Discussion in 'Think Tank' started by Anonymous, May 3, 2012.

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    The Jive Aces are a scientology promotion and recruitment swing / jive band who hand out dianetics (ie scientology) leaflets at all of their performances and use the Say No To Drugs slogan.

    The Jive Aces tour and push their message of 'Say No to Drugs' (also known as 'Say No to Drugs Say Yes To Life').

    Say No To Drugs is a scientology front group that uses community sport programmes / football to recruit young people into the scientology cult. Scientology tries to get in with local police (such as in Camden and the City of London) and politicians , often initially by using their anti-drugs front groups promoted by the Jive Aces.

    Some other scientology front groups are:

    Drug Free World
    Truth About Drugs
    VM's - Scientology's Volunteer Ministers (recruit by handing out hand out scientology literature and bottled water in disaster areas - they are unskilled and get in the way of emergency services)
    (citizens commission for human rights)
    Criminon (for recruiting in prisons)

    None of the scientology 'anti-drugs' groups are recognised by the UK government or Health Services or respected charities in the UK as helping people to get off drugs - the methods used in scientology (such as hours in saunas and large doses of vitamins) have been reported as potentially harmful.

    Scientology's extreme anti drugs policy does not include alcohol or cigarettes - many scientologists binge drink and many are heavy smokers - Hubbard (scientology cult founder) claimed there was a positive link between smoking and cancer.

    "Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer. Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer!" L Ron Hubbard
    the "Auditor Effect on Meter" lecture July 19th, 1961

    Scientology specifically has an anti-psychiatry agenda and is anti-psychiatric medication.
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    Jive Aces defend Scientology promo

    Published on Monday 5 May 2008 12:28

    Derry's jazz favourites, The Jive Aces, have been criticised for promoting the Church of Scientology during the city's jazz festival.
    Famed for their distinctive canary yellow suits, The Jive Aces are regarded as the darlings of the highly-acclaimed music fest.

    Some local people attending events last weekend have voiced concerns that the band were distributing 'Church' literature to audiences.

    However, Ian Clarkson, lead singer with the Jive Aces, last night insisted that the band only spoke about Scientology when asked by audience members.

    "Everyone knows we're Scientologists but we don't push that in people's faces," he told 'FN'. "People come to ask us questions and we answer their questions."

    Mr Clarkson acknowledged that the band had free booklets - entitled 'The Way to Happiness' - available at their gigs but insisted the publication was a "non religious, non political, common sense moral code and we usually have them on our CD table."

    One Derry shopper who watched the Jive Aces perform in Foyleside, claimed: "I think it's terrible the band was exploiting a major entertainment event as a platform to promote their 'Church'. I would love to have stayed and listened to the music, but once me and my sister saw the flyers, we bolted. It was really off-putting."

    Another Derry jazz fan, who didn't wish to be named, says she left another event in a local restaurant early feeling annoyed at the band's apparent "canvassing" of the crowd.

    "The band took a long break in the middle of their show and walked around the tables with clipboards, talking to people and selling books. We wanted nothing to do with them, we only went there to hear jazz, and the conversation actually got a bit heated at one point about it all. We ended up going home."

    On the band's official website, The Jive Aces attribute their "tremendous energy and confidence" to the "workable solutions found in Scientology religious principles", a faith developed by humanitarian and science-fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard.

    Celebrity members of the Church of Scientology include Hollywood actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

    A spokesperson for the Jazz Festival said it was important to get feedback on all aspects of the weekend.

