Britain’s Got Talent stars The Jive Aces put on a show in Eastbourne’s town centre last week to help promote an anti-drugs campaign.
The group, who are well-known for their bright yellow suits and upbeat music, performed a collection of songs in Terminus Road on Thursday, July 10 as part of their national tour supporting the ‘Say No To Drugs. Say Yes To Life’ campaign.
The six-piece band reached the semi-finals of the reality TV talent show in 2012 and has since gone on to sell out the Royal Albert Hall and perform in front of the Queen, as well as work with Hollywood stars such as John Travolta and Van Morrison. Their hit song Bring Me Sunshine has also had more than two million views on YouTube.
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.”
‘Say No To Drugs, Say Yes To Life’ is a youth drug education and drug prevention campaign that speaks to children as young as six about the dangers of drugs and challenges them to remain drug-free.
For more information on the band, visit their website at www.jiveaces.com or for details about the campaign, visit www.saynotodrugs.com.