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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 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 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 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

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 9: Wedding at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire.

The Swinging Bass Band has played for drinks and during the meal at a wedding at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire. What an amazing wedding! What an amazing venue! The guests loved the music!!
The Swinging Bass Band at Berkeley Castle
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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

The Swinging Bass Band is Day 11 on the Upton House Advent Callendar!

We have been featured on the Upton House and Gardens Advent Calendar. Looking forward to returning in 2017!!

“On Day 11 of the Upton Advent Calendar we say thank you to all the musicians who have entertained our visitors this year. There will be more music to come in 2017! #AdventCalendar”

Copyright: National Trust/Sharon Rodriguez

Copyright: National Trust/Sharon Rodriguez

The Swinging Bass Band has played at a fantastic Themed Wedding in Buckinghamshire

Here are some photos from the vintage themed event at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire recently.
The Swinging Bass Band North Marston Village Hall Set
And … a few quotes from the comments we received afterwards:-
“Fabulous jazz band … you blew us away … talented musicians … utterly professional”
What more could you want?

New letter heading for The Swinging Bass Band

We have a new marketing email heading. Taken from photos at the National Trust’s Upton House War Weekend in the summer.
The Swinging Bass Band
There is a short video of the band at Upton House too. It’s at:

The Swinging Bass Band has played at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire

The Swinging Bass Band at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire
The swinging Bass Band at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire
The Swinging Bass Band has played at an afternoon wedding reception at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire. The band played a great mix of jazz classics, Sinatra, Glenn Miller and 1940′s songs.
The Bride played the trumpet and asked that we have a trumpeter in the band. Vocalist Roy Forbes was with the band again singing and engaging with the guests as only he can!

The Swinging Bass Band is to play for a Summer Wedding at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire

The Swinging Bass Band at North Matston Village Hall
The Swinging Bass Band is very shortly to play at an afternoon wedding reception at North Marston Village Hall, Buckinghamshire. We will be playing outside on the lawn while the guests have photographs taken, mingle and have drinks. We will be playing our mix of Jazz, Sinatra, and Glenn Miller all in the style of the great swing bands.

It will be a fantastic late summer wedding!
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