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Jive band roll into Romford for anti-drugs campaign

15:31 12 February 2014

Say no to drugs campaigners the Jive Aces in the market place in Romford.

Say no to drugs campaigners the Jive Aces in the market place in Romford.

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Fans of Britain’s Got Talent were able to enjoy a live concert by one of the nations favourite jive bands at Romford Market on Friday.

Six-piece The Jive Aces, who formed in Romford many years ago as buskers, were in town to perform to crowds.

But underneath all the horn blowing, the fun-filled show had a serious message – the band were promoting their national “say no to drugs” campaign.

And the message is personal for the band, according to lead singer Ian Clarkson.

“We have all had friends in the industry involved in drugs over the years,” he said.

“It’s an educational campaign for kids to teach them the dangers.”

The responses to the shows they have played so far have been positive, and Ian believes it is important for parents to learn about the dangers of drug abuse as well.

“It’s quite amazing. We speak to parents who are very worried about their children,” said the singer.

“There was one girl who had been taking something referred to as ‘kiddie coke’, which is a street form of Ritalin – after reading the handout she got help.”

But Ian was keen to stress it’s done in a positive way, and with a name like The Jive Aces, it’s hard to disagree.

The band captured the nation’s hearts on the ITV talent show in 2012 and last year performed at the Queen’s Jubilee.

Ian added: “For two weeks it was like we were Peter Andre!”

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