Press Release (ePRNews.com) - EAST GRINSTEAD, England - Aug 17, 2018 - According to those who attended this year’s Summertime Swing charity concert at Saint Hill Manor, it was an unqualified success.
In fact, fans say this year’s show surpassed any previous year:
- “Summertime Swing was epic!!! Simply EPIC!! Best day I had this year.”
- “The Jive Aces were fab as usual, and their special guests brilliant! Great show, great weather.”
- “I come every year and every year it gets better.”
- “We would like to thank you for a most enjoyable afternoon. It was TERRIFIC!! What great weather we were blessed with and in addition a great atmosphere.”
- “ Freaking brilliant! I had the best time, thank you all!❤️”
More than 1,800 attended this year’s celebration and raised £20,000 for charity. The Jives also announced they have just recorded and released a charity single to benefit the nonprofit Parkinson’s UK that funds research to find new and better treatments for Parkinson’s disease. The recording is a brand-new rendition of the 1950s classic “Music! Music! Music!” It was produced by multi-platinum award-winning songwriter, record producer and musician Mike Stock of Stock, Aitken and Waterman fame, and features a cameo performance by Top of the Pops TV DJ legend Mike Read.
The band put together a great lineup of guest for this year’s Summertime Swing including rock n roll “royalty” Gina Haley who sang some of her father Bill Haley’s most popular classics. She was joined by Canada’s “Sweetheart of Swing” Alex Pangman; U.K. vintage duo the Duettes; the incomparable Satin Dollz; and French guitar sensation Lucky Will. And there was also a very special appearance by West End diva Cassidy Janson who starred as Carol King in the one-woman show Beautiful and just completed a revival of the 1980s musical Chess.
On stage in their bright yellow suits, the Jive Aces kept the entire crowd rocking all day with their great music and high-energy antics. (And, by the way, the Jives answer the question “How come the yellow suits?” in their episode of Meet a Scientologist on Scientology TV.)
There were also 50 classic cars on display, vintage clothing stalls, great food concessions and an enormous dance floor to keep everyone on their feet for five hours of exuberant jive and swing music. Source :