    "Over recent years, the band's performance is regarded as one of the festival favourites. However, any comments or concerns raised by members of the public would be considered by the festival team in full and also forwarded to the band management."
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    Gala dinners, jive bands and Tom Cruise: how the Scientologists woo City police

    · Unlikely relationship has blossomed since July 7
    · Contacts are mutually beneficial, claims group
    The opening of the Church of Scientology in London. Photograph: Sarah Lee
    It began with tea and biscuits for constables at the police cordon after the July 7 terrorist attacks, progressed to lunches with senior officers and continues with regular invitations to gala nights and jive concerts.
    The Church of Scientology appears to be involved in an effort to woo officers from the City of London police - an unlikely partnership perhaps, but one that seems to be blossoming. Details of how more than 20 officers, from constables to chief superintendents, have been invited to a series of engagements by the scientologists over the last 15 months have been revealed by a freedom of information inquiry by the Guardian.
    The hospitality included guest invitations in May for two constables and a sergeant to attend the premiere of Mission Impossible 3 in Leicester Square, where they were able to rub shoulders with the best known Scientologist of all and the star of the film, Tom Cruise.
    The Guardian requested details of meetings between police and scientologists after a senior officer from the City appeared as a guest speaker at the opening of the £23m Scientology centre near St Paul's Cathedral last month.
    At the lavish ceremony, Chief Superintendent Kevin Hurley, the fourth most senior officer in the force, praised the scientologists for the support they had provided after the July 7 attacks, when followers of L Ron Hubbard's movement appeared at the police cordons of the Aldgate bomb site offering help to those involved in the emergency operation. The relationship flourished in the following months, according to the City police's register of hospitality, which all officers are required to fill out.
    Since July 7 the Church of Scientology has invited four police constables, an inspector and a chief superintendent to a charity dinner at their British headquarters, Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, West Sussex, where the officers received a donation of £5,000 for a City of London children's charity.
    The hospitality continued with a member of the Hubbard Foundation buying lunch for about £20 for a chief superintendent at Boisdale restaurant in Bishopsgate, central London, where the £28 set menu currently includes mini-Macsween haggis, fish or meat of the day and raspberry cranachan.
    Most of the engagements detailed in the register of hospitality were approved by a senior officer: either Frank Armstrong, the assistant commissioner of City police, Mr Hurley or his colleague Chief Superintendent Ken Stewart.
    But the register of hospitality contains gaps on at least two occasions, where it is not known which officer attended an event or who authorised it.
    The invitations to the Mission Impossible 3 premiere in May for three officers were followed in August by another event at the East Grinstead centre for an unknown number of officers. In September the register does not specify how many officers attended a concert at Bishopsgate police station by the Jive Aces; a band made up of Scientologists whose advertising states that they play "hot jive" and "big band swing".
    The night before last month's grand opening of the Church of Scientology's centre in the City, one of the force's two chief superintendents joined a detective superintendent, a uniformed constable and a detective constable at a star-studded charity dinner at Saint Hill Manor, where prizes are awarded to followers who donate the biggest sums to the movement.
    The dinner was attended by Cruise, who sat at a special table nearest the past year's biggest donors.
    The next day, Sunday October 22, a sergeant recorded being offered refreshments worth between £3 and £5 by scientologists as he was policing the opening of the London centre. Another officer, a constable, was a guest at a charity gala in East Grinstead the following night, where he recorded receiving £50 worth of hospitality. Most recently, on October 24, two sergeants and two constables attended a Jive Aces concert at Saint Hill.
    The relationship between the police and the scientologists comes despite controversy that the tactics adopted by the church are akin to that of a cult and the Charity Commission's refusal to recognise it as a religion in the UK.
    The scientologists have also been criticised in the US over their role in counselling firefighters and police officers after the September 11 attacks when they set up a a medical clinic two blocks from Ground Zero in New York for professionals involved in the emergency operation.
    Inside the centre some firefighters abandoned the medical care and emotional counselling provided to them by the fire department's doctors, and instead took up a treatment devised by Hubbard. This included saunas, physical workouts and taking pills; a treatment which constitutes the scientologists controversial detoxification programme.
    Mark Salter, a London-based psychiatrist said the scientologists were trying to replicate their ideology by disseminating it as widely as possible.
    "You may well find that one or two police officers become followers. Look at the masons, I am sure they are well represented inside the police force," he said.
    "They are a cult who are trying to maximise their influence by putting feelers out and using spin to make contacts and network in quite dangerous ways."
    Janet Kenyon-Laveau, spokeswoman for the Church of Scientology in the UK, said the relationship between the police and followers was mutually beneficial, with followers engaged in clean-up campaigns in drug ridden inner city areas, which were praised by the police.
    The City of London police declined to comment.
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    criticism in France:


