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Music Editorial

jiveaces19.jpg Don’t try this at home

You should leave this kind of high-jinx to The Jive Aces who will be setting the swing in motion when they visit Queen’s Hall Arts Centre in Hexham this March.

The Jive Aces came to national attention when they reached the semi-finals of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ with an act that they’ve honed to perfection in sizzling gigs up and down the country. Their shows are a real revue with vintage dancing and tapping showgirls The Satin Dollz doing their stuff alongside the low down baritone sax of Lottie B and the smooth accordion of Grazia Bevilacqua. It’s a show that’s bursting with colour and positively thrumming with some of the classic songs of the 1940s and 50s from the likes of Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, The Andrew Sisters and Ella Fitzgerald – along with a selection of originals culled from their 10 studio albums. This particular show launched to much fanfare at the Edinburgh Fringe where the sold-out notices were swiftly put in place, and, pleased to report, their UK tour sees them touching base with the north-east when they visit Hexham. Prepare yourself for maximum heat.

The Jive Aces: Big Beat Revue, Saturday 23 March, Queen’s Hall Arts Centre, Hexham, 7.30pm, £18/£16. queenshall.co.uk