Jive Aces: From busking in Romford to singing for the Queen!

PUBLISHED: 12:39 21 May 2012 | UPDATED: 13:05 21 May 2012

Romford-formed Jive Aces serenade the Queen during her visit to Bromley

Romford-formed Jive Aces serenade the Queen during her visit to Bromley


Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists the Jive Aces, who were formed in Romford, had their dream come true by playing for the Queen and Prince Phillip in Bromley town centre.

The yellow-suited high-energy swing band were chosen to perform their own song written in celebration of the Diamond Jubilee along with vocal group, the Swingtime Sweethearts, who had also appeared on the popular reality show in 2008.

Lead singer Ian Clarkson said: “When we entered BGT our ambition was to play the Royal Variety Performance in front of the Queen, and now our dream has come true, sooner than we had hoped for!”

The group members, who Alesha Dixon described as “a ray of sunshine“ and “world class”, wrote their song for the Diamond Jubilee and specially for the Royal visit in Bromley last week.

It was well received with the crowds joining in with the dance moves in the chorus which includes, “Everyone say thank you ma’am, it’s the Diamond Jubilee!”

The band started out many years ago busking in the streets of Romford.

This week the boys return to their roots and perform at the Brickyard Bar and Grill, in South Street, Romford, on Thursday (May 24) at 8pm.

The jazz night is hosted by Keith Ball, son of legendary jazz trumpeter Kenny Ball.

Tickets are £10 from

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