Category Archives: Weddings

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!

Outdoor Summer Concert at Brinton Park, Kidderminster

The Swinging Bass Band has played in Brinton Park, Kidderminster as part of the Summer Bands in the Park Series for Wyre Forest District Council.
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 some great venues – 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

Video of The Swinging Bass Band at Lacock Abbey

The band has recently played at the Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire, for two summer parties – one for the volunteers and one for the village and parish. They were a lovely summer evenings.
Here is the band playing At Last.

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.
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 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