Category Archives: 1950s

BUT BEAUTIFUL played by The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

The tender ballad, BUT BEAUTIFUL, played by The Swinging Bass Band and recorded in Leicester.

This song has been recorded by Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, Doris day and many others.

Andy Kirkland (leader, double bass); Roy Forbes (vocal); Steve Liptrot (sax); Neil Hunter (keyboard); Andy Richardson (drums).

ROUTE 66. The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

ROUTE 66. A great song recorded by Nat King Cole, Diana Krall, Chuck Berry, Natalie Cole and others.
Andy Kirkland (leader & double bass); Roy Forbes (vocal); Steve Liptrot (sax); Neil Hunter (keyboard); Andy Richardson (drums).
Recorded at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

Playing that classic – AT LAST. The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz.

What a jazz club booking this was!
Here is the band playing AT LAST at Regent Jazz, Leicester recently.
Listen out for that long held note at the end!

Live Recording – The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

A very short compilation of the band playing recently at a jazz club in Leicester.
Playing: You Make Me Feel So Young
Route 66
But Beautiful
At Last

The Swinging Bass Band is to play Events at Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton.

The Swinging Bass band at Wightwick Manor Wolverhampton
Over the summer period The Swinging Bass Band will be regularly playing at the National Trust’s Wightwick Manor over the summer.
The 5-piece band will their first date on Saturday 13th July:
Summer Soiree – An Evening of Elegance and Entertainment in Wightwick’s Gardens
Enjoy a summer’s evening with music, drinks, canapes and games in Wightwick Manor’s beautiful Arts and Crafts Gardens,
A classic British offer of Pimms and strawberries, croquet and bowls on the Terrace, accompanied by uplifting Swing music.
Free. For Tickets Google: Events at Wightwick Manor.
Wightwick Manor & Gardens
Wightwick Bank
Wolverhampton
West Midlands WV6 8EE

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes

The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes in July. The site of World War II code breakers!
We will play Jazz, Swing, Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Rat Pack classics!
What better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon!

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

The Swinging Bass Band, with vocalist Roy Forbes, is playing at Regent Jazz, Leicester, on 19th February. It will be a great night with lots of jazz, swing, Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
At the Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA at 8.00pm. £5/£6.
Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester

2018 Highlight. The Swinging Bass Trio playing at The Manor Hotel, Meriden, Solihull.

The Swinging Bass Band at the Manor Hotel Meriden
In the autumn The Swinging Bass Trio played at The Manor Hotel Meriden, Solihull for a Rotary Club. The trio played background music during a Rotary Club dinner and then a selection of music from the 1920′s.

2018 Highlight! The Swinging Bass Band outside at Bletchley Park on a glorious summer afternoon.

Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band played a mix of classic Sinatra songs, swinging jazz and music for a relaxing summer afternoon.
The Swinging Bass Band was invited to play at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, as a part of the Concert on the Lawn series of events.
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park

2018 HIGHLIGHT! The Swinging Bass Trio at a Rotary Club Dinner in Solihull.

Swinging Bass Band at Crown Plaza Hotel Solihull
Swinging Bass Trio at Rotay Club Dinner Solihull
The Swinging Bass Trio from the larger band has played at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull for a Rotary Club Dinner.
The trio played quiet background music and after the dinner we played more up tempo music. The guests really enjoyed the music and were full of praise.

2018 HIGHLIGHT! A Summer afternoon at Stourport on Severn Riverside Meadows.

The Swinging Bass band at Stpurport on Severn
The Swinging Bass Band played their mix of Frank Sinatra, Michael Bublé and Swinging Jazz at Stourport on Severn Riverside Meadows. This was part of the series of outdoor Summer Concerts.
Its a beautiful park, close to the town and near the river. Was great, too, to be back there after a few years
The Swinging Bass band at Stourport on Severn
The Swinging Bass Band at Stourport on Severn

2018 HIGHLIGHT! The Swinging Bass Band playing at the Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire

The Swinging Bass Band has played a concert of Frank Sinatra, swing music and entertaining jazz at the Charles Booth Centre, (formerly Thringstone Community Centre), Thringstone, Leicestershire. It was a fantastic night! The band and the audience both enjoyed the evening. Then, the audience only let the band leave the stage after an encore!

2018 HIGHLIGHT. The Swinging Bass Trio playing at a ROTARY CLUB DINNER

Swinging Bass Band at Crown Plaza Hotel Solihull
Swinging Bass Trio at Rotay Club Dinner Solihull

The Swinging Bass Trio from the larger Swinging Bass Band, has played at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull, for a Rotary Club Dinner.
The trio played quiet background music and after the dinner we played more up tempo music. The guests really enjoyed the music, were full of praise and invited the trio back!

The Swinging Bass Trio to play commemorating the end of the First World War.

The Swinging Bass Band to play at Hoby
The Swinging Bass Trio to play on Remembrance Sunday, in Hoby Leicestershire, commemorating the end of the First World War. The event is organised by the Hoby and District Local History Society.
We will play background music, including some songs from the era, for the society during lunch and the afternoon.

The Swinging Bass Band has played outside at Bletchley Park and on a glorious summer afternoon.

Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley ParkThe Swinging Bass Band played a mix of classic Sinatra songs, swinging jazz and music for a relaxing summer afternoon.
The Swinging Bass Band was invited to play at Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, as a part of the Concert on the Lawn series.
These are some photos of the afternoon.
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park

The Swinging Bass Trio has played at Lyme Park, near Stockport

“Swing, Jazz, Sheer Class”.
Playing the best of swing music, and adding to the mood on a relaxed summer evening
The Swinging Bass band Trio, Lyme Park
The Swinging Bass Band Trio, Lyme Park The Swinging Bass Band Trio, Lyme Park

The Swinging Bass Trio to play at the National Trust’s Lyme Park, Stockport.

The swinging Bass Trio at Lyme park
The trio (sax, keyboard, & double bass) will play their mix of easy listening background music for the guests in the National Trust’s Lyme Park Garden. Where else could be a better place to enjoy a summer evening?

THE SWINGING BASS BAND at the RIVERSIDE MEADOWS, STOURPORT on SEVERN, DY13 3SA.

Copyright: National Trust/Sharon Rodriguez

Copyright: National Trust/Sharon Rodriguez


“Swing, Jazz, Sheer Class!”. Sunday 1st July 2.30pm.
FREE!
Enjoy a great summer afternoon!
Playing their mix of SWING CLASSICS, FRANK SINATRA & JAZZ.
See the band at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UjyF4YlYEA

Video: The Swinging Bass Band playing “Everyday I Have The Blues”

The Swinging Bass Band playing the classic “Everyday I Have The Blues”. What an evening it was at the Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire!
“Swing, Jazz and sheer class at the centre tonight with Swinging Bass Band and their vocalist Roy Forbes.”
“A great night”

Video: The Swinging Bass Band playing “Come Fly With Me”

The Frank Sinatra classic “Come Fly With Me” recorded live at the Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire.
“Swing, Jazz and sheer class at the centre tonight with Swinging Bass Band and their vocalist Roy Forbes.”
“A great night!”