Category Archives: Wedding Band

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

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.

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.

The Swinging Bass Band has played at Upton House’s 1920′s weekend!

The band has played at Upton House and Gardens’ fantastic 1920′s weekend. We played a mix of 1920′s and 1930′s jazz compositions.
What an amazing National Trust property!
The Swinging Bass band at Upton House 1920s weekend
The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House 1920s weekend
The swinging Bass band Upton House 1920s weekend
The Swinging Bass Band Upton House 1920s weekend

The Swinging Bass Band booked to play for a wedding at Ansty Hall, Warwickshire.

The swinging Bass Band at Ansty Hall Coventry
It’s great that The Swinging Bass Band will be back again at Ansty Hall, Warwickshire, and so close to Coventry, to play for a wedding.
Featuring the some of the best Rat Pack, swing music, jazz and pop covers. On hand will be our vocalist Roy Forbes to work his magic and some of the best musicians from across the Midlands.
Looking forward to a great wedding reception!

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Bletchley Park, Buckinghamshire.

The Swinging Bass Band at Bletchley Park
The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes in July. The site of World War II code breakers! It’s a 1950′s themed event and we will play period Sinatra and Rat Pack classics with all the hits from the 50′s Rock and Roll Era! Hope to see you there!

The Swinging Bass Band has played at a Fantastic Birthday party at Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster.

The Swinging Bass Band has played at a fantastic 80th Birthday Party with about 130 invited guests at Hogarths Stone Manor Hotel, Kidderminster. It was an amazing celebration!
The band played a mix of Sinatra, swing music and some pop covers.

Here are a few photos from the evening:
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 Hotel Kidderminster
The Swinging Bass band at Stone Manor Hoitel kidderminster
The Swinging Bass band at Stone Maor Hotel Kidderminster

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 Trio is to play for a 30th Wedding Anniversary at Naomi’s Cafe Bar, Banbury.

The Swinging Bass Band at Naomis Cafe Bar Banbury
The Swinging Bass Trio, (sax, keyboard & double bass) will be playing for a 30th Wedding Anniversary at Naomi’s Cafe Bar in April.
An excellent intimate venue. The sort of place which we love to play in. Intimate music, adding to the mood, and without disturbing the conversation – that’s our thing!
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http://naomicafebar.com/

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 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