Britain’s Got Talent 2012: Profile of The Jive Aces
Jive Aces are a high energy six piece jive and swing band who have been performing together for 16 years. They all grew up together and were drawn together by their joint love of swing music. They started out as a group busking in Romford and had a great response which gave them the belief that they could continue and they now perform across the country at a variety of festivals and events, including performing at Cannes Film Festival, The band are popular within their genre but through entering BGT they hope that they can give the band the recognition they deserve.The group spend almost every day together and when they aren’t rehearsing or performing, they socialise together and consider themselves to be one big family.
What made you audition for Britain’s Got Talent this year?
Many of our fans have told us that we should audition for BGT, because we are fun and entertaining. Also we really want to play for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance, especially in this Jubilee year.
What’s the most exciting thing about your Britain’s Got Talent experience so far?
The audition itself was in a big theatre full of people and of course there were the celebrity Judges. When we walked onto the stage the atmosphere was electric in the room. When we got a standing ovation from the crowd and four yes’s from the judges we were over the moon.
Are you nervous about performing in the live shows? Which Judge scares you the most?
Not so much nervous as a little apprehensive and excited. We love performing, it’s our life, but obviously this the biggest gig yet!
What will you do with the £500,000 prize money if you win?
We will definitely upgrade our vans and musical equipment and costumes so that we can give a much more professional show and enhance our performances. We would love to have a proper rehearsal studio of our own.
What does performing at the Royal Variety Performance mean to you?
Performing at the Royal Variety Show in front of the Queen is a lifelong ambition of ours. We love, respect and admire the Royal Family and think they do so much for this country.
Why should you win Britain’s Got Talent?
We can bring a little sunshine to the show because we play happy upbeat music and put on an entertaining show which cheers people up. We think we deserve to win as we have been playing and touring up and down the country for over 15 years, we have put in the ‘van hours’ and I think it would be fantastic to have the chance reach a much wider audience and entertain them.
How would you feel if you won? What do you want to do at the end of BGT?
We would obviously be over the moon, it would be a dream come true. We would like to play larger venues to more people and we would love to have our music played on radio. We would even like to have a TV show – something fun like the Monkees or “Jive World”.
Tell us something about yourself that people may be surprised to know.
We support a few charitable causes including an anti drug campaign.
If you could meet anyone in the world who would it be?
Her Majesty the Queen.
Who has been your favourite act from previous series of Britain’s Got Talent?
Razy Gogonea, the Bruce Sisters and Charlie Green.