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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).

The Swinging Bass Trio playing at Croft Castle

The Swinging Bass Band at Croft Castle
CROFT CASTLE, near Leominster, looking attractive in the snow. When The Swinging Bass Trio is playing there in June it will be a lovely sunny day!

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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.

Highlight of the Year – Swinging Bass Trio at Croft Castle

The Swinging Bass Trio Croft Castle
The Swinging Bass Trio played at Croft Castle as a part of their 1940′s weekend of music.
It was a superb afternoon. The visitors really enjoyed the selection of period music.
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The Swinging Bass Trio Croft CastleThe SWinging Bass Trio Croft Castle

A Jazz Club Gig at Regent Jazz Leicester

The Swinging Bass Band has recently played a jazz club gig at Regent Jazz Leicester.
The band played a mix of jazz, swing, Sinatra and great standards.
We also have had an amazing summer of great gigs at great venues!
Here are a few photos and a sound track from earlier in the year. Listen out for that long held note at the end!
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The Swinging Bass band at Regent Jazz
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The Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz

Thee Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester

Swinging Bass Band at Regent JazzTUESDAY 22nd OCTOBER 8.00pm
“Swing, Jazz, Sheer Class!” THE SWINGING BASS BAND.
Over 400 events – jazz clubs, weddings, parties, nationally important heritage venues……
At Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA. 8.00pm £5/£6
Street PARKING may be in demand. We can use a private car park. Email, beforehand, to RegentJazz@gmail.com

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).

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

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Bletchley Park near Milton Keynes

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!
We will play Jazz, Swing, Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Rat Pack classics!
What better way to spend a summer Sunday afternoon!

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at Regent Jazz, Leicester.

The Swinging Bass Band, with vocalist Roy Forbes, is playing at Regent Jazz, Leicester, on 19th February. It will be a great night with lots of jazz, swing, Sinatra and Nat King Cole.
At the Regent Sports & Social Club, 102 Regent Road, Leicester, LE1 7DA at 8.00pm. £5/£6.
Swinging Bass Band at Regent Jazz, Leicester

2018 HIGHLIGHT! The Swinging Bass Band playing at the Charles Booth Centre, Thringstone, Leicestershire

The Swinging Bass Band has played a concert of Frank Sinatra, swing music and entertaining jazz at the Charles Booth Centre, (formerly Thringstone Community Centre), Thringstone, Leicestershire. It was a fantastic night! The band and the audience both enjoyed the evening. Then, the audience only let the band leave the stage after an encore!

2018 HIGHLIGHT. The Swinging Bass Trio playing at a ROTARY CLUB DINNER

Swinging Bass Band at Crown Plaza Hotel Solihull
Swinging Bass Trio at Rotay Club Dinner Solihull

The Swinging Bass Trio from the larger Swinging Bass Band, has played at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull, for a Rotary Club Dinner.
The trio played quiet background music and after the dinner we played more up tempo music. The guests really enjoyed the music, were full of praise and invited the trio back!

The Swinging Bass Trio at a Rotary Club Dinner in Solihull

Swinging Bass Band at Crown Plaza Hotel Solihull
Swinging Bass Trio at Rotay Club Dinner Solihull

The Swinging Bass Trio from the larger Swinging Bass Band, has played at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Solihull, for a Rotary Club Dinner.
The trio played quiet background music and after the dinner we played more up tempo music. The guests really enjoyed the music, were full of praise and have invited the trio back!.

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

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

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 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