Category Archives: Celebration

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.

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 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 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. 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 Band at Hoby’s Armistice Commemoration.

The trio from The Swinging Bass Band has played at a commemoration of the 1918 Armistice at Hoby Village Hall, Leicestershire.
The Leicestershire village organised the event very well and there were 85 guests.

We played lots of First World War songs and were joined by two fantastic local singers. We ended with “There Will Always Be An England” and “Land Of Hope And Glory” with the guests joining in and waving Union Jack flags.
It was a fantastic afternoon!!

The Swinging Bass Band at Hoby, Leicestershire

The Swinging Bass band at Hoby, Leicestershire
The Swinging Bass band at Hoby, Leicestershire
The SWinging Bass Band at Hoby, Leicestershire

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 Trio shortly to play at The Manor Hotel Meriden, Solihull.

Looking forward to taking the trio to play background music during a Rotary Club dinner at the Manor Hotel, Meriden, Solihull.
The Swinging Bass Band at the Manor Hotel Meriden

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?

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!”

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 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 have invited the trio back!.

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire.

The Swinging Bass Band at Charles Booth (Thringstone Community) Centre
Swinging Bass Band Upton House copyright
The Swinging Bass Band has been booked to play in the concert room at The Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire (formerly known as Thringstone Community Centre) on Saturday 28th April. We will be there to play our mix of Sinatra and other great swinging songs. Looking forward to a great evening!
Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk/thringstone at £8 or direct from the centre, on weekday mornings.

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.

2017 HIGHLIGHT! The Swinging Bass Band at De Montfort University

The Swinging Bass Band has played at De Montfort University, Leicester, for a social occasion. The quartet played quiet background music as the quests met and chatted.
The Swinging Bass Band
The Swinging Bass Band at Demontfort University
The Swinging Bass band at De Montfort University

2017 HIGHLIGHT! The Fabulous Fifties at Bletchley Park

What an amazing venue Bletchley Park is!
The Swinging Bass Band has played at Bletchley Park as a part of its Fabulous Fifties event. It was a gloriously sunny summer afternoon. The band played the 1950′s music of Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra and some Rock & Roll.
The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass band at Bletchley Park

2017 HIGHLIGHT! Jazz Evening at Upton House and Gardens

The Swinging Bass Band played at Upton House & Gardens NT for their Jazz Night. It was a fantastic turnout, and great to see all the dancing 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 GardensThe Swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens
The swinging Bass Band at Upton House and Gardens