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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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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.

Summer Parties at Lacock Abbey

There have been two amazing Summer Parties at Lacock Abbey that The Swinging Bass Band has recently played at. One was for the National Trust Volunteers and the other for the village and parish. We played a mix of jazz & swing, with Sinatra & Nat King Cole hits.
The weather was perfect, the sun was out, not a drop of rain, and great to see so many people there!
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock AbbeyThe Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

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!

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

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.