Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bring Me Sunshine Single OUT NOW!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Half A Million, Royal Wedding, Upcoming Gigs n stuff...

So the big news is that our "Bring Me Sunshine" video is now over half a million views and still climbing. At this rate we'll probably be at over a million three weeks so please keep spreading the sunshine. We have had so much great feedback and people are thanking us for brightening up their day. Not only that but just look at the weather, at least in the UK, it's like August in May and it all started when we released the video. The power of SUNSHINE! Please keep passing on the link to your friends. The single will be released on May 2nd and I'll send out the iTunes link as soon as it's available.

Next weekend we have the Royal Wedding to celebrate. We'll be at the Derry Jazz Festival but you can still celebrate with us by getting our version of "Get Me To The Church On Time" recorded especially for the occasion. Click on the link below to open the iTunes Store.


USA store Get Me to the Church On Time - Single - The Jive Aces

UK Store Get Me to the Church On Time - Single - The Jive Aces

We are also appearing on the "Come Dine With Me Royal Wedding Special on the 29th on Channel 4 as part of Samantha's 1940's street party. Finger crossed her fabby pie n mash with jellied eels (yes very authentic!) with sticky toffy pudding and custard wins!

Coming up tonight we are in East Grinstead for a charity concert in the Parish Hall and tomorrow night we are at the 100 Club in London where we are also doing some filming for Mike Sherman's "On The Mike" Red Carpet TV show in Miami. So come down in your best duds! Right after that we travel to Derry, Northern IReland for our favourite festival of the year. See you there, or somewhere, or online soon!

Alex - Jive Aces

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Saturday, April 16, 2011


Just did a great show at the Thameside Theatre in Grays, Essex (Ken's home town!) with the fab Rebecca Grant doing a lot of Louis and Keely material. Next up this weekend is tomorrow night (Saturday16th) at the Boogaloo Weekender (which is sold out) on Hayling Island via Portsmouth for a quick "Say No To Drugs" event at Gunwharf Quays. Then on Sunday (17th) it's our first gig at Pizza Express at the Pheasantry on the King's Road, London. All details are on our gig guide. Oh, and I just found out via Twitter that next Friday's gig at Trading Boundaries in Sussex is SOLD OUT too but there's a few standing places left.

Sooooo, what's the big "Bring Me Sunshine" music video news??? Well I'll tell you! Our views have now past the 1/3 of a million mark and are at 335,097. It is not the 15th most viewed video in the music category in the UK this month AND the 113th most viewed video in all categories in the UK this month on the YouTube charts. The Jive Aces YouTube Channel is also the 11th most viewed music channel in the UK this month! That's pretty gorram AWESOME if you ask me!

Now the #1 spot has only 625k views in a month and I think we could beat that and really get the sunshine out there. Please help us spread it by reposting the link to FaceBook, Twitter or emailing it to friends to bring smiles all around. Even if you've posted it once, chances are that not all your friends would have caught it on the news stream. There's no limit to the sunshine!

Goodnight and see you all tomorrow for more sunshine! (I used the word sunshine a lot in this blog post, didn't I? Oh there's another one!)

Alex - Jive Aces

P.S. the single will be out on May 2nd, watch this space!


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Jive Aces News and Gigs April '11

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Back From The USA Swingin' In The CityIn The Media • Gig Guide

Hello there,
We're almost a third of the way through the year already and the sun is starting to shine. Of course we all know the real reason for that, keep reading...

Bring Me Sunshine Video Goes Viral

CDThe Jive Aces new music video for the forthcoming single "Bring Me Sunshine" (is.good/sunshine) in now online. It's already received over 250,000 views on YouTube in just three weeks.

We've been getting rave reviews from everyone who's seen it so if you haven't seen it yet then you're in for a smile!

Please help us spread the sunshine and repost the link to FaceBook and Twitter, send to friends and family by email or any other way! The single will be released both as a download from iTunes and other stores as well as a CD single on the 1st May!

"Get Me To The Church On Time" Single Release

ChurchTo celebrate the Royal Wedding, just for fun we recorded a swingin' version of the classic tune "Get Me To The Church On Time". Official release date is the 25th April, in time to work up the festivities before the wedding (and our appearance on "Come Dine With Me" - see below article).

Just click on the link iTunes link below.

Get Me to the Church On Time - Single - The Jive Aces

Back From The USA

PBDAThe Jive Aces just had their most successful American tour yet. In just under two weeks the band did eight shows (visiting both coasts), recorded six songs and shot a new music video and two ukulele tutorials (subscribe to our youtube channel for updates)! The shows themselves included two of California's most prestigious theatres - Cerritos Performing Arts Centre with Keely Smith and The McCallum Centre with Ed Ames (of the Ames Brothers, "Ragg Mopp" fame), both to over 1200 people; breaking our own house record with over 900 dancers coming to the Spanish Ballroom in DC; two shows with the fabulous Satin Dollz in Pasadena and LA; And at one of New York's top cabaret spots with the Manhattan Dolls, which got a rave review which you can see by clicking HERE.

Swinging in the City

Albert HallThe Jive Aces will be appearing at a number of the London's top venues and events over the next few months including: Ronnie Scott's (; Vintage Dance Club at Canary Wharf (; The 100 Club (; a special 30th Anniversary appearance at Dover Street (, a regular spot in the band's early days; Pizza Express @ The Pheasantry ( and a headline appearance at The Vintage Festival on the Southbank ( Full details are on the Gig Guide.

Summertime Swing

Special early bird tickets are now available for Summertime Swing 2011 which will be held on the Sunday 7th August, 3:00pm at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, West Sussex, RH19 4JY. As usual we'll have some very special guests (to be announced) and BBQs, classic vehicles, vintage stalls and all proceeds go to charity. Hurry because the special offer of £15 is limited and ends on 31st May. Available from or call 01342 300 075.

In The Media

We've had a host of media appearances in the past few weeks including appearances on Channel 4 for 4Thought TV, Sky One for on Louie Spence's Show Business, a mention in Hello Magazine for the Berkeley Square Ball and coming up soon on 29th April we'll be on the Royal Wedding Special edition of "Come Dine With Me" on Channel 4.

Gig Guide

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Saturday, April 09, 2011


It's Friday night and we've just finished the latest Jazz Meets Jive show in Bedworth. Tomorrow we're off to Leeds in the afternoon to play at an event for the "Truth About Drugs" campaign and then in the evening we'll be back at the Ritz Ballroom in Brighouse, Yorkshire, one of the very few remaining sprung dance floor ballrooms left int he country. Sunday see us return to Walmer Bridge Village Hall with Farmer Tom and his meat pies (included in the ticket price of course, what a bargain!).

The "Bring Me Sunshine" is now over 211k views in three weeks which is astounding! It's also the 35th most watched video in the music category in the UK this month. Not half bad I'd say!

The single of "Bring Me Sunshine" will be the first release of our new record label "Golden Age Recordings" which we have just set up with Guy Fletcher OBE. Guy is the only British lyricist to have been commissioned to write songs for Elvis.


Here we are with Guy working out the details of "Golden Age Recordings"

Right, to bed and I'll see if I wake to see thousands more people have been hit by sunshine…




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