    Scientology's insidious boogie-woogie

    by Willy BILLIARD
    Monday, September 12, 2011

    Le boogie-woogie insidieux de la scientologie


    Bar-sur-Aube. One of the big names at this year's JAZZABAR festival in Bar-sur-Aube is the Jive Aces, an English group who proclaim their adherence to Scientology. A disturbing connection.

    On stage during the Jive Aces concert last Friday evening, singer Ian Clarkson did not say, "We are the Jive Aces and we are all Scientologists," but he did say this in a video posted on the Internet at www<dot>scientologie<dot>fr. In France, according to the Interministerial Mission for Combat against Sectarian Abuses (MIVILUDES), Scientology is considered a cult.

    However, this is not how the band was labeled at the "Jazz à Bar" festival, where it was billed as "the number 1 jive and swing band in the United Kingdom". At the end of their very rhythmic concert, everyone was unanimous: what enthusiasm, what energy! It's true that their music — boogie-woogie and related genres — is, to say the least, rousing. But they hit a sour note when the audience left the concert hall a little before 1 A.M.

    A card was handed out to every spectator, both adults and children. On the front was a photo of the lead singer with his ukulele and an advertisement for the band's hit "Bring Me Sunshine". In the middle of the concert, a French woman who is a friend of the band and lives in Paris climbed up on stage to explain that the video had already been viewed 1.3 million times on YouTube, that everyone must see it, and that it is one of the top ten in the United States. "Bring Me Sunshine" is certainly a very interesting invitation, given the gloomy news we hear daily. In fact, the bad news reports serve as background in the video to better inspire positive thinking.


    On the back of the card, the French text is very clear and aims to answer the question: where do the Jive Aces get their energy? "The Jive Aces attribute this to the workable solutions found in the book Dianetics by philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. Lead singer Ian Clarkson said, 'After having read and applied Dianetics, I can honestly say I have more energy, which helps us a lot with our projects, and I feel confident and happy. I recommend it to everyone.'" Below this, spectators are invited to check a box that says: "I would like to know more about Dianetics."

    Tiny print at the bottom of the card says, in English: "Dianetics is a trademark and service mark owned by Religious Technology Centre ..." Undisguised proselytism at the exit from the concert hall ... but none on stage. Though the lyrics were in English, they did not shock the anglophones in the audience. This incident stunned and even irritated many of the spectators who took the time to read the back of the card.

    "We absolutely do not approve of this!"

    With their Carlos-style wardrobe and their Shirley and Dino look, the Jive Aces do not go unnoticed. The controversy that began in Bar-sur-Aube is an embarrassment not only to spectators, but to the organizers, who feel they find themselves confronted with a fait accompli.

    "We absolutely do not approve of this!" exclaimed Jean-Pierre Chouleur yesterday. "This is a band that I discovered three years ago at the Montauban jazz festival. They had already performed at the Paris jazz clubLe Caveau de la Huchette, where my friend Dany Doriz is director. They didn't bother him with Scientology. This time, I told them outright not to do any proselytism on stage ... But when they distributed their cards at the end, we couldn't do anything. I am not a Scientologist and, furthermore, I am against any kind of cult. For us, it's the music that counts. What they did does not diminish their talent. Moreover, they are charming people ..."

