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FLY ME TO THE MOON The Swinging Bass Band LIVE!

The Swinging Bass Band recorded LIVE!
With photos from recently played at venues.
One of many songs from our Sinatra, Jazz, Rat Pack and Swing repertoire.

LIVE Recording! I Love You For Sentimental Reasons. The Swinging Bass Band

I Love You For Sentimental Reasons played by The Swinging Bass Band and recorded live in a Leicester Jazz Club.
Slow and relaxing.
This was a request at a wedding anniversary we played at a few months before.
It fits perfectly into our repertoire of Jazz, Swing, Sinatra, Rat Pack music.
Photos taken at venues we played at recently.

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.

Early Evening Party hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire at Lyme Park

The Swinging Bass Trio has played at an early evening party hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire at Lyme Park.
Playing background music while the guests chatted in the early evening sun and then later in the library.
Swinging Bass Band at Lyme park
Swinging Bass Band, Lyme Park
Swinging Bass Band, Lyme Park
Swinging Bass Band ,Lyme Park
Swinging Bass band, Lyme Park

The Swinging Bass Trio at a surprise 60th Birthday Party

Swinging Bass Trio, Arthingworth, Birthday Party
The Trio from The Swinging Bass Band has played in Northamptonshire at a surprise 60th Birthday party lunch. Close family and friends were invited to this wonderful early summer party.
The trio played, as requested, a selection of French songs and a mix of Sinatra-style standards, bossa novas and ballads.
Photography: www.philcourtneyphotography.co.uk

Swinging Bass Trio,Arthingworth, Birthday Party
Swinging Bass Trio, Arthingworth, Birthday Party
Swinging Bass Trio, Arthingworth, Birthday Party

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

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.

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 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

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!”

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 Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull.

The Swinging Bass Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull, in late July for a social evening thanking the volunteers for their time and contributions. The trio, saxophone, keyboard & double bass, played background music which was tuneful, allowing the guests to chat and enjoy the evening.
The Swinging Bass Band, Packwood House, Solihull

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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