hen the opening act hit the stage at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles recently, visiting British Scientologists suddenly felt a little closer to home. Playing to a standing room-only audience of 7,000 was the U.K.’s top jump jive band—and fellow Scientologists—the East Grinstead-based Jive Aces.
After successful tours throughout Britain and Europe, the Jive Aces were in America recording a CD of original material—including some with a spiritual theme influenced by their long involvement with the Church of Scientology.
At the Shrine, the “Jives” joined local musicians to present a musical introduction at a conference to review the accomplishments of the Church and individual Scientologists during 1996.
“It was great to contribute to such a positive evening,” said Jive Aces drummer Pete Howell. “But we’re happy to be back home and looking forward to playing our part in making 1997 even better.”