    Though the Jive Aces are known in England as members of the Church of Scientology, this is much less well known in France. This is only the third edition of the Jazz à Bar festival and the festival certainly did not need such a misfortune. Feeling in a sense betrayed, the organizers regret the band's clumsy gesture, which somewhat spoiled the end of a very successful evening.
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    As of 2006 the Jive Aces were posted at SH on the FOLO org board. FOLO stands for Flag Operations Liaison Office. A FOLO exists in each scn "continent." In this case we are talking about the "UK Cont." Each FOLO works for FB which means Flag Bureaux. The FB is in LA and is responsible for managing all scn orgs through the FOLOs. That's managing ORGS. The Jive Aces, through their "PR" actions are meant to drive in BUSINESS to the ORGs. They are Sea Org members and are posted to do that. When you see them on national tv, they are ON POST. Anyway, I can't say for a fact that they are still posted in FOLO as of 2012, but I can say that as of 2006 they were on the org board. To state the obvious purpose, the idea would be to win the contest and then say scn made it all possible, so come check it out for yourself and become as amazing as we are. No, I didn't take copies of org boards with me when I left in 2006 so I could post them on WWP (which formed in 2008) to show as documenting evidence in 2012. :( On that note, I will now GTFO.
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    If you shoop the Jive Aces into Sea Org uniforms, I suppose you get the idea.
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    I might try to fill out some of the background to these guys. It may or may not be of any use, but since I know it first hand, I may as well share it.

    The Jives Joined the SO at CLO UK in 1994 or so from London Org on Tottenham Court Road. I think Ian or John was recruited first as a public on the HDA.

    They joined the Sea Org that same year on the condition that they could remain as a functioning band within Div 6 to promote, recruit and forward the cult's regressive efforts to bring down civilization.

    They impressed Miscavige and Cruise at some event, maybe in 1997, I am a bit vague as to precisely when that happed.

    They were involved in the recruitment of a couple of fairly important celebs (I was not given the names, but we were briefed) I did a lot of work with them over the years on artwork, printing, logistics and helped them miss a plane once!

    They were a nice bunch of fun, happy, lively guys back in the first half of the 1990s, they gigged in UK and Europe supporting the Scientology big crusades and doing events. They eventually were taken up lines and made into robots - sorry, warrant officers.

    They went through a tortuous six months on the int clearance lines in either 1999 or 2000, I was with them in LA while that was going on. Watching it was a bit like seeing people's personalities dismantled and then reassembled with new parts, kind of scary to observe I must say. Ian's wife (the Jive Ace PR, booking agent and backing singer) could not believe what she was experiencing on this lines and blew. Smart woman. (Rumor has it that she was pregnant and resisted efforts to persuade her to get an abortion, I buy into that having known her and seeing her worsening state of mind while these clearances were ongoing) The others just carried on as if she had never existed.

    Once they got clearances, they went to Hemet and for a good six months worked with DM, DM's old man, who is or was a jazz trumpet player, and the Golden Era Musicians. They recorded an album with Chick Corea at Mad Hatter Studios and came back to UK as a bunch of arrogant, stuck up pigs. We of the lower ranks had become scum.

    They have a fairly complicated admin scale, strat plan and the like all signed off by DM and so really operate as their own little org despite operating out of CLO UK. They make their own income from gigs and album sales and pay berthing, food and other support costs to CLO Estates Financial Planning.

    No one below RTC level is allowed to mess with the band, they are never sent on missions unless it is part of their very own or an IMPR/CC int linked celeb recruitment program. Everything that they do is tightly focused to recruit for, disseminate for and PR front for Scientology.

    It is a bit of a PR coup to have gotten on BGT, it will act as a huge moral boost to the last remnants of kool aide drinking scientology culties in the UK, and it forwards their PR strategic Plan to rebuild the scientology cult's reputation in the UK. I sense that they must have had some fairly influential back up to get onto the show.

    I don't know if Simon Cowel has met them before, but I will say that the Jives are very aggressive and single minded about getting their products. (I touched on this in 'The Complex' with regard to their efforts to re-recruit Van Morrison into the fold back in the late 1990's).
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    Jive Aces, scientologists BGT, Britains Got Talent - Background information:

    The Jive Aces are a scientology promotion and recruitment swing / jive band who hand out dianetics (ie scientology) leaflets at all of their performances and use the Say No To Drugs slogan.

