Sunday, July 27, 2008

On the way back from the Florida heat!

Well, on the way home from extremely hot and also extremely wet a lot of
the time.
So it's back to more rehearsing for Summertime Swing and before then, we
have the Innocent Village Fete on Saturday.
Cheers, Alex

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rehearsing with Kenny...

Tomorrow afternoon, we'll be rehearsing with  Kenny Ball and his son Keith for Summertime Swing on the 3rd August.
We'll be in the company of a legend! Hope you've all got your tickets (if not go to or cal 01342 300 075 quick!)

After that on Wednesday we fly to Florida for a few days of sun, don't worry, we'll bring some back with us.

Monday, July 21, 2008

11 Gigs in 5 Days!

Well we are now on the way home from 11 gigs in the last 5 days. These
were 7 performances at the War & Peace Show in Kent and also the Reading
Real Ale and Jazz Festival, the Lovebox Festival, the Pigalle Club and
the Mundesley Jive Weekender.

Right then, time for a rest? No, more rehearsals for Summertime Swing
and then off to Florida for a few days on Wednesday!

They Came From The Desert...

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Festival Madness

We have been hitting a bunch of festivals recently, some new ones for the band and some returns. Check out the pics below for the recent madness at Glastonbury, Montreux, Iford, Oundle and more.

Taste Of London

Chelsea Flower Show

Iford Arts Festival

Montreux Jazz Festival

The view from the boat!

Oundle International Festival

Fatburger, What It's All About

You may be wondering why the Jive Aces go on about Fatburger so much... Or in fact you probably are not but we thought we'd show you.

A Double King Burger with Cheese and Bacon in case you were wondering

The Book Expo America

We played 2 days at the Book Expo America in downtown Los Angeles. We spent the entire time dressed as pirates to promote a series of 30's and 40's pulp fiction books being rereleased. You should have seen some of the looks we got walking through the street to the diner!

Ian in full plundering regalia. Hmm pity about the background...

And with a little photoshop magic, hey presto and instant pirate ship cargo hold!

With Marvel Comic legend, Stan Lee