Category Archives: Anniversary

“Route 66” The Swinging Bass Band LIVE!

Live recording of Route 66.
With photos from recently played at venues.
One of many songs from our Sinatra, Jazz, Rat Pack and Swing repertoire.

Everyday I Have The Blues – Live Recording!

Here is “Everyday I Have The Blues” recorded live at a jazz club in Leicester recently.
Photos were taken at mostly summer venues we have played at recently.
Andy Kirkland (leader, double bass); Roy Forbes (vocals); Steve Liptrot (sax); Neil Hunter (keyboard); Andy Richardson (drums).

Venues that The Swinging Bass Band & Trio have played at recently

The Swuinging Bass Band and Trio
Some of the venues that the Swinging Bass Trio and Band have played at recently.
Photos from mainly outside events, but we do play at indoor events too!

Highlight of 2019. The Swinging Bass Trio at the Village Hotel, Walsall

Walsall Village Hotel
The Swinging Bass Trio was invited to play at the Village Hotel, Walsall, for a private function.
The guests celebrated their 50th year anniversary – they met in late 1960’s. In addition to our repertoire of Gershwin, and American Songbook standards we played some of the very memorable songs from the 1960’s & 70’s.

The Swinging Bass Trio at the Village Hotel Walsall

Swinging Bass Band at Walsall Village Hotel

The Swinging Bass Trio has been invited to play very soon at the Village Hotel, Walsall, for a private function.
The guests are celebrating their 50th anniversary – they met in 1960 – so in addition to our repertoire of Gershwin, and American Songbook standards we will play some of the very memorable songs from the 1960’s.

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 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.

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!”

2017 Highlights! The Swinging Bass Band – Outdoor Event Videos

The Swinging Bass Band has played at eight fantastic outdoor and heritage venues this summer. Three vocal clips from those venues.
Hear the band play Joe Williams’ Everyday I Have The Blues; Frank Sinatra’s You Make Me Feel So Young; & Etta James’ signature song, At Last.

Highlight! The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House for the 1940’s Wedding Weekend

The Swinging Bass Band has played at the National Trust’s Upton House for their 1940’s Wedding Weekend.

Here is a video of the band playing “Everyday I Have The Blues”. What a fantastic weekend it was. The dancers, the audience and visitors to Upton House loved it!!

2017 Highlight! The Swinging Bass Quartet at the Mill Arts Banbury for a 30th Wedding Anniversary

The Swinging Bass Quartet has played at the Mill Arts centre, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary. It was a fantastic event, the room was decorated, the guests were well catered for and in the party mood.
We played background music while the chatted and enjoyed the buffet, then the band stepped up a gear, the guests came onto the floor and we saw some fantastic dancing!
The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts BanburyThe swinging Bass band at Mill Arts Banbury

A Fantastic Birthday party at Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster.

The Swinging Bass Band (www.TheSwingingBass.co.uk) has played at a fantastic 80th Birthday Party with about 130 invited guests at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster.
The band played a mix of Sinatra, swing music and some pop covers.

Here are a few photos from the celebration.
The swinginmg Bass band at Stone Manor Hotel Kidderminster
The swinging Bass band at Stone Manor Hotel Kidderminster
The Swinging Bass band at Stone Manor Hoitel kidderminster
The Swinging Bass band at Stone Maor Hotel Kidderminster
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Roy Forbes with The Swinging Bass Band

The Swinging Bass Band has played at eight fantastic venues this summer. Three vocal clips from those venues. Hear the band play Joe Williams’ Everyday I Have The Blues; Frank Sinatra’s You Make Me Feel So Young; & Etta James’ signature song, At Last.

Jazz Evening at Upton House and Gardens

The Swinging Bass Band played at Upton House & Gardens NT for their Jazz Night. What a fantastic turnout, and great to see all the dancers in the rain!
Of course we had to play “Here’s That Rainy Day” and “Singing In The Rain”!!
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The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and GardensThe Swinging Bass band at Upton House and Gardens
The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens
The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens

Jazz Evening at the National Trust’s Upton House & Gardens

Swinging Bass Band Upton House copyright
The Swinging Bass Band is playing at the National Trust’s Upton House & Gardens Summertime Jazz Night on Saturday 29th July 2017 from 7.00-9.00pm. Lots of music composed in the 1920’s and with the 5-piece band and you can join a short jazz taster dance class too.

Enjoy an evening of jazz music in the open air. Bring a picnic, treat yourself to a drink from the bar and relax on the grass on a lovely summer evening.
Book your ticket now!
https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/upton-house-and-gardens

The Swinging Bass Band has played at Upton House’s 1920’s weekend!

The band has played at Upton House and Gardens’ fantastic 1920’s weekend. We played a mix of 1920’s and 1930’s jazz compositions.
What an amazing National Trust property!
The Swinging Bass band at Upton House 1920s weekend
The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House 1920s weekend
The swinging Bass band Upton House 1920s weekend
The Swinging Bass Band Upton House 1920s weekend

The Swinging Bass Quartet at the Mill Arts, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary

The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The swinging Bass band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Quartet has played at the Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary. It was a fantastic event, the room was decorated, the guests were well fed and ready to party.
We played background music while the chatted and enjoyed the buffet, then the band stepped up a gear and the guest came onto the floor and we saw some fantastic dancing!

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

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! It’s a 1950’s themed event and we will play period Sinatra and Rat Pack classics with all the hits from the 50’s Rock and Roll Era! Hope to see you there!

The Swinging Bass Band has played at a Fantastic Birthday party at Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster.

The Swinging Bass Band has played at a fantastic 80th Birthday Party with about 130 invited guests at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster. It was an amazing celebration!
The band played a mix of Sinatra, swing music and some pop covers.

Here are a few photos from the evening:
The swinginmg Bass band at Stone Manor Hotel Kidderminster
The swinging Bass band at Stone Manor Hotel Kidderminster
The Swinging Bass Band at Stone Manor Hotel Kidderminster
The Swinging Bass band at Stone Manor Hoitel kidderminster
The Swinging Bass band at Stone Maor Hotel Kidderminster

The Swinging Bass Quartet is to play for a 30th Wedding Anniversary at The Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, Oxfordshire.

The swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Centre Banbury
The Swinging Bass Quartet, (sax, keyboard, double bass & drums) has been invited to play for a 30th Wedding Anniversary at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire in April.
An excellent venue. The sort of place which we love to play in. Quiet music, adding to the mood, and without disturbing the conversation – that’s our thing!
https://www.themillartscentre.co.uk/