    The Jive Aces tour and push their message of 'Say No to Drugs Say Yes To Life'.

    Say No To Drugs is a scientology front group that uses community sport programmes / football to recruit young people into the scientology cult. Scientology tries to get in with local police (such as in Camden and the City of London) and politicians, uninformed journalists often initially by using their anti-drugs front groups promoted by the Jive Aces.

    More information:

    Some other scientology front groups are:

    Foundation for a Drug-Free World
    Truth About Drugs
    VM's - Scientology's Volunteer Ministers (recruit by handing out scientology literature and bottled water in disaster areas/London riots - they are unskilled and get in the way of emergency services)
    (citizens commission on human rights)
    Criminon (for recruiting in prisons)

    None of the scientology 'anti-drugs' groups are recognised by the UK government or Health Services or respected charities in the UK as helping people to get off drugs - the methods used in scientology (such as hours in saunas and large doses of vitamins) have been reported as potentially harmful.

    Scientology's extreme anti drugs policy does not include alcohol or cigarettes - many scientologists binge drink and many are heavy smokers - Hubbard (scientology cult founder) claimed there was a positive link between smoking and cancer.

    "Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer. Not smoking enough will cause lung cancer!" L Ron Hubbard
    the "Auditor Effect on Meter" lecture July 19th, 1961

    Scientology specifically has an anti-psychiatry agenda and is anti-psychiatric medication. They are committed to destroying psychiatry:

    David Miscavige - Leader of Scientology's rant against psychiatry - This is the man that scientologists such as the Jive Aces follow.:

    Scientology has a long history of human rights abuses and attacks on freedom of speech:

    Scientology is an extremist group that has a written policy of lying and attempting to gain power through non democratic means.

    Scientology issues fatwas on it's critics - they call it 'fair game'

    This is the organisation that the Jive Aces shill for.

    To become an OT8, scientologists give the organisation approximately £280,000 each.

    History of scientology 'A Piece of Blue Sky' - by Jon Atack
    available to buy on amazon:
    or read it free on line:
    more information at:

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    Originally Posted by yorkiegal viewpost.gif
    good on you for letting us know! Flippin Scientologists get everywhere and they're always underhand about who they are. They have a stall at our local car boot and pretend to just be offering free stress tests.

    The stress test is designed to pull you in and they will always manage to find something wrong with you. After that they try to sell you books or sign you up for courses. If you give them your details then you're on a mailing list for life and will be bombarded with letters and phone calls.

    I notice there was no background scenes of the Jive Aces at home. That's because they live at Saint Hill in Sea Org berthing.

    By the way, those yellow suits the band were wearing? It's a symbolic colour to Scientologists. Thet set up stalls in yellow tents, their volunteer ministers wear yellow t-shirts and coats.

    And when ex-members get a letter telling them they are a 'suppressive person' and that their friends and family won't be allowed any more contact with them, it's printed on yellow paper.
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    Anything they earn goes straight into Scientology coffers. Ordinary Sea Org staff get bed, board, a pittance of pocket money and free Scientology training.

    Remember though that the band members could all be decent enough people. Anyone who knew them had kind words to say about them and Scientology brainwashing techniques can do some pretty bad things to people.

    The following Youtube is a recording of a chance meeting with a guy who's in the Sea Org at East Grinstead, along with the Jive Aces. Language hasn't been censored so possibly not safe for work.


    ........the band was formed solely to be used as a promotional tool to disseminate Scientology. Behing their cheerful tunes is an organisation which destroys families, relieves people of their life savings and thrives on child labour.

    It's ironic that their segment on BGT was intercut with images of the children's dance troupe because it wasn't so long ago that I was looking at photographs of kids the same age, dressed in Sea Org uniforms, being shifted around Clearwater on their way to work with the adults.

    The Jive Aces are members of an organisation which makes eight-year-old children sign a billion-year work contract and tells them they will lose their chance of eternity if they ever leave.

