The Jive Aces, Singing for a Drug-Free Life
In the town of Solihull, some nine miles southeast of Birmingham, England, live swing music set toes atapping in the village square last Friday when the Jive Aces—the UK’s Number One Jive and Swing Band—played and sang for drug-free living.
The Jive Aces support the Church of Scientology “Say No To Drugs, Say Yes To Life” campaign. In concerts all over the world, they spread the truth about drugs through drug education and prevention materials.
The band, which prides itself on being completely drug-free, believes artists have a responsibility when it comes to drugs.
“People look up to musicians,” says Ian Clarkson, lead singer and spokesman for the Jives. “When they see them taking drugs, they think they have to use them to be a great artist. What they don't realize is that without drugs they would be a lot happier, play a lot better and live a lot longer.”
The Church of Scientology sponsors the world’s largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaign. When young people are provided with the truth about drugs—factual information on what drugs are and what they do—usage rates drop commensurately.