Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists and the nation’s Number One Jive and Swing band The Jive Aces will be performing in Gloucester on Saturday at The Cross between 1pm and 2pm, spreading their good cheer and encouraging passers-by to Say No To Drugs, as part of their nationwide tour.
The Jive Aces have supported the ‘Say No To Drugs. Say Yes To Life’ campaign for many years, giving concerts all over the world to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs and the solutions to the drug problems.
In that time they have achieved huge success by selling out the Royal Albert Hall, performing for the Queen and working with the likes of Hollywood stars John Travolta and Van Morrison.
The Jive Aces, who are all Scientologists, love to make feel-good music. Their song Bring Me Sunshine was prescribed by a doctor in Seattle to cheer up patients suffering with depression.
The video of the song has received more than two million hits on You Tube.
Say No to Drugs, Say Yes To Life is a youth drug education and drug prevention campaign sponsored by the Church of Scientology.
The programme educates children as young as six on the dangers of drugs, and challenges them to remain drug-free.
Lead singer Ian Clarkson said: “People look up to musicians and see them taking drugs and think that they then have to use them to be a great artist.
“What they don’t realise is that without drugs they would be a lot happier, play a lot better and live a lot longer.”
The six-piece group, in their famous yellow suits, have been together for more than a decade.
Ian said: “Like most artists we want to change the world for the better through our art.”