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    Ian Clarkson's wife blew from the cult and rumour has it her story is pretty interesting.
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    Shelly Ballantyne - daughter of the Jive Aces drummer Peter Howell speaks out on the child abuse she suffered in the scientology cult:

    Full article here:

    Published: Today at 00:57
    KATIE Holmes has saved daughter Suri from a life of misery and drudgery – according to a British girl who spent her childhood as a Scientologist.
    Shelley Ballantyne became involved with the cult religion when she was just seven — and fled from it ten years later.
    Yesterday she told The Sun: “I’m so glad Katie has done what she has. If Suri had entered Scientology like I did, her whole childhood would have been ruined.
    “I have no happy memories of my childhood. All I had was years of misery.
    “You spend your whole time studying Scientology and working for them. It’s not the way a child should be brought up, with no laughter or fun. It would have been horrid for Suri.”

    Shelley said teenagers are not encouraged to have boyfriends or girlfriends and friendships with non-Scientologists are banned.
    She continued: “Sex before marriage is forbidden. A lot of Scientologist teenagers I knew ended up getting married at 17.
    “But they are banned from having children if they are in Sea Org because you are supposed to be elite Scientologists and they believe that children are a distraction.”
    Finally, when she was 17, Shelley hatched a plan she believed would get her thrown out.
    She said: “They would not let me go. I thought I was trapped for ever but I knew there was one thing they would not tolerate — and that was sex before marriage.
    “So I managed to persuade them to let me visit some of the other Scientology mansions near London.
    “During the trip I met a non-Scientologist and had sex with him. Then when I got back to my HQ I confessed all.
    “They were absolutely furious. They put me through all sorts of weird tests, then eventually they agreed I could leave.
    “But I had to sign an agreement saying I would never talk about my time with them. They also presented me with a ‘freeloader’ bill, charging me for every Scientology course I ever had.
    “It was about £7,000 but I’ve never paid it. It seemed to me that Scientology was a lot about money. People you recruited into it were encouraged to go on endless courses which cost them thousands.”
    Now a single mother of an 18-month-old son, Shelley said her time with the Scientologists has ruined her relationship with her father, who she rarely sees.
    She said: “I feel he robbed me of my childhood. I was a perfectly happy little girl and then was thrown into a life of misery.
    “I’m so happy Katie has taken Suri away from Scientology. Tom should be glad too because Suri could have ended up hating him — like I hate my father.”

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    Is there any Significance to the Color Yellow? Just wondering if protesting in yellow pants and shirt would be of any benefit.
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    yes they are cowards
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    Their web sites are owned by Scientology: Jan 13, 1999 Jan 13, 2014 The Jive Aces Saint Hill Manor East Grinstead, East Grinstead RH19 4JY GB CoS Jan 13, 1999 Jan 13, 2014 CSI DOMAIN DIRECTOR Church of Scientology Int'l 6331 Hollywood Blvd Los Angeles CA 90028 US CoS
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    Marianna Hurley (Ferrando) wife of Vince Hurley (Jive Aces pianist) has dropped from sight. Possibly has blown the cult or on the RPF? She was in charge of fundraising for UK Idle Org buildings...
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    "A society without the color differentiation of pants is a society without purpose."
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    can't find scientology completions listed for her at all.

    wondering if they are related to Kevin Hurley - the city of london copper that the cult befriended? Probably just coincidentally the same surname
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    Thanks for the info.
  25. Anonymous Member

    Alex Douglas (Jive Ace) deleted her as a Vimeo follower 1 year ago. Soon afterwards her Facebook page disappeared. Hopefully she wised up and blew and is not RPFed. I'm not in the same country as her anymore, have left the cult and have lost touch with her, so have no recent info.
  26. They have divorced. V is remarried. Not sure what happened to M.
  27. And yes, definitely not related to Kevin Hurley.
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    Well hopefully Marianna Ferrando got smart and left the cult instead of being RPFed or disappeared by the criminal UK scieno management. She was a nice girl.
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    She probably got tired of listening to the Jive Aces play the same set on and on and on. Would be enough to make anyone run.
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  30. Anonymous Member

    They wear a lot of yellow.
  31. Anonymous Member

    The Jives seem to change wives like their knickers (but not like their yellow suits).
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  33. Anonymous Member

    Sorry if posting in wrong thread-
    The Jive Aces are the only high profile people promoting the cult in the UK- they have loads of views on youtube and regularly tour UK venues (as well as having just promoted Scientology on the Alan Tichmarsh show).

