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Cassidy to take centre stage at Ragley Hall's Swingtime in the Gardens

Correspondent 8th Apr, 2019

BRITAIN’S Got Talent semi-finalists The Jive Aces have joined the line-up for this summer’s jive and swing festival Swingtime in the Gardens.

The six-piece swing band will be on the bill alongside West End star Cassidy Janson and pin-up touring band The Satin Dollz as plans for the event rapidly take shape.

They will be taking to the stage in the beautiful grounds of Ragley Hall in Alcester on June 15 for what is expected to be the most exciting swing and jive festival of the summer season. Tickets for the event are on sale now.

Cassidy Janson.

Instantly recognisable by their bright yellow suits, The Jive Aces have been performing since 1989 and have become renowned across the world for their high-energy swing performances.

Singer and actress Cassidy Janson has taken centre stage in popular West End productions, including the lead role in the London cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Story. She will also be gracing the stage again this month starring in Man of La Mancha at the London Coliseum.

Most recently, her song When a Woman has been featured in this year’s blockbuster film Fisherman’s Friends.

“I’ve had the privilege of singing with The Jive Aces for years and very much enjoy singing on the vintage circuit.” Cassidy said.

“To be asked to headline a brand-new vintage-themed festival on my own, was an honour. I’ll be performing my favourite Carole King numbers, some James Taylor and Kiki Dee as well as a few new songs from my debut album.”

The Satin Dollz will be bringing stunning costumes and swing dancing to the festival, as they perform songs from the second world war era.

Hailed as ‘international pin up darlings’ the band, which has ‘pin up armies’ in 16 different countries, have also had the pleasure of accompanying The Jive Aces.

Other acts confirmed for the one-day festival include The Swing Commanders, The Bevin Boys, Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra, Gabrielle Ducomble, Down for the Count, The Ding Dong Daddios, SwingDance UK, Miss Amy Baker, GI Jive, Antonio Socci, Chico White, The Magic of Miller and Miss Beth Belle.

For more information to book tickets visit: www.swingtimeinthegardens.co.uk

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