Monday, December 29, 2008

/"If I was to rate the Jive Aces album, firstly I would say FANTASTIC
and if I was on Dancing With the Stars or Strictly Come Dancing, I would
give it ELEVEN!

If you want to dance jive, if you want to dance lindy hop, if you want
to do swing, the Jive Aces music is prefect."/

*- Len Goodman*
Head Judge on Strictly Come Dancing
and Dancing With The Stars

/"The Jive Aces are the best show since Louis Prima."/

*- Keely Smith*
Singing legend

/"The best small band to come out of Britain in decades."/

*- Kenny Ball*
Jazz legend

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The Jive Aces live on BBC Radio London on Christmas morning!

Hi everybody,
a very merry Christmas to everybody. The Jive Aces will be live on BBC radio London at 11am (GMT) tomorrow (25th!) morning so you fancy joining in the festive silliness then tune in to 94.9FM if you are in the Greater London area or on the internet at and click on the "listen live" button.
All the best and see you soon.
The Jive Aces

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

We did a great radio show last night in Cardif which went out live on BBC Wales. Toni Prima guested on a couple of songs and they even had Keely Smith join in the interview. You can hear it for the next seven days on the BBC iPlayer, just click on the link below.

Friday, December 05, 2008

The Jive Aces were top of the bill at the Grand Order of Water Rats Christmas Ball last Sunday performing to a veritable who's who of British talent and members of the entertainment industry.

The Waters Rats are a charitable association of top UK entertainers that started 120 years ago. Last year the Jive Aces played an early spot before Tony Christie and it was so successful that this year they were
asked back to headline.

Before and after the show they got to rub shoulders with the stars and listened to the speeches and stories they told during the dinner.

Amoungst the guests were Carry On star Barbara Windsor, Fawlty Tower's Andrew Sachs, magic man Paul Daniels and Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain.

One particular star that drew their attention was British rock n roll singer Jess Conrad who as you probably know was one of the British stars, along with Marty Wilde, Billy Fury and Joe Brown, who toured with Eddie Cochran and Gene Vincent on their famous UK tour. He was voted UK's favourite singer in 1961.

"Jess Conrad gave a great speech as he proposed the toast to the lady guests at the ball. He still looks great and has a great sense of humour", said lead singer Ian Clarkson. "The whole night was fun and the
atmosphere was amazing, despite being famous the guests were all really down to earth and friendly".

With King Rat Kaplan Kaye

With Paul Daniels and the lovely Debbie Mcgee

One half of the Chuckle Brothers with his recently won BAFTA Award

With Barbara Windsor

With the devilishly handsome Jess Conrad

With Nicko McBrain, Drummer for Iron Maiden

With June Whitfield