Category Archives: Weddings

Summer Parties at Lacock Abbey

There have been two amazing Summer Parties at Lacock Abbey that The Swinging Bass Band has recently played at. One was for the National Trust Volunteers and the other for the village and parish. We played a mix of jazz & swing, with Sinatra & Nat King Cole hits.
The weather was perfect, the sun was out, not a drop of rain, and great to see so many people there!
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey
The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock AbbeyThe Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

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

The Swinging Bass Trio and the National Trust’s Packwood House

The swinging Bass band at Packwood House
The Swinging Bass Trio played at the National Trust’s Packwood House, near Solihull, recently. The evening was for the volunteers and the trio from Swinging Bass Band played quiet background music.
It was a little wet outside so the trio played Here’s That Rainy day, Singing In The Rain and Stormy Weather. They seemed very appropriate!

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 Quartet at the Mill Arts, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary

The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Band at Mill Arts Banbury
The swinging Bass band at Mill Arts Banbury
The Swinging Bass Quartet has played at the Mill Arts Centre, Banbury, for a 30th Wedding Anniversary. It was a fantastic event, the room was decorated, the guests were well fed and ready to party.
We played background music while the chatted and enjoyed the buffet, then the band stepped up a gear and the guest came onto the floor and we saw some fantastic dancing!

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.
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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 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 4 Another photo from the Birthday Party at the Case Restaurant Leicester.

Roy Forbes singing with The Swinging Bass Band at the Case Restaurant, Leicester. The occasion was a birthday party.
The Swinging Bass Band Birthday Party Case Restaurant Leicester

Photo Memory 3 A Birthday Party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester

Another photo from the Birthday party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester that the band played at.
The Swinging Bass Band Birthday Party Case Restaurant Leicester

Memory 2 from 2016

The Swinging Bass Band playing Happy Birthday at a party at the Case Restaurant, Leicester.
The Swinging Bass band at The Case Restaurant, Leicester

A Memory from 2016.

The Swinging Bass Band playing at the official Leicester and Leicestershire Celebration of the Queeens 90th Birthday.
The Swinging Bass Band Queens 90th Birthday Party

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?

The Swinging Bass Band is to play at the National Trust’s Upton House in May 2017

The Swinging Bass band at Upton House
The Swinging Bass Band has been invited to play at Upton House’s weekend event next 20th & 21st May. We had an amazing weekend there last summer, complete with Lindy Hoppers and a wonderful audience.

Hope to see you there in May 2017!

The Swinging Bass Band has played for a 1920′s Themed Birthday Party

It’s not very often that a band gets asked to play two encores! Last Saturday the band played at a 1920′s themed birthday party and just that happened! The party was in Moseley, Birmingham.
The guests looked fantastic in their 1920′s costumes and danced the night away!
The swinging Bass band 1920s Themed Party
The Swinging Bass Band 1920s Themed Party
The swinging Bass Band, 1920s Themed Party

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!