin' pad for some pasta where we reminisced while perusing his vinyl collection (including Red Hot and blue's album with John playing a guest solo on a few tracks - very rare!). Check out his bass collection.

What we at first thought was a first time appearance at the Town Hall in High Wycombe turned out on closer inspection to be, in fact, the second. Several years ago the band played at a town festival which was drenched in rain and so said performance was moved indoors to this very venue where we ended playing with NYJO.

Tonights gig went very well with dancers and non from all over. Thanks to Simon Selmon Selmon for providing the interim swinging tunes. If you are in London check out hisclubs (most notably the 100 Club, Oxford Street) at


It's certainly been a while since the blog was updated but we have now upgraded our internet on the road capabiolities and have resolved to keep it up to date much more often as it's a far more popular feature of our site than we realized!

An appearance at Joseph and Trishas in Welwyn went down great (I still didn't get my tap lesson Trish! Next time!! - Alex)

See you guys soon and good luck with GNSH. Check out