They were then joined on stage by The Rockabellas, a female trio who recreate the music of The Andrews Sisters and done it in style. Dressed in beautiful polka-dot dresses they opened their part of the show with the old Glen Miller classic In The Mood and followed with a lively version of Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Good Old Days and Pack Up Your Troubles.
The name Bing Crosby will never be forgotten and it was a bonus to find out that his grandson, Phil Crosby, was also on the bill. Supported by The Jive Aces, as were all the acts, he chose many songs that Bing had recorded including Pennies From Heaven, the pop standard Swinging On A Star and Pistol Packing Mama. He closed his set with Now You Has Jazz, written by Cole Porter for the 1956 film High Society. Watching his performance you could only feel that Bing would have been looking down with a smile on his face.
Opening the second part of show with Oh Babe The Jive Aces were then joined by the beautiful Cassidy Janson. Highlights of her performance were Too Darn Hot, another Cole Porter composition from the musical Kiss Me Kate and a song that had been recorded by many people including Louis Prima and Keeley Smith as a duet, That Old Black Magic. Cassidy was joined by Ian Clarkson, Jive Aces front man, and they have a chemistry on stage that is so special and a joy to watch.
The Jive Aces brought an enjoyable day to a close with a lively selection of classics including Bring Me Sunshine, a song forever associated with Morecambe and Wise, the Jungle Book classic I Wanna Be Like You, Ukelele Swing, I Want You To Be My Baby and Sing, Sing, Sing. By now many of the audience were on their feet dancing in any available space they could find.
Joined on stage by all the acts the final song of the day was a Louis Prima classic from 1956 which had the whole audience on their feet jiving... Jump, Jive And Wail.