Britain’s Got Talent Scientologist semi-finalists The Jives Aces come to Sunderland

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A top jive band will be swinging their way to Sunderland.

Fresh from a US tour, Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists, The Jive Aces, will be touching down in the city centre.

Donning their trademark yellow suits, the jive and swing band will be performing at Market Square between 1pm and 2pm on Saturday, August 15, and will be encouraging passers-by to Say No To Drugs, as part of their nationwide tour.

The six-piece, who appeared on the hit ITV talent show in 2012, have supported the “Say No To Drugs. Say Yes To Life” campaign for many years, giving concerts across the world to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs, and the solutions to the drug problems.

In that time the band, who have been together for more than a decade, 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.

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.”

Like most artists we want to change the world for the better through our art

Ian Clarkson, Jive Aces lead singer

The Jive Aces, who are all Scientologists, enjoy making feel-good music.

So much so, their song Bring Me Sunshine was prescribed by a doctor in Seattle, USA, to cheer up patients suffering with depression.

The video of the song is so upbeat it has received more than two million hits on You Tube.

Ian added: “Like most artists, we want to change the world for the better through our art.”