The Jive Aces. Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, East Sussex. England
Six men in baggy, mustard coloured suits, a platinum blonde in a figure hugging dress, and an evening of exhausting exhilaration for the audience, that was last Saturday at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, on the Sussex coast.
The Jive Aces had their first concert 25 years ago in January 1989, have been on numerous television shows, and for some strange reason were on Britain’s Got Talent. They have more than sufficient talent to have won in 2012, it’s that they are too good.
The six men and one lady singer are multi-talented, with the musicians playing a variety of instruments. The six staple keyboard, trumpet, trombone, sax, double base and drums were implemented with another half dozen instruments, and I didn’t hear one bad note all evening.
Swing, jive, R&B, all you would expect, in the second half came skiffle. And then my highlight, the classic Big Noise From Winetka, played like I have never heard before. Yes, drums and double base, but the drums on the double base as well.