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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 BAND at the RIVERSIDE MEADOWS, STOURPORT on SEVERN, DY13 3SA.

Copyright: National Trust/Sharon Rodriguez

Copyright: National Trust/Sharon Rodriguez


“Swing, Jazz, Sheer Class!”. Sunday 1st July 2.30pm.
FREE!
Enjoy a great summer afternoon!
Playing their mix of SWING CLASSICS, FRANK SINATRA & JAZZ.
See the band at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UjyF4YlYEA

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!”

Regent Jazz Charity Evening. Raising funds for Bloodwise – Beating Blood Cancer.

Great that some of The Swinging Bass Band are taking part in the Hollywood & Broadway Jazz Evening at Regent Jazz and helping raise funds for Bloodwise – Beating Blood Cancer.
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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! Outdoor Summer Concert at Brinton Park, Kidderminster

The Swinging Bass Band played in Brinton Park, Kidderminster as part of the Summer Bands in the Park Series of events.
We played lots of Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Jazz and Swing Music. A really enjoyable afternoon!
This was the last in our summer run of 8 performances at Upton House near Banbury, Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes, Lacock Abbey Wiltshire, and Packwood House near Solihull.

The Swinging Bass band at brinton Park Kidderminster
The swinging Bass band at brinton Park Kidderminster
The swinging Bass band at Brinton Park Kidderminster

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!!

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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The Swinging Bass Trio to play at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Soluhull.

The swinging Bass band at Crown Plaza Hotel Solihull
The Swinging Bass Trio (sax, keyboard & double bass) has been booked to play at a Rotary Club evening at the Crown Plaza Hotel, Solihull.

It was great to play at the National Trust’s Packwood House in the summer. A guest at that event has asked the trio to play for the Rotary Club evening.

The trio will play, as we always do, quiet background music allowing guests to meet, chat and enjoy the evening.

Looking forward to the evening!

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!

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

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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.

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.