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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

The Swinging Bass Band is at the National Trust’s Upton House & Gardens this weekend May 20th & 21st!

Band The Swinging Bass Band at Upton House & Gardens
SWINGING JAZZ WITH A 1920′s THEME.
The Swinging Bass Band is joining Upton House & Gardens near Banbury to celebrate the 1920′s this weekend. Catch the band each afternoon between 12.30 and 4.00pm.
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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!

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 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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The Swinging Bass 5-piece Band is to play for 2 nights at the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey and Village

The Swinging Bass 5-piece Band is to play at the National Trust’s Lacock Abbey and Village for two evenings in August. The 5-piece band will be there playing a great mix of swing music, jazz and Sinatra.
Lacock Abbey (2)
The Swinging Bass band to play at the National Trusts Lacock Abbey

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 Bublé. 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 11: 1940′s Themed Event at University College Birmingham

The Swinging Bass Band played at a 1940′s themed event at University College Birmingham. The students from the Culinary Arts Management Course put on a 1940′s themed evening. The band added to the occasion by playing all the classics from that time, and many more!
The Swinging Bass Band, University College, Birmingham