Category Archives: Corporate Event

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 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

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.

The Swinging Bass Band playing “You Make Me Feel So Young”.

The Swinging Bass Band has recently played at a Summer Concert in Brinton Park, Kidderminster. Here is a short clip. What a fantastic setting it was and what an appreciative audience!

Video of The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

The band has recently played at the Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, for two summer parties – one for the volunteers and one for the village and parish. They were a lovely summer evenings.
Here is the band playing At Last.

The Swinging Bass Trio and the National Trust’s Packwood House

The swinging Bass band at Packwood House
The Swinging Bass Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull, recently. The evening was for the volunteers and the trio from Swinging Bass Band played quiet background music.
It was a little wet outside so the trio played Here’s That Rainy day, Singing In The Rain and Stormy Weather. They seemed very appropriate!

It’s a great summer to hear The Swinging Bass Band

Summer venues, The Swinging Bass Band
Yes, a great summer of live swing music!
Here are the summer dates for the The Swinging Bass Band & Trio – will be good to see you!
Saturday & Sunday 20 & 21st May. UPTON HOUSE, BANBURY. 1920′s theme. Public event.
Friday 21st July. PACKWOOD HOUSE, SOLIHULL. National Trust reception.
Sunday 23rd July. BLETCHLEY PARK, MILTON KEYNES. Pimms in the Park: The Fabulous Fifties. 12.00-4.00pm. Public event.
Saturday 29th July. UPTON HOUSE BANBURY. Jazz Night 7.00-9.00pm. Public event.
Thursday 10th August. LACOCK ABBEY, LACOCK, WILTSHIRE. Private reception.
Friday 11th August. LACOCK ABBEY, LACOCK, WILTSHIRE. Village event. 6.00-8.00pm
Sunday 20th August. BRINTON PARK, KIDDERMINSTER. Sunday afternoon: Music in the Park. 2.00-4.00pm. Public event.

The Swinging Bass Trio is to play at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull

The swinging Bass Band at Packwood House
The Swinging Bass Trio is to play at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull, in late July for a social evening and to thank their volunteers for their time and contributions. The trio, saxophone, keyboard & double bass, will play background music which will be tuneful, allow the guests to chat and add to the evening.

De Montfort University, Leicester, is hosting a reception -The Swinging Bass Band is to play for it.

The swinging Bass Band at De Montfort University
The Swinging Bass Quartet is to play background music at an event hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester. We always play – so as not to disturb the conversation – some of the great melodic numbers written by Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington – and many more!
The band has now played at about 400 social occasions, corporate gatherings, themed events & high-end weddings.
You can see the band live last summer at a recreated War Wedding Weekend at:

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/

The Swinging Bass 5-piece Band is to play for 2 nights at the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey and Village

The Swinging Bass 5-piece Band is to play at the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey and Village for two evenings in August. The 5-piece band will be there playing a great mix of swing music, jazz and Sinatra.
Lacock Abbey (2)
The Swinging Bass band to play at the National Trusts Lacock Abbey

When The Swinging Bass Band played at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester

The Swinging Bass band has recently played at an informal evening at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester.
The band played a great mix of Sinatra, Rat Pack, Swinging Jazz and Michael BublĂ©. People in the audience were saying that it was the best band they had ever heard! We had some of the audience dancing too – at a jazz club!
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester
The Swinging Bass Band at the Regent Jazz Club, Leicester

Public Performance! The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

The Swinging Bass Band will be playing at a public event on 24th January 2017 at Regent Jazz.
Most of the events that the band plays at are private ones – corporate events, weddings, private parties etc, so this is a rare opportunity to see the band.
Will be great to see you!
At Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA.
Email for more details: info@TheSwingingBass.co.uk
The swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester

Photo Memory 11: 1940′s Themed Event at University College Birmingham

The Swinging Bass Band played at a 1940′s themed event at University College Birmingham. The students from the Culinary Arts Management Course put on a 1940′s themed evening. The band added to the occasion by playing all the classics from that time, and many more!
The Swinging Bass Band, University College, Birmingham

Photo memory 10: Playing background Music at Hoar Cross Hall, Burton on Trent.

The Swinging Bass Trio playing background music for wedding drinks and meal. Perfect weather and a perfect venue!
The Swinging Bass Trio at Hoar Cross Hall, Staffordshire, wedding
The swinging Bass Trio, Hoar Cross hall, Staffordshire, wedding

Photo Memory 8: Corporate Event at Stapleford Hall.

The Swinging Bass Trio played background music during the summer drinks and meal for the Cambridge and Counties Bank, Leicester.
The Swinging Bass Band at Stapleford hall and Park
The Swinging Bass Trio at Stapleford hall, Leicestershire

Photo Memory 7: Hollywood Themed Night at De Montfort University. Leicester.

The Swinging Bass Trio was invited to play at the Hollywood themed night for De Montfort University Students Union.
The Swinging Bass Trio played many of the great titles from the Hollywood area.
The Swinging Bass Trio at the King Power Stadium, Leicester.
The swinging Bass Trio ant the King Power Stadium, Leicester

Photo Memory 6: Fantastic costumes – a 1920′s Themed Birthday Party

Last September The Swinging Bass Band played at an amazing 1920′s themed Birthday Party and all the guests entered came dressed for the night!
The Swinging Bass Band 1920s Themed Party

Photo Memory 4 Another photo from the Birthday Party at the Case Restaurant Leicester.

Roy Forbes singing with The Swinging Bass Band at the Case Restaurant, Leicester. The occasion was a birthday party.
The Swinging Bass Band Birthday Party Case Restaurant Leicester

Photo Memory 3 A Birthday Party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester

Another photo from the Birthday party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester that the band played at.
The Swinging Bass Band Birthday Party Case Restaurant Leicester