    For the love of Xenu- upload some youtube videos tagged jive aces.
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    (Click link to see cheesey wedding pic)

    Church of Scientology of Orange County hosts a “swinging” wedding
    Posted by Editor on December 21st, 2012

    Church of Scientology of Orange County hosts a “Swinging” wedding

    By: Danielle Genzen

    For the first time since its Grand Opening, the miraculous chapel of the Church of Scientology of Orange County hosts a 40’s-style wedding.

    On November 12, 2012, Vince Hurley, Pianist for The Jive Aces and his new wife Ramona exchanged their vows at a fabulous 40’s themed wedding at the Church of Scientology in Santa Ana.

    The bride, Ramona Head, has been a member the Orange County Church for 24 years. She recently moved to the United Kingdom where she found The Jive Aces, a popular British Swing Band. She soon became their Public Relations Manager, and this is where she also found love.

    Vince and Ramona instantly hit it off, and a few months later, decided to seal their relationship right here in Orange County.

    The Jive Aces are UK’s No. 1 Jive and Swing band, they were semi-finalists on “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2012. Their show-stopping versions of Jungle Book favorites “I Wanna Be Like You” and “Bare Necessities”, impressed judges Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Alesha Dixon, so much that they exclaimed, “You are so joyful to watch, every single one of you. That was world

    The band comes to California twice a year, so Ramona and Vince decided to hold their wedding in the chapel of the recently renovated Church of Scientology, right here in downtown Santa Ana at 505 N. Sycamore St. After the ceremony, The Jive Aces surprised the attendees with a spectacular performance. “It was a great celebration! Full of life, music and dancing!”
    exclaimed Maid of Honor, Cathy Moore. “The wedding was spiritual and uplifting”, agreed one of the attendees.

    Church of Scientology of Orange County’s Executive Director Cathy Moore was joined by Mr. Dave Petit, himself a former executive at the Orange County Church for many years. Mr. Dave Petit now heads the Church of Scientology’s Celebrity
    Centre International in Hollywood.

    He was pleased to lead the ceremony as the officiating minister. Ramona, Cathy and Dave all worked side-by-side for 24 years when, the Church of Scientology still occupied its former building in Tustin, off Redhill Ave and Irvine Blvd.

    Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Vince Hurley from everyone at The Church of Scientology of Orange County.

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    Doesn't David look adorable in his new hat?
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    No charge.
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  38. Anonymous Member

    Jive Ace members turn up at Flag on St. Patrick's Day for some formal function. Towards the end of the video.

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    They're still at it. This showed up today:

    Scientology singers The Jive Aces swing into Sunderland | Sunderland Echo


    As well as entertaining the crowds, they were supporting the Say No To Drugs campaign.

    Lead singer, ukulele and trumpet player, Ian Clarkson, said: “We are playing at the Customs House and are also off to Edinburgh Fringe, so we thought why not play Sunderland on the way.

    “We have supported the Say No to Drugs campaign for a long time, we have booklets with us which tell of the harmful effects of drugs and we hope people will read them and make their decision based on that.


    “There’s a lot of myths around Scientology,” said Ian. “I think it’s because people don’t know many British Scientologists. In the media you only hear about Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

    “People ask about it a lot, but we always say the best way to find out what it is is to read L. Ron Hubbard (founder of the church) books and find out for yourself.

    “It’s a religious philosophy in the traditional sense, like Buddhism. It gives you practical and spiritual tools you can use in life.”
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